MKSSS’s Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College of Architecture for Women, founded in 1994 under the able leadership of Mr. Avinash Wardekar and Principal Dr Anurag Kashyap, with the generous donation of Rs. 90 lakhs given by Late Mr. Mahendrabhai Nanavati has a glorious historical background of Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Sanstha, Pune, founded in 1896, with the main mission of uplifting the social, educational, financial and spiritual conditions of women and widows, making them confident and self reliant. The institute is conceived as a multidisciplinary center of learning where architectural education is considered as a total personality development program.
It offers Bachelor of Architecture (B Arch), Master of Architecture (M Arch) and Doctorate programs (PhD) under Savitribai Phule Pune University. It was evolved in essence to ensure quality education and it has maintained this agenda to the present day. This institute has been established with a futuristic approach and idealism towards architectural education.
Endowed with an excellent infrastructure, motivating faculty and a great tradition of empowering women through education for the last 114 years, we are committed to establish and enhance the importance and role of women in the challenging field of Architecture, Interior Design, Digital Architecture, Environmental Architecture and Landscape Architecture, as well as Doctorate in Architecture. We have always been on the fore front and in pace with the latest technological development. It is our dream, that keeps us motivated, to make our campus a hub of Architectural education and experimentation. We are therefore forever keen to introduce as many courses possible to our students.
We also believe that, ‘life is larger than all other disciplines of education put together’ and our mission is ‘to produce excellent professionals, with a complete personality who can do justice to all aspects of life, besides developing into good human beings’.
Our aim is to be one of the best colleges of Architecture in the world, by achieving the highest standards in Architectural Education, Research and other related activities besides uplifting the socio-economic, educational and spiritual status of women.
Our motif here is to educate and prepare students to be creative and technically skilled professionals, qualified for productive careers in the field of architecture. The college works with a vision to prepare professional architects of highest integrity and entrepreneurial aptitude. It aims to give the student’s profile a competitive edge by making them specialist in various advanced fields, one of which is computer applications. Our college ensures that the students will not only excel in academics but also simultaneously tread a path to a total holistic growth.