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North-East India's Biggest Cultural Fest

As spring comes forth, the North-East sees itself engulfed by lush green beauty that sprawls onward to horizon, with the nature breathing new life into the world, budding flowers decorating the surreal landscape, it wouldn't be far-fetched to say paradise has descended upon earth. Amidst this fantasy lies 'Alcheringa', the annual cultural extravaganza of IIT Guwahati.

Alcheringa, popularly known as "Alcher", is the annual cultural festival of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati. It was started in 1996 by a group of students of IIT Guwahati. Since its inception, Alcher has served as a pioneer of art & culture for the youth. In a short span of 22 years, it has grown exponentially and is now one of the biggest college level socio-cultural fest in India.

Alcheringa is conducted towards the end of January every year. Spread over 3 days and 4 nights, it attracts people from all over the world with its spectacular events and competitions. The 2018 edition, held from 1st-4th February, witnessed more than 80 events. Students from about 450 colleges from all over the country participated and an attendance of more than 100,000 people was estimated.

Those who have heard it, seen it and lived it can tell you that it is nothing short of a visual delicacy, a gourmet by the finest chefs served to you with the best seasoning there is to offer. With Bollywood Giants like Vishal-Shekhar, Mika Singh, Sajid Wajid, Mohit Chauhan, Sonu Nigam, Lucky Ali, Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Kailash Kher, Shaan, Shilpa Rao; Classical Artists like Ustaad Shahid Parvez Khan, Ganesh-Kumaresh, Amaan And Ayaan Ali Khan, Anoushka Shankar, The Indian Jam Project, Indian Jazz Suites, Villalobos Brothers, Pandit Vikku Vinayakram, Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Alistair Macsween; International Acts Like Mashd n Kutcher, Diego Miranda, Korpikilaani, Marnik, Ne Obliviscaris, Carl Nunes, Michael Angelo Batio, Frantic Jack, Eluvietie and Orphaned Land gracing the fest with their presence in the past, Alcheringa has established itself as the pinnacle of entertainment. At Alcheringa, we promise you nothing but the best 4 days of your lifetime!

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