Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Architecture, Katraj
Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Architecture is located in the most famous Bharati Vidyapeeth campus on the Pune-Katraj highway. The university being extremely famous doesn’t need any landmark and is quite recognised in Pune and for that matter in the state as well. Since, the college is located on the main highway, accessibility isn’t a huge problem. PMT buses drop you next to the college gate and have a good frequency. Despite of that, studs prefer bikes and cars while girls choose scooty. Hostelites and some localites who stay close-by prefer walking.
The architecture college is the last building in the Bharati Vidyapeeth campus and is extremely far from the main gate. The two storeyed building has good huge classrooms specially designed for architecture students. There is a well maintained and well equipped library which is easily accessible all the time. The building is wifi enabled, hence makes the Zuckerberg lovers all the more connected to the world and their friends all the time.
There is a separate girl’s hostel for architecture students where the rental charge is roughly around Rs. 65,000 per annum. Hostelites find the hostel pretty decent and don’t complain much about it.
Rs. 85,000/- per annum
The college is established long ago but got the Deemed University status back in 2005.
The teachers are highly qualified and have decent knowledge about their subject. Students love their teachers and have a good with rapport with them. Most importantly, they teach well. They have good communication skills and communicate mostly in English.
Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Architecture understands what goes behind good teaching and thus are pretty smart in their attendance pattern. Out of 100, 25 marks are reserved for attendance. So, you don’t attend, you loose marks, you don’t get good grade and the chain follows. Thus, most of the students follow the standard 75% mark to maintain their constant academics.
The college has most of the crowd from the local city of Pune with a very few students from other parts of Maharashtra. There are a handful of students from other parts of India and thus making the crowd more of the localites dominated.
Students usually prefer to chill in their college canteen, while some choose the back gate roadside food stalls. You get almost every food item from all possible ranges. Some go to the very famous '100 Biryanis' bang opposite the college, across the highway. Koregaon Park, MG Road and FC Road are other standard hangouts.
Well, the uniqueness of the architecture college canteen is that it’s located right on top, the terrace. It’s pretty spacious and serves awesome delicacies. Overall, the food is quite tasty and definitely less suffocating. Students favourite, maggie, is the most ordered food item. Moreover, the cost of the food items is pretty light on your pocket. So, all in all, it’s a good combination of tasty and economic food, and a refreshing open air ambience.
The college festival, 'FEED' is held in January.
Generally, architecture students do some internship at some private firm where the salary would be around Rs. 5000 per month. After a few years of experience, they go for Post Graduation. Hence, on campus placements scenario is pretty poor.
Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, College of Architecture,
Dhankawadi, Pune – 43
Tel: +91- 20-24375687 (UG) 020-24377809 (PG)
As the college is in existence since a long time and with the Bharati Vidyapeeth name followed, it’s a good choice for any average scorer. The facilities and teaching staff puts Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Architecture in the good league of architecture colleges in Pune.