Director's Message VP RAJINI REDDY (Director – Swarnabhoomi Academic Institutions) It is indeed a pleasure to see a new set of budding architects as the next batch at MIDAS. MIDAS has successfully carved a niche in Indian architecture education and has endeavored to re-define architecture education with a global perspective through slew of workshops & projects already planned for the academic year. With infrastructure and real estate being a critical element of our economic development, there will be ample scope for architects from MIDAS to make a mark for themselves. I wish the new batch a great action-packed, fun-filled learning experience at MIDAS. Principal's Message Prof. Shashank Chakradeo Principal – MIDAS Architecture is a creative field that concerns with the articulation of functionally, visually and emotionally satisfying spaces for the humanity. Modern India of 21st century, is in immense need of qualified and capable Architects to achieve the goals of development in general and real estate, infrastructure, housing in particular. MIDAS is contributing in this cause of nation building by imparting quality education and training to the students thereby making them competent budding Architects of future. At MIDAS, students are equipped with latest knowledge and skills in the field of architecture through robust teaching program of Anna University and redefined teaching methodology. We strongly believe in professionally grooming the students by sound theoretical inputs complemented with hands on training sessions, workshops and interactive events of experts from the field. The smart campus of MIDAS is well equipped with modern infrastructure and sports facilities for overall development of students. I welcome all the creative minds to world of MIDAS which exists as a living and thriving ecosystem of buildings, environment and ingenious people. The vision of the institution is to become a centre of specialisation for design of smart cities providing a platform for prospective Architects/Designers to inculcate abilities for taking up the global challenges of designing next gen development. Profile Prof. Shashank Chakradeo, Principal of MIDAS is an immensely experienced person in the field of Architectural Education having an academic and professional experience of more than 30 years. Having graduated from the prestigious BKPS’ College of Architecture of Pune University in 1985 he joined IIT Kharagpur for taking up Master of Architecture course. He worked in well-known architectural firms in New Delhi and Pondicherry after completing post graduate studies in 1987. He began his teaching career from MIET, Gondia, Maharashtra as lecturer in Architecture and was heading the Department of Architecture there till mid of April 2018. Along with successfully handling the academic and administrative affairs of the college he was actively involved in University matters as Member of BOS Architecture and Member of Faculty of Engineering and Technology, RTM Nagpur University. He is also an external member of BOS of GITAM School of Architecture, Visakhapattanam. With number of variety of completed architectural projects to his credit, Prof. Shashank has practiced architecture simultaneously to keep himself abreast in the practical field too. Prof. Chakradeo is also involved in Council of Architecture matters in the various capacities. He was appointed as NATA centre in-charge, COA nominee on the panel of committee for faculty selection and the member of experts committee of COA in the past. He was also invited to conduct workshops, to deliver guest lectures and as member of thesis jury in many schools of architecture of the country. An ardent teacher at heart, he has joined MIDAS to further the noble cause of Architectural education with immense experience and expertise in the field.