Onam is the biggest and the most important festival of the state of Kerala. It is a harvest festival and is celebrated with joy and enthusiasm all over the state by people of all communities. According to a popular legend, the festival is celebrated to welcome King Mahabali, whose spirit is said to visit Kerala at the time of Onam.
Onam was celebrated at Campus on August 31 amidst much fanfare involving all the students, faculty and staff. The celebrations started with setting up an attractive floral decoration (pookkalam) at the foyer. This was followed by various competitions like pookkalam, onappattu, thiruvathira kali, vadamvali, banana eating, uriyadi and so on. 'Udan Panam' - a program in Mazhavil Manorama TV Channel was also a highlight of Onam Celebration.