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BrainGain Magazine to Sponsor Mood Indigo’10

BrainGain Magazine to support acclaimed cultural festival attracting 72,000 students from over 500 colleges in India

New Delhi, December 15, 2010:BrainGain Magazine (, the definitive source of information for educational opportunities outside South Asia, is pleased to announce that it will sponsor online events duringMood Indigo ’10 (, the largest youth festival in Asia and organized by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai. Mood Indigo ’10 will be held at the IIT campus in Mumbai from 20-23 December 2010.

BrainGain Magazine will sponsor Desi Quest–an online treasure hunt, Komikaze- an online cartoon making competition, and e-scavy –facebook scavenger hunt. Started in 1971, Mood Indigo, or MoodI, is an annual four-day event that allows students to participate in dance, acting and fine arts workshops, as well as watch live performances from some of India’s foremost cultural influencers and celebrities.

“Cultural festivals such as Mood Indigo are an important part of the education experience. Mood Indigo provides hands-on opportunities that allow students to explore their creative abilities beyond the classroom setting. Such a diverse, large gathering gives participants a forum to learn from each other and their respective backgrounds, said Harjiv Singh, Founder and CEO of BrainGain Magazine.“BrainGain aims to give students access to holistic knowledge about the study-abroad experience. We are pleased to support and partner with Mood Indigo.”

“Mood Indigo gives students a once-in-a-life time cultural opportunity that opens a doors to relationships, knowledge and experiences they could not gain elsewhere. Similarly, BrainGain provides a unique window into resources and information about education outside of South Asia. I am pleased to see Mood Indigo and BrainGain collaborating for this year’s event and hope to see long-term collaboration between the two organizations,” said, Amit Desai, Student, IIT Mumbai.

Through an interactive online medium, the recently launched BrainGain Magazine provides information on student experiences and education at universities around the world. Specialized courses featured include oceanography, astrophysics, script writing and film making. BrainGain Magazine is also expected to launch a section dedicated to medicine. The magazine is the brainchild of serial entrepreneur Harjiv Singh, who serves on the advisory board of IndiaKnowledge@Wharton and has been a guest faculty at Duke University's corporate education arm, DukeCE.

About Braingainmag
BrainGain Magazine ( is an online publication for students, their parents, and mid-career professionals in South Asia. We are the definitive source of information for anyone interested in exploring and learning about educational opportunities outside South Asia. Our primary target audience is between the ages of 17 and 40 years. We provide content to guide students and their parents through the decision-making process when exploring options to study abroad. The topics covered help readers understand fields of study, admissions, financing, specific countries, regions or cities, student life, scholarships, job prospects for chosen field, socio-cultural environments, safety and visa issues. Told through lively interviews, photos, videos and podcasts, we provide an interactive platform that helps students realize their dreams.

About Mood Indigo
MoodI, as it is fondly called, is the annual cultural festival of IIT Bombay. Held towards the end of December every year, it attracts a whopping 72,000 students from more than 500 colleges all over the country.Started in 1971 by a bunch of enthusiastic IITians, Mood Indigo has now snowballed to become the largest festival of its kind in Asia. The colour chosen to be representative of the Mood was Indigo - a fusion of Red and Blue. Red for the warmth and passion of an artistic adventure blue for the originality of the rational mind, giving Indigo - the symbol of creativity and intellectualism.

This year Mood Indigo promises to be much more fun, entertaining, exuberant and to get your Mood High. Mood Indigo being a leader amongst all the college festivals of the country has always set trends, standing strong on its core values & principles.

IIT Mumbai
The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay  popularly known as IIT Bombay or IITB, is an autonomous university located in Powai, in north central Mumbai. It is the second-oldest campus of the Indian Institutes of Technology system and the largest National Institute in the state of Maharashtra. IIT Bombay was ranked by QS World University Rankingsas the 187th best university in the world in 2010, coming 47th in Engineering & IT.

For more details, please contact:

Puneet Khunger

Gutenberg Communications

M: +91 9810191409




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