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Music

Love Music? You bet!

Singing is something that can touch one's heart, and can really inspire someone to do great things in life. This is a singing contest, nothing more and nothing less. The most versatile singing contest in which the contestants fill the air with their mesmerizing voice.
This competition is for all those talent budding singers who aspire to be playback singers, rockstar, folkstar, stage performers & popstar.
Type of event: Solo
Team Size: 1
The Voice: Universumm 2017 has two genre of competition which shall be conducted and judged separately. The genres are:

  • Indian (Hindi / Bollywood Style / Folk / Regional / International Folk Music)
  • Western / International (Non-folk music)
There shall be two Rounds in this competition.
Round 1: Eliminator
Round 2: Finale
NOTE: RULES, REGULATIONS, TIME LIMIT, etc. SHALL STAND SAME FOR ALL THE THREE GENRES UNTILL SPECIFIED!

First Prize
Second Prize
Third Prize
Rs. 7,500/-
Rs. 5,000/-
Rs. 2,500/-

Cash Prize shall be given for each individual category separately

  • A participant will be given 5 minutes in total including set up and clearance in each of the round to perform since their name is announced.
  • A genre once selected shall remain same throughout the competition. It means, mixture of two genre shall not be permitted.
  • It is to be clearly noted that folk singing is entirely different from regional modern singing, hence only pure folk singing shall be permissible in Folk category and not those from Pollywood, Tollywood and other regional film Industry songs.
  • Contestant must arrange their own live music or Karaoke. No orchestra support shall be provided by the host University. In case of Live Music, at least 2 unique Instruments & at most 5 musical instruments must be used.
  • No performance shall be permitted without Instruments or Karoake.
  • In case of karaoke, please carry it in 2 Pen Drives only. Use of Mobile Phones / Laptops / ipods, etc. for playing tracks/karaoke shall not be permitted.
  • Songs which are classified as Item Songs shall not be permitted to be performed. If the judges / organizers feel, deems a particular song as Item Song or vulgar or provoking or having foul words by any standard, their performance may be stopped and the contestant shall be disqualified from the competition.
  • The organizers/Judges reserves the right to interrupt or drop the performance any time regardless of the time limit on the basis of unacceptable performance level and/or breach of rules of the event.
  • The organizers hold the rights to enforce changes in the matter depending upon the suitability to the university without prior notice.
First Prize
Second Prize
Third Prize
Rs. 7,500/-
Rs. 5,000/-
Rs. 2,500/-
Cash Prize shall be given for each individual category separately
  • Sur and Taal / Rhythm & Pace
  • Voice Quality / Texture
  • Song Selection and Performance
  • Voice Modulations
  • Overall impact
First Prize
Second Prize
Third Prize
Rs. 7,500/-
Rs. 5,000/-
Rs. 2,500/-
Cash Prize shall be given for each individual category separately
Mr. Vikas Chahal 8607727897
Mr. Vanshaj Sachdeva 7400134000
First Prize
Second Prize
Third Prize
Rs. 7,500/-
Rs. 5,000/-
Rs. 2,500/-
Cash Prize shall be given for each individual category separately

Duet singing is a musical composition for two performers in which each performer compliment other's performance. So grab your partner, refine your voice and get on the stage to dazzle everyone with the power of your melodies.
The following genre are allowed in this competition:
a. Hindi / Bollywood / Folk / Classical / Semi-classical
b. Western / Indo-Western
There shall be only one round in this competition and judgment & prizes for both the genre shall be done together as one and not separately.

First Prize
Second Prize
Third Prize
Rs. 10,000/-
Rs. 7,500/-
Rs. 5,000/-
  • A participant will be given 7 minutes in total including set up and clearance in each of the round to perform since their name is announced.
  • In the Indo-Western Category, one singer has to perform in an Indian Language while the other in English.
  • In the Western category, both the singers must perform in English language only.
  • In the Indian category, all folk forms, Bollywood Style, Regional Singing, classical, semi-classical and all other Indian forms possible are permitted.
  • Contestants must arrange their own live music or Karaoke. No orchestra support shall be provided by the host University. In case of Live Music, at least 2 unique Instruments & at most 5 musical instruments must be used.
  • No performance shall be permitted without Instruments or Karoake.
  • In case of karaoke, please carry it in 2 Pen Drives only. Use of Mobile Phones / Laptops / ipods, etc. for playing tracks/karaoke shall not be permitted.
  • An individual can be a part of more than one team in this competition. However the organizers shall not be responsible if the team in which the individual is participating gets subsequent slot of performance.
  • Songs which are classified as Item Songs shall not be permitted to be performed. If the judges / organizers feel, deems a particular song as Item Song or vulgar or provoking or having foul words by any standard, their performance may be stopped and the contestant shall be disqualified from the competition.
  • The organizers/Judges reserves the right to interrupt or drop the performance any time regardless of the time limit on the basis of unacceptable performance level and/or breach of rules of the event.
  • The organizers hold the rights to enforce changes in the matter depending upon the suitability to the university without prior notice.
First Prize
Second Prize
Third Prize
Rs. 10,000/-
Rs. 7,500/-
Rs. 5,000/-
  • Sur and Taal / Rhythm & Pace
  • Voice Quality / Texture
  • Song Selection and Performance
  • Synchronization& Modulations
  • Overall impact
First Prize
Second Prize
Third Prize
Rs. 10,000/-
Rs. 7,500/-
Rs. 5,000/-
Mr. Vikas Chahal 8607727897
Mr. Vanshaj Sachdeva 7400134000
First Prize
Second Prize
Third Prize
Rs. 10,000/-
Rs. 7,500/-
Rs. 5,000/-

This competition is for all those musical choirs / troupe willing to prove their musical supremacy over others.
Type of event: Group
Team Size: 5-12 [+ 5 accompanists if required]

    This competition shall be open to the following genres, however, it is to be noted that all genre shall be evaluated under the same parameter and in the same competition.
  • Folk Group Singing
  • Western Group Singing
  • Indo-Western Group Singing
  • Group Devotional Singing
  • Opera, etc.

First Prize
Second Prize
Third Prize
Rs. 20,000/-
Rs. 10,000/-
Rs. 7,500/-
  • The choice of genre is independent, however, all genre shall be evaluated under one competition and same judging parameters.
  • The performance can be on Live Music or Karaoke or Pre-recorded Music. It is to be noted that use DRUM SETS shall not be permitted under this category, however instruments such as Congo, Dholak and all other instruments may be used.
  • In case performing Live Music, teams must use a minimum of 3 Instruments and a maximum of 7 Instruments.
  • More than one song can be sung within the time limit.
  • Participants shall be given 15 minutes to perform including set up and clearance. Time starts counting as soon as you step on the stage even if for arranging instrument.
  • An individual can be a part of more than one team in this competition. However the organizers shall not be responsible if the team in which the individual is participating gets subsequent slot of performance.
  • The organizers/Judges hold the right to interrupt or drop the performance any time regardless of the time limit on the basis of unacceptable performance level and/or breach of rules of the event.
  • The organizers hold the rights to enforce changes in the matter depending upon the suitability to the university without Prior Notice.
First Prize
Second Prize
Third Prize
Rs. 20,000/-
Rs. 10,000/-
Rs. 7,500/-
  • Rhythm and Beat
  • Voice & Voice Modulations
  • Performance & Song selection
  • Harmony & Synchronization within Group
  • Overall Impact
First Prize
Second Prize
Third Prize
Rs. 20,000/-
Rs. 10,000/-
Rs. 7,500/-
Mr. Vikas Chahal 8607727897
Mr. Vanshaj Sachdeva 7400134000
First Prize
Second Prize
Third Prize
Rs. 20,000/-
Rs. 10,000/-
Rs. 7,500/-

This competition is for those who have a passion for playing with words in motion with emotions and rhythm.

Type of event: Solo
Team Size: 1 (+ 2 Beat Boxers if applicable)

Two genre are permitted in this competition. However, participants are required to note that the judgement & award of both the genre shall be under the same event.
a. Western (Only English)
b. Indian (Punjabi / Haryanvi / Hindi)

First Prize
Second Prize
Third Prize
Rs. 7,500/-
Rs. 5,000/-
Rs. 2,500/-
  • Genre once chosen cannot be changed.
  • The rap me original or an adaptation, however, additional points shall be awarded for originality.
  • The rap must be either English or Hindi / Haryanvi / Punjabi.
  • A maximum of 5 minutes shall be given for performance for every contestant. Exceeding time limit will lead to disqualification.
  • In the allotted five minutes a performer may perform more than one rap.
  • 3 printed copies of lyrics must be submitted to the organizers before the performance.
  • Contestants have to perform on produced beats or live beats through Beat Boxers. In either case, the contestants have to arrange the same.
  • No performance shall be permitted without beats or beat boxer.
  • Performers must perform either karaoke or with beat boxers (maximum 2).
  • The lyrics must not be provocative or vulgar and any attempt of provoking the mass will not be tolerated and in this case, the participant shall be disqualified.
  • The organizers/Judges hold the right to interrupt or drop the performance any time regardless of the time limit on the basis of unacceptable performance level and/or breach of rules of the event.
  • The organizers hold the rights to enforce changes in the matter depending upon the suitability to the university without Prior Notice.
  • All Decisions by the Judges are Final.
First Prize
Second Prize
Third Prize
Rs. 7,500/-
Rs. 5,000/-
Rs. 2,500/-
  • Originality / matching the set limit by original performer
  • Word Play
  • Variations
  • Performance
  • Overall Impact
First Prize
Second Prize
Third Prize
Rs. 7,500/-
Rs. 5,000/-
Rs. 2,500/-
Mr. Vikas Chahal 8607727897
Mr. Vanshaj Sachdeva 7400134000
First Prize
Second Prize
Third Prize
Rs. 7,500/-
Rs. 5,000/-
Rs. 2,500/-

This competition is for all those bands who can make the crowd dance to their music & head bangers go wild their beats & strings.

    This competition permits three genre, however, the competition shall be organized and judged simultaneously:
  • Indian Category (Mode of Vocal has to be Hindi and Indian Regional Language)
  • Western Category (Mode of Vocal has to English)
  • Indo-Western Fusion Band (Mode can a combination of English and Hindi Languages)
Type of event: Group
Team Size: 3-12 (+ ONE MANDATORY BAND MANAGER CUM SOUND ENGINEER)
There is a special clause for this competition in which any band can compete in the competition: Full-time professional band or a Student based band i.e identity card verification is not mandatory for this competition. It is to be understood that this clause supersedes clause number 2 and 3 of General Guidelines as published on the website.
    The following Trophies shall be awarded (non-cash) in addition to the best band and the runner up bands:
  • Best original composition
  • Best Vocalist
  • Best Drummer
  • Best Lead Guitarist
  • Best Bass Guitarist
  • Best Rhythm Guitarist
  • Best Keyboard Player
  • Best Performer

First Prize
Second Prize
Third Prize
Rs. 50,000/-
Rs. 30,000/-
Rs. 15,000/-
  • Under Western category, all type of musical bands such as Metal, Funk, Rock-N-Roll, Jazz, Indian-Pop etc. are permitted.
  • Under Indian Category, all type of musical bands such as Indian Metal, Indian Funk, Indian Rock-N-Roll, Indian Jazz, Indi-Pop etc. are permitted. The basic language of singing must be Hindi. However, singing one cover in Regional language is also permissible.
  • Under Indo-Western Category, bands may perform some Hindi language based numbers and some English language based numbers and even a fusion of both.
  • All bands must bring along their own Band Manager cum Sound Engineer who shall coordinate with the technical team for getting the sound fixed. The organizers / technical support staff of the festival shall not be responsible for sound check.
  • The band will be given 25 minutes to perform including setup and clearance. Time starts counting as soon as you step on the stage even if for arranging instrument.
  • Bands have to perform at least one ORIGINAL COMPOSITION (OC) and up to three covers within the allocated time. Bands may perform up to 3 covers depending upon the time allotted.
  • The bands are required to mention the Band / Album / Film of which the composition they shall be performing, at the beginning of each compositions.
  • Electrical connections sufficient to serve 4 electric guitars and sufficient monitors will be provided on the stage, as well as up to 5 extra vocal microphones and a 5-piece drum kit WITHOUT PADDLE(s) will be provided. Besides these, any other equipment should be arranged by the teams themselves. The same applies to guitar distortion boxes and similar pieces of equipment. Teams must bring at least three extra leads for their guitars as the organizers shall not be responsible for faulty / incompatible leads.
  • No digital sequence can be played on stage.
  • There should be no vulgarity and provocation in lyrics.
  • Any attempt of provoking the mass will not be tolerated & may lead to disqualification.
  • Specific requirements regarding lights and smoke must be discussed with organizers in advance.
  • An individual can be a part of more than one team in this competition. However the organizers shall not be responsible if the team in which the individual is participating gets subsequent slot of performance.
  • The organizers/Judges hold the right to interrupt or drop the performance any time regardless of the time limit on the basis of unacceptable performance level and/or breach of rules of the event.
  • The organizers hold the rights to enforce changes in the matter depending upon the suitability to the university without Prior Notice.
  • All Decisions by the Judges are Final.
First Prize
Second Prize
Third Prize
Rs. 50,000/-
Rs. 30,000/-
Rs. 15,000/-
  • Synchronization of the Band
  • Vocals and Chorus
  • Individual skills of Instrumentalist
  • Originality of Music
  • Performance & Overall impact
First Prize
Second Prize
Third Prize
Rs. 50,000/-
Rs. 30,000/-
Rs. 15,000/-
Mr. Vikas Chahal 8607727897
Mr. Vanshaj Sachdeva 7400134000
First Prize
Second Prize
Third Prize
Rs. 50,000/-
Rs. 30,000/-
Rs. 15,000/-

Well if you have the talent to amuse the audience with your exquisite music, this competition is for you.
The composition may be under two categories:
a. Folk Orchestra
b. Freestyle Orchestra (Instrumental Fusion)

In Folk Orchestra category, the objective is to promote our folk culture and heritage music among the youth. A team is expected to win the hearts of the audience only through their folk instrumental music. However, in Instrumental Fusion, a team is expected to fuse music. The fusion of music can be classical /semi-classical / bollywood style / western style / international music such as Nepalese, Bhutanese, Srilankan, African, etc.
Note: The Folk Orchestra, as well as the Instrumental Fusion, shall be judged under the same event and only combined result of first, second and third prizes shall be announced.
Event Type: Group
Team Size: 3-16 (+ a maximum of 3 professional accompanists)

First Prize
Second Prize
Third Prize
Rs. 50,000/-
Rs. 30,000/-
Rs. 15,000/-
  • All equipment/ instruments / set up / props etc. required by the contesting team must be arranged and managed by the team. No additional support shall be provided by the organizers.
  • The group can consist of all boys or all girls or combined.
  • Any team shall be given a maximum of 20 minutes including setting up time and clearance. A minimum performance time of 5 minutes is expected.
  • Up to three professional accompanists are allowed who should be in a different dress from the student participants so that they could be easily identified.
  • The professional accompanists shall sit/stand separately from the participants and shall not lead the team.
  • The music composed may be original, a copy of an existing composition or an inspiration. In case a team is playing an existing composition, they are required to mention the Band / Album / Film of which the composition they shall be performing, at the beginning of each composition.
  • Electrical connections sufficient to serve 4 electric guitars and sufficient monitors will be provided on the stage, as well as up to 5 extra vocal microphones and a 5-piece drum kit WITHOUT PADDLE(s) will be provided. Besides these, any other equipment should be arranged by the teams themselves. The same applies to guitar distortion boxes and similar pieces of equipment. Teams must bring at least three extra leads for their guitars as the organizers shall not be responsible for faulty/incompatible leads.
  • No digital sequence can be played on stage.
  • Indian Folk Orchestra shall have an edge over Western Fusion and in case two bands, one Indian and One Western are found to be at the same level, preference shall be given to the Indian Folk Orchestra over Western.
First Prize
Second Prize
Third Prize
Rs. 50,000/-
Rs. 30,000/-
Rs. 15,000/-
  • Music Presentation
  • Quality of Presentation
  • Audience Response
  • Quality of the Musicians (Instrument Wise)
  • Overall Impact
First Prize
Second Prize
Third Prize
Rs. 50,000/-
Rs. 30,000/-
Rs. 15,000/-
Mr. Vikas Chahal 8607727897
Mr. Vanshaj Sachdeva 7400134000
First Prize
Second Prize
Third Prize
Rs. 50,000/-
Rs. 30,000/-
Rs. 15,000/-

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event Venue

The various events of UniversuMM 2018 shall be conducted at about 25+ Venues and Locations. The Cultural activities shall be conducted primarily at the Prince's Stage (Sports Complex Ground), the Queen's Stage (Nescafe), the Kings Stage (Cricket Ground) & MMDU Central Auditorium. The Sports Competitions would be conducted at the Sports Complex, Cricket Ground, Volleyball Courts, Basketball Courts, and the Squash Courts. The Literary & technical events shall be conducted at the Seminar & Conference Halls of the Institutions and at various technical arenas.

Accomodation

Shared accommodation in Rooms / Dormitory / Halls shall be provided to all participants from locations other than Ambala, Ambala Cantt. and Yamunagar; free of cost. Read More...

Transport Facility

MMDU is well connected from Ambala Cannt. and all nearby cities. However, special buses shall ply from Ambala Cantt. for students who are arriving between 8:00 PM - 6:00 AM on 27th & 28th September 2018. Read More...