Mysore Institute of Commerce & Arts, under the aegis of Mysore Educational Trust, Metagalli Industrial Area, conducted its first annual fest MICANVAS-2013 on Jan. 23.

Dr. B. Shivaraj, Dean, Faculties of Commerce and Management, inaugurated the fest. Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director of SDM-IMD, launched the MIST (Mysore Institute Integrated Skills Training) programme.

Dr. Shivaraj, in his inaugural address, lauded the efforts of the Trust members for their passion towards providing education and appreciated Mysore Institute for hosting the academic and cultural show. The fest was attend-ed by students and teachers from 28 schools and colleges.

The chief guest for the valedictory function was DDPU K.M. Puttu. Academic-related competitions were conducted under three categories — high school, PUC and degree — which included activities like Volte-face, Communicate, Mother wit, Mock Stock Broking, Pricing, Ad analysis, Common sense, Recruitment process, Card business to name a few. The cultural competition 'Evening Splash' comprising dance, fashion show and DJ war was judged by Pooja Joshi of Beyond Taalas, Hema Na-garaj, Event Manager for fashion design and entertainment, Movie Promotions and Jayanthi Ballal, fashion designer.