About BOCA


About Board of Cultural Activities

Recreation is an activity of leisure, leisure being discretionary time. The "need to do something for recreation" is an essential element of human biology and psychology. Recreational activities are often done for enjoyment, amusement, or pleasure and are considered to be "fun". And thus is the need for cultural activities.

Each IIT has its own culture and BOCA celebrates the spirit and enthusiasm of the students in a very unique way of its own. As the name itself tells the purpose for creating this board is that it controls and supports all kind of cultural activities happening in the campus.Under this comes two things, 'SPIC MACAY' and 'Cultural Secretary'.

SPIC MACAY stands for 'Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Among Youth'. From last two years, students at IIT Ropar are organising cultural activities in collaboration with SPIC MACAY, and will be further continuing this to promote the rich cultural heritage of india and especially make them aware of the excitement and thrill of indian classical music.

Cultural Secretary is the person who governs different cultural clubs in activity at IIT Ropar and is also responsible for conducting the annual cultural fest "Zeitgeist". Elections take place the same way as that of General Secretary.

Annual Cultural Fest Zeitgeist

The clubs are active all year and are a way for students to show their skills but the main cultural event of the institute is its cultural festival "ZEITGEIST" Every year, students of IIT Ropar organise Zeitgeist, a three day four night event, with lots of different kinds of cultural events and amazing star nights and DJ nights. It is a must-see and one of the biggest cultural extravaganzas in north India. It is one of the biggest stages that IIT Ropar provides you to come up and show your real talent. Come on the stage, compete with guys and girls of different colleges and show them what you are capable of. Come, sing dance and have fun with your friends. Watch bollywood stars and amazing bands perform live, and many more great things.

Cultural Clubs At IIT Ropar

And with it's continued efforts to promote cultural activities among its students and to provide an alternate pathway to their zeal and enthusiasm IIT Ropar plays host to a number of different cultural clubs.

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