Habeeb Khan and Simon Allford highlight the importance of education and diversification in architectural design

ADM Summit’s dialogue on ‘Diversifying architectural design education and careers in the new age’ highlighted the two verticals – design education and architecture as a profession and career. Royal Institute of British Architecture (RIBA) president Simon Allfrod and Council of Architecture (COA) president Habeeb Khan discussed how the regulatory bodies function for education development and how they work together to provide new opportunities.

Talking about RIBA’s achievement and how it developed over the years, Allford said, “RIBA is almost 200 years old, founded by a group of men who were interested in the art of architecture. They wanted to create a learning society and that learning society evolved to a learned society. They kept a register of members who were architects by title and in the 19th century they were inventing a profession before it was just a gentleman’s club. It evolved massively into a global institute. The most unique thing about RIBA is that the system of education gives full freedom to schools to approach in their own way. We live in a dynamic world and the richness of schools, cultures, countries, regions really matters as it gives creative solutions to the people to solve their problems.”

He further added, “Lot of architects do not pursue architecture professionally; they have studied the subject and they have gone on to make movies, run businesses and I think that’s very healthy. This is how we want to create the next generation of critical thinking people who are problem solvers, who can help our society in diverse ways.”

Commenting on whether organised education has filled the quality in architecture, Allford added, “Different suites of models are emerging in the UK. The classic model and the diploma course, where you study for two years, work for three years and then you study for two more years and then you go for professional exams. We also have mixed models like we run sandwich courses where students can learn, work and then learn. As a professional, we keep on facing challenges from society, clients, and from ourselves so learning is very much needed at every stage. Multiple mixes of models like learning and working simultaneously are the healthiest models.”

In the UK, the title of architect is protected but the functions and services are not protected. Allford said, “In the UK, after qualifying for the professional degree, one can register as an architect and the title will be protected. But if someone is not professionally qualified but has an interest in carpentry and designing a building then we don’t stop them and they can perform it. We just protect the titles and not functions. The functions are protected by building regulations by many codes. A large number of buildings are built by architects and some are built by non-architects. I consider it healthy personally and lots of colleagues don’t agree with me. As an institute we are promoting good and best practices, we are not here to create unions.”

He further added, “You can build a building without an architect, therefore the society and client doesn’t value architecture as they will get the building they deserve. It might be safe, structurally sound, and incredibly important but it might not bring them long-term value. In my opinion, we should focus on long-term value in architecture, not the protection of functions.”

Talking about the Indian scenario of architectural functions, Khan said, “In India, the architectural function is not protected, only the title is protected. There are a lot of non-architects, civil engineers, allied professionals who can sign building plans and local authorities permit them to build. It is a matter of concern because in tier II and III cities, there is a lack of awareness about architects and architecture and we are trying to reach out to them to educate them to know the importance of architecture and architects which helps in improving the quality of life of the user.”

He further added, “In tier II cities, things gradually changed over the last 30 years. People are becoming aware of architects and even small houses are being designed and constructed by architects. This is because people are aware of the value that an architect brings in the project. It will take time but slowly people will adapt to it if the architects bring excellence in their work and show people what is missing in projects by non-architects.”

To make the next generation aware of architecture, Allford recommended making the architect professionals visit the local schools and make them aware of what architecture, design, engineering, and construction is. It will make the upcoming society aware of the value of architect professionals. It will also encourage them to become an architect by profession.

Talking about the training and involvement of faculty in making the architects, Allford said, “There is no qualification for teaching architecture. Most of the teachers of the university courses may study architecture at some point and some may not. Some might be historians and some may be physicists and the school will put together a group of people to deliver architecture education. The CV doesn’t matter whether they studied architecture but what really matters is the output the student delivers. We have 12 apprentices in our organisation and it is our responsibility to make them learn. In the developing modern world, we have to learn on a daily basis and make the other generations learn about architecture.”

Khan highlighted how the young architects are facing disillusionment after completing their studies, the wages are minimal and sometimes it is lesser than the unqualified one and the situation is the same across the world. He also highlighted that the graph of the students joining architecture is dwindling because of the job prospects and remuneration.

On asking what is the future of architecture as a profession, Allford said, “There will be much diversity of peoples, culture and context; and education will make our profession flourish. My desires for our profession are to be more competent, confident, and have better cash flow. I think architecture has a bright future and our coming generations will climb on our shoulders and learn from us. With the evolving technology the challenges are also more as we have to work smartly on how we will design, and use materials wisely, recycling and reusing buildings in a smart way, so the craft has to be developed and traditional skills to be revived.”

Khan concluded the session by highlighting the responsibility of architects in building society. He said, “Architects have the major responsibility and role to play in this world and they have to excel in their work and deliver at their best level which may pay them in the long run.”

A successful round of architectural design discourses that ignited change: Architecture, Design & More summit 2021 by AnimationXpress (part of IndianTelevision.com Group)

Architecture, Design & More (ADM), a virtual global summit organised by AnimationXpress.com, part of the IndianTelevision.com Group, was held on 12 and 13 November 2021. The summit brought in global leaders and stalwarts who ignited an aspiration for change in how we view the architecture and design industry in the new age. With its open-ended discussions, dialogues and panels, the summit successfully envisioned a new world order. 

The well-received initiative was spearheaded by the Indiantelevision.com Group, led by its founder, CEO and editor-in-chief, Mr Anil Wanvari. The group has been acclaimed for its coverage of the media and entertainment industry for over two decades. Having expanded into e-commerce, edu tech, retail, pharmaceutical, information technology, and real estate discourses, ADM is its new brand launched by its sister company, AnimationXpress. The summit was curated by Ar. Apurva Bose Dutta, an Indian author, award-winning architectural journalist, curator and editor, with 16+ years of global collaborations in the AEC industry.

The summit featured inspiring keynote addresses from Romi Khosla (Independent Consultant – Romi Khosla Design Studios, New Delhi) and Nathalie de Vries (Founding Partner, MVRDV, Rotterdam). While Khosla guided the budding architects to design the new world order with a conscious approach, Vries showcased her new world ideas through MVRDV’s diverse range of portfolios. 

The summit successfully covered four key themes in detail within two days, namely – Society, Diversity & Inclusivity, Technology, and Education & Careers. It also included a special section with students on Planning the New World with Young Minds.  

On day one, design stalwarts like Rita Soh (Managing Director, RDC Architects, Singapore), Sheila Sri Prakash (Founder and Chief Architect, Shilpa Architects Planners Designers Pvt. Ltd., Chennai), Prasanna Desai (Architect, Urban Designer & Director, PVP College of Architecture, Pune),  Debolina Kundu (Professor, National Institute of Urban Affairs, New Delhi), Yasaman Esmaili (Architect, Principal, Studio Chahar, Boston), Leena Kumar (Founder & Principal, Kumar Consultants, Architects, Bengaluru) and Vijay Narnapatti (Director, Design Principal & Professor, School of Architecture, CHRIST, Bengaluru) took over the theme of Society and addressed the way forward. 

Through an engaging conversation, they highlighted the modern-day societal issues and devised newer ways through which architecture can play a pivotal role in upgrading it. 

Sabeena Khanna (Founder Principal, Studio KIA, New Delhi), Siddhant Shah (Disability Access & Universal Design Expert, Mumbai), Ruhul Abdin (Director & Co-founder, Paraa, Dhaka) and Sumita Singha (OBE RIBA, London) headed the Diversity & Inclusivity panel where they highlighted the message, “Accessibility is not an option; it has to be for everyone”. The panel also discussed the role of women in architecture, hidden disabilities and solutions, gender-neutral architecture and much more.

Samit Shetty (Technical Solutions Manager – M&E, Autodesk India & SAARC) highlighted visualisation with advanced tools to create complex geometries with ease.

Ramesh Babu Pyla (National Sales Manager – India, AMD) showcased the various nuances of AMD Ryzen and its role in new-age architecture.

On day two, Anssi Lassila (Founder & Principal Partner, OOPEAA Office, Helsinki/Seinäjoki) and Naresh V Narasimhan (Principal Architect & Managing Partner, Venkataramanan Associates, Bengaluru) discussed technology in the new age with some thought-provoking ideas and key takeaways. They addressed the ways through which climate change can be countered by using technology as an enabler. 

The theme of technology was further enhanced by a panel discussion moderated by Sujit Nair (Founder / Principal Architect, SDeG, Bengaluru), which included educators and stalwart practitioners – James Law (Founder, Chairman & CEO, James Law Cybertecture Architects; CEO & Co-founder, homeD, Hong Kong), Sandeep Shikre (resident + CEO, Sandeep Shikre & Associates (SSA Architects), Mumbai),  Britta Knobel Gupta (Founding Partner, Studio Symbiosis, Delhi/Stuttgart), and Pravinsinh Solanki (Associate Senior Faculty, Furniture and Interior Design; Head, NID Skill Development Labs, Ahmedabad).  Through their intuitive approach, they concluded that the pandemic was indeed a boon for technology to reach for newer strides. 

Harsh Pareek (Regional Sales Director, India & SAARC, Trimble Solutions India) emphasised various nuances of SketchUp, Sefaira and many other plug-ins that have proved to every architectural student’s and practitioner’s guiding principle. 

This was followed by an inspiring panel discussion on ‘The Future of Design Visualisation’. Moderated by Anil Wanvari (Founder, Chairman & editor-in-chief, AnimationXpress.com (part of IndianTelevision.com group)), it included Samit Shetty (Technical Solutions Manager – M&E, Autodesk India & SAARC), Mahima Khanna (Creative Director, Design Aesthetic, Delhi), Rohan Dawar (Director, The Silver Sea, New Delhi), Abhishek Bij (Partner, Design Plus Architects, Gurugram), Takbir Fatima (Director, DesignAware, Hyderabad) and Viraj Dave (Managing Director, INFNITI4D & 360 EYE, Gujarat). This session highlighted newer perspectives on running a modern-day architectural studio where technology is the core.

The next theme, Education & Careers, brought in some pioneer educators from the global design industry. Simon Allford (RIBA President, London), in a dialogue with Habeeb Khan (COA President, Nagpur), discussed the current architectural education and the profession’s development so far. Being active practitioners in the design industry, they threw light on the newer ways of teaching in architecture, the role of an architect in society and the upcoming changes in the education sector.

These key points were further taken ahead by some of the leading educators across the globe in a panel discussion with Martha Thorne (Dean, IE School of Architecture and Design, Madrid), Mahesh Daas (DPACSA; President, ACSA Distinguished Professor, The Boston Architectural College, Boston), Gita Balakrishnan (Founder & Curator, Ethos, Kolkata) and Rajiv Mishra (Principal, Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai) on diversifying Architectural Design education and careers in the new-age. This session was moderated by Tanuja Kanvinde (Partner, Kanvinde Rai & Chowdhury, Delhi). With over 1000+ viewers logging in over the two days, many insightful takeaways and ideas were shared. 

No summit is complete without the contribution of the future of architecture, the young minds. The last special session of the summit was dedicated to students, where they showcased their perspectives on planning the new world order. Moderated by Vivek Gupta (Arvind Vivek and Associates), this session included an eclectic panel with Ryan Wong (Architecture Student, University of Melbourne, Melbourne), Manya Sharma (Architecture Student, Manipal University, Jaipur), Jacob DiCrescenz (High School Student, Evanston) and Lorenzo Uribe (Architecture Student, IE University, Madrid). 

The ADM Summit 2021 focussed on newer ideas, thoughts and perspectives in the AEC industry. It ignited an aspiration for change where the industry leaders themselves urged to initiate the same. 

Anil Wanvari, in his introductory note, commented, “Architects and interior designers are setting the pace for the new world, keeping in mind the new challenges that they will face. Through the ADM Summit 2021, I hope as an organisation, we can encourage new ideas and change. We want to be the catalyst for change in the way designers build our cities, our homes, our offices, and so much more….”

“We were clear that the summit would focus on the underlying principles of architecture, design and building, rather than on singular projects. It was critical to ask questions and figure out the possible and perhaps elusive answers that have escaped us.  A lot of thought went into ensuring we had a diverse and inclusive line-up of speakers in terms of expertise, age, gender, geographical locations, sectors, industries, and organisations,” shared Apurva Bose Dutta in her curatorial note.

The Advisory Board of the summit included design stalwarts, namely, Habeeb Khan (President, Council of Architecture), Tanuja Kanvinde (President-elect, Indian Institute of Interior Designers), Leena Kumar (Jt. Hon. Secretary, Indian Institute of Architects National Council), Sumita Singha (OBE RIBA), Martha Thorne (Dean, IE School of Architecture and Design), James Law JP (CEO, James Law Cybertecture Architects), Naresh V Narasimhan (Principal Architect & Managing Partner, Venkataramanan Associates), Sandeep Shikre (President + CEO, SSA Architects), Gita Balakrishnan (Founder & Curator, Ethos), Anil Wanvari and Apurva Bose Dutta.

The summit was co-powered by Autodesk, with AMD and Sketch Up being the Session partners. It was supported by the Indian Institute of Architects (IIA), the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) as Institution partners, and ArchitectureLive! and the World Architecture Community as Media partners.

To view the entire event, visit www.animationxpress.com/adm/

Romi Khosla shares key insights on how we should ‘Watch the future; don’t let it boil and spill over’

Day one of the ADM Summit 2021 kick-started with an engrossing keynote discussion by Romi Khosla, who is an independent consultant at Romi Khosla Design Studios, New Delhi. The industry stalwart threw light on how the hopeful future of the architecture and design industry awaits us and the necessary steps, if taken now, can make heaps of difference.

The session began with Khosla articulately voicing how we can either design the future or draw someone’s attention to it and that currently it is imperative to focus on the latter. He said, “As a designer, you are always dealing with the future since you are designing things that don’t already exist in the present.” Architects also need to find multi-disciplinary solutions to the challenges of our time in order to continue to live and thrive on this planet.

It is not a secret that technology has accelerated at an incredible pace and architecture isn’t an exception. However, Khosla rightly pointed out how the absence of good ideas is a matter of concern. He stated, “There are too many functional bad ideas around us. For instance, it is a bad idea to have lots of cars and no public transportation. This is only going to ruin our future. I dream of a world where good ideas are possible. If you have a good image of the future, which is clear and strong, you will immediately be able to set apart the good ideas from the bad. Good ideas can save us from an excessive crisis.”

The world order is an assembly of various macrosystems that are all connected to each other. Khosla reinstated that the biggest worry the country might face in the near future is becoming ungovernable. He is certain that governance is going to be challenged by lots of factors; some of the most important being climate change, sustainability and resilience. Hence, it is crucial to set up alternate urban landscapes. “Convert macrosystems into core micro-governing and core micro-economic systems,” Khosla asserted.

While talking about architecture and design in today’s times, one cannot ignore the significance of sustainability. Khosla said, “There should be an appeal for mesh urbanization, which will provide multiple ways of earning, multiple identities, self-sustenance reduced to micro-levels and mindful governance.” Sustainable urban development is the way forward for cities to mitigate climate change. The aim is to create cities and towns that improve the long-term health of the planet’s human and ecological systems.

Conscious steps by the owners of technology, preventing extensive environmental catastrophe, and trying to reduce the detrimental consequences of unbalanced wealth are the factors that need to be under the scanner in the coming future. As Khosla mentioned, “It is only in the company of dreamers, optimists, and geniuses that breaking the shackles of the ceiling is possible.”

A design summit that aims to be a Catalyst for Change: Architecture, Design & More Summit, organised by AnimationXpress.com (part of IndianTelevision.com Group)

Architecture, Design & More (ADM) Summit is a virtual summit scheduled for 12 and 13 November 2021 and organised by AnimationXpress.com, part of IndianTelevision.com Group. The summit aims to get together thought leaders from across the globe to discuss new ideologies, observations, issues, and challenges critical for the architecture and design industry in the new normal, new world. The diverse interpretation of the word ‘future’ is unique for every designer, rendering the meaning of the new world order as a paradox in itself! The summit plans to initiate a platform that will inspire, influence and consciously or subconsciously create an awakening. And in its first edition, it aims to have focused discussions around the theme ‘Designing the New World Order‘. 

The Indiantelevision.com Group, spearheaded by its founder, CEO and editor-in-chief, Mr Anil Wanvari, has covered the media and entertainment industry for over two decades. It has expanded into e-commerce, edu tech, retail, pharmaceutical, information technology, and real estate discourses. ADM is the new brand launched by its sister company, AnimationXpress. The curator for the summit is Ar. Apurva Bose Dutta, an Indian author, award-winning architectural journalist, curator and editor, with 16+ years of global collaborations in the AEC industry.

The summit themes will revolve around the lines of aspects and perspectives that demand more attention in the new age, namely – Society, Diversity & Inclusivity, Technology, and Education & Careers. It will also include a special section with students, Planning the New World with Young Minds. 

The sessions have been ideated with the guidance of several design stalwarts on the advisory board, namely, Habeeb Khan (President, Council of Architecture), Tanuja Kanvinde (President-elect, Indian Institute of Interior Designers), Leena Kumar (Jt. Hon. Secretary, Indian Institute of Architects National Council), Sumita Singha (OBE RIBA), Martha Thorne (Dean, IE School of Architecture and Design), James Law JP (CEO, James Law Cybertecture Architects), Naresh V Narasimhan (Principal Architect & Managing Partner, Venkataramanan Associates), Sandeep Shikre (President + CEO, SSA Architects), Gita Balakrishnan (Founder & Curator, Ethos), Anil Wanvari and Apurva Bose Dutta.

An eclectic mix of speakers and panellists with global expertise will be gracing the summit. Besides the advisory board members, the speakers’ list includes Romi Khosla (Romi Khosla Design Studios), Nathalie de Vries (MVRDV), Simon Allford (RIBA President), Anssi Lassila (OOPEAA), Rita Soh (RDC Architects), Boman Rustam Irani (Rustomjee Group), Yasaman Esmaili (Studio Chahar), Sheila Sri Prakash (Shilpa Architects), Mahesh Daas (Boston Architectural College), Sabeena Khanna (Studio KIA), Prasanna Desai (Prasanna Desai Architects), Britta Knobel Gupta (Studio Symbiosis), Sujit Nair (SDeG), Rajiv Mishra (Sir JJ College of Architecture), Ruhul Ubdin (Paraa), Vivek Gupta (Arvind Vivek and Associates), Pravinsinh Solanki (National Institute of Design), Siddhant Shah (Access for All), Vijay Narnapatti (School of Architecture, CHRIST), Debolina Kundu (National Institute of Urban Affairs), and many more.

The virtual sessions will be targeted on the cross-pollination of ideas, philosophies and narratives through the formats of inspiring keynote sessions, engaging dialogues, and stimulating panel discussions. 

The summit is co-powered by Autodesk, with AMD being the session partner. It is supported by the Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) as institution partners, and ArchitectureLive! and the World Architecture Community as media partners.

To register for the summit on 12–13 Nov 2021, visit www.animationxpress.com/adm/

Trimble launches PreDesign to enhance design research

A new service for SketchUp’s professional subscribers, PreDesign has been introduced by Trimble which enables architects and designers to test design strategies and understand how a site’s climate and the environment will impact design proposals. Created to help designers to prepare better for the conceptual phase, PreDesign also provides the data and graphics needed to articulate and build a narrative around early-stage climate-related design decisions. 

“SketchUp is a fantastic way to develop ideas in 3D and we are continuously exploring new capabilities. We saw tremendous value in making it easy for our users to include design research in their pre-design workflows,” said Trimble PE, M.CIBSE, M.ASHRAE, product director Andrew Corney. “With PreDesign, we’re providing designers with the insights they need to take a truly holistic approach to create suitable design strategies and communicate value to their clients.” 

Although climate plays a significant role in a project’s energy requirements and performance, pre-design research is often overlooked. This leads to a lengthy investigation of design dead-ends, extended cycles to align design teams on key concepts and greater potential for costly rework later in the project. PreDesign simplifies and enhances design research by providing the climate stats and insights designers need to crystallize climate-related design constraints and confidently propose the most viable solutions for a project. 

“PreDesign provides useful information that we need to position our projects for better design outcomes from the very start,” said Heartwood Studio principal architect  Adam Osterhoff. “Its compelling visual outputs and intelligent talking points also help us clearly communicate the value of our proposals to clients.“ 

Valuable Design Research That Moves Projects Forward 

PreDesign reduces the need to navigate multiple platforms to obtain local weather information, such as average temperatures and predominant winds, by gathering climate data about a site and delivering insights into: 

Architectural response – connects the dots between the climate and building type, suggesting appropriate architectural responses, such as larger openings to take advantage of outdoor conditions or shading to control adverse solar gain. Armed with this knowledge, architects and designers can create an informed architectural design narrative around climate and build the most efficient building possible. 

Shading – produces an intuitive sun path diagram showing the areas that receive warming sun and indicating areas that are exposed to overheating sun or overcast by cloudy skies—insights that are based on existing weather files. This allows designers to effectively position the built form to take advantage of favourable conditions, such as a well-lit courtyard. PreDesign provides shading guidance specific to any direction and indicates the effectiveness of shading options for optimal climate design. 

Glazing – allows designers to adjust glazing type, framing insulation, solar control and external shading to better understand the impact of glazing specifications and ensure realistic and budget-friendly materials are specified. 

Daylighting – provides inspiration and clear guidance on the suitability of a wide range of top lighting options, making it easy to find the right solution for beneficial daylight. 

Outside spaces – provides the foresight needed to design functional outdoor spaces, allowing designers to propose strategies such as windbreaks, fans, rain covers, fire pits and solar-powered lighting. 

PreDesign is available now as part of SketchUp Pro, studio or enterprise subscriptions. 

Essential Education – Virtual round table: Innovative ed-tech on the frontlines

As the COVID-19 lockdown continues across the country, people have been bound to their homes, for good.

As all operations lean to the virtual world amid the lockdown, we embraced the same as well.

Taking our industry-academia engagement event forward, Adobe along with AnimationXpress – a part of Indiantelevision.com Group presented “Essential Education” – a virtual round table conference to discuss the importance and various ways of creativity which can be imbibed early in a student’s path. The attempt was to bridge the creativity gap and discuss the importance of specially curated creative curriculum to increase the skill ability and employability of students.

The virtual round table took place on 4 April, 2020. It was attended by principals, decision-makers and heads of various renowned educational organisations from across the country.

Starting off the conference, AnimationXpress.com founder and CEO Anil Wanvari welcomed the attendees and shared an anecdote on how creativity had helped him through his college days even when he departed from the traditional norms of education and sought advice and ideas from the speakers and attendees on how to use new-age technologies to further the cause. Finally, he concluded by saying that the world post the Coronavirus pandemic will be in need of innovation ed-tech more than it ever did.

Following that  Adobe head education, digital media – India and South Asia Supreeth Nagaraju emphasised on the sectors that Adobe is currently focusing on, which is expected to further give a boost to the education sector by bringing creative solutions for the students and institutions alike. He further stressed that consumers now spend on experiences rather than products and hence every brand should come up with specially curated solutions that provide users with an optimum experience.

SOC films CEO Aashish Rego talked about how he made his career in the music industry. He focused on points-how guidance in music has been taken up by multiple colleges in the country now, but still, a lot needs to be addressed in terms of creative curriculums and technology.

Opening the discussion to the attendees, multiple other issues and prospects were discussed.

One of the major points discussed was the urgency of a practical-heavy curriculum rather than a theory-heavy one. The attendees who hailed from respected institutions of the country shared that for a student to succeed in the industry a practical-oriented course would be of optimum importance.

Given the current pandemic scenario, evidently the topic of ed-tech, that is the use of innovative technology for educational purposes, came up strong with all the attendees and the speakers pitching in their views(check out technology research paper topics). Everyone more or less agreed to one point which proposed the importance of the matter now and how the learnings on the lockdown will only further boost the ed-tech industry’s prowess and urgency post the pandemic.

The event was attended by the likes of, Anant National University director, master of urban design and vice-principal, school of planning Ashima Banker, CEPT University deputy provost (academics) Chirayu Bhatt, Parul University faculty at Parul Institute of Law Dr.KalpeshKumar L Gupta, Adamas University & Group Institutions Kolkata vice-chancellor Ujjwal Chowdhury, WBUT-West Bengal University of Technology head dept of emerging technology Samir Mukherjee, G.L.S. University director Anil Sinha, Symbiosis Kolkata PhD Researcher Sayak Pal and many more.

The institution heads further discussed how to make courses more appealing to students. Following some examples of how talented students are sometimes not pleased with the traditional ways of courses which did not appeal to them, the gathering proposed on bringing courses which are for smaller batches and are contexualised and experiential. Furthermore, there were suggestions of providing students with knowledge and anecdotes which are not necessarily always from textbooks or the opening pages of popular online search engines.

While ed-tech remained the hot-spot of discussion throughout the session, other topics including Adobe’s finesse in the sector of emerging ed-tech and creative implication of knowledge sharing in the curriculum dominated the conversations.

Overall, the virtual gathering concluded on a curious note with the attendees wanting more such sessions to discuss the progress on things that were discussed in the event.

This event was the second in line of a series of industry-academia events, the first one being in Pune on 28 February, with more to come in the near future irrespective of mediums.

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