The GZS School of Architecture & Planning and Sports & Youth Welfare Department of MRSPTU, Bathinda celebrated the World Nature Conservation Day by planting "TRIVENI- the Miracle Plant" in the University campus on 28th July, 2021 with an oath to take care of the planted sapling to become fruitful trees in the future, rebuilding our as well as Mother Earth’s health and be a green saviour. The event was organized under the guidance of Head of the Department, Prof. (Dr.) Bhupinder Pal Singh Dhot, by Ar. P. Jasleen Kaur and other faculty members of the department. Prof. (Dr.) Gurinder Pal Singh Brar, the Registrar of the University was invited to join the initiative of enhancing Green Campus on the World Nature Conservation Day.
Prof. (Dr.) Bhupinder Pal Singh Dhot very well quoted to enhance the importance of trees plantation that “Survival without trees is unimaginable even in dreams. Since our childhood, we have demanded endlessly from our Mother Nature who has nurtured us unconditionally like our mothers. So, she deserves the same love, care, and respect which is in the form of green activities such as like planting trees.” Ar.P. Jasleen Kaur added that Peepal (Ficus religiosa), Neem (Azadiracta indica) and Bohar (Ficus benghalensis) when grown together in a pit is called ‘Triveni’. Both ecological and mythological significance of the plant has been well addressed by the Prof. (Dr.) Gurinder Pal Singh Brar that the trio is panacea for the environment as produces a large amount of oxygen and purifies the environment efficiently. He also mentioned that planting Triveni is a virtuous and fortunate deed and it is surrounded by a highly positive aura. The present rainy season is the best time to plant a ‘Triveni’ as the plant gets the desired water supply to grow to its optimum size.
Faculty from other departments also joined for the plantation.The initiative was highly appreciated by Prof. (Dr.) Buta Singh Sidhu, Honourable Vice Chancellor of the University and Prof. (Dr.) Savina Bansal, Campus Director, motivating the faculty to continue the practice of serving the natural habitat that is what the motive of World nature Conservation Day is and an urgent need of hour too.
This was an activity organised by our AART commettie members which includes the event of SCAVANGER HUNT between 4 duffrent teams of Greeks, Aryans ,Romans and Egyptians .In this event all teams must need to find a particular place on behalf of architecture and click a pic of that place with atleast 6 members of each house in it and post it on social media with some mentions and hashtags and team taking least time will be the winner.
This was an activity organised by our AART commettie members which includes the event of Face Painting on the occation of world environment day between 4 duffrent teams of Greeks, Aryans ,Romans and Egyptians .In this event all teams must have a concept and click a pic .
Eve of 10th june 2022 "GLITZ" Abiding adieu to batch of 2017. The beautiful words delivered by our beloved HOD, professors and our chief guest . So here the titles of the eve Are
Mr evening Pranav Thakur
Miss evening Jaswinder kaur
Mr handsome Gurkaran Singh
Miss charming Muskan Patel
Mr farewell Gurnoor Singh
Miss farewell Lavisha Bansal
Ar. Ripudaman singh welcomed Ar.Gita Balkrishnan, on behalf of GZSSAP who reached Delhi 23 April 2022 to completed her 1700 km long journey from Kolkata to New Delhi.
Charlina (2019 batch) won first prize in painting competition with 5000 cash prize in the master wall and Shamsher (2019 batch) won the second prize in clay modelling with 3000 cash prize
Site visits create an interactive learning environment for students and provide exposure to a real-world spatiotemporal experience of a construction project. These are the students of batch 2k19 batch with Dr.(Prof) Bhupinder Pal Singh Dhot (H.O.D) accompanied by Prof. Amandeep Khiva, Ar. Pl. Manveer Singh, and Ar. Pl. Bhavana Ohri
Art can heal and help you express the experiences which are too difficult to be put in words. This is a path which leads to healing, self exploration and discovery. It was an amazing experience of healing through art and meditating with eyes open with the help of mandala workshop conducted in our department by one of our final year student @bansal.lavishaLearnt this beautiful art of making a Mandala together and experience the unknown. The atmosphere at the time of leaning Mandala was full of peaceful vibes as everyone was doing this meditation with keen interest. Everyone enjoyed the session and got to know more about the history of making mandala art
Students of our architecture department recently helped aashra foundation in reinnovating a local aanganwadi (kindergarten). Students painted walls of the aanganwadi to make it attractive and habitable of kids.
World Environment Day is not just a celebration but also a reminder to take the best care of our surroundings and this is what inspired our final year students to plant trees around the department. this process took place under the guidance of Prof. Aman Khiva . The trees planted by the students of 2k17 batch are a great remembrance gift to the department, wish you well for your future endeavours.
Ar. Sampat Jhorar is a practicing Landscape Architect, with an experience of 16 years in both academics and practice, currently researching on vernacular khasi architecture of Cherrapunjee, shared his knowledge with students on the role of landscape in built environment.
Department of Training & Placement-Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University organized an Educational visit of Architecture students at Punjab Vidhan Sabha,a UNESCO World Heritage site as a part of Chandigarh capitol complex today. Director Training & Placement, Harjot Singh Sidhu and HoD Architecture department Dr. Bhupinder Pal Singh expressed their sincere gratitude to Hon’ble Speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha S. Kultar Singh Sandhwan for providing opportunity to the students.
A Model Making Workshop was organized in the Architecture Department on 12th May 2022 in guidance of
Alumni Ar. Manmohan Singh
Ar. Davinder Singh
Ar. Anubhav kataria
Ar. Chetan Pal
Before the workshop Ar. Manmohan shared his views with the students regarding his works and experiences.During the workshop, the students were given a task to model various shapes and/or forms using any material they are comfortable.It was a really good experience and the students learned new and interesting techniques for model making.
t was a AART Quiz Competition, organized under presence of AART Committee. It was Architecture Related Quiz Competition in which 4 Students from each houses have to participate.
The Four houses are #Aryans #Egyptians #Greeks #Romans
There was four sections and each section has three questions for each house..
Round one - Architecture and today!
Round two - Architecture and architects!
Round three - Architecture and entertainment!
Round four - Buzzer round!
Enjoying the mother nature which is well blended with the man made structures make the live sketching more fun. these are the students of batch 2020 sketching out Lotus Temple.
The Society of Materials and Mechanical Engineers hosted Undergraduate Presentation Skill contest 2021 in which students from colleges and universities from all over the country participated.
Jashanpreet Kaur, a student of Bachelors of Architecture, 4th year, also participated on behalf of GZSSAP, MRSPTU, Bathinda. She received third prize worth Rupees 21,000 & made the university proud.
First round of this competition was held on 6th December, 2021. There were more than 90 teams in all from different areas like Chandigarh, Punjab etc.
All the students were allotted 10 mins for their presentation, where Jashanpreet Kaur under the guidance of Ar. Gurmeet Kaur choose 'Smart Villages' as her topic for presentation. She presented really well and did put on a light for the spread of knowledge to grow more Smart villages before Smart Cities!
The final round of this competition was held on 10, December, 2021. In the final round, she presented on the topic 'Biophilic Architecture'.
All the gudges really appreciated her.
Vice chancellor - Prof. Buta Singh Sidhu, also congratulated her.
She gave a special vote of thanks to Prof.Yadvinder Pal Singh, who believed in her and presented her with the gracious prize.
Dr. Bhupinder Pal Singh Dhot, Head of Architecture Department thanked the Vice Chancellor for his graceful words and showed gratitude to the Judges for the beautiful judgement. Everyone appreciated her hardwork and gave best wishes for the future.
"It wouldn't have been possible without the guidence of Gurmeet mam to reach the final stage; it was possible because of all the support from my teachers & parents and their trust in me that had given me the confidence to reach here" she denoted.
It is a proud moment for the department and university as well.
2k19's educational tour to Rajasthan was an experience to the rich cultural heritage of the state and it's architecture. It included visits to various monuments and buildings in various parts of the state and planned for the students to inherit the architectural prowess of the latter.
Ahmedabad section of 2K18's Gujrat educational tour included visits to destinations such as Riverside park, Sabarmati Ashram, Sun temple, Rani ki vav, Sarkhez Roza etc. The intricate details at these places which are hundreds of years old, provide for a great value of architectural analysis.
Under the guidance of Ar.Bhupinder Pal Singh sir, #2k18 visited Pragma Hospital, Bathinda as a valuable asset of case study analysis for Hospital design. From discussion with the site management to studying logistics & construction along with different services, the study provides an overview for hospital design.
To mark the World mental health day, Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana hosted ISTE students convention 2021 in which students from colleges and universities from all over the North region were nominated and invited.
Jashanpreet Kaur, a student of Bachelors of Architecture, 4th year, was nominated on behalf of GZSSAP, MRSPTU, Bathinda on the basis of her curtural activities and presentation and research skills. She received the award for 'The Best Student' & made the university proud.
The convention was held on 8th October, 2021. There were 40-50 canditates in all from different areas like Jammu, Chandigarh, Punjab etc.
On 4th October 2021, World Architecture Day was celebrated by GZSSAP Department of Architecture, organized by the 2k18 batch; the occasion hosted various events and competitions and was commemorated with an in-house quiz.
A poster making competition was organised by the NSS wing of Architecture department on 1st October 2021 at Open Air Theater, MRSPTU. The topic chosen for the competition was *Clean Village Green Village*. All the departments actively participated in the competition and three positions were allocated.
The GZS School of Architecture and Planning planted a sapling in the University campus on the occasion of World Environment Day 2021.
GZS School of Architecture and Planning has örganised one day online lecture cum webinar on “Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation”as a part of the lecture series on the topic of Energy Conservation & Energy Efficiency. The event was coordinated by Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) in association with Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and D2O, which is celebrating Energy Conservation Week from 18th February to 26th February 2021.
PEDA and BEE organised the open competition of wall painting on the theme- "Optimizing Temperature", enhancing the Energy Conservation for architecture colleges in Amritsar, Bathinda, Chandigarh and Jalandhar cities of Punjab. The two teams of students from our department has won the Ist and IInd prizes with cash award of 50,000. The students worked under the guidance of Ar. Ranjit Kaur accompained by all fculty members.
The department in collaboration with PEDA and BEE enhancing the importance of Energy Conservation week, organised the workshop on the theme "Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation" in the department computer lab, dated 17.12.19.
A one day workshop on "DESIGN THINKING"has been organized by Ar.Sugandh Malhotra who is a prominent alumni of this department and currently working as an assistant professor in IIT BOMBAY.
MS. Lovepreet Kaur student of B.Arch. 2nd year, GZS-School of Planning and Architecture, MRSPTU, Bathinda, have won Jury appreciation award, in the 15th National level YUVA RATNA 2019 design competition organised by Unit Birla White Cement of Aditya Birla group. Award includes a Trophy, Certificates was received by student guide Prof. (Dr.) Bhupinder Pal Singh Dhot in a felicitation ceremony held in Mumbai on 15th March, 2019 for which the winning team was invited. This design competition is one of the most prestigious annual Design competition which inspires the budding architects of today to give flight to their wings of imagination and creativity. YUVA RATNA is platform for budding Architects aims at arming the architectural fraternity with knowledge.
The jury for National Level Design competition YUVA RATNA 2019 was held at Mumbai and the results were announced on 15th February. For the event, around 2000 entries in which 5000 students from more than 100 Architecture colleges from all over the country were judged by prominent Architects of the country. The winning team of GZS- School of Planning and Architecture, MRSPTU Bathinda was able to go past National level institutions and this is for the fourth time in the 15 year old history of the awards that students from this institution have been declared winners. Students of first, second and fourth year of GZSCCET participated in this competition. The Design incharges for various years were Dr. Jatinder Kaur, Dr. Bhupinder Pal Singh and Prof. Kapil Arora.
Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) in association with Design2Occupancy, conducted a district level Workshop-cum-Exhibition in Gyani Zail Singh School of Architecture, Bathinda to demonstrate the Energy Efficient Building Materials. Sh. Makhan Lal, Senior Manager, PEDA, Bathinda informed the participants that it is now mandatory to comply with Punjab ECBC for upcoming buildings having connected load 100 kW or more. He also informed about the various solar and energy conservation schemes being implemented by PEDA. Sh. Ripudaman Ji, Head of Architecture Department was also present there as Guest of Honour. He said due to extensive use of energy, global warming is increasing day by day. He suggested every domestic and small scale buildings should also come under the scope of Punjab ECBC as these constitute major portion of energy consuming buildings. The participants were deliberated on the new technologies and materials available in the market by the industry experts. Energy Efficient building materials like AAC Blocks, Hollow Blocks, Insulation, Double Glazed Glass, SRI Tiles, Solar PV, Motors, etc. were displayed in the Exhibition.
World Habitat Day was celebrated by the Department of Architecture, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University in Bathinda on 11th October with the agenda of reflecting over the current state of habitat in our cities, states and our nation on the whole. Ar. Ripu Daman Singh, Head of the department, in his inaugural address highlighted the UN agenda for urban and rural habitat. The event was graced by various dignitaries of the university including Prof. (Dr.) Mohan Paul Singh Ishar, Vice Chancellor, Dr. Jasbir Singh Hundal, Registrar of the university, and Dr. Gursharan Singh, Campus Director, GZSCCET, Bathinda. Deans, Directors, Heads of various departments and faculty members were also present. Dr. Mohan Paul Singh Ishar spoke at length about the burning issue of poverty, shelter and basic amenities that have impacted the development in Asian countries and how the Architects can contribute towards the need of Habitat.
The experts for the events included Ar. Jit Kumar Gupta, Architect and Town planner, Ar. Sangeet Sharma, Architect, Author and motivator. Ar. Anmol Pupneja, a renowned architect from Bathinda was invited as the guest of honour. Video documentaries were presented by the students of Architecture department, Harkirat Singh, Vandita Jain and Manveer Singh Khokhar which highlighted to bring awareness about the importance of World Habitat Day, basic human rights to adequate shelter and the critical aspect of keeping our city and surroundings clean.
Department of Architecture, Giani Zail Singh Campus College of Engineering and Technology (GZSCCET), A Constituent College of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU), Bathinda organized a three-day skill set development workshop for the students, which concluded here on Wednesday.
The workshop was conducted by Prof. Vikas C. Shimpi, ex-faculty, College of Architecture, Nasik. The workshop intended on giving a hands on experience to the students by making models with small scale brick using various construction techniques. Prof. Shimpi conceived the idea of teaching these construction techniques by means of small scale bricks and has patent rights on the bricks. He has conducted over sixty workshops across the nation in reputed architecture colleges. Ar. Nehdeep Kaur played key role for taking initiative in organizing this workshop.
The students worked in groups to construct models with small scale bricks. On the first day, Prof. Shimpi briefed the students about the composition and proportions of mortar etc. Each group of students constructed small-scale models of different brick structures including walls with English and Flemish bonds, different type of arches, domes, compound walls, pendentives, steps etc.
Students learn different types of materials to building models on the basis of designed sketches/plans for better visualization of actual construction in 3D aspects and use of paper in Architectural Model Making.
A two day TEQIP-II sponsored National Conference on “Advancements in Sustainable Practices & Innovations in Renewable Energy” (ASPIRE 2013) was held on 10th and 11th October 2013. The invited speakers Dr. Sandee Dua, Dr. Prabhjot Kaur, Prof. Nisar Khan & Dr. J.N. Jha deliberated on the need to conserve environment, design green buildings, provide renewable energy practices, use of low embodied energy materials, water conservation and other eco-friendly practices. The technical sessions were attended by more than 40 delegates from IIT, Roorkee, GNDU, Amritsar, CCA, Chandigarh, DCRUST Murthal, GZS PTU Campus, SLIET Longowal and other institutes of repute.
The findings of the conference shall be instrumental in developing guidelines for future growth of the buildings in the cities and towns. The proceedings of the conference shall be sent to National advisory committee, Ministry of Renewable energy & Punjab Energy Development Agency for formulating new laws related to energy conservation.
The Department of Architecture, Giani Zail Singh PTU Campus, Bathinda launched the student chapter of IGBC (Indian Green Building Council) in association with CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) on 13th March, thus becoming the first such chapter in North India. More than 150 students and 12 faculty members of Department of Architecture attended the launching ceremony. Prof. Ripu Daman Singh, Faculty Advisor of IGBC Chapter informed the audience that the launch of student chapter aims to seed the ideas of Green building concepts in the minds of budding architects. The launch would mean that the students and faculty can make use of the online library, directory and green technology centre of IGBC located in the first Green building of India, the Godrej Sohrabjee CII Green building centre at Hyderabad. The membership shall enable faculty and students to attend training programmes, Conferences, Seminars and exhibitions of IGBC and CII.
The Department of Architecture, Giani Zail Singh PTU Campus, Bathinda celebrated its 2nd Architects Alumni meet SAMANVAY 2015 on 21 March, 2015. The event marked the silver jubilee of the Department which has so far produced 21 Batches of Architects. The event was strongly associated with the launch of Alumni Directory which comprises of professional and personal data of more than 400 alumnus of the Department which are now spread in more than 15 countries all over the world.
SAMANVAY 2011- 1st Alumni meet
The first Alumni Architects meet- SAMANVAY 2011 was organized on 26th Feb., 2011 by AART in which more than 60 Alumni Architects from various batches and their families participated. The event showcased expert talk by eminent Architect Sh. Ravindra Bhan, exhibition of students work, building material exhibition, and cultural evening.