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Faculty Member - School of Architecture Faculty Member 2019
Faculty Members

Core Faculty

Dr. Vimala Swamy
Dr. Vimala Swamy
Director, School of Architecture
Dr. Vimala Swamy, Director School of Architecture has experience in numerous facets of Architecture, urban planning, landscape and interior design. She has balanced Academics, Practice and Research work in her career with over 20 publications in various International and National conferences and journals in topics of Modified Land use Patterns, Solar Passive Architecture and Sustainability. Her Doctoral thesis focuses on Eco-Friendly Cities, which is the current worldwide issue. Dr. Vimala is a registered guide with VTU and REVA University has four Ph.D. Scholars pursuing their research under her guidance. She received the ‘Best Teacher’ award from A3 Foundation, Chandigarh in 2016.
Rajesh
Ar. Rajesh Malik
Professor- Design Chair
Architect Rajesh Malik is an Architect and academician with a passion for sustainable design. In the course of his career spanning more than three decades, he has handled a diverse range of projects, ranging from prestigious residential developments to I.T buildings and Hotels through different stages of Design and Execution. His area of research is Sustainable construction and materials and has published papers and presented at National and International conferences. Architect Rajesh Malik heads the Design cell at the School and contributes immensely to the advanced Design studio and related courses.
Ar. Paul George Puthoor
Ar. Paul George Puthoor
Professor
Ar. Paul Puthoor has a Bachelor’s degree from Bangalore University in 1979. He has an established practice in Bangalore, ‘Spaces’ since four decades. An unconventional thinker, his domain of work has been towards Industrial Architecture and Residential design. Having designed hundreds of residences all over South India, he was chosen for the Best Residential Project award in 2014 in Kerala. Young students of Architecture benefit immensely from his vast knowledge and command over the Profession in courses like Building Construction and Materials and the Design Studio.
Ar. Vidya Srikanth
Ar. Vidya Srikanth
Professor
Ar. Vidya Srikanth has an architectural degree from National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli and a Masters in Town and Country Planning from School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University. She has over 17 years of combined experience in teaching and practice. She is widely travelled and brings with her rich experiences of living and working in Europe and North America. She is closely associated with the Curriculum design of the B. Arch program and is member coordinator of the Board of Studies for the School. She is passionate about Vernacular Architecture and is involved with documenting and researching the local vernacular construction techniques in Karnataka. With a deep interest in Architectural Pedagogy, Vidya initiates and practices several innovations in course delivery and evaluation methods and her publications are rooted in the same themes.
Dr. Siva Jaganathan
Dr. Siva Jagannathan
Associate Professor
Dr. Siva Jaganathan, received PhD from University Technology Malaysia, in the field of design and facilities management. His extensive research work majorly focused on facilities performance efficiency, design thinking, and application of interdisciplinary approach in design that attribute to enhance novice designer cognition. He published research papers in peer reviewed International Journals and Conference proceedings.
Ar. Guruprasad Pandit
Ar. Guruprasad Pandit
Associate Professor
Guru Prasad Pandit is an Architect and Green Building Consultant with over 13 years of hands-on experience. He specializes in Green Building design and has completed his Master of Science in Sustainable Design from Philadelphia University, USA. Sustainability is a passion and an integral part of his personal, academic and professional life.
Ar. Shubhi Sonal
Ar. Shubhi Sonal
Associate Professor
Ar. Shubhi Sonal is an Urban Planner-Architect with varied research interests in the field of urban planning and housing. She is registered as a doctoral candidate with JNAFAU, Hyderabad. Shubhi graduated from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi and completed master's degree in City Planning at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. She has worked with both Multi-National firms and public agencies dealing with architecture and urban planning projects across India. She has published and presented papers at many conferences in India and abroad. At the School Shubhi is associated with the Research and Training wing and teaches courses in History, Housing and Design, while bringing in fresh approaches in the Pedagogy.
Kokila Mohan
Ar. Kokila Mohan
Associate Professor
Ar. Kokila Mohan is an Architect & Urban Designer, graduating from Visveswaraya Technological University, India with over 8 years of professional and academic experience in transportation infrastructural projects which includes inception to execution for Bangalore Metro rail, Kolkata Metro station depot, Doha road infrastructure, Landscape and urban design project a vision for Doha’s 2020 master plan.
Ms. Neeraja Jayan
Ar. Neeraja Jayan
Associate Professor
Ar. Neeraja Jayan has a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Satyabhama University, Chennai and Master’s degree in Architectural Conservation, from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. Her thesis topic was on “Regeneration of Commercial Spine” of Changanassery, Kerala and she continues to research and publish on themes of Financial management for Heritage areas at National Conferences and Journals. She has also received the best paper presentation award in Architectural Journalism under Green Building Category. Her research interests include cultural landscape, traditional knowledge systems, vernacular architecture and heritage management. She is actively involved in conducting activities for faculty and students in collaboration with INTACH, Bangalore Chapter.
Ar. Raghu Teja Vemana
Ar. Raghu Teja Vemana
Associate Professor
Ar. Raghu Teja Vemana has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from JNAFAU, Hyderabad. He has four years of professional experience and had worked at renowned firms of Chandigarh and Hyderabad. He completed his Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from university of Mysore with a distinction and won a Gold Medal for his thesis. He was awarded best thesis by ITPI, Bengaluru, Karnataka chapter. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate in the field of Urban and Regional planning from University of Mysore. Raghuteja has published and presented at international Conferences and many National conferences in his area of research on Urban issues.
Ar. Deepa Rajesh Negali
Ar. Deepa Rajesh Negali
Assistant Professor
Ar. Deepa Rajesh Negali has a Bachelor’s degree from Karnataka University, Dharwad (BVB college of Engineering & Technology, Hubli). She has been in academics for over 4 years and has an professional experience of one year. The best teacher award she received in 2015 shows her passion towards Academics and her ability to connect with students. Her area of interest is Building Construction and Building services and Deepa keeps herself updated by attending conferences and Faculty development programs in this domain.
Ar. Sneha Murthy
Ar. Sneha Murthy
Assistant Professor
Ar. Sneha Murthy has a Bachelor’s degree from MSRIT, Bangalore with a merit rank from VTU. She has been in practice and has an professional experience of over 8 years. Her passion towards sharing her knowledge in the field and interacting with students led her towards academics in 2016. With a deep interest in Energy efficient Design, she is an Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) Accredited Professional. At the University, she is associated with the Entrepreneurship and skill development cell and won the award for ‘best entrepreneur trainer’ in 2018.
Anupama Ajit
Ar. Anupama Ajit
Assistant Professor
Ar. Anupama Ajit has completed her Bachelor of Architecture from RV College of Architecture, Bangalore. She has over 6 years of experience working in Bangalore and in Tokyo, Japan. She has a deep interest in travel and finds that it enriches the course delivery in courses like Theory of Design, History and Contemporary architecture. She has worked on Infrastructure projects for BMRCL and BBMP in Bangalore.
Ar. Sanjeev N Koppar
Ar. Sanjeev N Koppar
Assistant Professor
Ar. Sanjeev N Koppar has a Bachelors degree from BVBCET Hubbali and Masters in Habitat design from BMSCE, Bangalore. He has over 3 years of experience in both teaching and professional work at public agencies dealing with architecture and town planning schemes. Since his association with the School in 2017, Sanjeev is actively involved with both academic and co-curricular activities of the School. He co-ordinates the NASA student participations, Cultural, Sports and Study tours of the School.
Ar. Anup Kumar Prasad
Ar. Anup Kumar Prasad
Assistant Professor
Ar. Anup Kumar Prasad has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He gained 3 years of professional experience and research on architectural acoustics before pursuing his Masters. He completed Master of Science degree in Sustainable architecture and Landscape Design from Politecnico DI Milano, Italy with special distinction. Apart from academic and professional work he has participated and won awards in several national and international architectural competitions. He has been associated with the School since 2017 and is involved with the Skill development center at the University level. He plans and coordinates the Certification programs across all semesters.
Ar. Shama Parween
Ar. Shama Parween
Assistant Professor
Ar. Shama Parween has completed her Bachelor of Architecture from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh and Masters in Urban Regeneration from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. She has over 4 years of professional and academic experience. Her research work focuses in the field of Urban Regeneration, Women safety through Urban Design, Cultural and Social Studies. She has presented various research papers in national and International conferences and published papers in international journals. She is a firm believer of learning by doing and motivates students to learn outside the classroom.
Ar. Harshita D
Ar. Harshita D
Assistant Professor
Ar. Harshita D holds master’s degree from RV school of architecture, Bangalore specializing in urban design. She has completed her Bachelor’s in Architecture from PDA College of engineering, Kalburgi. She has been in academics for about 2 years and has an professional experience over a year. At the school, Harshita is involved in guiding students for design competitions and teaches courses in History of Architecture, Architectural design, structural systems and building construction, 2D and 3D software for Architecture.
Ar. Ujjal Halder
Ar. Ujjal Halder
Assistant Professor
Ar. Ujjal Halder is an Architect & Urban Designer and has keen interests in research in the field of Urban Design and Planning. He holds B. Arch and M Arch (Urban Design) from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He has four years of professional xperience in Architecture and Urban Design projects. As an Urban Planner he worked on the AMRUT project and has been the Lead for several urban development projects. He has strong knowledge and work experience in Computer applications in the field of Architecture. With his wide extent of work experience, he has been part of the School since 2018 as Assistant Professor to share is knowledge and experience.
Kiruthika Selvi K J
Ar. Kiruthika Selvi K J
Assistant Professor
Ar. Kiruthika Selvi K J (Assistant Professor) is an Architect and Academician specialized in Housing from Hindustan University, Chennai. As a practitioner she had worked on various Luxury apartment projects & Commercial Interiors. Chosen academic career she had worked in a reputed institution for over 6 years. she has also carried out business consultancy and a successful entrepreneur. Highly skilled in 3D and Rendering software’s. Research interest in computational modeling, generative architectural designs(Assistant Professor).
Ar. Shilpa M Prabhu
Ar. Shilpa M Prabhu
Assistant Professor
Ar. Shilpa M Prabhu has Bachelor of Architecture from Acharya’s NRV School of Architecture, Bangalore and Masters in Habitat Design from BMSCA, Bangalore. She has four years of professional experience. She desires to share the experience and knowledge acquired in industry, and has been into academics since 2017.
Ar. Nazish Abid
Ar. Nazish Abid
Assistant Professor
Ar. Nazish Abid holds a post-professional M. Arch degree from Jamia Millia Islamia, India, specializing in Recreation Architecture and Public Space Design, with keen interest in sustainable community development practice and place making. He graduated with a B. Arch degree from Aligarh Muslim University, India. He has worked as a Recreation Architect at Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), New Delhi on design and execution plans of India’s first three HRIDAY Cities. In 2017, He was awarded both at the National and Regional level for his project “Ideas for smart society - Rural scope” conducted by India Next Design Challenge Ultra Tech Group, India. Over the course of last 3 years, he has led his students to win 16 National student architecture design competition. He practices and encourages “User-oriented design” and is a proponent of student-centred learning and teaching.
Ar. Murali J
Ar. Murali J
Assistant Professor
Ar. Murali J has done his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from UVCE Bangalore and Master of Architecture specialization in “Real estate development” from Measi academy of Architecture, Anna University, Chennai. He is having a practical experience over 3 years , where he worked on multiple projects including Metro Reach and was involved in detailed discussions of conceptual, working and other related drawings for Residential/villa projects / Commercial and industrial and transportation. He presented his research paper in International seminar on the topic “Is Bio-mimicry / Biophilia, a viable solution for sustainable Built space / (Architecture).
Ar. Yashaswini N
Ar Yashaswini N
Assistant Professor
Ar Yashaswini N, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from MS Ramaiah School of Architecture, Bangalore and Masters degree in Habitat Design from BMS School of Architecture, Bangalore. She has professional experience of 1 year and has worked for public sector (Bangalore Development Authority) during her Masters degree program. Her inclination towards urban studies has led her to travel many countries around the world and she desires to share her experience and knowledge gained. Being a strong supporter of preserving greens, she believes learning environment is crucial in stimulating the design thinking among students and producing creative works.
Sriviji
Ar. Sriviji
Assistant Professor
Ar. Sriviji Nachimuthu has a B.Arch degree from, PMCTW, Anna University, Tamil Nadu. She gained one year of professional experience from Auroville in eco-friendly construction before she pursued her Masters degree in Design from Domus Academy, Milan, Italy with scholarship. She has 3 years of professional experience in alternative building technologies like mud architecture, Debris wall, Jute sac concrete, Ferro cement shell roofing and bamboo construction from Chennai and Cochin. She has volunteered in Biennale Pavilion construction for two years in Kochi Muzuris. Extensive Travelling through Asia and Europe has helped her with good understanding on Architecture and culture of different parts of the world.
Shwetha B
Shwetha B
Assistant Professor
Er. Shwetha B has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from PES Mandya (VTU) Karnataka and Master’s in CAD Structures from SITE Tumkur (VTU) She has over 5 years of experience in teaching as a full-time faculty. She received the best teacher award from the School of Civil engineering on the occasion of Teachers Day in the year 2012. She has also handled High way projects, new tank project, old tank project in survey Camp conducted in ‘Rama Dewar beta’ in Ramnagar district and in Melkote, Mandya district. Her area of interest is earth quake resistant structures and structural design principles. Shwetha is enthusiastic about working with students from the School of Architecture and looks at it as an opportunity to share her knowledge in a field closely related to Civil engineering and structural design. ). Shwetha is an accomplished Bharata Natyam dancer.
Anupama RM
Anupama RM
Assistant Professor
Anupama RM has a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Art (specialization, Painting) from KEN school of Art and a Master’s degree in Visual Art, (specialization, Sculpture) from The College of Fine Arts, Chitrakala Parishat. She has won the Excellence Shenoy Award for her Installation titled ‘Rhythm’ in 2017 at Bangalore. A Multi-faceted artist accomplished in the dance form of Kathak, she has also executed artistic Interiors projects. Anupama is a trained exponent of ‘Shalaake bombe aata’ an art form of Wooden Puppetry performance native to Mysore and has performed at various venues in Karnataka. She continues to research on the survival and spread of this unique art form.
Er. Nagaraja S
Nagaraja S
Assistant Professor
Er. Nagaraja S holds master’s degree from NMIT, Bangalore specialized in Structures. He has completed his Bachelor’s in Civil engineering from Shri Shivakumara Maha Swamy College of Engineering, Bangalore. He has been in academics for about 3 years and has an professional experience over a year. As a structural engineer, he has worked and designed various residential, commercial & industrial projects. Apart from academic and professional work, he is passionate about kitchen gardening and terrace gardening and aims to create awareness in Tumkur urban areas.
Prerana
Ar. Prerana Hazarika
Assistant Professor
Ar. Prerana Hazarika has a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Dehradun Institute of Technology and holds a Gold Medal from Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur forher Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning. Her thesis topic was “Adaptive management of urban flash floods in Guwahati city”. Her fields of interest are GIS integrated spatial planning, Disaster management, Urban governance and Urban design. She was previously associated with Janaagraha Center for Citizenship & Democracy in Bangalore and has worked on Municipal Finance and urban reforms. Besides her love for art, architecture and town planning, she also is an avid reader and an aspiring writer.