MARG Institute of Design and Architecture Swarnabhoomi (MIDAS). A unique institution for architecture education, which focuses on industry led academia. MIDAS is an institution which encourages innovation in learning and provides a platform for experiential education.
Situated on scenic ECR, midway between Chennai & Puducherry, MIDAS is a stone’s throw away from, historical landmarks such as Mahabalipuram, exotic destinations like Pondicherry and right next to the home of splendid silks called Kanchipuram.
MIDAS is part of the entire 1000 acre ecosystem called MARG Swarnabhoomi.
What sets MIDAS apart is that unlike most universities it does not isolate the student from society as Marg Swarnabhoomi is a large community which has schools, businesses and living spaces, comfortably co existing. This synergy ensures that the student does not feel isolated from home nor do they miss the bustling life they could leave behind in their own cities when they opt for residential study here.
MIDAS has an exclusive built up area of 43,000 sq ft which houses a well equipped library, a futuristic studio, large spacious classrooms plus audio and video learning support. The campus also has wi- fi access anywhere in the campus, walk to school hostel facilities, swimming pool, play areas and health care gyms.
Campus Location :
- B.Arch – 5 year Bachelor Degree Program
Theory – Math, History of Architecture &Culture 1 , Building Materials 1, Environmental Science
Theory Cum Studio – Art Studio, Architectural Drawing 1
Studio – Basic Design
Theory – Mechanics of Structures 1, History of Architecture and Culture 2, Bulding Materials 2
Theory Cum Studio – Building Construction 1, Theory of Architecture, Architectural Drawing 2
Studio – Architectural Design 1
Program is affiliated to Anna University of Technology, Chennai, and have been approved by the Council of Architecture, India.
How to Apply:
In Person: Application Form and Prospectus can be collected from the MIDAS Administrative Office on payment of cash or a Demand Draft for Rs. 1000/-.
By Post: Application Form and Prospectus can be obtained by post by sending a Demand Draft for 1050/-
By Online: Application Form and Prospectus can also be downloaded from the website (www.midas.ac.in) and submitted along with a Demand Draft for 1050/-
The Demand Draft should be in favour of “MARG Institute of Design and Architecture Swarnabhoomi” payable at Chennai.
Submission of Application:
The Application Form duly filled and signed (by the applicant and the parent) should be posted or couriered to
3rd Floor, No. 4/318,
Rajiv Gandhi Salai (OMR),
Chennai – 600041
Along with attested photocopies of documents mentioned in the checklist (Refer Page 4 of the Application Form).
Admission for B. Arch in Architecture is based on written test conducted by NATA followed by an interview by MIDAS.
Admission for B. Arch is open to all Indians (provided the applicant fulfills the minimum requirements for admission as per Council of Architecture and Anna University norms)
Students under SC/ST/OBC/PwD (Person with Disability) quota are eligible for Government Scholarship. Eligible Students are requested to submit their scholarship form for the academic year by February for processing scholarship to these students
The individual should apply for counseling through Anna University for university seat allocation.
- Students who have completed Plus Two with Maths as a component can apply for
- 3 year Government recognised Diploma with 50% aggregate with Math as a compulsory subject.
- International Baccalaureate Diploma, after 10 years of schooling, with not less than 50% marks in aggregate with Maths as a compulsory subject.
- Pass in National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) with a minimum of 80/200
Batch 2012 – Orientation :
History of Architecture workshop :
Fractal Workshop :
Brett and Theodore from AA School of Architecture had an exclusive session with MIDAS’s students:
Michael Corr from UK – Creative Director of PLACE , the Bulid Environment center for Northern Ireland , conducted an exclusive workshop for MIDAS students on Design Detailing :
Eminent Thinker and Artist Mr JINAN KB was at MIDAS from 1st to 2nd Feb to lecture students and staff at MIDAS on “Rethink” workshop. This booster workshop is the beginning of a series of events lined up by MIDAS for the year 2013.
Prof. Jaffer AA Khan – Conducts Design Crit for 3Sem B.Arch at MIDAS :
The 2013 has been Award Winning year for MIDAS. The students have participated in various forums and have been winning overall Championships. At ITYUTA Architecture Festival, they won the overall Championship for various competitions held on spot. At 56th NASA Panel meet, the students won the First Overall Award among nearly 70 colleges participating. At ZONASA they won an overall performance Award and an special award for Product design.
First Prize at NASA Pre-convention meet :
Life at MIDAS :
We at MIDAS understand that years spent in college campus are the most memorable years in a person’s life, hence we have taken special care to ensure that a student takes away only the pleasant memories from MIDAS.
Visit MIDAS Facebook Page :https://www.facebook.com/MIDAS.College
About Marg Swarnabhoomi :