With great pride, we would like to announce that our faculty, Ar. Rahul Shinde has published a paper on "Sustainable Resilience: A case for vaastu Principles in Urban Planning" in the International Journal of Town Planning and Management.
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We would like to express our deepest condolences on the sad demise of Mumbai University Registrar Dr. Ajay Deshmukh, who passed away at 8:30 pm on July 02, 2020 after a short illness. We pray that his soul rest in eternal peace.
The staff of Hiray College express their sympathy and send their thoughts and prayers to the family and loved ones of Dr. Deshmukh.
With a very heavy heart, we regret to inform you of the sad demise of our highly-esteemed, extremely valued and respected visiting faculty, Er. H. C. Shahane. His demise is an irreplaceable loss for our institution and he will be sorely missed. His magnetic personality and warm nature will always make us remember him fondly. May his soul rest in peace.
Dear Architects, Architects in the making and other distinguished members in the gathering.
Today I am honoured to have been invited by the DR. BALIRAM HIRAY COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE to felicitate the three of their brightest students. I am taking this opportunity to address you all about the future of the profession of Architecture in our Country.
Most of us come from Urban backgrounds and are well aware about the crisis that is staring in our face in terms of growing traffic, increasing crowds and insensitive addition to Urban Landscape in terms of insensitive “fighting for attention" kind of Architecture staring at us from every nook and corner of our Urban areas.
People wonder- are there no Architects or are the Architects of today incapable of handling this mess. When I deal with the professionals, I often hear that the way the Urban Agencies are giving out work opportunities to ‘professionals" for dealing with the subject, most Architects of substance are not participating in the "act of making the Indian city".
This in my opinion, is a serious cause of Concern. With nobody of substance, having the right energies, alliances or the mindset to deal with the current situation-head on, the Indian cities are at Crossroads today with no clear direction to take from hereon.
While the profession expects, bright young minds to add to the pool to deal with this situation, the Colleges are complaining that due to lack of faculty and support from their management, they are finding it extremely difficult to create the professionals with the required mindset to take on the challenges of the profession today.
The present is indeed confusing….
However, looking at today’s event, with the 3 university toppers coming out of one college, I see hope. I am sure that the faculty and management of this college would have had a clear understanding of today’s needs, have managed to find the right team of administrators and teaching faculty for training the young minds to get ready to deal with the profession in the future.
We are now in the times when due to the policies effected by the Govt. of India, India plans to reach a level of Urbanization by 2050 with over 90% of its population living in the Cities.
Thus, in terms of professional opportunities, the future is brighter than what is visible….
However, the challenges remains to make it happen.
So friends, here is my vision of a brighter Tomorrow….
Since the task is enormous, we all need to address the old problems in a new manner.
We need to redefine the whole profession on the basis of four pillars. As per my understanding of having worked for the past 30 years in all aspects of the profession, the pillars could be as follows –
Every pillar has a meaningful contribution to be made for establishing their distinct place in the professional landscape of tomorrow.
Thus, my young friends, the time is now to dream big, work with the four pillars to the best of our capacities,
augment the profession, come together & do something right for the future of Indian Cities.
The future is bright and awaiting you all.
Looking forward to seeing all of you near the top of the profession in the very near future.
All the best..
Ar. Vijay GargResource
Tarash is the annual college fest held in the month of January . It includes a wide gamut of events like cultural programs, inter and intra college design competitions, photography competition,seminars, on the spots etc. It provides a platform to the students for displaying their talents.The inter college design competition is a great success with active participation from various colleges in Mumbai.Explore Tarash
It is an interactive initiative taken by Dr.Baliram Hiray College of Architecture to create a platform for synergy between students and professionals in the discipline of architecture to share views and ideas. It was started in 2014 to provide an insight to the students to understand the process through which a concept morphs into a successful design. In 2016 the speaker panel scaled new heights with speakers comprising of two internationally acclaimed architects.Explore Meraki
A daylong interactive and participatory seminar is held annually after Tarash. It intends to induce inspirational sparks giving a chance to contemplate and acknowledge that, in order to be inspired all we need to do is look. In Visionata speakers from various allied disciplines are invited to interact with the students and challenge the young minds to explore newer territories that would complement and reinforce their ongoing learning.Explore Visionata
PRERNA DIN is organized by Dr. Baliram Hiray College of Architecture to commemorate the birth anniversary of Dr. Baliramji Hiray, the founder of this trust, on 16th December every year. This year, in light of the ongoing pandemic, it was conducted on an online platform, in the form of a Webinar followed by an intra-collegiate online Design competition.Explore Prerna Divas