Creating the Future

Anamika Sahu, Managing EditorIndia plans to become a $10 trillion economy by 2030; IT and Infrastructure are the two wheels driving this growth. However, the country has a requirement of investment worth Rs.50 trillion in infrastructure alone by 2022 to have sustainable development. As of now, only 24 percent of the National Highway network in India is four-lane. On the other hand, initiatives like Housing for All and Smart City mission are further making the opportunity attractive. However, the country is facing a huge crisis of trained architects. While the opportunity is lucrative, the country produces only 20 percent (around 24,000) of national architect requirement.
But what keeps the country's skilled architect count further low is the understanding of the component that goes beyond the creative arts involving drawings and technical components, which is the natural terrain. The human comfort, climatic conditions and understanding of local traditions are equally important in the making of a complete architect. Hence, colleges require to move their students out of the computer screen and place them on the field with architectural firms to give them first-hand experience and learning.

If you are planning a career in this field, then our current edition of siliconindia Education Magazine's `10 Most Promising Architecture Colleges ­ 2019' will help you in the process. The edition brings to you some of the most sought-after names from the field, who offer best of the classroom and field experiences, thus providing both theory and practical courses that will create the future architects driving the Indian economy for the better.

We also bring to you `10 Most Promising Educational Websites for Kids ­ 2019'. This list consists of some of the known names from the industry who make kids become global citizens much at par with the international knowledge and charm. Read to know about these colleges and websites. We hope the issue will help you learn, grow, and ultimately contribute towards the country's development.

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