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Top Row Left to Right: Parth Chowdhery, Vyankatesh Shejwalkar,Rashi Gupta, Jayant Jain, Dikshant Kedare

Bottom Row Left to Right: Mahak Agrawal, Avipsa Mishra, Ashi Jain, Sakshi Mundada, Akanksha Ranjan

IIM Shillong’s Cultural Committee was instituted in the academic year 2008-09 with individuals driven by passion and commitment to ensure the institute gets its doze of fun and frolic periodically by celebrating all the festivals. It also tries to bring out immense talent on campus and develop interest in extra-curricular activities. The committee not only celebrates festivals such as Diwali, Holi, Christmas, etc., but also organizes Freshers, Farewell, and Waltzz (dance workshop) to keep the spirits of the participants high.


The Cultural Committee of IIM Shillong is responsible for the onset of traditions and reconnections. All year round, the committee is responsible for organizing various events. Some of the most prominent events organized by the committee are:

  • Aloha – Aloha/ Freshers celebrate the incoming of the new batch in the most exhilarating way. A show set up by the seniors for the new batch is a wholehearted welcome of the juniors to the IIM Shillong family.
  • Section Wars: The year is set into motion with ‘Section Wars’ to start the journey of the new batch. It is an event that includes a plethora of competitions, ranging from debate, dance, nukkad natak, and music to sports. This event ensures inclusivity and brings the students together to represent their section. It ends with a ‘Gala night’ wherein the winning section of the batch is announced.
  • Dahi Handi – IIM Shillong celebrates the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna with full enthusiasm and joy. This fun event sees an entertaining clash between student groups to break the Dahi Handi.
  • Ganesh Chaturthi – The celebration of Lord Ganesha’s arrival at the IIM Shillong campus is enthusiastic for three days.
  • Navratri – The Nine avatars of Goddess Durga is celebrated throughout the nine days of Navratri. The week starts with a Dandiya workshop for all the interested students and ends with an energetic Dandiya Night.
  • Utsav – The Diwali week, better known at IIM Shillong as Utsav is precisely what the name represents: an amalgamation of games, competitions, and grandeur. It includes quizzes revolving around the festival, rangoli competitions, and more. It is organized annually with enormous zeal and is celebrated with even more enthusiasm by the entire IIM Shillong family.
  • Nirvana – This is the Flagship Annual Cultural Festival of IIM Shillong. It is a 2-day grand festival that sees participation from the various B-Schools in different domains of music, dance, theatrics, etc. IIM Shillong had the fantastic opportunity to host the renowned songwriter and singer ASH KING (from I Love You, Te Amo, Thumkeshwari, and many more) in the latest edition of Nirvana. We also hosted stand-up comedian – Devesh Dixit, the popular Singer of Meghalaya – Bahun Marwein, and DJ BODMAS at Nirvana 2024.
  • Aaghaz – With your Secret Santa bringing you gifts to the wonderful welcome of the following year, the event, Aaghaz, is celebrated at IIM Shillong in one of the most innovative ways.
  • Waltzz Workshop – This is a week-long dance workshop organized by the cultural committee to give the students a much-needed break from the MBA rigor. Every year, experts in various dance forms are called to teach the students a dance routine, which is then performed by the students on the workshop’s final day.
  • Farewell – The amazing time spent by the senior batch at IIM Shillong is celebrated through a week-long Farewell given by the juniors. With various events planned throughout the week, it is a perfect way to take up the legacy and bid a wonderful goodbye.
  • Days of National Importance – IIM Shillong proudly organizes national celebrations such as Independence Day and Republic Day. Students express their patriotism via artistic expressions such as dancing, singing, and reciting poetry.

But this does not mark the end of nights full of joy as the committee also organizes various activities and festivities such as ‘Teachers’ Day, Durga Pooja, Makar Sankranti, Lohri, Holi, and many bonding bonfire nights.


Cultural Committee indeed brings (S)miles of Happiness to the hectic life of our students at IIM Shillong.

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Official Email ID: cultcomm@iimshillong.ac.in

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