Advaitaa, the dance society of Keshav Mahavidyalaya, was founded in 2012-2013. The purpose of the society is to provide a platform to the students to showcase their dance talent.
Anhad, the Music Society of Keshav Mahavidyalaya started as a group of 15 talented artists, who had one thing in common - their passion for music. Anhad diversified as a band in 2014, within 3 months of which they won their first title at Antardhwani 2014, the Cultural Festival of University of Delhi. Anhad branched out as a choir performing Hindustani classical and semi classical in 2017. They extended soon after as a Western A-Capella group in 2018, on top of a Fusion Band. Anhad is proud of its winners in 26 competitions in all the aforementioned categories since inception. Besides this, Anhad has participated in solo competitions as well as jovial jamming sessions. Anhad continues to have brilliant and dedicated musicians from all genres, as witnessed on various occasions and platforms, where they continue to put on a show in seemingly any category, on and off stage.
ILLUMINATI, the Photography Society, was formed on 19th August 2014 with a handful of photography enthusiasts, who wished to showcase their photography skills, how a photograph could be self-describing, magical and inspiring. To read a photograph you don't need words but perspective, and that’s what they began with.
Illuminati has come a long way since then, with firmer roots and stronger bonds among its members. With time, the members of the society, have also provided width to the genres that they cover. Now they have cinematographers, editors, content writers all in one team. They have developed managerial skills and have collaborated with other colleges to host multi-faceted events. Illuminati could be your place if you are looking forward to convert your passion into profession, because together they learn the technical aspects and the non-technical ones as well. They help each other out to build each other. Consequently, they have won a variety of competitions under all possible fields in colleges throughout India and have quite a recognition in the DU circuit over the years. The team hopes, that their juniors, carrying forward the well-established legacy, shall give their best to make Illuminati even better as a society and as a family.
Maniera, the fine arts society created by just two individuals– Chahat Bansal and Swati – is today a large family that provides a platform for all art connoisseurs to showcase and nurture the budding artist in them. The society holds workshops and art visits that not only help its members improve their skills, but also allow them to win a variety of competitions and bring laurels to the college. The vivid rangolis and aesthetic decor by the members of the society add life to every event. ATRANG, the annual exhibition organized by the society is the most awaited event of the year as the members get opportunity to showcase their creations in the college. The Society also organizes a number of contests, ranging from sketching and painting to doodling and best out of waste. Our work speaks of the rhythmic beauty inside the ruins of ancient civilizations on one end to the bustle of the modern world on the other.
NAKSH, the fashion society of Keshav Mahavidyalaya was founded in the year 2014. It is a student body which provides a platform to all the fashion enthusiasts to showcase their creativity and charm. The society encourages its members to explore themselves. It is instrumental in all round development of an individual by providing exposure, eliminating stage fear and instilling confidence. The society believes in creating awareness regarding various issues with the help of their events, creations, themes and outfits.
Every year the society participates in various cultural and social events held across the country and holds good positions. It is one of the renowned societies known for its uniqueness.
Nrityaang, the Indian Dance Society has been working towards bringing Indian classical and folk dances to the forefront. The society provides a platform to its members to creatively express themselves through dance and at the same time offers a space to discover their love for Indian traditions. In the essence of keeping our culture alive, Nrityaang has explored folk dance after pursuing classical dances since the formation of society in 2014. The society has choreographed and performed not only on various classical and semi-classical dances but also a variety of folk dances of various states, such as Lavani of Maharashtra, Kalbelia of Rajasthan. Lately, Nrityaang's annual production of 2019-20, Badhai - a popular folk dance of Madhya Pradesh, was performed at various inter-college dance competitions and won laurels at every platform.
The society and its members are no less than a family who dance, perform, support, enjoy and laugh together. Every session is a long memorable journey of meetings, discussions and practices, mistakes and rectifications, enjoying the festivities, getting ready with costumes, laurels and winning. This year, Nrityaang’s performances at AIIMS, various DU colleges and at our college's 25th anniversary mesmerized the audience.
Our talented member Sejal Mehra bagged 1st position in solo classical dance competition in Razzmataazz at Rukmani Devi College, 2nd position in semi-classical online dance competition at MAIMS, and received a fellowship of street performance and theatre by Govt. of NCT, Delhi for the session 2020-2021. NRITYAANG was ranked 3rd best dance society and 17th best cultural society at Le Meandro University People's Choice Awards.Office Bearers
President: Ms. Anshu Dhiman (B. Sc. (H) Computer Science III Year) (2020-2021)
Vice President: Ms. Surbhi Singh (B. Sc. (H) Computer Science III Year) (2020-2021)
Formed in the year 2013, the society serves home to theatre enthusiasts and people who wish to be the change they want to see. It strives to flourish the creativity, and thought process of individuals and helps in providing a platform for self-expression. It believes that hard work and discipline are the foundation of true success, by pursuing which it takes up different ideas, emotions, and social issues to a wide range of audiences every year through various forms of theatre, namely, Street Play (Nukkad Natak), Stage Play and Mime.
The heart of Delhi University Theatre Circuit, Nukkad Natak, is an art known for its aim to bring change, awareness, and revolution in the society. With 'Bandi' (2011-12) and 'Haq hai' (2013-14) as the initial street productions, humble beginnings were given to the society, followed by 'Kar-maa' (2014-15), which was widely appreciated among its audience for its heart touching appeal. Over the years the society has created many such heart touching and perception changing plays, the recent ones being 'Take 2' (2018-19) on the sensitive issue of suicide and 'To be Aired' (2019-20) on the topic of air pollution.
In the year 2017, the society stepped in the world of stage plays with its first production: 'The Last Redemption' (2017-18), and then immortalised itself into the hearts of audience and judges with 'Nonsense' (2018-19) and 'Aur Batao, Kya Haal Hai?' (2019-20) by winning several competitions.
In addition to street and stage play, the society stands as one of the few colleges’ societies in Delhi University that still retains the old world art of mime theatre. Adding to that, the annual mime productions of the society- 'The Forgotten Essence' (2017-18) and 'The Comeback' (2018-19) won the FIRST POSITION at Mood Indigo, The Annual cultural fest of IIT Bombay (Asia's largest college cultural festival) for two consecutive years. The society has received many accolades for participating and winning multiple competitions across various colleges of University of Delhi, AIIMS, IIT Kanpur, IIT Delhi, NSD, IIT Bombay and many more. It created history by securing the FIRST positions at Mood Indigo (IIT Bombay) twice in both street play Kar-maa (2014-15) & Khilwad (2016-17)) and mime category. Apart from the Annual productions, no opportunity is left untouched by Shades to educate the audience. This includes working in collaboration with the National School of Drama to raise awareness on Cleanliness; collaborating with Delhi Police to spread awareness on Drug Abuse; performing at Auto Expo 2020, one of the best platforms to educate people regarding road safety. True to the spirit of theatre, Shades deeply believes in every issue it decides to bring to the periphery, every story it reveals on the stage and is intent on living every moment of every performance.
SPICMACAY stands for “Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst
Youth”. It is a voluntary organization spread across the nation. It was founded with an aim to
disseminate the beauty, grace and wisdom embodied in the traditional and classical Indian art
forms among the youth of the nation with a hope that the ancient art shall become an integral
part of their lives, dreams and aspirations.
Keshav Mahavidyalaya, has had a close association with SPICMACAY. Every year, the college invites distinguished artists from all over the country under the aegis of SPIC MACAY. This year too, under the Virasat series of SPICMACAY, the college organized an Odissi dance recital by renowned artiste Padma Shri Ms. Madhavi Mudgal on 23rd January 2020. Ms. Mudgal, one of the leading classical dancers of India, and her disciples Ms. Shobha Bisht and Ms. Shalakha Ray, mesmerized the audience with their graceful mudras and expressions. Ms. Mudgal’s elucidation of various nuances of the dance form was also appreciated by all. She was also accompanied by other worthy artists, namely, Mani Kuntala Bhowmik, Mr. Yar Mohammad and Mr. Jitendra Kumar Swain.
Established in 2012, Vagmita is an ensemble of poets, writers and readers. Since its inception, the multilingual literary society of Keshav Mahavidyalaya has bench-marked its existence in the Delhi and national poetry circuit with an incessant number of achievements.
Each year, the members participate in various slam poetry and creative writing competitions, kavi sammelans, and open mics and have won laurels at various prestigious institutes like IIT-D, IIT-B, IIT-K, SRCC, DTU, AIIMS to name a few. Our poets, being the crème de la crème of the poetry space in Delhi, have been featured by several artist collectives.
Vagmita also hosts Jashn-E-Adeeb, its flagship event every year. Throughout this journey, the students experience, learn and achieve milestones using their shared love for poetry as a means to make sense of themselves, each other and the world.
We are the wizards of words, cracks in the lenses of conventionalism, curators of curiosity.
Our work is to define the definitions themselves. Vagmita Debsoc was founded with one
motive: making its members its namesake: Vagmita, meaning ‘eloquence’. The word
eloquence has its origin in the ‘eloqui’, meaning ‘speak out, which is essentially what we do;
speaking out what needs to be said, and more importantly, what needs to be heard.
Vagmita Debsoc has ventured into parliamentary debating, extempores, group discussions, and many other custom forms of debating apart from the conventional ones, in Hindi and in English as well. Even though still in relatively nascent stages, Vagmita Debsoc has established a niche for itself in the debating sphere, owing to the relentless debaters it has had over the years. The society has won major accolades across the debating circuit, including the coveted ‘Best Society’ award from the Education Tree.
Over the years, Vagmita Debsoc has become a space for people to disagree without falling out, emphasizing on that fact that the aim of debating is not to agree, but to accept and understand, even when one disagrees with it. The society vies to continue doing that, along with further establishing itself in the debating circuit.