The perfect balance between Art and Science; Architecture has always been a creative, open-minded profession along with the affinity for logic, reasoning and planning.
Bridging the gap between an inspired, inventive approach and a practical method of Architectural and Interior Design academics at COA SVIT, Vasad constantly strives to achieve that excellence.
Through the Architecture and Interior Design programme, COA SVIT, Vasad endeavours to inculcate in it’s students multi-dimensional sensitivity towards the attributes and issues of contemporary society
Since it’s inception in 2000, the institution has been contributing actively in the field of architecture, training and encouraging future architects to understand value and comprehend their role- as space makers, designers and responsible citizens. The various programmes designed to foster thirst for knowledge; encouraging students to not only follow a conventional method of learning, but also experiment with the boundless creative facts of Architecture and Interior Design. These programmes constantly undergo academic revisions and innovations, in order to keep pace with the rapid changes taking place in practise.
Architecture and Design is language of expression within space, product and landscape, through critically analysing the needs – necessity of the user, it’s function and emerging form. It’s an ever-evolving profession. We expose students to hand’s on activities, field trips, RSP’s (national and international) apart from the regular academic curriculum
The College > Vision Mission
To create an innovative platform for the study of human habitat through multidimensional lenses addressing the four pillars of our pedagogy, namely - Urbanism, Technology, History & Environment.
We seek to involve and engage students of architecture to be responsive to the natural, technological, cultural, and social environments through the systematic development of an aesthetic attitude, a technical confidence, and critical thinking through the following factor.
By offering a diverse, interdisciplinary and rigorous curriculum in a clever mix of comprehensive studio and outdoor environment by engaging with citizens' groups, local community organizations, the private sector, and the profession toward the improvement of the built environment.
By providing opportunities to challenge students to develop their abilities in problem solving, creative thinking, and informed decision-making as a focus of their professional education and thereby to nurture a student-centred environment for personal development and professional excellence.
By preparing students for leadership roles by educating them in skills and knowledge required to improve the quality of the built environment on both at national and international level, through collaborations and dialogue, in the fields of Architecture, Construction Science, Community Development and Digital Media Arts.
The College > Foundation
The New English School trust, Vasad was running a school and an Industrial Training Institute at Vasad. In 1996 Shri Shivabhai Patel and Shri Chandubhai Patel conceived an idea of establishing a degree engineering college at Vasad to promote technical education. The New English School trust decided to establish a Self-financed Degree Engineering College with the support of eminent people in this field.
The New English School Trust (NEST) decided to name the college as the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Technology (SVIT) as a tribute to the great leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel who hailed from this area.
The Trust formed the Board of Management for the college as per guidelines of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The Board of Management consisted of the technocrats, the educationalists, the industrialists, the social workers, the business magnets of Vasad and Shri. Shivabhai Patel who had a rich experience of managing co-operative organizations.
College of Architecture, SVIT, Vasad was established by The New English School Trust (NEST), Vasad in 2000. College of Architecture is approved by Council of Architecture, New Delhi.
Initially it was affiliated to Gujarat University, Ahmedabad and from 2016 it is affiliated to Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar.
It is one of the reputed Architectural colleges of the state known for its high quality of pedagogy. College of Architecture SVIT, in the last two decades, has developed leaps and bounds establishing itself as an institution of quality education in Architecture.
In 2019, we expanded ourselves by offering Bachelor’s in Interior Design degree program, which is affiliated to Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar.
The College > Board of Management
Board of Management
PATEL RONAKKUMAR GANSHYAMBHAI
PATEL HARDIKKUMAR VASANTBHAI
PATEL GAURANGBHAI ARVINDBHA
PATEL NAITIK MARKANBHA
PATEL ALPESHBHAI PRAFULBHAI
PATEL MANUBHAI BHAILALBHAI
PATEL AJITBHAI BHAILALBHAI
PATEL KISHORKUMAR RAMDAS
The College > Board of Studies
The College > Chairman's Message
I take this opportunity to congratulate you all on your decision to choose Architecture as your field of study. Being an Architect/ Designer requires a lot more than just academics. It requires self-improvement, in all disciplines like: the ability to think, ability to dream, ability to evaluate, ability to visualize, ability to make the decisions, ability to communicate effectively and I could just go on.
It’s my privilege to announce COA SVIT, Vasad has expanded it’s tree into a new branch: B Interior Design. Also, we have extended our roots to introduce new upcoming branches D Arch and M Arch on our upcoming structure of COA SVIT which will be sharing the same campus with SVIT but will be having different premises. It’s my sincere pleasure to welcome all the students for being a part of the COA SVIT family.
College of Architecture offers a dynamic teaching and learning environment, a well-qualified – industrial experienced team of academicians and an educational setting that promotes – rewards learning endeavours. I understand that you entrust us with your dreams and future. I acknowledge and appreciate the outstanding efforts of our dedicated team of faculties and our staff to bring College of Architecture to the heights, it has reached today. Looking back at the past, I feel proud to say that College of Architecture has come a long way in realizing the vision of it’s founders. We aspire to reach still greater heights in our academic pursuits. Our students are the bacons of the future and I place my faith in them. May you bring more pride and laurels to our beloved College of Architecture
Architectural education is meaningful in the 21st century because the process of learning to design involves complex problem solving, critical thinking and visualization, much sought-after skills that can help society address important social, cultural and environmental challenges of the century. At its core, architecture is a mix of art, science, social sciences, anthropology, history, theory, engineering, business, poetry, mathematics and philosophy. Architecture is an interdisciplinary thinking and practice. We want to shape future design leaders.
Till now, we were sharing the premises with Engineering College. The management decided to make a separate building for Architecture and it’s allied field in the same campus. The Building is under construction and will be ready for occupation by mid 2021. The building is being designed with full independent resources and facilities. It will then accommodate the Architecture, Master’s, Interior course and Diploma Architecture in the same building with the provision to add more courses in the future.
I believe in the integrated way of teaching which involves learning each subject of Architecture and Design blended with each other (cross disciplinary and within the curriculum). Even though the curriculum is designed separately, spreading across five years (B Arch) and four years (B ID); but teaching has to be done in an integrated way with a lot of research, analysis, visualization and hand’s on experience. Students should be made to explore with this understanding, which will help them to have a holistic approach in their design. Also, they should have clarity in their thought process, which will result in opening and experimenting new out of the box ideas through an analytical process. The students exposed to the integration of design, research and practice while developing a broad range of expertise in diverse areas such as design pedagogy and practice; building technology and sustainable design; digital technology and computational design; history, culture and conservation design; urban design and landscape urbanism; as well as appreciation of the cultural and intellectual meaning of architecture as the most permanent and visible embodiment of civilization.
COA SVIT, Vasad has stepped upon the digital revolution. With the support of our well-equipped faculties, we have not only switched to online mode of teaching but have successfully organized various online webinars (nationally – internationally located speakers.) and online workshops as well.
The Alumni of College of Architecture,SVIT have made successful careers as licensed architects, real estate developers, artists, web designers, fabricators, community leaders, set designers, construction management professionals internationally.
Regards Prof. Pragnesh Shah, Principal
The College > HOD's Desk
I hold an academic position of HOD in Bachelor of Interior Design, which is started as a full-time degree course in our Institute. It’s a matter of pride for us being a part of this institute with various activities involved in our college. For a long time, I have been associated in this college as an academician and professional Architect under the firm referred as STUDIO 926, associating profession with the education arena.
Interior Design acts as an integral part of the architecture practise and it acts as the bridge between architectural construction and the functional need of the user.
The course of B ID is of four years affiliated with Sardar Patel University. Architectural aesthetics has always been contextual with the social and cultural values of the people/ community who reside within. We aim to explore the course through the vast diversity of the field of design and rigorously involved in the Interior Design course making an impact as the contribution towards the formation of Indian society. We always try to expose students to all the possible experiences through guest lectures, webinars, online - offline workshops, site visits, RSP’s, hand’s on activities and online interactive sessions. In today’s era; where everything is measured by the yardstick of success, we teach our students to think logically with the freedom to design and understand better.
This institution besides imparting knowledge towards professional practise is also focusing on the exposure of students in various extra co-curricular activities. This institution has grown over years and serves India with many professionals. Even, I have my roots inculcated with the institute along with the inherent connections which reflects a perfect bond between institute and student in every aspect.
Prof. Ronak Patel
Head of Department – Interior Design