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PARSONS STUDENTS ATTEND IIT-GANDHINAGAR WORKSHOP, FIND SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS FACING RURAL INDIA

Parson School of Design students visited IIT Gandhinagar for a 10-day workshop and came up with innovative designs to solve real-life problems in rural and semi-urban areas. Twenty-eight students attended the ‘Design for A Billion’ workshop at IIT-Gn’s Indian Institute of Technology. As part of the cross-disciplinary workshop, students interacted with people in Palaj village. After gaining an understanding of various issues faced by villagers, students came up with solutions to problems related to waste management, village ecosystem, education system, water management and bus transportation. Mirror profiles some of the solutions.

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