HOD Department of Architecture
Dr. K.S. Anantha Krishna, Professor and Director of School of Architecture.
Contributions to Architectural Education
Has put Karnataka on the national and international map of architectural education by developing two institutions into Centers of excellence viz Department of Architecture, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal (from 1982 to 1992) and School of Architecture, R V College of Engineering, Bangalore (from 1993 till date) as Head of the department & Director respectively.
Forged and implemented a 4 year MOU with School of Architecture, Muenster University of Applied Sciences, Germany and School of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Colombo, for student and faculty exchanges benefiting both students and faculty of the School.
Believes in academic leadership, leads by example and teaches a record number of five courses per semester at the highest level.
Puts service before self and has hand picked talented faculty (both academicians & practitioners) into School of Architecture, RVCE, providing quality architectural education to students of Karnataka and other states.
Instrumental in Organizing Quality Improvement Programmes for Teachers of Architecture in Karnataka State for the first time in 1999, as Chief Co-ordinator. Since then, has organized 10 such programmes benefiting 300 teachers.
His doctoral work and other research works have been published in ‘Architectural Science Review’ (published from University of Sydney). Has more than 50 publications in national journals on architecture.
Has initiated PhD programme in architecture in Karnataka for the first time, under Visvesvaraya Technological University. Presently guiding five PhD students in architecture.
Conceived and organized a number of workshops and seminars on Architecture in Bangalore in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Architects Karnataka Chapter and Council of Architecture. These include the IIA National Convention during December 2002 and International Seminar on Urbanization and Housing during Jan 2000.
Has lectured widely on architecture and education all over India including JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai, B V College of Architecture, Pune, JNTU, Hyderabad, Anna University, Chennai, REC, Tiruchiapalli, NIT, Calicut, and IIA National Convention, Aurangabad.
Was instrumental in organizing the first ever National Convention in Karnataka of National Association of Students of Architecture at Manipal in Karnataka in 1988 (1500 students & teachers attended).
Has served the cause of Architectural Education in India as member of All India Board of Studies in Architecture and Town planning, AICTE, Member, Academic Council, School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi, Member, Academic Council, School of Architecture & Planning, Chennai, Chairman, Board of studies in Acrhitecture, Visveswaraya Technological University, Academic Senate Member, VTU, Member of Board of Architectural Education, The Indian Institute of Architects. Serving as Inspector of Architecture Schools on behalf of Council of Architecture, New Delhi. Member, Academic Council, SRM Engg. College, Chennai and Member, BOS in Architecture, Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai.
Organized two Continuing Education Programmes for In-service & Professional architects on behalf of Council of Architecture & the IIA.
Served as Chairman, the Indian Institute of Architects, Karnataka Chapter 2002-04.
Recipient of a number of awards for Contribution to architectural education including Vocational Service Award, Rotary Club of Bangalore Orchards, Teacher’s Day Award by the IIA Karnataka Chapter and Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Contribution to the IIA during 1992, 1998 and 2000, Teacher’s Day Award 2005 by the Practicing Architects Association, Bangalore and Teacher’s Day Award by the Indian Institute of Interior Designers, Bangalore Regional Chapter(2005).
Served as jury Member for Prestigious Awards like the JIIA Award of the Indian Institute of Architects, Selection of Architect for VTU campus, Belgaum and Selection of Architect for Product Design Center, NID Bangalore.
The climax of Dr. Krishna’a career came in April 2007, when he was offered the post of Director, School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi by the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India on the recommendation of a distinguished committee headed by a Nobel Laureate.
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