Mission & Objectives

Mission

 

Anant Fellowship aims to prepare and empower solutionaries who design, build and preserve a more equitable and sustainable built environment.

Objectives

  • To make the Fellowship a global platform that can bring together kind, committed and passionate individuals from diverse backgrounds to solve built environment challenges
  • To develop empathy, leadership, collaboration, perseverance and problem-solving skills in Fellows
  • To impart skills that would position Anant Fellows as thought leaders in any area that they choose to pursue

About ANANT FELLOWSHIP

Anant Fellowship in the built environment attracts passionate learners from diverse disciplines from around the globe. The programme is taught by a global set of talented academia and practitioners who empower Fellows to create equitable and sustainable solutions, by giving them the ability to view the world from multiple windows.

The curriculum is grounded in interdisciplinary learning and packed with exciting opportunities to interact with peers from diverse nationalities, cultures and world-views. Fellows receive a postgraduate diploma at the completion of the year-long programme.

Fellows acquire academic depth and expansive intellectual understanding to sustainably address complex societal issues by viewing the problem areas from multiple perspectives. They experience live projects, community engagement activities and classroom learning during their course.

What is ANANT FELLOWSHIP?

  • WHAT IS A FELLOWSHIP?
  • WHAT IS THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
  • ABOUT ANANT FELLOWSHIP
  • OPPORTUNITIES at ANANT FELLOWSHIP
  • LEARNING
  • ELIGIBILITY
  • FACULTY
  • PLACEMENT AND FUTURE PROSPECTS

A study fellowship (also known as classroom fellowship) like the Anant Fellowship is an intensive academic programme that provides a multidisciplinary perspective on global challenges. A fellowship programme creates a space for immersive learning and provides an opportunity for students to develop intellectual breadth on the latest academic developments.

Some key features of a fellowship programme are:

 

  • A multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach to academics with a focus on blended learning
  • Hands-on experience with practical modules that help develop a professional aptitude
  • Peer learning from Fellows of varied fields of study
  • Innovative pedagogical practices from a diverse set of global experts

Built environment is the human-made world as we know it. Since the time of early settlers, the built environment encompasses all human-made structures, features and facilities in which people live and work. It touches all facets of our lives and brings together various systems and structures essential to modern-day civilisation. These spaces and systems require enormous quantities of materials and often these materials are directly or indirectly responsible for environment degradation and/or climate change.

In the year 2015, the United Nations Members States adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.

The 17 integrated goals are built to have a special focus to achieve the common goal of global development that balances social, economic and environmental sustainability. Our programme is focused to understand the challenges to achieve goals such as ‘Sustainable Cities and Communities’, ‘Life on Land’ and ‘Climate Action’.

Anant Fellowship in built environment attracts passionate learners from diverse disciplines from around the globe. The programme is taught by a global set of talented academia and practitioners who empower Fellows to create equitable and sustainable solutions, by giving them the ability to view the world from multiple windows.

The curriculum is grounded in interdisciplinary learning and packed with exciting opportunities to interact with peers from diverse nationalities, cultures and world-views.

Fellows acquire academic depth and expansive intellectual understanding to sustainably address complex societal issues by viewing the problem areas from multiple perspectives. They experience live projects, community engagement activities and classroom learning during their course.

Diversity is one of our strongest pillars and we encourage students/practitioners from multiple disciplines to apply to the programme. Students receive a postgraduate diploma at the completion of the year-long programme.

The Anant Fellowship programme will provide opportunities such as:

  • Interdisciplinary learning from multidisciplinary courses, faculty and peers
  • Nurturing a career in the field of Built Environment, regardless of previous academic pursuit
  • Networking with industry leaders and global academics of repute
  • Building a global network of like-minded impact-driven professionals
  • Gaining the right exposure to national and international discourse on Built Environment
  • Developing a skill-set that will excel your professional and academic career
  • Understanding yourself on a deeper level and your relationship to society
  • Setting up your own start-up with our upcoming incubator

Develop skills such as Writing, Communication, Collaboration, Problem-Solving, Critical Thinking and Leadership that help them navigate better in the field of Built Environment. As Anant Fellows, you will learn from five tracks that are spread over 8 terms in the year-long Fellowship:

  • Domain and Technical: Train your mind to think broadly and deeply across topics like Green Urbanism, Earth-Based Construction Techniques, Transportation, Biomimicry, Design Thinking, Sustainable Architecture, Sustainable Waste Management, Multi-use Infrastructure and more. Enhance your core skills in architecture, design and planning
  • Societal and Cultural: View the world with multiple lenses and develop a new-age world-view with courses such as Art Appreciation, Philosophy of the Built Environment, Women, Society & India, Sustainable Heritage Development and more.
  • Communication: Cultivate the right communication and critical thinking skills that will help you fast-track your career in the field of Built Environment. Fellows are equipped with essential communication and writing skills such as Research Design, Visual Communication, Introduction to Media and Communication, Creative Writing and more.
  • Self-Growth: Understand yourself on a deeper level with a self-growth track that help students assess their personality, their habits and their collaborative skills. The track also includes modules which will help students to negotiate and develop resilience in difficult situations and environments.
  • Live-Action Project:This track gives Fellows an opportunity to understand how various operations reflect on the ground. It integrates learning from the other four tracks and helps to develop articulation, leadership, communication and project management skills within the Fellow.
  • The programme is open to students from all backgrounds. We encourage students from various disciplines such as Architecture, Design, Planning, Environmental Sciences, Civil Engineering, and other social science disciplines, to apply to the programme.
  • Applicants must have a sound academic record and should have successfully completed an undergraduate or postgraduate degree before the start of the Fellowship.
  • Applicants must be able to show a demonstrated commitment to improving the Built Environment, and an understanding of the issues pertaining to the area.
  • Anant Fellowship is committed to diversity; we invite applications from students and professionals of all age groups, socio-economic backgrounds, and geographies both in India and internationally.

Anant Fellowship provides the opportunity to interact and learn from academics and practitioners of global repute like Dr Amareswar Galla, Anunaya Chaubey, Dr Bindu Bhadana, Dr Renu Desai, Rodolphe el-Khoury, Indira Parikh and more. The visiting faculty believe in our mission to develop new-age thinkers and do-ers who are eco-conscious and proud owners of cultural heritage.

Our Career Services Office offers placement support and career guidance to our Fellows, many of whom have found their dream path with organisations such as Piramal, Lodha, Anthill Creations and more. Some Fellows have chosen to pursue entrepreneurship by taking their Live-Action Projects to the real-world, for example, Team Basera from the batch of 2018-19 has successfully launched a start-up with the support of incubators and funders, to improve the living conditions of migrant workers.

Many Fellows choose to pursue higher education from international institutes of repute, with the aid of scholarships such as Chevening, Fulbright and more. We provide networking opportunities to our students with exchange programmes such as the Salzburg Global Seminar. The incoming Fellows will be provided with an opportunity to launch their start-up with our soon-to-be-launched incubator.

Meet the EXPERTS

Anant Fellowship provides the opportunity to interact and learn from academics and practitioners of global repute like Dr Amareswar Galla, Dr Anunaya Chaubey, Dr Bindu Bhadana, Dr Renu Desai, Rodolphe el-Khoury, Indira Parikh and more. The visiting faculty believe in our mission to develop new-age thinkers and doers who are eco-conscious and proud owners of cultural heritage.

Partners WE WORK WITH

AnantU has strong partnerships with leading institutes and universities around the world. These top institutions work with AnantU to provide faculty and student exchange opportunities, and partner in joint research and curriculum innovation.

  • University of
    Pennsylvania
  • University of
    Miami
  • Bezalel academy of
    arts and design
  • Arizona State
    University
  • The Design
    Village India
  • Sustain Labs,
    Paris




 

The University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), an Ivy League research university in the United States of America, has partnered with Anant National University to enable us to become one of the top global institutes of India. UPenn has led various innovations in education and is collaborating with us to facilitate the design and delivery of new innovative academic programmes at AnantU.

UPenn supports activities such as faculty exchange, student exchange, joint research programmes and creation of innovative course content. In the academic year 2018-19, AnantU launched the Master of Design programme with a specialisation in Integrated Product Design, in collaboration with UPenn.



The University of Miami, a private research university in the United States of America, with over 16,000 students from across the globe, has partnered with Anant National University to further academic research. The School of Architecture (University of Miami) which offers cutting-edge programmes with leading international faculty is creating joint research programmes with AnantU faculty.

Our collaboration also facilitates designing and delivering of new programmes and curriculum for undergraduate and postgraduate students. The Dean of School of Architecture, University of Miami, Dr Rodolphe el-Khoury, is a visiting faculty for the Anant Fellowship programme at AnantU.

Established in 1906 by famous Israeli painter and sculptor Boris Schatz, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design (BAAD), in Jerusalem, Israel has partnered with Anant National University to help build AnantU into one of India’s top academic institution of global repute.

Bezalel’s strength stems from the numerous breakthroughs and its unique ability to respond and adapt to cultural changes. Through our collaboration, we have enabled faculty and students exchange by setting up credit transfer arrangement, besides creating joint teams for academic and administrative practices. BAAD also contributes to the creation of innovative academic programmes and course content at AnantU.

Arizona State University (ASU), one of the largest public universities in the United States of America, with 17 colleges featuring more than 170 cross-discipline centres and institutes, has partnered with Anant National University to create the right framework for an incubator and facilitate partnerships with a range of complementary incubators to provide access to multiple opportunities.

ASU supports the creation of an incubation paradigm that addresses the needs and opportunities in the built environment which is a focus area for AnantU. ASU also provides tight integration between Anant Fellowship curriculum, LAP and incubation.

The Design Village (TDV) was born out of responsibility towards design, towards society, towards India and the world, at large. Its mission is to be a global hub for design education and to promote and support development through design. TDV supports AnantU in the design and delivery of new programmes and curriculum for undergraduate and postgraduate students, including the Anant Fellowship programme.

TDV facilitates activities such as faculty exchange, creation of innovative academic programmes and course content at AnantU, student exchange programmes and the creation of joint academic teams to guide the implementation of best academic practices. In addition to this, TDV enhances student experiences at AnantU through a mix of innovative classwork and co-curricular activities.

Sustain Labs Paris is an enterprise based in India, France and New Zealand that turns around large organisations making them more sustainable. Sustain Labs has set up and established the Anant Centre for Sustainability at AnantU, which is responsible for supporting research and curriculum development activities related to sustainability in undergraduate, postgraduate and fellowship programmes.

The enterprise establishes research partnerships along with student and faculty exchange programmes with leading universities and institutions globally. It enhances the student experience at AnantU through a mix of innovative classwork, including research and practical problem-solving for the real world. Dr Miniya Chatterji, CEO of Sustain Labs is Director, Anant Centre for Sustainability and Anant Fellowship for Climate Action, a globally-recognised fellowship in the field of climate change.

Glimpses of ANANT FELLOWSHIP

Take a journey of the Fellowship through the years with our young solutionaries, our global experts and our vibrant leadership team.

Meet the PROGRAMME TEAM

Anant Fellowship is administered through the Programme Team that is responsible for managing its processes and activities such as academics, co-curricular engagements, admissions and career advancement services. The team will serve as the main point of contact for all matters concerning the Fellows’ participation in the programme.

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