Kalamaalika, a fine arts club of SRC, SASTRA Deemed University, encourages students to actively participate in various events both on the campus and across the country. Podhigai Tamizh Mandram, a subunit of Kalamaalika, conducts events on debate, poetry, drama and other events in the Tamil language exclusively. Nadopasana is another club for carnatic music events.


From time immemorial, the Tamil Language, one of the most profound languages of the world. Every year, the members of “Podhigai Tamizh Mandram” of SRC are privileged to give this language the utmost credits it deserves. With a small token of happiness, this year’s endeavour of “Podhigai Tamizh Mandram” started with the inaugural meet at Srinivasa Sastri Hall, SRC in the presence of Mr Panasai Swaminathan, a man who offers remarkable services to the language and also a Tamil teacher by profession. The members of the club conducted a ravishing Tamil debate. Then, the quest to find new talents began with “Talent hunt” competitions to test the Speech and poetic skills of the students. The team then took over the legacy of a yesteryear art form “VilluPaatu”, to the stage of “Festember 2k17” (An inter-college cultural fest conducted by NIT – Trichy) and bagged third prize along with the praises of the chief guest. February 2018 was a milestone in the journey of the “Podhigai Tamizh Mandram”. The students attended the “Riviera 2k18” at VIT, Vellore and bagged prizes in all the events they participated in. The team made the name of SRC fly high in such a popular national level cultural fest. A Special mention was made of Karthik S, Sandhya R, Prakash S for their remarkable performance. Following a victorious event, the team participated in “Kuruksastra 2k18”, one of the most anticipated cultural fest of Tamilnadu organized by SASTRA Deemed to be University, Tanjore. The drama team won the first prize among 13 teams from various places in the state. The judges were all in praise of the team for their heart-wrenching performance. Apart from that, the team won prizes in 4 other Tamil events that include “Kavithoppu”, “sorpor”, and “Thamizattam”. Karthik S and Sandhya also received a special mention from the judges for a mono acting event called “Raajapaat”. The team then organized three events for “Theta 2k18” at the SRC campus, namely “Pena MunaiyilPesu”, ”Kalam”, “SolliAdichaGilli” to encourage the talents of Tamil oration, poetry and creative writing, humour and various qualities. The drama “VettrumaiAzhagu”, which won first prize in Kuruksastra 2k18 was staged in the college auditorium with a huge crowd that brought many appreciations and acknowledgements from staff and students as well. The team “Mugamozhi” performed mime, which was a sign of tribute to the Indian Army, was also staged and well appreciated. Apart from these events, the team of “Podhigai Tamizh Mandram” had a constructive talk session called “VattaMejaiMaanaadu”, that was based on the works of renowned and also some underrated Tamil poets. Thus, we hope that the upcoming year would be even more fascinating and provide us with new learning opportunities.


Nadopasana members rendered Pancharthnakritis, the compositions of St. Thiyagaraja on 7th February 2018 as a tribute to St. Thiyagaraja.

Navarathri means nine nights. The night provides rest and rejuvenation. Prayer, chanting or meditation performed during navarathri invokes positive qualities and destroys laziness, pride, obsession and aversions. To experience divinity during these days, students from the Nadopasana team of SRC, SASTRA Deemed university performed vocal rendition, Varakari Sampradaya Bhajan and Namasankeerthanam every-day from 30/09/2019 to 8/09/2019. On Vijayadasami, our staff played the veena, rendered vocal, and Sivapuranam, followed by Namasankeerthanam by students.

Margazhi month is auspicious and encompasses various bhajans, discourses and chanting. Students from the SRC campus enthusiastically involved in varied events during this holy month. To begin with, on 3/1/2020, S.G.Githacharyan of II B.Sc. PCS delivered a discourse on Thirumangai Mannan AruliSeyalgal.

Bhajan Samraat

A team of 7 students – K. Venkatesh (III BCA), S. Karthikeyan (III EEE), T. Chandrasekar (III EEE). T. Ramgopal (II EEE), K. Preethi (V M. A. B. Ed.), Srinivasa Ramanujan Centre, SASTRA University and two instrumentalists have participated in Sankara TV’s Reality Show ‘Bhajan Samraat’ and after competing participants from all over India at the semi-final’s level. They had their audition at Trichy and got selected to quarterfinals during May 2016. Then the team participated in the Quarterfinals held in Bangalore. They have secured Eighth place among the Sixty teams that participated all over India. Finally, the team participated in the semi-finals held at Adhi chunchunagirikhetra near Bangalore on July ‘16and competed with eight other teams and were positioned as fifth and received good comments from the panel of judges.