OUR TEAM

School of Planning and Architecture (SPAV)

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Dr Adinarayanane Ramamurthy

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Dr Adinarayanane Ramamurthy

Dr.Adinarayanane (Associate Professor, Planning) acquired Ph.D., degree in Urban Studies and Planning from School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University, Chennai. He holds Ph.D., in simulation and modeling of Energy Efficient Sustainable Development of Metropolitan city for quantitative urban analysis through System Dynamics. He completed post-graduation in Urban and Rural Planning from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR), Uttarakhand State.

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Dr Ayon Kumar Tarafdar

Dean (Planning and Development) and Associate Professor, Department of Planning, SPA Vijayawada

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Dr Ayon Kumar Tarafdar

Dr.Ayon Kumar Tarafdar (Associate Professor, Planning) completed his doctorate degree from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU, Norway) in 2010, with the acclaimed full-time Norwegian Government Research Fellowship. His doctoral thesis focussed on understanding linkages between development practices and its environmental impact at a local level.He has 23 publications with international journals and publishers (ISBN/ISSN), 5 book chapters, and 13 international conference presentations (see attached CV for details).

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Dr Faiz Ahmed Chundeli

Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, SPA Vijayawada

Role : instructor

Dr Faiz Ahmed Chundeli

Dr. Faiz Ahmed is a researcher and built-environment analyst, with specialization in modeling and simulation of built-environment. After obtaining Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Master’s degree in Planning, he went on to pursue M.S. (Research) degree at Polytech Tours, France. He holds PhD in simulation and modeling of built-environment for quantitative urban analysis.

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Dr Minakshi Jain

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Dr Minakshi Jain

Prof.Dr.Minakshi Jain has been working as a Director in School of Planning and Architecture Vijayawada (An Institute of National Importance) since 2016.Prof. Jain is from Architecture background with specialization in Landscape Architecture & Sustainable Development.

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Dr Prashanti Rao

Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, SPA Vijayawada

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Dr Prashanti Rao

Dr.Prashanti Rao is an Architect and Urban Planner. Her Ph.D research focussed on usability of green spaces in gated residential communities. At present she is working as Assistant Professor in Department of Architecture, School of Planning and Architecture Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, an institute of National importance. She is holding significant administrative responsibilities in many committees of institute.

School of Planning and Architecture (SPAB)

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Dr Anand Wadwekar

Assistant Professor Department of Urban Design

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Dr Anand Wadwekar

Architect-Urban Designer Anand Wadwekar teaches at School of Planning and Architecture Bhopal. Anand did his doctoral studies in Urban and Regional Design from Hokkaido University, Japan in 2009 as a Japanese government scholarship recipient.

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Dr. Rama Umesh Pandey

Associate Professor & Coordinator

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Dr. Rama Umesh Pandey

An architect and environmental planner by training and a scholar working for a greener urban environment. After completing Bachelor in Architecture (with honours) from Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT) Bhopal, in 1990 did masters in Environmental Planning from Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT), Ahmedabad in 1992. Completed Doctoral research on ‘Framework for Evaluating Livability Performance of Residential Built Environment- An Analytical Approach in Indian Context’ in 2014.

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Saurabh Tewari

Assistant Professor, Departments of Design and Architecture

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Saurabh Tewari

Saurabh Tewari is a faculty at the departments of Design and Architecture, School of Planning and Architecture Bhopal. He is a Doctoral Candidate at the Design Programmer, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur for his ongoing thesis on Design History in India

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Prof. Dr. N. Sridharan

Director School of Planning and Architecture Bhopal

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Prof. Dr. N. Sridharan

Prof. Dr. N. SRIDHARAN is currently with School of Planning and Architecture, BHOPAL, as its Director. He is Chairperson of the Educational Standing Committee of the professional body of Institute of Town Planners’ India and one of the Vice-Presidents of Regional Science Association, India. Earlier, he was Director of School of Planning and Architecture-Vijayawada, and worked with School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi as Director (Additional Charge) and Professor.

ITC Faculty of the University of Twente (ITC)

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Andre da Silva Mano

Lecturer ITC, University of Twente

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Andre da Silva Mano

Lecturer ITC, University of Twente

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Funda Atun Girgin

Assistant Professor ITC, University of Twent

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Javier Martínez

Associate Professor ITC, University of Twente

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The Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies (KRVIA)

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Aneerudha Paul

Director, KRVIA

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Aneerudha Paul

Aneerudha is an Urban Designer who has studied for his B. Arch at the University of Calcutta , and MArch in Urban Design at the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi . He has been the coordinator of the Research and Design Cell, KRVIA for the Mill Lands Project and the Eastern Waterfronts projects. He also led the project team for Mumbai at the Century Cities Exhibition at the Tate Modern, London , 2001.

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Ankush Chandran

Assistant Professor, KRVIA

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Ankush Chandran

Ankush Chandran holds a Master’s Degree in Urban Design and a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture. He has spearheaded Urban Research projects in Goa, as a Fellow at the Charles Correa Foundation. He has also pursued grant-supported independent research on Urban Heritage, Digital Outreach and Urban Phenomena.

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Dr Binti Singh

Associate Professor, KRVIA

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Dr Binti Singh

Dr. Binti Singh is an urban sociologist and holds a Ph.D. (in urban studies) and an M.Phil. (in Planning and Development) from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Bombay), Mumbai, India. She has contributed to several peer reviewed academic and research journals and edited books. Some of the recent ones include (2019) Social Media, Cultural Activism and Place-making in Contemporary Lucknow.

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Jamshid Bhiwandiwalla

Associate Professor, Architecture and Environmental Studies

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Jamshid Bhiwandiwalla

Graduate from the Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai, further has a double Post Graduation in General Architecture and Arts (Ancient Indian Culture) from the Mumbai University. Other than specializing in Indian History, he has had a 12-year teaching experience of guiding students in technical subjects such as Building Construction and Services.

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Manoj Parmar

Dean & Professor, Department of Architecture

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Manoj Parmar

Manoj Parmar holds a Bachelor and G.D. Arch degree from the L.S.R school of Architecture, 1986. He also holds M.Arch from the University of Miami, Fl. He has been teaching at KRVIA since 1992. His academic interests include theoretical writing on Architecture and Urbanism.

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Rohan Shivkumar

Dean, Research & Academic Development, KRVIA

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Rohan Shivkumar

Rohan is a practicing Architect and has studied at L.S. Raheja College of Architecture, Mumbai for his GD Arch. and at the University of Maryland , USA for his Masters in Regional and International Studies in Architecture. He has worked as Project coordinator for the Churchgate Revival project and the Tourist District project with the UDRI and studies concerning Slum Rehabilitation and open space regulations with groups concerned with development in Mumbai.

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Sandeep Menon

Assistant Professor, Architecture and Environmental Studies

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Sandeep Menon

Sandeep B. Menon is a practicing landscape architect. He holds a Master of Landscape Architecture Degree and a Bachelor of Architecture Degree, both from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. He was the recipient of the SPA Gold Medal for the Best Student of Master of Landscape Architecture and the Narendra Juneja Gold Medal 2006 for the Best Landscape Thesis Project.

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Vikram Pawar

Associate Professor, Architecture and Environmental Studies

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Vikram Pawar

Vikram is an architect from Pillai College of Architecture, Mumbai University. As a designer, Co designer, design consultant and assistant he has worked on several projects. As a design consultant for Central Control Centre- Utility Building in Jamnagar, for Reliance, PEB structures for RGTIL (Gas pumping station), Residential Apartment at Carmichael Road, Mumbai.

National Institute of Technology (NITH)

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Dr Aniket Sharma

Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture

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Dr Aniket Sharma

Aniket Sharma, presently Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, NIT Hamirpur has experience of 9 years in the field of Architecture- Teaching and research and 2 years in architectural consultancy and Project Management. He has completed his Bachelor of Architecture from NIT Hamirpur, Masters of Urban & Rural Planning from IIT Roorkee and PhD in Architecture from NIT Hamirpur.

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Dr Inderpal Singh

Head, Dept of Architecture

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Dr Inderpal Singh

Dr. I.P. Singh is an Associate Professor & Head of the Department of Architecture at National Institute of Technology (NIT) Hamirpur (HP) India with 26 years of teaching experience. His research work relates to the areas of Urban & Regional Planning & Eco – Tourism Planning. He has been felicitated with AWARD OF HONOUR for contribution towards Community Services in the Celebration of CSP – 50 by NIT, Hamirpur and a Best Teacher award in 2007 & 2015 by A3 foundation, Chandigarh.

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Dr Puneet Sharma

Assistant Professor, Dept. Of Architecture

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Dr Puneet Sharma

He has nearly 13 years of experience in the field of Architecture and urban design– Teaching, Research and Profession. Currently working as Assistant Professor of Architecture in the Department of Architecture, National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur (HP).He has a Ph.D. Degree from National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur (HP); Masters in Urban Design from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi; and Bachelor of Architecture Degree from VisvesvarayaTechnological University, Belgaum, Karnataka.

Centre for urban and regional excellence (CURE)

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Brijesh Tiwari

Role : instructor