Parul Institute of Architecture & Research

Prof. Bhagyajit Raval

Designation : Dean
Total Exp : 13.9 Years
Educational Qualification : Master’s in Urban Planning
Research Area :
Architectural Pedagogy, Urban Planning
Prof. Bhagyajit Raval has graduated in architecture from SVIT and has pursued his post-graduation in Urban Planning. He has an experience of 13.9 years as a Professional and Academician. He began his academic teaching career from Arvind Bhai Patel Institute of Environmental Design (A.P.I.E.D.), Vallabh Vidyanagar. The teaching experience ranges from teaching theory subjects, studies and skills to UG students of Architecture and Interior Design; and PG students for Urban Planning. Mr. Raval has guided several thesis batch students of Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Urban Planning; with a pedagogical approach aimed at providing ‘Exposure’, ‘Exploration and ‘Expression’’ to the students. Under his headship, he has devised several unique academic initiatives and innovative teaching techniques. For the teachers, he designed an Appraisal format perfectly suited to evaluate the teaching members of the Architectural fraternity. And guided faculty members and students to document their Academic Accomplishments and supplement it with appropriate Research Back up. Designed strategies for the compressive development of the faculty members & the students aimed at enhancing their employability and skills. Mr. Raval has worked as an invited member for syllabus review committee at University, as a member of syllabus framing committee for B. Arch. a program at Gujarat Technological University. He has been appointed as External Jury Members of various jury organized at University level.
Contact Information
Office Phone02668260257
Email[email protected]
COA (Council of Architecture)
Specialization AreasArchitectural Design exploration, Socio cultural studies, Architectural criticism, Regional Planning & Development, Micro level Physical Planning
Subject Taught UGStudio-I, Studio-IV (Contextual), Studio-V (Institutional), Studio-VI (Working Drawing), Building Construction, Building Materials, Building Services, Climatology, History of Town Planning, Nature Inspired Design Studio (Sem.-III), Housing Studio (Sem.-IV). In Interior Design: Elements of Interior Design, Elements of Structure, Interior Environmental Control – I (Building Legislation and Climate), Building Materials – I & II, Construction – I &II
Subject Taught PGIn Urban Planning: URP Theory & Studio I (Area Planning), Studio II (City & Town Planning) & Studio III (Regional Planning), History of Human Settlements, Land Economics and Location theory, Housing Policy and Finance
Title Description Achieved On
Co-ordinator Indian Summer School Program for Architecture Students from Wroclaw University, Poland at Parul Institute of Architecture and Research (PIAR): Formulated content and taught the subject of Theory and Design in Architecture 2015, 2016, 2017
Chairperson Board of Studies, Bachelor of Architecture & Bachelor of Interior Design, Parul University Since 2015
Member Grievance Redressal Committee Since 2015
Zonal Co-ordinator NIASA 2014 Thesis Zonal Competition for the Award for Excellence in Architectural Thesis in Zone 2: East & Central hosted by PIAR 8th & 9th Oct. 2014
University Coordinator Gujarat Technological University Since 2012
Coordinator Research & Consultancy Cell at APIED 2009-10
Convener Extracurricular committee, Sports in-charge, Member of Infrastructure committee at APIED 2009-10
Institute / Organization Designation Duration
Parul Institute of Architecture and Research Dean, Faculty of Architecture & Planning and Academic Coordinator and Associate Professor July 2015 till date
Parul Institute of Architecture and Research (PIAR) Asst. Professor July 2012 to July 2015
Arvind bhai Patel Institute of Environmental Design (APIED), VV Nagar, Anand Asst. Professor Feb. 2009 to June 2012
Green Eminent, Vadodara Planning Associate and Architect Sep. 2005 to Dec. 2008
Independent practice of Architecture & interior design under the banner of Prarambh Associates Sep. 2005 to Dec. 2008
Qualification Specialization University Passing Year % Class
M.UP. Urban & Regional Planning Sardar Patel University 2008 First Class
B.Arch. Architecture Gujarat University 2005 First Class

National Conference

Title ISSN / ISBN No Publisher Volume Year
Tracing Footprints of a Bygone Era: Kaleshwari Complex, Lavana 2231-4822 The Chitrolekha Journal on Art & Design Vol. 1, No.1 July 2017
Managing Indian Urban Heritage Precincts through ‘Heritage Guidelines’- A Case Study of DeulwadiPrecinct in Uran, Maharashtra 2320-5083 JIARM (Journal of International Academic Research for Multidisciplinary) Vol. 4, Issue 7 August 2016
Pedagogy for Nature Inspired Designs in Architecture 2319-2801 AARJMD (Asian Academic Research Journal of Multidisciplinary) Vol. 3, Issue 7 July 2016
Evolution of Bhumija Shikhara and Distribution of Bhumija Shrines in India 2231-4822 ‘Chitrolekha’ International Magazine on Art and Design Vol. 6, No. 3 October 2016
Heritage Guidelines as a tool to manage urban heritage precincts in Indian cities: A case study of Deulwadi Precinct, Uran, Maharashtra 9780704428645 Ironbridge International Institute of Cultural Heritage, University of Birmingham July 2016
Initiatives to Improvise the Condition of urban Water Supply and Sanitation in Developing Countries: A Case Study of ‘Performance Assessment System’, India” ‘Efficient2017: International conference on Efficient Urban Water Management’ organized at Tel Aviv, Israelby The International Water Association 21st -23rd March 2017
Architectural Impressions of Cultures migrated in India International conference on ‘Heritages of Migration: Moving Stories, Objects and Home’ organized at Buenos Aires, Argentinaby Ironbridge International Institute of Cultural Heritage, University of Birmingham. 6-10 April 2011
“Inheritance Imprints”- AURA Annual Research Journal of Parul Institute of Architecture and Research, Vadodara Vol.-I 2013
A for Architecture Yearbook of Parul Institute of Architecture and Research2012-13 Vol.-I 2013
“Ecologia Footprints” – AURA Annual Research Journal of Parul Institute of Architecture and Research, Vadodara Vol.-II 2014
A for Architecture Yearbook of Parul Institute of Architecture and Research2013-14 Vol.-II 2014