Techofes is the annual cultural festival of College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University, Chennai held in mid February, and is one of the most popular cultural festivals in South India. Techofes is held for 4 nights and 3 days which draws a footfall of about 40,000 students from more than 250 colleges across South India.

Founded in 1976, its 2012 edition is going to be its thirty-sixth edition. The festival draws the best talents of South India to its competitions, covering areas ranging from music and drama to literary, games, arts and quizzing. There are several events focussed on building social responsibility amongst the youth. Professional Shows and workshops by various groups and prodigies from all over the country are an added attraction.

Past editions

Techofes '06, the thirtieth edition, took place starting 10 February 2006.

Techofes '07, the thirty-first edition, took place starting 14 February 2007. The special visitor was actor Vikram and the showpiece event was a concert by Vasundra Das.

Techofes '10, the thirty-fourth edition, took place starting 14 February 2010. It included a special screening of Aayirathil Oruvan at the presence of its director Selvaraghavan. Pro-nite saw a performance by Karthik.

Techofes '11, the thirty-fifth edition, took place starting 16 February 2011. It saw film making workshops by with Gautham Menon and Sameera Reddy.

Techofes '12, the thirty-sixth edition, is planned for 15–18 February 2012.


Techofes is organized by Students Association and Arts Society(SAAS), an elected, student-run, non-profit organization. SAAS was founded in the year 1976. This core team is constituted early in the year and works over a
period of about eight months in preparation of the 4 day festival. With an approximate strength of 600, this team works on conceptualization to successful execution every year, with no assistance from any event management company or professionals.

Contact Details

Techofes Official Website http://www.techofes.org.in/

Techofes Page http://www.facebook.com/techofes.org/

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