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Anant National University pioneered excellence and creativity in design and architectural education. It is located in the lively town of Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Since its inception in 2016, this relatively new institution has gained attention for its innovative teaching approach that combines modern design thinking, conventional academic values, and an extensive dedication to the environment. 

The first DesignX University in India, Anant National University provides all ambitious designers with the best training in design.Ajay Piramal is the president, and Anunaya Chaubey is the chief academic officer at the university. 

 Integrating DesignX with areas like AI, virtual and augmented reality, statistics, biological mimicry, economics, sociology, behavioral sciences, and government policy in today's world is essential. 

A cross-disciplinary approach to learning like this develops an in-depth understanding of our world. It works as an accelerating power factor, ensuring that designers can always produce significant and inventive solutions to the problems confronting the modern world.

Recognition and Awards 

Anant University is approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC), similar to the other accredited private colleges in India. The Council of Architecture (COA) has granted permission for the 88 seats in the Bachelor of Architecture.

The flagship program of Anant National University, Anant Fellowship, was acknowledged by ET Now at the 2018 Making Of Developed India (MODI) Awards for its advanced curriculum.

Admission process 

For admission, students must Complete the application online, available on the website.

One must take the design entrance test conducted by  Anant University from time to time.

After clearing the DET(Design Entrance Test), there is a Round for sketching and drawing.

Then, students need to appear in the Personal Interview and Portfolio Round.

The university then offers Provisional Admission and releases the List of Candidates on the Waitlist.

After the selection, Students are invited to the orientation program. 

International Collaboration 

Anant National University collaborates with prestigious universities worldwide to provide student exchange programs. They work alongside another team on research projects and innovative programs.

Here is the list of Universities 

  • Arizona State University
  • World Design Organization [WDO]
  • Association of Designers of India [ADI]
  • Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design
  • Sustain Labs Paris
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • The Design Village.
  • University of Miami
  • Boston Architectural College
  • Bezalel university of arts and design Jerusalem
  • Indian Design Association [InDeAs]

Bachelor of Design

It is a four-year full-time course. The provisional Fee is 98000 annually. Eligibility is Hsc (10+2) minimum 50 %

Bachelor of Architecture- It is a five-year and full-time course. Tuition Fees are approx. 5 Lacs for five years. Eligibility is Hsc (10+2) minimum 50 %.

National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) and  ACPCAdmission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC)  Entrance exam accepted for admission

Bachelor of Technology in Climate Change.

It is a four-year full-time course—tuition Fees 11 lacs approx. Eligibility is Hsc (10+2) minimum 45 % in CBSE/GSEB/ISC/State Boards.

Master of Design (Integrated Product Design)

It is a two-year full-time course. - tuition fee of 6 lacs approx. Eligibility is at least 50% in 

Bachelor of Design from a reputed university.

PG Diploma (Journalism in Built Environment)

It is a four-year full-time course—tuition Fees of 1.5 lacs approx. Eligibility is Hsc (10+2) minimum 45 % in CBSE/GSEB/ISC/State Boards.

Master of Architecture 

It is a two-year full-time course—tuition Fees of 5 lacs approx. Eligibility is at least 50% in Bachelor of Design from a reputed university.

Ph.D. (Built Environment, Design Excellence and Creative Practice), two types of Ph.D. are available (part-time or Integrated PhD) -3 years full-time or part-time with tuition Fees of 3 lacs for part-time and 8.7 lacs approx. Eligibility is an MPhill or Master by Research Degree from an Indian or International university.

OR a PG (Post graduation ) degree in any discipline

BVA (Bachelor of Vocal Arts)

It is a four-year full-time course—tuition Fees 11 lacs approx. Eligibility is Hsc (10+2) minimum 45 % in CBSE/GSEB/ISC/State Boards.

Hostel Fees is excluded,approx. 250000 per year.

Anant Fellowship program

To help and empower aspiring business owners, Anant National University has announced two executive programs: a 1 -week certificate program for developing affordable living and a 1-year program for entrepreneurs in residence (EIR).

Placements at Anant University

  • To ensure students have a bright future, Anant National University in Ahmedabad provides a Career and Placement Service that facilitates employment possibilities and placements on campus.
  •  The AnantU placement group aims to ensure that students get greater exposure in real-world settings by fostering connections between academia and industry.
  • It organizes many technical and non-technical events, educating students in soft and technical skills and molding them into successful professionals.
  • The Anant National University placement team has invited established companies to give campus placements. 
  • The AnantU University's initiatives to find placement and intenship possibilities for the students comprise seminars on skill enhancement, visits to business sectors, and support of study overseas opportunities.

Top Recruiter are 

  • Peepaldesign
  • Accenture
  • Piramal
  • Earthscapes
  • Suzlon Energy Limited
  • Anthill Creations
  • HomeLane
  • Quality Council of India
  • Lodha
  • Larsen & Toubro
  • HomeLane.com
  • Hm architecture
  • Tata Consultancy Services

Package offered 

Anant University students are offered average packages of around Rs. 3 lakhs. The Anant National University campus placement brings top companies to hire final-year students.The most prominent package to date given is Rs. 12 lakhs.


Campus and Buildings: Anant National University in Ahmedabad is well-known for its remarkable layout. The university cultivates these values in its students, which can be seen in the architecture of its buildings, which prioritize environmental sustainability use and attractiveness.

Design Studios: The institution has well-equipped design studios because it focuses intensely on the study of design. Students can collaborate on design assignments while engaging in imaginative undertakings with the environment and tools these studios offer.

Workshops and Laboratories: hands-on training is crucial for studies in design and architecture.  Anant National University has workshop and laboratory spaces providing the most recent technology and resources necessary for research in design and architecture.

A complete library with various publications, books, and online materials is essential to a modern organization. Research and studies are facilitated by a library, which is a vital asset for both faculty and students.

Auditorium and Event Spaces: Huge auditoriums and venues are necessary for hosting seminars, meetings, training sessions, and cultural events. These sections add to the campus's general academic and artistic energy.

Residential Facilities: Anant University offers students housing on campus.  It wants to give students a comfortable living and learning environment.


Faculty members in the architecture department possess expertise in environmentally friendly architecture, design for urban areas, concepts, and architecture.

Faculty with specializations in industrial design, graphics design, communications design, interface design, and other expert design fields are frequently found among the design faculty.


  • What was the top recruiting sector that visited Anant University for placements?

        NGOs/Sustainable Sector/Education, Design, Management consulting, Architecture,      and Construction are the top sectors for recruiting Anant University placements.

  • What package is often provided during placements at Anant University?

           Anant University students are offered average packages of around Rs. 3 lakhs.

  • What percentage of students are hired in the design industry?

       Approximately 20 percent of students got placed in the design sector.

Anant National University,Ahmedabad  College Ranking

Ranked 101 for Overall by Indiatoday 2023

Ranked 74 for Overall by IIRF 2022

Ranked 60 for Overall by NIRF 2021

Anant National University,Ahmedabad  Courses
Course Fees Eligibility
Ph. D ₹ 2.90 Lakhs (1st Year Fees) Master’s Degree
BVA ₹ 1.50 Lakhs (1st Year Fees) 10 + 2
B. des ₹ 4.50 Lakhs (1st Year Fees) Minimum 50% marks in class XII
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