One of the premiere institutes of Gujarat, the CEPT University is planning a host of changes, starting from demarcating the campus to narrowing down its branches.
Located in Ahmedabad, it’s always been an open, welcoming but close-knit institute. The learning ambience is tinged with art galleries and several research institutes nearby.
While it’s a highly acclaimed centre of learning, CEPT’s alumni network in the past 60 years is less than 9000, a low number opposed to that in other institutes. In the past three years, the intake of students has been around 1100. It’s reliably learnt that the institute is determined to increase this number as well as the seats by bringing about change in policies.
Upholding the vision of CEPT president and senior architect Bimal Patel, the institute is keen to implement focused learning. To emphasise core competencies relevant to the present scenario, the institute will prune the syllabus and engage only the right faculties. In doing so, it will also curb the indiscriminate rise of faculty members. The changes are expected to be streamlined in the next three years.
Furthermore, the CEPT management is demarcating the campus to prohibit trespassers.
Approved by the government of Gujarat, the CEPT is a premier architecture institute. It focuses on understanding, designing, planning, constructing, and managing human habitats. Its teaching and research programmes aim to build thoughtful professionals.
The university derives its name from the ‘Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology’. Since its inception in 1962, CEPT University has been known to set benchmarks in building design. It is recognised globally for its premier architectural design education.
In the past, it would organise Mandali Garba on the campus but has abolished the event following an unsavoury episode. In 2016, the Narcotics Control Bureau raided the CEPT University’s boys’ hostel during Navratri, finding students in possession of liquor. It’s common knowledge that unscrupulous people use Navratri as an opportunity to make money through devious means. This includes even those associated with CEPT. Now, the CEPT management, in the wake of the seedy activities, has introduced strict guidelines and is more vigilant in managing the institute.