World University of Design (WUD), India’s first and only University dedicated to education in the creative domain has been awarded the prestigious Assocham Award for the ‘Most Upcoming University’ of the year, 2019 at the Edu Meet 2019 (Innovation and Employment) and Education Excellence Awards held in Kolkata recently. The award recognizes the University’s significant contribution towards promoting design education, through its efforts towards innovation, R&D and cutting-edge trans disciplinary programs.
“This recognition from ASSOCHAM is a great validation of our efforts to provide world class creative education to the students and is indeed a huge responsibility bestowed upon us. World University of Design represents a vibrant, dynamic, and distinctive community of students. It is our endeavour to help students examine and engage with multiple artists, designers, and change leaders across the world, to gather different perspectives on why design matters and how design thinking can help redefine the future.,” said Dr Sanjay Gupta, Vice Chancellor, World University of Design.
“Diverse pedagogy, trans-disciplinary programs and excellence in art and design education has helped the World University of Design to get this award, which recognizes efficacy, excellence and contribution in the education sector on an annual basis”, he further added.
Established in 1920, ASSOCHAM has emerged as the fountainhead of knowledge for Indian industry, that aims to redefine the dynamics of growth and development the knowledge-based economy.
With proliferation of digital technologies and further advances in artificial intelligence & augmented reality, WUD will be adding new competencies over the physical world. This will offer immense scope to teachers to convey natural and vivid encounters from excitement to instruction and human services, to a wide range of enterprises in India.
WUD considers international exposure as a quintessential part of design education and aims to provide abundant opportunities to its students to explore and experience various nuances of this facet of education. Such exposure enhances a student’s personality and broadens the vision. WUD is signing MoUs with leading educational institutions across the globe to facilitate a constant exchange of students, scholars, and research topics
About World University of Design:- World University of Design (WUD), located in the education hub of Rajiv Gandhi Education City in Sonipat, Haryana, boasts of an unusually large and highly qualified faculty members who have been educated and trained at prestigious institutes such as NIFT, NID, LCF -London, FIT – New York, SPA and Delhi College of Art among others. The university is being shaped and mentored by an illustrious Advisory Board comprising of stalwarts from the field of design such as Neha Kirpal, Veer Munshi, Mr. AG Krishna Menon, Ms. Payal Jain, Mr. Peter D’ascoli, & Mr. Amardeep Behl. In its first year itself, WUD has been recognized as ‘The Most Upcoming University’ by ASSOCHAM India; and Ranked 2nd in the Top 10 Private Universities offering Professional Education at Education World GRAND JURY 2019-20 Awards. WUD is the youngest university in India to be awarded co-funding under the ERASMUS+ programme of the European Union for the project titled ‘Design and Innovation Capacity Building in India’. WUD is also a full member of Cumulus, the international association of universities & colleges of art, design & media that has over 160 member universities in 60 countries. This provides the widest possible access to WUD students to interact and engage with international students on a global scale. WUD has consistently focused on student-learning experience.