- Prof. Ravindra Ganpatrao Savant
- Professor in Design Chair
- (Dean – Department of Architecture)
Today our department stands as one of the powerful body with a glorious tradition of 36 years with a modern infrastructure and a dedicated and efficient faculty of 55 working cohesively to identify the creativity of 400 students, enhance the physical and emotional quality of this creativity and finally mould them into society’s responsible technocrats yet abiding by the cultivated moral values.
However, organization worthiness is not measured in years or numbers but what it packs in that period. Over the years Architecture department has matured into a truly professional body understanding the responsibility towards students and the whole society. Year after year at all our conventions and small get –together much of the time is spent deliberating on these issues and responsibilities. The level interaction within the student’s community due to AKKAR is immense. By the end of five years, the most memorable time he/she carries with him/her is the times in AKKAR and the ones in his/her own department. The department of architecture has a definite philosophy. There is definitely freedom to think, to design, to create because Architecture cannot be taught but is a process of learning which remains endless.
The national association of students of Architecture (NASA) convention is held every year across various cities in India. Our students take part in it actively and achieve many trophies every year. Participation in NASA gives the students a golden opportunity to explore their hidden talents beyond academics which leads to their overall personality development.
We have formed AAKAR student council since the inception of our department in which students engage and organise various events every year for students such as Architectural competitions, Annual exhibition, Guest lectures by eminent architects, Workshops by experts, Sports and many recreational events. Also our AAKAR magazine is published by the students. AAKAR is been hugely responsible for curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular development of a student. These qualities help students to evolve as a full-fledged Architect.
Moreover, we organise yearly national and international tours to the locations of Architectural importance. It enables the students to learn rich heritage and Architectural diversity of various places and countries. This exposure to student is vital for their growth as an Architect and also as an responsible individual.
It is indeed true that the present Architecture community brought up on a status is only because of the contribution, moral thoughts, ideologies and idiosyncrasies of our loving Pitamaha Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil, President Shri. Sanjay D. Patil, Shri. Ruturaj S. Patil ( Trustee), Executive Director Dr. A. K. Gupta, Principal Dr. Santosh D. Chede, Registrar Dr. Litesh Malde and the immense efforts of faculties and the students.