Dr BNCollege of Architecture for Women,Pune was established in the year 1994,
The Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha (MKSSS) was founded by the great visionary and ardent social worker Bharat Ratna Dhondo Keshav Karve who established India's first women's university (now known as SNDT Women's University). He believed that education was the key to women's empowerment and of utmost importance for the development of society and its citizens.
Endowed with an excellent infrastructure, motivating faculty and a great tradition of empowering women through education for the last 108 years, we are committed to establish and enhance the importance and role of women in the challenging field of Architecture and Interior Design. We have always been on the fore front and in pace with the latest technological development. It is our dream, that keeps us motivated, to make our campus a hub of Architectural education and experimentation. We are therefore forever keen to introduce as many courses possible to our students. We also believe that, 'life is larger than all other disciplines of education put together' and our mission is 'to produce excellent professionals, with a complete personality who can do justice to all aspects of life, besides developing into good human beings'.
Our aim is to be one of the best colleges of Architecture in the world, by achieving the highest standards in Architectural Education, Research and other related activities besides uplifting the socio-economic, educational and spiritual status of women. Our motif here is to educate and prepare students to be creative and technically skilled professionals, qualified for productive careers in the field of architecture. The college works with a vision to prepare professional architects of highest integrity and entrepreneurial aptitude. It aims to give the student's profile a competitive edge by making them specialist in various advanced fields, one of which is computer applications. Our college ensures that the students will not only excel in academics but also simultaneously tread a path to a total holistic growth.
To be one of the best colleges of Architecture in the world, by achieving the highest standards in Architectural Education, Research and other related activities besides uplifting the socio-economic, educational and spiritual status of women.
Life is not only larger than Architecture or Interior Design but above all other disciplines of education put together.
Our mission is to produce good Architects, with a complete personality who can do justice to all aspects of life, besides developing into good human beings.
The objective of architectural education in this institute is to tap and develop the artistic skills, intellectual abilities and creative instincts of the students. It aims to nurture them as trained professional architects whose design solutions would contribute to the quality of built environment and welfare of our society and the subsequent economic development of our country. It focuses on the basic research in the technological fields of architecture, planning and computer based training of an international level, to provide a global exposure to our students in architectural education, placement and professional word.
History of BNCA
Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College of Architecture for Women, founded in 1994 under the able leadership of Mr. Avinash Wardekar and Principal Anurag Kashyap, with the generous donation of Rs. 90 lakhs given by Late Mr. Mahendrabhai Nanavati has a glorious historical background of Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Sanstha, Pune, founded in 1896, with the main mission of uplifting the social, educational, financial and spiritual conditions of women and widows, making them confident and self reliant. The institute is conceived as a multidisciplinary center of learning where architectural education is considered as a total personality development program. It offers Bachelor of Architecture - B. Arch. and Master of Architecture- M. Arch. programs under University of Pune, autonomous diploma program and YCMOU master programs. It was evolved in essence to ensure quality education and it has maintained this agenda to the present day. This institute has been established with a futuristic approach and idealism towards architectural education.
Endowed with an excellent infrastructure, motivating faculty and a great tradition of empowering women through education for the last 114 years, we are committed to establish and enhance the importance and role of women in the challenging field of Architecture and Interior Design. The college has developed an excellent infrastructure consisting of the following facilities as per the norms laid down by the Council of Architecture New Delhi and Government of Maharashtra.
The college is a part of 26 acre campus layout of the Samstha. It has a well-designed building with a scenic landscaping around and a central courtyard for interaction, recreation and cultural activities. The building covers a total floor area of 30,000 sq. ft. distributed on four floors. Audiovisual presentation facilities, model making room and workshop, art and crafts studio, auditorium and exhibition space, are some of the other facilities, which are also provided. Facilities for indoor and outdoor games like table tennis, badminton, cricket and carrom are provided for recreation.
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