Dr. M.G.R Educational and Research Institute University

Dr. M.G.R Educational and Research Institute University

We are happy to announce that the Dr. M.G.R Educational and Research Institute University has accepted to be a Partner University of PLDC 2017.

Dr. M.G.R Engineering College was founded in the year 1988. The college acquired Deemed university status in 2003 as Dr. M.G.R Educational and Research Institute University u/s. 3 of the UGC Act 1956, from the Union Ministry of Human Resources and Development, Govt. of India, New Delhi. The university aims to provide a better foothold for the students of the current generation.

Faculty of Architecture was started in the year 1993. The department as now been revamped anew in 2011and brought to cater to international standards. Our Institution excels in providing state of the art learning experience to educate, to encourage young architectural aspirants.

The Faculty of Architecture has B. Arch and M. Arch programmes with three disciplines. Construction Project Management, Interior Architecture and Landscape Architecture. We are proud to be one of the leading Institutes to explore and divulge the needs of the Built Environment, Urban Morphology and there by respond to the pressing needs of the Society.

The Centre for Sustainable Architecture, Faculty of Architecture at Dr. M.G.R Educational and Research Institute University focuses on reinvigorating the housing market through compulsory construction of solar panels.

Building upon such green initiatives and in order to act as a fillip to the construction industry, this project outlines a case for making it compulsory that the construction of new homes must include solar panels covering at least three quarters of available roof space. This paper addresses three primary issues within its hypothesis. First, such a development would empower the construction industry and help it through this recessionary period. Secondly, the knock-on effect of lowering the price of solar panels (due to supply and demand) would result in a further boost for the construction industry as existing householders sought to benefit from solar energy. Thirdly, the compulsory construction of housing with solar panels would enable the Indian construction to more than exceed its environmental targets by 2020. Focus areas are Alternate building materials, Cost effectiveness and Feasibility/ease of production. Thrust is also given to Conservation, Preservation and Restoration of Architectural heritage and Heritage management.

The Faculty of Architecture is continuously working on bringing out the best in the Faculty members and the students.

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