SMVDU Katra: Mr. Pushpender Chauhan, a 3rd Year student of Department of Architecture and Landscape Design SMVDU, is selected as intern for 6 months at reputed Architectural Organization at Istanbul, Turkey. The organization BINAA is a design and research studio founded in 2012 by Burak Pekoglu a Harvard University alumnus. The main objective of the studio is to generate conversation along the themes of building, innovation, arts and architecture with an exceptional cross-disciplinary collaborative model among research, design and execution. B. Arch. students of the department after undergoing first three years formal training at the University are required to do semester long internship at reputed Indian or abroad architectural organizations in their 7th semester. Subsequently, the works done during the internship are evaluated at the university by the expert jury on the return of the students in January. The Internship in 7th semester assist the students a long way for their thesis project as well as their future endeavors as an architect after the degree course of this professional architectural stream.
SMVDU’s Architecture department is the only department of Architecture in the State of J&K imparting Architectural Degree course since 2006. The students in the department belong to country-wide states and presently admitted at the University department based on All India rank (CRL) scored in the Paper-II of IIT-JEE (Mains). Pertinent to mention that alumni of the department have already brought laurels for the department and University with many of them have pursued Higher education in reputed Universities of USA, Europe and India (SPA, CEPT, IIT’s, NIT’s and Central universities) along with the honour of working in prestigious Architectural organizations across the world e.g. at New York, London, Munich, Dubai, Paris, Kualalumpur, Singapore, Durban, Istanbul etc. Vice-Chancellor Prof. Sanjeev Jain and faculty of the department congratulated Mr. Pushpender. Mr. Pushpender expressed his sincere thanks to the faculty and staff members of the department for all the assistance and particularly helping him to have exposure of handling prestigious contemporary projects like World Trade Centre which was dealt in 6th Semester as design exercise.