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Kalasalingam School Of Architecture-(KSoA)

Kalasalingam School of Architecture (KSOA) started with the aim to provide world-class learning environment in architectural design; in the deeper areas of South Tamilnadu. The Kalasalingam School of Architecture offers five years full-time Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) and two years full-time Master of architecture in Habitat Design (M.Arch). The institution started in 2012 with the approval of Council of Architecture, New Delhi; today the institution has a sanctioned in take of 80 students (B.Arch) and 20 students (M.Arch) and PhD Programme.

The school is located in a scenic location along the foothills of Western Ghats. Strategic location and the natural landscape provides for a conveniently accessible and soothing environment for highly demanding architectural design students. The school is equipped with state of art infrastructure facilities such as smart class rooms, designed work spaces, studios, and library.

1) B.Arch

2) M. Arch. (Habitat Design)

3) Ph.D. (Architecture)

The journey of KSoA started in the year 2012, with the approval of the Council of Architecture (COA) comprises of a full time five year course, Bachelor of Architecture degree (B.Arch). The school has an innovative technology, including smart classrooms, specially designed learning areas, studios, and a library. The school is directed by prominent experts in Architecture to consign a noble Education. The team entails seasoned academicians with global and national experience, offering up-to-date materials and knowledge that is needed for the thriving inventive industry. The course is experienced with hands on learning, establishing practice on design studios and customary classroom teaching. International Experience are made possible to acquire through Foreign exchange programmes.

An association named “Archiculture” is supported by the students of KSoA, which organizes various events in each academic year and hosts all the celebrations throughout the consecutive semesters. These events provide a platform for the students to show and develop their extracurricular skills.

To expose the students to industry and research, the school, regularly organises seminars, workshops and expert lectures from eminent academicians and practising Architects. The department continuously endeavours to strengthen the alumni relationship.

Alumni meets are organised in the school frequently which encourages the active participation and interaction between the alumni and the current students.

As part of the academic curriculum, the school organises architectural tours every year. This study tour reinforces the architectural understanding of the students in terms of modern and ancient Architecture. The students are encouraged to appear in various competitive exams, like, GATE, ISRO, IAS, PCS, CAT, etc

The KSOA advantages:

  • Sprawling green campus
  • State of art infrastructure
  • Well-furnished spacious hostel for boys and girls
  • Indoor and outdoor sports facilities
  • Evidence based learning methodology
  • Faculty with global exposure
  • Renowned senior academicians
  • Visiting industry experts
  • International students exchange programme

Why B.Arch

Established in the year 2012, with the approval of the New Delhi Council of Architecture, Kalasalingam School of Architecture is a five-year full-time Bachelor of Architecture degree programme (B.Arch.). The school has cutting-edge technology, including
smart classrooms, designed learning areas, studios, and a library. Our Kalasalingam School Of Architecture is led by renowned veterans of architectural architecture education. The team consists of seasoned academics with global
and national experience. We offer promising up-to-date information and visibility that the booming artistic industry needs. This course includes hands-on experience, proven design studio practise, and standard classroom instruction.
The programme is structured to promote systematic learning across five major domains: Critical Thinking, Design, Building, Representation, Social Engagement. In addition, a semester-long International Experience is possible
via our excellent study abroad programmes.

Why B.Arch at Kalasalingam ?

1. The curriculum is designed to facilitate comprehensive learning in five major areas.

  • Critical Thinking: Research and Analysis in Architecture through understanding the socio–cultural context and the study of history and theory for the creation of built environment.
  • Design: The core capability to actually produce Architecture thought reflection and invention achieved through putting together various kit-of-parts with their parameters in coherent and harmonious relationships.
  • Building: The physical and technical aspects through a thorough understanding of the materials, their behavior and their adaptability to various purposes, towards conception, development and implementation in design.
  • Representation: The communication to choose the correct means, to develop a requisite skills across a wide range of media (drawing ,writing and model making) and tools (hand skill, computers and various materials).
  • Social Engagement: The ability to manage a profession to be responsible and efficient and so act not only legally and ethically but also critically and affirmatively in society.

2) Graduates are prepared with the theoretical, economic, and technological knowledge needed to compete and excel in the construction industry and research.

3) Graduates are inculcated with the spirit of quality attainment and academic development as a result of their lifelong pursuits of skill acquisition, further education, science, and creative creations.

4) Graduates demonstrate leadership qualities in an organisation by demonstrating team spirit, ethics, and a winning spirit. As entrepreneurs, their abilities in motivation, accountability, and creativity will enable them to compete with their peers in the industry.

5) Graduates in the building industry are conscious of their social and environmental responsibilities and dedicate a part of their careers to long-term social growth.

Programmes offered

B.Arch

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    Why M.Arch

    KALASALINGAM’s M.Arch programme approach has been quite unique as compared to the other universities or institutes. The school of architecture has state of the art facilities for the students of architecture such as:- Cutting-edge technology, including
    smart classrooms, designed learning areas, studios, and a library. Kalasalingam School Of Architecture (KSOA) is led by renowned veterans of architectural architecture education. The team consists of seasoned academics with
    national and global experience. We offer promising up-to-date information and visibility that the booming building industry needs. This course includes hands-on experience, proven design studio practice, and standard classroom
    instruction. In addition, a semester-long International Experience is possible via our excellent study abroad programmes.

    Why M.Arch at Kalasalingam ?

    • Located at the pristine foothills of scenic Western Ghats, the Master of Architecture in Habitat Design constitutes a unique constellation of research groups that focusses on studying various factors responsible for impacting eco- system. As such, it engages with a variety of diverse fields ranging from cities, towns, villages and other urban and semi- urban areas, landscapes, territories, and policy- making.
    • The Post- Graduates are trained in leading various agencies and addressing factors contributing the eco-system and natural habitat of a specific area. They develop an expertise on the co- evolution of habitat design and the built environment, technological developments and social and cultural changes from diverse perspectives.

    Programmes offered

    M.Arch

     

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    Why Ph.D Arch

    During this age of the new normal, we are witnessing a massive shift in social, technical, and environmental improvements that are influencing human civilization and the world. This transition in our human civilization is projected to extend possibilities, streamline urban operations, improve development and performance, and increase production. A resurgence of this in holistic thinking is generating demand for new urban systems that are more energy-efficient, technologically connected, culturally relevant, and ecologically friendly. Climate change, migration, social reform, and technological innovation, on the other hand, are all exerting unprecedented demand on the built fabric of existing cities. For humanity to grow in these prosperous times, there is a great need and demand for research and development. Under UGC guidelines, Kalasalingam School of Architecture offers PhD programs in Architecture, Planning, and allied disciplines for Interdisciplinary research on a Part-time and Full-time basis.

    Why Ph.D Arch at Kalasalingam ?

    • Classes are engaging, with a good mix of lecture and discussion.
    • We also organise a number of social, networking, and guest speaker activities during the tenure of the course to enrich your learning experience and help you get the most out of your course.

    Programmes offered

    Ph.D Arch

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    Infrastructure

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    Total number of Laboratories

    Achievements

    • Mr S Prem Kumar, Batch of 2014 – 2019 is pursuing M.Sc (Sustainable Architecture) Programme at Cardiff University, UK.
    • Ms Vinola Shri Anjana, Batch of 2014 – 2019 is pursuing M.Sc (Sustainable Architecture) Programme at Cardiff University, UK.
    • Ms Ishwarya Selvaraj, Batch of 2014 – 2019 is pursuing M.Arch (Landscape Architecture) at SPA, Vijayawada.
    • Mr. Aakash Shanmugam, Batch of 2015 – 2020 is pursuing M.Arch (Landscape Architecture) at SPA, Vijayawada.
    • Mr. Navneet Raj, Batch of 2016 – 2021 is pursuing M.Arch (Urban Design) at CEPT University, Ahmedabad.
    • Ms. Yugeswari, Batch of 2016 – 2021 is pursuing as Research Junior at IIT Chennai.
    • Mr. Priyadharshan T.A, Batch of 2016 – 2021 pursued B. Arch at Kalasalingam School of Architecture, K.A.R.E, was selected for the final stage at National level for the NIPPON AYDA 2020, Asia Young Designers Award in Architecture. In the year 2021, AYDA received around 3000 nominations and 463 eligible submissions from various institutes. During November and December 2020, the entries were discussed at length by a jury comprising of eminent architects from India. Mr. Priyadarshan’s selection is a very proud moment for Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education given that he was one of the 12 finalists from all over the country. His project titled “Transformation of slums through sports at Chennai” received wide appreciation. He won an honorary award at the Nationals. His project has also received wide coverage in various e-magazines after the award.
    • Saint Gobin in collaboration with Ethos Conducted the Transparence 15.0 design Award Competition. In this, Mr. Navaneeth Raj, Batch of 2016 – 2021, pursued B. Arch at Kalasalingam School of Architecture, K.A.R.E, was selected for the final stage and received an honorary award at the National Level in the Year 2021.
    • Dimple, Palagiri Varun, Batch of 2019 – 2024 has participated and awarded IInd Prize in India’s 1st Ever Design Competition for a ‘BIRDHOUSE’
    • Shanmuga Priya, Sree Meera, Roshani – M. Arch, batch of 2021 – 2023 participated in 1st International E – Conference on Universal Design in Institutes hosted and Organised by Greenvio solutions to mark the importance of “The International Day of Persons with Disabilities”.
    • Rishita, Keerthana, Batch of 2019 – 2024 participated in International Virtual Conference on “Digital Marketing trends to look in 2021” conducted by Nehru Arts and Science College in Association with Bule Hora University, Ethiopia.
    • Madira Bobby Benziman, Batch of 2020 – 2025 is selected for “Skill and Personality Development Program Centre (SPDC)” for three years from 2020 to 2023.
    • Saint Gobin in collaboration with Ethos Conducted the Transparence 15.0 design Award Competition. In this, Madhumitha, Varshika Varadharaj, Divya Saroja, Aishwarya Kannan, Batch of 2018 – 2023, are awarded as Best Studio Project in year 2022.

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