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School of Architecture (V-SPARC)

The long-awaited B.Arch. programme at VIT - Vellore is finally established for the aspiring students who wish to excel in the new millennium era.

B. Arch programme at VIT - Vellore campus comes with a new proposition, for the students who are aspiring to become Architects that their course is going to mould them to handle real-life situation during their studies itself through many inter-linked mentoring workshops with Professional Architects who will get them equipped with skills and knowledge that maketh a good Architect. Students will be given a deep...

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B. Arch programme at VIT - Vellore campus comes with a new proposition, for the students who are aspiring to become Architects that their course is...

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Number of Students

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V-SPARC School of Architecture strives to be a centre of excellence in Architectural planning Education and Research focused towards evolving socially sensitive individuals equipped with design and technology process and realization skills to contribute responsibly to the changing needs of the natural and built environment.

Architectural Studio is a unique feature in Architectural studies and its memory will remain forever for every Architecture student undergoing B.Arch Programme. As it is evident that a student gets a hands on skill, working through the course, his expertise and skills are developed on the drawing board, where he does the work such as drawings or making models or doing his art works. For all these different types of works, an Architecture...

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Events

VSPARC hosts several events across the year which are of national and international repute. The events primarily focus on various aspects of Art, Design, Culture, Heritage and Architecture. These events pay a platform for students to listen and interact and learn from several renowned professional who are experts in these respective fields. The primary emphasis of these events is to broaden students understanding how each aspect are interrelated.

VISITING FACULTY

  • Ar.Suresh Ramachandran, Architect, Chennai
  • Ar. Vishnu Prasad, Architect, Vellore.
  • Ar.Sathish Maliah, Architect, Chennai.
  • Ar.Ranjeetha Giftson, Architect, Chennai.
  • Ar.Lydia S, Architect, Chennai.
  • Ar.Jaffer AA Khan, Principal Architect, JAFF Design studio, Auckland
  • Ar.L.Venkatesh, Director, CR Narayana Rao Architects, Chennai

Hands on Workshop on Natural Building Techniques

VSPARC 3rd semester students were at Thannal's Natural Building Campus, Chengam, Tiruvannamalai as part of their Awareness Building and Hands on Workshop on Natural Building Techniques. The insightful workshop under the guidance of Ar. Biju Bhaskar, who collaborates with traditional masons and artisans to bring back to life the vernacular techniques practiced in different parts of India, delivered them a brief idea about construction techniques without the use of cement, concrete, steel, and paints that are environmentally detrimental and poison to humans too.

ADVISORY BOARD - MEMBERS

  • Ar.Sanjay Mohe Partner, MINDSPACE Architects, Bengaluru.
  • Ar.Murali Murugan Principal Architect, Murali Architects, Chennai.
  • Mr.Raja Singh Director, Kingsway Consultants, Chennai.
  • Ar.Vijaykumar Sengottuvelan Director, C.A.R.E. School of Architecture, Trichy.
  • Ar.N.RamalingamProfessor, C.A.R.E. School of Architecture, Trichy.

BOARD OF STUDIES - MEMBERS

  • Ar.S.Ravi Design Chair, Measi Academy of Architecture, Chennai
  • Ar.Pramod Balakrishnan Principal Architect, Edifice, Chennai
  • Ar.HariMohan Pillai Principal Architect, Archistudio, Thrissur
  • Ar.Arun Menon Academician, IIT(M), Chennai
  • Ar.Sriram Ganapathy Managing director, KSM Architecture, Chennai

FFCS IN ARCHITECTURE

The fully flexible credit system (FFCS) followed in the school is a pioneering attempt in the field of undergraduate architectural education in India and offers students the choice of selecting courses, flexible over the period of their education to suit their specific inclinations thus providing them an opportunity to use their time efficiently within the broad framework of the Council of Architecture, the statutory body governing architectural education in India.

EXCHANGE PROGRAMME

VIT offers opportunities for students to engage in educational exchange programmes with foreign institutions.

DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES

V-SPARC conducts value-added programs frequently as a module for extensive training of faculty. The professors are continuously exposed to value additions through training sessions, workshops and expert lectures. In Nov 2016, V-SPARC organised a faculty development programme conducted by TRC-COA and it attracted faculty from colleges across South India. The faculty were trained under varied modules - new trends in the foundation design studio, research methodologies and technical writing.

OUTDOOR VISITS

The faculty team of V-SPARC aggressively focuses on continuous refinement of design understanding and technical comprehension by conducting outdoor visits. The students are made to understand subjects through on-site lectures, visual analysis of buildings and monuments, practical demonstration of building construction techniques etc. Study tours to national and international locations are a compulsory part of the curriculum and these are conducted during vacation periods.

INSTALLATIONS

VSPARC installations are regular features across the campus. Apart from conceptualisation and development of design on paper, ideas are put into a physical form for different occasions such as festivals, part of design jury, symposiums and cultural events. The manifestation of these art forms provides a delightful break from the monotony of an unchanging landscape through their exciting forms and material richness.

EFFECTIVE STUDIO PRACTICES

The design studio which forms the main core of the programme gets continuously refined for its effectiveness through interactive sessions between faculty and students. The deep involvement of Design Chair in the design studios, pragmatic inputs from practising architects, deep research by the faculty and constant outdoor visits for case studies gives a strong platform to students for effective design learning.

 

INNOVATIVE PROJECT COMPONENTS

Most of the core and elective courses are embedded with project components and the briefs for the projects are formulated innovatively in terms of their context and intent to ensure sound learning outcomes. Students are motivated to engage in challenging experiments under the guidance of a mentor who actively engages students in continuous knowledge acquisition through a process of enquiry.

GUEST LECTURES

Professionals and researchers from architecture and allied fields are in regular association with the students and faculty of V-SPARC. The faculty organises guest lectures from eminent speakers in the field of architecture and allied fields every week during extramural hours and as a part of a teaching module in every theory subject. The students are encouraged to interact with them and this creates a forum which discusses new trends and ideas, different zones of architecture, technical information and other contemporary parameters associated with the profession.

CAMPUS AS LABORATORY

V-SPARC utilises the privilege of being a design school located in a campus which engages itself in the continuous development of infrastructure and construction. The students are taken to site to understand first-hand about construction techniques, materials and different parameters involved in the realisation stage of design.

COMMUNITY INITIATIVE

Vellore Heritage Connect 2018

The city of Vellore is well known for its cultural richness and historical significance and provides a fertile ground for the portrayal of our heritage. Towards creating greater awareness of this inherent value, we at the V-SPARC School of Architecture, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), conducted an outreach programme involving eminent architectural historians and civic public officials and engagement with the public on the subject of awareness of the Heritage of Vellore and its environs. This programme was scheduled for 5th October 2018 to 7th October 2018.

Prof. Devi Prasad

Director

School of Architecture & Planning

Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT)
Vellore – 632014, Tamil Nadu, India.

Phone

04162202546

Email

Director.vsparc@vit.ac.in