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Youth Festival

Brief History & Introduction:

With the intention of developing overall personality of the students Mumbai University organizes Youth Festival every year for degree College students. Youth Festival is a platform where students can showcase their talents in various events like Music, Dance, Theatre, literacy & Fine Arts. This year i.e 2015-16 University organized 48th Youth Festival successfully. K.V.Pendharkar College since its inception gives an opportunity to its students to participate in Youth Festival. Youth Festival Committee of the college motivate, Guide & support students participating in various events.

Constitution of the Committee:

Every year Youth Festival Committee is being formed by authorities of the college. Generally young & energetic faculty members who are practicing performing Arts or those who have deep interest in performing arts are included in the Committee.
Youth Festival Committee 2015-16:
Prof. B.T.Shirsath – Chairperson
Prof. Sneha Vaidya – Member
Prof. Bharti Kale – Member
Prof. Sangita Patil – Member
Prof. Sangeeta Hirlekar – Member
Prof. Kaustubh Vaijapurkar - Member

Powers of the Committee:

Committee decides which student to be sent for which event when more number of students is interested in one particular event.
The amount of T.A, D.A and for how many days it is to be given to students decided by committee in constitution with Head of the institute.

Functions of the Committee:

Committee creates awareness among degree college students regarding youth festival & its different events.
Selecting best talent through audition to represent college at University level from number of interested students.
Submitting the entry form along with entry fee to university before the date decided by DSW of University.
Committee monitor every session of practice in case of theatre & dance events
Members of the committee co-ordinate the efforts of Directors, Choreographers & students through regular interaction with them.


Since inception college is providing opportunity to its students to participate in Youth Festival. Youth Festival is a platform where students showcase their talents in Music, Theatre, Fine Arts, Literary and Dance.


Informing students about various events of Youth Festival.
Registration of students at college level.
Selecting best talent through auditions.
Submission of entry for different events.
Arranging practice session with the help of Director’s & Choreographers.
Chairperson - Prof. B. T. Shirsath
Committee members
  1. Prof. Hemlata Waghchaure
  2. Dr. Abhijit Sahasrabudhe
  3. Prof. Sneha Vaidya
  4. Prof. Sangeeta Patil
  5. Prof. Bharati Kale
  6. Prof. Sangeeta Hirlekar
  7. Prof. Rijo Rajan
  8. Prof. Kaustubh Vaijapurkar
  9. Prof. Ajinkya Mule
Report for 2014-15
This year more than 40 students participated in 16 events on 47th Youth Festival organized by DSW of Mumbai University. Mime, one act play (Marathi), Skit (Hindi & Marathi), Folk Dance, Elocution, Debate and Light Vocal were some of the popular events in which students represented our college.
Abhishek Pardeshi of T.Y. B.A and Abhishek Dubey of T.Y.BSc qualified for final round of debate (English) competition. Sagar Mahajan of F.Y.B.A and Abhishek Pardeshi of T.Y.B.A were selected for final round of elocution (GR-A) and (GR-B) competition respectively. Marathi Skit presented by Akshata Thakur, Pooja Karle, Manali Govelkar (T.Y.B.Com), Divya chanvan and Kiran Ratambe (F.Y.B.A), Nikita Prasad of (S.Y.B.A) were appreciated by judges in final round at University level.