Anant National University

QED is a national-level design contest for young ‘solutionaries’ organised by India’s first Design University, Anant National University, with prizes worth Rs 5 lakhs to be won. The contest has two preliminary stages and a final stage. We have completed our preliminary stages and have arrived at the final stage of the contest. In this final event, the finalists will be presenting their work to a panel of esteemed jury members.

The contest has two categories, one for students and one for young professionals. We have received an overwhelming response from across the country, in both categories.

Meet the Winners

Exciting prizes

Engage (Stage 2)


Design (Stage 3)


QED Teaser
About us

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India's 1st Design University

Anant National University (AnantU), located in a lush green campus in Ahmedabad, is the India’s first Design University. It is committed to nurturing Solutionaries, people who are revolutionary in their thinking, but solution-oriented in their approach. It is committed to changing the discourse in design education by making it multidisciplinary, industry-relevant, and with a focus on sustainability and design thinking.

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QED Finalists

Out of 100+ entries that we received from students, we have shortlisted 10 entries for the final event. Out of 30+ entries that we received from young professionals, we have shortlisted 8 entries for the final event. Anant National University congratulates the 10 finalists from the Student category and the 8 finalists from the Young Professionals category who have made it to the final event.


Contest Stages

Owing to the pandemic the final event will take place online, where our 18 finalists (from young professionals and students category) will present their work in front of a jury of leading entrepreneurs, practitioners and academics of India. Friends, family and design enthusiasts are welcome to join us via Zoom or Facebook Live, to witness these young ‘solutionaries’ in action.

Date: 21st June 2020, Sunday

10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Young Professionals category) - Register Here
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Students category) - Register Here

The best design solutions will be awarded and taken up further for production.

Winners will be awarded prizes worth
₹ 75000/-
₹ 50000/-
₹ 25000/-

All other participants of Stage 3 will be awarded prizes worth ₹ 7500/- each!