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FAQs - Undergraduate Technical Program

Under the Technical Program, Srishti offers a diverse set of courses which are industry-focussed and builds capabilities in the youth of today for the creative cultural industries of the future. Each course within this program is deep in terms of its level of engagement and development of technical skills. Some courses offer more focussed pathways within it. The program also nurtures the entrepreneurial spirit among learners. The value of this program is in its practical applicability and the blend of entrepreneurship with technical knowledge grounded in the emerging business and industry scenarios.

The Undergraduate Technical Program is a 3-year program whereas the Undergraduate Professional Program is 4 years. In the Technical Program students choose a specific discipline of study and focus on it for three years while on the other hand the professional program trains students in the fields of art and design through a cross-disciplinary approach.

There is a shortage of talented and skilled professionals across the emerging creative industries. The Undergraduate Technical Program at Srishti comes at an opportune time and aims to bridge this gap between the demand and supply of skilled professionals by introducing structured, skill-based and job-oriented courses that will prepare a workforce of international quality for demand not only in India but across the globe.

One of the values of this program lies in the fact that it has multiple entry and exit points which allows a learner to determine his/her learning pace The courses are modular with entry and exit points at the end of each year. At each exit point, students acquire a certification of competency and leave with opportunities for jobs at that level. Students can return at an opportune time to acquire additional skills and competencies at a higher level.

A unique feature of this program is that, in addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills gained in the studios, students will also engage in a real life industrial environment through industry-academy linkages such as  ‘industry exposure’ (industry visits, trade shows), ‘apprenticeships’ (working under industry experts) and ‘work experience’ (working on an assignment in an industry environment).  Thus a considerable amount of time will be spent working with and being mentored by industry experts in the real world.

Please visit the Undergraduate Technical Program webpage to look at the details of the course structure under this program.

Assessment is cumulative and continuous throughout the year, wherein students will be provided with feedback and opportunities to improve their skills. Each learning unit (studios, elective, language, etc.) in the course, will be assessed based on the criteria published in the abstract. Students’ work will be evaluated, based on both process and end-product.

There are two semesters per year and each semester will culminate in a summative assessment called the ‘Finals’ wherein students demonstrate the skills and capabilities acquired in that semester. For the successful completion of the course at the end of Year 3, students will be required to undertake a ‘Capstone’ project which is a summative body of work that demonstrates the capabilities and skills acquired in the course.

Apart from these, weightage is also given to documentation and portfolio preparation which provides students an opportunity to reflect on their learning journey by building a curated collection of their works.

Beyond the admission requirements (passing in Standard 12), there are no prerequisites in terms of knowledge and skills to join this program. Please refer to the Eligibility Criteria for the Undergraduate Technical Program.