The first weekly session of iConnect conducted on Friday was the one wherein students of communication design were in for a treat. We had Mr Sanjay Reddy, the founder of REDTIN STUDIOS and an avid storyteller. He took us along a journey with him to his Alma Mater in Uttar Pradesh's technical Institute. He spoke about how he doodled through his bachelor's in engineering only to have a revelation later that designing was what he wanted to pursue. He also got into the prestigiou...Read More >>
Does anyone wonder or think of living in a world where you make a phone call and you get to see the person you are talking to at the same time? That would be so cool and futuristic. We welcomed Mr Soumya Ranjan, who introduced us to Virtual and Augmented Reality. Ever since childhood, we were very much interested in playing video games and waited till the next console came out. This time we had the opportunity to think about designing one with the benefit of artificial intell...Read More >>
Avantika Universitys new semester started a couple of weeks back. And the first iConnect of this new semester was conducted on 2nd Aug 2019. And what better way to hit it off than inviting someone who had changed our views and mindset dynamically about the experience economy in the past as well? Also, this time, there was a surprise for the students. Two speakers had joined us instead of one! We had Amber Krishan, VP of PayU, India and Hitesh Agrawal, Chief Bu...Read More >>
When it comes to inviting guests from all around the industry, Avantika University never fails to deliver the expectations and the standards it has set. This time the session was about design and how closely it intertwines with advertising, branding, and marketing. Also, we were in a treat for the load of knowledge about learning what User Experience means. This time we had Aditya Nagar, founder of Galactic Hobby Square which has 6 year history in helping Military & ...Read More >>
A lot of times we think that design is something incorporeal. Design is constantly evolving every hour. An innovation, a new spark, a new form all leads to the growth of the design sector. We the students at Avantika had the pleasure of listening to Amber Krishan, an accomplished UX Executive, with a strong background in managing large user experience design programs, design led innovation, and helping organizations build UX capability & staff.
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Life is always full of surprises in Avantika especially on Fridays. We had an exuberant guest who had bounteous amounts of experience in areas of start-ups and the rapidly growing industry of 3D Printing. This dynamic guest was Nikhil Furtado.
Nikhil Furtado is a mechanical engineer by profession, born and brought up in Mysore. He is a serial entrepreneur having founded his first company, Hidden Reflections, a design and marketing agency at the age...Read More >>
Avantika university has always done a great job at providing exposure. March 1, 2019, we had the extremely talented and experienced Arpita Banerjee and Siddharth Gaikwad on campus.
Arpita, an Industrial Designer from NID holds 15-years of experience in the design industry. Her work contributes towards the health sector in fields like diabetes, urology, cardiac care, womens health, oncology etc. She has worked closely with United Nations and has mul...Read More >>
Friday 22-02-19 was all LIGHTS, CAMERA AND ACTION at Avantika University for we were visited by a very popular guest straight from the bedazzling clasps of Bollywood. Naved Aslam is a man as big as the screen he is seen on. He was born and brought up in the bustling city of Delhi. He has been an actor, director and screenwriter for many TV series, movies and more. Aslam has been trained in the classical Indian vocal music and has pursued a postgraduate degree in mass com...Read More >>
Friday, 15th February 2019, was a fairly astounding day, for there was a special treat for all the students at Avantika University. This time the guest was a highly renowned communication designer with superior works in branding. This phenomenal guest, (a prodigy of MIT-ID to say the least) was Amir Khan Pathan. He is a communication designer who started his own studio after college known as Amir Khan Pathan Studios, working with many brands and amplifying thei...Read More >>
Sometimes the best things in the world are those which you long yearn for and then one day it all comes true. 8th and 9th Feb 2019 marked two such days for the students of Avantika University. We had the most amazing guests, who came to visit us all the way from Nagpur, Maharashtra. These two individuals have skyrocketed the concept of Designer and the connotation for what it stands. These two were, Tanul and Lalit Vikamshi, Co-founders of AlagAng...Read More >>
The power of voice is immense and knowing how important it is, we all were truly excited to have a person like RJ Anjali, a popular RJ based in Indore, to tell us more about the fascinating life of being an RJ. The session of 18th January had a different enthusiasm altogether as every one of us woke up too eager to know the story behind this successful 24-year-old. One of the many feathers in her cap comprised the nomination for AIB International Awards for her campaign #Hoon...Read More >>
The Friday of 25th of January, we were all very excited. This was an opportunity like no other. We were being visited by the kind of person we had never seen before. Amit K. Gehlot started as an advertising agent and then went towards space and material desig...Read More >>
Each college student has a lot going on in his mind, sometimes this student is not able to manage all his work or assignments on time and gets a little sulky. This is the best time for this individual to get some impetus and considering the pretty hectic schedule of students at Avantika University, this weekend they organised a great SparkTalks session with a leading motivational speaker who is a prominent figure in the industry. This wonderful guest was none other than ...Read More >>
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.
In this...Read More >>
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...Read More >>
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...Read More >>
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...Read More >>
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...Read More >>
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...Read More >>
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...Read More >>
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...Read More >>
On the 24th August 2018, was organized the students visit to Tata International Limiteds 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...Read More >>
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...Read More >>
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 peoples lives...Read More >>
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 thats 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...Read More >>
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...Read More >>
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...Read More >>
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...Read More >>
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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, ...Read More >>
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 wont be an exaggeration to say that design is the truest evidence of human evolution. In an era of extreme consumerism, a products worth is often directly proportional to its functionality as well as its appearance. A design professional must ...Read More >>
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...Read More >>
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 ...Read More >>
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...Read More >>
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 ...Read More >>
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...Read More >>
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...Read More >>
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...Read More >>
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...Read More >>
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...Read More >>
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.
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...Read More >>
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...
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...Read More >>
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...Read More >>
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 ...Read More >>
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...Read More >>
August 20, 2016
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 ...Read More >>
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...Read More >>
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...Read More >>
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.
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 >>
July 5, 2016
The design as a work discipline has achieved a whole new dimension today,...Read More >>
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...Read More >>
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...Read More >>
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...Read More >>
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...Read More >>
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 ...Read More >>