India’s First full-fledged ‘Design Center’ at SRM Institute


SRM institute of Science & Technology has signed a MoU with Intellect and School of Design Thinking to create design thinking awareness among students and faculties of SRM IST. Design thinking helps is encouraging new models and provides a structured process for providing solutions for problems and fostering innovation.

The collaboration between SRM IST and Intellect Design Arena Ltd. Will help in creating India’s first fully equipped design center in an educational institute. The 8012 FinTech Design Center will facilitate building of the center to train students and the mentor faculty and encourage them to pursue an entrepreneurial mindset.

The collaboration event was attended by Dr. Sandeep Sancheti, Vice Chancellor, SRM Institute of Science & Technology, Mr. Arun Jain, Chairman and Managing director, Intellect Design Arena, Prof. N. Sethuraman, M.A., M.Phil, Ph.D, Registrar and Dr. Anbu Rathinavel, Head and co-founder, School of Design Thinking Pvt. Ltd.

Dr. Sandeep Sancheti, Vice Chancellor, SRM Institute of Science & Technology said that they were happy to partner with Intellect and School of Design Thinking. He also added that design thinking would help students hone their skills and literacies highly valued in today’s world. Arun Jain, Chairman and Managing Director, Intellect Design Arena Ltd. said that the association with SRM IST will help inculcate the tenets of design thinking for shaping the leaders of tomorrow.

School of Design Thinking has been instrumental in framing India’s first course on ‘Design The Thinking® and top performers of the Design Thinking Club will be included in the innovate program conducted by SoDT to nurture entrepreneurship in students.


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