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PESU FACULTY OF Architecture

The B.Arch degree at FOA, PES University satisfies the Council of Architecture’s requirements. The curriculum aims to integrate both academic and professional values and standards specific to the profession of architecture. The curriculum for the course shall be of minimum duration of 5 academic years or 10 semesters of 15 to 18 working weeks (90 workdays) each, inclusive of six months or one semester of approximately 16 working weeks of practical training during 8th or 9th Semester and Architectural Design project in the 10th semester. (Council of Architecture – https://coa.gov.in/). The B. Arch program at PESU has a growing team of distinguished faculty members who bring in a wealth of professional experience in addition to having graduated from premier institutions. The architectural faculty consists of full time and visiting faculty. Faculty from allied disciplines of art and civil engineering are also in the team. Thrust is on amalgamation of academic theories and practical knowledge of industry by the faculty and research activities.


PESU Faculty of Design offers undergraduate and post-graduate programs in Design. The UG program offers a four-year Bachelor of Design (B..Des) degree in three streams, Product Design, Interaction Design and Communication Design. The PG program currently offers a two-year professional Masters of Design (M. Des) degree in Product Design. The Faculty of Design curriculum is developed to stay relevant to the times and seeks to synthesize knowledge relevant to design from several disciplines as varied as the humanities, arts, engineering, and science. In the first year, the B. Des curriculum runs as a design foundation and is common to the three design streams. In the first semester, the M. Des curriculum introduces design thinking to the students coming from mixed UG backgrounds. An essential component of both the programs is the industry internship that the students are strongly encouraged to seek-out and undertake in any design stream at the end of fourth semester (for B. Des students) and second semester (for M. Des students). Both the programs culminate in Design Thesis Project involving extensive work spanning several semesters and producing functional and tested prototypes. While working individually is encouraged, the students are expected to work collaboratively in teams with students from other design streams and engineering disciplines at PESU, thereby leveraging the strengths of a diverse and entrepreneurial PESU culture.

As integrators it is also expected that design students lead such collaborative initiatives culminating in design-led start-ups that generate employment. However, students could also choose to be employed in the companies/organizations that PESU consistently attracts for its student placements. The Faculty of Design has a growing team of distinguished faculty members who bring in a wealth of professional design experience in addition to having graduated from premier institutes. Several visiting faculty with extensive academic /industrial experience and with backgrounds as varied as design, management, engineering, arts, humanities are invited.