|Type||Student Run, Non Profit Organization|
|Institute||College of Engineering, Guindy|
|Major events||Techofes Awards,Pro-shows, Choreo-Nite, Live-in Concert, Mr & Ms Techofes|
|Slogan||Celebrating culture since 1948|
Techofes is the annual inter college social and cultural festival of College of Engineering, Guindy. It is usually held in mid February. Techofes is held for four nights and three days and draws students from nearly 100 colleges all over the country. It was founded in 1948 and is south India's biggest cultural festival. The 66th edition of Techofes was held in 2013 from Feb 20 - 23.
Techofes is organized by the Students Association and Arts Society (SAAS), an elected, student-run, non-profit organization.
Techofes is held for four nights and three days. The main attractions are Pro-nite and Choreo-nite. Pro-nite is the wing of Techofes that organizes professional shows and concerts. Pronite has hosted music artists such as Vasundara Das in 2007 and Karthik in 2010. Choreo-nite is a dance competition. Finalists of the competition perform for an audience of 15,000 in the open air theatre of Anna University and are judged by renowned choreographers.
The Events include :
- Quizzes such as General, Lone Wolf, SpEnt, Movie, Anime quiz etc.,
- Literary events that include Debates, Creative Writing, discussions, word games and Poem writing contests in English and Tamil
- Dramatic events that include Mono Acting, Dumb C and Adzap
- Dance events, such as solo and group dancing
- Music events such as Solo singing, Classical vocals, Light Music, Anthakshari and Battle of Bands
- Art events such as Flower Arrangement, Veg Carving, Junk Arts and Collage
- Public speaking events such as Just a Minute (JAM), Ship Wreck, Spelling Bee
- Creative events such as Face Painting, Fireless Cooking, Mehendi and Pencil sketching
- Film/movie making and Photography contests, judged by acclaimed directors
- PC and Wii gaming events
- Treasure Hunts and Material Hunts
- Multiple category quizzes
- Techofes exclusive events such as Lollu Express, Pickup Drop Escape and Hunts in CEG
- Workshops in the arts and other areas
- Online events
- Professional shows, entertaining guest lectures and Celebrity concerts
- Best of the Festival events (Variety Show, Choreo-Nite and Mr & Ms Techofes)
- Other informal events.
For the first time in college culturals, CEG came up with the idea of awarding the best actor, actress, film, director, music director, camera man and the best of technicians in their respective categories. And the most exciting news for the students was that the winners would be chosen based on their vote. Notable celebrities from Kollywood graced the occasion.
- Techofes '06 took place starting 10 February 2006.
- Techofes '07 took place starting 14 February 2007. The special visitor was actor Vikram and the showpiece event was a concert by Vasundra Das.
- Techofes '10 took place starting 14 February 2010. It included a special screening of Aayirathil Oruvan at the presence of its director Selvaraghavan. Pro-nite saw a performance by Karthik.
- Techofes '11 took place starting 16 February 2011. It saw film making workshops with Gautham Menon and Sameera Reddy.
- Techofes '12 took place starting 15 February 2012. It included performances of Dhanush, Anirudh and Ajeesh of the then upcoming movie 3 on opening night, a sumo wrestling performance and a live-in concert for composer Yuvan Shankar Raja.
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