THE World Heritage Institute of Training and Research – Asia Pacific (WHITRAP) has recognised CEPT University’s Programme in Conservation and Regeneration as a “commended case”. It was presented as a part of the side event of the 44th event of the World Heritage Committee held in July.
As an organisation under the auspices of World Heritage Centre, UNESCO, WHITRAP had announced a Global Call for Innovative Studies on Heritage Education to select best practices in World Heritage Education and encourage future cooperation for sustainable development of heritage sites.
CEPT University’s programme was among 23 programmes from over 100 entries received from across the world shortlisted by a jury of experts. Among these entries received by WHITRAP, Conservation Programme at CEPT was the only one from South Asia to get recognition as a ’Commended Case’ of Global Innovation on World Heritage Education.
MCR is a two year specials education in theory and practice of building conservation and conservation led urban regeneration. The program situates itself in the context of the World Heritage Site of Historic City of Ahmedabad and engages with the historic built environments, urban histories and theories, contextual design approaches and community engagement to explore relationship between conservation practice and urban regeneration. The core of this program is informed by ethics of equity and sustainability.