Mission

Recreation is an activity of leisure, leisure being discretionary time. The "need to do something for recreation" is an essential element of human biology and psychology. Recreational activities are often done for enjoyment, amusement, or pleasure and are considered to be "fun". And thus is the need for cultural activities.
Each IIT has its own culture and BOCA celebrates the spirit and enthusiasm of the students in a very unique way of its own. As the name itself tells the purpose for creating this board is that it controls and supports all kind of cultural activities happening in the campus.Under this comes two things, 'SPIC MACAY' and 'Cultural Secretary'.
SPIC MACAY stands for 'Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Among Youth'. From last two years, students at IIT Ropar are organising cultural activities in collaboration with SPIC MACAY, and will be further continuing this to promote the rich cultural heritage of india and especially make them aware of the excitement and thrill of indian classical music. Cultural Secretary is the person who governs different cultural clubs in activity at IIT Ropar and is also responsible for conducting the annual cultural fest "Zeitgeist". Elections take place the same way as that of General Secretary.

Constitutional Body

The section presents the Organisation of the Bodies supporting each member of the Executive Council. All the constitutional bodies shall meet atleast once every month pertaining issues and new proposals for the welfare of the Students.

1) Members

a. Faculty Member(max 2) Nominated by the Dean / Associate Dean of Student Affairs, IIT Ropar (Advisory)
b. General Secretary BOCA (Chairman).
c. Representatives of various clubs under the Board of Cultural Activities (BOCA).

2) Various clubs shall be established under Board of Cultural Activities (BOCA) which shall be funded by the BOCA account and by the Institute/Dean/Associate Dean Students affairs. These clubs shall promote and organise extracurricular activities related to a Arts and Culture. Each club shall have representatives leading the club. They shall prepare a budget for the activities they plan to organise and discuss it with the Chairman and Head of the BOCA.

3) The clubs can be created at any time of the year with the consent of the Board of Cultural Activities. Regular evaluation of the clubs will be undertaken by the Chairman and in case of inactivity of the club over a period of upto 3 months, he may request the Faculty Advisor, Board of Cultural Activities to either change the representatives or dissolve the club with the consent of the Board.

4) The Board shall assist the General Secretary BOCAin all matters related to Arts and Cultural Activities of the Institute.

Zeitgeist

The clubs are active all year and are a way for students to show their skills but the main cultural event of the institute is its cultural festival "ZEITGEIST" Every year, students of IIT Ropar organise Zeitgeist, a three day four night event, with lots of different kinds of cultural events and amazing star nights and DJ nights. It is a must-see and one of the biggest cultural extravaganzas in north India. It is one of the biggest stages that IIT Ropar provides you to come up and show your real talent. Come on the stage, compete with guys and girls of different colleges and show them what you are capable of. Come, sing dance and have fun with your friends. Watch bollywood stars and amazing bands perform live, and many more great things.

Clubs Under BOCA

Arturo : Photography Club

Wherever IIT Ropar goes, Arturo goes with it. It is the one and only photography club of IIT Ropar. Captures every moment, and every event happing at the campus or outside.

Undekha : Dramatics Club

Everyone of us likes movies, but movies started from drama, and to enhance this culture, dramatics club helps students. Come here not only for drama, if you have a good mind in literature writing, help in writing scripts for play and dialogues.

Dance Club

Who don't love to dance. Come, learn and participate in different dance events at the college and at other places wherever IIT Ropar goes. Also a good quality of room is made for students having interest in dance.

Alankar : Music

Music club welcomes everyone who has interest in music and gives him/her an opportunity to show up his talent in music. Not only professionals, even beginners are also welcome so that they come and learn music. Also, a special room is provided for all kinds music stuff.

Fine Arts

There are many small talents hidden inside us like painting, making some good out of trash, etc. Fine arts club do the same. This club organises events like face painting, blind painting, rangoli competition, etc.

Contacts

9454654053

president.sc@iitrpr.ac.in

Shashi Dubey

Cultural Secretary, Student Council

8872721362

gs.bola@iitrpr.ac.in

Akshat Rathore

Representative, Dance Club

8872721362

gs.bola@iitrpr.ac.in

SidhantJain

Representative, Dramatics Club

8872721362

gs.bola@iitrpr.ac.in

Sujit Jaiwaliya

Representative, Alpha

8872721362

gs.bola@iitrpr.ac.in

Shivang Khare

Representative, Music Club

8872721362

gs.bola@iitrpr.ac.in

Sujit Jaiwaliya

Representative, Arturo/p>

8872721362

gs.bola@iitrpr.ac.in

Mukul Arora

Representative, Dramatics Club

8872721362

gs.bola@iitrpr.ac.in

Kamal Dhull

Representative, Dance

8872721362

gs.bola@iitrpr.ac.in

Dawood Mohammad

Representative, Fine Arts