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Dr-Shubhada-KamalapurkarDr Shubhada Kamalapurkar
Academic Head (2016 – till date)
Former Head of Department of Landscape Architecture (2006-2015)


Architectural education being unique, one with creative and scientific base; the scope of the studies seeks inclusive and multi-disciplinary approach . Thus the intention is to understand or explore on a different perspective of looking at the field of Architecture. More inclined towards practical knowledge ,our intention is essentially not to conclude the learning process but to evolve; not to confine to ‘classrooms’ but work on ‘Realtime’ projects in Studio, where the concerns are living and the user is along with.

At both, Graduate and the Post-graduate levels, we try to bridge the gap between industry and academics through collaborative initiatives. Till date we have been successful in collaborations with UIUC, USA, University of Utah, USA, Curtin University, NUS Singapore to name a few. We have also been successful to collaborate with reputed Industries and Organisations like Atlas Copco, Pune , G M Motors,India, Daetwyler Industries, India; College of Military Engineering , Pune ; University of Pune, Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) , Maharashtra State Tourism Corporation (MTDC) , Center for Environmental Education (CEE), India , INTACH- Belgium and India for our Studio based and Studio Extension Projects. To make our students Global citizens, we promote international exposure through these international collaborations and also through International study tours which are accompanied with field experts and rich with architectural experiences in the form of visit to eminent architect’s office, visiting and studying prominent architectural buildings, visit to reputed universities , participating in collaborative workshops etc.

BNCA is a platform, for learning and sharing, where experts share their experiences and domain knowledge, conduct hands-on workshops, engage in lecture series to give an insight to the students on various aspects of the field. Apart from Regular teaching, we believe in holistic growth of the students. Life at BNCA extends beyond classroom to engage students in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities in which students are motivated to participate in Sports, Competitions etc.

While promoting Maharshi Karve Philosophy of ‘Earn while Learn’ , we give Scholarships to needy students in the form of Teaching Assistantships, especially to Post-Graduate students.

Grounded in these approaches, BNCA is augmented by integrated resources of Graduate, Post-Graduate and Ph.D Programs, an incomparable education informed by inclusivity, intellectual rigor, research; further enhancing it through leveraging digital and advanced technologies and thereby creating new knowledge ,accepting new challenges and developing new models , new trends for the benefit of individuals and communities.

I look forward to setting new standards in the field of Architectural education through multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary interface of Architecture with fields of not only Landscape Architecture, Environmental Architecture, Digital architecture, Urban design, Townplanning etc; but also Humanities, Social Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Engineering and Management studies .Through this approach we would like to further explore on the opportunity to contribute to the society through collaborations with Ministries, Government bodies, Local Authorities, local corporators etc.

Looking forward for the possibilities of implementation, realizing the dream of making our urban cities more smarter, more humane, more sustainable ;and our Rural counterparts more empowered ,more accessible while retaining the values of sustainability imbibed in them !!.

Lets join hands together to make our cities , our villages ; our built and natural environment more humane, more livable ,more sustainable!!

With Best Wishes,
Dr Shubhada Kamalapurkar

B.Arch (Pune), M.Arch (Arch.Conservation, SPA Delhi), Ph.D in Arch. (SPPU,Pune)
Contact details : +91-9850958250 (Contact time : 9.00 am – 3.00 pm)
Email : shubhada.k@bnca.ac.in

Professor and Academic Head
Founder and Former Head – Dept of Landscape Architecture (2006-2015)
Associate Member : INTACH AND IIA
Member – ICOMOS- India, National Scientific Committees of Cultural Landscapes & cultural Tourism
Contributing Member on International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes
Member Board of Studies in Architecture (2017-2022), Faculty of Science, SPPU, Pune