SMVDU Katra: As the even semesters have approached towards session culmination in the Department of Architecture and Landscape Design, a final jury of Architectural Design was critiqued by external jurors hailing from various design backgrounds in the vibrant departmental premises. Semester VIII did an extensive project of an ISBT (Inter State Bus Terminal) with over 35 students displayed works to Ar. Devender Gupta, Practicing Architect Jammu & Ar. B. S Mahoora, Ex-HOD GNDU Amritsar. Ar. C. L. Razdan, visiting faculty, Ar. Aditya Kumar Singh Head of Dept., Ar. Abhiney Gupta and Ar. Navin Gupta also adjudicated the students design portfolios as internal jury member. A high rise World Trade centre was designed by 38 students of Semester VI as a group presentation. The jury was conducted by Ar. Arshad Wani, Architect at Municipal Corporation Jammu and Ar. S.L. Suri, retired-Senior Architect Jammu. Ar. Anil Tickoo-Visiting faculty of the department along with course coordinators, Ar. Anoop Sharma & Ar. Vinod kumar also evaluated the final works of the students. The Semester IV students designed a High School and presented 30 different views critiqued by Ar. Kapil Mehta, Practicing Architect in New Delhi & Dr. Anjali, Dean MRI University Faridabad. Internal Faculty members Ar. Romesh Sharma, Ar. Abhimanyu and Ar. Sourovee also attended the jury as examiners.
Semester II students did a thorough project on a small Cafeteria. The youngest of all, a bunch of 25 students did their best for their critique headed by Dr. Sandeep Sanket, Associate Professor from SPA Bhopal & Ar. Harinder Arora, senior Town planner-Municipal Corporation –Jammu. Internal Faculty members Ar. A.K. Singh, Dr. Rashmi Kumari and Ar. Tahir Ahmad also evaluated the work as internal jurors. The external jurors applauded the students work and gave necessary inputs to all the students to raise their work in this competitive era in Architecture and Design. The jury session ended with the formal interaction of jurors with the students of respective batches for the overall feedback of their semester’s work and further encouragement. A guest lecture was organized for the students of 6th, 8th and 10th semester by Ar. Sandeep Sanket, Associate professor-SPA Bhopal. He delivered the session on the topic “Universal Design” and called for the necessary elements to be incorporated in the design ideas for its universal adaptation.