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Aagneya
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Frequency Annually
Location(s) Trivandrum, India
Inaugurated 2008
Most recent 2014 [1]
Genre Cultural
Organised by Government Engineering College, Trivandrum
Website

www.aagneya.in

Aagneya is the annual techno-cultural festival conducted by the students of Government Engineering College, Trivandrum. Aagneya is one of the best fests from all over India.

History

Aagneya began in 2008, when the batch began a festival that would allow students of talents from all over the country to meet and partake in competition. Aagneya consists of cultural activities involving dance, music, art, literary and quizzing activities, as well as performances from professional artists. Now Aagneya is one of the most famous and happening college fests in South India.[2] Aagneya is now a well established techo-cultural extravaganza attracting participation from all over the country.

Over the years the participation saw exponential increase with more importance being given to the technical realm of Aagneya. The technical side involves a confluence of the technical fest conducted by the department fests of different departments. They include Cos Phi by the Electrical and Electronics Engineering department, Full Throttle by the Mechanical Engineering department, Hertz by the Electronics and Communication Engineering department, Inceptra by the Information Technology department and Prayaana by the Civil Engineering department.

The technical events are conducted in the college, while the cultural events are conducted in Kanakakkunnu Palace grounds. In 2014 the fest was conducted over 4 days, 2 days each for technical and cultural events.

On the first evening of the cultural events, the students of the college take stage to perform various programs. This is called family night where the students of the college perform for the crowd. The next evenings see professional performers rock the stage. This is called pro-show. Various performers like Vineeth Sreenivasan, Job Kurian, Stephen Devassy, Shakthisree Gopalan etc.

Aagneya 2013

The sixth edition of Aagneya was one of the best Aagneya ever. Aagneya 2013 was jam packed with crowd puller events. There were two proshows in store for the crowd. Ace singer/director/actor Vineeth Sreenivasan rocked the stage on March 16, while reputed singers Krish, Ranina Reddy and Suchith Suresan stole the show on March 17. The icing on Aagneya’s cake was the stunt show by internationally-acclaimed stunt riding team, Ghost Ryderz, held on March 17.

Along with different cultural events conducted, like quizzes, personality competition, rock show, fashion show etc, the Electrical and Electronics department and the Mechanical department conducted their department techfest namely Fuse Out (now Cos Phi) and Full Throttle. While Full Throttle had a full fledged auto show and Go-karting Fuse out featured technical presentations and exhibitions.

Different awareness programs were conducted prior to the fest. The fest combined with Kerala State Aids Control Society to raise awareness relating to HIV/AIDS. The fest also conducted various flash mobs[3] and street plays as part of the Women Empowerment Program conducted on Women's Day. The students conducted a bike rally from the college to Shankumugham Beach.


Aangeya 2014

Aagneya 2014 was conducted over a span of four days, two days each for technical and cultural events. Aagneya 2014 witnessed amassing participation for both technical and cultural programs. The technical events were conducted in the college campus, while the cultural events were conducted in Kanakakkunnu Palace grounds. For the first time, all the department fest were conducted along with Aagneya which ensured that the program was a huge hit.

The proshows included one from the team of Job Kurian, Shakthisree Gopalan, Nivas and Bennet and the Band. One the fourth evening the MTS group conducted a DJ night by DJ Parax.

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Various programs were conducted for as promotion. A blood donation camp was held in the college campus in association with RCC, Trivandrum. A mini marathon was conducted from Central Bus Station Thiruvananthapuram to the college. A beach soccer competition was conducted at Shankumugham beach.

Inceptra

Inceptra is the department fest of the Information Technology department of Government Engineering College, Trivandrum. Started in 2011 as an intra college event under the name Vyuh, it was later renamed as Incepra in 2012. The program was conducted under Computer Society of India Student branch for two years. In 2014, Inceptra associated with Aagneya 2014 and drew good participation.


Full Throttle

Full Throttle is the department fest of the Mechanical Engineering department. Full Throttle started along with the first Aagneya in 2008. The fest featured an auto show and various other events. The second edition of Full Throttle was conducted in 2010 along with the third Aagneya. It was in this edition. Go-karting, one of Full Throttle's main attractions was introduced. The third edition of Full Throttle presented amateur bike stunt.

Full Throttle is a well promoted well awaited event. The Road Safety Club was inaugurated by Rishiraj Singh IPS. Full Throttle launched the Inspire program to conduct classes for the school children. Full Throttle also organizes various workshops.[4]
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Hertz

Hertz is an annual technical fest conducted by the Electronics and Communication department of Government Engineering College, Trivandrum. It began as an intra college fest under the name Renaissance in the year 2012. Later in 2013 it was renamed as Hertz and was conducted on an inter college basis attracting participation from all over the state. Hertz 2014 was conducted over two days and witnessed whooping participation. Hertz involves events which covers all major realms of engineering.
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Hertz is conducted in odd-semester and not along with Aagneya with independent publicity and promotion works. Hertz organizes various workshops, general competitions and awareness programs like Hertz Soccer, Save Gaza etc.


Prayaana

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Prayaana is the department fest conducted by the Civil Engineering department of Government Engineering College, Trivandrum. Prayaana started in 2014 and all its events caught the eye. The main attractions was the 'Study of Scarlet' which aimed for a solution of the flooding of Thampanoor. Prayaana organizes different workshops and talks.


Cos Phi

The Electrical and Electronics department of Government Engineering College, Trivandrum started their department fest in 2012 under the name Fuse Out. In 2014 it was renamed as Cos Phi. Cos Phi conducts various workshops and awareness programs like Lakshya, Vidhyuth etc. The main attractions are Robo-wars and exhibitions. Events like code debugging and contraption are also conducted by Cos Phi

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