Ahmedabad, India, 12th August 2018: Anant National University, India’s first Design University, located in the Heritage city, Ahmedabad, welcomes its new batch of Design and Architecture students. The orientation day organized on August 12, 2018, follows the massive makeover AnantU underwent during the summer break. The university has revamped its curriculum across all programmes to become more interdisciplinary, and upgraded its infrastructure to be in sync with its pedagogical philosophy.
The incoming batch of students will collectively go through a foundation year that emphasises on unlearning pre-conceived notions of self and surroundings, and builds critical life skills of collaboration, communication, problem solving, and critical thinking. Their academic journey will continue with a choice based credit system wherein each student will have the freedom to design his/her own learning path.
Principles of sustainability, and real-life cases relevant to the subject form a major component of all modules taught at Anant National University along with a strong emphasis on hands-on learning through workshops, studio work, field trips, research projects, and internships during the programme. To further support progressive academic modules and provide students with a holistic learning experience, the campus site has been rebuilt to provide students with a Makers’ Hub for conducting in-session, summer, and winter workshops, Learning Commons as a replacement to the traditional library, and Collaborative Classrooms to facilitate interdisciplinary learning.
Students of AnantU will also benefit from the guidance they receive under the university’s accomplished faculty members like Hemen Sanghvi, Sonal Beri, Amit Sheth, Jeroen van Erp from TU Delft, Rodolphe el-Khoury from University of Miami, and more, and from its collaborations with eminent global institutes like the University of Pennsylvania, Tel Aviv University, and Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. With practices and pedagogy at par with leading global universities, and new programmes being added every year, AnantU is well on its mission to becoming a leading University in India and the world.