Acharya Habba

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Acharya Habba 2015
Genre Cultural
Date(s) March 2015
Frequency Annual
Location(s) Bangalore, India
Years active 10[1][2]
Patron(s) Acharya Institutes, Bangalore[3]
Acharya Habba

Acharya Habba is the annual culfest (cultural festival) of the Acharya Institute of Technology in Bangalore. It is a three-day event held in the month of March or April each year. It draws about 30,000 students from more than 300 colleges from across Bangalore and Karnataka.[4][5][6]

The festival also includes the Acharya International Habba, usually on the first or the second day, that has performances by the international students studying in the campus.[7][8][9][10]


The word "Acharya Habba" derives from the Kannada word "ಆಚಾರ್ಯ ಹಬ್ಬ" — from ಆಚಾರ್ಯ (Acharya), meaning "Acharya Institutes", and ಹಬ್ಬ (Habba),[11] meaning "festival". So, collectively the word "Acharya Habba" means the festival of Acharya Institutes. [12]


Started in 2005 as an intra-collegiate cultural fest, Acharya Habba has grown into one of the largest inter-collegiate festivals in Bangalore and Karnataka.[13] The 2011 edition of the culfest witnessed Ragini Dwivedi, RJ Prithvi from Radio One and Vinapra cheering up the crowd.[14] Singer Benny Dayal along with his band performed on the April 9, last night, of Acharya Habba 2011.[15][16]



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  2. ^ DH. "Acharya Habba". Bangalore. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  3. ^ AIT. "Acharya Habba 2011". Bangalore. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  4. ^ Knowafest. "Acharya Habba footfall". Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  5. ^ Deccan Herald. "Whatz on?". Retrieved 2012-01-30. 
  6. ^ Edusutra. "Acharya Habba". Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  7. ^ Acharya Institutes. "Acharya International Habba". Bangalore. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  8. ^ AIT. "Acharya International Habba" (PDF). Bangalore. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  9. ^ DNA. "An International Fiesta". Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  10. ^ AIT. "AIH Brochure" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-30. 
  11. ^ Padakali. "Habba". Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  12. ^ "Acharya Habba 2015: National Techno-Cultural Fest By Acharya Institutes". 
  13. ^ The Hindu (2011-04-06). "Three-day Acharya Habba starts tomorrow". Chennai, India. Retrieved 2012-01-30. 
  14. ^ DH. "As global as it can get". Retrieved 2012-01-30. 
  15. ^ Deccan Herald (DH). "An action-packed 'habba'". Retrieved 2012-01-30. 
  16. ^ Indian Express. "A fiery performance at Acharya Habba". Retrieved 2012-01-30. 

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