Apeejay Stya University Sohna, Gurugram

India's 1st Industry-Centric Technology & Liberal Arts University focused on Research & InnovationTM
UGC Recognised | 12 (B) Status from UGC A grade Accredited by NAAC

Apeejay Stya University
Sohna, Gurugram

India's 1st Industry-Centric Technology & Liberal Arts University
focused on Research & InnovationTM
UGC Recognised | 12 (B) Status from UGC
A grade Accredited by NAAC

Pioneering Research in Design

Pursue a Ph.D. at ASU's School of Design & Visual Arts.

Transform Ideas into Impactful Research

Join ASU’s Ph.D. Program in Design & Visual Arts.

Ph.D in Design and Visual Arts

Specialisations
Ph.D in Design and Visual Arts
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programme represents the highest level of education at the School of Design & Visual Arts (SDVA), Apeejay Stya University (ASU). Professionals working in the field of design & visual arts education, research & practice, and allied areas, who are interested in enhancing their research capability and careers, further their understanding of the design domain or learning new design skills are eligible to participate in the programme.

The Ph.D. students at SDVA, ASU get to experience the essence of learning through multi & trans-disciplinary collaborations with partners from industry, institutions and the field. During the Ph.D. programme, students will have the chance to attend national & international conferences, research seminars, gain industry experience and expand their professional network.

Today design & arts is at the crossroads of philosophy, arts, science and technology. This field is now recognised as a catalyst to bring about a meaningful change and create value across sectors. Innovation through design, necessitates a multi-disciplinary approach at various levels: product, process and system levels.

The primary forces driving the university’s research pedagogy are empathy-based research, experiential learning, and contextual intelligence. The generation, dissemination and networking of new knowledge created in the Ph.D. studies are expected to open new frontiers in the design field benefitting the community, industry and society at large.

Directions/Topics

The Ph.D. programme in Design & Visual Arts shall include a range of topics around eight areas this year:

  • Art and Design
  • Design and Culture (such as traditional skills and handicraft)
  • Design Education (such as learning & teaching environment, pedagogy)
  • Design and Environment (such as sustainable solutions and experiment with materials)
  • Design Innovation (such as future of fashion and smart homes)
  • Design and Technology (such as computer-human interface and digital products)
  • Social-Business Innovation (such as entrepreneurship and business processes)
  • Product-Service-System (such as smart cities and complex human systems)

Objectives

The focus of the Ph.D. study is to reflect & realise the potential of design & visual arts by:

  • Building the theoretical, methodological foundation of design with an understanding of the nature and value of design & visual arts
  • Developing reflective practices, enhancing competitive skills and setting new frontiers and benchmarks in design & visual arts practice
  • Harnessing the inter-disciplinary process of design & visual arts, and developing collaborative approaches for design innovations through the creation of products, services, and sustainable system models
  • Generating insights & new knowledge for humanity through field study, experimentations & deep research in the various domains of design & visual arts;

Award of Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.)

After successfully completing the course of study, which must be attended for a minimum of three years, doctoral candidates are awarded their degrees. Completion of Ph.D. may entail an open viva, a research seminar to showcase the new knowledge, submission of the thesis document and an exhibition/display for practice-led, field study-based doctoral work. The goal of this endeavour is to fill up the gaps in existing knowledge that is currently held around the world. Also, to broaden the overall scope and understanding of design in the current context.

Collaborations

Eligibility and Duration

  • Minimum 55% at Master’s degree or equivalent in design/allied disciplines in relevant area with consistent good academic record,
  • Written test and research proposal presentation and personal interview,
  • Coursework equivalent to 12-16 credits
  • Applicants for part-time Ph.D. programme will have to submit No-Objection-Certificate (NOC) from their employer.
Note
  • Ph.D. programme shall be for a minimum duration of three years, including course work and a maximum of six years.

Training & Placements

Student Speaks

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Meenakshi Sharma
B.Ed, 2017-19

At the School of Education, ASU, the curriculum is really impressive. Teachers are very well-informed and act as
mentors to help us succeed in the teaching profession.

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Gunjan Verma
B.Ed, 2017-19

I completed my two-year B.Ed programme from Apeejay Stya University in June 2019. The University provided
me with an enriching curriculum, full of resource materials, field-based practices and experiential learning. A
plethora of club and cultural activities also provided an intellectually stimulating environment.

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Ms. Madhu
B.Ed, 2021-23

Apeejay Stya University provides an excellent interactive learning experience to students. During my first year of
B.Ed, I could publish an article in a Book under the guided mentorship of its faculty. The university provides school
contact and internship opportunities in good schools. I received best teaching inputs from subject teachers as well
as ICT-based learning materials to support my learning.”

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Priyanka Patel
B.Sc. B.Ed (2020-2024)

had completed my four year integrated B.Sc. B.Ed from Apeejay Stya University and find that its enriched
curricula, pedagogy and teaching internship helped me in beingjob ready. I am happy with a promising future with
a guided path to walk forward with confidence and pride.

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Muskan Gandas
B.A. B.Ed (2020-2024)

As an ex-student of B.A. B.Ed, I felt that my university not only provided me a conducive study environment in
a green campus free from environment and noise pollution, but also an academically enriched curriculum and
learner-centred pedagogy under able teachers and mentors. I did enjoy my studies and life in the university with
great satisfaction and pride.

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Nikita Yadav
PG Diploma in Clinical Psychology

I have done my master in Clinical Psychology from another university. I saw that many universities teach only theories not the skills/techniques. But when I joined this course then I came to know the practical side of psychology. The skills and techniques I have learned in just 1 year of P.G. Diploma is far more than a 2 year masters course. This course has helped me a lot because through this course I am able to understand how psychology is being used in our daily lives. I am grateful to the teachers who have given me handholding support not only in my academic journey but also helped be in my personal growth.

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Prachi Singhal
M.Sc. Applied Psychology

I prachi singhal being a part of ASU’s M.Sc. Applied Psychology program.

SOBS fosters a holistic learning environment where theory meets practice. Our coursework combines classroom learning with practical exposure, allowing us to apply psychological principles in real-world scenarios. The faculty members are not only highly qualified but also passionate about their subjects. Their expertise in clinical psychology, research, and therapeutic techniques is invaluable. During our master’s program, we engage in clinical internships and field placements. These opportunities allow us to work in hospitals, counselling centres, and rehabilitation facilities. It’s here that we apply theoretical knowledge to real cases, honing our clinical skills. ASU’s liberal arts approach extends beyond psychology. We
collaborate with students from other disciplines, attend interdisciplinary seminars, and explore connections between psychology, sociology, and anthropology. This broadens our perspective and prepares us for diverse career paths.

In conclusion, my time as a clinical psychology master’s student at ASU has been transformative. I am confident that the knowledge, skills, and experiences gained here will empower me to make a meaningful impact in the field of mental health.

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Mr. Sham Sunder Bali
Independent Management Consultant

I am working as an Independent Management Consultant and as CEO of a Japanese Company, I am extremely happy being a student of School of Behavioural Sciences at Apeejay at this age and thank school for instilling in me the practical experience and theocratical knowledge to practice the Counselling techniques. I am sure it will give me the wherewithal to be a very successful Therapist. The intensive training by the faculty includes apart from theory demo sessions, role plays, art based therapy, mindfulness practice to name a few. I would also like to mention that University has excellent sports facilities and hostels where excellent food is served.

The time I spent in the School of Behavioural Sciences and learning associated practical training in therapeutic techniques, arranged by the University and School in associated rehabilitation centres, has given me an immense experience in group counselling therapy, individual therapy and I was able to practice techniques like CBT, Gestalt therapy etc. School also gave lots of encouragement and guidance to me to experiment, research and try different techniques and ingenious solutions to the mental disorders and rehabilitation of substance use/abuse clients.

I want to wish well the School Faculty, VC, Management for maintaining the highest standards in Education.

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Dr. Juhi Goyal
PG Diploma in Counselling Psychology

Studying PG diploma in counselling psychology has enriched my homeopathic career by providing insights into the human mind and behavior. Understanding psychological factors influencing health allows for more holistic treatment approaches, enhancing patient care. I’ve likely learned valuable skills in communication, empathy, and patient rapport, improving your ability to connect with and support your clients. Despite the demands of my professional life, I’ve have been able to peruse this course for my personal growth and education. The comfort I found in pursuing this course alongside my job has taught me resilience and adaptability. Overall, integrating this  into my homeopathic practice has not only expanded my knowledge base but also deepened my effectiveness as a healthcare provider.

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Varchasa Shandilya
MBA

ASU provided me the ideal platform to grow and excel in life. I got placed in one of the top private sector banks of India. I feel lucky to be a part of such an encouraging environment.

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Worchui Mungvah
Master of Journalism & Mass Communication

I come from the North-Eastern state of India, Manipur. But, I must say that I felt at home throughout my stay at ASU during my first year while doing MJMC with SJMC. I’m so pleased that they have arranged my internship in Imphal at my request as I must spend some time with my family.

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Iflah Imtiyaz
B. Design-interior

My experience at Apeejay Stya University has been amazing. Apeejay stya University is one of best university which always promote the research in multidisciplinary areas as well as encouraging for technology development. Apeejay stya University has excellent joint research collaboration with number of reputed institutions and our faculty are continuously engaged in research with them.

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Megha Dass Saini
MBA

Thanks to CRC at ASU for helping me get selected for multiple projects during my summer internship. These included my brief stints with Inoviea Ventures, Motilal Oswal & OYO Rooms as a Marketing Research Analyst, Equity Research Analyst & Online Marketing Intern respectively.

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Megha Dass, IT Consultant, Daffodil Software Ltd.
MBA (2015-17 batch) – School of Management Sciences

The dual specialisation gave me more domain knowledge and this helped me gain an entry into the IT sector.

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Rosy Hashmi, Finance Executive, Iris Worldwide
B.Com. (2014-17 batch) – School of Management Sciences

The industry-aligned Accounting and Finance syllabus along with Liberal Arts, enabled me to get a good job.

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Abhishek Sharma, HR Executive, Wipro Infotech
BBA (2010-14 batch) – School of Management Sciences

The summer internship, industry-centric assignments, guest lectures and other industry interface enabled me to pursue a career in HR.

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Varchasa Shandilya, Cluster Lead, Accenture
MBA (2013-15 batch) – School of Management Sciences

The faculty was almost like family and the considerable amount of time invested by them, bought out the best in me.

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Rupa Barua
Bachelor in Journalism & Mass Communication (2015-2018) Manipur

Apart from the lush green campus, studying in Apeejay Stya University (ASU) gave me a lead with a lifelong career excellence. The hands-on nature of the programmes makes learning very accessible and I particularly enjoyed the small class sizes.

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Therese Ntamvutsa
B.Pharmacy (2015-19) Country- Rwanda

I like the interaction between faculty members and students here. Faculty members are really supportive. We have got industry exposure because of industrial visits that we’ve done so far and we have also attended different conferences . The University has updated books and labs for my course, which I’m really happy about.

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Yukti Kasera
M.A. in Design (2016-2018) Guwahati

I found the course very useful and fulfilling. The faculty is really helpful and friendly which helped a lot in academics as well as personality enhancement. The ambience is sociable and the endeavors shall be cherished throughout my life.

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Razeenah Kurreeman
BA Hons Journalism and Mass Communication (4th Year) Country- Mauritius

Throughout my stay here, I’ve had a wonderful experience. The University has great infrastructure: a well-equipped studio, video editing room, language room and Internet Radio. The focus is more on practical exposure and less on theoretical classroom learning. Liberal Arts approach has allowed me to expand boundaries and take up courses from other departments, making learning more customized rather than traditional. Visits to the studios, news paper agencies and workshops conducted by media experts helps in enhancing industrial knowledge.

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Aayushma Karmacharya
B Pharmacy (4th Year) Country- Nepal

The University has given me lots of exposure in terms of field exposure, industrial exposure, etc. It helps to bridge the gap between school atmosphere and Industry. We have proper updated laboratories for our course and we have all the privileges to use it any time. All in all, I’m very happy here and I really appreciate my faculty members for their great efforts for us.

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Mridu Chawla
BBA LL.B

ASU is India’s first Liberal Arts and Meta University. I am not saying this just to brag about my university but because I am taking full advantage of this fact. I am a student of School of Legal Studies which impliedly shows my interest in Law, but I was equally passionate about Journalism and Mass Communication. ASU gave me this golden chance to pursue a minor in Journalism along with my major degree in Law. The Liberal Arts and Meta concept fulfilled my unorthodox desire of pursuing Journalism with Law. It is excellence superimposed.

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Yagyesh Kapoor

Knowing how to study is more important than knowing what to study and that is what Apeejay Stya University (ASU) has taught me. The well structured notes, one-to-one doubt solving sessions, guest lectures and most importantly, the positivity & zeal that the faculty instills encourages one to perform consistently well. I highly recommended ASU to all Pharmacy aspirants

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Radami War (AIR-18501)
GPAT Qualifier, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

First of all, I would like to thank all my faculty members of Apeejay Stya University as it is because of them that I have achieved success. They used to make every effort to present the study material in a very precise manner, covering the most important topic of the GPAT syllabus. The Q & A session encouraged us to study throughout the year.

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Muskaan Goyal (AIR-1102)
GPAT Qualifier, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

SU has instilled the right spirit and confidence in me. I owe my good score to the teaching and encouragement given by our faculty. The extra classes for GPAT have been of immense help in preparing for the exam.

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Abhishek Kumar Rai (AIR-1142)
GPAT Qualifier, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

The main reason why I joined Apeejay Stya University was the well-equipped laboratories and highly qualified faculty. The doubt solving sessions and in-depth explanations of basic as well as applied concepts helped me to reach my goals. Throughout my journey, I found myself blessed daily with new learning and mentoring by our mentors

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Dibakar Mandal (AIR-431)
GPAT Qualifier, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

One of the greatest gifts I have given to myself is joining Apeejay Stya University. With the interactive & student-oriented classroom sessions and all the extra classes for the GPAT exam, I was sure that it wouldn’t be too difficult to perform well in GPAT. Our well-known and learned faculty members take personal interest in ensuring each student success.

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Pawan Kumar (AIR-243)
GPAT Qualifier, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

The study environment in the classes provided the much required impetus to study harder. The interactive classes and motivation from teachers indeed helped me to succeed in GPAT. The faculty members managed to cover all the important aspects and made the process of learning much easier and interesting.

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Rohit Kumar (AIR-83)
GPAT Qualifier, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs. I am glad that I chose Apeejay Stya University (ASU) as the stairs of my journey. The concept based teaching, class tests and the practical approach to teach theoretical concepts are the specialties of ASU. The query solving sessions helped me to test my level of preparation and thus, boosted my confidence.

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Kapil
B.Tech-MEPD

ASU has helped me to discover my true potential and has given me unique opportunities which have helped me to prepare for the various challenges of life.

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Pallab Chowdhury
B.Tech - Mechanical & Product Design

My summer internship at Educomp Solutions Ltd. proved to be a fruitful experience as I got the opportunity to learn from brilliant minds. I was assigned the task of designing products in software.

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Pratibha Singh
B.Tech - Computer Science

It’s been a great experience having pursued my summer internship with Advantage Club (formerly Work Advantage Pvt. Ltd.). My profile was HR, Operations and Customer Engagement including working on marketing strategies. It was a great learning experience.

Gaurav-Chauhan[1]
Gaurav Chauhan
B.Tech - Computer Science

Internship at Koyo Electronics has been really helpful and an eye opening experience. It is an Indian subsidiary of a Japanese company wherein I worked on the development of android applications.”

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Raswati Pant
BTech BioTechnology (2nd Year) Country- Nepal

The best part of the University is my department. The course in biotechnology also has an option of a 5 years integrated programme which is not there in many universities. The symposiums are all hosted and handled by students and faculty members, encouraging maximum students participation for exposure.

Faculty Profiles

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Mr. Puneet Makhija
Vikas-Sharma[1]
Mr. Vikas Sharma
Assistant Professor
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Ms. Swati Atreya
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Mr. Mridul Kumar Roy
Assistant Professor
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Ms, Megha Shisodiya
Assistant Professor, Fashion Design
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Dr. Tikendra Kumar Sahu
Associate Professor
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Prof. Reetu Betala
Professor Cum Advisor
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Prof. Niteen Anant Patil
Professor cum Dean