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Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology

GOVT.ENGINEERING COLLEGE KOTTAYAM

(AFFILIATED TO APJ ABDUL KALAM TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY)
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, named after the late Prime Minister Sri Rajiv Gandhi, run by the Government of Kerala, started functioning in 1991.

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Department Of Architecture

Head Of The Department: Prof. Sujith K. M

Department of Architecture was established in 2011 with the aim of moulding architecture students into high calibre professionals. It started with an intake of 40 students, under the directions of the Directorate of Technical Education, Government of Kerala, with the benevolence of the then Chief Minister of Kerala Shri. Oommen Chandy. The Department offers 5 years Bachelors programme in Architecture (B Arch). The programme is affiliated to APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University from 2016 onwards. The B Arch programme comprises of ten semesters and is conducted as per the norms of the Council of Architecture, New Delhi. Admission to B Arch course is based on the performance of candidates in NATA and qualifying exam only, with both given equal weightage. The Course equips the students for the profession with its six months training and tenth semester thesis..

HOD's Desk

“As an architect you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.” – Norman Foster. The department strives for the development of the student so as to equip him or her to be a socially responsible architect. They are given exposure to local construction practices, sustainable techniques in construction and building management system. The students as well as faculty are encouraged to undergo training and workshops in latest software so as to equip with the latest industry practice. Students are encouraged to participate in technical as well as cultural competitions. They are also encouraged to explore various avenues like clay modelling, mural painting, craft making, installations and paper sculpting. We have a good team of faculty members who work towards motivating and guiding the students..

Prof. Sujith K. M

Head Of The Department


MISSION

Keeping the vision in mind, the department’s mission is to be committed to the following:

To celebrate the power of creative exploration, research, innovation and experimentation and encourage students to form thoughtful and imaginative solutions to the challenges confronting our society.

To prepare students for an engaging, inspiring and productive career in architecture and make them conceptual thinkers and skilled professionals who are well versed in the techniques and knowledge to create responsible built environment.

To guide students to interdisciplinary co-operation with allied fields in order to collaboratively address the complex spatial, economic, social and environmental challenges of practice and preparing them to be market ready for engaging fruitfully to contemporary professional practice.

To inculcate in students a strong context of professionalism striking highly on the relationship between intellectual development, technological advancement, and creative thinking with a strong emphasis on community service.

VISION

The Vision of Department of Architecture at RIT is to make it a Centre of excellence in Architecture of international repute by moulding future generations of ethical professionals and creative designers to create sensitive and responsible built environments