Ashima Banker is the Director of the Master of Urban Design and Development programme at Anant National University. An alumna of CEPT University, she has the experience of working with over 50 consultancy and research projects, including prestigious projects like the Revision of Development Plan for GUDA, Gandhinagar and the Preparation of Master Plan for Changodar Industrial Region.
Anant National University (AnantU), India’s first Design University, is located on a lush green campus in the World Heritage City of Ahmedabad. It was established as a private university in 2016 by an Act of Legislature of the State of Gujarat. AnantU aims to bridge the gap between contemporary socio-economic challenges and sustainable solutions through design thinking. Its widely acclaimed, international, and national faculty facilitate a holistic design education with a liberal arts perspective. The academic experience at the university focuses on developing the self, while simultaneously building domain expertise and providing industry exposure.