|Batch||M. Arch and B.Arch. 2021-2022|
|Invited||Faculties Respective students and parents|
|Date||25th March, 2023|
|Time||1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
|Guest Invited||Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai, C.E.O, Pillai Group of Institutions|
|Chief Guest||Mr. Sharan Hegde, Founder & C.E.O 1% Club|
|Ceremony Coordinator||Prof. Sarojini Lohot, Prof. Ajita Deodhar|
Pillai College of Architecture participated in the campus convocation with other streams like PIMSR, PCE, PCACS. The Convocation Ceremony 2023 was held on 28th March, 2023. Graduating students of B.Arch. batch graduating in April 2022, and M.Arch batch 2021-22 were present at the ceremony. Honorable Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai, Chairman & C.E.O. of Pillai Group of Institutions graced the occasion with his presence and Mr. Sharan Hegde, Founder & C.E.O. 1% Club as the Chief Guest gave an inspirational address to the new graduates. Among the other dignities were the respected Dr. Daphne Pillai Secretary & Rector, Pillai Group of Institutions, Dr Priam Pillai,Chief Operating Officer, Pillai Group of Institutions, Mr. Franav Pillai Dy. C.E.O. Pillai Group of Institutions, Dr. Sudnya Mahimkar, Principal, Pillai College of Architecture and Principals of other departments.
The Program commenced with a grand Academic procession with Dhol to lead the dignitaries from the old Canteen area to The Quad main stage. The Academic Procession included all H.O.Ds / Coordinators to accompany dignitaries. The inaugural function was initiated with the lighting of lamps accompanied by a prayer song by all the Dignitaries and Chief guest of the event. Following were all the dignitaries seated on the dais.
This was followed by the University Anthem. Prof. Dr. Daphne Pillai delivered the welcome address to the students and guests. Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Sir, Chairman & C.E.O. of Pillai Group of Institutions, then shared his experiences and words of wisdom with the students with respect to the future of the institution. Further felicitation of Chief Guest was done and Mr. Sharan Hegde, Founder & C.E.O. 1% Club shared his story and spoke a few words of motivation for our young enthusiastic bunch of graduated students.
The degree distribution ceremony of PiCA was initiated by Prof. Kavita to the toppers of Harvard Business School online, followed by Certificates Distribution of MES Institutes PCACS (Toppers), PCE (Toppers), PICA (Toppers). Prof. Sasmit Acharekar and Prof. Vrinda Padhye announced M.Arch. students and B.Arch. students names and they were awarded the degree by Dr. Sudnya Mahimkar and Dr. Priam Pillai.
List of PICA (Toppers)-
These students were felicitated with all other departments’ toppers.
Mementos in the form of Green sash (M.Arch.) and Blue sash (B.Arch.) were given to all graduates along with degree certificates. Each time the anchoring for the different department convocation certificate distribution was done by senior faculties of that particular institute. Group photographs were clicked for each department separately. The program concluded around 5:00 p.m. with the vote of thanks by Prof. Sasmit and Prof. Vrinda, followed with National Anthem and Academic procession to leave the venue with all the dignitaries, H.O.Ds / Coordinators of the event.
|Date||25th February, 2022|
|Batch||M.Arch. and B.Arch. 2019-20 and 2020-21|
|Invited||Faculties Respective students and parents|
|Chief Guest||Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai|
Pandemic had led a huge difference in the academics. Due to which many programs were on hold. Hence, to honor our beloved students from last 2 batches with pride and dignity, convocation ceremony was held on 25th February, inviting them with their greatest support- their parents with them. Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai, Chairman, MES graced the occasion as Chief Guest.
The Program initiated with the lighting of lamp By Chief guest Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai Sir, Principal Dr. Sudnya Mahimkar and Senior Faculty members of PiCA followed by felicitation of chief guest. Prof. Kavita Pradhan delivered the welcome address to the students and guests. Further, Principal addressed the fresh graduates from PICA wishing them best for their future. Dr. Vasudevan Sir then shared his experiences and words of wisdom with the students with respect to the present situations.
Then, the award ceremony initiated by Prof. Kavita Sawant awarding the PGMA (Pradnya Gharat Memorial Awards), Best Thesis Awards and the best all-rounder of the year awards. Followed was the convocation ceremony of M.Arch. students and B.Arch. students respectively for batches of A.Y. 2019-20 and 2020-21.
Mementos in the form of grey stoles (M.Arch.) and Maroon Stoles (B.Arch.) were given to all graduates. The award ceremony concluded by screening the videos full of memories, drafting and Study tour stories and remembering our beloved Prof. Venky Sir. The program concluded with the vote of thanks by Prof. Sarojini Lohot and the batch wise photo.
|Date and Time||10th January, 2020 at 3.00 - 5.00 p.m.|
|Venue||Auditorium, 7th Floor|
|Attended by students graduating||April 2019 & October 2018|
|Number of grads present||B.Arch. 2018: 56
B.Arch. 2018: 18
|Ceremony Coordinator||Prof. Kavita Pradhan|
|Faculty Team||Prof. Kavita Pradhan, Prof. Shital M., Prof. Neha Korde|
|Guest Invited||Dr. Priam Pillai (COO, MES)
Dr. Vasudevan Pillai (Founder & Chairman, MES)
We are pleased to announce that the Pillai College of Architecture’s Convocation Ceremony 2020 was held on 10th January, 2020. Graduating students of B.Arch. batch graduating in April 2019, B.Arch. batch graduating in October 2018 and their family members were present at the ceremony. Honourable COO of MES, Dr. Priam Pillai graced the occasion with his presence as the Chief Guest and gave an inspirational address to the new graduates. Among the other dignities were the respected Founder and Chairman of MES, Dr. Vasudevan Pillai, the Principal of PiCA Dr. Sudnya Mahimkar and Dr. Arif Merchant.
Convocation Ceremony Program
2.45: Assemble at Auditorium
3.00: Welcome message by Prof. Kavita Pradhan
3.05: Felicitation of Chief Guest – Dr. Priam Pillai by Principal Dr. Sudnya Mahimkar
3.10 – 3.20: Address by Principal Dr. Sudnya Mahimkar
3.20 – 3.30: Address by Chief Guest Dr. Priam Pillai
3.30: Graduation certificates distribution
4.30: Vote of Thanks by Dr. Aruna Reddy
4.40: Convocation class Pictures
5.00: Tea, Coffee refreshments in canteen.
Pillai College of Architecture’s Convocation Ceremony 2020 was held on 10th January, 2020. Graduating students of B.Arch. batch graduating in April 2019, B.Arch. batch graduating in October 2018 and their family members were present at the ceremony.
Welcome message was given by Prof. Kavita Pradhan.
Principal Dr. Sudnya Mahimkar felicitated the Chief Guest by giving him a pot of plant. She then addressed the students and gave a motivational speech.
Honourable COO of MES, Dr. Priam Pillai graced the occasion with his presence as the Chief Guest and gave an inspirational address to the new graduates. Respected Founder and Chairman of MES, Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai graced the occasion with his presence.
Degree distribution was done by Dr. Priam Pillai followed by Dr. Sudnya Mahimkar, Dr. Arif Merchant, Prof. Shubhangi Bhide, Prof. Yusuf Pardawala and Prof. R. Venkatesh.
Dr. Arif Merchant briefly wished the students all the best for their future.
Convocation pictures of entire batch of 2019 & 2018 were taken along with faculty.
Winner of PGMA award by PiCA alumni was announced by Prof. Kavita Pradhan. The best thesis award went to Anushka Shahdadpuri of batch 2019. Vote of Thanks was given by Dr. Aruna Reddy.