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BMSCA Research Center:

BMS College of Architecture (BMSCA) is a recognized Research Center under Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi, Karnataka, India.

The Doctoral Program leading to Ph D degree in Faculty of Architecture was started in the year 2010. Since 2017 BMSCA was recognized as a Research Center under VTU offering excellent opportunities for quality academic research in Architecture.

The Institution with its strong academic profile and a rigorous learning environ provides befitting grounds to engage in a significantly enriching research experience with close-connect between academia and practical applications. Beyond boundaries research scholars are striving to emulate fundamental studies and fundings in frontline research in the field of Architecture and related diverse fields of Urban and Regional Planning, Urban design, Sustainable design, Building science, Landscape design, Architectural pedagogy & other related disciplines. BMSCA Research Center emphasizes on quality research that shall contribute to the society at large, making valuable theoretical & practical contributions in creating better buildings and cities, sustain the natural environment and enable best innovative practices.

The Research Grounds:

The Doctoral Program aims to undertake meaningful scientific research to promote value addition & knowledge enhancement in the field of Architecture & related disciplines. It intends to promote value addition and knowledge percolation amongst under-graduate and post-graduate studies as well. The Research Center with its excellent state-of-the-art infrastructure that includes well equipped laboratories with latest equipment such as 3D Printer & Laser machine, Computer Lab with latest up-to-date software, Library & resource center boasting of nearly 10000 latest editions of books, print & e-journals offer an enhanced environment suitable for research & innovations.

Research-facilities-at-BMSCA

Research Supervisors:

The BSMCA faculty force includes Research Supervisors who are dedicated researchers in diverse fields of expertise and are guiding scholars towards disciplined and quality research projects. Many faculties pursuing research at the Research Center add to the academic pedagogical discourse and expand horizons amongst UG & PG learnings.


Recognized Research Supervisors under VTU include:

  • Dr. Mamatha P. Raj, Professor & Director
  • Dr. Shobha M N, Professor
  • Dr. Lekha Hegde, Professor
  • Dr. Dakshayini R. Patil, Associate Professor
Dakshayini-BMSCA

The Research Path:

BMSCA Research Center assures a disciplined yet conducive research atmosphere for indulgent and focussed researcher scholars. Research studies are governed by the Regulations stipulated by VTU, Belagavi and may be accessed at https://vtu.ac.in/en/ph-d/. The latest Regulations and amendments are updated from time to time by the University which specifies each clause beginning with candidate eligibility to every progressing stage of research in a systematic manner. Aspiring researchers are suggested to browse through the latest regulations to understand the procedure for applying & qualifying for the Doctoral program admissions. For other required information, https://vtu.ac.in/en/# may be visited under the 'Research' tab.

The Institution with its strong academic profile and a rigorous learning environ provides befitting grounds to engage in a significantly enriching research experience with close-connect between academia and practical applications. Beyond boundaries research scholars are striving to emulate fundamental studies and fundings in frontline research in the field of Architecture and related diverse fields of Urban and Regional Planning, Urban design, Sustainable design, Building science, Landscape design, Architectural pedagogy & other related disciplines. BMSCA Research Center emphasizes on quality research that shall contribute to the society at large, making valuable theoretical & practical contributions in creating better buildings and cities, sustain the natural environment and enable best innovative practices.

Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi, Karnataka

VTU is one of the largest Technological Universities in India with 20 years of Tradition of excellence in Engineering & Technical Education, Research and Innovations. It came into existence in the year 1998 to cater the needs of Indian industries for trained technical manpower with practical experience & sound theoretical knowledge. Established by the Government of the Karnataka aims to promote planned & sustainable development of technical education consistent with state and national policies. To collaborate with national and international institutions, R&D establishments organizations like AICTE, MHRD, UGC, etc. industry and user agencies.

Eligibility and Admissions to Ph D program at BMSCA Research centre are in compliance with VTU stipulated norms and regulations. The links are listed in the preceding section.

The Research Journey

BMSCA Research Center aims to provide a research journey to the scholars that is traced with exchange of ideas and dialogues with eminent professionals who have ground-breaking research to their credit. A series of Workshops and Lectures shall engage scholars in quality research methodologies and contributions to the society at large. The research tenure shall be in adherence to the University regulations and Research center norms as updated from time to time to upkeep the rigor and focus while achieving all expected deliverables as per the stipulated time-line. Research Scholar are encouraged to give colloquiums on their research journey and expand the horizons.

Currently there are 12 Research Scholars pursuing the Ph D degree at BMSCA.


Sl No Research Scholar Name USN Research Supervisor Research Topic/Title
1 Anup Naik 1CF13PAN02 Dr. Mamatha P Raj Passive Right Approach for Urban Sustainability – Drawing a Framework from Traditional Indian Architecture and Green Rating Systems (Thesis submitted)
2 K C Tanuja 1CF12PAN01 A Comprehensive approach to livable streets in the mixed land use of neighborhoods - A case study of Bangalore streets
3 Shanthala V 1CF15PAJ01 Development Strategies & Design Guidelines for Peri-urban Area- A Zone of Transition- Case of Bangalore
4 Neetha S N 1CF19PAT05 Green Infrastructure Strategies for Urban Conservation of historical and natural heritage for selected areas of Bangalore Metropolitan Region
5 Sona Alex 1CF20PAT03 Impact of leftover spaces due to Infrastructure development on the Imageability of a city: A Case of Bengaluru
6 K Shalini Vailaya 1CF20PAT01 Strategic Implementation Plan for Mega Projects in a
Built Environment
7 Madhumathi P 1CF13PAN01 Dr. Lekha Hegde Continuity and change in Urban transformation, A city layered in time: A case of Bangalore
8 Rohini Iyengar 1CF20PAT02 Climate Responsive Urbanism-patterns from historical precedents applied to a contemporary city
9 Praveen Dongare   The Urban Mutation- A periodic understanding on adaptation of electrifying transportation on urban pattern, morphology, & its effect on evolution of new typology of redundant infrastructure buildings
10 Reshmi Manikoth Kollarath 1CF19PAT02 Dr. Vaseem A S (Retired) Green Infrastructure Strategies as Countermeasures to Urban Flooding in the Bangalore Metropolitan Region
11 Chidambar Shridhar Dudgikar 1CF19PAT04 Dr. Shobha M N Public Realm Development and its Socio-Economic
Benefits in Smart City: A Case of Pune
12 Tejaswini.H 1CF20PAT04 The Tangible and Intangible effects of Culture in Art and Architecture of India

Open Seminar/Colloquium by Research Scholar Ar. Anup Naik (2021) under Research Supervisor Dr. Mamatha P. Raj at the BMSCA Research centre

Dr. Dakshayini R Patil awarded the Ph D degree in 2019 with Research Supervisor Dr. Mamatha P. Raj

Online Half-yearly progress review by the Doctoral Committee for Research Scholar Neetha S N, Associate Professor in January 2022

Activities @BMSCA Research Centre

Orientation session for registered research scholars

BMSCA Research centre conducts Orientation session for the registered scholars. The current year session was held on March 5th, 2022. Director gives an overview of the Ph.D. journey towards successful completion of the Doctoral program at the Research centre and orientation to the facilities available such as Library & Labs that may be suitably used by the scholars in their experiments. The scholars are oriented to University regulations and Research centre facilities & norms.

Orientation session to registered Ph d scholars by Director Dr. Mamatha P. Raj

'Annual event series with Talks & Workshops'

With the objective of giving fundamental understandings of Research and coursework preparations, a series of Talks & Workshops is conducted by the Research centre for the benefit of all the registered scholars & faculty at large by inviting eminent resource persons periodically.

Orientation session to registered Ph d scholars by Director Dr. Mamatha P. Raj

Regularly conducted activities for the scholars include:

  • Half yearly progress reviews by RAC’s
  • Open Seminars
  • Comprehensive viva voce
  • Pre-submission colloquium
  • Defense viva voce

Any further queries regarding the Ph D program at BMSCA Research center may be directed to - info@bmsca.org

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