Teaching – Core Faculty

Ar. Anand Achari (B.Arch., M.Arch.) – Professor (Principal, VESCOA)

M.Arch., F.I.I.A., USGBC Faculty, IGBC-AP, GRIHA-Trainer,
EDGE Expert -Auditor, ECBC Master Trainer, WSE member,
Research Scholar (PhD) – IIT Bombay

He has been working as an architect in India and teaching students of graduate and post graduate courses in architecture from the past 18 years. His primary focus of teaching is towards environmental architecture and sustainability. He has been Head of Department of Post Graduate course at Rizvi college of Architecture for 7 years and teaching graduate students at various college of architecture for 18 years along with practicing Green building certification in India from past 10 years. He has certified many buildings under USGBC, IGBC, GRIHA along with having the following credentials, IGBC AP, GRIHA Trainer, EDGE Auditor and Expert, ECBC Master Trainer. He is a fellow at Indian Institute of Architects and a member of World Society of Ekistics, Greece. He is currently pursuing PhD from IIT Bombay.

Ar. Shruti Verma (B.Arch., M.Arch)
Designation:- Associate Professor

Shruti Verma received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Rizvi College of Architecture and Master of Architecture (Environmental Architecture) from IES College of Architecture, Mumbai. She has a teaching experience of 8 years during which she has taught courses on Environmental Studies, Climatology, Architectural Design and Design Dissertation to B.Arch. students. She has also participated as faculty in design studios for M.Arch. courses.
She has a keen interest in water sensitive design, urban ecology and climate responsive architecture and has worked on professional assignments and paper presentations in a number of conferences on these themes. At present, she is pursuing her doctoral studies from TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi, in the Department of Regional Water Studies.

She also has a professional experience of nearly a decade during which she has worked on projects ranging from interiors to urban design guidelines.

Ar. Ajit Nirmal (B.Arch., M.Arch.)
Designation:- Assistant Professor

Ajit received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Rizvi College of Architecture and Masters in Environmental Architecture from YCMOU. Since past 8 years he has been involved in research, academics and professional work. Ajit has taught earlier at Rizvi college of Architecture, BVCOA-Navi Mumbai, LTIADS-Kopar hairane. He has keen interest in studying building physics and computational design approaches in Architecture. He has been awarded various scholarships and awards for academic excellence and commitment.

Ar. Rejish Ramachandran (B.Arch., M.Arch.)
Designation:- Assistant Professor

Rejish Ramachandran a graduate with Masters in Architecture (Urban Design) from K.R.V.I.A., Mumbai. His experience with design and design development has led him to develop a keen interest in research and academics. He had Worked in Qatar for a duration for 6 months and had taught at Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Architecture for a year. His work “Shared Space, shared future – Exiled spaces in the city” was widely appreciated for its innovative approach to comprehend the dynamic fabric of the city and for its graphical representations and analysis as a narrative.

Visiting Faculty

  1. Ar. Nilesh Gandhi
  2. Ar. Om Merchant
  3. Ar. Prerna Thacker

Non Teaching

Mrs. Archana Kadam Librarian
Mr. Bharat Jaluja Accountant
Sagar Shime Computer + LAB
Mr. Swapnil R Salve Clerk
Mr. Prashat Nikam Lab assistant
Mr. Jayendra Shivgan Peon


Facility: Faculty room is more of a space for faculty discussion room and space for more interactions.

Studio: There are 5 studios of 160 square feet, each fully furnished with 40 drafting table and stools. Every students gets individual lockers. There are special locations for model making and computer use in the studios. The studio is fully equipped with Audio and Visual facility and Wi-Fi connection for students. Plenty of softboards on the studio walls for display of work

Classroom: There are 2 Classroom with Chairs for classroom activities. There is provision for audio-Visual and WiFi Connections

Computer Lab: Fully airconditioned computer lab with 40 computers of very high-end configuration for graphics use. All computers are loaded with licenced software’s such as CorelDRAW, Photoshop, SketchUp and Envi-Met.

Library: There are wide variety of books on various topics. There are international and national journals. Institute has online published journals also. There is place for reading and working on computers and wifi accessible for study. Students are encouraged to use the late hours of library.

Laboratory and Workshop: Currently there are 2 labs of Environmental Lab and Surveying lab with the latest gadgets for students use. There are 2 workshops of Carpentry workshop and Model Making workshop with all facilities and instruments. Students are encouraged to spend maximum time in the labs and workshop.

  • Canteen
  • Construction Yard
  • Seminar Room (Shared)
  • Outdoor Playground (Shared)
  • Carpentry Workshop (Shared)
  • Stationary and Reprographics Space (Shared)
  • Hostel Facility
  • ATM Facility