There are two
Youth Festival Programs for which the university sends its team. These are
the state and national levels. Ultimately these give our students an opportunity to understand the different parts of Maharashtra as well as the country. It is an opportunity for the students of Pune University to test their accomplishments at state as well as national levels. This gives them the exposure and is celebration of cultural diversity and difference, a unity in diversity. The Board of Students Welfare take special care and interest that the students of the University /colleges/ institutes participate in these festivals with great zest. The activities are given below: -
'Indradhanushya' is a state level youth festival that has been initiated at the behest of the Chancellor of the university. At this youth festival students interested and those who are talented in cultural activities like music, drama, elocution, dance, fine arts etc. are selected. The University sends a circular to all affiliated colleges/ institutes and then selection trials are held and a university team is selected keeping in mind the total number of participants who could be sent for the same. All funding in respect of the above is made from the university funds.
B. All India Inter University Youth Festival
The above is organized at par with the above activity Indradhanushya. The only difference is that this being a national level competition initially zonal competitions are conducted. Pune University has been grouped in the WestZone group. Winners at this competition are sent for the final inter zonal competition. All students who are winner / runners up or have got special mention are then felicitated by the university at the annual prize day. The university provides funds for the same.