Master of Architecture

The Master’s program at PMCA is centered on enhancement of professional capabilities of architects through advanced teaching pedagogy and a dynamic learning process.
>The course curriculum is well programmed for in-depth analysis of the existing human settlements and the contemporary development across the world .
>The coursework comprises of studio assignments, seminars, workshops, interactive sessions aimed at developing the specialized conceptual & analytical skills of the architects.
>The ‘Habitat Studios’ are well designed, interactive studio sessions where the students are engaged in solving real-time design problems/live projects inclusive of field/site visits.
>Research assignments/seminars are instrumental in providing wider & deeper insights in coherence with the studio exercises.
>Collaborative workshops with the government/non – government agencies are frequently organized for enhanced skill development & hands – on experience of the working professionals.
>‘Master Class’ with domain experts are organized along with coffee table discussions & interactive sessions.
>‘Industry-Academia’ interface is hosted from time to time to empower the working professionals with added technical skills required for higher level projects.
>The Executive M.Arch program offers a total of 90 credits including 15 core subjects & 5 electives which provide for a unique blend of subjects to the practicing architects to identify & further pursue their areas of interest.
>The Executive M.Arch program at PMCA is a cherishing experience which equips students to deliver to the best of their abilities and thereby contribute holistically towards societal development.
>The teaching pedagogy at the executive M.Arch program involves Collaborative & Experiential Learning Process with open forum discussions with well qualified and experienced faculty to support the capacity building endeavor.
>The fundamental pedagogic philosophy of Academia – Profession Alliance virtually enables the architects to widen the perspective in designing smart and sustainable habitats.

PMCA gives plenty of opportunities to the working professionals to bring about a change in the conventional practices through Collaborative workshops with the Government and Non Government Organizations. These innovative workshops are conducted time and again to expose students to the art of place – making and Habitat Design to sensitize them to issues of the built environment. Participation in the collaborative workshops gives students the opportunity to deepen their professional knowledge and skills to implement the principles of Habitat Design on ground in reality.

PMCA in collaboration with Architects’ Sans Frontiers(ASF), Sweden, Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centres(SPARC), Mumbai and Urban Development Resource Centre(UDRC), N.Delhi, organized an In-Situ Slum Rehabilitation Workshop in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar. The workshop spanned 7 days and was attended by the M’ARCH students. It delved into providing water and sanitation solutions to the urban poor.

The intent of this study was to understand and collect data on the demographic characteristics and social structure of the village, assess the overall physical environment and also to verify the implementation process of the land rights to slum dwellers. This study was undertaken with a group of students from The University of Calgary, Canada and The State Coordination Unit of CURE as a part of a field study for the JAAGA Project of the Govt. of Odisha, under The Livable Habitat Mission. This was part of CURE’s initiative to engage with local institutes of repute.

In the fast moving urban scenario, it is increasingly important for young professionals to stay updated on the new industry trends and relevant practices. Professional seminars/ webinars help build great working relationships. PMCA organizes seminars/ webinars for the working professionals as a part of the academic curriculum to keep them abreast the latest trends in Architecture/ Planning and Habitat Design.