Avantika is conceived and envisioned as India’s first Design-Centered University and is spearheaded by the eminent educationist, Dr. Sanjay Dhande – Former Director IIT Kanpur. The spirit of creativity and innovation, complemented by design thinking and intellectual boldness is the central theme at Avantika. The unique academic model is based on an integrated trans-disciplinary approach that harmoniously amalgamates design with various disciplines on a solid foundation of liberal education.
The university offers Design-Centric Learning with, the academic structure intended not just to support student’s professional growth but also develop them as the next generation innovators and entrepreneurs. The freedom of thinking is non-negotiable in this university. The thought behind this endeavor – as perceived and visualized by MIT Pune – is to revive the status of Ujjain as a leading center of liberal learning, thereby preserving its history and contributing towards the welfare of the society.
With a strong emphasis on design thinking and synthesis oriented education, Avantika is poised to explore and catalyze an era of creativity, innovation, and enterprise.