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


MIDAS - Marg Swarnabhoomi

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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.


MARG emerging education cluster with student-oriented schemes

The Chennai-based MARG Ltd., one of India’s leading Infrastructure companies, has announced that its flagship project, MARG Swarnabhoomi, christened the city of education, research and innovation, is fast emerging a major education cluster.
Swarnabhoomi Academic Institutions (SAI), a MARG education initiative, is aimed to address the global needs towards creating an equitable society by enabling young individuals to bridge the socio-economic divide. Affordable quality education, skills development & employability enhancement, training in identified industries, promoting the valued heritage & culture and vocational skills development are its key focus areas.
SAI has embarked upon education ventures like Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music (SAM), MARG Navajyothi Vidyalaya, MARG Institute of Design and Architecture, Swarnabhoomi (MIDAS), and Virginia Tech – India Campus and Finishing School (EXCEL) in the cultural corridor consisting of Mahabalipuram, Auroville and Kancheepuram, renowned for its architectural inspiration. Besides, a Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Studies that will take a uniquely integrated look at parameters like water, waste management ,energy and green building initiative, is also on the anvil.
Mr. GRK Reddy, Chairman & Managing Director, MARG Group, said: “Our education initiatives are strategically located in the quite, green, pollution-free and pristine eco-system of MARG Swarnabhoomi. Also, the fact that students will be exposed to on-site training at the MARG facilities and project sites, extensive interaction with our international partners & faculty and that meritorious students will be absorbed within the MARG Group is a key differentiating factor. We are building 60 million sq. ft. of development, two airports at Bijapur and Bellary and two ports at Karaikal and Mugaiyur. This will be an excellent learning ground for our students”.
MARG has entered into strategic tie-ups with international majors like PYCSA S.L of Spain, LAGAN Construction of Ireland, and the Los Angeles-headquartered and Fortune 500-listed AECOM and International Infrastructure Consultants (IIC). These international partners will interact on and off site with students and share best practices.
Also, the Provision of Urban Amenities in Rural Areas (PURA) projects being undertaken by MARG in a phased manner will offer huge scope for students towards community development initiatives too. The pilot projects covering 11 village panchayats in Kancheepuram district of Tamil Nadu and eight village panchayats in the Karaikal region of Puducherry, benefitting over 80,000 people in total will help develop rural infrastructure like water supply system, sanitation facilities, village streets, and drainage and watershed projects, apart from placement-linked skill development activities.
Mr. Ganesh Ram, Chief Executive Officer, MARG Swarnabhoomi, says: “Senior Managers at MARG have taken a pledge to dedicate 30,000 man-hours to the group’s education activities annually. This strong reserve of visiting faculty alongwith a research-based learning environment of MARG Swarnabhoomi, is meant to enhance the learning curve and make the students career ready”.
MIDAS aims to provide excellence in architecture and design, focusing on nurturing, inspiring, and equipping the students with the best of knowledge, tools and training. MIDAS will cater to the needs of students from all over India and abroad.
The courses offered in MIDAS are five-year Bachelor Degree Program in Architecture Studies and five-year Bachelor Degree Program in Interior Design Studies. In addition to standard courses in architecture and design, specialised continuing professional development (CPD) short-term courses for working professional architects are also on the anvil.
SAM is India’s first professional music college for contemporary jazz, rock and world music and is on a par with major music colleges around the world .Operational for the past two years, SAM is planning to expand into various fine arts disciplines and become a deemed university dedicated to the field of music and fine arts to cater to over 1,000 students.
MARG Navajyothi Vidyalaya, based on CBSE syllabus, will provide opportunity to the first generation school goers for quality education at an affordable cost. Started in June with about 200 children from 1st to 7th standard, the school will be expanded to offer the entire KG to 12th standard curriculum in the near future.
EXCEL is a finishing school which offers industry-specific course curriculum and provides placement assistance. It aims at generating rural employment opportunities while offering composite and holistic career matrix to aspiring young talents.
The other knowledge initiatives of MARG include Virginia Tech (India Campus) and Marine and Logistics Institute. The campus is designed on the same lines of Virginia Tech of the US with the objective of delivering programs in India for 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 create opportunities.

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