The World University of Design (WUD) commemorated the National Design Guru Day by honouring Prof. A G Krishna Menon, an eminent modern Indian Architecture Educator. National Design Guru Day is celebrated annually at WUD on the birth anniversary of design thinker and Guru Prof. M P Ranjan to pay tribute to the first generation of Design Gurus and highlight the role of Design Gurus who have pioneered design education and taught several generations of design students, thus, spearheading the design movement taking it to the forefront of education in India.
Prof. A G Krishna Menon was the first Dean of Studies at the TVB School of Habitat Studies and later retired as its Director of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University’s School of Architecture and Planning in 2007.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Sanjay Gupta, Director General of WUD said, “National Design Guru Day is our tribute to the first generation of Design Gurus, who kick-started the design education in India. This year, we celebrate the day by honouring Prof. A G Krishna Menon, the father of modern Indian Architecture education. “Education is changing and as we increasingly face the growing challenges of a complex socio business environment, high quality trans-disciplinary education with a design foundation and thinking, becomes more critical than ever. Contemporary Design education not only creates value and contributes to competitiveness, prosperity, and well-being of a nation but also enables collaboration, hyper-specialization and moving beyond the limits of future thinking and existing technology,” he added.