On August 25,Orientation Day was conducted at the campus to welcome the new batch. Prof. Neelkanth Chhaya graced the occasion with a wonderful talk on architectural education and practice. He discussed about the different levels of architectural learning – awareness, tangible imagination, adventure in thinking, passionate enquiries and compassion. He spoke of architecture as the act of making relationships in space, with the body as the nucleus. Post lunch, there was an open house in the library for the new arrivals. The evening ended with the soulful music performance by Khalid Ahamed (Parvaaz) in the courtyard.