P.hd in ArchitectureNational Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli
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P.hd in Architecture
The Department of Architecture in National Institute Of Technology Trichy had a humble origin 21years back. The department was started with just three faculty members and hardly any infrastructure. But the growth of the department in these twenty one years has been phenomenal. Today we have faculty members who have specialised in all important branches of architecture and a group of able students drawn from all over the country. Together we evolved a work culture that has brought us success in academics, professional practice and extra-curricular activities.
The architectural wing of the main library houses more than three thousand books on architecture and related fields. There is also a fairly large collection in the department library. The department library also includes information on modern building materials. A building science laboratory has been developed in the department. It is an archive of catalogues, samples of various building materials and is constantly upgraded. It enables the faculty members to keep abreast with the latest trends in the building industry and incorporate a more practical approach in their teaching methodology.
Audio-visual teaching aid is being utilized by our department to give a modern fillip to the teaching - learning process.
Our curriculum was devised taking into the changes that are taking place in the construction industry in India, in general and architecture, specific. Equipping the students, the ability to start private practice immediately on completing the course is the main objective of our curriculum, thus encouraging the spirit of the true entrepreneur.
The students and staff are quite proficient in architecture - related computer-software like breeze, daylight, 3D Studio Max, AutoCAD(2007), Photoshop, GDS, Maya, Micro Station, Micro GDS, etc..
Our department is a participant of the institutes's interdisciplinary project on the "energy-theme"; a collaborative venture with Government of United Kingdom. Some faculty members were sent to UK in relation to this project.
Today the abilities of our students are so well known that various institutions seek our help for their projects. Cambridge University expert's study on Kumbakonam city and French Institute's studies on Far East, Pondicherry and on Gingee Fort are two recent projects in which our students contributed their mite and won appreciation.
The facilities available here and the work culture we have developed over a period of time has evoked the ideal ambience for pursuing architecture. .