Anant National University (AnantU), India’s first Design University, is located in a lush green campus in the World Heritage City of Ahmedabad. It was established as a private university in 2016 by an Act of Legislature of the State of Gujarat. AnantU aims to bridge the gap between contemporary socio-economic challenges and sustainable solutions through design thinking. Its widely acclaimed, international and national faculty facilitates a holistic design and architecture education with a liberal arts perspective. The academic experience at the University focuses on developing the self, while simultaneously building domain expertise and providing industry exposure.
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Anant National University was established in 2016 as India’s first Design University, offering programmes in Design and Architecture. Before this, we were affiliated with Gujarat University and Gujarat Technological University from 2012 till 2016, offering courses such as Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Design in Interior Design and Bachelor of Planning.
AnantU has tailored its design pedagogy from the perspective of offering solutions to challenges of the world. It focuses on design, architecture, built environment and climate as tools for problem-solving. It offers a host of options in terms of Majors and Minors that allow students to choose a specialisation and design their experience at the University. All first-year AnantU students undergo a common foundation programme to instil in them an understanding of the fundamentals of design and architecture, develop skills to comprehend, interpret design elements and sensitise them to the real-world issues. AnantU has academicians and domain experts as faculty members who bring to the table, the most cutting edge know-how to the table. Our international partners give the university a cosmopolitan character and encourage diversity of thoughts and experiences.
We have close to 720 students on campus enrolled in programmes such as BDes, BArch, MDes and Anant Fellowship
Anant Fellowship is a one-year postgraduate diploma programme in built environment. The programme is designed to incorporate the best learning practices through a flexible multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary curriculum. In addition to classroom lectures delivered by leading academics, industry practitioners and experts; the programme includes field visits, studio sessions, workshops, seminars and the Live-Action Project (LAP). At the end of the programme, Fellows will be awarded a post-graduate diploma certificate.