About the
Department

A fast-paced career track that is highly in-demand, Architecture is an amalgamation of artistic abilities with mathematical skills.


The five-year undergraduate degree programme of Bachelor of Architecture is designed to equip students with the essential knowledge to design built environments and research in terms of learning and implementation.


The Department of Architecture was established under the School of Architecture and Planning, Faculty of Architecture as a progressive design studio for Architectural research & learning. The programme has been approved by the COA (Council of Architecture) in 2019. At VU, we strive to edify future architects keeping pace with the requirements of the profession.

To be a premier school of architecture and planning by creating innovative platforms to bridge academic excellence and professional development for engaging in building sustainable and resilient communities.

HOD Message


It is an honour to be heading the School of Architecture and Planning at the Vishwakarma University, Pune. With highly esteemed and qualified faculty members the department aims at igniting young minds and focusing on the knowledge base and practical application of the knowledge and make them industry-ready professionals. During study at the department, the students are encouraged to get hands-on experience of the practical works done in the industry fostering their industry connection and giving them global exposure.


I invite you to the School of Architecture and Planning at Vishwakarma University for the B.Arch programme. My team is confident that your association with us will be the stepping stone for a successful and accomplished career.


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Prof. Nalini Naik Nimbalkar

Programme Details

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B. Arch

Undergraduate Programmes





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Academic Infrastructure

Faculty

Prof. Nalini Naik Nimbalkar
 
 M.Arch (Const. Mgmt.) Pursuing PhD

Prof. Nalini Naik Nimbalkar
Professor
Ar. Abhay Chavan
 
M. Arch. (Digital Arch) & Master of building construction

Ar. Abhay Chavan
Assistant Professor

Ar. Aishwarya Khadse
 
M.Arch

Ar. Aishwarya Khadse

Assistant Professor

Ar. Anjali Agrawal
 
B. Arch.

Ar. Anjali Agrawal
Visiting Faculty


Ar. Anjali Rasane
 
M.Arch (Const. Mgmt.)

Ar. Anjali Rasane
Visiting Faculty

Er. Sujata Mehta
 
M.E.(Structural Engg.) Pursuing PhD.

Er. Sujata Mehta
Assistant Professor
Mr. Rajendra Yeolekar
 
Diploma in Fine Arts


Mr. Rajendra Yeolekar
Visiting Faculty
Ar. Prashant Shah
 

Ar. Prashant Shah
CO-Founder, Group Phi Architects, Pune.
Ar. Atul Bansode
 

Ar. Atul Bansode
Senior Architect, DAR AL-HANDASAH CONSULTANTS, Pune
Dr. Michael Testani
 

Dr. Michael Testani
Director of Industrial Outreach at Binghamton University, New York
Ar. Dhara Kabria
 

Ar. Dhara Kabria
Partner and Principal Designer at Studio Alternatives, Pune
Mr. Nilesh Jadhav
 

Mr. Nilesh Jadhav
Chief Executive officer at BtrLyf, Singapore
Ar. Rowena Rawate
 

Ar. Rowena Rawate
Senior Project Consultant at IES Ltd, Pune
Ar. Prasanna Parvatikar
 

Ar. Prasanna Parvatikar
Director, Cubism Architects & Interiors, Tirupur, Tamilnadu.
Ar. Mayuresh Shirolkar
 

Ar. Mayuresh Shirolkar
Head Of Department at SMEFS Brick Group of Institutes, Pune
Er. Subhash Deshpande
 

Er. Subhash Deshpande
Executive-committee member, Indian Plumbing Association, Pune

Departmental Activities

DETAILS OF THE ACTIVITY

VENUE

DATE

Induction Programme

Online

November 2020

Student Competition (Sketching & Bamboo competition)

Pune

(Sketching Feb 2020)(Bamboo competition Sept 2019)

Settlement Study, Raghuwada.

Raghuwada.

Jan 2020

Conference

December 2019

Pune

World Architecture Day Exhibition

VU campus

October 2019

Induction Programme

VU Campus

August 2019

Industry Connect


Project Title

Industry/ Institute Name 

Nature of Collaboration

(Student Project/ internship/ research project/ consultancy etc.  

No.of Students/ Faculties involved

ASSOCHAM - CGEM

CGEM

Green infrastructure

12

A&i Digest

A&i Digest

Publication

11

Collaboration for the Innovate 4Cities

Sustainability Institute, Pune

Conference curation

12

Indian Green Building Council. (IGBC)

IGBC

IGBC

13

Knowledge product on Climatic Zones of India

i-BERG VU Pune

Research and publication Project

17

Efficiency and analysis of shading devices in moderate climate.

i-BERG VU Pune

Research Project and Research Publication

10

Collaborations & MOUs


  • VU, Pune collaborates with A&i Digest Strengthening Industry-Academia Engagement in the field of Interior Design and Architecture.
  • VU, Pune becomes a member of the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).
  • The Faculty of Architecture successfully established the Innovation in Built Environment & Research Generation Centre of Excellence.
  • Collaboration for the Innovate4Cities conference to be co-hosted by UN-Habitat and Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM).
  • Signs the MoU with ASSOCHAM GEM Green Building Council under i-BERG Centre of Excellence.

Board of Studies


Name of the member

Affiliation 

Designation 

Prof. Nalini NaikNimbalkar

Dean, Faculty of Architecture.

Chairman

Ar. Pushkar Kanvinde

Director, Aayojan School of Architecture & Design. & Former Principal, BKPS College of Architecture, Pune.

Member

Prof. (Dr.) Abhijit Natu

Principal. BKPS College of Architecture, Pune

Member

Dr. Parag Narkhede

Faculty & HOD. BKPS College of Architecture, Pune.

Member

Dr. Pushkar Sohoni

Faculty, Department of HSS, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune

Member

Ar. Rajiv Raje

Principal Architect, Rajiv Raje Architects, Pune. & Design Chair, Aayojan School of Architecture, Pune.

Member

Ar. Satish Mane

Principal Architect, Satish Mane & Associates, Pune. & Past Chairman, IIA, Maharashtra Chapter.

Member

Ar. Amarja Nimbalkar

Director, Amarja Nimbalkar & Associates, Kolhapur. & Member, Dept. of Archeology Govt. of Maharashtra.

Member

Ar. Chandrashekhar Wyawahare

Director. Futuring Designs Pvt Ltd., Pune

Member

Prof. (Dr.) Sharvey Dhongde

Faculty BNCA College of Architecture, Pune. & Co-convener INTACH Maharashtra Chapter.

Member

Ar. Prashant Shah

Co-Founder. Group Phi Architects, Pune

Member

Ar. Rahul Kadam

Partner. NGK Studio, Pune

Member