Smt. Manoramabai Mundle College of Architecture has been approved as a Research Centre for Doctoral Studies by Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur and Council of Architecture, New Delhi. It offers Ph. D. programmes in a wide range of areas of Architecture, Planning, Urban Design, etc. The college also encourages research in interdisciplinary areas through a system of joint supervision. The medium of instruction in the college is English.

A number of activities have already have already been launched by the cell. It has four qualified supervisors for doctoral research, registered with the university.

Advisory Board

Ph.D. Supervisior

Dr. Ujwala Chakradeo

Dr. Ujwala Chakradeo is professor and Principal of W.E.S. Smt. Manoramabai Mundle College of Architecture, Nagpur. She is in the profession of teaching architecture since 1985.M’Techdegree in Urban Planning from the same institute. Her doctoral thesis was on ‘Architecture Education and Social Change’ from VNIT. She has been instrumental in starting M. Arch course in Architecture Education at Nagpur University. Understanding the ‘process in designing’ has always fascinated her. She has experimented in adopting the process in pedagogy for innovative designs and enhancing the creativity of students. Her experience and the students work is compiled in the book titled ‘Anubhuti- Horizons of experiential learning- Architecture of Bhutan.’ And ‘Eco friendly Architecture of Harsil Valley’, publications of ‘Mimansa’ the research cell of the college.She has been chairperson of Board of Studies of Architecture for three terms and has been associated with university working at various levels. She is PhD guide to research scholars at Nagpur University and at CEPT.

Dr Sheeba Valsson

Dr Sheeba Valsson is presently Principal at Shri Datta Meghe College of Architecture, Nagpur . She did her B. Arch, M. Tech. and PhD from MANIT Bhopal. Her teaching career spans for more than 20 years and She was conferred with the Best Teacher Award by MASA in 2011.Her expertise is in innovations in the field of Teaching Design, incorporating climatic studies in the design proposal with the use of sun dial, Heliodon, wind stimulator etc. She has conducted various workshops for students and teachers of Architecture.

Panel of Experts

Prof. K.B Jain

Kulbhushan Jain, architect-urbanist and conservation consultant studied and worked with Louis Kahn. He taught at CEPT University, Ahmedabad, for more than four decades and held various positions including Director, School of Architecture, and Chairman, Doctoral Programme. He has been visiting professor at MIT, Cambridge, USA; UBC, Vancouver, Canada and Polemi, Milano. He has worked as consultant to NID, Ahmedabad; INTACH, New Delhi and MMT, Jodhpur. Jain has published several books, articles and conference papers. He has been a member of several juries for national and international design competitions

Dr. Ajay Khare

Dr.Madhumita Roy

Dr. Madhumita Roy, architect-urban designer and an academician, has worked with West Bengal Housing Board (WBHB) and Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and currently professor at Jadhavpur University. She was Director, Amity School of Architecture and Planning, Amity University, Kolkata. She is member of several organizations. She is an active researcher since twenty five years. The research works are presented in International, National level conferences, seminars & published in journals, magazines, reports, etc and some of those works are implemented & still under operation in various Govt departments

Dr. Vijaylashmi Iyer

DR VIJAY KISHORE

Dr. D. Vijay Kishore, Architect -urban planner and academician. He is associated with School of Planning and Architecture, Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture & Fine Arts University and has held posts of Professor, Principal and Director. He is awarded Andhra Pradesh Government, Best Teacher in Architecture Award in 2011 and won Citation from Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. He has headed various research projects like Development Strategies for Coastal Regulation Zones of Andhra Pradesh‟ under Research Promotion Scheme of AICTE, New Delhi, Modernized Digital Design Lab‟ in DTDP Dept. Under MODROBS scheme of AICTE, New Delhi., Change in Dynamics of Land Uses on the Land Management System in Metropolitan Areas‟ funded by All India Council for Technical Education under R&D grant.

Ph.D. Coordinator

Dr. Roopal Deshpande

Roopal Deshpande, architect-planner, doctorate and an academician, is associate professor at Smt. Manoramabai Mundle College of Architecture, Nagpur. She is co-author of the book, The Rural Studio, published by Council of Architecture, New Delhi. She has published several papers in National and International journals. She has conducted History of Architecture workshops for students of architecture. She is associated with National Civil Defence Academy, Govt. of India, as expert speaker for subject of Earthquake Resistant Design.

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  • List Of Scholars

    LIST OF CANDIDATES ADMITTED FOR Ph.D. AT OUR RESEARCH CELL  (January 2018)  
    Sr. No. Name of Scholar Name of Guide Status   Title of Research
    1. Gauri Nitin Shiurkar Dr. Ujwala Chakradeo Degree Awarded Cultural Heritage : Perspective of the Past and Perspective for the Future ……… Value Based Approach  
    2. Sampada Peshwe Dr. Ujwala Chakradeo Degree Awarded Pedagogical Strategies for Creative Thinking in Architecture Design Studios  
    3. Vathsala Shrinivas Dr. Ujwala Chakradeo Thesis Submitted Spatial Parameters in Learning Spaces - to improve the performance  of the User  
    4. Sudhir Chavan Dr. Ujwala Chakradeo Degree Awarded Holistic Design in Major Healthcare Campuses & It’s Design Application  
    5. Madhura Rathod Dr. Ujwala Chakradeo Thesis Submitted An Exploration of Spatial Design IDEAS through Human Sensory Perceptions  
    6. Shilpa Sharma Prof. S. A. Deshpande Thesis Submitted Architectural Requirements of Dance Performances in Hindu Temples in India  
    7. Tarika Dagadkar Dr. Ujwala Chakradeo Thesis Submitted Regional Construction Technology Contribute to the Sustainable Development of the Region  
    8. Shubhangi Kadam Prof. S. A. Deshpande Thesis Submitted Role of Traditional Water Related Architecture in Urban Areas of India  
    9. Sujata Godbole Dr. Ravi Kumar Bhargav Thesis Submitted Impact of Urban Heat Island on city of Nagpur - Developing Strategies to reduce Urban Heat Island Effect & Improve Thermal Comfort  
    10. Manjusha Gokhale Dr. Ravi Kumar Bhargav Thesis Submitted Critical Evaluation of Stairs as a Mode of Vertical Transportation in Contemporary Public Buildings.  
    11 Mukund Athawle     Prof. S.A. Deshpande Pursuing Minor Modification in the Title As :- “Rhetoric in Architecture; searching the phenomenon of persuasive expression of the built environment”
    12 Sushma Dhepe   Dr. Sheeba Valsson Pursuing ‘A Systematic Approach towards integrating Traditional Architecture into today’s built environment’
    13 Seema Burele   Dr. Sheeba Valsson Pursuing ‘Reinvestigation & Assessment of Mud as an alternative building material for Developing Functional and Energy Efficient Design of Buildings.’
    14 Yuvraj Meshram     Prof. S.A. Deshpande Thesis Submitted ‘Role of Open Spaces in Sustainable Development – Critical Evaluation of Design Principles and Policy Guidelines.’
    15 Aparna Dudwadkar   Dr. Ravi Kumar Bhargav Thesis Submitted ‘Use of Space Syntax as a Tool to Measure & Enhance Functional Efficiency of Prime Internal Spaces in School Buildings.’
    16 Arundhati Wategave   Dr. Sheeba Valsson Thesis Submitted ‘Responsive Urban Design of the Public Realms – An approach towards Sustainable Urbanism.’
    17 Bhavna Matey   Dr. Sheeba Valsson Pursuing ‘Analysis of Traditional Building Materials in Relation to Context used for Contemporary Built Form’.
    18 Ujjwala Khot   Dr. Ujwala Chakradeo Pursuing “Critical Analysis of Architectural Influences of Indian Temple Architecture on Aghor Wat Archaeological Park, Cambodia’.
    19 Aparna Parate   Dr. Ujwala Chakradeo Pursuing ‘Understanding the Significance of Breathing Spaces in Urban Informal Spaces’.
    20 Almas Kadar Mirshikar Dr. Ujwala Chakradeo Pursuing Environmental Impact Assessment of Urban Water Bodies w.r.t. urban development of Kolhapur city.
    21 Vilas Ramteke Dr. UJwala Chakradeo Pursuing A Critical Study of MRTP ACT 1966 with Respect to Democratic Aspect of Constitution for land development
    22 Roopali Gupte Dr. Ujwala Chakradeo Pursuing Strategies to Synergize ‘Architectural Education and Resource Team’ to Culminate the success of college philosophy
    23 Manoj Parelkar Dr. Sheeba Valsson Pursuing ‘Impact of Physical Environment on Psychological Well-Being of Urban Residents’
    24 Anuradha Sachdeva Dr. Ujwala Chakradeo Pursuing Investigation and assessment of legal framework in rejuvenating the cities by Urban Redevelopment
  • Ph.D. Six monthy Review Norms

    Phd Review Norms

    1. On the review date, candidate should report at the center as per the time mentioned in the notice
    2. The sequence of the presentations will be decided as per the preference of the panel
    3. All the pending fees to be filled before the review.
    4. The duration of presentation shall not exceed 45 minutes
    5. The review sheet details to be filled by the candidate before presenting the review
    6. It is mandatory for the scholar to approve their work and presentation by their respective supervisor before appearing for the review
    7. The comments of the panel will be send to the candidate through email within one week
    8. The details of workshop/Workshops/ Conferences attended in regards to Ph.D to be informed to the center through email
    9. The call for pre-submission review to be done by the candidate through their respective guide
  • Ph.D. Pre-Submission Norms

    Phd Pre-Submission Norms

    1. Minimum six reviews to be presented before pre-submission
    2. The final permission for proceeding for pre-submission review will be by the panel of experts
    3. A notification from the guide to the center in-charge for call for pre-submission review
    4. Number of publications (National/International journals and conferences) as per the university ordinance under which the candidate is registered
    5. Complete draft report assessed by the guide to be submitted at the time of presentation
    6. One expert of the related subject to be identified by the guide and the candidate to be invited as pre-submission panel member
    7. The date of pre-submission will be finalized by the center in coordination with the expert identified
    8. One week prior to the pre-submission date, candidate will have to submit the compliance report signed by the guide to the center
    9. The duration of presentation shall not exceed 45 minutes
    10. The plagiarism software results to be presented before the panel at the time of presentation
    11. The date of pre-submission shall be minimum three months before the last date of university submission date
    12. The candidate have to incorporate the corrections suggested by the panel with due approval by the guide/ panel of experts
    13. The guide need to intimate the center regarding the corrections fulfilled by the candidate before proceeding for final submission
    14. The fee clearance and library clearance forms to be filled and submitted before appearing for the pre-submission review
  • No Due Certificate for Ph.D. Scholars

  • GUIDELINE AND RULES

    Preamble: Smt. Manoramabai Mundle College of Architecture, Nagpur has been granted recognition as “Place for Higher Learning and Research” leading to Ph. D. degree in “Architecture” in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology vide Letter No.: BCUD/R/J/2012/970/01162 dated 15.05.2012 of Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur and Council of Architecture vide letter No. CA/5/Academic-MH20 dated 20th May, 2011. The research cell will function under the provision of Ordinance No. 34 of 2008 (or as per the latest applicable ordinance). The norms and rules are liable to change as per the amendments made by Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur in the governing ordinance. About Women’s Education Society, Nagpur: Women's Education Society was established in the year 1932. Driven by the mission of overall development of women, the members have always strived hard towards the goal and as an integral part of the society have joined hands with the national policies for development of women. About Smt. Manoramabai Mundle College of Architecture, Nagpur: Women’s Education Society’s Smt. Manoramabai Mundle College of Architecture, Nagpur offers a five year degree course in Architecture in the faculty of Engineering and Technology.  The Smt. Manoramabai Mundle Department of Architecture was started in the session 1993-94 and was elevated to the status of a college in 2008-09 after permission granted by the Council of Architecture, New Delhi and Government of Maharashtra. Post Graduate Course M. Arch. (Architecture Education) has been initiated from session 2007-08.  The students of Architecture have a glorious record of merit in the University Examinations.  We are proud to say that an era of sincere, enthusiastic and progressive architects has its origin in Smt. Manoramabai Mundle College of Architecture. Ph.D. Cell was formed in 2011 with two students and one guide. Over the years it was grown to 26 scholars, amongst which three have already awarded with the degree and nine have submitted. The eminent researchers in field of architecture like, Prof. K.B. Jain, Ahmadabad, Dr. Madhumita Roy, Kolkata, Dr. Vijaylaxmi Iyer, Chennai, Dr. Vijaykishore, Hyderabad are associated with the cell.  
    1. INTRODUCTION:
    • Preamble:
    Women’s Education Society’s Smt. Manoramabai Mundle College of Architecture has been approved as a Research Centre by Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur and Council of Architecture, New Delhi.  It offers Ph. D. programmes in a wide range of areas of Architecture, Planning, Urban Design, etc.  The college also encourages research in interdisciplinary areas through a system of joint supervision. The medium of instruction in the college is English.
    • Notification for Admission:
    A notification for admission to Ph. D. shall be published in prominent newspapers & college website.  Details of the admission procedure will be available in the college brochure on Institute Website – www. smmca.edu.in
    • Admission:
    1. Part Time: In service candidates, candidates who are employed as faculty/ staff/ project staff working in any Technical Institute or candidates working in any public/ private sector organization who are desire to pursue Research on part-time basis.
      • Eligibility for Admission:
    The eligibility for admission to Ph. D. (the Doctoral Research) is:
    1. By clearing the Entrance Exam of RTMNU as per RTMNU norms.
    2. A candidate shall possess Master’s Degree in Architecture or its equivalent area of Research and should have passed with a minimum of 55% marks/ (CGPA 6.0) or equivalent.
    3. MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM DURATION FOR COMPLETING THE PROGRAMME
      • Minimum duration for completing the programmes: as per RTMNU ordinance in which the student is admitted
    4. For Ph. D. (Part Time) - as per current ordinance
    5. Application for extension can be made to RTMNUniversity
      • Failure in Courses and Seminar:
    As per RTMNU ordinance
    1. SEMINARS DURING PH. D. WORK:
      • A scholar is required to give a progress seminar on his/ her project work every six months in concerned department during the Ph. D. seminar weeks which will be scheduled as per the convenience of PhD Panel members
      • A brief write-up outlining the work previously done, the current status and the future plans are required to be submitted to the members of RPC at least 3 days prior to date of seminar. The Seminar format to be filled and presented at the time of review
      • Report of the RPC after each six monthly progress seminar shall be duly forwarded to the scholar after every review
      • Any due fees, to be paid by the scholars before the Six monthly seminars
    1. THESIS SUBMISSION:
          The submission of the thesis report and all other requirements will be accordance to the ordinance of RTMNU
    • A scholar can submit his/ her thesis only after completion of minimum duration as mentioned by RTMNU norms
    • For submission of Ph. D. thesis, a candidate should have at least two papers accepted/ published her work in an International/ National refereed journals/ conferences.
    • A scholar shall be required to deliver a pre submission seminar at the centre, and will be allowed to submit his/ her thesis only if the RPC recommends
    • A candidate is required to submit seven copies of synopsis and soft bound Ph. D. thesis along with the soft copies in PDF format to the Academic Section.
    • One hard bound copy of final thesis and the soft copy of thesis (Pdf) in C.D. to be submitted to the centre
    • Candidate should have presented at least six seminars to RPC
    1. D. THESIS EVALUATION:
    In accordance to the RTMNU norms
    1. ADDITIONAL SUPERVISOR:
    In accordance to the RTMNU norms
    1. CHANGE OF SUPERVISOR:
    In accordance to the RTMNU norms
    1. CANCELLATION OF REGISTRATION:
    In accordance to the RTMNU norms
    1. FORMAT OF THE THESIS DOCUMENT/ PAPER LAYOUT/ ILLUSTRATIONS/ BIBLIOGRAPHY ETC.:
    As per the norms of Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur
    1. NORMS FOR DEFENSE:
    2. As per RTMNU norms
    3. One hard bound copy of the report to be submitted to the supervisor and one hard bound copy and pdf softcopy in CD of the final report to be submitted to the PhD Coordinator to be kept in the library of the PhD Cell of SMMCA, Nagpur
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