"The students of PP Savani University, School of Architecture visited the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STUDENTS OF ARCHITECTURE (September 20-22, 2019) event organised by Amity school of architecture, panvel, Mumbai. The event was attended by many other institutes thus providing them a good platform for attending special lectures, competitions and workshops."
Under the title of Know Your Faculty (KYF), School of Architecture has organized lecture/presentation from all the faculties about their work / subject of interest / expertise / experience to enhance and encourage student -faculty interaction with emphasis on enriching their knowledge of profession. This program is being conducted regularly with great success and lots of positive response and enthusiasm.
We began the KYF program with one of our senior faculties. On August 26, 2019 Prof. Girish Panchal shared his rich experience on working methodology in Middle East countries, giving students the understanding of Global requirement of the profession.
Dr. Leena Garg's very timely presentation on dated August 29, 2019 based on a famous book authored by D. K. Ching “Form, Space and order” really giving students direction in their Design Project.
Prof. Shahabuddin Contractor's gave an interesting account of his professional journey on September 05, 2019 beginning with his School days and the challenges of the Architectural- Interior Design profession. His exploration of different materials and the innovative ideas were the highlight of the presentation.
Prof. Vinayak Pandya's art journey on dated September 18, 2019 starting from sketches to murals, was letting students know and understand how Artist work with emotions. It was really very interesting to know how Artist think, interpret and work”.
"Institute of Indian Interior Designers Bharuch Chapter invited PP Savani University, School of Architecture and Interior Design team as deligates for attending the installation ceremony of new chairman Ar.Chirag Vadgama and new managing team . The event was decorated by speeches form various experts like Mr. Nimesh Kumat (Environmental Planner) main speaker of event, Ar. Kalapi Buch, Ar.Maitry Buch, Ar.Chirag Vadgama, invited guest and dignitories"
"The students of third year Interior Design were exposed to 7 day photography workshop conducted by Prof. Abhishek C. Ganeshgudi held at PP Savani University.The students were asked to visit a village to capture different moments of light, portrait, still life styles of images. These captured photographs were on different social and cultural issues".
"PP Savani University School of Architecture, invited Ar. Kalapi Buch, Ar. Maitri Buch and Artist Dr. Janki Mithaiwala and her team to deliver the presentation of their work along with the amalgamation of Indian Classical Music named MUZITECTURE. On the prestigious occasion of WORLD ARCHITECTURE DAY, they used various different concepts for their projects with the flair of music in it and made the entire audiences glued to their seats till the end".
"PP Savani University, School of Architecture, Organized an expert lecture from ICRO, a very active industry based on various Italian and lamination products on October 03, 2019.School of Architecture was very happy with the efforts made by Mr. Adil Elavia and his team. Many of the student’s inquiries were resolved."
"The students of Architecture and Interior Design visited M/s Maruti Hardware, Surat on September 11, 2021. The students saw different kinds of modular kitchens, door handles, hinges and other hardware materials. They also saw and learnt the working of different materials used in the building industry, and also understood the cost factor. The students had a very good exposure regarding the new materials introduced in the market. They were quite enthusiastic and all their queries regarding the materials were solved."
"PP Savani University, School of Architecture participated and won the Inaugural cricket match organised by The Den cafe, Design Warriors were fortunate enough to win the toss and gave the opossion batting first option. Paltans the opossion made strong 122/4. Being master of chase the Design Warriors conquered it in 8.2 overs with loss of only 2 wickets ", with Dipesh Bhaliya as the Man of The Match scoring 43 (13)".
The students started their exploration with 1’x1’ white base using any available material and create a three dimensional object, later on it zoomed 10 times bigger scale model which resulted in an advanced complexity and brought out more creativity sparks within the students. As the scale shot up, the physical reality brought students to check on their creative instincts, conscious decision making, problem solving, working in a group and understanding each other capability, learning through the process, making things open ended to instigate imagination. The students were enlightened by Prof. Nilkant Burkhawala on december 16, 2019.
A five day related Study Program was conducted from December 21-25, 2019 at Sidhpur. Sidhpur was selected because of its rich influence of Dawoodi Bohra community, the architecture students studied the community through various factors like History and Built form, Connectivity, Flora & fauna, Services, & Community requirements. The Interior design students in the same tour documented various houses its ornamentation and distinctive features. The tour also extended a day to Ran ki vava reflecting mastery of complex technique and beauty of details and proportions at Patan the UNESCO world heritage site, Step well at Adalaj built in sandstone in the Solanki architectural style, the Adalaj stepwell is five stories deep and finally the marvel of Sarkhej Roza. The students then documented and displayed the work at the department
"PP Savani University along with the Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID) Bharuch chapter jointly organized Prof. Yatin Pandya`s lecture in Bharuch on January 18, 2020 on “Inspired by yesterday, aspired for tomorrow perspectives for design in India”. The event was well attended by all the office bearers of IIID, and the leading architects & Interior Designers. The presentation was mesmerizing and learning experience to all present.".
"Inter Department Chess Tournament was organized by School of Architecture on August 09, 2019.More than 25 students from different disciplines participated in the event with lots of enthusiasm and energy to ensure the win. The event was declared open by the Principal, School of Architecture Prof. Rajendrasinh Pardeshi and Prof. Jagdeep Desai along with University and Department sports head Mr. Pranay Prasoon and Prof. Sagar Desai respectively."
"School of Architecture, PP Savani University, Surat, organized a three days workshop on Housing conducted by Ahmedabad based architect, interior designer, urban planner and avid academician Prof. Yatin Pandya, from January 17 to 19, 2020. The workshop involved expert lecture on day one, included Introduction to mass housing, interconnected spaces, street patterns, light & wind ventilation, visual clarity etc. On the second day the students worked independently and discussed the concepts for improvisation. Intense involvement of the students and innovative methodology introduced by Prof. Yatin Pandya, resulted into excellent and appreciable work from the students on third day as culmination of the workshop. The fundamentals were clearly explained and executed through models."
"The Interior Design students, visited exclusive furnishing La fabrica showroom on January 25,2020. The showroom had many different modern day interior material and furniture, with different shades. It also had different forms of art work displayed. The students really learned different aspects of modern day furniture and materials."
"School of Architecture & Interior Design, organised an expert session on 'Importance of Theme in Interior Spaces' by ID. Prermal Nagori & ID.Bindi Nagori on February 08, 2020. Their lecture was focused on theme based design philosophy, where they shared few excerpts from their previous projects with Jewellery stores, cafes, restaurants and residences. They demonstrated on how various tools like colours, compositions and art can be combined to formulate a theme."
"P P Savani University, School of Sciences invited Prof. Sagar Desai an engaging sessions on ' Rating Systems for Built Environment - A Step towards Smart City Development' at National Conference on 'Academia-Industrial interactions on Surfactants, Nanomaterials, Biosciences & Environmental Remediation- ( AIISNBE 2020)' . The session concentrated on green building aspects and the factors like Sustainable Architecture and Design, Site Selection and Planning, Water Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Building Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, Innovation and Development play a role in achieving sustainability. "
"School of Architecture organized an Expert Session on "Co-existence- The Future of Life on Earth and How Can Design Play a Role in the Same" on February 12, 2020. The session was presented by Surat based leading Architect, Urban Designer and Landscape Architect, Ar. Karishma Desai.
Ar. Desai, demonstrated one of her projects "The Blackbuck Lodge" in Velavadar, where she explained how one can develop a concept which can be sustainable, ecologically balanced and still have human intervention. Her emphasis was on how co existence can be made possible between the environment and humans. She also displayed another work which was on 'History of museum- Dandi Kutir', Gandhinagar, the oldest and largest museum in India. She shared her experience on facing series of challenges both in dealing with the State Government as a client as well as design challenges like acoustic, structural design, time and construction constraints etc. With these experiences she explained to the students on how to overcome hiccups in all kinds of projects, work as a team and design elegantly. "
"Students of School of Interior Design, under the guidance of Prof. Rajendrasinh Pardeshi, Principal, School of Architecture conceptualised and designed a LEISURE LOUNGE for the students of the School of Design and School of Liberal Arts & Management. The Leisure Lounge is for students studying premium courses like Liberal Arts, Management and Design at PPSU. It is a great combination of mix of vibrant colours which defines various emotions and feelings like motivation, inspiration & perseverance. A very good example of Inclusive Design Approach where the end user was involved in the process of design. This was a proud moment for the students of the School of Interior Design to witness the concept being realized. "
On February 22, 2020, School of Architecture conducted an industry visit to PVR Tempanes for the students under the program Industrial Connect. They visited a glass manufacturing plant, where the students were given an exposure to the process of glass cutting, edge softening and preparation of toughen glass. The students also visited their Aluminium frame plant to understand the process from buying scrap aluminium to finished aluminium frame.
On February 20, 2020, Prof. Sagar Desai shared his views on 'Sustainability for Built Environment-Moving towards Smart City' in the ongoing 'Know Your Faculty' interactive session.The lecture focused on green building aspects, how factors like Sustainable Architecture and Design, Site Selection and Planning, Water Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Building Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, Innovation and Development play a vital role in achieving sustainability.
P. P. SAVANI UNIVERSTIY which is well standing in Dhamdod Kosamba and covering various medium of study from the school of design department of this university organized an artistic theme-based event “ABHIKALP - 2019” drawing and painting competition, sponsored by Camlin Kokuyo & Mom’s Chocolate, on dated 24-11-2018 (Sunday). In this competition interested student from 8 to 12 standards from various schools of Surat, Kosamba, Ankleshwar & Bharuch were invited. The main aim of this competition was to provide a forum to the hidden & budding arts of students. The different themes of this event were the Culture/Festival, (Group A - 8th, 9th, 10th standard students), India / History & Heritage (Group B - 11th, 12th standard students) and according to these themes students showed their talent in the form of drawing or painting. Approximately 721 students from all schools took part in this competition. At the end of the event, we collected beautiful creativity in our hand with an outstanding effort of students. Presentation of the student will be judge on bases of creativity, accuracy and inspiration thought. Winner will be honored with cash prize separately for both groups.
P P Savani University, School of Architecture organized a webinar on "How to keep record of your work- Portfolio Making" by Dr.Harimohan Pillai on June 19, 2020 with Prof. Sagar Desai & Prof. Rajendrasinh Pardeshi Principal, as the moderator and Principal respectively under the guidance of Dr. Parag Sanghani (Provost, PPSU).
The speaker Dr. Harimohan Pillai is an architect who graduated from IIT Kharagpur and also pursued his doctoral studies there. He is an academician and also a practicing architect. He has his firm Archiestudio at Thrissur Kerala. Dr.Pillai shared his view points in keeping record of work and also talked about various presentation techniques both manual and digital. Also displaying his expression, inserted in the portfolio.
Over 572 people registered from all over India. Registrations were also received from United Kingdom, Nigeria and Australia. All the audiences had heartily participated and shared positive feedback.
PPSU, SOA organised a webinar on Basics of Timber, Plywood and Allied Products by Mr. Dhrumil Nagori on June 24, 2020. Mr. Nagoi demonstrated various facts of timber trade, talked on how to check the quality of timber? Explained various forms of plywood,timber, veneer, laminates, MDFs, Flush Door, MDFs and many other products.
The students learnt various facts and shall reflect in their academic projects.There were also many questions raised by students which were satisfactorily answered by Mr. Naogori. Mr. Nagori is B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering and MBA in Entrepreneurship (Double Gold Medalist) both from Nirma University. Mr.Nagori is associated with Ahmedabad Timber Merchants Association Youth wing as a core committee member.The name of his company is Plymart. They have been into these businesses for 100+ years.
On July 15, 2020, P P Savani University, School of Architecture organized a webinar on "Showcasing the works of Ar. Sunil Humane" by Ar. Sunil Humane.
The presentation by the architect displayed various different kinds of projects and elements like a box house etc. Ar. Sunil also talked on matters like Content, Context & How Vastu plays an important role in design. He also emphasised on the importance of working on grids and how waste material can be reused. There were registrations from all over the country and they shared positive feedback. All the questions from the audiences were answered satisfactorily. The event was organised by Prof. Sagar Desai & Prof. Rajendrasinh Pardeshi as the moderator and Principal respectively under the guidance of Dr. Parag Sanghani (Provost, PPSU).
School of Architecture, PP Savani University organized a Webinar "Introduction to the profession of Architecture & Interior Design" on 6th July 2020 for the prospective students and their parents.
The webinar was organised to develop an insight about the fields of Architecture & Interior Design by the famous Architects of Ahmedabad Ar. Hemal Shah & Ar. Falguni Shah. The speakers are into this profession for more than 25 years and shared their experience with the students and their parents to make them understand the benefits & ground realities of the field.
The aspiring students and parents actively participated in the Webinar and cleared their queries related to the field.
School of Architecture, PP Savani University organized a Webinar "Architects and automation: Evolving Relationship in present times" on 7th July 2020.
The Speakers from BuildTrack Group explained in depth their product details walking hand in hand with modern technology and how it can impact architects design. They also introduced their new initiatives of contact less technology which is the new trend influenced by Covid- 19.
The exposure to the new technology is beneficial for all the persons in the architecture & Design field. The Students from PPSU and other Institutes actively participated in the Session along with the professionals and academicians of the field.
School of Architecture & Interior Design, P P Savani University organized a webinar 'Process in Design' on 10th October 2020 for the professionals, PPSU Students & prospective students.
The webinar was organized to develop an insight into the process of Design in Interior by the Co-Founder of the famous Architectural Firm of Surat 'The Company of Design(Co.de)' - Ar. Pooja Shah. The speaker is in this profession for more than 9 years and shared her Best Projects with the students and the professionals to make them understand the conceptualization and process they follow to design spaces that benefit the client and fulfill their requirements in the defined space. Ar. Pooja believes that design should not be confined to any one dimension, may it be architecture, residential interiors, retail space designing, graphics, or Urban design. The webinar was attended with a good crowd of more than 70 people.
The projects shared by the speaker like Aagey Se Right Office, the concept & ideology behind the project to create dramatic expressions through the interior was beautiful & the concept of minimalism in Naari Retail Store was also commendable.
The aspiring students and professionals actively participated in the webinar and cleared their queries related to the webinar.
School of Architecture and Interior Design under P P Savani University, organised a webinar on Drawings, Details & Design by Ar. Ankit Parekh on October 17, 2020. The webinar focused on aspects like ornamentation, usage of different materials, dealing with clients and how to handle different scales of projects. The speaker also empahsised on how to understand clients requirements. He also displayed various projects with various structural details like cantilevers etc.
School of Architecture & Interior Design, PP Savani University organized a Webinar "Colors in Interior" on 24th October 2020 for the professionals, PPSU Students & prospective students.
The webinar focused on the application of colors and its compositions in terms of the material palette in Interior Design. It was very helpful for both students & professionals. The speaker also emphasized how to use color theory by taking inspiration from travel photography and transforming it into interior spaces. She also displayed various projects with various amazing color compositions. The students had many questions and all of them were very well answered by the speaker.
On October 31, 2020 School of Architecture at P P Savani University, organised a webinar on end to end design & built practice. The speaker and Interior designer Rajesh Chanasana emphasised on handling project professionally particularly time and Material management, BOQ ,turn key projects, kitchen design and how practice has changed in the pandemic. The students enjoyed it & asked many questions to the speaker. The speaker answered them enthusiastically, he also talked about techniques on material updates. The speaker also emphasized on making a material board to understand its properties. He also commented on Project management consultancy & Import on materials.
The students of Interior Design visited M/s Bafna Marble & Granite, Surat on September 25, 2021. The students were introduced to different kinds of premium quality marbles which are used as flooring materials, table tops & highlighters. They also explained the entire process from extraction to polishing. There was a huge collection of different varieties of marbles with different colours, finishes and patterns. The students were quite enthusiastic and asked many questions regarding the cost, installation and fixing details
School of Architecture celebrated the World Architecture Day-2021, on October 04, 2021 by organizing various workshops like Upcycle Elements Workshop- Under this the students were free to bring any waste containers, bottles which could not be recycled, and prepare the best product from it. Tie & Dye Workshop- The students were asked to use different threads & colours to make different patterns. LinoCut Workshop- The students were asked to carve out spaces on a rubber sheet and then add colours to it thus making the carved out figure shine out. 3D Printing Workshop-The students made a soft copy of their projects and used the 3D printing technology to prepare their models.
The students of Architecture & Interior Design visited Mr. Viren Shah's & Mr. Niranjan Desai's bungalows at Surat on September 25, 2021. The students explored various spaces understood its interrelationship.They also interpreted the concepts that were thought of during the design phase. The students also observed the usability of spaces and how the spaces were utilized by the occupants. There were also thematic interiors which the students enjoyed the most.
The School of Architecture organised an Inter-collegiate Chess tournament on October 27, 2021. Every department sent their 2 players after rigorous shortlisting of the students. Not only the players but the other supporters also participated with great enthusiasm. This was one of the events that lifted the spirits of the students and encouraged a positive competitive gesture. The School of Engineering won the event.
On November 18,2021. The students of P P Savani University, School of Architecture & Interior Design took up the challenge of wall painting at Bharuch railway Station, to pass a message to the world regarding limited use of plastic and save nature from dying just because humans want to be more advanced in life. The students were given a standing ovation by Bharuch railway authorities who very enthusiastically inaugurated the event. It was a big achievement that we got coverage from different news channels where our Principal and students explained to the news reporters. We thank InnerWheel Club of Bharuch for giving us an opportunity and Rohan Gandhi for designing such an eye opening graphic. The University now plans to take up more projects like this & send such important messages to the society.
On November 23, 2021 Students of School of Architecture & Interior Design visited AltaVista trends Pvt. Ltd. home decor showroom. There were a variety of furnitures and with best quality materials engineered for high end interiors. It also displayed a different kitchen with a modern exhaust system for maintenance and cleaning. Automation was one of the best features that they dealt in. The students learnt a lot & had many questions which were successfully answered.
On February 23, 2022 School of Architecture in collaboration with Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID), Bharuch Chapter under Vichar Goshthi event invited Art historian Deepak Kannal for an expert session on History of art. The session included various art forms and its evaluation across the globe. The audience was quite amused on learning various origins of art forms and its evolution in due time. The audience had many questions regarding further evolution of artforms which were all satisfactorily answered by the speaker.
The School of Architecture invited Ar. Keval Valambhia for an expert session on Design Thinking. Ar. Valambhia discussed various steps in in design like Empathise, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test. He also explained various design flaws and how they were corrected and how people adapted to various design flaws over time. The students of design department also participated. The students ha many questions which were all satisfactorily answered by the speaker.
On May 06, 2022 The students of second year Architecture exhibited the documentation carried out at Devgad village, Mandvi taluka under Surat district. The documentation outlined the characteristics of sustainable living, Wattle and Daub technique. The settlement housed majorly 3 communities. The students studied the Socio-Cultural aspects and morphology of the built environment. The event was inaugurated by The Honorary Registrar PPSU. The visitors really appreciated the enthusiasm of the students.
On May 07, 2022 School of Architecture & Planning conducted an expert session by Dr. B.K.Patel (Planner) on the Town Planning Scheme of Bardoli. He explained the students on the process of preparing the development plan by addressing various issues. He further explained the concept of Smart City & its misconception that most of the people have, he also motivated the students to pursue different courses which are launched by prestigious institutes on online mode. The students had many questions regarding the feasibility of town planning schemes, attending sustainability issues etc. They were all answered satisfactorily by the speaker.
Students of first year Architecture & Interior Design visited Bharuch timer and ceramic (N.V Ceramic) factory on May 09, 2022 . The students were amazed to understand the manufacturing process of timber & tiles and its application. The students were also accompanied by the MLA Mr. Dushyant Patel to create an awareness of the issues faced by people of Bharuch. Mr. Dushyant Patel also invited solutions from students for the issues they were facing on the bridge proposal.
On May 04 & 11, 2022 School of Architecture organised a pottery workshop for the students of Architecture and Interior Design. The workshop was conducted by Mr. Poonam Prajapati from Vadodara. The students under the guidance of Poonam Sir made different types of pots and crockery. The students gradually learnt the usage of pottery wheel and various hand movements to shape the clay. The students further plan to continue their endeavour with different forms. The students of Design department also participated.
The students of Architecture & Interior Design explored CEPT University`s exhibition on May 14, 2022. The exhibition had various models, studio works, thesis reports etc. The students were quite amazed to see the works of the exhibition. They were quite curious to understand the processes of various studios, work compilation and Model making. Along with the tour the students also spared time to see various interesting places at Ahmedabad City. The students further plan to see all such exhibitions in the vicinity. Students were highly motivated after seeing the exhibition.
The students of Architecture and Interior Design attended an Arch construction workshop conducted at the University construction yard on April 11, 2022. The students constructed a pointed arch stage wise by using brick and cement mortar as basic construction material. The students made sure to manage the centre of the arch and at the same time made best efforts to attain the stability of the arch.
On February 08, 2022 the students of Architecture and Interior Design visited the construction of a mosque at Kosamba. The students were amazed to see the construction techniques of various arches and spaces within the mosque. The students were made to understand different stages of arch construction. The students also observed the services part of the mosque which included both electrical as well as plumbing. The students had many questions regarding the design considerations and raised many questions and all their questions were answered satisfactorily.
On April 21-23 & May 25-27, 2022 School of Architecture & Planning organised a workshop on Structural understanding by Prof. Anand Mehta. He discussed the designs of students and highlighted structural compliance for their studio projects. He also gave a detailed understanding on various concepts like tension, compression, Moment of Inertia etc and their respective applications and calculations. The students were very happy to see their designs being resolved structurally.
On November 22, 2021 Students of School of Architecture & Interior Design visited Alpha Veneer & Beta Hardware. The students were very happy and keen on understanding various types of veneers,plywoods, hardwares & their applications. The students asked many questions regarding usability, durability etc. They also provided the students with all brochures & reference materials which shall serve as a ready reckoner at the department. Overall it was a great educational visit and served as knowledge enhancement.
On March 31, 2022 The students of School of Architecture & Planning visited Nandev village to spread awareness of the fit India movement under Pranch Prakalp. The students of P P Savani University, School of Architecture & Planning teamed up with the students of Nandev school to organize and participate in games. School of Architecture & Planning students also discussed how to keep oneself clean and fit. The school students participated with great enthusiasm and gave great hospitality.
P P Savani University, School of Architecture & Planning was very proud to conduct their maiden batch`s final Thesis reviews on June 09-10, 2022. The review panel consisted of many experts from academic as well as industries like Prof. Chaitali Shroff (Principal, Bhagwan Mahavir college of Architecture Surat), Prof. Sailesh Nair (Principal SVIT, Vasad), Prof. Kandarp Bhatt (Principal PIAR, Parul University), Ar. Kalapi Buch (Expert from Industry), Ar. Druvita Mahida (Expert from Industry), Ar. Rajendra Vegad (Expert from Industry), Ar.Nikunj Patel (Expert from Industry), Prof. Kandarp Raval (APIED, Vallabh-Vidyanagar). The School of Architecture & Planning also successfully conducted reviews of the third batch of Interior Design on June 08, 2022. Students opted from various theses which included both Research as well as Design Projects. The design topics included various projects like the Centre of Excellence proposed by CoA, Street Children rehabilitation, Textile museum etc. The research topics included in the areas of understanding expression to Calligraphy exploration. The reviews had many discussions which influenced the students to further map their careers.
On June 15, 2022 P P Savani University, School of Architecture & Planning conducted reviews for Second Year Architecture, Interior Design & Third-year Architecture students for their studio subjects. Prof. Sanal Thathapuzha (Nirma University, Ahmedabad) & Ar. Gautam Gandhi (Expert from Industry) were invited to access the works of students. Both examiners were impressed with the works of the students & the students were quite contended with the comments.
On June 17, 2022 School of Architecture & Planning conducted a special lecture on How to write Thesis by Prof. Yogesh Gandevikar. The presentation included formats to be used,guidance on referencing and using research language. Prof. Gandevikar also reviewed the work of students and guided them a way forward.
On June 25-26, 2022 School of Architecture & Planning conducted final semester exams & jury for their maiden batch of M.Plan (Urban Planning). The batch had selected different topics which were based on current aspects and issues that India is facing. Most of the thesis works concluded that there is a requirement of visionary planners, which is a concern for the country. The examiners were very meticulous and raised many intrinsic questions and most of their questions were answered. The students are now planning to pursue further studies, start their practices or take up planning projects.
Students of B.Arch and B.ID program visited Indore (MP) as a part of their Related Study Program (RSP) conducted during July 6-11, 2022. On the first day the students took a tour of Indore city and identified important places. Second day onwards the students started documentation of Lal Baug Palace, a monument commissioned by His Highness Tukojo Rao Holkar II & His Highness Tukojo Rao Holkar III. The students were addressed by the decendents of the Holkar family (Shrimat Udaysinh Holkar and Shrimant Abhaysinh Holkar). The students worked very hard and completed the work of documentation and also enjoyed the city by visiting various landmarks. The students learnt the principles of European Architecture and furniture during the RSP.
On July 16, 2022 an expert session on GIS was organised for M.Plan students by renowned expert Ms.Nidhi Vaghashia. This was an expert session which was meant to make students understand the importance and functioning of GIS. The session emphasised on application on GIS, Why planners must know GIS & various updates in this area. The students had many queries and all of them were successfully answered by the expert.
On July 19, 2022 Shri Dushyant Patel Deputy WHIP MLA Bharuch inaugurated the work of the Related Study Program (RSP) of Bharuch and Indore respectively. He was very happy with the enthusiasm of the students and extended his support for different projects in and around Bharuch. He motivated the students by narrating the latest trends and the future of technology. He admired the architecture & landscape of the University.
On July 26, 2022 ITPI sent its expert committee for inspection at the School of Architecture & Planning. The committee was very impressed with the level of infrastructure and academic activities pursued by the students. The committee interacted with the students and they found that in spite of covid-19 learning was not compromised. Over and above all the committee found everything satisfactory and granted permission. The committee also gave their best wishes to the maiden batch of M.Plan.
On August 16, 2022, the students of a final year architecture visited the site for their Urban Design studio at Bharuch. The students have been alloted sites near the Iconic Golden bridge and underspace of Narmada Maiya flyover. The students along with the studio Professors visited the site to understand the context, scale, importance of river and feasibility of their ideas. The students observed the site and related various theories with existing conditions and context of the site. The students now have more clarity of their thought process and have started working on their ideas.
ITPI GRC Surat Centre alongside CREDAI, Surat chapter hosted Expert Lecture Series on “Recent Trends and Practices in Urban Development”. The first lecture was organised on August 27, 2022 at Surat. This lecture was a combination of industry as well as academia alignment. The event started with Best thesis presentation, award, prize distribution for competition, felicitation of ITPI members, Presentation on River Front Development by Ar. Niki Shah from HCP Ahmedabad, Concept and Legal aspects of Local Area Plan by planner Rajesh Rawal, Ahmedabad & finally announcement of new design competition. The Students of M.Plan (Urban Planning) & Principal Prof. Yogesh Gandevikar attended the event.
The students of Architecture & Interior Design actively participated in Ganesh Chartuti festival held at the University. The students contributed by designing,decorating mandap & performing classical dances. Overall the event was a huge success and all the students participating with great enthusiasm.
Students at School of Architecture & Planning introduces film club for screening documentries of academic intrest every thursday afternoon. The second movie documentary: Abstract The Art of Design was showcased on September 15, 2022. The documentary focued on various aspects like evolution of design, various methods of design and How design affects our day to day activities. The students especially from the first year were quite overwelmed with the content. The documentary followed discussion & how the students can bring positive chnages in their design.
School of Architecture & Planning and Universal School of Design conducted an orientation program for first year B.ID and B.Design students from September 12-16 2022. The program included activities like Musical Event,Best out of Waste,Performing Arts,Storytelling,Screening and Photography. The students were warmed up with these short workshops. The students thoroughly enjoyed the workshops and made the best out of their work. International students also participated in this course.
School of Architecture & Planning conducted mid term exams & reviews from September 19-23, 2022. The final year students are developing space under Narmada Maiya flyover & golden bridge. The fourth year students are designing community housing where they are free to select their typologies of housing form. Both studio students presented their understanding and analysis & were given many suggestions which they shall incorporate for future reviews.