JSS Institute of Architecture and Planning

CMR University

BANGALORE

CMR University SOA

The School of Architecture, CMR University, was established in the year 2015-16, since then, it has carved a niche for itself in the field of architectural education. The School of Architecture offers industry-ready undergraduate, and doctoral programmes in Architecture. Emphasis on ‘practice to theory’ and ‘theory to practice’ makes the architectural programme competitive and relevant to the profession and society. The Maker-centered pedagogy is an integrated process of hands-on experiential, reflective directed as well as independent thinking. The school believes in the pursuit of performance and output of the faculty and students in a focused manner.

The School’s faculty brings decades of experience at the highest levels of the profession. CMRU has drawn leaders in the field of architectural education to form the core team of faculty. Leading architects from India and abroad comprising visiting faculty will give students an insight into the trends and requirements of the real world within the academic framework

The School has the approval of the Council of Architecture, New Delhi which is the statutory body regulating Architectural Profession and Education in India and is allotted the code no KA-37.

Key Features of the School of Architecture at CMR University

? Technology-driven learning modules
? Engagement in a variety of activities which include studio guidance for the main course of Architectural Design
? Equal emphasis on theoretical and practical learning
? Dedicated MakerSpace facility for practical exposure
? Training modules for students to prioritize socially responsible architecture
? Industry Connect through sessions by industry experts
? Emphasis on ‘Practice to Theory’ and ‘Theory to Practice’
? Emphasis on Design Thinking
? Career guidance and responsible mentoring

Programmes Offered

The SOA, at CMR University, offers industry-ready undergraduate, and doctoral programmes in Architecture. These are:

Undergraduate Programme

? B.Arch.

Doctoral Programme
? Ph.D - Architecture

MakerSpace at SOA
The SOA , at CMR University believes that the best of learning happens hands-on. In this regard, there are exclusive D-Lab classes for students to participate in hands-on workshops where they use creative techniques to tackle critical real-world challenges. D-Lab classes prepare students with a vast range of professional competencies of the future developing leadership, critical thinking, collaboration, and
Adaptability. Staying true to this belief, CMR University has established a dedicated MakerSpace for students to work on real-world projects through multidisciplinary collaborations.Key features of the MakerSpace at the SOA are:

? Emphasis on ‘Learning By Doing’ - Training students through hands-on techniques,
and activity-based exercises.
? Blended Learning - Deployment of theoretical knowledge on real-world projects.
? Customized Events - Workshops, expert talks, guest lectures, symposiums, and
showcasing of new innovations.
? Exposure to latest technologies and standards - Training and certification in latest
prototyping equipment such as 3D Printers, Laser Cutters, and CNC Router Machines.
? Deployment of Design Thinking Concepts - Encouraging development of multiple
solutions for creatively solving problems.

Placements
The SOA, at CMR University, is focused on the overall growth and development of students. Equal emphasis is laid on nurturing entrepreneurship and incubating creative startups.

CMR University has integrated skill development programmes as a part of regular curriculum. This programme consists of different verticals like project skills, design thinking, life skills, mini projects, mandatory internship, capstone project, communication skills, aptitude training, and programme specific technical training

Students at the SOA are also trained by the CMR Life Skills Institute that grooms students in multi-dimensional areas, thereby enabling them to effortlessly face the challenges of the corporate world and also become better human beings upon graduating from the campus. Pleasing personality, team skills, decision making capability, ability to think on feet, presentation skills, analytical bent of mind, innovation, communication skills, and positive attitude are certain qualities which the trainers of Life Skills Institute develop among the students.

Entrepreneurship Development
Entrepreneur Incubation Centre (EIC) provides a platform for aspiring and innovative startups to make
students’ dreams come true. EIC supports individuals in their entrepreneurial pursuits through a range of
activities, support and services.
Incubation center provides a whole new startup ecosystem for the young entrepreneur.
• A platform where idea can be nurtured into viable business
• A place where expert mentoring is available
• A hub for networking and sourcing of funds

Incubation Cell
The main objective of setting up an Incubation Cell is to motivate, nurture, promote and successfully
commercialize ventures - that are based on innovative products, models, tools, techniques, and
technologies and/or render services in the area of Strategic Marketing and Communication. Ventures
that would conceptualize, develop and manufacture innovative products/ processes, formats, mediums
of communication for reaching out to individuals or masses, by providing requisite infrastructure, training, mentoring and intellectual support services to the Incubatees.

Infrastructure

Library

Located within a lush-green environment, the School of Architecture has its own dedicated library that houses an impressive collection of volumes on subjects including architecture, Design, technology, humanities, arts etc. The library has subscribed to journals and magazines including digital and online format.

The exhibition hall is equipped with adequate display space to showcase students’ work. The hall houses both permanent and temporary exhibits of some of the students best works. The exhibits are in the forms of drawings, sketches, models, installations etc

Exhibition Hall
The objective of the Full-Scale workshop is to encourage a Maker-centered approach to design thinking. Learning through making, inevitably addresses the important tangible and intangible constituents of design like the material, processes, tools and workspace. The workshop is conducted every semester and facilitates peer learning, encouraging interaction and exchange among the students of all semesters, as well as the faculty. Tackling both theoretical and practical aspects of building, the process and outcome of the workshop allows for a failure-positive approach to design.

Full Scale
The objective of the Full-Scale workshop is to encourage a Maker-centered approach to design thinking. Learning through making, inevitably addresses the important tangible and intangible constituents of design like the material, processes, tools and workspace. The workshop is conducted every semester and facilitates peer learning, encouraging interaction and exchange among the students of all semesters, as well as the faculty. Tackling both theoretical and practical aspects of building, the process and outcome of the workshop allows for a failure-positive approach to design.

Engineering Programs:

  • B.Arch - Bachelor of Architecture

Accreditations & Affiliations:

  • NA

Facilities:

  • Canteen
  • Hostel for Boys
  • Hostel for Girls
  • Transport
  • Sports and Gymnasium
  • Health centre
  • Internet in Campus

Campus Location:

No.132, AECS Layout, ITPL Main Road, Kundalahalli, Bengaluru - 560037

Principal:

Dr. Praveen R, Registrar

Contact College:

Ph : 080-28525978
Email : info@cmr.edu.in

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