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Flare,[1] is the annual socio-cultural festival of the Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University.[2] It is a 4 days festival, a time when PDPU comes alive with life, music and dance and most importantly with a hundred memories that are created here. The university exhibits picturesque execution and the fest, very much, holds events with a marvelous blend of fun and frolic, devotion, dedication and lots of happiness.

It is held in April every year. It was started in 2010 and since then has a footfall of over 9,000 students from various colleges of India.[3]


In its very first year performances by Pakistan band Jal and several other bands like Antariksh[4] based on popular band Pink Floyd could be seen. In its second year, Flare hosted performances by Agnee, Highway 61, and Jaipur Beats along with DJ Suketu.[2]

Cultural eventsEdit

  • Ablaze- National Level Group Dance Competition
  • AtMoshSphere- Battle Of Bands
  • Amethyst- National Level Model Hunt
  • Melodia- Music Competition
  • Emotions- Dramatics Competition
  • Zest- Solo and Duet Dance Competition
  • Kavyanjali- Poetry Competition
  • Literature Events
  • Cooking Events
  • Fine Arts Events
  • Flea Market
  • Guest Lectures
  • Special Performances
  • In-formals


  1. ^ "Flare 2017 – The Annual Socio-Cultural Fest of PDPU". Retrieved 2017-01-18.
  2. ^ a b "PDPU fest concludes - Times Of India". 2011-04-18. Retrieved 2011-12-22.
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  4. ^ "Robots have fun at PDPU fest in Ahmedabad - Academy - DNA". 2010-03-21. Retrieved 2011-12-22.