Creativity & Design Thinking

An Ashoka University online course for high-school students.


Priyank Narayan

Course Dates

23 May to 27 May


INR 12,000 + GST


3 – 5pm

About The Course

It is often said that “Today, thinking is more important than knowing”. Opportunities are what we all look for and their counterparts—the problems—are what we should solve in daily lives. Dynamic environment of twenty first century requires more creative skills from citizens than just analytical skills to manage in the ever-changing work environment. The course is designed to provide an understanding of problem solving with a touch of creative focus in a systemic framework. The students will be introduced to concepts of creative thinking like convergent and divergent thinking, lateral thinking and brainstorming. Structured techniques such as 6 thinking hats and mind maps will also be practiced. Students will be expected to work on live projects to come up with creative Jugaad solutions to problems that they see around them. Concepts around creativity such as the Medici Effect will also be discussed in class through book readings.

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    Course Faculty

    Mahavir Jhawar

    Priyank Narayan

    Ph.D. IIT Delhi

    Priyank is a seasoned entrepreneur and an educationist who brings with him rich experience in organization building. He is the Founder of IndiaPreneurship, an organisation focused on showcasing entrepreneurial opportunities in India to the world. He also mentors a number of startups based in India and abroad. Priyank is a visiting faculty at IIT Delhi, Department of Management Studies. An alumnus of AIM, Manila and IIM Ahmedabad, Priyank is an avid golfer and a licensed scuba diver. He is also trained in Indian classical music.

    Horizons Course Objectives

    Discover Your Interest and Aptitude

    Go Deep Into Specific Disciplines

    Learn with Amazing Peers from Schools across India

    Explore Unique Perspectives and Ideas

    Develop New Skills and Abilities

    Learning Support for the Course

    Ekanto Ghosh

    Teaching Assistant

    Ekanto Ghosh – Teaching Assistant
    Ekanto is on a journey at Ashoka University’s InfoEdge Centre for Entrepreneurship to inspire and inculcate entrepreneurship, and incubate entrepreneurial ideas and initiatives. Ekanto has been a Teaching Assistant cum Analyst in the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at ISB, Hyderabad, and has participated in delivery of flagship programs such as the Technology Entrepreneurship Programme, Entrepreneurship Development Initiative, and the Chief Minister’s ST Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He has also worked in the IT sector for Fortune 500 companies and has been part of a corporate Toastmasters club. A military aviation enthusiast who has an appreciative eye for art, he is a Computer Science engineer and has pursued his Masters in Technology Management from the Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune.

    Madhavi Menon

    Professor of English, Ashoka University

    Director, Centre for Studies in Gender & Sexuality

    Director of the PhD Programme in English

    Ph.D. Tufts University

    Madhavi Menon is an eminent theorist and scholar of gender, sexuality, politics, and identity. 

    She joined Ashoka University in 2013 as one of its founding faculty members. She went on to establish the university’s Centre for Gender & Sexuality Studies (CSGS), which is the first of its kind in India. Previously, she was a professor at Ithaca College and American University

    Most prominently known for her work on queer theory and Shakespeare, she has also edited the collection Shakesqueer and written three books on Shakespeare and sexuality. She is also most recently the author of Infinite Varieties: A History of Desire in India and Law of Desire: Rulings on Sex & Sexuality in India. 

    In addition to being Director of CSGS, she is the Director of the Ph.D. programme in English and Professor of English at Ashoka University.