Our Faculty

Shubhada Chapekar

Principal & PROFESSOR
B Arch & M Arch (Env. Arch)

She graduated from Sir J.J.School of Architecture, Mumbai and has an Experience of more than 25 years in Profession and Academics. She has a keen interest in motivating and guiding the students as well as the faculty for their all-round development. She has been heading the institute since its inception in 2011.

S D Naik

Professor Design Chair
B Arch & M Arch (Env. Arch)

Prof S D Naik pursued B Arch from VNIT,Nagpur and March from IIT Kharagpur, After working as Practicing Architect, He Joined MES (Military Engineer Service), selected through UPSC exam and retired as Director, Architecture Department. After a long service of 33 years he is sharing his knowledge and experience as Design Chair at DYPSOA. He has been associated with DYPSOA since 2012

Veena Shenvi

Professor Design Chair
B Arch

Prof VeenaShenvi is a practicing architect with 39 years of experience. She is the proprietor of Unitech Consultants, an architectural firm based in Mumbai and Pune. She is into academics since year 2011 and presently Design Chair at D Y Patil School of Architecture, Lohegaon. Being compassionate yet disciplined are her inspiring qualities. She has been associated with DYPSOA since 2014

Aniruddha Jogalekar

Academic Coordinator & Professor
B Arch & M Arch (Computer Application)

Prof. Aniruddha Jogalekar has Graduated from Shivaji University,Kolhapur and pursued M.Arch Computer Application from University of Pune.He has around 25 years of active professional and teaching experience working in the fields of Private, commercial as well as government projects. He has been associated with DYPSOA since 2016

Aparna Mhetras

HOD (M Arch) & PROFESSOR
B Arch & M Arch (Env. Arch)

Prof Aparna Mhetras is an Environmental Architect with 19 years of experience. Having worked on national and international architectural projects during her professional career,she was the project architect for Ruby Hall clinic, Pune ,worked on h City,UAE to mention a few. She has been involved in teaching and research at D Y Patil School of Architecture since year 2012.Her core strength is her ability to connect with the students at every level and is someone who likes to lead by example. She has been associated with DYPSOA since 2012

Shweta Raut Bhonde

ACADEMIC COORDINATOR & ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
B Arch & M Arch

Prof. Shweta Raut Bhonde has graduated and Post graduated in Urban Planning from VNIT Nagpur She is a self-motivated and a disciplined person. She is always keen to up-skill herself by learning new things whenever she get a chance.She has seven years of teaching and professional experience. She has been associated with DYPSOA since 2014

Capt Sudhir Ukidve

Professor
G D Arch & M Arch

Capt Sudhir V Ukidve has Graduated from BKPS College of Architecture, Pune and Post Graduate from Nasik. He has served in Indian Army Engineers for 15 Years. After Retiring he has worked as Principal Incharge ar PVPSOA, Director at VCIC, Associate Professor at ASAD, Pune and IDEA, Goa. He has been associated with DYPSOA since 2013

Sunayanee Banerjee

Professor
B Arch & M Arch (Urban Design)

Prof. Sunayanee Banerjee has been teaching at Dr. D Y Patil School of Architecture, Pune, since the last five years. After graduating in Architecture from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, she has pursued Masters in Urban Design from School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi. She has worked in architectural offices in New Delhi, Kolkata and Pune since 1992. She has been associated with DYPSOA since 2014

R T Golgire

Professor
B Arch & M Arch (General)

Prof. Rajaram Tukaram Golgire is Practicing Architect and has graduated from Shivaji University and Post Graduation from Bharati Vidyapeeth. He has authored several books related to Real Estate and Architecture. A well Experienced Architect in Legal Matters and is in field for more than 26 Years. He has been associated with DYPSOA since 2013

Aprajita Kaushik

Associate Professor
B Arch & M Arch (Env. Arch)

Prof. Aprajita Kaushik has graduated from MMCA, Pune and M.Arch from DYPSOA,Pune. She has 19 year of Industry and teaching experience. She is an upfront, straightforward person. A team player and knowledge seeker. She believes that knowledge grows when shared, hence teaching has been the most rewarding profession." Currently, she is perusing PhD from SPA Bhopal. She has been associated with DYPSOA since 2012.

Yogesh Kawade

Associate Professor
B Arch & M Arch (Computer Application)

Prof.Yogesh Kawade Graduated from S.P.S.M.B.H'S college of Architecture Kolhapur and Post Graduated in Computer Application from Sinhgad college Pune. He has professional expertise in Architecture, Product design, Graphics design, furniture Design, Photography Sketching and in field of Animation and simulation. He has been associated with DYPSOA since 2016

Shashwati Sinhal

Associate Professor
B Arch & M Arch (Digital)

Prof.Shital Golhar has an experience of 17yrs in field of Architecture and academics. She has earned her master's degree in Digital Architecture from BNCA, Pune. Her interests include interiors, explorations in parametric architecture and research in the ancient architecture. She has attended National and International conferences. She has handled various residential and interior projects under Map Creations. She has SPPU approval." She has been associated with DYPSOA since 2016

Shital Golhar

Associate Professor
B Arch & M Arch (Digital)

Prof.Shital Golhar has an experience of 17yrs in field of Architecture and academics. She has earned her master's degree in Digital Architecture from BNCA, Pune. Her interests include interiors, explorations in parametric architecture and research in the ancient architecture. She has attended National and International conferences. She has handled various residential and interior projects under Map Creations. She has SPPU approval." She has been associated with DYPSOA since 2016

Nilesh Pore

Assistant Professor
B Arch & M Tech (Town & country planning)

Ar.Nilesh Pore graduated from B.K.P.S. College of Architecture and Post Graduate from COEP,Pune, specialized in Town & Country Planning.Practicing since 2005 and has completed many prestigious projects in Interior Designing in Pune. Former Associated with various colleges as visiting faculty and former principal of Minerva College of Architecture Pune. He has been associated with DYPSOA since 2016

Madhuri Patil

Ceo & Assistant Professor
B Arch & M Arch (Env. Arch)

Prof. Madhuri Patil, completed B. Arch. From North Maharashtra University,Jalgaon and M. Arch. In Environment from BhanubenNanawati College of Architecture, Pune has over 15 years' experience. She has worked on individual projects. Working as Assistant professor in Dr. D. Y. Patil School of Architecture, Lohagaon, Pune. She has been associated with DYPSOA since 2013

Prathama Jhaveri

Assistant Professor
B Arch & M Arch (Env. Arch)

Prof. Prathama Jhaveri is an Environmental Architect with M.Arch. in Environmental Architecture from Dr BhanubenNanavati College Of Architecture For Women, SPPU and B.Arch from Appasaheb Birnale college of architecture ,Shivaji University. She has 15 years of professional and Educational experience She has worked on various projects in Mumbai. She has been associated with DYPSOA since 2015

Seema Paulzagade

Assistant Professor
B Arch & M Tech (Town & country planning)

Prof.Seema Pauzagade has graduated (B. Arch.) from VNIT Nagpur and Postgraduated from COEP (Government College of Engineering Pune).After graduation she has worked on various architectural as well as interior design projects in Hyderabad, Pune and Nagpur. She is Associated D Y Patil School of Architecture, Lohegaon since 2013.

Sanjita Maindargikar

Assistant Professor
B Arch & M Arch (Env. Arch)

Prof. Sanjita Maindargikar has graduated from Solapur and post graduated from DYPSOA, Lohegaon, Pune. She has keen interest in Application of Bamboo Technology. She has been associated with DYPSOA since 2013

Ashish Sakat

Assistant Professor
B Arch & M Arch (Env. Arch)

Prof. Ashish Sakat has done graduation from JJ School of Architecture, Mumbai and Post graduation from DYPSOA,Lohegaon,Pune in Environmental Architecture.He has an all round experience and has worked on national & international projects. He incorporates practical approach in the studios to make students future ready. He has been associated with DYPSOA since 2014

Amit Shirke

Assistant Professor
B Arch

Prof.Amit Shirke has been practicing ethics of architecture with an aim to help people realize their dreams. He has worked as lead architect for several architectural projects and has been consultant to many turn key projects. He has been working as an assistant professor with Honorable Ajeenkya D Y Patil University since 2014. He believes in teaching his experience to the new generation and design a better generation. He has been associated with DYPSOA since 2014

Ruturaj Kulkarni

Assistant Professor
B Arch & M Arch (Sustainable)

Prof. RuturajKulkarni over 10 years of experience has been working in the field of sustainability and energy conservation with the aim of spreading awareness about environment. Passionate for teaching, he believes an aware generation of young architects is key to better tomorrow. His keen interest are research in the field of energy conservation, animal welfare and innovative teaching methodology He has been associated with DYPSOA since 2014

Shruti Hippalgaonkar

Assistant Professor
B Arch & M Arch (Landscape)

Prof. Shruti Hippalgaonkar has completed her graduation (B.Arch) from MIT College Aurangabad (M.S) and post-graduation (M.Arch) from School of Planning & Architecture Bhopal (M.P) specializing in Landscape Architecture. She has a 5 year professional experience working as an Associate Architect. She has majorly worked in city of Aurangabad, Bhopal and Jaipur and worked for Ajmer smart city project Rajasthan. She has worked in Poornima University,Jaipur before joining DYPSOA. She has been associated with DYPSOA since 2018

Kanchan Yadav

Assistant Professor
B Arch & M Plan (Urban & Rural Planning)

Prof. Kanchan Yadav, is Assistant Professor in D Y Patil School of Architecture Pune Lohegaon. She did her Bachelor in Architecture from College of Engineering and Technology Bhubaneswar. She received her Masters' degree with specialization in Masters in Regional and Urban Planning from SPA, Bhopal. She has started teaching in September, 2013. Prior to this post she was working as Assistant Professor at Ansal School of Architecture, Lucknow. She has worked in the industry on various project of landscape and residential. She was winner of YuvaRatna design competition in 2007.She gives high importance to the authentic use of material, pure geometry and an intimate dialogue with nature to create unique architectural designs. She has been associated with DYPSOA since 2017

Swati Solunke

Assistant Professor
B Arch & M Arch (Env. Arch)

Prof Swati Solunke has graduated from Aurangabad and post graduated from DYPSOA, Pune. She has a total of 10 years of professional and teaching experience and has completed many civil and interior projects. She has been associated with DYPSOA since 2015

Dipti Pande

Assistant Professor
B Arch & M Arch (Settlement)

Prof. Dipti Pande has graduated from KaviKulgiri Institute of Technology and science, Ramtek and Post Graduated in Architectural Conservation from C.E.P.T. University, Ahmedabad.She has more than 5 years of teaching and professional experience. She has been associated with DYPSOA since 2017

Sarika Thakoor

Assistant Professor
B Arch & M Arch (Env. Arch)

Prof.Sarika Thakoor is an Architect with Masters in Environmental Architecture from Pune. She has been practising residential, commercial, industrial and interior projects since 2011. Working as an Assistant Professor at D Y Patil School of Architecture since November 2014. Passionate about cosmic science, reading, teaching and the environment. She has been associated with DYPSOA since 2014

Sonam Kute

Assistant Professor
B Arch & M Arch (Digital)

Prof Sonam Kute Waghe graduated & post graduated in Digital Architecture from Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College of Architecture Pune She is Practicing architecture since 2011 and working on freelancing projects like Residential, Interiors and Promoting Renewable energy through solar products in various projects. She has keen interests in teaching and learning. She has been associated with DYPSOA since 2014

Pooja Godbole Soman

Assistant Professor
B Arch M Arch (Urban & Regional Planning) & M Arch (Landscape)

Prof. Pooja Godbole Soman, completed Masters in landscape architecture from Bhanubhai Nanavati College of Architecture, Puneand graduated from Smt. Manoramabai Mundle College of Architecture, Nagpur. She has been practicing architecture and has worked in Mumbai and Pune in. A bird lover, becoming a part of bird watching, going for trekking, knowing association of native trees for various bird's activities, their importance through books are some of my hobbies. She has been associated with DYPSOA since 2019

Sheetal Tiwari

Assistant Professor
B Arch & M Arch (Env. Arch)

Prof Sheetal Tiwari has post graduated (Environmental Architecture) from DYPSOA and has total professional and teaching experience of 7 years. She believes a good building design is achieved by understanding their relationship with the human needs with natural systems and the surrounding environment. It is our responsibility as an Architect to make buildings that are user friendly as well as adaptable to the surroundings. I am keen to share and apply allied knowledge with aspiring students in architecture feild. She has been associated with DYPSOA since 2017

Rasika Medhekar

Assistant Professor
B Arch & M Arch (Digital)

Prof. Rasika Medhekar has been working in this field for past five years and have done my masters in digital architecture which utilizes digital media in the process of its architectural design. She has completed three years in academia line and have been exhibiting strengths and enhancing skills in architectural field which has always been her passion and focus for a successful career! She has been associated with DYPSOA since 2016

Karan Choudhary

Assistant Professor
B Arch

Prof. Karan Choudhary Graduated from Dr.D.Y Patil college of Architecture and has worked with renowned architects like Ar.Ganesh Bala,Auroville, Ar.Sunil Humane,Pune and Ar.Usha Rangrajan,Pune.Principal Architect,Studio Barefoot Architects,Pune. Practicing architecture since 6 years, and has received A&i Award 2019. He has been associated with DYPSOA since 2017

Aditi Garg

Assistant Professor
B Arch & M Arch (Interior Arch & Design) Craft & Technology

Prof. Aditi Garg hails from Kanpur. She is an alumnus of Government College of Architecture, Lucknow and School of Interior Design, CEPT University, Ahmedabad. She holds a keen interest for craft practices that have prospects in the field of architecture. She also shares an interest for areas such as - research, generative design processes, innovations in crafts, architectural photography etc. She has a four years practical and one year academic experience. She has been associated with DYPSOA since 2018

Sanjyot Kamalwar

Assistant Professor
B Arch & M Arch (Landscape)

Prof.Sanjyot Kamalwar is a post Graduate in Landscape Architecture from PVP college of Architecture, Pune and has done her Bachelors from Dypatil College ofArchitecture,Akurdi,Pune. She Has more than 7 years of Professional and Teaching Experience. She has Participated at National Conference and Research in Architecture Conference at Dypatil School of Architecture Lohegaon. She has been associated with DYPSOA since 2019

Parwati Tripathi

Assistant Professor
B Arch & M Arch (Healthcare)

Prof.Parwati Tripathi has graduated from AKTU Institute and Post Graduated in Healthcare Architecture from Jamia Millia Islamia, She has done her Diploma in Architecture from NVTI. She has been associated with DYPSOA since 2017

Aachal Raval

Assistant Professor
B Arch & M Arch (Sustainable)

Prof.Aanchal Rawal has completed M.Arch. with a specialization in Sustainable Architecture from NIT Hamirpur in 2018. Possessing a teaching experience of a year, she strives to experiment in terms of teaching methodology, as per the need and capability of the students. An avid learner and an enthusiast for extra-curricular activities. She has a keen interest in Sustainability, Vastu Shastra and Climatology in general in terms of Research. She has been associated with DYPSOA since 2018

Nikita Pawar

Assistant Professor
B Arch & M Arch (Urban Design)

Prof.Nikita Pawar has graduated from Jawaharlal Nehru engineering college, Aurangabad and Post graduated in Urban Design from KamlaRahejaVidhyanidhi College of Architecture, Mumbai.She has 3 years of working experience in Residential, Commercial, Conservation, Interiors and Urban Planning projects. She is Working in DYPSOA since last year. She has been associated with DYPSOA since 2018

Nishigandha Sakhardande

Assistant Professor
B Arch & MSc Architectural Conservation

Prof. Nishigandha Sakhardande is an Architect by profession who has specialised in Heritage Conservation. She has completed her Bachelors' Degree in Architecture from IIT Roorkee and went on to study Architectural Conservation as a Masters' degree from University of Edinburgh, UK. She has been a recipient of multiple scholarships from renowned organisations like the British Council, the Government of Scotland and the University of Edinburgh. Through her passions in Indian and international history, architecture, travelling and networking, she wishes to throw light on the heritage of Pune, and India, with a view of giving people a relevant perspective while visiting historic sites. She has been associated with DYPSOA since 2019

Neha Bagade

Assistant Professor
B Arch

Prof. Neha Bagade Graduated from BKPS College of Architecture Pune,and is pursuing Post graduation from DYPSOA,Lohegaon,Pune. She is an artistic and dynamic person who admires art. She has been associated with DYPSOA since 2018

Pankaj Kotalwar

Assistant Professor
B Arch

Prof. Pankaj Kotalwar has more than 14 years of teaching and professional experience. He shares his practical knowledge to the students to enchance their creativity. He has been associated with DYPSOA since 2019

Himanshu Manjarekar

Assistant Professor
B E (Mech) & IGBCAP

Prof. Himanshu Manjrekar is a Mechanical Engineer and has graduated from Rajiv Gandhi Technological University, Bhopal He has been working in the area of sustainable built environment since year 2009. He has knowledge of the various rating systems that are practiced Globally, and hands on experience of energy simulation and documentation for rating and implementation of sustainability norms in construction projects. He had been associated with Marvel Realtors, Pune and also had worked with Ab Initio, Mumbai. He has been associated with DYPSOA since 2018

Chetan More

Assistant Professor
BE (Civil) & Post Graduate in Advance Construction

Prof. Chetan More is Civil Engineer and has Graduated from Pune University and Post graduated from in Environmental Engineering from Pune University. He has done PGP ACM from NICMAR.He has Worked on various prestigious projects at various roles with top companies of construction industries like Larsen & Toubro (L & T),and has teaching experience with CME, IDSE etc. He has Authored three books and published more than eight research paper in various International journals and is also a Reviewer for International journals. He has Research interest is in the area of Theory of Structure, Construction Project Management and Site Construction Management, Municipal solid waste management and improvising its techniques. He has been associated with DYPSOA since 2016

Mrudula Darade

Assistant Professor
BE (Civil) & ME (Construction & Management)

Prof. Mrudula Darade is a Civil Engineer and has graduated from Jawaharlal Nehru Engineering College Aurangabad and Post Graduated in Construction and Management from D Y Patil School of Engineering and Technology Lohegoan Pune. She has participated in National as well as International Conferences and published research papers. She has been associated with DYPSOA since 2015

Mayuresh Lanjekar

Librarian
BA, B Lib & I Sc, M Lib & I Sc, SET, NET

Mr.Mayuresh Lanjekar has Educational Qualification of NET, SET, M.LIB. and I. SC. And has a total of 13 years of experience of working in various premier institutions like YASHADA, Savitribai PhulePune University, SYMBIOSIS, MarathwadaMitra Mandal College of Engineering. He has been associated with DYPSOA since 2014