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Dr. Arif Merchant
Principal, PiCA

Pillai College of Architecture is an arm of Mahatma Education Society that has been set about for bringing social and economic change through the proactive personal development of every child that comes into its fold. Under the visionaries - Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai (Founder, Chairman, and CEO) and Dr. Daphne Pillai (Secretary) - the trust has grown from a single school into a multi-institution, multi-location group delivering quality education at all levels.

Pillai College of Architecture (popularly referred to as PiCA) was established in 1992 to become the first private institution offering architectural education. PiCA offers a full time, 5 year program in Bachelor of Architecture and a 2 year program in Master of Architecture (Urban Design). PiCA is affiliated to University of Mumbai and is recognized by the Council of Architecture and Government of Maharashtra.

The B.Arch. programme has now completed 20 years till date. Our alumni are well placed globally, both in academic and professional sectors. The academic standards are among the best, and continuously striving to attain higher standards. Our academic programmes are constantly developing to reflect the changing environment, offering students and faculty exciting and diverse opportunities to attain their study and career aspirations. We promote collaborative partnerships with professional bodies and government institutions through studio projects, competitions, seminars and consultancy works.

Our strength lies in our freedom to experiment. PiCA offers plenty of opportunities for students to "explore, experience, educate" and become the very best person they can. Our students participate in design competitions, international programmes, academic tours and co-curricular activities, realize their leadership qualities, push academic limits, learn to deal with adverse situations and grow up as socially responsible professionals. We strongly believe that education teaches us not only to think but the principles by which we live. We emphasize imparting value based education. Anubhuti, a Community Service student wing of PiCA, is actively involved in providing sustainable solutions towards betterment of the community.

I welcome you to the MES family and with your support we can aim for a brighter future and a better tomorrow.

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