About Anant Fellowship



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


  • 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 encourage empathy, leadership, collaboration, perseverance and problem-solving qualities in Fellows
  • To position Anant Fellows as thought leaders across diverse disciplines

Built environment is the human-made element of our surroundings. Dating back to the time of early settlers, the built environment has evolved and morphed into almost all elements of human lifestyle. It brings together various systems and structures essential to the way of life of modern-day civilizations. The scale of the built environment encompasses all human-made structures, features and facilities in which people live, play, work and do business.

Anant Fellowship is a one-year post-graduate diploma programme at Anant National University, Ahmedabad. The multidisciplinary programme is designed to prepare and empower students and young practitioners to create equitable and sustainable solutions for the built environment. The interdisciplinary approach is not only focused on urban development and sustainability but also explores disciplines such as art appreciation, philosophy, social sciences, design thinking and gender studies. Anant Fellowship offers classroom learning combined with hands-on experience, field visits and mentoring from inspiring faculty and experts from all over the world.

Fellowship Snapshots

Anant Fellows are from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, geographies, academic disciplines and age groups. The fellowship cultivates an inclusive environment for all gender identities among each cohort. Our cadre of 120 fellows from over 14 countries globally are encouraged to practice empathy, leadership and collaboration with each other and their community.

Anant Fellowship Partners

  • Pratt Institute
  • Gandhi Fellowship

In 2019, AnantU collaborated with Pratt Institute for Studio of Experiments (SOE), an advanced studio in Pratt’s School of Architecture. The joint studio is led by Priyamwada Singh, Founder-Principal Architect, Common Ground Practice at AnantU and Brennan Buck, Principal, FreelandBuck, at Pratt Institute. Anant Fellows and Pratt Gaud students worked on New Delhi’s Lutyen Zone to understand how architecture constructs identity – for itself, its inhabitants and its site- to define the nuances of the community.

Gandhi Fellowship is an experiential 2-year residential fellowship course in transformation leadership. For the last 10 years, Gandhi Fellowship has empowered young women and men to groom themselves into change leaders who go on to create large scale social and public systems change, where each fellow is fueled by the philosophy of “Build Self, Build Nation”.

The program is designed to bring out one’s entrepreneurial thinking and leadership skills in order to create lasting changes in society.


Anant Fellowship has a rigorous and effective placement process. The Fellowship supports Fellows whether they choose to find employment, move on to higher studies, seek entrepreneurship opportunities or create their own future pathways. Our multidisciplinary curriculum and diverse cohort allow our fellows to be placed in the social sector, educational sector, urban development and policy sectors, design and architecture practices and government. Anant Fellows coming from any background leave qualified and equipped to explore a wide arrange of roles and opportunities from almost any sector.

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Fellow Testimonials