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India's first design university opens in Sonipat
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Dec '17
India's first and only design university, the World University of Design, opened its campus at the Rajiv Gandhi Education City, Sonipat, in Haryana state recently. The university, which has collaborations with several foreign universities, is promoted by Om Parkash Bansal Educational and Social Welfare Trust of Mandi Gobindgarh in Punjab.

Its foreign collaborators include the University of West Scotland, the Vancouver Film School, and the Italian University of Design, according to a news agency report.

The university will offer 23 specialized undergraduate and post-graduate courses in various fields, such as design, fashion, communication, visual arts, design and retail management, and architecture.

Some prominent names from the industry, such as AG Krishna Menon, Payal Jain, Peter D'ascoli, Amardeep Behl, Neha Kirpal, are on the university’s advisory board. (DS)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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