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The Trivandrum Legacy

The history of Thiruvananthapuram- The capital city of Kerala-dates back to the 18th century AD, when the city became capital of the princely state of Travancore. Under the Travancore kingdom Thiruvananthapuram flourished as an educational hotspot The first Eng­lish medium school in the state, the first college for women in the state & the last of the contributions was College of Engineering, Trivandrum which was the first technical education institution of the state. D C School of Architecture & Design, Trivandrum is the latest education venture of D C Kizhekkemurri Foundation in this capital city.

The cosmopolitan & urbanized nature of Trivandrum city along with the historic core of the city offers a multi layered unique practical oriented education possibility in the field of architecture to students. Heritage walks, sketch tours, live interactive sessions with prac­tising architects, workshops of different building materials etc are all part of curriculum in D C School of Architecture & Design, Trivan­drum.

The Capital Campus

D C School of Architecture and Design Trivandrum, promoted by D C Books is the latest capital city venture of D C KIZHEKEMURI foundation who has been a major contributor to the educational and cultural realm of Kerala for several decades.

The academic philosophy of DCSAAD aims at a holistic, sustainable and integrated approach through traditional and contemporary teaching-learning practices for developing the individuality & selfesteem in each student and to add values to their responsibilities as a social being. A pool of renowned faculty with years of experience, practicing architects, artists and personalities of various connected disci­plines from around the world are joining us in this journey of redefining architectural education.

The Kerala Architecture Festival hosted annually by DCSAAD at Trivandrum is a one of a kind event with discussions on culture, design, politics & literature, Commonly known as SPACES FEST it provides students a venue to see & experience for them­selves unique design concepts, helping them expand their horizon of imagination like never before.

Our campus of 2.5acres which is located with in the lush green Kinfra Film and TV park, Kazhakkoottam. It is well established with spacious studios, state of the art library, well equipped computer lab, material museum & other labs. We have hostel & college bus facility for accommodation & transportation. The college has a basket ballcourt, shuttle court & gymnasium for extracurricular activities apart from an am­phitheater & an FM radio with in our premises. The entrepreneurship club run by DCSMAT, Tvm, our sister concern, provides the managerial skills required for the profession.

Principal

Principal's Note

Every society-settled or nomadic has a spatial relationship to the natural world. This spatial relationship called architecture is the product of the culture it was designed for. Architecture serves both utilitarian & aesthetic ends of the culture & it cannot be distinguished nor separated. Architecture education is multidisciplinary - art, technol­ogy, science, humanities all play a role in developing good architects. Apart from im­parting design skills & technological know how, the course focus on social issues too to impart the right values.

The team at D C School of Architecture & Design, Trivandrum, continuously strives to improve the academic content & develop new teaching methodologies to engage the students. Co-curricular activities like workshops, seminars, heritage walks, sketch tours & social projects are geared towards shaping future architects to be re­sponsible citizens

Ar. MIJI MATHEW

Programmes

Bachelor of Architecture

The 5 year B. Arch course in DCSAAD, Trivandrum, is addressing the latest challenges, opportunities and pedagogies of Architectural education in the national and international scenarios and remodels them into the context of Kerala. The course is approved by Council of Architecture, New Delhi, and the college is affiliated to APJ ABDUL KALAM technological University or commonly known as Kerala Technological University.

Seats: 40seats.

Eligibility for Admission

  • The candidate must have passed the 1O + 2 Senior School certificate examination or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) as subjects.
  • Candidates appearing for 10 + 2 higher secondary examination in 2021 are welcome to apply. However, eligibility is subject to achieving the above criteria on declaration of results.
  • The candidate must have a valid National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) score. Incase candidates who appeared for NATA in 2021 are awaiting their results, eligibility is subject to achieving a valid NATA score on declaration of results. Candidates appearing for 10 + 2 Senior School certificate examination in 2021 are welcome to apply. However, eligibility is subject to achieving the above criteria on declaration of results.
  • Eligible candidates must fill the B. Arch registration form on this website.

Scholarship

As part of D C Kizhakkemuri Foundation's (DCKF) Corpo­rate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, the Institution is proud to announce the following types of scholarships for dependent wards of serving defense personnel, ex­ - servicemen Para Military Forces (PMF) personnel, Sri Lankan refugees, Tibetan refugees & students from North Eastern States & J & K.

  • A select number of seats with 100% course fee concessions
  • A select number of seats with 50% course fee concession

Academics

Syllabus

Academic Calendar

Pedagogy

The academic philosophy of DCSAAD aims at a holistic, sustainable and inte­grated approach through traditional and contemporary teaching-learning prac­tices for developing the individuality & selfesteem in each student and to add values to their responsibilities as a social being.

The design studios and courses have been meticulously detailed for students to understand architecture as a multifaceted discipline, a thought process and away of life which is highly empathetic to the people and surroundings.

Highly process oriented discourses which are deep-rooted in personal narra­tives blent with the stories of people and place enable the student to perceive the perceptional, behavioural and psychological dimensions of space and to translate the thoughts into built forms.

Vision

Our vision is to provide a holistic architectural education intertwined with cultural enhancement for a better tomorrow

Mission

To shape the builders, thinkers & change makers of tomorrow by raising intelligent & future driven young professionals renowned for excellence in architecture & leadership in society

Meet Our People

Principal

Ar. MIJI MATHEW
Principal

Prof. Miji Mathew serves as the Principal at D C School of Architecture & Design, Trivandrum. She did her Bachelors in Architecture from College of Engineering, Trivandrum & Masters in Architecture from School of Architecture & Planning, Anna University, Chennai.

She has over 20+ years of total experience with academic pursuit & architectural practice combined together. She has served as full time faculty in eminent academic institutions like National Institute of Technology, Trichy & School of Architecture & Planning, Chennai as well as worked as visiting faculty in Manipal School of Architec­ture & Planning, Manipal. Her stint abroad in US & UK for nearly 10 years honed her skill in the practical field of architecture.

She currently runs an independent practice in Trivandrum, apart from serving as Principal of D C School of Architecture & Design, Trivandrum.

Ar. AJEESH KAKKARATH
Associate Professor

Ar. Ajeesh Kakkarath is an architect and urban planner specialized in housing with over ten years of experience in Academics and Practice. He has done his graduation and Masters from College of Engineering, Trivandrum. He has started his teaching career in McGans Ootty school of Architecture in 2010 and later, has spent a major time of his career as Assistant Professor in Manipal School of Architecture and Plan­ning, Manipal University till 2015. He was working in MG University Kerala in KMEA College of Architecture during 2015-18.

Along with his practice, he has been continuously associating with architecture insti­tutions in Kerala and Karnataka. His teaching and research interests include inte­grated urban water management, Industrial ecology, rural development, lndo Aryan and Dravidian history and heritage conservation. With his deeper interest in History and documentation he has associated with several heritage development proposals and retrofitting projects in Karnataka.

During a 10 year teaching span, he has been addressing architecture teaching and learning as a multidimensional realm with deeper linkages to other art forms. He has been emphasizing and reinventing an architectural pedagogy focusing on spatial nar­rative through various foundation studios he has designed. Being a film buff himself, he of ten associates with mainstream
media and has worked as architecture Consultant for movies and events.

SREEKUMAR SREEDHARAN
Assistant Professor

Sreekumar Sreedharan is a degree holder in Painting from College of Fine Arts, Trivandrum and has got more than 35 years of experience in the field of Advertising and teaching in India and abroad.

He has worked in Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi in UAE and in Trivandrum, Cochin and Mumbai in India as Visualizer, Art Director and Teacher. He has also worked as an Asst. Professor in Media Village, Changanassery. There, he worked in various Art related departments like BA Visual Arts and Interior Design, MA Graphic Design, BA Multimedia, BA Animation Graphic Design, BA Visual Communication etc. He has conducted painting exhibitions in various locations like Armed Force Club,
Indian School center, Indian Cultural Center - Abu Dhabi, VyloppallySamskrithiBhavan, Museum Auditorium, Suryakanthi Art Gallery-Trivandrum, Durbar Hall Cochin and participated in Lalitha kala Academy's exhibitions.

His paintings are being exhibited now at Lokame Tharavadu, an art show that features the art work of over 260 Malayaliartists from around the world in Alleppey, Cochin etc. The event is jointly organized by the Kochi Biennale Foundation and the Government of Kerala.

Ar Kalyani DCSAAD TRIVANDRUM faculty

Ar. KALYANI VJ
Assistant Professor and Faculty Coordinator

Ar. Kalyani VJ the latest addition to D C School of Architecture & Design, Trivandrum, is an architect / urban designer who started her #teaching career at College of Architecture, Trivandrum after graduating from Bharath University, Chennai in 2013.

Later she did her Masters from CET in Urban design and started practising at Muralee and Associates, Trivandrum, mainly on residential projects. She was also a faculty of TKMCE Kollam in 2019

Ar. Kalyani is on board with DC Trivandrum as Assistant Professor and Faculty Coordinator with Kerala Technological University.

Faculty DC SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN TRIVANDRUM

JOAN MARY JOJO
Assistant Professor

Mrs. Joan Mary Jojo is a Structural Engineer, who started her career as a Site Engineer at Darsana Constructions, Kollam, soon after her Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from Sarabhai Institute of Science & Technology in 2015.

Being an enthusiast in academics, she did her post-graduation in Structural Engineering in 2018 and began her career as a faculty in Structural Engineering in 2019, with Mohandas College of Engineering & Technology, Trivandrum.

She did her academic researches in vivid areas, including harbour engineering, Rocket propellant analysis at VSSC, Stawbale construction etc. Besides these, she also carries on her freelancing in structural consultation, 3D visualisation, landscape designing etc. Arts has always been a part of her, with specialisations in piano, and graphite portrait sketching under the banner Shade Extremes.

Mrs. Joan is here with DC Trivandrum as Assistant Professor in Structural Engineering.

BIJESH P BIJU
Researcher / Mathematician

 

 

Former Faculty: Muslim Association College of Engineering,

Trivandrum, Kerala Technological University

RINI THOMAS
Architect / Urban Planner

 

 

B.Arch : Sathyabhama University, Chennai

M.Plan: College of Engineering, Trivandrum UK

Former Faculty: TKM College of Engineering Kollam

HEERA S KUMAR
Management Professional / Academician

 

 

Former Faculty : Mount Royal College, Munnar

Mitraniketan People's College, Tata Institute of Social Science Training Hub

ASWINKUMAR P N
Architect / Artist / Academician

B Arch : Dayananda Sagar College of Architecture Bengaluru

Principal Architect : BAM-AKA, Kochi

Former Faculty : BMS School of Architecture, Bengaluru

Former Faculty : BGS School of Architecture and Planning, Bengaluru

ASHAMS RAVI
Architect / Academician

B Arch : Prime College of Architecture and Planning Nagapattinam

Associate Coordinator : Costford, Trivandrum

Former Faculty : Laurie Baker Centre for Habitat Studies

Resource Person :Kerala Institute of Local Administration

Campus and Infrastructure

Our campus of 2.5 acres which is located with in the lush green Kinfra Film and TV park, Kazhakkoottam. It is well established with spacious studios, state of the art library, well equipped computer lab, material museum, climatology, visual arts and carpentary workshops & other labs. We have hostel & college bus facility for accommodation & trans­portation. The college has a basket ball court, shuttle court & gymna­sium for extra curricular activities apart from an amphitheater & an FM radio with in our premises. The entrepreneurship club run by DCSMAT, Tvm, our sister concern, provides the managerial skills re­quired for the profession.

Tutorial Room

Lecture Hall

Corridors and Art Courts

Computer Lab

Design Studio

Library

Events and Initiatives

Kerala Architecture Festival - Spaces

The Kerala Architecture Festival hosted annually by DCSAAD at Trivandrum is supported by the D.C. Kizhakemuri Foundation, and co-promoted by D.C. Books is a one of a kind event with discussions on culture, design, politics & literature, commonly known as SPACES FEST. It provides students avenue to see & experience for themselves unique design concepts, helping them expand their horizon of imagination like never before.

This year's on line edition of SPACES was focusing on the City narratives. Eminent personalities like Romila Thapar, Jairam Ramesh, Ar. KT Raveendran, Malavika Ba­nerjee, Ar. Manish Chakraborty, V Sriram, P.K. Rajasekharan, K.J. Schan, S Gopal­akrishnan, Cpt. Ramesh Babu, Ar. Sarath Sunder, Bonnie Thomas, V.V Haridas, and Dr. Beena Tharakan have graced the event.

Design Diaries at DC

Description: A one hour online live quiz aimed at giving better insights to the architec­ture aspirants about the structure and types of questions in the architecture aptitude test. Next NATA bites quiz will be conducted in June 2022.

Description: A one hour online live quiz aimed at giving better insights to the architec­ture aspirants about the structure and types of questions in the architecture aptitude test. Next NATA bites quiz will be conducted in June 2022.

Radio DC Audio Podcast (RECAP 2021) with Architect Faculty of DC School of Architecture & Design – Trivandrum

Click the PLAY Button below & Listen to the Recap (2021) of the Audio Podcast – Architecture: Academics, Practice & Beyond

*Disclaimer - Please note that this is a recap of the original interview that happened via RADIO DC on 08.10.2021 @ 5PM Friday at DCSMAT Trivandrum. This content shouldn't be misunderstood as the latest news/update on 2022 B.Arch Admission.

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