Anant National University

Anant National University (AnantU or ANU) is a private university[3] located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. It was established in 2016 by the Laxman Gyanpith Trust through The Gujarat Private Universities (Amendment) Act, 2016.[4] The University offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in design, architecture and built environment.

Anant National University
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TypePrivate
Established2016; 5 years ago (2016)
PresidentAjay Piramal[1]
ProvostAnunaya Chaubey[1]
Students495[2]
Undergraduates495[2]
Location, ,
23°01′40″N 72°25′34″E / 23.027808°N 72.425989°E / 23.027808; 72.425989Coordinates: 23°01′40″N 72°25′34″E / 23.027808°N 72.425989°E / 23.027808; 72.425989
AffiliationsUGC, COA
Websiteanu.edu.in

HistoryEdit

The inception of Anant National University happened in 2011 when Anant Institute of Architecture, affiliated to Gujarat University, was established. In 2014, the Anant Institute of Planning was established, and was affiliated to Gujarat Technological University. In the next year 2015, the Anant Institute of Design was established in affiliation to Gujarat University.

Finally in 2016, it was granted the status of a private university, and Anant National University was established as India's first Design University.[5]

AcademicsEdit

At the undergraduate level, the University offers a five-year, full-time Bachelor of Architecture programme,[6] and a four-year, full-time Bachelor of Design programme with specialisations in space design, interaction design, product design, communication design, environmental design, fashion and textile design, and trans-disciplinary design. In 2017, AnantU launched a fellowship program for built environment, a one-year, full-time, post-graduate diploma programme.[7] The University also offers two-year, full-time Master of Design programme with specialisations in integrated product design and urban design.

AffiliationEdit

Like all private universities in India, AnantU is recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC).[3] The Bachelor of Architecture programme is approved by the Council of Architecture (COA) for 88 seats.[8]

AwardsEdit

Anant National University’s flagship programme, Anant Fellowship, was recognised for its innovative pedagogy and curriculum by ET Now at the 2018 Making Of Developed India (MODI) Awards.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Governing Body". anu.edu.in. Anant National University. Archived from the original on 9 September 2017. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b "About". anu.edu.in. Anant National University. Archived from the original on 11 September 2017. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b "State Private Universities in Gujarat". www.ugc.ac.in. University Grants Commission. Retrieved 28 November 2019. Listed as "Anant Natinal [sic] University".
  4. ^ "The Gujarat Private Universities (Amendment) Act, 2016" (PDF). Gujarat Gazette. Government of Gujarat . 6 May 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Anant National University Brochure 2017" (PDF). Anant National University. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 September 2017. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Bachelor of Architecture". anu.edu.in. Anant National University. Archived from the original on 11 September 2017. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Anant Fellowship". The Tribune. 26 July 2017. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Status With Intake of Architectural Institutions in India as on September 08, 2017". Council of Architecture. 8 September 2017. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Anant National University wins ET Now Making of Developed India Award". Times of India. 21 February 2018.

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