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Department of Architecture
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Department of Architecture

Architecture Department (5 years)

The Department of Architecture was started in the year 1992 - 93 with 40 student’s intake and the department has grown from strength to strength with a intake of 120 students, and is one of the oldest and the first private management colleges to start architecture course in Tamil Nadu. The Department is Autonomous, under the affiliation of Anna University, Chennai. The Architecture Course is approved by COA and AICTE, New Delhi. The department is guided by eminent faculty members, experienced subject specialists and Practicing Architects. The Department is functioning in an independent building with facilities provided as per Council of Architecture norms and also approves as one of the test centres to conduct NATA exams.

The Department has trained more than 1000 architects in the last 25 batches and all our graduated students are well placed in India as well as abroad. The students are ensured an esteemed place in the society. The department has a state of art independent library within the department, exclusively for architecture students. It covers books on the latest subjects and includes national, international journals and e-journals.

In the recent (2013) survey conducted by Times group our department has been awarded 2nd Position among the best architecture colleges in Tamil Nadu. The Department has MOU signed with Auto Desk – Chennai (KKM SOFT) to train Architecture software’s for all the students. Institutional Membership under Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) was availed in academic year 2018-2019 and all our students are enrolled as student members in IIA. Department is one of the NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) Centre approved by Council of Architecture, New Delhi. Every year a minimum of 4-5 students qualified through GATE and pursuing Post Graduation in premier institutions like IIT’s, CEPT, SPA Delhi and foreign Universities.

National Level Architecture Symposium, Guest Lectures, Case Study, Field visits, Study tours and workshops are regularly conducted for students. Recently the Architecture department organized a two-day National Level Symposium (Ityuta’18) with the theme “Muran Mei” on August 31st & 1st September 2018 attended by more than 200 students. The National level symposium organised in the previous years are ITYUTA – 13, on August 13th and 14th - 2013 and hosted ITYUTA-14, on Sept. 27th and 28th - 2014, ITYUTA-16, on Sept. 09th and 10th - 2016 in which more than 500 students actively participated. To acquire practical exposure and skills, students are constantly & actively participating in Zonal & National Level Student’s Convention & seminars and have won several prizes both at Zonal & National Level. 100% placement of all the batches.

AASA (Adhiyamaan Students Association) student body conducts weekly activity for students like on- the spot events, design, paper, presentation, extra-curricular activities every Saturday afternoon. Every year we document a rural village (in and around Hosur) and the issues related to environment, sanitation and construction are identified and solutions are suggested to the rural people. We also document heritage buildings, urban issues like transportation, slums, market study areas, etc. The Department has trained more than six hundred architects in the last sixteen batches and all our graduated students are well placed in India as well as abroad. The students are ensured an esteemed place in the society.

Achievements

  • Birla White Yuvratna Award 2015
    First Prize of cash Rs. One Lakh awarded to Mr. Naveen Kumar (5th year).
    Special Mention with citation to Mr. Prabhakaran and Mr. Anas.P.A (5th Year).
    Dr. Chidambara Swamy, Head of the Department received Birla White Yuvratna Award 2015.
  • Trasparency award 2014
    Special mention with citation to Mr. Syed Imdadullah Hussainy (5th year).
  • Two Students qualified in GATE Examination.
  • In the recent (2013) survey conducted by Times group our department has been awarded 2nd position among the best architecture colleges in Tamil Nadu.
  • Birla White Yuvratna 2013 – National level Competition, Out of 5 places, 2 places won by our department students. 1. DharshanRajendra,   2. Prabhakaran
  • Dr. Chidambara Swamy – Professor and Head has been awarded three times Birla white Yuva Ratna award during 2008/ 2009/ 2012 by Birla White company.

International Competitions and Awards won by students:

  • Suresh(5th year) won fourth place in CTBUH international students tall building competition in the year 2015.

National Competitions and Awards won by students:

    • NASA 2015 - NASA held at MIDAS, Chennai, Jan 2015, our students participated.
    • ANDC Annual NASA 2011 Special Mention.
    • Design Angadi IID Chapter @ Kochi 2009 ,2st price.
    • Design Angadi IID Chapter @ Kochi 2010 ,1st price.
    • National Level Best Thesis Award by COA : Ajith Sunny 2009-2010 batch has been selected in top 10.
    • Product design – Special Mention, and won many prizes for on the spot events.
    • NASA 2014 - NASA held at Vaishnavi School of Architecture , hyderabad March 2015, the students got short listed in Product Design.
    • University of West Minister Trophy – out of ten entries shortlisted from India, one entry is from college.
    • Participated in NIASA Thesis awards organized by Council of Architecture.
    • MIDAS SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, CHENNAI
      Nuthan Vignesh – Product Design – 1st Place
      Aswin Prince - Quiz Competition – 3rd Place
      Kavin Bharath, Manish & Harish – Material Matters - 3rd Place
    • NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, TRICHY
      Pravekha, Santhana Krishnan & Dinesh K R – Zakyanta Design Competition – 2nd Place
      Durga – Online Photography – 3rd Place
      Sivesh Kanth – Quiz Competition – 3rd Place
      Swaagath – Model Making – 2nd Place
    • Won 1st Prize for Southern Zone Transparency Competition held by St. Gobainin 2009.
    • Award for Thesis from Council of Architecture
    • 10th place in 2010( South Zone)
    • 6th place in 2011(South Zone )
    • Abi Varghese and Faiqmuneer won a special mention at National Competition Bhopal( Differently abled people) in Feb 2011.
    • COGNIZANCE 2011:  Spotlight Design Competition
    • III Place (Bio Climatic Twin Skyscrapers) at IIT Roorkee on March 2011
    • Abi Varghese and Antony Augustine won a prize at National Competition by Saint Gobain Glass.
    • Pizza Hut Poly designs Italy special mention
    • ANDC  annual NASA 2011 special mention
    • Transparence ECOTEL 2010 south zone
    • Sky scrapers Design Comp Cognizance IIT Roorkee
    • NASA 2011 – Sculpture Competition 2nd Place
    • NASA 2012 – Design – 3rd year Short listed and 5th year special mention
    • Mahendra Mohan won 3rd prize - Tranparence Award- Saint Gobain -2013.
    • NASA 2013 – Product Design – 1st place(Citation)
    • NASA 2013 – Design – 3rd year Short listed
    • U.Deepak(IX Sem) received  1st prizes Birla White YUVA RATNA Awards 2012.
    • DharshanRajendra,  and Prabhakaran  won two places out of five winners in the national level Birla White Yuvratna Competition 2013.

National Association of Students in Architecture (NASA)

The department is one among the 198 member colleges in NASA (a national level body). Our students are encouraged to participate in NASA events right from the beginning and they have won several prizes at NASA & zonal NASA conventions continuously till date. In January 2007, NASA held at MIT Manipal, the students have won the special mention in LOUIS KHAN TROPHY. Our students have also made a remarkable achievement in the NASA 2012, Ahmedabad by being short listed in BACK TO BASICS and a special mention in "ANDC 2011 & 2012" and in NASA held at Gateway College of Architecture – Haryana Feb 2013, the students got short listed in product Design, Journalism and Indian Arch. Apart from this, the students have won many prizes in on- the- spot events & cultural programs regularly.

National Thesis Awards

The national level thesis competition conducted by council of architecture, our students are participating every year and in the year 2010 AJITH SUNNY thesis has been selected and won the 10th place and in the year 2011 JIJUVARGHESE has won the 8th place. In the year 2012, JACKSON PHILIP got short listed.

Existing Facilities

  1. Well equipped Lecture Halls.
  2. Audio Visual Presentation Room.
  3. Design Studios.
  4. Climatology Lab.
  5. Art Workshop.
  6. Multimedia CAD Lab with LAN and 24 hour Internet facilities.
  7. Material Museum - with a collection of all kinds of buildings materials like roofing, floor tiles, sanitary ware, etc.
  8. Design Workshop - equipped with working platform for a group of students who can work on 3D models during the process of design development from the conceptual stage to the final design level.
  9. Construction yard and OAT.
  10. Department Library - with latest books, Journals and Magazines in all fields of Architecture covering all disciplines.

Department Information and Details

Approved Intake

2017-18
2018-19
2019-20
2020-21
2021-22
120
120
120
120
120
Fees charged ( per annum ) in Rs.
As per Tamil Nadu Government Norms
Pass Percentage during last 5 years
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
93.07
91.09
94.11
92.02
96.42
Teacher Student Ratio
1:10
No. of Faculty Members
Cadre
Number
Design Chair
2
Professor
3
Associate Professor
10
Assistant Professor
21
Allied
9
Visiting Faculty
15
Faculty Profile
Qualification
No. of Faculty
Ph.D
1
Post Graduate
42
Under Graduate
17
Experience of Faculty
Experience
No. of Faculty
Less than 5 years
15
5 to 10 years
26
More than 10 years
19

Industrial Consultancy, Research and Development (During the past 5 years)

Amount of Industrial Consultancy earned ( in lakhs of rupees) Nil
No. of sponsored research projects completed Nil
No. of Patents produced Nil
No. of sponsored research projects in progress Nil
No. of papers published in International Journals 20
No. of papers published in National Journals 25
No. of papers presented in International Conferences/Seminars Nil
No. of papers presented in National Conferences/Seminars 26
No. of International Conferences Conducted Nil
No. of National Conferences Conducted 03
No. of training Programmes/Short Term Courses Conducted Nil

Placement Record for the Previous Year

No. of Companies Visited the Campus
10
Name of the companies Visited & No. of Students Placed  
Maximum salary drawn ( in Rs. p.a)
10,00,000.00 /-
Average salary drawn ( in Rs. p.a)
7,00,000.00 /-
Budget Allocation for the Programme ( in Rs.)
Recurring
48,80,000.00/-
Non-Recurring
9,00,000.00/-
New Initiatives & Future Vision
To enhance the foundation of knowledge by integrating with skills and supplementing it with a variety of project experiences at every level of the curriculum.