Founded in the year 2009, Acharya School of Architecture offers B.Arch. in Architecture Programme.
It is natural for Acharya Institutes to have a School of Architecture in its campus since its very presence is felt through its imposing and intelligently designed buildings and facilities. Unique as it is, the sprawling 120 acre campus of Acharya offers excellent practical learning ambience to the students of architecture.
The campus is a cluster of manifestations of various ideas in architecture - encompassing construction, conveniences, traffic, landscape, communication, environmental concerns, academics, sports, shows and events, congregations, etc.
In fact the Acharya campus has seen regular visit of many students from various school of architecture from within India and abroad who have been inspired by the design, form and shapes in the campus. Vision In the next couple of years,
Prof. Vasanth K. Bhat
Acharya's NRV School of Architecture
Prof. Vasanth K. Bhat holds a Bachelors degree in Architecture from Bangalore University (1981), and a Masters in Infrastructure Planning from the University of Stuttgart, Germany (1987). He is a Member of the Council of Architecture and Associate of the Indian Institute of Architects.
Prof. Bhat has over 28 years of professional experience in India and abroad. He was awarded a citation for being the best executive trainee by the Ministry of Science & Technology, Baden Wuettemberg, Germany. He began his teaching career as Assistant Professor at Manipal Institute of Technology and has served in RVCE & DSCE. He has travelled widely and presented papers at National and International Seminars. Recently he was invited as a key note speaker at an International Symposium on Masterplanning at Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, Germany.
He has guided students to win the prestigious Birla Yuvaratna Awards twice in a row consecutively in 2009 & 10, for which he was honoured with a citation. He was invited as a Visiting design critic at the University of Oklahoma at Norman, USA. He has designed a wide variety of Industrial, commercial and residential buildings.
Acharya's NRV School of Architecture (ASArch) is envisioned to evolve into Acharya Built Environment Academy for Urban Studies (ABeACUS) comprising of five Schools:
The Academy will be complemented by four Centres:
To meet the infrastructure facilities for future expansion, it has been planned to create a mini campus-within-campus for ABeACUS with an ambiance for creative learning and research. Academic Achievements Among the very first batch of students the Acharya’s NRV School of Architecture has the distinction of securing the 2nd Rank in the Second Semester of VTU Examinations. Given the trend of academics, more will follow suit in the exams to come. Intelligent Infrastructure The students of ASArch are provided the best of infrastructure for learning the nuances of architecture that comprise of Tutorial Halls, Studios, Computer Centres, Laboratories apart from extensive outdoor facilities for real-time experimental learning. These apart, they are also provided WiFi enabled 10 mbps broadband internet facility for extending their knowledge horizon and learning experience.
Field Learning Opportunities
Learning Architecture at Acharya is all about reality and practical exposure. The first two batches (2009-10 and 2010-11) have already embarked upon a number of knowledge enriching out-bound experiences that have given them incisive insights into different aspects of architecture:
The highlight of the Visit to Pondicherry was the study of Earth Institute where the students learnt about using earth as a building material with hands on training by Mr. Satprem Maini and Mr. Ayyappan of Earth Institute.
Visit to Auroville saw students carrying out measured drawing of a landmark structure in the heart of Pondicherry - Aayi Mandapam that is built in Greco-Roman Style.
The study tour to Mahabalipuram helped students understand the features of Pallava Architecture and a peek into the Cave and Rock Temples in the place. The study of the Pyramidal Temple of Nataraja was noteworthy from learning newer nuances of architecture.
It was an enriching visit to the Dakshina Chitra established by the Madras Craft Foundation that showcases the rich cultural heritage of South India through the arts and artifacts.
The Chennai visit took the students to the major schools of architecture - MEASI-Royapettah and School of Architecture & Planning - Guindy. Useful interactions with the students and faculty of these schools benefitted the students.
Opportunities to meet and interact with leading practitioners of architecture abound at Acharya’s NRV School of Architecture. Occasions are regularly created for enriching interactions with successful professionals in the trade. The World Day of Architecture on 4.10.2010 was one such occasion where the students were privileged to leisurely interact with such eminent architects as Dr. K.S. Anantha Krishna (Principal-RVSchool of Architecture), Dr. C. Hariharan (Bio-Diversity Conservation India Ltd) Ms. Chitra Vishwanath, Mr. Vivin Agarwal and Mr. Nagraj Vastarey (renowned practicing architects).
Career Scope & Objectives
To impart quality education to students for their creative career in Architecture through formal classroom teaching and practical field exposure. To reinforce intellectual capabilities, stimulate sensitivity, unveil creative talents and develop proficiency in professional skills to enable graduates to competently pursue various specializations within the broad spectrum of Built Environment. To provide opportunities to students to evolve as practitioners, the role they will eventually play as responsible members of society and profession.
In this context the architects are required to be equipped with appropriate skills, understanding & knowledge and also deep commitment to professed ideals. Further the programme aims at attaining a high level of excellence in architectural design that forms the core of the programme with supportive inputs from other subjects.