Cultural Programs

Conferences can be hectic and we have the perfect fix for your academic hangover. Over the three nights of the conference, the campus will transform into a giant carnival with music, stand-up comedy, celebrity dance performances and a bustling lane of food trucks, all under the Aura Souk!


As we head into the international multi-disciplinary summit, the DY Patil family of students and faculty would like to warmly welcome all delegates and eminent faculty to its campus. We hope that you join us in the commencement of the conference in a grand Inauguration Ceremony on the 14th of February, 2019.

DAY 1 : 15th FEBRUARY, 2019

The Aura Carnival will kick-start on the night of 15th February with mind-blowing performances by a line-up of some of the nation’s most talented artistes in the fields of music, dance and comedy.


MJ5, a one-of-its-kind dance group and champions of India’s Dancing Superstar, renowned for being world record holders for their 26 variations of the moonwalk will get you moving in your seat as they take you to the moon and back while locking and popping to Bollywood numbers with awe-inspiring dance performances.

Atul Khatri

The night will also see Atul Khatri, a member of the comedy collective, East India Comedy and one of India’s finest stand-up comedians, fondly called an uglier version of George Clooney or as CNN-IBN calls him – ‘one of the Top 20 Comedians in India to watch out for.’

Raiez Khan

Throwback to some retro melody music and groove to some classic numbers as we bring to you live music by Raiez Khan to pull the evening together.

Urban Shaman

Aura will be a place to witness jaw dropping magic by illusionists from Urban Shaman, who represent top magicians from across India and the world, as they push what we believe to be impossible to the possible.

DAY 2: 16th FEBRUARY, 2019

As the curtain is brought down on the academic conference, Aura will reach its climax with extraordinary performances in a grand concert by some of the most celebrated artistes in India. Headlining the event will be Mohit Chauhan and singer-songwriter duo, Vishal-Shekhar

Mohit Chauhan

Acclaimed singer and two-time Filmfare Award winner, Mohit Chauhan is the man behind some of the most unforgettable music of the last two decades in Bollywood. His most notable work is from Rang De Basanti, Jab We Met, Delhi- 6, New York, Love Aaj Kal and the 2011 chartbuster, Rockstar.


Singer-songwriter and music producer duo, Vishal-Shekhar, consisting of Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Rajwani need no introduction to the Indian audience. Year after year, they have consistently delivered chart-toppers and this 16th of February, they will be spearheading our cultural program with their enthralling performance.