|Type||Student Run, Cultural Event|
|Place||Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India|
|Institute||Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani – Hyderabad|
Pearl is the official National Annual Cultural Festival of BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus. The fest usually involves many enthralling events with music, dance, theatre and literary activities. The festival is wholly student run, right from getting the funding to the organisation. The Students' Union of BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus is closely involved in the administration of the fest.
It has been organized annually since the year 2009 till the present year and has been headlined by major artists such as Dark Tranquillity, Strings, Benny Dayal, Thurisaz, David Deejay, Amplifier (band), Nikhil D'Souza and Nikhil Chinapa.
The festival started out as an intra-college event in 2009 and then went on to become a city level inter-college cultural festival in 2010, which saw several colleges from Hyderabad participating in more than 50 unique events encompassing the cultural diversity of BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus.
2012 saw Pearl act as an outlet for the display of both cultural and technical events. The artists Thurisaz, Benny Dayal, Ela Rose and David Deejay performed on days two, three and four respectively. The footfall was immense and there was media coverage from many national newspapers. The very same year saw the birth of Atmos, the Technical Festival of BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, TEDx BITS Hyderabad and Verba Maximus, the Literature Festival of BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus.
The list of events routinely held at Pearl is given below. Along with the events listed here, there occur a variety of informal events organised by the Department of Informals as well as blood donation camps. The events listed here also do not include pro nights.
- Till Deaf do we Part
- Indiana Tones
- War of the DJs
- Pearl Jam
- Dead Poets Society
- Literary Marathon
- Treasure Hunt
- Goof it up
- Stage Play
- Pixelated - A photography exhibition
- Photog Race
- Touchup - A photo editing competition
- Photography workshop
- Art Effect
- Avant Garde
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- "Pearl 2013: Unseen Underground". Unseen Underground. Retrieved 2013-04-21.
- "Pearl-2013 Tickets, Event Tickets, Other Tickets". Book My Show. Retrieved 2013-04-21.
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