Director


The New English School Trust, Vasad had established schools with Gujarati and English mediums long back. It entered into college education in 1998 with establishment of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Technology, Vasad. The College of Architecture was started in 2000.

College of Architecture represents many things but it is, first and foremost, a place of learning – for open-minded enquiry, innovative explorations and intellectual leadership in the field. The architecture program is structured not merely to train graduates to join the ranks of the current profession, but to educate them to adapt to the inevitable changes they are likely to encounter during their careers.

Our academic program addresses the significant issues we are facing in the society today namely; Sustainability, Climate change, Technological changes, Urbanization to prepare the students to become creative leaders.

The faculties here have open door policies and are ever ready to advice and support students in the pursuit of their interests. They prepare the students to think in original ways, beyond disciplinary boundaries, and to develop their ability for self-awareness and self-governance.

Designing our environment is a great privilege – it is creative and influential. But, this privilege comes with responsibility. In the words of Simone Weil, architecture can be seen as “the symbol of the two noblest human efforts – to construct and to refrain from destruction.” In pursuit of this we give stress on imparting ‘Education for life’ and molding our budding architects to be better human beings who would be the noble citizens of the world.

My hope and expectation is that graduates of our college will design buildings and build careers with less concern for “what’s first?” but a profound commitment to “what lasts.”

I welcome the new batch of students to our campus where we are committed to ensuring the success of each of our students and to supporting them in developing their intellectual and professional interests.

Dr.Jayesh N.Shah
Director - Academics