School of Architecture & Landscape Design : Activities

Beside Academics, Architecture Students are the main driving force behind each & every activity of SMVD campus e.g. annual Technical Fest, Annual Cultural Fest, Convocations & other similar activities of SMVDU. List of some academic & other activities is as follows:

  • B.Arch Final Year & pre-final year students (2006 & 2007 batches) designed & fabricated spherical geodesic Dome & barrel Vaults using waste paper under guidance of Er. V.K.Dogra.
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  • B.Arch final year students (2009 batch) design & fabricated spherical geodesic dome using bamboo tweaks in 2013under able guidance of Er. V.K.Dogra. it is kept at the entrance of SALD Building.
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  • Ist Batch (2006-2011) of 40 students conducted educational tours/site visits & attended NASA (zonal & Annual) with faculty members at different places during their studies in 05 years at SALD, SMVDU e.g. Manipal, Bhopal, Goa, pune etc.
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  • IInd batch (2007-2012) of 32 students visited different places of India like Srinagar, leh, Chandigarh, Manipal, Hyderabad, Karnataka & other parts of J&K as part of educational trips in their curriculum during their tenure.
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  • IIIrd Batch (2008-13) of 37 students also followed the same routine & visited different parts of the country in order to gain the mandatory exposure as required for students of Architecture.
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  • IVth Batch (2009-14) of 38 students continued the rich tradition of the School & studied the Architecture of different parts of the country like Chandigarh, Shimla, Katra & South Indian cities.
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  • Ongoing batches are continuously been taken to different parts of country in order to enhance the knowledge database of the students & School at large e.g. 2013 batch is going to Jaipur in July-2014, 2010 & 2011 batch were taken recently to Shimla & Chandigarh.
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  • SALD, SMVDU has the proud honour of organizing ‘ZONAL NASA CONVENTION-2010’ in which the university hosted around 800 undergraduate student architects from across the north zone architecture colleges. The 3-day event is the main highlighting feather of SALD & SMVDU. It was inaugurated by The Chancellor, SMVDU & Hon’ble Governor of J&K Sh. N.N. Vohra at the gracious inaugural function held inside prestigious Matrika Auditorium in March, 2010.
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  • The Archi’fest Srijan is celebrated in the school to commemorate International Architect’s week in the first week of October every Year. Various technical & cultural events are organized during the week long event & celebrations.
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  • Grand Freshers & Farewell functions are organized inside the main building of SALD in presence of faculty. Whole arrangement & responsibility is catered by the students of 2nd year & pre-final year respectively where as every member of SALD attends such occasions.
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  • School is in the making of would be the host for Annual NASA convention 2015 or 2016. In context to this, first council meet of NASA India -2014 was successfully hosted at SALD SMVDU in june-2014. In the meet, website of NASA india, News-letter of NASA India was released in Presence of Hon’ble Vice-Cancellor SMVDU & Director SALD in the augural function held at Matrika Auditoirim. In the 3-day meet around 250 delegates from all architecture colleges of India took part. The main initiative of the meeting was to set the future targets for NASA-India including the venues for Annual NASA conventions which is held every year with a participation of 5000 plus delegates.
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  • sald_21Ar. Abhimanyu Sharma, Faculty SALD represented SALD for North Zone team at international level IIA (Indian Institute of architects) Goodwill Cricket cup held in Kochi (feb-2014).

STUDENT’S ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • ZONAL NASA CONVENTION, HISAR (MARCH – 2014)
    SHORT VIDEO – 1st RUNNER UP
    ZONAL NASA DESIGN COMPETIOTION – 4th Position in North Zone
    LANDSCAPE DESIGN – Top 5 in North Zone
    TOP 10 (ZONAL LEVEL) in DANCE TROPHY, FASHION TROPHY & REUBENS
  • 3610 DEGREES CONFERENCE 2013, MUMBAI (FEBRUARY – 2014)
    CITATION :SOUMIL SHARMA (2010 batch), SOURABH GUPTA (2009 batch)
    SPECIAL MENTION : ANAND UPADHAY (2011 batch), SABHYASACHI (2011 batch)
    SANJAY SRIDHAR (2010 batch), SUBBY RANI (2009 batch), VIDIT KUNDU (2011 batch)
  • ZONAL NIASA ANNUAL THESIS AWARD 2013 (AUGUST – 2013)
    DISHANT BHATIA (2008 batch) - THESIS SELECTED IN TOP 10
  • CEED 2013 QUALIFIERS (APRIL – 2013)
    HIMANSHU JUNEJA (2008 Batch) - A.I.R. 196
    SUNIT HAZARIKA ((2008 Batch) - A.I.R. 262
  • GATE 2013 QUALIFIERS (2008 batch students)
    RICK DE – A.I.R. 90
    ANIRBAN BHATTACHARYA – A.I.R. 104
    MUNIS SIDIQ – A.I.R. 180
    ZAHOOR KHAN – A.I.R. 200
    SAHIL ARORA – A.I.R. 326
    SANDEEP KUMAR – A.I.R. 453
  • 3610 DEGREES CONFERENCE 2013, MUMBAI (MARCH – 2013)
    DISHANT BHATIA (2008 batch) – 3610 DEGREE SCHOLAR
  • IIT ROORKEE COGNIZANCE - ENTRY CITATION
    VIKRAM KALITA (2009 batch)
    SABYASACHI (2011 batch)
    VIDIT KUNDU (2011 batch)
  • MIET - POSTER MAKING – 2nd POSITION
    SHAHUL HAMEED (2011 batch)
  • PHOTOGRAPHY - F-STOP COMPETITION BY NIFT - (Feb – 2013)
    AKASH UPADHYAY (2011 batch) Amongst Top 10 At National Level.
  • PICTURE PERFECT PHOTOGRAPHY COMPITETION (Exhibited in C.P, Delhi)
    DISHANT BHATIA (2008 batch)
  • ABSTRACT FOR IFLA CONFERENCE 2013 - Selected for Full Paper & Presentation
    SAGAR JHA (2008 batch) & RICK DE (2008 batch) - "Impact of Urbanization on productive landscapes of Delhi NCR" - Selected to attend the conference and present the paper
  • BUSINESS PLAN SELECTED
    SAGAR JHA (2008 batch) - For ART-3D Printing Solution - Selected & Presented the Proposal.
  • WESTMINSTER TROPHY (NASA-'12) - (JAN – 2013)
    TOP 5 (National level and among SAARC Nations)
    SOUMIL SHARMA (2010 batch)
    NAMAN GARG (2010 batch)
    SABYASACHI (2011 batch)
    VIDIT KUNDU (2011 batch)
  • ANDC TROPHY (NASA-'12) (DEC – 2012)
    TOP 25 National Level
    SOUMIL SHARMA (2010 batch)
    TOP 50 National Level
    VIDIT KUNDU (2011 batch)
    SABHYASACHI (2011 batch)
  • TRANSPERENCE - NORTH ZONE JURY COMMENDATION (OCT – 2012)
    ANIRBAN BATTACHARYA (2008 batch)
    RICHA RAJE (2008 batch)
    SUNIT HAZARIKA (2008 batch)
  • BHATINDA DEVELOPMET AUTHORITY LANDSCAPE PROJECT - WINNER
    RAHUL SHARMA (2009 batch)
  • ETHOS ARCHUMEN’ 12 ARCHITECTURAL QUIZ (September – 2012)
    Top 6 - Zonal Level
    K.R. CHANAKYA (2012 batch)
    ARJUN AJAY (2012 batch)
  • 3610 DEGREES CONFERENCE 2012, MUMBAI (March – 2012)
    PREMITH SATISH (2007 batch) - 3610 DEGREE SCHOLAR
  • ZONASAL NASA CONVENTION, HAMIRPUR
    FASHION TROPHY – 2ND RUNNER UP
  • ZONAL NASA CONVENTION, APEEJAY (March– 2011)
    FASHION TROPHY – 1ST RUNNER UP
  • ANNUAL NASA CONVENTION, SRM (Januray – 2010)
    SHORT VIDEO MAKING – 1ST POSITION.
  • Architecture students namely Anusha Narayan & Avikal Somvanshi bagged Berkley prize in Nov. 2007 & fellowship for floating a competition, later which get realized in April 2008.
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    GUEST LECTURES/EXTERNAL JURY ASSESSMENTS

  • The first Sem (Aug. – Dec. 2006) as the starting step saw the total involvement of the faculty consisting of 4 Architects, 1 Artist and 1 Structural Engineer. The assessment of the work of sem I (First Batch) was done by practicing Architects namely Ar. B. V. Sharma and Ar. H. L. Kaul as external jury members.
  • Prof. Anurag Roy from Vastu Kala Academy, Delhi helped students with a few lectures furthering their understanding about Architecture.
  • In IInd Sem Dr. Mahua Mukherjee from IIT Roorkee and Ar. B.V Sharma from Jammu assessed work of the students as external jury members.
  • Sem-III (Aug – Dec. 2007): a joint workshop by SALD, SMVDU & VASTUKALA ACADEMY was held under the guidance of Prof. Anurag Roy & SALD faculty for three days in Sept-Oct. 2007.
  • Board of Studies comprising of Prof. V.P. Raori, Prof. R Shankar, Prof Anurag Roy & Ar. B.V. Sharma put forth valuable suggestions in Jan’2009.
  • A series of lectures were delivered by the board members motivating students with inputs of Academic and Practical Nature.
  • The school had a successful workshop involving the students of Second year with the students of Vastu Kala, Academy,Delhi from 16th_ 18th November 2007.
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  • Guest lectures/workshops by Eminent Academicians & Practicing Architects: School of Architecture & Landscape Design has a long & rich tradition of organizing guest lectures & workshops by eminent Architects & Professionals from around the country, In the recent Past, reputed Names like Dr. Sangeet Sharma (practicing Architect and academician, S.D. sharma & Assco, Chd.), Prof. Ravindr Bhan (Reputed Practicing Landscape Architect, New Delhi & ex-faculty SPA-Delhi), Ar. Aniket Bhagwat (reknowned Practicing Landscape Architect, Ahmedabad & ex-faculty CEPT-Ahmedabad), Ar. Yatin Pandya (reputed practicing Architect ahmedabad working with vastu-shilpa foundation (Ar. B.V. Doshi) & senior visiting faculty member of CEPT-ahmedabad), Prof. Shaheer (Practicing Landscape Architect & ex-faculty SPA, Delhi) have visted the institute on invitation for delvering their important talks & workshops on some key aspects of modern society through their area of expertise.
  • To assess the work of the students at the end of the semester, the school involves practicing Architects/ academicians as external jury members. In the last semester alone, the School involved Ar. Ashish Gupta (Practicing Urban Designer, New delhi) & Ar. Shoven Shah (Director Sharda University) evaluated the final thesis work of final year 2009-14 batch students in June-2014. Ar. C.L.Razdan, Ar. Dinesh Nanda & Ar. Sanjay Tikkoo leading practicing Architects, Jammu supervised the pre-final jury of Sem-X thesis work on 8th & 9th May-2014. Ar. Minesh parikh, Practicing Landscape Architect, New Delhi evaluated the architectural design work by Sem-VIII students in May-2014. Ar.Nandita parikh, Practicing Landscape Architect, New Delhi evaluated the architectural design work by Sem-VI students in May-2014. Ar. Harinder Arora, Practicing Architect, Jammu & H.O.D. in Architecture, poly-technic, Jammu evaluated the architectural design work by Sem-IV students in May-2014. Ar. Rajinder Kumar, Practicing Architect, NewDelhi evaluated the Architectural design work by Sem-II students in May-2014.
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