Students are the backbone of any society or nation. A nation’s progress is dependent on how much is the young generation educated. India is fortunate that more than 60% of its total population of the country consists young people and most of them are the students.India is home to some 34 million students in higher education system out of which 18.6 million students are male & 16.0 millions are females which is double the size of numbers of students in the west. By 2020, India is expected to reach the student enrollment mark to 40 million.The student mobility in India, both internationally & intra-nationally is expected to rise in the coming years.
The real issue here is with such sheer of volume of student there is a severe lack of quality student housing in India. As against 10.4 million students in India there are only 6.1 million bed capacity meaning that the student housing sector has a huge unmet demand. In countries like USA, UK & AUSTRALIA student housing sector is already a prevailing concept. India is considered as a education-hub in the asia-pacific region & hence time has come India should address the unorganized student housing sector worth billions and set an example in the region.
The idea behind the competition is to design a state of the art Student Housing community for 140 occupants in India. The accommodations should have different unit typologies. The proposal should become the "REFERENCE PROJECT" for student housing in India.
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