The cake mixing ceremony at Amity University, Kolkata marked the beginning of the festival season of The University, in an event which was graced by more than 200 guests.
The cake-mixing ceremony was inducted by Chef Indranil Chowdhury along with 50 of his students. Cake-mixing primarily includes soaking dry fruits and nuts in either fruit juice or alcohol which is then left to ferment for a month. After the 19thof December, the mixture will be used as cake batter and all the cake is going to be delivered to the dignitaries that were in the ceremony.
Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Dr. Dhrubojyoti Chattapadhyay said, “In the coming years, I expect my university to grow to its heights and raise the bar for the betterment of the University. The sky is the limit, after all. At Amity Kolkata, we strive for excellence.”
Prof. Dr. Ankita Chakraborty Bhattacharya, Pro-Vice chancellor appreciated the efforts of the students. She said “We aspire to better our infrastructure to global standards and we focus more on Industry-Academia interaction. We are having more than 5000 students in different schools. I believe, our students are exceptionally talented and showcase great potential. Our faculty members and entire team is committed to create a world class Institution and that’s the USP of Amity University Kolkata.”
Film Director Shiboprasad Chowdhury and Nadita Rai, ZEE- Nonfiction Head Abhijit Sen, Vetran PR professional Sameer Goswami, Associate Producer Mohini Roy, Puneet Tripathi from Google News, and many eminent personalities of the city were present at the event to encourage the students.
Eminent educationist Shri Vipin Sharma, who is also the Vice President of Amity University Kolkata says, “This is the beginning of the festival season by cake mixing and this is the time when we showcase the talents of our students through our end semester presentations”.
Elaborating on the annual event, Rajesh Sisodia, the Deputy Director of Amity School of Communication, Amity University, Kolkata said, “Our students are talented and creative, with the encouragement and support of the management, the event has been successfully organised by all our students“.
Last year, the cake rose up to 26/6 feet in a rectangular set-up without any usage of alcohol. This year, Amitians are trying to outdo themselves by preparing for a 45/4 feet cake.Guests also witnessed the latest fashion trends, photography trends and architectural trends as efficiently set up by the students in the exhibition that was also hosted at the University campus.