SMVDU Katra: 5th Year B. Arch. students presented their major thesis semester project work before the invited external examiners Dr. (Ar.) Vinay Mohan Das; Professor MANIT-Bhopal, Dr. (Ar.) Subhashish Banerjee; Chief Architect TNCP-Bhopal and Dr. (Ar.) Yogesh Garg Professor MANIT-Bhopal during 3-day rigorous external jury conducted on 17th, 18th and 19th May at Thesis Room, Department of Architecture and Landscape design SMVDU. B. Arch. students of the department after undergoing through a painstaking 09 semesters program; including 01 full semester for Internship in Indian and abroad, spanned across 4.5 years are required to present the design ideas with the supporting research study to a practical proposed design project in their final 10th semester of the course. For the same, they are allotted a supervisor from amongst the internal faculty of the department. This final thesis project is examined at the preliminary stages during the semester by the panel comprising of department faculty 4 times prior to its final evaluation.
In total, 40 students presented their work during the final jury conducted for the batch 2012-2017. Among the prestigious projects were of Airport, Hospital, Universities, Research Institutions, Planetariums, Shopping Malls, and Cultural Centers apart from many other live design projects proposed by Govt. and other organizations. Design Ideas were presented in the form of Drawings along with Physical models and walk-through. The external examiners gave the valuable feedback to the appearing students and in totality appreciated the work done by the students. The supervising faculty members were also appreciated by the examiners. Apart from the examiners, internal faculty Members Ar. Navin Gupta, Ar. Abhiney Gupta, Ar. Abhimanyu Sharma, Ar. Anoop Sharma, Dr. Rashmi, Ar. Sourovee Dutta, Ar. Vinod and Ar. Satyanshu also attended the final thesis Jury and took note of the proceedings. It is pertinent to note that SMVDU’s Architecture department is the only department of Architecture in the State of J&K imparting Architectural Degree course and after its commencement in 2006; it’s the 7th graduating batch of the department. The students in the department belong to country-wide states and presently admitted at the University department based on All India rank (CRL) scored in the Paper-II of IIT-JEE (Mains). Alumni of the department have brought laurels as many of them have pursued higher education at reputed Universities of USA, Europe and India and many are working in prestigious Architectural organizations across the world e.g. at New York, London, Munich, Dubai, Paris, Kualalumpur, Singapore, Durban, Istanbul etc.