Amritakalotsavam 2017 was celebrated at the School of Biotechnology on April 3 - 4, 2017, showcasing the artistic talents of the students. The festivities were inaugurated by Dr. Bipin Nair, Dean, followed by a lamp lighting and concluded with Ranga pooja to set the joyous spirit for the occasion. Dr. Bipin's speech focused on the importance of participation, stating, "We do it all!", a comment reflecting on the students. He also mentioned that whenever delegates from other countries witness the cultural performances by the Amrita students, they think that the participating students must belong to a School of Arts. Again this year, the students of the School of Biotechnology did not fail to mesmerize the audience with their amazing performances.
Amritakalostavam included a number of cultural events: Bharathanatyam, Kuchipudi, Mohiniyattam, Thiruvathirakkali, Folk dance, Karaoke duet, Tableau, Synchro, Non-Classical group (female), Nostalgia, Semi-classical (solo), Fancy dress, Semi-classical (group), Mimicry, Mime, Non-Classical dance (solo), Non-Classical group (Male), Indian Classical Music, Light Music, Patriotic song, Ashtapathi, Western (solo), Monoact, Folk song, Karoke solo, Group song, Recitation Malayalam, Recitation English, Recitation Hindi, Recitation Sanskrit, Elocution English, Elocution Malayalam and Elocution Hindi. It was surprising to see that some individual students could perform in many different events, from classical dance to English recitation, from light music to folk song.
Needless to say the halls of the school were resounding with cheer, soulful tunes and heart stomping rhythms. Each event had 3 judges, including an external member. Participants were given certificates, while winners of the competitions were awarded trophies.