Delhi University colleges are witnessing an uncharacteristic calm this term. The usual buzz that is present after October for the upcoming fests is missing.
With confusion over semester examinations prevailing on the campus, the college fests have taken a backseat this year.
"The college used to be happy place in October as the fests used to be just round the corner. This time the only buzz is about the semester end examinations," said Rahul Raghunath, 20, a second year student at Kirori Mal College.
The declaration of semester end examinations have sapped the university's fest season which has now been overtaken by the exam fever.
"The biggest concern as of now is the semester exams as there is no clarity on the issue. The fest, which was held in December for the last 30 years, will most probably be held sometime in January. A date has not been fixed so far," said Shrey Gupta, student union president, Shri Ram College of Commerce.
Most other colleges have also postponed their fests to January and February.
Lady Shri Ram College for Women, whose fest in November used to be among one of the first fests, will hold its fest in February this time.
"The rescheduling is because of the semester exams. While colleges outside of Delhi University, such as IIT Delhi and AIIMS, did not change their schedule, we had to change ours according to the new system," said Pragya Mukherjee, student union president, Lady Shri Ram College.
Various societies are also having trouble with the new schedule as the IIT, Delhi and IIT, Kanpur fests were held in October.