BMS School of Architecture is the eighth Institute under BMS Educational Trust (BMSET), one of the oldest and most reputed educational trusts in Karnataka. The School was established as an Independent School of Architecture in 2010, affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi and approved by Council of Architecture (COA), New Delhi.
The legacy of BMS Educational Trust (BMSET) is that in 1946, as the very first private initiative in India, Late Sri. Businayana Mukundadas Sreenivasaiah, our visionary founder, set up the Nation’s first private engineering college B.M.S. College of Engineering (BMSCE). He was conferred the title 'Dharma Prakasha Raja Karya Prasaktha' by the Maharaja of Mysore for foreseeing the potential of technical education in pre-independent India. After his demise, his enterprising son, Late Sri. B. S. Narayan developed BMS College of Engineering into one of the finest engineering colleges of the state. In addition, he established other premier institutes of higher education. The affairs of all the BMS Institutes are now effectively managed by the Council of Trustees appointed by Dr. B. S. Ragini Narayan, wife of Late Sri B. S. Narayan, who is the Donor Trustee & Chairperson of BMS Educational Trust.
BMS School of Architecture is located amidst a green campus in Yelahanka, Bengaluru, the School offers Undergraduate (B.Arch), Postgraduate (M.Arch in Urban Design) and Research Program. The B.Arch program is a five-year undergraduate course which began with an intake of Forty students in 2010, and has increased to 120 students since 2015. The M.Arch (Urban Design) program is a two-year postgraduate course that began in 2016 with an intake of twenty students. A dedicated Research Center was also established and a Doctoral Program in Architecture is being offered since 2014. All the programs are affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU, Belgavi) and Council of Architecture (CoA, New Delhi). The School is distinguished by its unique learning environment with dedicated faculty & staff members, state-of-the-art infrastructure, learning resources, industry tie-ups and productive collaborations.
Under the able guidance of esteemed members of the Board of Governors, BMS School of Architecture has been established as one of the prestigious architectural schools of Karnataka in a short span of time by incorporating strategies inspired by the vision of the School. BMSSA alumni are now part of established national and international architectural practices, or running successful entrepreneurial practices of their own. Many of BMSSA alumni are pursuing higher education degrees from the elite international educational institutes. By encouraging research through separate budgetary allocation, many faculty members have engaged in professional development through participation in FDPs, conferences and workshops and publishing papers in their respective streams. For an environment-friendly campus, various initiatives have been taken like reduction of waste generation. Through ‘Marurupa’- the act of reuse, generated waste is channelized and segregated for reuse. Collected waste is then creatively transformed into utilitarian and decorative products through the ‘Centre for Reuse’. At BMSSA, the students, staff and faculty both practice and also promote sustainable measures through various events.
The vision of the school is to build a world-class research & an educational Institution encouraging Innovations and providing services for sustainable built environment and architecture
BMSET established BMS School of Architecture (BMSSA), an independent School of Architecture in 2010, to create an enlightened new breed of architects who follow sustainable approaches. The School of Architecture is dedicated to the mission of educating future generations of ethical professionals, creative designers and informed citizens.
The School organizes workshops and guest lectures that help students to explore different parameters in design, informing them of current trends in industry and research. The National and International study tours help students to develop an appreciation for the architectural wonders of the world and a chance to experience different cultures and contexts. These measures ensure that the student become informed professionals once they graduate. The school has well deployed policies and has constituted committees/cells to impart good values, ethics & skills required to foster strong ethics and social responsibility. Adhering to the UGC guidelines, BMSSA has constituted student centric cells such as Anti-ragging Committee, Grievance Cell, Prevention of Sexual Harassment Committee (POSH), SC/ST Cell, Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) etc. BMSSA takes its institutional responsibility towards the society seriously and conducts various community extension activities and ISR projects. Students volunteer for such events enthusiastically and the School hopes to imbibe human values and ethics in all the stakeholders by continuing to give utmost priority to such initiatives.
For more details about both Academic and Administration including Faculty, Staff and other information like Admissions, Examinations, Fees etc., can be found in following institutional link
P.B.NO. 6448, BMSIT Campus, Doddaballapura Main Road, Avalahalli, Yelahanka Bangalore - 560064
Dr. Shaila Bantanur (Director)
Ph : 080-29720032
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