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 in two campuses at Nigdi and Ravet.
S. B. Patil College of Architecture & Design was started in 2014 at its Nigdi (Akurdi) Campus. The College is approved by Council of Architecture (COA), Directorate of technical Education (DTE), Government of Maharashtra, and is affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU). The institute running full time five year degree course in architecture is supported by a team of well qualified and dedicated full time faculty which includes practicing architects, engineers and Allied design field experts.
The new college building is functioning with around 10500 square meters floor area, and includes future expansion of the college in terms of more batches and more courses in the field of architecture and design. With the increased intake to 120 students in 2019-2020, the college manages 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. Construction yard facility provided for students on hand experiential learning. The campus facilities include Hostels, Mess, canteen, ATM, stationery shop, photocopy center, Gymnasium, Sport grounds for various sports, Security system and CCTV surveillance.
The college insists on regular submission of class / studio work done by students with periodic and transparent assessment system. Skill development programs are initiated in the institute with classes for software’s 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 are part of term regime. Former President of COA visited and graced the occasion of the annual exhibition in 2019. Our colleges 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 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 planned to various national destinations.
As of today 100% placement of pass out students is documented. These students had opted for their professional practice outside Pune in various cities like Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi and town 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 boost to influx of ideas and intellectual growth of the institute. The college follows a vertical connect between the students also so as the students have healthy conversation from First to Fifth year.