Monsoon Trek at Khanda was held in Sir J.J. College of Architecture on 17th july 2011. The tradition of Monsoon Treks is going on in the college since last few years. The spot for the same event was Khandala Valley this year. Lot of students from all the years were participated in the event .It was a great and adventurous experience for all the students.
This trek was happened under the guidance of a Professional Trek Group Named TREK MATES INDIA. These kind of events help students to experience the nature.
Every year the Students Council of Sir J J College organizes a series of lectures. The guest lecturers are prominent architects of the city and country who come and share their knowledge and experience with the students of our college. This acts as a supplement to the curriculum and also gives the students a better understanding of architecture in the country today. These annual lecture series thus serve as a platform for interaction of students and professionals. Since their foundation in 1997 the lecture series have gradually grown and matured evolving within themselves. Today they stand as a lecture and workshop series enabling students not only to understand the process of architecture but also be an active part of them. Thus a dual education of philosophy and constructional techniques helps the students bridge the gap between architectural concepts and realized architectural design.
SIR CLAUDE BATLEY LECTURE SERIES
Sir J.J College Of Architecture conducts "The CLAUDE BATLEY LECTURE SERIES" to introduce students of architecture to works of contemporary Indian architects. This program includes seminars delivered by some of the most renowned and recognised architects, interior designers and structural engineers of the country. These seminars serve as a forum for interaction between architects, students and the common man and enable one to obtain a fine and elucidated understanding of the philosophy of the Architects and their design principles
Selected works of the Architects are usually displayed at The Claude Batley Gallery, SIR J.J College OF Architecture.
A few of our guest lecturers in the past who have held seminars included the following people.
Mr I.M Kadri
Mr Harshad Bhatia
Dr V.V Nori
Mr Chandrashekar Prabhu
Mr Christopher Benninger
Mr Chandrakant Patil
Mr Prem Nath
Mr Dhananjay Dhake
Mr Madhav Deobhakta
Mr A.P. Remedios
Mr Charles Correa
Mr Shirish Beri
Mr Raja Aederi
Mr P.K. Das
Mr Hafeez Contractor
Mr Saraju Ahuja
Mr Rahul Mehrotra
Mr Sen Kapadia
Mr Shakti Parmar
Mr Uttam Jain
Aside from our annual lecture series …a large number of workshops take place in our college throughout the year. Aimed at supplementing and enhancing the education of students of architecture they have included rendering workshops.
computer workshops- digicad and archicad, internet awareness.
design workshops- thesis preparation and presentation, pottery and ceramics.
construction workshops- space frame structures, stone an d steel, bamboo and ferro cement, tensile structures, durable concrete structures.
QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
The quality improvement program is aimed at enhancing the quality of architectural education by updating staff about new techniques, giving them an intense education in a certain subject, and evolving new teaching techniques.
Sir JJ College of Architecture has been the host and organizer of the quality improvement program for the past two years. At both times the programs have been a great success and were attended by a large number of proffesors from institutions all over the country. In addition to this the staff at Sir JJ College of architecture regularly attend seminars , lecturs and conferences. Many of them are also currently pursuing further degrees.