Learning Methodology

Without a future, there is no purpose in human action. Till now we have perceived future as conservative extrapolation of the past. This “the-futurelike-the past” attitude gives us a cramped up understanding of the future. We have figured out that the discourse and debate on future has been a rarity in our field. We try to counter this situation in following ways.

Collaborative Programs

We have figured that the progressive environment when students and faculties get together can only be bettered by having our students interact with professionals in the field and other students and faculties from other universities.

In order to create future-ready and a more relevant breed of young architects, the architecture education has to open its boundaries for other sciences, which matter profoundly for a better built and living environment. The curriculum needs to focus on a more contextual approach, which involves an understanding of social sciences as well as economics. By doing so, we will be able to create an awareness which is flexible as well as introspective. At IDEA, we put forward a principle stance in support of collaborative innovation, creative freedom and future relevance. To this effect, we designed “Collaborative Programs” which work in the following ways:

  • Shared Resources
  • Shared Experiences
  • Collective Enrichment

These programs help bolster students’ holistic development, in line with the Indus philosophy of making competitive, adaptive professionals with problem-solving abilities and wisdom of context and consideration of society and environment.

Through Coming Soon with other universities and agencies for teaming up with students and facilities, students are brought out of their comfort zone and they get hands-on experience with materials, artisans, other professionals and peers working in the same domain and are able to understand the larger picture that exists around any built-form. They are able to better understand the context, the conception, the process of implementation and the resultant consequence of the built-form on individual and their environment.

Module-based Teaching System

IDEA is all about imparting architecture education in the most efficient and fruitful ways. To this end, a module-based system has been devised wherein similar or subjects with interrelated studies are clubbed together to form a module. Only one module is run at a time, through the days and weeks. When the module is over, the next module is picked up. Design Module, the most important of all modules, comes in last, with preceding modules designed in a way that all learning in the previous modules converges into better, more efficient, more thorough outcome. Module system is further described through the next pages.