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AJAY BINAY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY - PILOO MODY COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE is located on an enchanting landscaped setting characterized by its lustrous and pale green stretch of land on the bank of River Kathjori and is spread over 20 acres of land in Sector-1, C.D.A. of Cuttack. Piloo Mody College of Architecture is the only self financed institution in  eastern India, imparting architecture education.It is approved by Council of Architecture, New Delhi and affiliated to Biju Pattnaik University of Technology(BPUT), Rourkela.

PMCA, started in 1993, has completed its 20 years in this December 2013.

Institutional Objectives:
  • To focus on the teaching learning process in imparting a meaningful  education to assess the contemporary needs of design and construction of buildings.
  • To educate students to design and develop socio-culturally acceptable, economically feasible and sustainable built-environment.
  • To finally use the knowledge and skills for the benefit of mankind.

Admissions 2014

Admission Procedure

The admissions to the Under Graduate program are as per the rules and regulations of Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Orissa and Council of Architecture, New Delhi. The aspiring students need to clear JEE Main( Paper 2). The eligibility for the UG program is as per the norms of BPUT and COA. All the students taking admission into the Institute are registered with the BPUT.


Students having pass in (10+2) with 50% marks in aggregate and Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination are eligible to appear in the JEE Main conducted by CBSE . The candidates have to qualify in the JEE Main exam ( Paper 2 )to be eligible for admission.


April 06, 2014 - Date of exam


1.10th mark sheet and pass certificate(original and attested)

2.Attested and original copy of any document with photograph and signature of candidate(DL,Passport/ Std XII/AIEEE/JEE Admit Card)

3.Original copy of bank challan

Application forms along with the required documents have to be submitted at the college office in person or by post



Special Aptitudes Required

  • Sketching Abitlity
  • Colour Sense
  • Perception and keen Sense of Observation
  • 3D space perception
  • Analytical and Reasoning Ability
  • Communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team



Thirteen students of PMCA attend Summer School in UK


A team of thirteen students of P.M.C.A.,Cuttack along with Ar. Maitreyee Mishra,Associate Professor , P.M.C.A.visited UK to participate in a Summer School held at Lincoln School of Architecture, University of Lincoln from 9th July  to 20th July 2013.

The Summer School on ‘ Rethinking  Architecture‘was an intensive 10 days program that comprised lectures, seminars on Urban design and Sustainability, workshops, studio project works and included trips to London, Hill Holt Wood and York.

Students were asked to do the site analysis of a live site and prepare proposals as per requirement in a different perspective. They were guided by the professors of the host university and were given some lectures on relevant topics by Practicing Architects, Academics and Guest Speakers mostly from the UK. It helped them in learning different techniques of analysis and its implementation in design proposals, use of soft ware in the field and its benefits, environmental considerations in various modern buildings including tall buildings.

Field trips and tours to historic, sustainable and contemporary buildings in Lincoln, Hill Holt Wood and London were of great help in understanding the socio-cultural aspect of the country to a certain extent, contemporary style of architecture, materials and construction technology and also use of alternative materials and technologies in construction for environmental benefit.

There were other competitions such as ‘Me and my City’, ‘Me and the City’, Photography etc. Students of P.M.C.A. competed with other students of different Architecture colleges from India who were part of the same program and won prizes in these competitions. Rahul Bose and Shreya Dey got the1st and 2nd prize respectively for ‘Me and my City’, Ahwan Patra got the 2nd prize for photography and Soumyashree Pattnaik, Pratiksha Barua and Ahwan Patra were appreciated for the analysis of the urban design project.

The 10 - days long program ended with prize and certificate distribution along with cultural shows by the participants in Lincoln Cathedral.


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The year started on a high academic note with Architects Jaimini & Puneeta Mehta from Vadodara conducting a seven day intensive workshop on Theory of Design and Basic Design respectively.

Documentation of the Silver District of Cuttack was also undertaken as part of an extensive documentation project for students under the supervision of our senior faculty members.

Ar Anil Nagrath from Mumbai conducted a 3-Day workshop on Climate and Architecture for students in the month of July .

PMCA successfully hosted the 1st Council Meet of NASA in Aug which was a huge success.

But the high point of the year was the materialisation of a Joint Studio project when students  participated in our 1st International Summer School held at University of Lincoln, UK. The event was an overwhelming success. Students also visited York and London and carried out photo documentation of the places visited. The Summer School has been earmarked to be an annual event every year.

The Consultancy Wing of PMCA also took up an ambitious landscape project for the State Medicinal Plants Board at Dhenkanal, Orissa after successfully completing a DPR for Bokaro Steel City Master Plan Preparation.We are also currently involved in the renovation work of Cuttack Club premises.

We also conducted a number of Awareness Workshops on Architecture in various schools and colleges in Orissa to sensitise young minds towards this field. This was done as a part of our outreach program.

The PMCA Global Alumni Association was also formally instituted with office- bearers from the first batch of PMCA on the 22nd of Dec this year giving a huge moral boost and support to the college in its 20th year. The event was a runaway success winning appreciation from all quarters

Many of our students have done us proud in this academic year as always.


In the Birla White Yuvaratna Awards, in the design of a “Healthcare Centre”, the  3RD POSITION in the CENTRAL ZONE was won by  Sandipan Chatterjee of the 4th year.

In Cognizance fest of IIT Roorkee of 2013 in the design category of “Affordable housing & night shelter”, the NATIONAL WINNERS were Udit Sarkar of 10th sem, Debadyuti Nandy of 8th sem and Rajarshi Das of 8th sem

In the prestigious National Students Challenge of 2013, to “provide solution for a severe problem in metropolitan cities in present context” conducted by IIHS Bangalore, the  All India 9th position was won by Debadyuti Nandy, Priyanjana Bose, Sraman Ghosh, Suman Dey and Rajarshi Das.

In Transparence 2013 in the design for a “Future school of architecture and design”,Sandipan Chatterjee, Arighna Mitra and Shinjini Bhattarcharyya’s entry was adjudged as the – Best studio project from our college .

Two students, Pritam Dey and Mohana Das emerged as the first runners-up in the Eastern Interface of Archumen 2013-14 and were selected for the final round.

The winners of the Final Year Thesis Awards given by Ar Alok Swain of A+ B Architects, Bhubaneswar were Aritra Nath, Soham Mukherjee, Avantika Sengupta and Akshay Tiwari.

On a tragic note, we also lost a septuagenarian and much loved teacher, Shri S N Panda to illness in the month of Sept. His void will be difficult to fill.



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