- Core Courses
- 176 Credits
- Elective Courses
- 14 Credits
- Related Study Programmes
(offered in Summer semester)
- 10 Credits
who see possibilities where others cannot. Individuals who approach problems from multiple angles, taking a special interest in interpreting space and understanding the significance of habitation, society and culture.
a programme that repositions/re-envisions architectural education. A programme that stimulates creativity and provides an opportunity to work with the latest technologies to address the challenges of sustainable living.
All the undergraduate students at Anant National University undergo a common foundation programme which provides them with a basic understanding of architecture and design fields. As a part of the foundation year, students engage with a set of common courses taught by artists, designers, theorists and performance artists who represent various fields of expertise.
Foundation programme courses are introductory in nature and prepare the students for advanced courses offered during the upcoming years. The programme enables students with practical skills and introduces them to a broad and yet detailed interdisciplinary approach towards a critical analysis of cultural, socio-economic, political factors etc. and their effect on the practice of art and design. The programme acquaints the students with the following courses:
Note: The courses in the foundation year are subject to periodic revisions and are as per the approval of the board of studies of each programme.
Technology: How the building is made and how the building works
History/Theory:Understanding Time, Place, Context
Skill Development:Communicate ideas and concepts
Design Studio: Simulation of real-life projects
The Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) is a student-centric methodology that gives students the freedom to choose courses across disciplines. Students can opt for additional courses and complete more than the minimum required credit score in any semester. All courses are allotted credits based on the number of instruction and practice hours. In order to earn credits, students must obtain a passing grade in that course and maintain a minimum of 80% attendance. Credits are defined based on different parameters, such as student workload, learning outcomes and contact hours.
One of the key highlights of this programme is the semi-rural housing studio. As part of this course, we were taken on a field trip to Bhuj which helped us understand community thinking and people-centric space planning. We learned about the role of gender and religion in architecture, and how spaces are linked with community and occupation. Since the pandemic, even though all the classes are being conducted online, the essence of the studio remained intact. Individual classes, constructive criticism, online dissemination of material have kept us engaged throughout.
The programme expanded my vision towards architecture and helped me develop strong command and determination over the subject. The curriculum is majorly studio-based which helped me look at things logically and statistically. The culture of the campus inspired me to co-exist with nature and the infrastructural facilities made learning productive. The teaching fraternity gave a thorough insight into the concepts and was approachable all the time. At AnantU, I am always surrounded by creative and intelligent individuals.
The programme gave me an opportunity to interact and work with talented peers who hail from different cities. I got to work on models and drawings, engaged in constructive discussions with faculty, which were beneficial for me. Their different approach to pedagogy made mundane subjects such as History interesting. I got to explore things that helped me gain a new perspective. The electives offered unconventional subjects which made learning an absorbing experience. Supportive faculty and vibrant culture at AnantU makes this programme worth pursuing.