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27th December 2017
28th December 2017

As a part of Design studio, first year B.Arch students explored symbiotic relationship between different arts, crafts and architecture by creating live size installations in the form of screens in the college campus. In accordance with the institutes philosophy of "Learning by doing", the activity aimed at comprehending the symbiotic relation between creativity, arts, crafts, environment, human special experience, structure with design. Students first did background study of the given art and craft forms viz. cane craft, warli painting, kuchipudi dance, pottery, bandhani work etc. in groups and then physically erected live sized screens to have an expression of the particular art form in the given space by understanding special quality. The materials explored included bamboo, ropes, paper, paper dishes, used CD S, corrugated sheets, metal wires, clay products etc. The activity was carried out by the students with great enthusiasm and was guided by the first year Design faculties to encourage team work , analytical skills, confidence building etc. within the first year students.


23rd December 2017
25th December 2017

Organizing an art fest 'Mistura' is an excellent effort made by N.G.O. 'Shourya', that focuses on showcasing Nashik's culture and heritage through various talents such as dance, music, painting, drama and many more art forms. Every year arrangements are made wherein various artists can portray their talent to people in an open environment without any boundaries. The event is held for 3 days at Godavari Riverfront in Nashik. M.V.P.S.'s college of architecture and center for design is proud to be associated with Shaorya's Mistura event every year to make it a success. Many students from the institute work as volunteers for the N.G.O. The students engage in making of sculptures, free standing installations, paintings, origami modes etc. Shourya is an N.G.O. that works for under privileged sector of the society by providing learning platform as well as financial aids for various activities.


18th December 2017
22nd December 2017

Council of Architecture Training and Research Cell, Pune conducted a 5 days Teachers Training Program at M.V.P.S.'s College of Architecture. The TTP themed 'Integrative Approach to Design Pedagogy' was co-ordinated by Principal Dr. Prajakta Baste. 10 faculties from institutes based in Pune, Mumbai, Gujrat, Bengalore and Nashik participated in the program. Prof. Ketaki Joshi and Prof. Ankita Pathare participated from M.V.P.S.'s College of Architecture. Experts from various institutes conducted full day sessions on various topics relating to the theme of the program, that included lectures, discussions, assignments, hands on activities, heritage walk etc. On day one, Ar. Darpana Athalye, an architect, product designer and academician elaborated on topics like 'orientation towards teaching', 'understanding teachers and students psyche'. On day two Prof. Priya Chaudhari, Professor, SMMCA, Nagpur discussed on integration of construction technology with design. Prof. Shripad Bhalerao from Rachana Sansad's Academy of Architecture. and Ar. Nishtha Karkhanis , a visiting faculty from M.V.P.S.'s College of architecture and center for design conducted sessions and activities to understand how digital digital skills can be integrated for faster learning and increased number of explorations. On day four Prof. Ravi Hazra from academy of Architecture discussed on attitude building for design development, developing communication skills, ability of creative problem solving towards the students. The last session on 'historicism in architecture' by Prof. Dhiraj Salhotra gave participants an insight on how to crack down the challenge of teaching theoretical subject like history by understanding students psyche. Overall the TTP helped participant faculties to understand various aspects of teaching design by integrating innovative teaching tools and techniques thus adding on their holistic development.


State Conference On Urban Regeneration - A New Perspective To Heritage Conservation.
16th February 2017
17th February 2017

A State Conference on Urban Regeneration-A New Perspective To Heritage Conservation. at our institute on 17th and 18th February 2017. The conference is aimed at brainstorming this new dimension of heritage conservation - urban regeneration. Indian cities are bestowed with diverse built and cultural heritage that give them a strong sense of belonging. With urbanisation pressures, old core areas of cities provide opportunity for this regeneration activity and conservation of historic buildings and environs remains prime focus of such an endeavour.

The conference will try to identify and discuss issues related to development and implementation of such projects. Broad themes for discussion and presentation include re-designing of core areas for modern needs, government policies, rules and regulations, financial feasibility and management and community participation.


Dr. Shikha Jain
Dr. Shikha Jain
Shikha Jain's wide experience in cultural heritage ranges from representations at UNESCO World Heritage Committee meetings to conservation planning and on ground implementation of more than 40 conservation and museum projects across India.


Ar. Debashish Nayak
Ar. Debashish Nayak
Debashish Nayak is an architect who has more than two decades of experience in managing urban conservation issues of Historic Cities in India and abroad. He is the Founder-Director, Centre for Heritage Management of Ahmadabad University.


Ar. Benny Kuriakose
Ar. Benny Kuriakose

Benny started his career in 1984 and received the basic lessons in architecture under the tutelage of Laurie Baker. He received the Charles Wallace India Trust award for an MA in conservation studies at the University of York. He received his doctorate from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.


Ar. Kiran Kalamdani
Ar. Kiran Kalamdani

Kiran Kalamdani has graduated from the BKPS College of Architecture, Pune in 1985 after which they did their M Arch in Urban Design at the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi. Kiran completed his M A in Conservation Studies at the University of York.


Workshop + Study Tour to Europe, "Atelier01"
1st July 2015Europe

A team of students, Aniruddha Dighe (final year B.Arch), Devanshi Shah (4th year B.Arch), Pratiksha Halgi(4th year B.Arch) and Mohit Heda (3rd year B.Des) actively participated in   Workshop + Study Tour to Europe,  "Atelier01" . The workshop was organized by Ground Research, Bangalore for the students of Architecture,Design and arts background with the intention  to help students identify their interests for their professional future and to generate a keen eye for observation and details. It also aimed at training participants develop their analytical skills. Around 19 students from all over the nation were selected, criteria being resumes and SOP’s submitted.

The workshop included various activities like city walks in France, Belgium, Netherlands for understanding urbanscapes, visits to famous architectural structures, architects offices and exhibitions related to design and architecture, seminars, debates and discussions. The activities were headed by Ar. Shantesh Kelvekar, an urban planner, Ar.Priyanshi Singh, a  landscape designer and Preetanshi Singh, LLB.  Guest talks by Bhavleen Narula, Nishant Upadhyay (KU Leuven University), Vipul Verma (KU Leuven University). They helped students to understand the city fabric, culture, growing needs, landscapes etc. The expertise shared their depth knowledge during discussions and debates.  Students also got to understand the working styles of some famous architects office like Ar. Rem Khoolas through office visits and interactions.


The Community Plumbing Challenge (CPC)
2nd November 2015Nashik

The Community Plumbing Challenge (CPC) to build easy, smart and economical toilets within 3 days was held in Nashik from November 2 to November 5, 2015 for school 125 near Mukti Dham. The CPC is an initiative of International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) group, World Plumbing Council, and is being hosted and facilitated by Indian Plumbing Association. The challenge aimed at demonstrating the power of plumbing, engineering and design, showcasing the best young, international skilled talent, delivering real health benefits in communities, changing attitudes, raising awareness and empowering change.

Four international teams from India, USA, Australia, and Basque Country region from Spain participated in the challenge. Each team comprised of four members under the age of 28 years with one plumber and three other individuals from engineering, construction and design fields. From team India Darshana Agrawal and  Aakanksha Kapse were selected from N.D.M.V.P College of architecture as the design leads.

Presentations were given by each team that included the suggestions from school faculty. The final design was an effective combination of all designs which took care of local construction material, space utility, maximisation of skills, economy, ease of maintenance, smart and simple.

The toilets for School were successfully completed within the 3 days with the efforts of all the team members and now are effectively used by the students and staff of school 125.


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