Anant National University is a private institute located in Ahmedabad , Gujarat that offers various courses of design and architecture with unique specialization at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. This college is known for being the first university for design in the country. 

It offers B.Arch and B.Des, programs at UG level and M.Des. program at PG level. Apart from this, some fellowship programmes are also offered to the students. Admissions to UG and PG courses are entrance based, As for fellowship courses, admissions will be merit based followed by personal interview. 

The college has an efficient placement cell that caters to the employment needs of the students. The college also has partnerships with some famous international universities.

Anant National University Highlights 

Established | Institution type 2016 | Private
Approved by UGC and COA
Entrance Exam NATA and AnantU entrance based test
Popular courses B. Des, B.Arch, M. Des
Courses offered 3 courses across 2 streams
Application mode Online
Admission criteria Entrance-Based | Merit-Based
Top recruiters Lodha Group
Campus Size 110 Acres
Facilities available Library, hostel etc.
Official website

AnantU Ranking Awards 

The Anant Fellowship programme was awarded in the year 2018 under the category of innovative pedagogy and curriculum by Economic times ( Making Of Developed India (MODI) Awards. The college was also ranked 11th among all the institutes in Ahmedabad.

AnantU Courses Offered 

The college offers 3 courses with specializations at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Apart from these, some fellowship programmes are also offered. 

The details of the same are as follows:

Courses Details
B. Arch Duration : 5 years
Eligibility criteria : The candidate must have passes 10 + 2 with an aggregate of 50% 2) The candidate must have scored 50% aggregate in the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Maths. 4)
The students who have completed diploma courses from a recognised university of technical education can also apply.
B.Design Duration: 4 years
Eligibility Criteria: 1) The candidate must have an aggregate of 50% in 10+2 .
Specialization: Interaction Design, Product Design,Space Design,Communications Design,Fashion and Textile Design,Transdisciplinary Design
M.Des Duration: 2 years
Eligibility Criteria: The candidate must be a graduate from a recognised university.
Specialization: Integrated Product Design,Urban Design
Anant Fellowship Duration : 1 year
Eligibility Criteria : The candidate must have graduated from a recognised university.
Fellowship for Climate Action Duration : 1 year
Eligibility Criteria : The candidate must have graduated from a recognised university.

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AnantU Admission

The admission criteria varies according to the courses as some need an entrance test whereas others are merit based. However, all the process takes place online.

For B.Arch, candidates must have attempted the entrance test NATA.

For B. Des, candidate must have attempted the AnantU B.Des Entrance Test followed by personal interview or UCEED followed by Personal Interview

It is to be noted that 50% of the admissions will take place through ACPC and the other through AnantU . 

For M. Des, candidates must have attempted the AnantU M.Des Entrance Test followed by a personal interview. 

Admissions to fellowship programs are merit-based, followed by personal interview. 

How to Apply? 

  • The candidate must sign up on the official website by providing the required details.
  • After the successful sign in, the candidate will be redirected to the login page where the student can put the same login credentials and the password that was created to login.
  • The form has to be filled by adding the required personal and academic details.
  • The preferred choice of course also has to be chosen in the form.
  • The final step is the payment for the application which is Rs.600 and can be done through any online mode such as card payment or net banking .

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AnantU Placements

The college has a placement cell which caters to the employment needs of the students. The students are compulsorily indulged into an Internship programme of 6 months in order to give them an exposure towards practical knowledge and creativity. 

The recruiters that visit college are Lodha Group,Piramal Group,QCI,Common Ground practice,INI Design Studio,HCP Design, Planning & Management Pvt. Ltd.,Earth Foundation,Blocher Blocher India pvt. Ltd.,Open Spaces Design Studio,Biome Environmental Solutions. The students also get placed in government sectors. 

The average salary that has been recorded of the students who get placed through fellowship programmes is 5.47 lacs with highest being 9 lacs. For Pg programmes the average Salary was 5.6 lacs and the highest was 7.2 lacs.

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AnantU Scholarships

The students are given the facilities of scholarships as well as loans. The students that are eligible for the financial aids will be shortlisted on the basis of merit or financial backgrounds. The list is published in the beginning of the year itself. 

The students who perform exceptionally well in NATA are also taken into consideration for this provision. The students are also provided with on-campus jobs as per their financial requirements . 

The candidates who have been admitted through UCEED exam are given facilities that can waive off the tuition fees on basis of their performances. Another financial aid provided is for the PG students and the students of fellowship programmes which is called presidential scholarship provided by the Anannt University itself.

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AnantU Facilities

  • Clubs and societies: The college encourages students in taking initiatives to commence student driven clubs and societies or participate in them . This helps the students have exposure towards creativity and leadership attitude.
  • Library: There is a library located inside the campus which provides the students with resources in forms of books, e-journals magazines etc. The students can find plenty of resources that are based on their respective subjects as well as books for extra knowledge.
  • Hostel: The college has a separate hostel for both male and female with all facilities such as internet, food , water supply and cleanliness.

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AnantU Faculty

The total number of faculty members present in the college are about 25 and all are well qualified and experienced in their respective fields of pedagogy. 

Most of the teachers have their highest qualification as Ph.D.

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Ques. With which international universities does the college have partnership with ?

Ans. The college has partnerships with universities such as University of Pennsylvania, University of Miami, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Sustain Labs Paris etc.

Ques. How do we get admitted for the AnantU fellowship programme?

Ans. The candidate must have passed the eligibility criteria which is passing of 10+2+3/4 from a recognised university. The candidate has to submit a resume , sample work and statement of purpose in order to be selected as the selection will be on the basis of these works.

Ques. Can fellowship programmes be considered as Ph.D.?

Ans. No, the fellowship programme is a one year course that is equivalent to a residential Master’s programme.

Ques. What are campus jobs?

Ans. The students are provided with some jobs inside the campus itself during their course in order to have practical experience or as a part of financial assistance.

Ques. Can I have a list of all the names of the Scholarships provided?

Ans. The scholarships provided are either on the basis of merit or to the students who are facing financial problems. Few of them are:
  • Merit-based scholarships for undergraduate programmes
  • Scholarships for applicants admitted through UCEED
  • Scholarships for applicants admitted through JEE/ NATA
  • Presidential scholarship at Anant National University
  • Governing Board (GB) scholarship
  • Anant Visionary scholarship
  • Anant Fellowship scholarship