S. B. Patil College of Architecture & Design is managed by Pimpri Chinchwad Education Trust (PCET), the society with an aim of promoting quality technical education. The trust has completed 25 years of dedicated services in technical education and runs seven institutions on two campuses in Nigdi and Ravet.
SBPCOAD - The Architecture College in Pune started in 2014 at its Nigdi (Akurdi) Campus. The College is approved by the Council of Architecture (COA), Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Government of Maharashtra, and is affiliated with Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU). The institute, running a full-time 5 year B. Arch degree course, is regulated by a team of well-qualified and dedicated faculties which includes practicing architects, engineers, and Allied design field experts.
The college's new building is functioning with around 10500 square meter's floor area and includes future expansion of the college in terms of more batches and admission in Bachelor Of Architecture Degree Program. Due to the increased accretion of 120 students in the 2019-2020 batch, the college has decided to manage all the batches independently in terms of studios, lecture halls, and faculty, with academic freedom for innovation and experiments within the curricular framework stipulated by the University.
The infrastructure includes 15 studios, 7 classrooms all equipped with LCD projectors, material museum, workshops, climatology lab, computer lab, sessional submission room, and well equipped Digital and conventional library. A construction yard facility is provided for students on hand experiential learning. The campus facilities include Hostels, Mess, Canteen, ATM, a stationery shop, a photocopy center, Gymnasium, Sports grounds for various sports, Security system, and CCTV surveillance.
The college insists on regular submission of class/studio work done by students with a periodic and transparent assessment system. Skill development programs are initiated in the institute with classes for softwares like AutoCAD and Revit are in motion. Future classes for Rhinoceros and Grasshopper software’s are in pipeline. Every year 8 faculties participate in various Teacher training programs convened by COA.
Industrial interaction with experts, professionals, renowned architects and academicians is part of term regime. Former President of COA visited and graced the occasion of the annual exhibition in 2019. College's 1st Convocation Ceremony was held on Wednesday, 5th February 2020 at SBPCOAD’s Auditorium. The Chief Guest for the Convocation was Hon’ble Ar. Mahesh Nampurkar along with all Trustee members of the PCET campus.
Actual site visits and case studies are carried out for various subjects. Faculty accompany the students for informative exhibitions like Constro, A & I, etc. architectural study tours and plan to various national destinations.
As of today, 100% placement of pass-out students is documented. These students have opted for professional practice outside Pune in various cities like Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi, and other towns in Kerala.
The overall mutual understanding with the management and Principal is very positive so as to sanction various development activities in college. This positive support has given a boost to an influx of ideas and intellectual growth of the institute. The college also follows a vertical connection between the students so as the students have a healthy conversation from the First to Fifth Year of academic.