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NASSCOM Design4India Summit 2018

Posted on 05, October 2018

25th and 26th of September were high points in the life of any designer for it was the day when NASSCOM DESIGN4INDIA summit took place. DESIGN4INDIA is a NASSCOM initiative aimed at changing the design and tech ecosystem in India. Design4India is a platform that caters to tech and design start-ups. It has enabled 500+ product start-ups, trained 5,000+ design thinking professionals, opportunities and solutions for India.

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Industrial Mind Restoration at Batik Printing Workshop

Posted on 23, September 2018

Avantika University had organized an industrial visit to the Bherugarh Batik Prints and Block Hand printing workshop situated in Ujjain. 23rd September 2018 was a hectic day for the students of Avantika university as everybody was getting to know the world of color, fabrics, textures and motifs. Batik Print is a type of wax-resisting dyeing technique which was originated in Indonesia. The visit started at 09:30hrs with every one of us eagerly waiting to get acq...

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SparkTalks with Mr. T.N. Hari (Head – HR, BigBasket)

Posted on 22, September 2018

This weekend had a special vibe to it, for this Saturday a very special guest blessed us with his presence. This time it was T.N. Hari, the HR Head of Big Basket. So you can guess the gravity of the event and how much we would have learnt that day.

Despite all his achievements he is one of the most humble persons one can ever meet. He is a graduate of IIT Madras and IIM Calcutta. In his career spanning 30 years, he has taken various engineering an...

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Launch of Toastmasters International Club at Avantika Campus

Posted on 21, September 2018

Friday, 21st September had a session in store for us. That afternoon was an orientation session to introduce to us the world of Toastmasters International. This organisation is an empire set up over 90 years ago and has changed many lives ever since. The non-profit organisation has over 3,52,000 members and 16,000 plus clubs all over the world.

One of the speakers enlightened us about story of how this name came about which was very int...

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SparkTalks with Ms. Mehek Malhotra

Posted on 14, September 2018

Avantika University has always been great at hand-picking the best people in the industry and having them interact with the students. This time too, there was an air of excitement, fun and the students were raring to meet the new guest. This time it was a visual artist who had been awarded 25 under 25 for her creative work in videography and digital animation. An alumnus of NIFT, this wonderful guest was known as the “Giggling Monkey” which had a pretty funny back-story by t...

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Crusaders for Tomorrow: An Initiative to seed social empathy

Posted on 09, September 2018

The morning of last Sunday turned out to be a very fruitful day for us. On this day, we visited Sewadham Ashram located on Barnagar road not more than a few kilometres away from Ujjain. It is a non-profit, non-government and internationally acclaimed organization, found by Sudhir Bhai Goyal in 1989 after years of witnessing terrible hardships in his life. As with all places like these, this one also had gone through their share of sufferings.

Afte...

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Importance of Right and Effective Communication

Posted on 07, September 2018

On the afternoon of Friday, 7th September we attended one of the quirkiest, most interesting of sessions. We were graced by the presence of Mr. Pankaj Kothari, a life guru who has trained tonnes of people and heads a company called Impact Educare and Training. He has been a part of Toastmasters Club for six years and has achieved the highest form of certification in it.

From the moment he started speaking to the moment he left, the entire c...

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SparkTalks with Wajid Khan

Posted on 04, September 2018

Friday, 31st August 2018, was quite a memorable day for the students of Avantika University with the world renowned Meta artist; WAJID KHAN, amongst them. Wajid Khan has a number of feathers in the cap which includes his name in the Guinness Book of World Records, Asia Book of Records and Limca Book of Records for his nail art and holds a patent for the same. Recently, he has been commissioned to design a unique sculpture for the 2020 FIFA World cup which wil...

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Industrial Mind Restoration at Tata International Limited

Posted on 24, August 2018

On the 24th  August 2018, was organized the students visit to Tata International Limited’s leather factory at Dewas. From the minute one, it was a great experience and we learnt tonnes of things about the manufacturing and processing of leather.

There are essentially three processes that create leather. Pre-Tanning, Tanning and Post-Tanning. The process that took place in this factory was the post tanning process. We were told by the T...

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Visit by President, Indore Chapter, CII YUVA

Posted on 18, August 2018

The Saturday morning came with a gloomy sky. But we had something great in store for us. Mr. Shankey Bansal who is the president of the Indore Chapter of YUVA walked in and shook the entire classroom from their almost sleepy mode. He was accompanied by Ms. Pooja Bansal. They both put up a flex board with the word ‘Young Indian’ written on it.

The interactive element got even more of a spark in our eyes. His confidence was really inspiring for...

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SparkTalks with Reap Benefit

Posted on 17, August 2018

At Avantika University, the students are given an opportunity where they can learn about the key points of their career as aspiring designers and engineers. The I-Connect Program is one such Platform. The string of iConnect program continued and the next guest speakers to enlighten the young minds were Mr. Kuldeep Dantewadia, Mr. Shashi Shekhar and Ms. Sarina Joseph. REAP BENEFITS; a start-up found by Mr. Kuldeep has already made a huge difference in many people’s lives...

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Activity based workshop with Ms. Alpa Jain

Posted on 10, August 2018

Another Friday, another guest!

This time the guest was an architect and a design professional with an extensive hands-on experience in spatial and retail designing. An alumnus of NID, she has worked under great Industrial designers like Michael Foley and Ajay Shah to name a few. But that’s not where she decided to limit herself. She went on to work and explore visual communication, logo designing and creative writing as well, this wonderful g...

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SparkTalks with Prathamesh Krisang

Posted on 03, August 2018

On 3, August 2018, an interesting session was conducted by Mr. Prathamesh Krisang; an award- winning filmmaker, self-made graphic designer and entrepreneur. The session started with the screening of the short-film “One Last Question” which highlights the struggle of the people of Assam during the secessionist movements of 1998.

He told us about his early life as an entrepreneur and how he started getting inclined towards 3-D Animation. He sta...

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The Sweating "100 Rupee Challenge"

Posted on 17, July 2018

My 100 rupees story brought me to the 'Smiles next door'. Let me begin about how all this started. I, along with my co-learners had a challenging task to earn minimum Rs. 100 as part of a survival activity given by our University. Here we were bare handed and we had to earn the amount in 2 hours and that was the twist in the task. As a personal opinion, I feel a twist makes a task more challenging and exciting. So, moving further we were dispersed and everyone wen...

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The visit to Jhabua

Posted on 09, March 2018

This year, Avantika University got the opportunity to participate in the visit to Jhabua, live with the village folk, understand their problems, and participate in the Halma Event. We, the students of Avantika University, were fortunate enough to meet the students of IIT, NITIE, and share and discuss our experiences.

Jhabua, a tribal village, consisting of 87% of the tribal population, lies on the border of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, and hosts an e...

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The journey through entrepreneurship

Posted on 09, March 2018

A journey through entrepreneurship.The journey through entrepreneurship
The 3 /s
Idea.
Implementation. Impact.

Avantika University was very fortunate this month to host Dr. Satyajit Majumdar & Mr. Raviraj Durwas from Tata Institute of Social Sciences.

Dr. Satyajit Majumdar is an undergraduate in Electrical and Industrial Engineering. He has a postgraduate degree in Management. He has a Ph.D. from BITS, ...

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Design your way to the future!

Posted on 06, February 2018

The world around us is driven by design. Everything that we see and experience is an extension of some or the other design. Design, along with beautifying a certain product, also plays a vital role in maximizing its functionality. It won’t be an exaggeration to say that design is the truest evidence of human evolution. In an era of extreme consumerism, a product’s worth is often directly proportional to its functionality as well as its appearance. A design professional must ...

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Dimension Data Powers India's First Design Centered Education Institution, Avantika University

Posted on 01, January 2018

Dimension Data, the global ICT Solutions and Services provider, today announced the successful implementation of the digital infrastructure for Avantika University, Ujjain. This implementation marks an important milestone in Avantika University's digital transformation journey as it is one of the largest projects undertaken within the Indian educational sector. Dimension Data designed and deployed the university's new infrastructure, and will also manage its IT assets and la...

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Communication Trust Power Workshop

Posted on 31, December 2017

“I AM
I CAN
I CAN COMMUNICATE
I CAN LEARN TO COMMUNICATE.”

Communication today, has become one of the most essential characteristic, that every individual wants to master. Communication isn't just about talking but its about listening, perceiving, understanding and analysing what we see , hear and touch.

Avantika University was very fortunate ...

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Avantika University Set To Introduce Unique Learning Pedagogy with the Highest International Quality

Posted on 05, December 2017

An MIT Pune Campus at Ujjain, Avantika University, will promote design thinking through their unique learning pedagogy. Avantika will mentor students on different levels about how to think in problems differently and build innovative solutions. With its creative thinking and experimentation based approach, Avantika will provide an open learning atmosphere for students that will help them realize their individual worth. Guided by some of the leading minds from the Indian educa...

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Avantika University to Offer Best-In-Class Training and Placement Facilities to Their Students

Posted on 05, December 2017

An MIT Pune Campus at Ujjain, Avantika University, is set to provide excellent training and placement opportunities to students with the support and guidance from industry's giants. To make sure that their undergraduates and postgraduates get maximum industrial exposure, MIT, Pune has on-going relationships with the globally recoginzed companies like Mahindra & Mahindra, Cognizant, Infosys, JPMorgan, L&T, and a lot more. The collaborations with world renowned global ...

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Create, change and transform with Avantika way of learning

Posted on 05, December 2017


Create, change and transform with Avantika way of learning

The career in Design is inevitably the next big revolution for the Indian education landscape as suggested by a variety of media reports and experts. Though historically, it is observed that young Indians choose options within conventional education with careers in en...

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MIT Pune's Avantika University to Offer Design Program for Churning out Creative Minds

Posted on 05, December 2017

An MIT Pune Campus at Ujjain, Avantika University is set to offer programs in design. Beginning 2017, they will offer Bachelor in Design (B.Des) and Master in Design (M. Des) in System Design, Industrial Design, and Communication Design. The different specialization is designed in conjunction with world's prominent educationist and will follow a unique 4 step academic model, including Foundation, Core, Professional and Integrated Experience. To put this extraord...

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Avantika University: Personifying Design Thinking Ideology In India!

Posted on 05, December 2017

When one contemplates a change in outlook for education, there are limited viewpoints that come into consideration for an average person. Perspectives relating to the development in the preliminary education with focus-diverting to other verticals is always pushing the idea of bringing about that change. While their impact can never be undermined, for advancement one needs to give equal emphasis with balancing the new and conventional education streams like engineering, law a...

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The Key Role of Design Thinking To Boost Innovation

Posted on 05, December 2017

In recent years, design thinking as a concept has become the vital tool in fuelling business innovation across the world. Today, it enables the creation of simple solutions that add value to our lives by improvising the quality of services. Thereby, almost every organization is always on the lookout for employees with creative thinking skills who can help flourish their business. In fact, various business studies from the recent times indicate that solutions derived from a de...

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How Innovations Actually Happen in Organizations?

Posted on 05, December 2017

Today Post-Its are globally one of the top five most popular office supply products. But do you hear the story of how the sticky notes called 'Post-It' were invented?

It took 3M almost 12 years to commercialize it after a 3M scientist Spencer Silver failed to create a super strong adhesive to be used for aero industry in building planes and instead he developed an incredibly weak, pressure sensitive adhesive called Acrylate Copolymer Microspheres. But...

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What is the Importance of Studying Macro Economics?

Posted on 05, December 2017

Macro Economics is aggregative economics which examines the interrelation among various aggregates, their determination and causes of fluctuations in them. The practical importance of macroeconomics has been carefully analyzed in points below.

  • Various national problems like overpopulation, inflation, balance of payment are underpinning the underdeveloped economies. The study of macroeconomics helps to bring a check on these issues.
  • Macroeconomics enables studying the ...

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Unfolding the New Era of Industrial Design for today's complex world

Posted on 05, December 2017

Industrial Design as an education discipline aims at nurturing creative minds by undertaking a combined approach of technology learning with enhanced conceptualizing abilities. It is intended to train students to become astute thinkers so that they can clearly understand problems faced by people and even solve them through a creative approach. The major learning components of industrial design include hands-on knowledge, articulation and visualization skills, along with moder...

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"Business as Usual" will not do

Posted on 05, December 2017

avantika design thinking workshop


It could be an organization making a diverse range of tangible products, or delivering all kinds of services, or imparting school or professional education. It does not matter at what level you are in the organization, you could be the owner or a stakeholder; and does not matter what your key deliv...

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Demystifying design thinking for India

Posted on 05, December 2017

March, 2017 Dr. Sanjay Dhande

  • Design Thinking - Definition and what all comprises DT
  • Concept
  • Evolution of Design Thinking
  • India Inc f...

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Economics and Finance Programs with Avantika University

Posted on 05, December 2017

Develop Understanding of Theoretical Finance and the Economic Framework

The development of any country depends on its economic growth that is achieved over a period. In this competitive scenario, a country needs more emphasis on economics to accomplish development. This can happen only with right education, knowledge, skills, competencies and other attributes that are relevant to the economic growth of the country. Thus, fina...

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UG Program in Engineering: A Full-Time Program that focuses on Developing Technical Leaders of Future

Posted on 05, December 2017

Highly sophisticated engineering tools and assets have always been the key to enjoying a stress-free life. Be it our daily chores, or doing something new, the presence of engineering tools are sure to get your task done the right way, and with less effort. Though these complex tools make the task simpler, but creating them still requires a considerable knowledge of engineering field. It does not matter whether it is an electronic equipment or related to construction, or a mec...

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Pursue UG in Industrial Design for better career opportunities

Posted on 05, December 2017

The Design is the core of industrial development. The proper designing of systems enable development of reliable products that enhance the lifestyle of common people. Manufacturing is one such paradigm of the industrial revolution which requires a primary emphasis of Design.

When it comes to India's manufacturing sector, the country is currently lagging far behind to the most of the developed and developing nations. The country's manufac...

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Electronics and Communication Engineering: A Four Year Program Designed on the Philosophy of Liberal Education Principles

Posted on 05, December 2017

Be it the advent of computers, or sophisticated equipment; Engineering has always been a key to the development of newer technologies over the years. With the evolved times, we are witnessesing newer and finer branches of Engineering being announced that will help and support the learners of today with the focused understanding and better decipher the concepts which can be applied in real life.

Among the various engineering streams, electronics and ...

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Avantika University: The Game Changer In The World Of Design Education!

Posted on 05, December 2017

When one thinks of bringing about a paradigm shift in the education world, there are very few facets that come into the minds of the typical individual. While classifying this one has to spare a thought for focus verticals which have always lent a helping hand in shaping the education of our times for students.Fields like design, architecture, law and many others have also paid a significant role in shaping the modern education for society, along with medicine and engineeri...

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First phase of Academic Advisory Board meet concluded at Pune

Posted on 05, December 2017

August 20, 2016
First phase of Academic Advisory Board meet concluded at Pune

Avantika University, India's first design university had their first Academic Advisory Board meeting at Pune, India on Saturday, August 20, 2016. The meeting witnessed presence from an extremely elite panel. It had a grandeur ...

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Why is Industrial Design considered as a Backbone of Manufacturing Industry?

Posted on 05, December 2017

India is a growing service market across a variety of different disciplines is it software, tourism, hospitality, or any other. However, when it comes to the manufacturing sector, the country is lagging behind from most of the developed and developing nations. The reason behind this is the shortage of good industrial designer for a vast majority of manufacturing firms. Therefore, it presents with an awesome opportunity for the students to establish their career in an ev...

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Unleash new age learning, with Avantika University

Posted on 05, December 2017

August, 2016
Unleash new age learning, with Avantika University

With the objective of reaching out to the student community by exploring fun with learning, Avantika University, India's first design university recently organized a design workshop recently with a mixed batch of over 100 design education asp...

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The Importance of Design Thinking in Education

Posted on 05, December 2017

For being successful in today's highly competitive world, one requires to develop a different and somewhat unique set of skills. There are no specific set of rules about how to develop these skills or how many tests one needs to clear to prove their creativity. Some people are born creative, states a famous saying, but interestingly everyone has the seed of creativity in them. And essentially it is their education which really decides their creative inclination.

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Why Design Is An Excellent Career Opportunity For You

Posted on 05, December 2017

A career in Design is a rewarding option for many as it enables them with pursuing their passion and creative instincts. If you have it for you to comprehend the logic behind every design and appreciate the beautiful blend of various elements to create a masterpiece, design is your destination. However, before you enter the professional arena, you require training and guidance. Moreover, this is where the programs by Avantika University emerge as a game changer for you. Read More >>




Changing paradigm of Indian education with design as focus

Posted on 05, December 2017

July 5, 2016

  • Indian education premises what all it comprises today, with possibilities and options for future
  • Design as a discipline in India
  • Trends

The design as a work discipline has achieved a whole new dimension today,...

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Newer imperative for a specialized design thinking curriculum

Posted on 05, December 2017

Modern education system in India, like the rest of the world has witnessed a drastic shift since its inception. At present, there are a variety of options that are being made available to students to help them pursue education of their choice. Off late we have even seen a variety of configuration to customize the education methodology, with subjects, projects that are customized to student interests. The options and oppor...

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Rethinking a design thinking approach to create practical business solutions

Posted on 05, December 2017

Companies of today have a greater pressure to innovate than ever. Most of them spent trillions of dollars on Research and Development (R&D), yet the research has shown that more than 85 percent of their developed products fail. The sustainable differentiation from the technology and business-focused innovation could be attributed as the possible reason. Even though most of them are innovation envy yet not all of them y...

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Why we do, what we do - Is there a problem with our approach?

Posted on 05, December 2017

Education plays a paramount role in our lives. India as a country has come a long way in ways to impart higher education. With several examples across a variety of streams, our education system has seen a transformation across the ages. A visible, rapid expansion is evident in the higher education system of India. Currently, we are world's largest centre enrolling over 70 million students. With1.4 million schools a...

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UG Programs: Design: Helps Explore Innovative Ways to Develop Your Individual Viewpoint

Posted on 05, December 2017

A pressurized individual during their academics is often unable to compete in this highly competitive world. Whereas on the other hand, those who like thinking out-of-the-box and do things in innovative ways are successful in their respective lives and are appreciated everywhere.

Creativity as a skill can be inculcated and developed through academic learning that focuses on promoting innovative ideas that make the difference for any business or s...

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Is Indian Education System Ready to Counter the Disruption around the world?

Posted on 01, December 2017

A revised curriculum in the Indian education system is quite essential to cope-up with the disruptive economic and industrial situations of the world. We live in an era of a technological revolution where we need to raise the global standards of education is quite essential. Indian educationists must take sustainable steps to imbibe core ethics that help provide advancement in education methodology. MIT Pune's Avantika University is a front-runner in this space, located in ...

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