To shape or form - the word Aakriti traces its roots from the ancient Sanskrit language. Our ancestors believed in the design of the universe and infused their creations with ideas and designs of the world. And here's a chance to inspire the world with your designs.

Aakriti is an architectural design competition meant for Civil Engineering and Architecture Students.

All participants will be given a  Design Problem Statement to work on. They have to study, solve, calculate and work on the design and present a technically sound product which should be aesthetically pleasing, feasible to build and reliable as well.

Aakriti tests not just the creativity but the technical knowledge and engineering expertise of the participants as well. Participants will also be gauged on the understanding of their project feasibility and the provision of practical solutions.


Schedule: 2 pm to 6 pm -- March 4, 2017.                        


                CASH PRIZE - INR 25000

Round 1:

The participants are supposed to submit an abstract pertaining to their idea or solution on or before 25th February 2017. Send your abstracts to aakriti@pragyan.org.

Abstract submission Deadline extended till 25th February, 2017.

Round 2:

The abstracts are shortlisted based upon their relevance and feasibility. The shortlisted participants are supposed to present their complete solution or idea for the given problem statement at NIT Trichy during Pragyan’17.

  • Functionality and technicality of the solution provided

  • Fulfilling the aesthetic purpose

  • Economic feasibility

  • Cost efficiency
  • Each team must consist of 1-3 members with at least 1 member preferably from the architecture stream (not mandatory).

  • Organizers’ decision will be final.

  • Abstracts are to be submitted before the deadline. If there are any problems it should be informed in prior to the cluster head or event manager.

1. Should the presentation sheets be of print format only?
The presentation sheets should be of print format only. However, the use of software to produce the end result is based on the participants’ wish to do so, if they wish to use a software.

2. Will there be a pin up followed by the jury presentation or  will a jury presentation be held directly?
There will be a pin up, followed by viewing by the jury members. The participants will be questioned on their product during the pin up.

3. Who can participate?
Anyone interested in design and is currently an enrolled student of any undergraduate course in engineering or architecture can participate.

4. Can the team members be of different departments?
Yes, the team members can belong to different departments and different years, as long as they are still enrolled in an undergraduate course.

5. Is online registration compulsory?
Yes, online registration is compulsory before the mentioned deadline on our website. Participants who want an extension on the registration deadlines should call up the organizers and talk to them.

6. How will I be informed about any changes in the date, timing or venue?
The date, time and venue details will be messaged to the phone number or the point of contact amongst the participants.

7. Will participation certificates be provided?
Yes, participation certificates will be provided for participants who attend the event and give presentations. Not for those who register alone.

8. Are we supposed to bring a Laptop?
No, it’s not required. But if you are using any special software other than AUTOCAD, it is advisable to get your laptop to avoid any problems during the event.

Streets are a public stage where life unfolds. They are the core ingredients for town planning and are critical public spaces that lend richness to the social, civic, and economic fabric of our communities. Streets in our downtowns, Main Streets and residential areas are more than just a conduit for traffic. Great cities need many great streets that connect people to key destinations and places retaining the social and cultural core of the city.


To redesign streets as active public domain and preserve the essence of the city through them.

The objective behind this year’s problem statement is to enable the participants to explore into the key aspect of urban planning. Streets are to be viewed in their entirety and not just as a mode of transporting people and goods, with an emphasis on the vital role they play in animating the social and economic life of communities. What we look for here is a multi functional design that can range from a mere seating arrangement to a transit stop.The design should engage in dynamism and maintain a sociocultural link to the city.

A sustainable module (environmental,social and economic) is to be generated which caters to the needs of different users and at the same time does not disrupt the neighbourhood activities.The design needs to be flexible and needs to adhere to the day and night changes of the neighbourhood.A clear demarcation of vehicular and pedestrian traffic is to be considered while designing with minimum safety requirements.The Design scope has been kept wide and varied as we believe that it allows a greater opportunity for variety and better ideas to emerge.


Aim & Expected Results:

• To consider all possible and likely disaster scenarios in the chosen site, as well as all sources of general everyday stress, and then start the design process with all of these considerations in mind.

• Encourage participants to explore resources, undertake case studies and learn from the same.

• Train students to understand the different stages of the design process and present the same with clarity and detail.


The street to be designed should be from a Tier-2 city and the participants should justify their choice of the city with clarity. The participants are free to design either a downtown street or a residential main road.The design needs to be modular   

The choice of material is open for the participants and the design can be a collaboration of seating,transit stop,green spaces,activity areas etc. which invoke the image of the city in the user.



  • The entire presentation (including the analytical study, case study, site study, concept of design and the final design) is to be presented in the form of Soft copy/demo or in the form of Hard copy (not more than four A2 size panels.)

  • The format must be at the bottom of the sheets with Pragyan’ 17 logo along with registration number at the right hand corner of the sheet.

  • The mode of presentation of the content is up to the participant’s free will. The entry can be an individual or group project with not more than three in a group.

  • Any number of entries are allowed per college.

  • A CD/pendrive containing non-editable format to be submitted on the day of the event.

We hope that participating in Aakriti presents you with an opportunity to explore resources, develop wonderful concepts, discuss ideas and apply all of them to produce a work of art. We look forward to your participation and wish you the best of luck and a wonderful design journey.

Abstract Submission:

Following questions MUST be answered in the abstract:

Which city are you choosing ?

Reason for choosing that particular city.

Justification for each solution/method adopted.

Note:The final presentation should justify each and every method adopted by the participant for the given problem statement.


Sharanya - 9629475343

Arun Kumar - 9944288678

Nikhil - 7305035312.

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