The Largest Culture Festival of North-East India
Alcheringa is the annual culture festival of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati. Started in 1996 by a group of students, Alcheringa, IIT Guwahati has now become one of the biggest college level culture events in Asia. Spread over 3 days and 4 nights, Alcheringa attracts people from all over the world with its spectecular events and competitions. The coming edition of Alcheringa strives to be the greatest till date!. It is scheduled to be held from 31st January 2019 to 3rd February 2019.
The Ethereal Conquest
This year we bring you to 'The land where dreams come true'. The theme 'The Ethereal Conquest ' talks about the Genesis of Alcheringa, Lady Alcher and the various magical journeys people take in the days of the fest. Alcheringa meaning ' the coming of the golden age' represents the triumphance of dreams and hopes over the fear of failure. Having dreams and living in them is in itself a magical experience and that world of fantasy is what we will give you through various events, competitions and interactions the people have during the fest.
'Desh ka Sandesh' under the umbrella of Udaan: Giving Flight to hopes was started to connect the children to our audacious soldiers.
S-Word Series was organised to educate the general public about the taboos associated with the word 'SEX' and all its implications ; Two Bollywood Nights were held for the first time, Javed Ali & Sajid-Wajid.
North East Unveiled, an initiative to promote the culture, integrity and traditions of 8 states of North East with an ideology to bridge the gap between North East India and rest of India, was started. The North East Social Enterpreneurship Summit and The North East Townhall Discussions were held
JEE Counselling Programme was started to help in guiding the students from none other than IITians themselves and MUSE, an initiative to promote & culture creativity, was started.
City Auditions were organised for the first time.
Udaan: Giving Fights to Hope, the social initiative for the underpriviliged children was started as 'Bachpan: Setting Innocence Free'.
Alcheringa launches the 'Save the Gangetic Dolphin', an initiative to save the endangered species, also making it Alcher'08's mascot; Mr. & Miss final year is organised for IITG students.
Alcheringa goes international, hosts first international concert.
Alcheringa starts its first campaign, AIDS awarness campaign & organises the first Khadi fashion show, scripted by fashion designer, Prashant Ghose.
The concept of 4 pro-nites was introduced.
The idea to organise IIT Guwahati's culture festival was born over a dinner party.