First Prize at NASA Pre-convention meet


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

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About MIDAS : MIDAS:Marg Institute Of Design And Architecture : Marg Swarnabhoomi

midas logo,Marg SwarnabhoomiCourses : MIDAS offers two Undergraduate Courses B.Arch – 5 year Integrated 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

    Both programs are affiliated to the Anna University of Tamilnadu and have been approved by the Council of Architecture, India.

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MARG Institute of Design & Architecture Swarnabhoomi (MIDAS) breaks into TN’s Top 10 architecture colleges


MIDAS – a niche institution for architecture education is addressing global need for high quality architects. As per the recent rankings, MIDAS ranks amongst the Top 10 Architecture Institutes in Tamil Nadu. In a short span of time, this is an achievement for MIDAS and stands testimony to the quality of architecture education being imparted at MIDAS with a concerted industry focus

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MARG Institute of Design & Architecture Swarnabhoomi (MIDAS) – a niche institution for architecture education is addressing global need for high quality architects. MIDAS is affiliated to Anna University of Technology, Chennai and approved by the Council of Architecture, New Delhi. As per the recent rankings, MIDAS ranks amongst the Top 10 Architecture Institutes in Tamil Nadu. In a short span of time, this is an achievement for MIDAS and stands testimony to the quality of architecture education being imparted at MIDAS with a concerted industry focus. Regular workshops, seminars and guest lectures by industry experts play a major role in keeping the students abreast with industry norms and developments. Curriculum at MIDAS is designed to factor the prevailing trends across the world.

A big plus for MIDAS is that it is strategically situated in the 22.8 million sq. ft. live lab eco-system of MARG Swarnabhoomi – the first of its kind SMART integrated industrial and Services Township with a fast emerging 200 acre education cluster, the EduCity. The best of the multi-domain stude
nts, faculty and infrastructure are rubbing shoulders at EduCity to provide a unique learning experience & facilitating a seamless integration of multi-disciplinary research, education and critical thinking in an enabling smart, sustainable environment.

Launched in 2011, MIDAS has successfully completed its second year of operation with 135 students. In 2012 MIDAS admitted 80 students (100%) and was also the top choice in single window counseling. Recently, MIDAS has recently received a Letter of Intent (LoI) from Council of Architecture, New Delhi, for adding another 40 seats to the B. Arch program, from the academic year 2013-14. The annual intake of B. Arch program post the increase will become 120.

GRK Reddy, Chairman & Managing Director, MARG Group who envisioned this world class architecture institute says, “To deliver true potential of real estate space and planned infrastructure, India needs 396,000 architects and 119,000 planners over the next decade. MIDAS as part of the first such future built environment, MARG Swarnabhoomi, is playing a pivotal role in developing best in class Architects and Interior Designers in the country. The philosophical foundation of MIDAS is its commitment to complex symbiotic relationships of education, research, theory, practice and a broad spectrum of creative endeavours relevant to significant architectural development.”

The research eco-system of MARG Swarnabhoomi, which is being developed to provide cutting edge technology to the sustainable environment, is a strong catalyst towards honing the talent pool at MIDAS and this is supplemented by a host of amenities that MIDAS students’ enjoy viz. a well-equipped library, a futuristic studio, large spacious classrooms, audio & video learning support, a Wi-Fi enabled campus, residential accommodation with centralized kitchen, swimming pool and play ground.Spread on land area of 2.5 acres, MIDAS also a Telugu Minority Institute, is one of the few schools in India to offer alternative career options to architecture students through an integrated curriculum and teaching methodology marked by international standards of delivery and assimilation.

Conceptualized with a vision to create milestone in field of Architecture studies in India, MIDAS is headed by Mr. Jaffer AA Khan, RIBA RAIA, and FRSA, an architect and academician of international repute, since last 25 years. A team of national and international faculty supports him to provide best education in field of architecture. MIDAS Pedagogy includes extensive projects and expert lectures from eminent Architects from India and abroad for real time industry exposure.

Speaking on the strong brand equity that MIDAS has been able to create in a short period, Prof. Jaffer Khan, Director, MIDAS said, “MIDAS in a short time has emerged as one of the key players in architectural education in South India. The efforts by the faculty and students have enabled us to critically think, reflect & research on contemporary issues in a built environment. Our unique design projects have made the institute a trendsetter in architecture education. MIDAS has endeavored to bring experts and the extraordinary performers in the field of architecture so that the emerging minds get a deeper understanding of architecture in creative, artistic and social contexts.”

MIDAS has truly emerged as the nurturing ground for architecture based thought leadership. It is today synonymous with practical, industry-focused education and is attracting students from across the country. MIDAS has gained acclaim for extensive industry led academia. A series of academic excursion to architectural landmarks, participation in various architectural events & competition give ample opportunity for experiential learning at MIDAS.

Admission for B. Arch is now open at MIDAS (counseling code 1130) and interested students can call 044 24541115 and 08754412325 or write at midasadmissions@marggroup.com.To know more visit http://www.midas.ac.in/

Notes to Editor

About MARG Swarnabhoomi

Located on the scenic growth corridor of East Coast Road (ECR), mid-way between Chennai and Puducherry and promoted by the infrastructure major MARG Group, MARG Swarnabhoomi is the first of its kind 1000 acre integrated industrial and services township, unique in its co-existence of education, research, innovation, industry and fine living. Designed by world’s leading architects, HOK (USA), MARG Swarnabhoomi is Indian Green Building Council’s (IGBC) pilot project for “Platinum Rated City”.MARG Swarnabhoomi has 612 acres for multi-services & engineering sectors and will have 30 million+ sq. ft. of built up space in near future with more than 50,000 population in the form of working professionals, domestic & international students and senior citizens. The township uniquely combines the co-existence of economic and social pillars of life i.e. education, research, innovation, industry & fine living. Proximity to the auto & electronic industrial belts at Oragadam and Sriperumbudur along with the IT and knowledge hub of Chennai & connectivity with road, rail & air are critical parameters in strengthening the socio-economic fabric of MARG Swarnabhoomi and its emergence as a education & research cluster for a new economy.

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NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INDO-SARACENIC HERITAGE OF CHENNAI


Capture16 th and 17 th February, 2013 (Saturday)
Exemplarr Auditorium, OMR, Chennai

Marg Institute of Design and Architecture Swarnabhoomi
Velur Village,Cheyyur Post 603 302 Kanchipuram Dist Tamil Nadu
Tel: 044-27538009 Fax: 044-27538024 E.Mail: balaji.v@midas.ac.in/admin@midas.ac.in

Preamble

Architecture as an emblem of power was for centuries endorsed through patronage. Numerous
outsiders who invaded India created an architectural style reflective of their respective culture.

The European colonizers created an architecture that symbolized their mission of conquest, dedicated to
the state or religion.
The victory of British in the last Carnatic war in 1751 AD paved the foundation for the empire in 1858.
The centuries they reigned over India, produced a range of colonial architecture and “Indo-Saracenic”
style is one among them. This style of architecture was so unique that the British were successful in
exporting it to their other colonised nations.
This “Indo-Saracenic” heritage began to represent a synthesis of a diverse architectural knowledge
derived from Hindu, Muslim and Gothic styles with cusped arches, domes, spires, tracery, minarets
and stained glass, in a creative manner. Later the Indo-Saracenic Revival (also known as IndoGothic) was an architectural style developed by the British architects during the late 19 th century .

Objective:
The fact remains that this interesting movement of architecture in history is one of the less
explored in the field of academia. The ‘National conference on Indo-Saracenic Heritage of
Chennai’ to be hosted by MIDAS intends to create a platform for exploration, debate,
discussion, publication, exhibition and research of this less explored area by facilitating
healthy interaction between the experts, academicians, practicing architects, historians,
students of architecture and enthusiasts.

Themes:
The conference welcomes all relevant contributions in form of technical Papers (Around 2000
words) from academia and practitioners to address the themes outlined below:
1. History and Evolution of Indo-Saracenic Heritage in Chennai (Formerly known as Madras)
2. Definition of the style known as ‘Indo-Saracenic Architecture’.
3. Relevance of Indo-Saracenic heritage in Contemporary India
4. Heritage Conservation strategy and the need for a cultural identity in today’s
exploding urban India.Conference Committees
Chief Patrons
Sri. GRK Reddy, Chairman and Managing Director, Marg group of companies
Mrs. Rajini Reddy, Founder and Managing Director at Exemplarr Worldwide Limited
Co-Patrons
Mr. Ganeshram, CEO, Swarnabhoomi Academic Institutions
Mr. MK Padmanabhan, Advisor, Swarnabhoomi Academic Institutions
Organizing Chairman
Prof. Jaffer AA Khan, Director, Marg Institute of Design and Architecture Swarnabhoomi
Organizing Secretaries
Balaji V, Assistant Professor, Marg Institute of Design and Architecture Swarnabhoomi
Niraj Pillai, Assistant Professor, Marg Institute of Design and Architecture Swarnabhoomi

Important dates
Conference date: 16 th February 2013
Tour of Indo-Saracenic heritage Sites: 17 th February 2013
Closing date for Registration: 31 st January 2013
Submission of abstract for peer review: 31 st December, 2012
Notification of acceptance: 10 th January, 2013
Submission of final paper : 30 th January, 2013
Registration Fee Rs.1000/-

Photographic Competition:
It is proposed to have a photographic competition relevant to the theme of the conference. The
conference will coincide with an exhibition of the entries
Itinerary
Inauguration
Conference Chair: Mr. GRK Reddy, Chairman & Managing Director at MARG Group of Companies.
Chief Guest: Prof. Kaliraj, Vice Chancellor, Anna UniversityExhibition Inauguration: Nawab Ghulam Muhammad ‘Abdu’l ‘Ali Khan Bahadur, Prince of Arcot
Keynote Speech : Dr. S. Muthiah, Eminent Historian, Chennai
Special Address : Dr. Deborah Thiagarajan, Chairman Dakshinchitra Chennai
Guests of Honour:
Mrs Rajini Reddy, , Founder and Managing Director at Exemplarr Worldwide Limited, Chennai
Prof. Nalini Thakur, Head of the Dept. of Architectural Conservation, SPA, New Delhi
Prof. Ranee Vedamuthu, Dean, SAP, Anna University, Chennai
Sriram V, Convenor, INTACH, Chennai chapter

PROGRAM
1. 16 TH FEBRUARY, 2013 – NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INDO-SARACENIC HERITAGE OF
CHENNAI
a. 09:30am to 10:30am – Inauguration
b. 10:30am to 10:45am – Break
c. 10:45am to 01:00pm – Session 1: “History, Evolution and Defining the style
Indo-Saracenic Architecture in Chennai (Formerly known as Madras)”
Prof. Ranee Vedamuthu Chair
– Keynote Speech by Prof. Ranee Vedamuthu, Dean, SAP,
Chennai
– Paper presentation 1 – Dr. Anuradha Naik, Historian
– Paper presentation 2 – Nandhini S, Asst.Prof.MIDAS
– Paper presentation 3 – Other Institutions
d. 01:00 pm to 02:00 pm – Lunch Break
e. 02:00 pm to 04:00 pm – Session 2: “Relevance of Indo-Saracenic Heritage in
Contemporary India and Conservation Strategy”
Prof. Nalini Thakur – Chair
– Keynote Speech by Prof. Nalini Thakur, Head of the Dept.,
Dept. of Architectural Conservation, SPA, Delhi- Paper presentation 1 – Suryanarayanamurthy,
Conservation Architect
– Paper presentation 2 – Balaji, Asst.Prof. MIDAS
– Paper presentation 3 – Dhushyanth, Asst.Prof.MIDAS
– Paper presentation 4 – Other Institutions
– Student presentation – 4th sem Students of MIDAS
f. 04:00 pm – Tea Break
g.04:30 pm to 05:30 pm – PANEL DISCUSSION ON CHEPAUK PALACE
Panel members:
Dr. G. Maheshwari, Superintending Archaeologist, ASI, Chennai circle
Prof. Nalini Thakur, Head of the Dept. of Architectural Conservation, SPA, New Delhi
Deborah Thiagarajan, Chairman and Founder of the Madras Craft Foundation (MCF)
Shanna Dietz Surendra, Cultural Affairs Officer US Consulate Chennai
Prof. Ranee Vedamuthu, Dean, SAP, Anna University, Chennai
Kalpana Ahmed, Conservation Architect,Chennai
Sriram V, Convenor, INTACH, Chennai chapter
Dr. A Srivathsan, Deputy Editor, The Hindu
Valedictory (5.30-6.30pm)
17 TH FEBRUARY, 2013 – HERITAGE WALK TO INDO-SARACENIC HERITAGE SITES IN CHENNAI

Contact
V.Balaji, Co-ordinator: +919488623138
E.Mail: balaji.v@midas.ac.in

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Lecture Mr.Barath Gowda on Geometry in Architecture – MIDAS


 

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MIDAS – Year End Student Work Exhibition


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“Be The Architect Of Your Future” – Sanjay Mohe


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