R V College of Architecture
Council of Architecture (COA)
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R V College of Architecture is situated at Site CA-1, BSK 6th Stage, 4th Block, Off Vajrahalli Main Road, Near Chikkegowdan, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560062 in Bengaluru.
R V College of Architecture - RVCA
R.V College of Architecture was instituted in 1992-93, as a Department of Architecture of R V College of Engineering, with an intake of 30 students. The college was nurtured by eminent Architectural Educationists like Dr. K S Anantha Krishna, Late Prof. Sudheendra Yalavigi and others. Dr Om Prakash Bawane, an alumnus of NIT Bhopal and IIT Rourkee, is the Principal of the College. The department started to make a mark by its earnestness to the cause of architectural education. Various workshops were held and an exhibition hall consisting of a cross section of student’s works, aided this process. The department shifted to its independent new premises in the campus in 1995, a building designed by Late Prof. Sudheendra for which the students added an artistic flavor. Faculties with expertise in specialized areas were handpicked to establish the qualitative teaching core of the College whose guidance was in turn, sought earnestly by scholarly students. Reputed architects in Bengaluru like Ar Soumitro Ghosh, Ar Jaisim, Ar Naresh Venkataraman and others are brought in as visiting faculty to add expertise in the teaching panel. The academic rigor of R.V College of Architecture thus set in and improved over the years, receiving accolades nationally and internationally for providing quality education in architecture. The main emphasis is given to integrating art, science and technology for the development of student’s aptitude towards architecture. Academic excellence is ensured by experienced faculties and facilitated by art facilities. From the year 2009, the Rashtreeya Sikshana Samithi Trust gave autonomy to the Department and R.V School of Architecture was institutionalized. In 2009 the Council of Architecture approved redesignation of the RV School of Architecture as RV College of Architecture, and, in 2014 the Government of Karnataka and Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi approved RV College of Architecture shifting to the New state of the Art Campus as a standalone Institution. The scholastic pursuit was supplemented by quality improvement programs for teachers of architecture and continuing education programs for professionals organized by the College, an opportunity given to RVCA by the Council of Architecture. The Indian Institute of Architects, Karnataka chapter also collaborated with the College to organize workshops and seminars. Student and faculty exchanges took place between the College and University of Muenster, Germany and Moratuwa University, Sri Lanka. The students won several design competitions organized by NASA, Infosys, Ethos, Birla White and others. The students also won the Council of Architecture – NIASA award for Architectural Thesis awards for the years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011. Today, the college has a sanctioned intake of 120 Students for B. Arch and 20 Students for M. Arch.
Why join R V College of Architecture
The College has lush green campus with modern infrastructure.
2 Type Courses Available
- 1 UG Courses
- 1 PG Courses
- COA-NIASA National Awards for Excellence in Architectural Thesis & UG Thesis awards Programme 2015
- Citations won by students at the NASA competitions of 1997, 1998 & 2002.
- B. Arch thesis project awarded commendation certificate in April 2008 by Urban Design Research Institute, Mumbai.
- Students won the southern interface in March 2008 of Archumen quiz competition conducted by the Ethos.
- Best Design Award by Birla White, 2008
- Students have won two prizes at the design competition conducted by Bengaluru International Airport Ltd during February-2010.
- Students have won 5 prizes at the IID-BMRCL Design Ideas competition, during March 2011.
Best Design Award by Birla White, 2008.
R V College of Architecture Placements
Graduating students of R.V College of Architecture are well placed in reputed architectural firms in India and abroad. Many of them have established their own architectural firms engaging in varied projects across the country and abroad in the areas of architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, interior design, product design, and graphics. Continuing their academic pursuits, students graduating from R.V College of Architecture have taken up post graduation courses from distinguished universities in India and Abroad like Harvard University, Architectural Association School of Architecture, Illinois University, University of Pennsylvania, Ohio State University, CEPT, SPA, and IIT. Architectural firms interested in hiring students of R.V College of Architecture or intending to announce career opportunities in their companies can contact Dr. Om Prakash Bawane, Principal, R.V College of Architecture.
At RVCA Institute the students are endowed with modern infra and convenient amenities that make their life 'go easy' in college hours, alongside make learning more interesting. Some of the facilities include well ventilated classrooms, recreational areas, hostel facility for boys and girls, indoor and outdoor games, stocked library, seamless internet connectivity, medical facilities etc.
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