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Eclecia is the annual cultural fest of Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata and is held every year in March/April.
The college fest was started by the first batch of Heritage Institute of Technology B.Tech batch in 2002 along with the active cooperation of faculty members & it was held in CLT Mahal, Dhakuria, Kolkata.
In the second year it was held in Najrul Mancha and it was a success. Many of the inter college competitions were held and local Kolkata rock bands were invited for performances.
In the next year i.e. Eclecia, '04 held at Swabhumi, was a massive hit & its news came in the leading newspapers & radio channels of the city drawing a huge number of audiences. It was inaugurated by Russi Modi. New events like fashion show was introduced & bands like Euphoria were invited for live performance.
Eclecia 2005 again shifted its venue to Nazrul Mancha where the ever-rocking Parikrama had wooed the crowd thru their Rocking performance.
A high point in the history of Eclecia was reached in its 4th year of celebration when the festival was organised in the Heritage campus for the first time. On the home ground, Eclecia 2006 not only drew the attention of the college going fraternity but also had the patronage of many corporate houses. Three days of music and masti reached its peak on the final day when Indian Ocean belted out its soul-stirring music to enthrall one and all.
A time when Eclecia went international! This year was different and different in all sorts. With Breathe and Rhythmscape, Eclecia not only gave everyone soul-stirring evenings on the lush-green Heritage campus but with Toshi and DJ Harish, all got the chance to let their hair down. With fireworks piercing through the April night sky, everyone swayed to Breathe - the Pink Floyd cover band which was undoubtedly the best thing that Kolkata saw in International Rock since a long time. Not forgetting the eclectic performance of RhythmScape who had none other than THE AMYT DUTTA as guest artist, Bickram Ghosh along with the rest had mesmerized the crowd for once and all. Breaking away from the traditional norms of classical music, Fusion was never so entralling! Eclecia 2009 will be remembered as the time when a college fest became a Kolkata Event!
Eclecia 2010 was associated with the presence of an eminent playback singer none other than SURAJ JAGAN.
Eclecia 2011 was organised in the campuss itself,with a starting performance of a local band CACTUS followed by crosswinds followed by UNDYING INC. and finally KUNAL GANJAWALA .
This time Eclecia reached heights with the traditional-modio performance of SOMLATA on the first day along with Video Djing by DJ-Hardik, the first time ever in any college fest, with NOISEWARE performing on the second day and the final night as it is expected was put on by BENNY DAYAL along with the complete A.R.RAHMAN troupe.
This time Eclecia was organised and with the performance of Niraj Sridhar and with dj.
This time Eclecia reached the peak of success with K.K live on 12 April with a maximum foot-fall of approx. 7k recording the maximum footfall in the history of Eclecia on the final day night. 2nd day was associated with DJ-Harish followed by a charming band performance of Spunk.On 1st day 2 renowned band of Calcutta ; chrome and Calcutta Blues performed.
Mohit Chauhan was the show stopper this time with his mesmerizing songs and stupendous performance on the final night of Eclecia after the craving Anupam Roy show got canceled on the first day due to heavy rain.
Eclecia, the cultural extravangza is organised by the Student's Council of Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata. It is student-elected body having representatives from current batches of the institute. Apart from Eclecia, the Student Council is also involved in the round-the-year activities like arranging blood donation camps, organising the Freshers' Welcome party etc.
Stage events, whether offstage or onstage, forms an integral part of Eclecia . Starting from Blitzkrieg, our very own gaming arena to On the Rocks, which gives you unadulterated high of upcoming rock sensations, Eclecia has something for all.
Guest Artists in Eclecia
Eclecia 2004 - Euphoria
Eclecia 2005 - Fossils, Parikrama
Eclecia 2006 - Hip Pocket, Indian Ocean
Eclecia 2007 - Insomnia, Zero, Bandish, DJ Harish
Eclecia 2008 - Kolkata-based Prithibi, Chennai-based roots band Oikyotaan, heavy rockers Prestorika from Delhi and everyone’s favourite Euphoria, DJ Raj
Eclecia 2009 - Prithibi, Eeshaan, Bickram Ghosh and Amyt Dutt with Rythmscape, Breathe the Floyd Sound- the official cover band of PINK FLOYD, Toshi of Maahi fame, InDJnous Tribe & DJ Harish
Eclecia 2010 - Fingerprints, Dohaar, Lakkhichhara, Demonic Resurrection, Suraj Jagan, DJ Mansur
Eclecia 2011 - Cactus,Crosswinds,Undying inc., Kunal Ganjawala
Eclecia 2012 - Somlata Acharyya Chowdhury and the ACES,Noiseware,Vjing by DJ Hardik, Benny Dayal along with the A.R.RAHMAN troupe musicians.
Eclecia 2013 - Neeraj Shridhar, Chronic Xorn,G-Circus.
Eclecia 2014 - DJ Harish, KK (singer), Calcutta Blues, Spunk.
Eclecia 2015 - Mohit Chauhan, Anupam Roy.
Eclecia 2016 - Didn't take place.
Eclecia 2017 - Fossils (band), DJ NYK, Farhan Akhtar.