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who would like to understand cities, urban systems and their relationship for designing future cities. This programme is for students who want to be a part of urban solutions through a multidisciplinary approach.
analytical, design and communication skills to work within the framework of social, cultural, political and economic systems, as a response to the rapid urbanisation.
Students learn to collate inferences in a multidisciplinary manner to find solutions to various urban problems across four verticals: Society & People, Environment & Ecology, Technology & Networks and Management & Governance. The distinct but interrelated modules are carefully curated as a convergence of two or more verticals, to accord students with knowledge of the complexities in urban areas.
The programme imparts appropriate skills required for implementing urban solutions through the project cycle such as envisaging & designing, stakeholders consultation, negotiation & conflict resolution to project financing & implementation. The Design Charrettes in the first year and the Capstone Project in the second year are platforms to effectively utilise the skills learnt during the programme.
The pedagogy facilitates hands-on learning through real-life situations, cases and experiences. Building on this, the students of Urban Design and Development are required to undertake a capstone project executed over two semesters in the second year. The project provides the students with an opportunity to connect and work with real stakeholders, funding agencies and implementing authority, ensuring extended association with them through the project life cycle in the form of professional internship.
This programme has been enriching. It helped me develop critical thinking and took me through the subjective journey of different aspects like cultural, heritage, legal and legislation, various formal and informal system and numerous types of infrastructure, each used to complete the urban canvas, giving it a unique Identity. It also allowed me to look at the macro issue of increasing urbanisation and the changes it brings.
This programme taught me more about architecture, planning and strategic management in the context of Urban Design. This multidisciplinary programme made my journey an enriching experience. The courses offered as part of Urban Design are interesting and challenging especially Research Thinking, Unintended Cities, Society-Culture and People, Urban Analysis and Representation. The programme enhanced our sense of teamwork and helped us to look at urban issues with solution-oriented mindset.
The programme lays more emphasis on practical knowledge which makes learning an enjoyable experience. This course helps students improve their creative and critical thinking skills, and gives opportunities for hand-on industry experience. The supportive and experienced faculty and the friendly atmosphere of the University make AnantU an incredible experience.
The creative energy from various fields of design keeps one inspired. The experienced faculty, who are a combination of myriad professionals such as architects, planners, designers, among others, are from all walks of life, which adds to the learning. The programme expands one's knowledge of architecture and design and helps to look at urban issues from multiple perspectives. The interaction with peers and the faculty helps one to develop personality and enhance creative skills.
This programme is curated on the premise that the present and future of urban transformations is focused on appropriate design intervention, after adequate public consultation and followed by robust implementation mechanism.
The programme encourages students to collate inferences in a multidisciplinary manner to find solutions to various urban problems. This is done across four verticals: Society & People; Environment & Ecology; Technology & Networks; and Management & Governance. The distinct but interrelated modules are carefully curated and designed, as a convergence of two or more verticals, which gives students the knowledge of the complexities in urban areas and introduces them to varied perspectives.
Master of Design in Urban Design at AnantU is an interface of architecture, urban planning and strategic management. Poised to prepare urban solutionaries, the programme is designed to prepare professionals who can work on the project cycle from conceptualisation to implementation. The scale of projects is focussed on the neighbourhood and local area, within the context of larger urban systems.
Graduates from any discipline who have secured a minimum of 50% in his/her graduation exams are eligible to apply. Students need to take an entrance test and submit a portfolio, followed by a personal interview with the admissions committee.
The University offers bridge courses as part of the M.Des. programme. It has designed these courses to enable students from different educational backgrounds to acquire skill sets required to pursue the programme successfully. These bridge courses impart a fundamental understanding of design to create a strong foundation for students.
Depending on the candidate’s level of experience and size of the company, the salary can range from Rs.4 lakhs per annum to Rs 25 lakhs per annum.