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Varchasva is the annual Cultural and Sports Festival of the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow. It is a three-day festival held in the late September-early October period each year. Varchasva witnesses participation from over 40000 students[1] from 150 colleges across India.[2]


Varchasva, from Devnagari वर्चस्व, stands for Dominance, or Absolute Power.[3]


Varchasva features different events from the fields of sports, literature and the performing arts. Events are categorized under the following headings:

  • Sports
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Literary
  • Miscellaneous

The major events of Varchasva include Jashn – The Fashion Parade, Antarnaad – The Stage Play, Halla Bol - The Street Play, Cricket and Football.

Varchasva 2012[edit]

Held from 5–7 October, Varchasva 2012 began Day 1 with Football and other Sports events. Day 2 primarily featured cultural events, and a mix of both on Day 3. Each day concluded with a Special Night, featuring popular music acts and performances.

New Events[edit]

  • MTV Dance to Act
  • RJ Hunt
  • Gods of Gaming

Workshops & Special Acts[edit]

Varchasva 2013[edit]

Varchasva 2013 shall be held from 4–6 October.


  1. ^ "IIM Lucknow's Varchasva 2011 Concludes". India PR Wire. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Battle for 'Varchasva' begins at IIM Lucknow". Times of India. 6 October 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Meaning of Varchasva in English". Hinkhoj. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
  4. ^ "A Frisbee Workshop for IIM-L Students". Times of India. 8 October 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Fun Stuff That Happened at Varchasva". MTV India. 16 January 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2013.

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