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Department of Architecture


About Us

The Department of Architecture was established in the year 1992 - 93 with 40 student’s intake and the department has grown from strength to strength with an intake of 80 students, and is one of the oldest and the first private management colleges to start architecture course in Tamil Nadu. The College is Autonomous, under the affiliation of Anna University, Chennai. The Department has trained more than 1000 architects in the last 26 batches and all our graduated students are well placed in India as well as abroad. The students are ensured an esteemed place in the society.

Architecture is a five year undergraduate program which focuses on diverse fields in design and built environment. The Department abides by the principle of “Multi-sensory Approach” towards teaching and learning architecture, guided by eminent architects and diverse team of professors who acquired their education from premier institute and are committed. Design forums, Seminars, workshops, conventions, and lectures are conducted in various topics to provide global competencies in Architecture. Case studies and Architectural academic tours are planned to be an eye-opener for the students to understand our living environment in a deeper and more experiential way.

The department has a state of art facilities like Computer Lab, Climatology lab, Acoustic lab, workshop areas, model making studio, AV Room, Studios, E-Studio, display room, construction yard for hands on experience in construction and independent library within the department exclusively for architecture students. It covers books on the latest subjects, also includes national, international journals and e-journals.

In the recent (2013) survey conducted by Times group our department has been awarded 2nd Position among the best architecture colleges in Tamil Nadu. The Department has MOU signed for Software Training, Carrier Guidance & Skill development with various agencies to train Architecture students. Institutional Membership under Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) and Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) Membership was availed in academic year 2018-2019 and all our students are enrolled as student members in IIA & IGBC. Every year a minimum of 4-5 students qualified through GATE and pursuing Post Graduation in premier institutions like IIT’s, CEPT, SPA Delhi and foreign Universities.

National Level Architecture Symposium, Guest Lectures, Case Study, Field visits, Study tours and workshops are regularly conducted for students. Recently the Architecture department organized a two-day National Level Symposium (Ityuta’22) with the theme “SUVADU” on October 14th and 15th 2022 attended by more than 10 colleges. The National level symposium organised in the previous years are ITYUTA-18, on August 31st and Sept. 1st, ITYUTA-16, on Sept. 09th and 10th - 2016 in which more than 200 students actively participated, ITYUTA – 13, on August 13th and 14th – 2013 and ITYUTA-14, on Sept. 27th and 28th - 2014, To acquire practical exposure and skills, students are constantly & actively participating in Zonal & National Level Student’s Convention & seminars and have won several prizes both at Zonal & National Level. 100% placement of all the batches.

AASA (Adhiyamaan Architecture Students of Association) student body conducts weekly activity for students like on- the spot events, design, paper, presentation, extra-curricular activities every Saturday afternoon. Every year we document a rural village (in and around Hosur) and the issues related to environment, sanitation and construction are identified and solutions are suggested to the village authorities. As part of the curriculum heritage buildings are documented, urban study is undertaken addressing urban issues like transportation, slums, market study areas, etc. The Department has trained more than six hundred architects in the last twenty-five batches and all our graduated students are well placed in India as well as abroad. The students are ensured an esteemed place in the society.


  • Comprehensive curriculum design providing holistic education, since it is the only private architecture college with Autonomous status affiliated to Anna University, Chennai.
  • Value added courses training on IGBC (Indian Green Building Council) Accreditation, Green skills Academy in alliance with NSDC (National Skill Development Corporation) and Software Training with certification.
  • Exposure to real – world projects through National level design competitions, professional competitions etc.
  • Research –oriented guidance for practical execution of projects and patenting.
  • Career guidance, GATE Coaching and training for GRE, IELTS, TOEFEL towards admission for abroad Master program with professional support through Mou’s.
  • AASA (Adhiyamaan Architecture Students Association) student body conducts weekly activity for students like on- the spot events, design, paper presentation, extra-curricular activities with various clubs to cultivate a sense of unity and oneness.


National / International Competitions Won by Students

  • 2022
    • Citation to third year students – Ms.Pauline, Ms.Anubharathi, Mr. Naveen Kumar, Ms.Maria Justina

  • 2018
    • INTACH - 2018
    • Special Mention with citation to Mr. Harish Pradeep (5th Year).

    • BUILDING FOR A BILLION – 2018 (An International Design Competition for Housing Every Indian)
    • Our Final year students- Mr. Kamaal Basha, Ms. Madhumitha, Ms. Akshaya, Mr. Leander won the Jury Commendation award in the year April 2018 at Mumbai.

  • 2015
    • Birla White Yuvratna Award – 2015
    • First Prize of cash Rs. One Lakh awarded to Mr. Naveen Kumar (5th year).

      Special Mention with citation to Mr. Prabhakaran and Mr. Anas.P.A (5th Year).

      Special Mention to Raghul Adviath (4th Year).

    • CTBUH International Design Competition – 2015 (Design Tall Buildings)
    • “Resurgence of the Skyscraper City” by Mr. P. Suresh- 5th year B. Arch student won IV place in the year April 2015 at New york.

  • 2014
    • Birla White Yuvratna Award – 2014
    • First Prize awarded to Mr. Dharshan Rajendran (4th year).

      Second Prize awarded to Mr. Prabhakaran (4th year).

      Mr. Kaushik for Architectural Design.

      Ms. Michelle for Environmental Design.

      Mr. Sathish Chandran for Interior Design.

    • SAINT GOBAIN - Transparence Awards - 2014
    • Special mention with citation to Mr. Syed Imdadullah Hussainy (5th year).

  • 2013
    • Birla White Yuvratna Award – 2013
    • National level Competition, out of 5 places, 2 places won by our department students Dharshan Rajendra and Prabhakaran.

  • 2012
    • Birla White Yuvratna Award – 2012
    • First Prize of cash Rs. One Lakh awarded to Mr. Deepak. U (5th year).

    • Transperence – 2012
    • Zonal Level Citaton to Mr. Mahendra Mohan (5th Year).

  • 2011
    • Cognizance – 2011 (Spot Light Design)
    • Third Place for Bio Climatic Twin Skyscrapers at IIT, Roorkey on March 2011

National Association of Students in Architecture (NASA)

The department is one among the 198 member colleges in NASA (a national level body). Our students are encouraged to participate in NASA events right from the beginning and they have won several prizes at NASA & zonal NASA conventions continuously till date.

  • 2019
    • 61st Annual NASA by SJB School of Architecture and Planning, Bengaluru
    • I Prize in Resilient Design – Ms.Nambu Sowmiya, Ms.Mithila

    • National Institute of Technology, Trichy
    • II prize in Zakyanta design trophy.

      Participated and got shortlisted in “Arch Cult 19”, symposium conducted by NIT, Trichy

    • Excel College of Architecture and Planning, Namakkal.
    • Participated in ‘Oculus 19’, symposium.

    • Dr. M. G. R. School of Architecture, Chennai.
    • Runner up in Dance “SKETCH 19”, Symposium – Mr. Joe Arnold, Mr.Kaaviyan DK, Mr.Naveen Kumar M, Mr.Navaneesh, Mr.Sai Sundar.S,

    • Eranad Knowledge of School of Architecture, Kozhikode.
    • Short Listed in the following Trophies – SIDC, Short Film.

      ANDC and Dance & fashion.

  • 2018
    • Dr. M. G. R. School of Architecture, Chennai.
    • Achieved 1st place in Dance “SKETCH 18”, Symposium.

      Achieved overall Runner up Trophy on “SKETCH 18”.

    • Excel College of Architecture and Planning, Namakkal.
    • Shortlisted for 5th place in ECAP 18’ - Design Trophy.

    • National Institute of Technology, Trichy.
    • Achieved overall ‘Runner up Trophy’ in “Archcult18”.

    • School of Architecture, Chennai.
    • Runner up in Dance “SKETCH 19”, Symposium.

      HUDCO Trophy – Shortlisted.

  • 2017
    • MIDAS, Chennai.
    • Overall Runner up in “Trikona 17” - Sports Trophy

    • SRM College, Chennai.
    • RBEANS Trophy – Shortlisted.

  • 2016
    • Poornima University, Jaipur
    • HUDCO Trophy – Shortlisted.

  • 2015
    • G. C. P. I. A, Surat
    • Annual NASA Design Competition – ANDC shortlisted.

National Thesis Awards

The national level thesis competition conducted by council of architecture, our students are participating every year and in the year 2010 AJITH SUNNY thesis has been selected and won the 10th place and in the year 2011 JIJUVARGHESE has won the 8th place. In the year 2012, JACKSON PHILIP got short listed and in the year 2017, Venkatramanan J has won the fifth place from Zone VI.

Intach Heritage Awards

The INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage) heritage awards trophy hosted by INTACH, every year our students actively participate and also have won special mention in the year 2018.

Department Information and Details

Approved Intake 23-24 22-23 21-22 20-21 19-20
80 120 120 120 120
Fees charged ( per annum ) in Rs. As per Tamil Nadu Government Norms
Pass Percentage during Last Five Years 21-22 20-21 19-20 18-19 17-18
92.68 96.42 90.02 94.11 89.09
Teacher Student Ratio 1:10
No. of Faculty Members Cadre Number
Design Chair 1
Professor 5
Associate Professor 10
Assistant Professor 18
Allied 8
Visiting Faculty 14
Faculty Profile Qualification No. of Faculty
Ph.D 1
Ph.D Pursuing 1
Post Graduate 46
Undergraduate 8
Experience Faculty Experience No.of Faculty
Less than 5 Years 21
5 to 10 Years 26
More than 10 Years 9
Budget Allocation for the Programme ( in Rs.) Recurring Non-Recurring
48,80,000.00 /- 9,00,000.00/-
New Initiatives and Future Vision To enhance the foundation of knowledge by integrating with skills and supplementing it with a variety of project experiences at every level of the curriculum.

Industrial Consultancy, Research and Development (During the past 5 years)

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