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Convocation Ceremony

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Convocation Ceremony 2022
Date25th February, 2022
VenueAuditorium
BatchM.Arch. and B.Arch. 2019-20 and 2020-21
InvitedFaculties Respective students and parents
Chief GuestDr. 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.

Convocation Ceremony 2020
Date and Time10th January, 2020 at 3.00 - 5.00 p.m.
VenueAuditorium, 7th Floor
Attended by students graduatingApril 2019 & October 2018
Number of grads presentB.Arch. 2018: 56
B.Arch. 2018: 18
Ceremony CoordinatorProf. Kavita Pradhan
Faculty TeamProf. Kavita Pradhan, Prof. Shital M., Prof. Neha Korde
Guest InvitedDr. 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

  1. B.Arch. Batch 2018 &
  2. B.Arch. Batch 2019

4.30: Vote of Thanks by Dr. Aruna Reddy
4.40: Convocation class Pictures
5.00: Tea, Coffee refreshments in canteen.

Program Minutes:
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.