The Music Society provides performance opportunities and brings live music to events during the academic year. Anyone who has an interest in playing an instrument, singing or appreciating music is welcome to join.
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Saaz - Solo Singing Competition
Sur - Duet Singing Competition
Torque - Rock Band Competition (Part of Zeitgeist)
Symphony - Western Instrumental Competition (Part of Zeitgeist)
Raag - Indian Instrumental Competition (Part of Zeitgeist)
There are various other societies being run by the student body at the institute to promote extra currulicular and co-curricular activities. These clubs ensure participation from the students in different institute level activities & competitions, and prepare them for inter-college competitions. The Dance Club, LitSoc- The Literary Society, The Chess Club, The Athletics Club, The Creative Writing Club, Science and Technology Club, etc. are managed by the respective student representatives.
Zeitgeist is the annual cultural festival of IIT Ropar. The first edition of the festival was held in September 2010 with the theme "The Spirit of the Times" (the meaning of the word Zeitgeist). It was sponsored by Hero Honda and the star performers were Faridkot, The Band. The festival in November 2011 opened on even a bigger platform with two special on-stage performances of Bandish and the Punjabi singer "Alfaaz". Now, the third version of Zeitgeist is going to be held soon starting from 31st January 2013 to 2nd February 2013. All the details regarding the festival can be found at http://www.zeitgeist13.com