Crossroads 2014,the National Level Techno-Cultural Fest was inaugurated by Shri, Fahad Fazil, the renowed Cine Artiste, on 28 Feb 2014. His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos, Major Archbishop of Trivandrum and Patron, MBCET, presided over the function. 40 Technical Events were held on 1 and 2 March 2014. The Fest came to a close on 2 March with the Pro-show by the Band "Agam" and Q8. Ms. Gayathri Krishnan B. (Civil Service Rank No. 37) an Eminent Alumnus of MBCET was felicitated on the occasion.
The auto expo organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering in Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology, Nalanchira was held on March 1&2 at Mar Ivanios ground, Nalanchira. The inaugural function took place on 1 March at 11:00 am and was presided over by Rev. Raju Parukoor, Dr. T. M. George and Prof. K. M. Raju. MBCET has finally provided a platform for all the automobile lovers to showcase their best. The yesteryears’ vintage vehicles, amazingly and crazily modified cars and bikes and the most luxurious vehicles which one can only dream of were at display at OFFROADZ 2014. The auto expo witnessed Aero show of small Static Aircraft Models and Radio Controlled Dynamic Aircraft. It entertained the spectators with acrobatic moves. The aircraft was controlled by the NCC student wing, Cadet Warrant Officer's Muhammed Mysha Ashraf and Arya U. P., who won the Gold medal at the All India remote controlled aircraft competition at the Republic Day parade, New Delhi.
With the theme "SAFETY IS IN OUR HANDS" a road safety campaign was held on 23 February 2014 at Sanghumugham beach which received a great response from the public. The session started with beach cleaning in association with Department of Tourism. A sand sculpture of a hand holding a car was casted by Sri. Deepak Moutatil. The evening session was inaugurated by Sri. Harikumar, Sub. Inspector of Police, Valiyathura, followed by a public interaction session on road safety awareness. All the people who gathered there lighted up candles around the sculpture in memory of their loved ones who lost their lives in road accidents.
Crossroads has established itself as a National Inter collegiate Techno-Cultural Fest. Crossroads 2013, organized by Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology was held from 22 to 24 February 2013. The theme of the Fest was ‘Melting Pot of Cultures’ and the tag line was ‘Appreciate Every Day You Live’. Padmasri Jayaram who inaugurated the Fest was honoured by His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis by presenting him a memento. The three day long Fest, presented a contest for more than 30+ events with a prize money of 4 lakhs. “It’s My City", a project competition and “Matinee”, the Film Fest were highly appreciated. Sri. V. S. Sivakumar, the Hon’ble Minister for Health, presented the award to the winners of the “It’s My City". The technical event provided space for re-defining the capital city and for exploring new avenues of Tourism. Sri. Sivakumar appreciated the efforts taken over the project and spent time in viewing the proposed model of Trivandrum Mono-rail Station, which was exhibited on the occasion. The model was produced as part of the competition "Bob the Builder". The Crossroads came to a close with the Meganite led by Mr. Stephen Devassy, Mr. Vijay Prakash, Mr. Rahul Nambiar and Ms. Ramina Reddy.
Offroadz & Armory Expo
The second edition of “Offroadz”, the auto show, organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering, was held on 23 & 24 Feb. 2013. It presented the finest brands in auto industry this year. The Armory Expo was an added attraction this year. The response of the public was quite encouraging and their participation, beyond expectation.