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Champion designers at the Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad

14 September 2018

The Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad students finished first in this year’s Design Championship at Ambitus World School, Hyderabad. The event was on 7th September and had 97 teams from city schools participating. The championship is aimed at improving technical innovation, problem solving, design thinking, effective communication and decision making skills in students.

This year’s challenge was to design a game in one week. Schools were given the theme “Chaos/Time”. The winning team from AKA Hyderabad included Academy Senior School MYP students Sahishnu Chatarvedula, D.Vega and Adom Oshon. There were three teams representing the Academy, two junior teams and one senior team. Other Academy teams received accolades for their outstanding effort. Students were glad to have the opportunity to test their abilities in a new, creative format. "This design championship was a great opportunity for us to explore our creative side and show our talent," said Sahishnu, grade 7A.

Jury members at the challenge were drawn from top institutions in the industry. This year’s Design Championship was sponsored by MINDBOX, NASSCOM, AUTODESK and Unity, top design companies.

Our junior team members were Rahul Reddy, Aviral Bharadwaj, Kharishma Devani, Rehaan Virani, Aman Gangani, Anirudh Reddy Shanampudi, Hussian Mohsin Qureshi, Rithik Jampala, Ryan Jiwani and Pushpinder Nanda. Students were led by H. Kusuma and Vani Veeramachaneni from the Academy design department.