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Name: Aparna Surve (Dean)

B. Arch, Masters in Industrial Design


Professor Ar. Aparna Surve is an alumnus of Sir JJ college of Architecture and has completed her Masters in Industrial Design from IDC (Industrial Design Center), IIT, Mumbai. Prof. Surve has 25 plus years of experience in the field of Architecture and Design. She has executed Urban design projects such as Kala Ghoda Art District, M G Road Flora Fountain, etc. along with architectural and various interior design projects. Her deep interest in education has led her to head architectural Institutes of repute viz. NMIMS – Balwant Sheth School of Architecture as the Dean and Aditya College of Architecture Mumbai in the past. She has extensively taught in Mumbai, Bangalore and Goa, as a visiting faculty for the past 20 years. Prof. Surve has authored books for

‘Signage & Street Furniture for the City of Mumbai’, published by Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai in 2002. The designs & guidelines prescribed in these manuals have been executed by the MCGM throughout the City of Mumbai ever since. She has received MMRDA’s mmrhcs’s grant for Preparation of Heritage Signs & street furniture for the MMR region. Prof Surve has received awards and accolades to her credit for her contribution to the Architecture and Design practice and education. Few of them are - She is the recipient of Society Interior’s Award of Excellence in Professional Practice & Education, and the Nomination for 'BEST DESIGN INITIATIVE and CITIZEN’s participation', by Indian Architects & Builder

Name: Sanjay Vasudeo Chaudhari (Professor)

B. Sc., B. Arch., M. Arch by Research (Institutional Projects)


Mr.S.V.Chaudhari is an Architect practicing in and around Mumbai. He also an academician and actively involved in academics for almost 20 years. He was the Principal of D.Y.Patil college of Architecture for almost 14years.

Name: Sameer Salvi (Professor)

B. Arch (Univ of Mumbai), M. Arch (Univ of Southern California, USA)


Sameer is an Architect with pan India and international professional experience; after his post graduation he has worked in Los Angeles and New York with award winning firms. He brings his professional experience into his teaching and interaction with students fostering an overall interactive learning environment. Sameer maintains a balance between his professional practice and teaching, both of which compliment each other. He believes all architects must take the initiative to mentor students and share their professional experiences to bridge the gap between academia and professional world.

Name: Amrut Deshpande (Associate Professor)

B. Arch, M. Arch in Environmental Architecture, Associateship to the Institute of Town Planners India (Ongoing)


Amrut specializes in the use of non conventional building materials and technologies like earth and bamboo. Contextual and culturally sensitive design is one of his primary concerns, both in practice and his teaching methods. His other interests include reading, travel journaling, sketching, and organic farming.

Name: Vinay Surve (Associate Professor)

Masters in Architecture


Vinay is a keen observer who develops ideas from site, nature and people moving in the city. He believes that a success of a building is in its layering, its discovery by the visitor and its ability to make public building truly public. His work reflects a sculptural sensuality and random dynamism of a sketching hand.

Name: Dinesh Zope (Associate Professor)

B. Arch & M. Arch


Dinesh Zope is an Architect and IGBC Accredited Professional with over 16 years of experience in field of Architecture and Interiors.
During his professional tenure he has worked extensively in the trade ranging residential and commercial interiors, Slum redevelopment, Mass Housing, Green Building Certification along with Hospitality and Institutional Projects.
An alumnus of Sir J. J College of Architecture, Mumbai he has done his Masters in Environmental from Rachana Sansad’s Academy of Architecture, Mumbai.

Name: Shefali Barve (Associate Professor)

B. Arch, M. Arch Project Management


Shefali is an Associate Professor. She is a post graduate in Project Management. She has experience in the field of Landscape and Architecture. She has worked on projects like the D Y Patil Stadium and D Y Patil School of Management. She is passionate towards teaching and learning new things.

Name: Anita Shyam (Associate Professor)

B Arch, M Plan (Urban and Regional Planning)


Anita Shyam is an Architect and Urban Planner with over 13 years of experience in professional consulting and research in the urban planning and public services sector.
An alumnus of Sir J. J College of Architecture, Mumbai she has done her Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology, (CEPT University) Ahmedabad.
She was associated with CEPT University on PAS Project (Performance Assessment Systems), as a Research Associate on service level benchmarking, performance assessment and improvement of urban services in the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat. Her consulting assignments include various urban planning and infrastructure projects.

Name: Kundan Bharambe (Associate Professor)

B. Arch, M. Arch (Environmental Architecture). M.Valuation (Real Estate), PhD (Built Environment - Pursuing)


Kundan is an architect engaged into professional as well as academics, with an experience of over 10 years. He's a practicing valuer for real estate assets (immovable properties) and actively involved in research for Built Environment. He has his expertise in allied fields of architecture and developed himself with multi-faceted roles in his professional, academic conduct.

Name: Anil Pawade (Associate Professor-Allied)

M.Tech (Structural Engineering) ,B.E(Civil Engineering)


Anil is an Associate Professor working in School of Architecture since 2016 . He received his master degree in Structural Engineering from the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) Belgaum, India in 2001.Anil received his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Nagpur University in 1990.His Area of Interest is Analysis and Design of Civil Engineering Structures. He is pursuing Ph.D in Civil Engineering from Amity University Mumbai. He had published 11 research paper with one patent.

Name: Shailendra Thakan (Assistant Professor)

B.Arch, M.Arch (Urban and Regional Planning)


Shailendra Thakan is an Architect, Urban Planner and Academician. Before joining the institute, he has worked with various reputed architectural firms on several residential, commercial and industrial projects in Mumbai and Thane area. He is an asset to our institution as he constantly interacts with our students and shares all his Professional learnings. He possesses a keen interest in urban planning and have worked on various development projects.

Name: Sampada Khokle (Assistant Professor)

B.Arch M.Plan


Sampada is an Architect and Transport Planner Worked with IIT research cell in sustainable transportation.

Name: Vaibhav Sharma (Assistant Professor)



Vaibhav is an architect with a deep interest in art, culture and design. He is a smart worker with excellent communication skills.

Name: Mary Thomas (Assistant Professor)



Mary Thomas is a passionate and innovative architect with 10 years of experience. She loves sustainability. She is a LEED certified professional and worked in LEED projects in the United States of America. She has worked with eminent architects in India and the USA. She has a creative vision and dedication towards teaching and learning.

Name: Prajakta Bhave (Assistant Professor)

B.Arch, M.Arch (Urban Design)


Prajakta is an Architect specializing in Urban Design. She has been in the academics since past 5 years and has been actively involved in conducting various workshops for Urban Sketching and Architectural representation.

Name: Suchita Karale (Assistant Professor)



I am an Environmental Architect. Working with D Y Patil from last 4 years.

Name: Sampada Gethe (Assistant Professor)



I am Ar Sampada Gethe with professional experience more than 17 years. Being Senior Architect & Project co ordinator to world class projects , I look to any design with technical perspective and like to share my expertise in innovative aspects towards designs .

Name: Gupta Vishwas

M.Arch - Environmental Architecture


Prof. Vishwas Gupta is in academics and a practicing architect with many institutional projects completed. He has also been part of academia for more than 15 years and has been practicing for more than 25 years.

Name: Mayuresh Gorey

M.arch Urban Design


Mayuresh Gorey is an Architect (Urban Designer), has worked as free lance and associate in practice, collaborated with several organisations through school work as well for several urban design research projects, consults goverment organisation and pursuing research.