Festember is the annual cultural festival of the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli (NITT). It is a 4-day event held annually in the third week of September. Founded by enthusiastic students of NITT in 1975, Festember has now evolved to become one of the largest festivals in South India. The 40th edition of Festember in 2014 had a participant strength of more than 15,000 students from over 500 colleges across India. It was also the first time more than 50 events were conducted.