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Learning by Doing

Applied Learning at HIAL

Students and faculty mingle as they live in the proximity of a village, that is not bounded but it encloses several vegetable gardens that feed the dining hall which is the central hub. The hub is a place of both convergence and diversity. The village builds bonds both vertically and laterally between students. Its seemingly ordered pattern is broken by the expression of the land.

“Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence”

Robert Frost

The Proposed City & Institute

Students would acquire real-life skills by working on practical ventures and the learning will go beyond classrooms and lectures. The campus will be a whole real, clean and green smart-city, like a small universe and hence, more of an Institute acting as a catalyst in enterprise and city establishment and encouraging responsible livelihood.

A Learning Community

The Institute campus is designed to create an environment conducive to a natural learning curve with both lateral and vertical interaction of students and teachers. Sprawled in 120 acres, the campus can easily accommodate 6,326 residents and comprises of dining halls, vegetable gardens and a central hub.

Access And Internal Transport

Intra-campus connectivity is fulfilled by safe and clean transport, such as solar-powered battery rickshaw and cycles. All daily civic amenities are within 15 minutes of walking distance with 100% pedestrian-friendly network that provides easy access to farms, neighbourhood greens, and commercial centres.

Food, Energy And Waste

The campus boasts of complete self-sufficiency with zero-waste, zero-energy and almost zero outside food dependency. Energy requirements are fulfilled by biogas and internally generated solar power. Food is grown on the campus and water is harvested from natural sources.