Students from over 25 colleges participated in 12 cultural events and 5 technical events over two days
Mahindra Ecole Centrale College of Engineering, Hyderabad, presented the fifth edition of AETHER, a technological cum cultural inter-college festival on the 9th and 10th of November 2019. More than 200 students from over 25 colleges participated in the fest. A total of 12 cultural events and 5 technical events took place in the power and adrenalin-packed two days.
“MEC’s Aether is already recognized as an event that gets the finest intellectual and cultural activities going for students from colleges across India. As usual, this Aether 2019 included a swirl of eclectic technical and cultural events and we were happy to host a large number of students on our campus”, says Dr. Yajulu Medury, Director, Mahindra Ecole Centrale.
The creative events included Mastershot, a film making contest that focused on the participants’ creative and critical thinking skills to create a short film from scratch. Battle of Bands, focused on the quality of music, versatility and crowd interaction. Groove, showcased the dancing talents of the teams.
Bridgeit, the bridge design competition was a big draw as was the hackathon MECHacks on the theme of Augmented Reality. Point Blanc, Aether’s intercollege eSports and gaming convention witnessed an amazing turnout from the like-minded. Cicada, the lateral thinking puzzle game and Reverse Coding, a contest to crack codes underneath the programme, also elicited great response.
Cultural Events included Aether Quiz, Brain Wars(Puzzle solving game), Character Collision(Story writing contest), Devil’s Advocate(defending an unpopular theme/idea), Filmy Fungama (Movie Trivia game), Beat the Clock(Completing tasks within a stipulated time), Guesstimate(fun guessing game), Newkonomy(A market simulation game), Unclue(a murder mystery treasure hunt), What’s Poppin (a clue based game focusing on seeing, hearing and acting) and Slam Poetry(Quick poetry contest). All these events were keenly contested and the event winners also took away handsome prize purses as well as goodies.
About Mahindra Ecole Centrale:
Mahindra Ecole Centrale (MEC) College of engineering is an international technology school, that marks the foray of the USD 20.7 billion Mahindra Group into the higher education sector. Mahindra Educational Institutions, the wholly owned subsidiary of Mahindra Group’s IT venture, Tech Mahindra, collaborated with Ecole Centrale Paris in 2014 to establish MEC collocated with the Tech Mahindra Technology Park in Hyderabad. Ecole Centrale Paris (recently renamed as CentraleSupélec) is one of the oldest and most prestigious engineering institutions in France with a heritage that goes back to nearly 200 years.