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JKLU Launches Institute of Design: Creating a New Paradigm in Design Education

Press Trust of India  |  JAIPUR 

/ -- - JK Lakshmipat University's (JKLU) new will offer 4-year, full-time Bachelors of Design degree recognized by UGC,

- Created by the well-known Prof. A. Balasubramanian, the course will offer design, interaction design and interdisciplinary design


- The new will help bridge and fuse the core JKLU disciplines of Institute of and

- First Design Entrance Test scheduled on 2nd 2019

Strengthening further its portfolio of excellent higher offerings, (JKLU) has launched its Institute of Design, which will offer Bachelors of Design (B.Des) degree, providing a lucrative avenue for the many high school graduates who have a passion for arts and design and dream of shaping their career in the domain.

The B.Des at JKLU is a 4-year full-time, graduate degree programme, recognized by UGC, The Programme provides an opportunity for students to experience industry in their classroom, making them ready to create experiences for people once they complete the program.

To complement its programmes in Engineering, Technology and Business Management, the B.Des degree at the much acclaimed Jaipur-based academic institution will provide design, interaction design and interdisciplinary design.

"We are aiming to bring about a fresh, new, approach to design education, which is collaborative in nature and integrative in process. It is both unique and relevant for the neo-designer, somebody who is at-ease working in the studios, experimenting at the labs and in presenting at board rooms. To achieve this, we are re-imagining the curriculum to make way for new skills, new methods of working, and new pedagogy. The programmes are curated such that they can transform the students into designers who are future-ready and adaptive. Creating a new paradigm in design education, has set to break the conventional design ideology that works on aesthetics to step on towards a contemporary ideology revolving around sustainability and user experience," says Prof. A Balasubramaniam, Dean, Institute of Design, while throwing light on the design a student will get at the University.

The launch of the institute was marked by Dr. R.L. Raina, Vice Chancellor, JK Lakshmipat University where Mr. Jay Dutta, Vice President-User Experience, MakeMyTrip Group, Bangalore, addressed the audience through

The inauguration ceremony has also been followed by the addresses of Mr. Abhimanyu Nohwar, Product Designer; Founder & Principal Designer, Kiba Design, Noidaand Sanjeev Bothra Educator & Researcher, Appropriate Design,

On the occasion of launch Mr. Asheesh Gupta, Pro Vice Chancellor, JKLU added that with experiential learning already at the core of its Institute of and Institute of Management, the introduction of the comes as an initiative that can bridge and fuse all the three disciplines. The design curriculum at JKLU sits at the cross roads of technology, business, society, culture and people. Designers, therefore, need to be aware, if not proficient in all the sectors. To do that, designers will be building a mind-set that is broad and agile, during the course.

Created by one of the most well-known names of the Indian design industry Prof. A. Balasubramanian, the design courses at JKLU ensure an academically-enriched yet industrially-relevant learning for its students joining in the academic year 2019.

The Institute promises a holistic development wherein they will be exposed to a collaborative approach of knowledge construction. The design curriculum at JKLU sits at the cross-roads of technology, business, society, culture and people. It is focused at making the students creative, mature, independent, empathetic, sensitive, conscious, resourceful and communicative designers.

Not only the students will share their learning journey, but also get an opportunity to be assessed by their peers, along with being evaluated by the industry experts in the end of each semester. While learning design at JKLU, the students will have the liberty to choose their own subjects, thus making them independent and in complete control of their programme.

The country today needs a new generation of user-centric and empathetic professionals who can look into the need of the consumers and bring it to reality, and JKLU is ideally placed to do this. JKLU aims to nurture and create sensitive designers, who can envision and accept the future, and not just become job-ready graduates. Hence, it has not only reimagined the design sphere, but has also reinvented it to suit the needs of the changing trends of the industry.

The B.Des programme at JKLU has been designed by one of the most known faces of Design in with a good blend of academics, industry exposure and personal mentoring by industry professionals.

First Entrance test for Institute of Design at JK Lakshmipat University is scheduled on 2nd Feb 2019. Interested candidates can apply at http://www.jklu.edu.in/admissions/b-des/.

About JKLU

Established in 2011, JK Lakshmipat University (JKLU), located in historic city of Jaipur, is part of well-known and widely respected JKLU's philosophy is grounded in making students ready for not just a job but for their life. It aspires to be India's most innovative higher educational institution focused on a new-age experiential project-based pedagogy. In 2019, the University shall be offering cutting-edge UG programmes in B Tech, B Design, BBA and PG programmes in M Tech, Pinnacle MBA, and PhD.

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 17:45 IST
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