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How to prepare for AnantU’s Design Entrance Test – Part 2

(Wednesday January 23, 2019)

With the AnantU Design Entrance Test just around the corner, it’s time to gear up for the preparations. The test will check your competencies in creativity, imagination, visualisation skills, and general awareness. Here are some quick tips to help you clear the entrance test with flying colours: 1. Observe everything around you The first lesson for …

How to prepare for AnantU’s Design Entrance Test – Part 1

(Wednesday January 23, 2019)

Written by Chaitali Sheth, Vice Principal, School of Design A designer has the capacity to envision dreams and the ability to realize them. To fulfil the desire of a passionate individual giving birth to and nurturing such dreams, AnantU provides an international, interdisciplinary, and industry relevant platform to concretize the same. In sync with its …

Design – A socio-psychological approach

(Thursday January 17, 2019)

Written by Dr. Sonam Mansukhani, Associate Professor, Anant National University My instant reaction to the term ‘Design’ is aesthetics, intricacies, creativity, technicalities and perhaps, all those areas which have nothing to do with my expertise. As a ‘people-centric’ professional, someone who has always worked and dabbled with humans, I take cognizance of the fact that …

Site visit to Hunnarshala – Navin Selva, Anant Fellow 17-18

(Friday December 28, 2018)

On 10.07.2018, we started our journey early in the morning from Karigarsala, where we spent our last night.  We went on a site visit along with Hunnarshala to a village called Sanosara, which is thirty kilometers from Bhuj. It was an architectural project, a farmhouse using sustainable construction methods, for a young couple residing in …

Human Centred Design: new journey at Anant Fellowship – Munawar Hussain

(Wednesday December 19, 2018)

We started a new journey; Vijay Chariar from IIT Delhi is teaching us Human Centred design. Till now it has turned out to be the most productive course for me as he connected us to people who are working for the grassroots. It is usually a late realization in everybody’s life; we keep reading stuff …

Scope of Design

(Thursday December 13, 2018)

It is estimated that India will require about 62,000 designers by 2020 to solve the various socio-economic and ergonomic problems it faces today. However, as of 2016, there were only 7,000 qualified designers and 5,000 design students in the country. Thus, there is an immense shortage of designers in the country. By the rule of …

Ladder of inference

(Monday December 10, 2018)

– Munawar, Anant Fellow 2018-19 Cohort Personal mastery is one of the most loved modules in the entire curriculum of Anant Fellowship. Taught by multi-disciplinary expert, Amit Kumar, who has 25 years of experience in variegated organizations based across India, USA, Nepal and Mauritius, this course has helped Fellows in many ways. The subject matter revolves …

Summer workshop in China – Dhwani Shah, School of Design

(Tuesday September 18, 2018)

I recently visited the University of Nottingham Ningbo, China, in June-July for a handicraft design workshop. China has a glorious history of arts and crafts, and they’re an embodiment of the people’s longing for aesthetic beauty for themselves. Walking around experiencing and exploring the idiosyncrasies of this eccentric country, I realised that there is something …