OBJECTIVES OF THE UNDER GRAD PROGRAM
PMCA STRIVES TO IMPART QUALITY EDUCATION THROUGH AN INTERACTIVE TEACHING LEARNING PROCESS IN A CREATIVE ENVIRONMENT
Architecture training at PMCA is a passion, a vocation and a calling to youngsters to design spaces that provide in the words of Marcus Vitruvius, the great Roman architect and historian, “Firmness, commodity and delight”.
Regular workshops are conducted to expose students’ to the art of space making through innovative workshops designed to sensitise them to issues of the built environment and to hone their design skill
AR PUNITA MEHTA CONDUCTING A BASIC DESIGN WORKSHOP
Students’ are encouraged to dabble with materials in the Construction yards, both inside the campus as well as in planned trips to Laurie Baker Centre in Kerala, L& T Skill Development Centre at Gopalpur and Auroville to derive hands-on experience.
Regular and mandatory visits to Construction Sites keep students updated with the developments in the practical field. Students maintain log records of sites visited and document required processes.
Visits to Building Centres are also mandatory to familiarise students with alternate construction systems.
AR SAROJ PRADHAN WITH STUDENTS IN THE CONSTRUCTION YARD
STUDENTS ON A STUDY TOUR
TO MAINTAIN BALANCE BETWEEN ACADEMICS AND THE PROFESSION THROUGH INTERACTION WITH PROFESSIONALS.
The college has as it’s HONORARY VISITING FACULTY, an inspiring panel of professionals and faculty drawn from the profession and inter-disciplinary fields, for guiding the students towards achieving their goals.
K. Jaisim, Hafeez Contractor, Karan Grover, Jaimini and Punita Mehta, Sumit and Chitra Ghosh, Ar P R Das, to name a few, who are eminent architects of international repute, visit the college periodically to conduct Design Workshops aimed at encouraging students to think out of the box.
TO EXCEL AND ACHIEVE IN ALL SPHERES
The college encourages participation of students in the Annual National and Zonal Conventions of Students’ of Architecture (N.A.S.A) every year.
This forum showcases and compares the standard of teaching and the quality of students’ work in every college from diversified regions of the country and even SAARC nations. In addition, it also judges the evolution of a student in his or her journey towards becoming an architect. This forum allows students to learn and share ideas on varied topics.
Our students have always excelled in these conventions in the past having had a winning run from 2000 onwards. They have been Zonal NASA Champions in 2006, 2008 and consecutively since 2010 till date.
Besides NASA competitions, our students participate in national level competitions like The Birla White Yuva Ratna Awards, Cognizance hosted by IIT, Roorkee, Transparence, hosted by Sainte’ Gobain Glass and Pidilite Best Student’s Awards.
LOOKING BEYOND ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
Since it’s inception in 1993, PMCA has been striving for excellence in the field of education as part of it’s vision to be amongst the top schools of architecture in the country. Today we are rated as the best college in the Eastern Zone making a meaningful contribution in this region.
We have been chosen as a partner institute in ‘Building and Energy Education Enhancement Initiative’, a global project being conducted by USAID in collaboration with Technical University, Vienna and Bureau of Energy Efficiency, India. The project (ECO-III) has its objectives in introducing training on Building Physics and Design of Green Buildings in select colleges of architecture across the country. Some of our faculty have received training towards this end.
We are also engaged in conducting training to building professionals in Low Carbon Construction Techniques as a part of our outreach programme that would benefit the society at large. This programme is being conducted in association with Development Alternatives, New Delhi and Climate and Development Network of Netherlands.
The COA has also accepted our proposal to be a Ph.D Research Centre in Architecture to be affiliated to any university of the state.
We are currently in collaboration with Lincoln School of Architecture, University of Lincoln, UK for organising off-shore joint Summer Studio projects and learning exchange programmes towards broadening the scope of individual skill sets and architectural education at a global level. The Summer School would be conducted in July each year.