Indian Institute of Technology Madras is a public engineering institute located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and is one of India's most prestigious universities. It is recognised as an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India. Founded in 1959 with technical and financial assistance from the former government of West Germany, it was the third Indian Institute of Technology that was established by the Government of India through an Act of Parliament, to provide education and research facilities in engineering and technology. IIT Madras is a residential institute that occupies a 2.5 km campus that was formerly part of the adjoining Guindy National Park. The institute has nearly 550 faculty, 8,000 students and 1,250 administrative and supporting staff. Growing ever since it obtained its charter from the Indian Parliament in 1961, much of the campus is a protected forest, carved out of the Guindy National Park.
Saarang is the annual cultural festival of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, accredited with a heritage stretching from the late 70’s and proud of hosting talents like A.R Rahman, Shankar-Ehsaan- Loy, Kamal Hassan, Shashi Tharoor etc. It is the largest student-run festival of its kind in the country, witnessing a footfall of over 75,000 in the last few editions. The five-day festival is scheduled from 10th to 14th January 2018 and is filled with international headliners, various competitive events, workshops, lecture series and more.An ISO accredited fest, it is one of the biggest cultural extravaganzas of the year. and have hosted international headliners like Karnivool, Nucleya, DJs from Mars, Katatonia etc. This year we have already confirmed headliners like Farhan Akhtar, Aaron Chupa and Veil of Maya for our professional shows.
In a nutshell, Saarang is a 5 day long cultural festival of IIT Madras.
- Saarang 2018 will take place in the second week of January
- ISO 9001: 2008 certified organization
- Footfall of over 75,000 over the 5-day long festival
- 5 Professional Show Nights and 60 + Events
- the biggest student-run festival in India