Ability to Understand Multiple

T-Shape signifies –
Depth in One Discipline; Breadth in
Diverse Disciplines

ADYPU is dedicated to nurturing five essential minds in its students through innovative teaching and learning methods. Our aim is to mold students into T-shaped Professionals, where expertise in their chosen domain (represented by the vertical stroke of the ‘T’) is complemented by a profound understanding of how their discipline interacts with others (depicted by the horizontal stroke). Beyond honing specific disciplinary knowledge, our students will actively engage with and gain insights from diverse disciplines, fostering a well-rounded and interconnected educational experience.

Depth of understanding
in the field (discipline)

Patterns that
Yield Ideas

Tim Brown, IDEO’s CEO, highlights the importance of T-shaped individuals in the 21st century. These individuals, as he describes them, are curious about the world—this curiosity forms the vertical part of the T. They delve into diverse perspectives, showcasing patterns of behavior that reveal universal human needs.

Changing Times Bring New Challenges and Opportunities

Ajeenkya DY Patil University draws inspiration from two influential thinkers, Daniel Pink and Howard Gardner.
According to Daniel Pink in ‘A Whole New Mind’, the contemporary economy values skills historically undervalued, such as creativity, empathy, intuition, and the ability to connect seemingly unrelated elements into something innovative. Pink asserts that in the present Conceptual Age, the heroes will be creators and empathizers, encompassing artists, storytellers, and designers.

Howard Gardner, a renowned psychologist and professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, outlines essential qualities for navigating the future in his book ‘Five Minds for the Future’. Gardner explores the ‘five minds’ necessary to succeed in this new age, addressing both anticipated and unforeseen challenges.

  • Disciplined Mind: Mastery in at least one way of thinking is key. Without discipline, one ends up following someone else's lead.

  • Synthesizing Mind: It combines information from diverse sources, an increasingly vital skill in the face of growing, often conflicting information.

  • Creating Mind: This mind breaks new ground by generating fresh ideas, posing new questions, and thinking in innovative ways. It strives to stay one step ahead of computers.

  • Respectful Mind: Acknowledging and embracing differences among individuals and groups is essential in our interconnected world. Intolerance or disrespect is no longer viable.

  • Ethical Mind: It conceptualizes how individuals can contribute to purposes beyond self-interest and acts based on these considerations.