Nestled within the prestigious campus of Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, in the northeastern region of Rajasthan, you’ll find a sparkling gem of talent, culture, and creativity known as Oasis. This annual celebration is a vibrant fusion of music, dance, literature, and art, drawing students from top colleges across India who converge to revel in their shared passions.
For BITSians, Oasis is not just another event on the calendar; it’s a radiant beacon that attracts talent and enthusiasm from all corners of the nation. With each passing year, its stature grows, captivating participants of all ages who seek to immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of culture and creativity that Oasis unfurls.
Throughout its storied history, Oasis has welcomed distinguished personalities like S.S. Rajamouli, Madhur Bhandarkar, and Prajakta Koli, as well as uproariously hilarious stand-up comedians such as Abhishek Upmanyu, Ashish Shakya, Kenny Sebastian, and Karunesh Talwar. Adding to the experience are melodious musical talents like Sunidhi Chauhan, Amit Trivedi, and Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. Gracing this year’s edition are the dynamic duo of Vishal-Sheykhar, rap maverick KR$NA, the EDM pioneer of India Nucleya, and many more.
What truly sets Oasis apart from other college festivals is the exceptional diversity and quality of its events and competitions, alongside the active involvement of the BITSian student community. In 2023, Oasis marks its 51st edition with the theme of “Grimoire Galore,” promising to be an extraordinary showcase of creativity and innovation. Mark your calendars as Oasis 2023 will commence on the 27th of October with a spectacular inauguration and conclude on the 31st with the grand Stand-Up Comedy Night.
(Pictures provided by Filmmaking Club, BITS Pilani)