|Begins||18 October 2019|
|Ends||20 October 2019|
|Venue||Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee|
Thomso is the annual cultural fest of Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.Established in 1982, the festival is held over a span of three days at the end of October and the beginning of November. The 2018 edition consisted of over 150+ events and hosted 9000+ guest students from 200 colleges across India, in addition to about 10,000 students from the hosting institution.
The festival is named after its founder, Sir James Thomason, lieutenant governor 1843–53, the founder of the Thomason College of Civil Engineering in 1853, which later became the University of Roorkee in 1948, and, IIT Roorkee in 2001.
Thomso 2013 featured rock concerts by Farhan Akhtar and Eka band, and a performance by standup Ahsaan Qureshi.
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