21st May 2019
Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Auditorium, IIT Guwahati

About Abhilasha

“Design is intelligence made visible" — Alina Wheeler

Students, welcome to the Design Launchpad!

Abhilasha is a design launchpad for young curious minds. We bring you an opportunity to be a part of a full day experience in the field of design and get to know how design is visible intelligence. Look, hear and learn from the spear-headers of design in the Northeast. Be involved in a hands-on skill based workshop to see your ideas come live.

Lastly, get inspired from some of the innovative ideas by designers!

Date: 21st May, 2019
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Auditorium, IIT Guwahati
For Students From Class 8 - 12


Expert message(s)

"In my 11th standard, everyone was telling me what I should do - I really didn't know what I wanted to do"

'Abhilasha' is a workshop for Schools that will open your mind to the creative and innovative abilities in you.

There will be enjoyable 'creative do-it-yourself' workshops offered by experienced faculty of the Department of Design. Presentations will inform you of career opportunities in the field of Design - Graphic Design, Product Design, New Media and Interaction Design.

You can get information on the leading schools of Design in India. Exhibitions of Design students projects will inform you of the Design education program at IIT Guwahati.

Come join us for a day of 'learning by doing'.

Ravi Mokashi Punekar
Professor - DoD, IIT Guwahati
Department of Design under Design Innovation Centre is proud to organize a Design awareness programme, Abhilasha with the school children of Northeast India in focus. The objective of the event is to nurture and foster the young minds into the field of design at an early age. We believe there is a wealth of design talent and creativity amongst the school children which unfortunately is untapped or explored.

There is indeed a pool of creative abilities that exists amidst the school children of Northeast. However, these latent talents do not transform or aspire into an educational endeavor or professional development. This is due to the lack of awareness about various creative fields (other than engineering or medical science) such as design in pursuit of their educational career. This event is organized to address such issues and expose students to subject of design.

We hope you will make use of the opportunity to unearth your creative potential and be a part of an imaginative world. We look forward to your participation.

D Udaya Kumar
HoD - DoD, IIT Guwahati,
The man behind the Rupee symbol’




Abhilasha will have the following flagship events


  • Faculty members of DoD IITG shall introduce the students to the stories of design & their opportunities


  • All students shall be part of a hands on material based workshop based on a design brief. The material shall be provided.


  • Students shall display their creativity in an open forum. Participants will be awarded certificates and goodies.


Monikuntala Das

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