1. What is liberal education?
Liberal education focuses on providing the skills and perspectives to students, which are considered an
essential part of leading an ethical and purposeful life. Essentially, liberal education incorporates breadth
and depth across multiple disciplines. Typically, students have an option to select from a variety of
courses in different disciplines and declare their dedicated course of study after exploring their interests.
2. What is the meant by interdisciplinary education?
Interdisciplinary education gives students the opportunity to break-free from traditional educational
patterns and gives them the freedom to choose what they want to study. Education at Avantika gives
students the much-needed opportunity to understand where their interest areas lie in the Foundation
year and then choose if they want to study core disciplines or choose from other fields to make their own
3. Do students have to declare their specialization at the time of admission?
No, the selection takes place at the start of third semester after the completion of the mandatory
4. How viable is it to pursue two core specialization at the same time?
5. What is the process of course registration at Avantika?
It is very much viable to pursue multiple specializations at the same time and the same can be realized
by selecting the elective courses accordingly.
For Example – A Product Design student can select all electives from User Experience Design to have
Course registration is mandatory to be done at the start of every semester by the students which is
facilitated by an online process. The students after duly completing the online course registration
process, needs to submit signed print-out of the form in the Student’s Office. Students who do not
complete this process are not allowed to attend the class until course registration is done.
6. What is the nature of collaboration with partner institutions?
7. What is the learner to faculty ratio at Avantika?
Avantika has collaborated with global universities such as Aalto University Design Factory Global
Network, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Tel Aviv
University, Universidade de Brasilia, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, BRNO University of
Technology, Institute of Scientific Instruments of the Czech Academy of Sciences, and National
Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, for Hi-tech lab complex, curriculum design, research
collaborations, faculty exchange as well as student exchange programs. Apart from this, we have
collaborated with various Industry partners and facilitated various association with different organizations
for the academic upliftment of the programs.
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The learner to faculty ratio at Avantika is 1:10.
8. What are the timings of classes in the University?
9. Should students bring their own laptops?
The regular time table is 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. However, the academic rigour expects the students to put
in extra hours in studios, labs and workshops for completing their projects. The University will as such be
There will be times when the classes might be conducted beyond the stipulated hours or on holidays and
weekends especially by industry or foreign faculty.
Students must carry their own laptops to campus when they move in. Almost all courses require constant
use of laptops in the form of preparation for assignments, exams or assignments.
10. Can students travel back home during weekends?
We strongly discourage students going back home on weekends but yes in genuine cases the same can
be considered. It also depends on the work assignments of the students, usually students stay engaged
in various activities inside the campus, and hence require time for such activities also.
11. Will the University’s academic timetable permit students to undergo training in a sport or
extracurricular activity outside the campus?
The course is rigorous and undergoing training outside campus will be difficult for students.
12. How many hours of academic work does a student have to put-in in a week?
13. If a student is not so good at a particular subject, how and how often can he approach a
professor to work on his or skills in the area?
On an average, the students put in 30 hours of work per week. However, they are expected to put in
equal number of hours for completing their assignments and projects.
The students may approach their professors anytime, just by informing them on prior basis so that even
the faculties may adjust their schedule accordingly.
14. Do students have the options to pursue extra-curricular and co-curricular activities?
Yes, the students are in fact encouraged to participate in activities apart from the Academics. There are
various sports events and internal clubs that engage students in various activities of their interest.
15. Is the Avantika degree recognised by education institutions abroad?
Avantika is a State Private University established by the Government of Madhya Pradesh, through
an Act of State Legislature and is approved by UGC. Obviously, the degree is recognized by education
16. Will the faculty member help me to decide my specialization at the end of Foundation year?
Faculties at Avantika act as student’s mentors and their involvement in the student’s academic journey is
quite prominent as a guiding light. On the basis of continuous assessment, the faculty keeps track of the
student’s areas of strengths and weaknesses and throughout guide them accordingly.
17. Can I change in the major and minor specialization combination?
There is an opportunity to change the major and minor declarations till Semester 4, i.e. end year 2 and
take new major or minors provided the prerequisites of the new major and minor are already met.
Avantika University’s educational model puts due emphasis in giving industry-oriented exposure to its
students. The Industry Relations cell works rigorously to provide industry-oriented input to the young
learners by means of Internships, Expert Sessions on campus, Industry visits etc. It is precedented that
the students get internship opportunities in the Industry from 2nd semester onwards. Apart from this,
every Friday, experts from various domains conduct workshops and sessions to update and upgrade the
student’s knowledge bank and keep them abreast with industry requirements.