REVA University School of Architecture: Inspiring Students to Learn from the Makers

To create excellent infrastructure facilities and state-of-the-art laboratories and incubation center  to provide student-centric learning environment through innovative pedagogy and education reforms, to encourage research and entrepreneurship through collaborations and extension activities, to promote industry-institute partnerships and share knowledge for innovation and development, to organize society development programs for knowledge enhancement in thrust areas; and to enhance the leadership qualities among the youths and enrich personality traits and promote patriotism and moral values.

Established in 2015, the School of Architecture of REVA University is located in the garden city – Bangalore. The school has maintained a consistent improvement record in both its academic and co-curricular activities. It offers a wide range of innovatively designed activities which updates to meet the changing needs of industry and major stakeholders. Most interestingly, all the scheme of instructions and curriculum is designed by eminent architects and well qualified faculty members with different specializations. This has led the students and faculty members of the institute to consistently win prizes in various academic and co-curricular activities at both National and International levels.

Extraordinary Infrastructure and Facilities

REVA University campus is spread over 45 acres of lush green area with built up area of 18,24,240 sq. ft., which is always vibrant. The Administrative Building of the University has been awarded “LEED INDIA NC PLATINUM 2013” Certification IGBC. The campus is well equipped with laboratories, custom-built digital class rooms and teaching facilities designed specifically to emulate the working conditions, fully air-conditioned library with adequate print and electronic sources and central computer center, well planned sports facility with cricket ground and running track, among many others, for a variety of indoor and outdoor sport activities and facilities for cultural programs. The unique feature of REVA campus is its large residential facility for students, faculty and supportive staff with 24 x 7 electricity and water supply, health care center, and transport facility for commuters from different corners of the city.

Establishing Academic, Cultural and Sporting Excellence

REVA University has established a proud tradition of accomplishing academic, cultural and sporting excellence since its inception. The University believes and pursues a path of holistic education where the student community is the focal point of the teaching-learning process. The vision statement of the University is imbibed as, “REVA University aspires to become an innovative University by developing excellent human resources with leadership qualities, ethical and moral values, research culture and innovative skills through higher education of global standards”.

REVA University offers 25 Post Graduate and 15 Graduate academic programs in various academic fields. It has 15000+ students studying in Engineering, Science and Technology, Architecture, Commerce, Management Studies, Law, Arts, Performing Arts and Humanities at graduate and post graduate level and around 336 scholars pursuing research leading to PhD in 18 disciplines. The University has 900+ well qualified experienced faculty members guiding students and researchers.

After observing the industry scenario, the University started offering specialized courses for Corporates based on their specific training requirement. REVA University has a strong research and innovation center coupled with research centers of excellence in different schools, highly rated students’ placement and training center, and skill development center.

The faculty members of the University are well experienced in their respected fields and the interesting thing is that many of them have won numerous awards and laurels from renowned professional organizations.

What to look out for?

REVA University helps its students to pursue higher education, start entrepreneurship, look out for placements in reputed companies and prepare for competitive examinations such as IAS, IPS, IES, IFS, and KAS among many others. The University has entered into collaborations with numerous reputed international Universities including Florida International University, USA; University of California Riverside, USA; University of Alabama, USA; Oklahoma University, USA; Berkeley University of California; University of Salford; Manchester- School of Built Environment; Berkeley University of California- College of Environmental Design and many more. The University has also has collaborations with NSDC (National Skill Development Corporation), SAP student academy etc., to train students and conduct certification programs for placements. On the other hand, it even organizes events to encourage extra-curricular activities Yoga, Sports and Cultural Fests.

About the Leader of the University

Dr. P. Shyama Raju, Chancellor of REVA University, Chairman of Rukmini Educational Charitable Trust and CMD of DivyaSree Developers Pvt. Ltd, holds prominent positions and memberships in reputed institutions across South India. He is also on the board of numerous companies in the field of infrastructure development, charitable institutions and welfare trusts.

With an objective of giving back to society a percentage of his earnings as successful developer entered into higher education and founded established Rukmini Educational Charitable Trust under which he established REVA Group of Educational Institutions to provide quality education of global standard to the aspiring youth of the country. With his undisputed leadership, discipline and dedication, Dr. Raju has not only created world-class infrastructure facilities in the University and other REVA Group of Institutions, but also added many unique features in higher education system which shall be treated as innovative in bringing reforms in the higher education system of the nation.

His extraordinary contributions have helped to earn numerous recognitions and some of his major accomplishments are Distinguished and Innovative Educationist award by BERG (Business Excellence and Research Group), Singapore, Global Asian of the Year 2017 by Asian Business and Social Forum, Singapore, and Karnataka Rajyotsava Award – 2017.

About the Torchbearer of the University

Dr. S Y Kulkarni, Vice-Chancellor at REVA University, has wide range of experience in both industry and academia. He served as Pro-Vice Chancellor, Academic Director, REVA University, Principal, M.S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bengaluru, Principal of NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte, Karnataka and also many other capacities in various institutions and has established himself as a renowned academician and academic administrator. He is visiting faculty at University of Bedfordshire, UK and University of Pennsylvania, USA. He has visited USA, Japan, Argentina, Germany and UK on several assignments. For his excellence in both professional and academic fields, he has won multiple prestigious awards, among which Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan National Award is one.

Offers a Cosmopolitan Culture that Promotes Diversity

REVA University is known for its cosmopolitan culture in the campus where the students come to study from various parts of India and the rest of the 23 countries abroad. It offers a highly vibrant campus with numerous cultural activities and cross cultural interaction among students. Along with various cultural activities, the University organizes a series of cultural programs on every Saturday Evening including important educational documentary film show, in which students and staff of various Schools in addition to the students and staff of School of Performing Arts perform dance, music, drama, and folk art.

Supports Needy and Meritorious Students to Help Them Achieve their Goals

REVA University has extended merit-based scholarships, prizes and medals to encourage students and motivate meritorious students. It further extends its scholarships to poor and merited students in the form of fee concessions. It apparently seems that the University has provided scholarships and fee concessions amounting to Rs. 1.66 crores to 919 students. On the other hand, it has also provided financial support of Rs. 10.11 crores to 3,917 students belonging to scheduled castes, schedule tribes and other backward classes.

“Words of Trust”

The experience at School of Architecture, REVA University has been an intriguing blend of learning and real world exposure. The supportive faculty, quality education, designed campus and friends are the best attributes. Nurturing individual learning by experience has assured my development. I’m glad to have been a part of the first batch of the school.

  • Gazala Malik, 6th Semester, B.Arch.

At REVA University “We aren’t given the candle to light the way; instead we are taught how to make the fire!” While the campus infrastructure vibrates with positivism, innovation and creativity; the course is well designed and delivered by very able teaching faculty members, who groom the inner architect in you.

  • Kumar Rishav, 6th Semester, B.Arch.
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