Smt. Manoramabai Mundle College of Architecture

Seminary Hills, Nagpur

Session 2017-2018

Hyderabad-Pochampally Study Tour Report

( 3rd Semester)


Bhoodan Pochampally, around50-60 km from Hyderabad is known for its weaving industry and Bhoodan movement. Innovation in terms of winding of yarn gave recognition to this region of Telangana. The weaving activity is part and parcel of the life in the villages near Pochampally. From the dying of the yarn to the marketing of the silk sarees and cotton fabric through co-operative societies; everything happens here in the villages. This process of weaving gave distinct character to the built fabric of the villages and their dwelling units.

To study these distinct characters which have evolved with the weaving process, a study tour of 3rd semester was organized to three villages near Hyderabad, namely. Koyyalagudem, Pochampally and Choutuppal. The study objectives were to study the socio-cultural setup and dwelling form of the region.

91 students of third semester along with seven faculty members were visited the identified villages. The students studied the village layout, available resources, and their dwelling forms along with the work (weaving) – living activity relationship. Documentation is carried out on site and students were exposed to this new aspect of understanding architectural design.

The study tour was successful as students understood the intricate process of weaving and the living conditions of the weavers. This experiential learning gave insight into the issues of their living environment.


Tour in- charge:

Prof. Neeta Lambe

Faculty members accompanied:

Prof. Neeta Lambe, Prof. Sujata Godbole, Prof. Tarika Dagadkar, Prof. Seema Burele, Prof. Sneha Bodhankar, Prof. Sarika Joshi and Prof. Nehal Maheshwari.

Tour Operator:

Mr. Vivek Deshpande, Sangam Travels