MIDAS is a different school in the sense that we make students “think” rather than just blindly design.


MIDAS - Marg Swarnabhoomi

MIDAS Offers:

Program is affiliated to Anna University of Technology, Chennai, and have been approved by the Council of Architecture, India.

MIDAS – Batch 2012 Orientation Day:

MIDAS - Batch 2012 Orientation Day

MIDAS - Batch 2012 Orientation Day



Prof. Jaffer AA Khan – Conducts Design Crit for 3Sem B.Arch at MIDAS

Prof. Jaffer AA Khan - Conducts Design Crit for 3Sem B.Arch at MIDAS






MARG has a number of knowledge centric institutes, focussing on education research and innovationSwarnabhoomi Academic Institutions (SAI) a part of MARG initiative is aimed to address the global needs towards creating a equitable society by enabling young individuals to bridge the socio economic divide. In addition to MARG Institute of Design & Architecture Swarnabhoomi (MIDAS), SAI manages the following:

  • Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music (SAM) – A unique institution for contemporary music education.
    For more details    http://www.sam.org.in
  • MARG Navajyothi Vidyalaya – A school focused on holistic education.
    For more details   www.marggroup.com/mnv.php
  • MARG Swarnabhoomi Institute of Creative Technology.For more details  http://msict.ac.in/

The other knowledge initiatives of MARG includes Virginia Tech (India Campus), Centre of Excellence for Sustainablity Studies, Marine and Logistics Institute.



~Attracts the best talent from across the country~

  • New semester program begins from August 22, 2012
  • Parents, Students, Faculties and leading dignitaries from the industry participated in the program for the new batch
  • Set of 80 students enrolled themselves into MIDAS through Anna University Counseling process

MARG Institute of Design and Architecture, Swarnabhoomi (MIDAS), an educational initiative to address the global need for high quality architects by MARG, one of the fastest growing infrastructure companies in the country, organized a orientation programme to welcome the second set of new batch students who enrolled themselves into MIDAS through the counseling process in Anna University.

The dignitaries attending the initiation program were Sandeep Mehta, President – CREDAI and MD, Jain Housing and Constructions Ltd., Dr. Bala Balachandran, distinguished Professor of Accounting and Information Management at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University & founder and dean, Great Lakes Institute of Management, Dr. Ashrafi S Bhagat , Art Historian , Suhasini Ayer, Principal Architect, Auroville Design Consultants ,GRK Reddy, Chairman and Managing Director, MARG Group , Rajini Reddy, MD, Exemplarr Worldwide Ltd, and AP Ganesshram, CEO – MARG Swarnabhoomi and Education Services.

While Mr. Sandeep Mehta, President – CREDAI, expressed views on the “Future in Architecture” , Dr. Ashrafi.S.Bhagat, Art Historian enlightened the audience on “South Indian Architecture” and Suhasini Ayer, Principal Architect, Auroville Design Consultants on “Sustainable Architecture / Building Technology”, continuing the session Prof. Jaffer AA Khan, Director, MIDAS, welcomed the 2012 batch and introduced them with the teaching pedagogy of MIDAS.

Speaking on the occasion GRK Reddy, CMD, MARG Group, said, “It is indeed a pleasure to see a new set of budding architects as the next batch at MIDAS. While the good work done by the students of the first year has been noteworthy and they have carves a niche for themselves, it is up to the new batch to keep up the standards of their seniors. With infrastructure and real estate being a critical element of our economic development, the demand for good architects will only increase. MIDAS has come into existence for providing quality education and exposure so that students have a great chance to fill the need supply gap and become professionals to reckon with in the architecture industry.

MIDAS organized this programme for the new batch of students to acclimatize them to the course curriculum as also to introduce the 2012 batch to the faculty. The new set of students will pursue 5 years Bachelor Degree Program in Architecture Studies (B.Arch – Architecture Studies). The program is offered in both day scholar and residential modes. All the approved seats are filled and students from all over the country have joined the second batch of MIDAS.

Reacting to a full batch of budding architects, an enthused Prof. Jaffer AA Khan, Director, MIDAS, said “I am extremely happy today to welcome the new set of students to our institution. Since its inception, the one year old MIDAS has already become a familiar name in the architecture industry. Though we have a long way to go, the recognition we have got in the first year is on par with any other leading architecture institutions in the Country. With leading international and national experts visiting our institution to share their practical knowledge with the students and our excellent industry oriented curriculum will ensure that the thirst of architectural knowledge by every individual student will be fulfilled with utmost care. With just a year of campus exposure at MIDAS, a best in class architecture exhibition in the city by 2011 batch students is a recent highlight that I am particularly proud of. I’m sure the new batch will work hand in hand with the faculty and their seniors to become seasoned professionals and architects. I wish them the very best.

MIDAS, a part of 1000 acre eco-system at MARG Swarnabhoomi 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 a swimming pool, basket ball courts, multi-purpose sports ground, convenio store, 24 hours clinic and health care gymnasiums.

The curriculum at MIDAS is of International Standards and the Professors are from across the globe. This will enable every student to gain extensive knowledge with regard to international architectural standards and movements, right here in India.

AP Ganesshram, CEO – MARG Swarnabhoomi and Education Services, addressing the students in the orientation program, said “MIDAS is perhaps the only institution in the country which provides direct and on the field training to its students. With lot of real estate and infrastructure projects undertaken by the MARG Group itself, the students are given an opportunity to work with the professionals on the field to gain the practical experience and I am sure this “live lab learning” experience at MIDAS will give them cutting edge competency with rich dividends when they get a chance to showcase their prowess in the field of architecture.

As a leading infrastructure developer, MARG recognizes the demand supply gap which exists between the exponential growth of infrastructure and the lack of good schools of architecture. The program is structured to facilitate students foray into specialized areas such as Retail Design, Lighting Design, Exhibition Design, Event and Set Design and Ergonomics. Designed to bring in the prevailing trends across the world, MIDAS is one of the few Schools in India to offer alternative career options to architecture students through integrated study.

MIDAS is part of MARG Swarnabhoomi, a 1000 acre campus for education, research, innovation and industry. MARG Swarnabhoomi is being built on the concept of replicable model for a new city, students of MIDAS will have live experience on the finer aspects of architecture and have a 360 degrees learning of complete urban planning which includes, roads, drainage system, sewage, residential buildings, factory spaces, commercial complexes and landscaping etc. MARG Swarnabhoomi is designed to bring in innovation through close networking between industry and academia. Through this synergy, students will have up to-date information on industry happenings, latest trends, networking with professionals etc.

The first year batch students at MIDAS recently organized a hugely successful 6 day exhibition at Lalit Kala Akademi in Chennai ( July 2012) to showcase their year end work. World renowned architect Mr. Sanjay Mohe critically appraised the student works during his visit to the exhibition and applauded the student’s works.


Educational Institutes In Marg Swarnabhoomi Sez


With its foray into the educational arena, MARG is set to address and overcome the gap in quality talent to meet the ever increasing global needs. MARG intends to fulfill its goal by creating an equitable society by empowering young individuals with the necessary skill sets to bridge the prevalent socio-economic divide.

Swarnabhoomi Academic Institutions (SAI):

MARG’s education initiatives are aimed at MARG SWARNABHOOMI emerging as an education cluster for a New Economy. These initiatives under a trust titled ‘Swarnabhoomi Academy of Institutions (SAI)’ will provide a platform for world class education with International faculty. At SAI, we believe that education plays a pivotal role in shaping young minds and creating a knowledge based society that propels a nation’s fortunes while bringing about profound harmony.

The MARG Group offers unique set of advantages to ‘Swarnabhoomi Academic Institutions (SAI)’:

  • Extensive training opportunities at onsite projects of MARG consisting of a development of more than 60 million sq.ft. , 2 upcoming airports at Bijapur & Bellary and an upcoming port at Mugaiyur
  • On the job training at MARG’s facilities amongst the brightest minds in the industry
  • Help impart best practices through student exposure to international strategic partners of MARG
  • Scope to absorb meritorious students into the MARG Group which already boasts os a seasoned human capital of more than 1000
  • Breakthrough initiatives by MARG, like PURA (Provision of Urban Amenities in Rural Areas), will provide students with rich exposure to fast growing social issues like ‘community development’
  • Senior Managers from the MARG Group will share their domain expertise with the students. 30,000 man hours of visiting faculty time, across functional domains , has already been pledged by top professionals at MARG

The institutions under the SAI banner boast of enviable campuses & infrastructure, great learning environment & experienced faculties backed by professional governing bodies.

The following institutes are under the purview of SAI:

  • Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music (SAM)
  • MARG Institute of Design & Architecture Swarnabhoomi (MIDAS)
  • MARG Navajyothi Vidyalaya
  • Virginia Tech (India Campus)

Also, a ‘Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Studies’ is on the anvil.

SAM – Professional college for contemporary music

Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music (SAM) is India’s first professional college for contemporary jazz, rock and world music which is on a par with major music colleges around the world.
Located at the lush, nature rich and inspirational environment of MARG Swarnabhoomi, on the scenic ECR (after Kalpakkam), SAM has a 4 acre campus with a 29,000 sq.ft. facility with top of the line facilities and infrastructure on par with the best music schools in the world.

State-of-the-art Designed Learning Facilities: Top end gear, lecture halls, Ensemble rooms, Music labs, practice rooms, recital halls, library, media centre, private lessons, Performance labs, Ensembles, Ear training, Master class lectures and Open air performance centre.

All this combined with modern residential and recreation facilities integrating traditional Indian Gurukul learning system with the best of western education.

Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music has internationally renowned guitarist/composer PRASANNA as its President, along with other prominent faculty from around the globe.

SAM Faculty for fall 2011:
Piano & Keyboard Faculty : CARMEN STAAF & VICTOR GOULD
Indian Percussion Faculty : Dr. S. KARTHICK

For more details, visit www.sam.org.in

MARG Institute of Design & Architecture Swarnabhoomi (MIDAS) – addressing global need for high quality architects

MIDAS aims to provide excellence in architecture & design and focuses on nurturing, inspiring and equipping the students with the best of knowledge tools and training. The courses that are offered in MIDAS are 5 years Bachelor Degree Program in Architecture Studies (B. Arch – Architecture Studies) and 5 years Bachelor Degree Program in Interior Design Studies (B. Arch – Interior Design Studies). Both the programs are aimed at being residential. In addition to standard courses in architecture and design, specialised Continuous Professional Development (CPD) short term courses for working professional architects are also in the Anvil.

MIDAS is affiliated to Anna University of Technology, Chennai and approved by Council of Architecture, India. The counselling code for the Institution is 1130.

The graduates who complete the courses in MIDAS will have a compelling career as specialists with Interior Design and Architecture firms. . The program is structured to facilitate students foray into specialised areas such as Retail Design, Lighting Design, Exhibition Design, Event and Set Design and Ergonomics. Designed to bring in the prevailing trends across the world, MIDAS is one of the few Schools in India to offer alternative career options to architecture students through integrated study.

The curriculum and teaching methodology integrate international standards of delivery and assimilation. Best in class professors from across the world are an integral part of the faculty, enabling students to gain extensive knowledge on international architectural standards and global exposure.

MARG institute of Design and Architecture Swarnabhoomi (MIDAS) is administrated by a management team which comprises of eminent academicians and industry veterans. The management team is responsible for planning and monitoring of all academic and administrative activities of the institute. The Advisory Board of MIDAS includes an eminent board of erudite advisors from both India and abroad.

The school is headed by Prof. Jaffer AA Khan RIBA, FRSA, RAIA who brings in 25 years of practice, teaching and research experience to MIDAS.

Students of MIDAS have an opportunity to live and learn in the inspiring environment of MARG Swarnabhoomi – a 22.9 Million sq.ft. Smart eco – system located at an inspiring campus environment with an area spread over 7 acres. Facilities provided to the students are Internship in India and abroad, Futuristic studio, 24/7 computer access, 1000 acre campus environment, World class Library, High end residential accommodation facilities, swimming pool and play ground, etc.

For more details, visit www.midas.ac.in

MARG Navajyothi Vidyalaya – A school focused on holistic education

Based on the CBSE pattern, this school currently offers affordable education to first generation students around the neighbourhood of MARG Swarnabhoomi.Driven by the vision to play a key role in ushering regional growth around places where it has a presence, the MARG Group plans to open at least 10 schools under the flagship of “MARG Navajyothi” around various parts of India to provide quality education to over 5000 deserving students.

MARG Navajyothi Vidyalaya has the requisite infrastructure to take care of both the academic and extra-curricular activities. The school has a G+2 building with an area of 20,000 square feet. All the classrooms are well ventilated. Children are provided with a theme based learning environment. The school is well equipped with all educational aids to foster overall development of the child. Computer lab and a ‘Smart Class’ facility enable the children to be in touch with the latest. The school has ample lush green spaces, a garden and playground with sports facilities.The school is headed by an educationist with more than 30 years of experience in school education. A team of trained teachers experienced in handling CBSE syllabus are taking care of the overall development needs of the children.

Virginia Tech (India Campus) – Collaborative research, education and outreach

US based Virginia Tech is establishing a University campus at MARG Swarnabhoomi. The University campus is designed on the similar lines as Virginia Tech, USA with the objective to deliver programs in India to foster graduate education as well as scientific and technological engagement through a model of collaborative research, education and outreach that will address current and future global issues and opportunities. Virginia Tech proposes to award Master’s and Doctoral degrees. Due diligence towards preparation for a formal launch is underway.

MARG Swarnabhoomi – the fast emerging education cluster for a new economy:

Education initiatives of SAI are based at the Land of New Thinking, MARG Swarnabhoomi- a city of sustainable innovation built on close networking of academia-research-industry nestled in the nurturing and energizing environment of education, research, innovation and industry. It is a serene place where life pulsates, ideas are conceived and imagination takes flight – a complete learning and living experience. 

For More Details :

Company Website : www.margswarnabhoomi.com