COA TTP On Integrative Approach To Design Pedagogy
18th Dec  2017 to  22nd Dec  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, Nashik. 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, Bangalore and Nashik participated in the program. Experts 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 the integration of construction technology with design. Prof. Shripad Bhalerao from Rachana Sansad’s Academy of Architecture. and Ar. Nishtha Karkhanis conducted sessions and activities to understand how digital skills can be integrated for faster learning and increased number of explorations. On day four Prof. Ravi Hazra from the Academy of Architecture discussed on attitude building for design development, developing communication skills, the 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 a 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 Feb 2017 to 17th Feb 2017

A State Conference on Urban Regeneration-A New Perspective To Heritage Conservation was organisedat 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 an opportunity for this regeneration activity and conservation of historic buildings and environs remains the prime focus of such an endeavour. The conference identified and discusses issues related to the 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.