NITK offers a vibrant and active student life with several opportunities being provided for co-curricular and extra-curricular activities to nourish and develop their innate talents. A number of students clubs working under the overall aegis of Students Council, and student chapters of professional societies like Institution of Engineers (India), ISTE, Computer Society of India and IEEE are hosting a large number of technical and cultural events throughout the year. Apart from the sports facilities the institute has a huge Students Activity Centre (SAC), Silver Jubilee Auditorium and a Special Stage, where the Students Council manages about 26 clubs for activities like Music, Debate, Dance, Drama, Star Gazing, Photography, Yoga, Art, Euphoria, etc. under the supervision of Faculty advisors, Dean Students’ Welfare and SAS Officer. Activities like SPICMACAY, N.C.C. and N.S.S. are also encouraged in the Institute and separate units are established in the campus to provide necessary support. The Institute level cultural / sports competitions like CRESCENDO and PHOENIX are organized annually to bring out the hidden talents of the students. Students of NITK also organize INCIDENT – national level cultural festival and ENGINEER – a national level technical festival which attract large number of students from different parts of the country.