Centre for Design Excellence, (CODE), a constituent body of Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur recently conducted a 6-day long online festival. The celebration was based on the idea, #NoLockdownOnEducation for students, professionals, academicians, and aspiring candidates who are associated with creative domains of architecture and design.
The online festival was celebrated for 6 days and it included several webinars, expert talks, and student open sessions under various themes like Dil Se…..What students say?? Around 70+ students attended the sessions every day gaining insight into the architecture and design field. Also for the entire 6 days, the festival saw a total participation of 1500+ audience.
Expert sessions took place on topics that are important for entrance exams like NATA, UCEED, NIFT, and NID entrance to help the aspirants crack exams at the national level like these.
The festival also hosted various competitions for sketching, photography, and innovation open for all. Winning entries were awarded cash prizes and participants were given digital participation certificates.
The event coordinator for this festival was Dr. Kajal Thakuriya. He says “It was a rousing success. We were so grateful and touched by the way people showed up. It was a pleasure to see digital interactions and feed your mind.”
The festival provided a virtual platform for students, professionals, academicians, and aspiring candidates to interact and engage with each other along with learning at its best. Many professionals were able to come together, share, and discuss their projects, learning, and design ideologies with the students and aspiring individuals.
The online festival was attended by renowned architects, designers, and academicians from different parts of the country like Ar. Dhruv Gupta, an eminent Architect contributing to theme-based interior projects in the city, Fort Restaurant, Retro, Night-Jar, Chairman, Education Committee, ARCASIA. There was Ms. Kirti Rathore, the only fashion designer for men in the fashion Industry. Also, the online festival witnessed the presence of Prof. (Col) Shishir Kumar, Director General-ImaginXP, and Ms. Shuchi VC, Principle Designer & owner of the label Shuchi VC. They all contributed to the discussion about architecture, interior, fashion, and UX design.
University CEO, Mr. Onkar Bagaria says “the past six days were full of resources and learning for the students as well as for the fraternity. A successful engagement was seen in all the sessions. Everybody participated with full zeal and enthusiasm. It is a good start to bring people together digitally and adapt to change in education systems. Whatever happens, learning should never stop.”
With open sessions like Dil Se…..What students say?? Students from across the country came together
digitally, connected with CODE students. Everyone shared their ideas contributing towards designing the education systems followed by a suggestive draft for the formulation of new education
There were conversations on the world of feature and faction, time management mantras, passion to
profession, etc. The session saw many new connections and friendships taking shape in the end. The festival concluded with lots of new connections, new mentors, and learning at the end. Webinar panelists were awarded digital mementos and participants with participation certificates.
“Once again, the world connects with CODE, to bring out the best of COVID-19 times; spreading positivity with education,” says Ar. Shweta Chaudhary, Centre Head, CODE-VGU, Jaipur.