The Cultural Council, IIT (BHU), is one of the oldest councils of the Gymkhana. Encompassing seven clubs, the Cultural Council organizes workshops, activities, and events like the Cultural Weekend.
Kashiyatra, the annual socio-cultural festival of the Cultural Council, witnesses a footfall of over sixty thousand students from around two hundred colleges across the country. It celebrates music, dance, theatre, literature, quizzing, and fine arts through myriad competitions that draw huge participation. Kashiyatra has been associated with organizations like PETA and Kashi Utkarsh—a club of student volunteers of IIT (BHU)—to work against various social problems, with the intention of transforming the society into a better one. Kashiyatra also fulfils its social obligations through events like ‘Run for Cancer’—a marathon for spreading general awareness about cancer. Kashiyatra has been blessed to have received warm regards and best wishes from none other than the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi.