Delhi-based Indian Institute of Art and Design (IIAD) recentlywelcomed a new batch 2020 of design students in their respective programmes by hosting its orientation event virtually this year in view of Covid19 pandemic. Students and their parents were introduced to the IIAD Community and were made familiar with the resources and facilities at the institute, the rules and regulations, and the calendar of academic events.
Through their online orientation programme, the institute extended a warm welcome to its new members as they embarked on this journey of learning, growing and evolving as designers. The event was attended by the Director, Dean Academics, Administrative Head and the Faculty Members and Staff of IIAD.
Sanjay Saxena, Director (Worldwide IASP) IBM with 36 years of global cross-industry experience, was the chief guest at the orientation event. In his keynote address he not only spoke about grappling with the Post Covid 19 world personally and professionally but also the global opportunities of working and studying remotely. As he discussed how creative design is a huge multifaceted career opportunity and why it is so relevant and essential for the future. He said “disruptive innovation is becoming more commonplace and you, the students, are forecast to be the people, who will be accelerating the pace of change. What better subject than, to study design! To re-imagine, everything around you.” He further stressed the importance of “deliberating and creating the future as the current generation of designers”.
Dr. Jitin Chadha, Founder & Director, IIAD, as he spoke to the new batch of students, said “Congratulations on one of the first pivotal decisions of your adulthood! We welcome our budding designers and look forward to seeing you evolve into individual thinkers and practitioners”.