R.V. College of Architecture: Nurturing creative Architectural minds for a sustainable contemporary society with Profession oriented Architectural training

The institute aims to be a center of excellence for architectural and urban design studies by bringing the best teaching talent, infrastructure and technologies together.

Architecture offers opportunities to shape, perhaps even transform the environment in which we live. Architecture brings together the arts, environmental awareness, sciences and technology. Architects combine creative design with technical knowledge to provide integrated solutions for built and natural environments. Architects are not only involved in mainstream architectural practice but are working increasingly in occupations ranging from Urban design , Interior design, Computer applications in Building design, simulations and more.

One such institute that nurtures excellent architectural professionals and has built a robust image in the educational space with its advanced Profession oriented architectural training modules is R.V. College of Architecture (RVCA), Bangalore.

Established in 1992-93, RV College of Architecture is one of the most trusted and preferred Architecture colleges among students not only in Karnataka but in the entire country. Its campus has a vibrant culture with contemporary institutional architecture that is well equipped with the state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities that offers an inspiring environment that is required for honing essential architectural skills. Students from across the length and breadth of the nation from varied socio-economic backgrounds come to RVCA to transform their dreams into reality. Advanced teaching methodologies, talented professors, excellent placements and a plethora of cocurricular and extracurricular activities makes the college unique among equals which every architectural student wants to be a part of. Many independent rating agencies have recognized the college among the Top Ten Institutes that provide excellent training.

The institute aims to be a center of excellence for architectural and urban design studies by bringing the best teaching talent, infrastructure and technologies together.

Interactive Academic Infrastructure

The college offers an interactive learning process that is creative at its core. The superior academic infrastructure and curriculum assists students of RVCA to stand apart from the rest. Their students have shown caliber at various national and international events by winning various prestigious design competitions, research papers and accolades.

RVCA offers Undergraduate (B. Arch)Postgraduate (M. Arch in Urban Design) and Doctoral programs (PhD) in Architecture, approved by the Council of Architecture and affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi, Karnataka. Teaching at RVCA involves instilling the basics of building design, campus design, building construction, sustainable buildings, architecture in urban context, construction management, Geographical Information systems (GIS), Building Information management (BIM), digital architecture, etc., amongst the students which prepares them for various challenging roles.

RVCA also facilitates students to get various scholarships promoted by the State Govt. and Central Govt. agencies like MHRD and Ministry of minority affairs.

Faculty Driving RVCA towards the Path of Glory

The College has a robust team of handpicked teachers that not only come from the best universities in the world but possess excellent technical skills that are required to hone future leaders for the architectural world. The faculty keep themselves abreast with latest development by involving in publication of research articles and professional practice. To nurture core ethos and instill the fundamentals of architecture among students, RVCA provides valuable inputs in design and construction studios and various other subjects by bringing practical dimension to the architectural learning with the assistance of real world practicing architects. Seminars, talks, workshop, interactive sessions with renowned architects and consultants make the learning environment at RVCA a productive one.

About the Principal

Dr. Om Prakash BawanePrincipalR. V. College of Architecture: Plays a key leadership role at RVCA. With nearly three decades of academics and administrative experience, Dr. Bawane is one of the senior most professors of architecture in Karnataka. Dr. Bawane is an alumnus of NIT, Bhopal and IIT Roorkee and recipient of numerous awards. He specializes in areas of climatic design, building services and quality management in construction industry and has visited several architecture schools across country to deliver talks. He is currently holding the position of Chairman, VTU’s Board of Studies in Architecture.

Notable Alumni

The most notable alumni of RVCA are well-established in specialized fields like campus design, residential enclave design, Landscape design, Architectural conservation and more. Many of them are also doing worldwide research and have excelled in their field. Some of the prominent names are: Abhay Zachariah (Zachariah consultants Bangalore), Indraneel Dutta (Dutta & kannan associates), Varna Sashidhar (Landscape Architect), Smaran Mallesh (Cadence), Naveen Mahantesh, Sanjay Sridhar (C40 Regional Director for South and West Asia), Pankaj Modi (Conservation Architect) etc.

Most of the students succeed in securing place for internship in leading design firms during their professional training or internship semester, which eventually turns into placements. RVCA’s training and placement cell facilitates the students in seeking placement in various Architecture and Urban Design firms across India. The institute feels proud at their 100% placement rate which they have maintained till date since the past several years.

Notable Recognitions at National and International Stage Accomplished by RVCA’s Students

  • RVCA is the only institute winning COA NIASA 10 on 10 maximum number of National awards:
  • Shivjeet potdar, Nippon Asia young designer awards 2017
  • NDTV Grohe 2015 Student Award was won by Ms. Srushti Shah.
  • C. Kathyaini& Mr. Ganesh Katwe (2014 batch), won the prestigious award of “Landscape Journal Students Design Competition 2016”
  • Ankitha Rao R (1RV14AUD03) M Arch (UD) 2014 Batch listed in Final best 10 entries in ARCHIPRIX 2017, an International Design forum/competition at CEPT (Ahmedabad).
  • C. Kathyaini, Ms. Kadambari Komandur & Ms. Meher Uddaraju qualified as Finalist in International. Competition on ” Refugee Market Place Design” organised by Ideation Worldwide(IDeA) 2016
  • Suhasini Hangal won Silver Medal in Asian Contest for Architectural Rookie’s Award (ACARA) – India Domestic Contest 2016. ACARA is an International contest held every year for students of Architecture.

“Words of Trust”

Since RV is one of the top colleges, we had the added advantage of attracting students from all over India thus giving diversity in the classroom and brought in a plethora of perspectives that helped us broaden our thinking.

  • Leila Srinivasan, Batch: 2012-17, Currently Working in a reputed firm in Bangalore

The faculty brings such different perspectives with their rich professional experience to help in giving inputs to shape and refine design ideas. Study trips; site visits, have exposed us to different contexts and design challenges, to understand the different cultures, histories, contexts, climates, and to study the vernacular architecture.

  • Meher Uddaraju, 8th Sem (thesis) student, Batch of 2014 – 19
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