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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.

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.

A Student association named “Archiculture” is formed by the students of KSoA as members, which
manages 6 clubs : Three technical and Three non-technical clubs such as Art club, , Media club, Model
making club, Talenton club, Literature club and Edu-tech club. The Association and the clubs organize
various events in each academic year and hosts all the celebrations throughout the academic year. 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

Academic Collaboration with UII

KARE offers its students a distinctive opportunity to work along with the Universitas Islam , Indonesia,
the first private university in Indonesia. With more than 70 years of experience, UII is committed to
nurture future leaders.

On 11 Oct 2022, an MOU was signed between the Universitas Islam Indonesia and KARE representing
Kalasalingam School of Architecture, covering the following areas:

  • Joint supervision of Ph.D Research
  • Joint supervision of projects of Postgraduate students.
  • Formation of joint research groups and undertaking collaborative research activities through
    participation in nationally/internationally funded projects.
  • Exchanges of scientific and technical information.
  • Organization of joint events such as international conferences.
  • Exchange of students and faculty.

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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    Three of our students from KSOA are qualified in the GATE2024 exams.

    1. Ms. Divya Mariya Varghese – AIR 707
    2. Ms. Dimple Manoranjini – AIR 1531.
    3. Ms. Mokshitha G – AIR 2164.

    Why M.Arch

    Habitat designers learn about Smart Cities, ideas and application methods used in the city governance
    systems, citizen involvement platforms, and sensor-based monitoring for sustainable management etc.
    They incorporate renewable energy sources and circular economy principles into their designs.

    They utilize cutting-edge digital technologies, such as GIS modeling and similar platforms, to evaluate
    spatial linkages, simulate scenarios, and comply with urban development and environmental laws.
    Through this comprehensive education, they acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to plan well-
    designed cities.

    To design a habitat effectively, it is important to consider the current circumstances of Habitats from
    different perspectives. This involves studying the area and its characteristics, history, evolution, including
    urban and rural elements, as well as analyzing transportation, infrastructure, and natural resources.
    Researching the geography, ecology, and climate of the area is crucial for achieving this. Habitat
    designers have a responsibility to preserve and enhance natural ecosystems.

    Why M.Arch at Kalasalingam ?

    • 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.

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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

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    Student Activities

    Academic Visits

    Student Council

    1. President – Mokshitha G – Vth Year
    2. Vice President – Santhosh G – IVth Year
    3. Secretary – Milan- Vth Year
    4. Vice- secretary – Dara Dedeepya – IVth Year
    5. Treasurer – Keerthana M – Vth Year
    6. Vice-treasurer – Yelembadi Poorvaja – IVth Year

    The KSoA Student Association formed six clubs to enhance student activity in the department.

    Technical / Non-technical Clubs

    Students need to have inter-personal, coordination/team work and time-management/multitasking skills in
    addition to their academic skills. Co-curricular activity clubs are one of the best platforms that provide
    students with valuable exposure and help them develop these skills.

    Technical clubs :Edu-tech club, Model-making club and Literature club,

    Non-technical clubs :Art club, Media club and Talenton club.

    Each club has a Secretary and Vice- Secretary comprising of 20 members. The club organises Events,
    Workshops, Talks and Seminars related to the nature of the club.

    The Edutech Club aims to:

    1. Foster a community of like-minded individuals interested in educational technology.
    2. Provide opportunities for members to share their experiences and knowledge of educational
    3. Develop and implement programs and activities that promote the use of educational technology.
    4. Equip participants with skills to become extra-ordinary tech- entrepreneurs excelling in their field
      of technology

    1. Model making in architecture is as an integral as sketches when creating a project, and the type of models
      made vary depending on the stage of the design process. When an architect is putting together a model, it
      gives them a chance to see their vision in miniature and give them space to consider what could be
      improved in real-time. A model may allow an architect to discover previously unseen flaws, or inspire
      them to take their design to newer and bolder limits.
    2. Models of buildings are a way for architects to bring their proposals to life and show clients, teachers, and
      residents a proposed building in a way that sketches on a piece of paper can never achieve.Though the future of model making in architecture is fairly certain, the shape it takes is likely to change
      and evolve fast in coming years. As ever, new technology is likely to have a huge impact on the way
      models are made and how they are used during the design process.
    3. The Club conducts various Models making workshops and competition among the students in order to
      enhance their Creativity skills, its members are involved in model-Making at various levels. They work
      on models using materials such as paper, plaster, plastic, resin, wood, glass, and metal.

    1. Students have access to a whole world of opportunities through literary works. It fosters the creative and analytical skills of the students. As they explore the literary world more, they will be able to articulate their thoughts in the most creative way. When students are able to express their innovative ideas in the most effective way, they will have the opportunity to excel in a variety of endeavours. The literary club offers a myriad of possibilities for students to develop a flair for different languages.
    2. The Literary club organizes activities such as debates, group discussions, poetry writing ,book reviews and works on department newsletters etc. Through these activities, literary club reach out to language and
      literature lovers and try to create a space for sharing emotions and thoughts.

    1. People who make art in any form, whether they consider themselves artists or not, are taking part in a process of self discovery that gives them a safe space to express their feelings.
    2. The club believes in empowering students to become more confident, creative by being a platform for sharing ideas and to enable the students to express themselves and expand their creativity. To expose the
      members to art related topics above and beyond the studio.

    1. Media club provides a platform for the students to improve their soft-skills and gives them the much-
      needed exposure in mass media and journalism.
    2. For students who are interested in audio recording, reporting, directing, scriptwriting, video editing,
      graphic design or camera work, this club is very important to nurture their interest. It develops skills to
      encourage the production of creative media messages.
    3. The main purpose of the Media Club is to give the opportunity to the students to be creative in media.
      Using media, they will collaborate together while getting hands-on experience. It enables students to
      know and avoid the negative impact of media on education and transform or change them into positive

    1. Talenton club is a platform for the students to identify the scope of their musical and performance skills.
      Music can be therapeutic and healing. Dance and other art forms are an expression of the soul.

    2. It is not only about Dance & Music, it is also about building one’s confidence, stage-courage , co-
      ordination and working in a team i.e. togetherness.



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