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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.

Campus Facilities

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.

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MIDAS canteen

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MIDAS class room

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MIDAS Display hall

MARG Swarnabhoomi,MARG Institute of Design and Architecture Swarnabhoomi (MIDAS)

MIDAS hostel

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MIDAS hostel swimmingpool

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MARG Institute of Design and Architecture Swarnabhoomi (MIDAS) at MARG Swarnabhoomi

 

Campus Location :

http://www.midas.ac.in/campus-location.php

Courses

MIDAS offers

  • B.Arch – 5 year Bachelor Degree Program

    Semester 1
    Theory – Math, History of Architecture &Culture 1 , Building Materials 1, Environmental Science
    Theory Cum Studio – Art Studio, Architectural Drawing 1
    Studio – Basic Design
    Semester 2
    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.

Admission

Admission Procedure

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.

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM

Submission of Application:

The Application Form duly filled and signed (by the applicant and the parent) should be posted or couriered to

MIDAS, 
3rd Floor, No. 4/318,
Rajiv Gandhi Salai (OMR),
Kottivakkam,
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.

Eligibility

  • 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.

or

  • 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

NATA Test Requirements

Batch 2012 – Orientation :

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History of Architecture workshop :

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Fractal Workshop :

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Brett and Theodore from AA School of Architecture had an exclusive session with MIDAS’s students:

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Brett Steele, Director AA London

Theodore Spyropoulos,Brett Steele, Director AA London,MARG Institute of design & Architecture swarnabhoomi ,MIDAS,Architecture college in chennai,

Theodore Spyropoulos & Brett Steele

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 :

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Eminent Thinker JINAN KB lectures at MIDAS :

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 :

Time to have an “AWARD RACK” for 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.

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First Prize at NASA Pre-convention meet :

MIDAS - winning Overall First Prize at NASA Pre-convention meet at Chennai.

MIDAS – winning Overall First Prize at NASA Pre-convention meet at Chennai.

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.

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Visit :http://www.midas.ac.in/

Visit MIDAS Facebook Page :https://www.facebook.com/MIDAS.College

About Marg Swarnabhoomi :

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Now file land complaints via TN police site


images The State Crime Record Bureau (SCRB) will soon introduce a link on the state police website to invite complaints from people living outside the state and abroad regarding land grabbing.“We are planning to create a new email id for the virtual anti-land grabbing cell, which will help people settled outside the state, leaving behind their ancestral property,” additional director general of police (ADGP-Law and Order) S George said. Police sources said, many of the land grabbing victims are senior citizens, women, widows and those employed outside the state. “There is a separate unit functioning at the DGP’s office to look into online complaints. Several of them are on land grabbing. Now I am just forwarding those complaints to the respective districts and city police chiefs. The new facility will streamline the system,” he said. The police have registered 210 cases out of the 2,600 complaints they had received in the last 15 days and arrested 400 people. The state police have retrieved nearly . 700 crore worth property encroached or grabbed using muscle power, and handed over to the rightful owners, another officer said. Police sources claimed the total value of land grabbed could be huge. “A conservative estimate shows it could be worth Rs 10,000 crore,” an officer said. Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa had announced early this month the formation of anti-land grab cells in all districts. There are 31 anti-land grabbing special cells including seven special units under the seven commissionerates. Each team headed by an additional superintendent of police has a deputy superintendent of police, two inspectors, 4 sub-inspectors and eight other personnel as members.

Source.Magicbricks

SEARCH AND REASEARCH – APPROACCHES TO DESIGN RESEARCH IN ARCHITECT


The AA lecture event was on the invitation by Prof. Jaffer AA Khan Director Marg Institute of Design and Architecture, Swarnabhoomi (MIDAS). The public lecture was aimed at benefiting students, professionals and general public on the approaches and the processes involved in design through the work done at AASchool of Architecture, London.

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Theodore Spyropoulos & Brett Steele

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Theodore Spyropoulos,Brett Steele, Director AA London,MARG Institute of design & Architecture swarnabhoomi ,MIDAS,Architecture college in chennai,

Brett Steele, Director AA London

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Brett Steele and Jaffer Khan in conversation

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Theodore Spyropoulos,Brett Steele, Director AA London,MARG Institute of design & Architecture swarnabhoomi ,MIDAS,Architecture college in chennai,

Brett Steele, Director AA London

Theodore Spyropoulos,Brett Steele, Director AA London,MARG Institute of design & Architecture swarnabhoomi ,MIDAS,Architecture college in chennai,

Mrs.Rajini Reddy, Director SAI and MD Exemplarr Worldwide Pvt.Ltd, felicitated Brett Steele

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Brett Steele, Director AA London, lectured on search and research in architecture explaining “The process of approaching architecture in three parts” being stating the obvious, imagining the unexpected and remembering the inevitable. The lecture also gave a brief idea about AA London which is 166 years old. He said John Ruskin, 19th Century Philosopher had lectured there.

Theodore Spyropoulos, lectured about “Alternative design approaches in the information age” which showcased the exploration of design process though various mediums. Few being the interaction between human digital realms, parameterizing the information between various socio-cultural activities and etc. He was showing examples of the robotics in architecture and how the future of architecture will be a challenging one especially for India.
Brett Steele, was extremely impressed about MIDAS and felt that it was “wonderful school in the making” and moving towards being one of the best schools in the near future. AA school and MIDAS will partner in future programs within Chennai
Prof. Jaffer AA Khan, Director, welcomed the speakers and audience and stressed that, MIDAS has emerged as an important school and is most sought after in this region within three years of its inception. The programs at MIDAS are well researched and the effort by the faculty and students is commendable. Shri.GRK.Reddy, CMD Marg Group presided the lecture session and felicitated Theo Spyropoulos. Mrs.Rajini Reddy, Director SAI and MD Exemplarr Worldwide Pvt.Ltd, felicitated Brett Steele. , Ms.Rangapriya – AVP-SAI delivered the vote of thanks. The event was organized by MIDAS through its student body FEAT-Forum for Exchange of Architectural Thought and supported by SAI-Swarnabhoomi Academic Institutions.

Co-owners shares should be specified in sale deed


Property can be bought and owned jointly by more than one person. There are some legal and financial implications in such a case that need to be taken care of so as to avoid disputes.

One of the most common reasons for owning property jointly is financial. People pool in funds to buy a property.

A common example of this is purchase of property by husband and wife. By clubbing their incomes, they are also eligible for a higher loan amount. The couple having separate sources of income may pool in their resources to buy a home.

When two or more people buy a property but do not specifically mention the share that each has in the property, a ‘tenancy-in-common’ is created. All the coowners can use the entire property and every co-owner is deemed to be having an equal share in it. After the death of one of the co-owners, the interest in the house does not pass on to the other co-owners but to the legal heir or a person named in the Will of the deceased, who will then become a ‘tenant-in-common’ with the surviving co-owners.

In case the property is owned by two or more persons in equal shares, it is referred to as a joint tenancy. In case one of the joint tenants expires, his interest automatically passes on to the surviving joint tenant(s).

In case a property is jointly owned by two or more persons, the fact should be specifically mentioned in the sale deed. A property can be acquired by two or more persons jointly by pooling in their resources. Unless there is a contract to the contrary between the parties, co-owners will have a share in the property that is proportionate to the funds contributed by them to buy it.

The names of the co-owners, along with their respective shares of joint ownership or the ownership in the property should be clearly and specifically mentioned. As such, in case of any income from the property or any gains received on the transfer of such a property, the returns can be divided in the respective proportions of ownership.

Under the Transfer of Property Act, every joint or co-owner has a proprietary right of the entire property. Accordingly, a sale has to be with the consent of all coowners involved. Only in certain cases, the co-owners get exclusive rights to certain parts of the property, which one can transfer. In case of a house, consent has to be sought from all co-owners owning the house.

A co-owner is entitled to right of possession, use and to dispose off his share in the property if it is clearly stated in the deed. In case a co-owner is deprived of his property, he has a right to be put back in possession.

It is to be noted that mere co-ownership of property without reference to any specified extent would imply that the co-owners have equal interests in the property. For any specific, pre-agreed shares, the details have to specifically be mentioned in the property documents. The sale deed can specify the shares of the coowners – the proportion of ownership among the individuals.

In case one wishes to add a co-owner at a later stage he can execute a sale deed. He can sell a portion of the property to the other person and then get the sale deed registered as a co-owner of the property by paying the necessary charges. This will entail payment of stamp duty.

Alternatively, one can execute a gift deed. He will need to make a gift deed and get it executed on a stamp paper, and register it at the registrar’s office.

In case of co-ownership, transfer of property is easy as if one of the partners die. The surviving spouse then becomes the sole owner of the house.

Tax benefits

Both the owners can claim tax benefits. Both can claim deductions of up to Rs 1.50 lakh against the interest paid on the home loan. They can also claim tax benefits of up to Rs 1 lakh against the principal amount repaid under Section 80C.

If the property is sold, the co-owners will have to pay tax on the capital gains earned by them. Section 54F of the Income Tax Act provides that if a taxpayer invests the sale proceeds received from the sale of any capital asset in buying a residential property, the long-term capital gains on sale of the property will be exempt. In order to claim this exemption, the house should be purchased by the taxpayer. However, it does not stipulate that the house should be purchased in the name of the taxpayer only. Including the spouse’s name as co-owner will not impact the exemption granted by the Act.

Source: Times Property, The Times of India, Bangalore

Brett Steele At MIDAS


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Offer For State of the Art Auditorium – Chennai India


GREETINGS FROM EXEMPLARR WORLDWIDE LIMITED..!!

We would like to introduce our Auditorium which is on promotional offer where you can conduct:

Training
Induction Programs
Corporate Events
Lectures
Presentations
Launch Of Marketing Events
Meeting Of Alumni and more….

Exemplarr Auditorium is a modern facility with state-of-the-art equipment located on Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR) next to prince Info City park (Just 10 Mins Away from Tidel Park)Chennai. The venue seats more than 110+ people and provides excellent sightlines to the stage from all seating areas. The acoustic quality of the space is excellent for corporate events, lectures or presentations. The center is fully air-conditioned and is complimented by free Wi-Fi access and ample parking space. Our event specialists are here to assist you every part of the way to make your event flawless.

Auditorium can be controlled with podium IP Software.
3 wall mounted projector screens which provide clear view of the proceedings.
Audio devices are wall mounted to give uniform auditory experience.
Collar mikes and cordless mikes are available.
All seats have LAN connectivity for instant internet access.
Centralised a/c system management.
Free parking in our premises.

We would love to host you on your upcoming events and do call on us to know about the exciting rates on offer.
We would be happy to take you on a tour of our auditorium, if you can schedule a visit. We look forward to hear from your end.

Do write to us for more details:
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MNV School Childrens Day Celebrations 2013


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Invest along the OMR for rental returns


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A 2BHK apartment along the Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR) that was available for Rs 12,000-15,000 per month a year ago, now commands a monthly rent of Rs 15,000-18,000! This clearly indicates an annual appreciation of 20-25 per cent. Thus, investing in a residential property along the OMR in Chennai seems to be a good proposition.

OMR recorded the highest gross rental yield at 4.18 per cent during the Apr-Jun 2013 quarter. The rental values in the locality have been rising constantly with an increase of 8-9 per cent registered in the Apr-Jun 2013 quarter. This coupled with stable capital values of apartments in the locality has pushed the gross rental yield along the OMR. In fact the locality has been registering the highest rental yield in the city, ever since Apr-Jun 2012 clocking close to 4.5 per cent yield quarter-on-quarter.

“OMR is faced with a situation of over-supply today. This has resulted in capital values stagnating as buyers have a wide range of options to choose from. Even though the over-supply has had an impact on the rental values, but compared to outright sales the rental market in the location is still up beat,.

So, what has led to a situation of over-supply in the market? Most of the residential demand is pouring from IT professionals working in the numerous MNCs along the OMR. “Since many of these young professionals are not locals, they prefer rental accommodation than buying their own homes. Thus, the demand along the OMR stretch is more aligned for rental housing,”.

Thus, in case you are looking for a second home as a future asset, buying a house on the OMR might prove profitable what with the high rental returns it promises. Hardcore investors may also target OMR for healthy returns.

Source:Magic brick

MIDAS Workshop


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.

About MIDAS : Architecture college in chennai

Time to have an “AWARD RACK” for MIDAS


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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.

About MIDAS :http://www.midas.ac.in/