ACEDGE from Ethos

ACEDGE was born as an offshoot to Ethos, a platform developed to equip students from the fields of design and technology to be agents of change, to lead and not just follow and to contribute towards building of a harmonious society.

Ethos, through the years has been working towards connecting students, academicians and professionals of these fraternities through competitions, workshops, quizzes and seminars. On completing 15 successful years, we launched ACEDGE to bring a new dimension to classroom education. Through our online courses, studios and ask-me-anything sessions, we hope to make information accessible and affordable to all. At ACEDGE, we use Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to make ideas and experts accessible to learners across the globe. Since its inception in August 2018, ACEDGE has successfully conducted 14 e-Studios, 26 online lectures and over 10 Ask-me-Anything sessions with experts. Mentors have joined us from all parts of India as well as from Bristol, Queensland, Montreal and we have had 16000+ unique learners exploring their strengths and weaknesses to understand design in a more profound way.


The gaps that we are trying to fill

  • Keeping pace with changing times

    In the AEC industry, continuous change is the only constant. Our courses are updated according to the latest technology and theory.

  • Need for diverse skills

    The industry needs diverse sets of skills. Explore the non-stereotypical skills shared by our mentors and excel in what makes you unique!

  • Providing exposure

    Not bound by real, geographic limitation, this online platform can connect you with ideas and people across the globe!

  • Best-in-class mentors

    Teaching is not about giving information; our mentors nurture you to have the right values as they share their wisdom.

  • Real world learning

    Sometimes a syllabus is saddled with content that is irrelevant and non-contextual. At ACEDGE we aim to prepare students for real life situations.

  • Industry readiness

    India is a vast country with a huge scope and market for infrastructure and development. Join us if you wish to be an industry-ready Architect, who adds value to the edifices of our nation.

Team ACEDGE & Ethos

Gita Balakrishnan

Founder & Curator, Ethos | Acedge

An architect who sidestepped the profession to pursue her dreams of enabling and empowering young minds, Gita is the head and hands behind Ethos and ACEDGE. She passionately works with youngsters to enable them to find their full potential.

Sonam Ambe

Principal, Courses & Content

An architect who pursued the social sciences, Sonam brings to life the courses and learning paths at ACEDGE. A teacher par excellence, she brings with her a very cheerful spirit and an intent learner's curiosity. She aspires to contribute to the space of architectural education through pursuits of her passions of writing and research.

Nikita Verma


Nikita is a graduate in architecture from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi and post-graduate with Masters in Urban Studies from the Bauhaus University, Germany. She has been working in the architecture and urbanism field for four years now, currently working on research projects related to sustainable urban development, urban climate resilience and an architect specializing in hill side built environments. She has worked in India, Germany, Slovenia, Spain and Russia on projects across the globe with inter-disciplinary teams and multinational organizations.

Sejal Gandhi Shah

Outreach and Counseling

"Love what you create, create what you love, and inspire the world." Sejal Gandhi Shah graduated from BArch in 2017. Her passion remains in creating an enabling learning environment for young designers. Professional Administration and Outreach excites her the most. At ACDEGE, she establishes a smooth data management system. As a counselor, she is here to help you and analyse your skill set and empower your aspirations by recommending your personal learning path.

Krishna Dalwadi

Pedagogy Catalyst

Krishna is a recent graduate from D.C.Patel School of Architecture. At Acedge, she develops visual narratives that aid students in comprehending the course material better. In order to represent the finest of us to the world, she also contributes by managing the social media page. Through her practice of yoga and meditation, she tries to infuse a sense of life into the work that is produced.

Nikitha Madhavan

Pedagogy Catalyst

Nikitha Madhavan is a graduate from Reva University School of Architecture and firmly believes that "Only if you enjoy the journey, you shall enjoy the destination". Wanting to explore her capablities and interests, she really enjoys being a part of the Acedge Team as it takes her closer to her passion of helping others and celebrating the joy learning.

Our heart-felt and sincere gratitude to...

Naresh Narasimhan, Giri Balasubramaniam, Shravan K, John and Devaki, Balakrishnan, MK Sunil, Rajarshi Ray, Saagar Tulshan, Arun Karthik, Sneha Jaiswal and Abhilash P, Sreedhar Volety, Rasya Kumar, Panna Dutta Chowdhury, Soura Bhattacharyya, Prasanna Ponkshe, Susenjit Chanda, Poonam Chauhan, Arjun Bhattacharya, Jignesh Jain, Aravind K P V, Mohan M, Bhaskar Rao, Luvieen Alva, our mentors and our dear volunteers who are the backbone of all activities at ACEDGE! Thank you all!

Active Volunteers


Abhishek Sharma, Adhishwar Bardhan, Akshaya Ramakrishnan,  Anurag Pandey, Apoorva Zope, Asna Siddiqui, 


Chandarani Saste, 


Himanshu Sharma, 


Jaya Krupa, 


Kanak Verma, 


Rakshith Jain, 


Sarojini Sampath, Shiva Shah, Shivam Goyal, Shreyansha Patil, Shriya Agrawal, Sonali Ranjan, Sruti Kana Saha, Sruti Pulpula, Suchandra Addya, 


Vinay Kumar, Vishal Sah, and 


Yamini Rajput.