From Principal's Desk

Dr. Sudnya Mahimkar

We are excited to share with you that in continuation with our strong tradition of excellence in education, PiCA is entering into a new phase towards growth on the path of Research in Architecture. Under the banner of University of Mumbai, ours is the first preeminent active Doctoral research Center. PiCA started it’s Ph.D. in Architecture program in the academic year 2017-18. It aspires to inculcate core proficiencies such as critical thinking, research writing and publication along with the rigorous coursework.

The aim of architectural education at PiCA has been to develop a research disposition in students and to establish institution of architectural excellence that advances education at both global and grass-root level needs, research, innovation, entrepreneurship, sports and impart a sense of social responsibility.

In the current increased awareness and higher consciousness towards research, it is crucial that we provide a robust research program with strong blend of science and philosophy that will deal with holistic and progressive approach towards PhD degree in Architecture.

It will be the focus of PiCA research center to provide opportunities to the research scholars to experience, explore and experiment with strong support and to encourage them for the multi-disciplinary research that will truly address social / environmental / technical issues associated with architecture and land upon a deliverable that will contribute to resolve the issues in practical sense and to make a better living environment for the people.

In the capacity of principal and head of the doctoral program, I warmly welcome researchers to come forward and explore the innovative approaches to integrate and strengthen the architectural research program at PiCA.

The research aspirants may go through the current institutional research projects that PiCA team is working on to get a peek into research culture of the institute that may act as a stimulant for an individual with creativity, originality, understanding and analytical ability. I, on behalf of PiCA welcome you to the doctoral program for the A.Y. 2022-23.

Please contact us in case of any queries.
Best wishes