The first professional private college is set to open only for architecture in Thiruvananthapuram
A self dependence professional college is coming up to open for next academic year onwards (2011-2012) at Vellanadu in the city suburbs. The veteran architect expert N. Mahesh is the chairman of the Narayan and Vaidyanadhan Charitable & Educational Trust which is establishing the college that is named as the College of Architecture, Trivandrum (CAT). The CAT will provide the amenities in the fields of building construction management and green building technology.
Feasibilities of CAT(College of Architecture, Trivandrum (CAT)
In the very first academic year the first private college of architecture would provide 80 seats for students for the B. Arch (Bachelor of Architecture degree course). In initial stage, the college has the campus which can absorb around 500 students, hostel facilities for the students and accommodation for teachers. The CAT which is affiliated to Kerala University with certification of (AICTE) will propose Rs. 180 million for research conveniences in the fields of building construction management and green building technology.
According to N.Mahesh, Chairman of the Narayanan & Vaidyanathan Charitable & Educational Trust, which is the supporter of CAT, is envisioned that it will open the way of feasibilities for the study and high research in architect, Interior planning technology, building houses, environment protection, landscaping and constructional design.
The professor Jayakumar J.Pilla CAT Principal
The students of CAT will get an opportunity to obtain LEED AP certification of IGBC with their Bachelor degree and also they will make sure the trainings in the green building fields by the cooperation of Green Building Council. The professor Jayakumar J.Pilla who is the master-mind of Kozhikode national Institute of Technology, has been selected as the principal of CAT.
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