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BESU organised the platinum Jubilee edition of Rebeca, with The Telegraph

What: Rebeca, the 75th annual reunion and cultural festival organised by Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur, in association with The Telegraph.

When: February 14-17.

For 75 years, Rebeca has served as the most important forum to bring together past and present students of Besu. It provides a platform for dissemination and exchange of ideas between engineers, entrepreneurs, researchers and students from all over the country.

This time, students, faculty and the alumni worked together to make the platinum jubilee edition of Rebeca bigger and better.

The four-day event started with an inauguration ceremony that saw Sankar Sen, a 1948 alumnus of the electrical engineering department of Besu, ex-vice chancellor of Jadavpur University and former power minister of Bengal, as chief guest along with A.K. Ray, vice chancellor, Besu, Biman Bandyopadhyay, registrar, S.P. Dutta, president, Rebeca 2013, and A. Bandyopadhyay, convener, Rebeca 2013. The inauguration was followed by the release of the annual souvenir of the university, BECA 2013, followed by Anubhuti, the “university album”, composed and sung by students, and Rebeca 2013 T-shirts.

The BEings fashion show at Besu on Day Three of Rebeca

All four days — titled Saptami, Ashtami, Nabami and Dashami — featured a flood of competitions, performances by students as well as stars. The major events on Day One included a play, Sotabdir Podaboli, performed by the members of the university’s drama club (Les Thespians), a dance performance by Amita Dutt, and a performance by Kendraka. The main events on February 15 were a debate, inter-college dance competition (Oscillations) and a performance by Fossils.

A technical seminar, a fashion show, a performance by Eeshaan and Shilajit were the highlights of Day Three. Day Four was mostly about the alumni with the Robibasorio Adda, alumni business meet and performances by the alumni. The fest ended with performances by Neeraj Shridhar, Jal: The Band and a sentimental gig by Steel, the alumni band.

Rup Kumar Bengani