The Indian Institute Of Art And Design Conducted The Orientation Day 2018
The Indian Institute of Art and Design conducted the Orientation Day for its fourth batch of design students at the Indian Institute of Technology Seminar hall , New Delhi.
The purpose of this event was to formally initiate the students into their chosen design disciplines and introduce them to various resources that will enhance their academic experience at IIAD. The event was also attended by honorable dignitaries, industry professionals, faculty members and staff of IIAD.
Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik, the renowned Indian author, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and addressed the gathering on the need and scope of design. Taking the Shiva Purana as a reference, Dr. Pattanaik highlighted the inherent ability of design to transform something and make it beautiful. He also stressed the importance of being aware of one's senses. While addressing IIAD's Class of 2022, he urged them to appreciate Indian tradition, culture and include psychology in their conversations around design.
IIAD’s Founder Director, Dr. Jitin Chadha, also interacted with the students and their parents through his welcome address. He shed light on the educational philosophy of IIAD as an institution that is committed to grooming ethical, reflective and entrepreneurial designers, design thinkers and problem solvers who are not just industry-ready but life-ready. Through his address, he gave a code to the design aspirants to live by - that of wholeheartedly committing themselves to creativity and learning.
The occasion also included an inspirational speech by the Dean, Professor Usha Nehru Patel, who elaborated on the role of educators and the moral, ethical and academic responsibilities of sincere learners. She also spoke about the importance of Design as an integral element of our existence and how it has the power to bring about immense change in the world.
On the occasion, the new batch of students was also introduced to the Faculty and Staff of IIAD. The Head of Administration, Ms. Simrat Joshi, took them through the highlights of the Course Book to give them a brief overview of the year ahead and what it would entail.
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