Ishanya is the Annual Festival of Design, Art, and Technology hosted by the students of the Department of Design (DoD) at the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.
Ishanya is the region’s largest creative festival, reflecting Guwahati’s position as the design capital of the North East. What started as a grassroots festival for the Department of Design, has quickly expanded and built a rapidly growing design network, driven by young designers.
The Festival is a platform for the showcase of ideas, thoughts, and projects as well as a catalyst for the growth of the creative community in the North East. The varied program of the festival consists of design-related events, exhibitions, competitions, talks, keynotes, and workshops across multiple creative disciplines. These serve to create a platform for interaction between current and aspiring design students, design professionals, industry experts, academicians, and educational institutions.