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Dr. Sapna Papu is born in India on 14th October in 1967. She earned her P.hD in Architecture from JNA&FA University, Hyderabad, India in 2013. Post Graduate Diploma in Urban Design (M.Arch) CEPT, Ahmadabad, India in 1993 and B.Arch from Mysore University, India in 1990. Her focused research area is Sustainable and Green Architecture.
She started her career as Practicing Architect and worked on more than 100 projects. Subsequently she joined academics to full-fill her position towards Research. She is a dynamic and challenging Administrator. At present she is The Director and Member Secretary (BOG), BMS School of Architecture, Yelahanka, Bangalore – 64. The school (BMSSA) during her tenure of one decade has seen immense growth; a great leap from 25 students to about 600 students; from 5 Faculty to 40 Faculty; building infrastructure from 800 to 8250 sqmts; successfully running Bachelors Program (B.Arch), Master’s Program (M.Arch) and a Research Center with adequate Lab Facilities & support staff.
She has held various positions such as COA nominee on the selection committee of faculty of Architecture; Moderator for the National Aptitude Test (NATA) for Architecture (India); Chairman for one term and Member of Board of Evaluation (BOE), on behalf of the University (VTU); Member of the Board of Studies (BOS) VTU. She is a member & Chairman on the Board of Studies (BOS) of other Universities of Architecture; is a member on Board of Governors for BMSCA and other Architecture Colleges.
Every outgoing batch has secured VTU ranks ; won National & International competitions; The Institution’s young alumnus are placed in top notch practices; (some pursuing higher education in reputed Universities across the Globe and many emerging entrepreneurs; who regularly in touch with the institution.
The institution boards by a distinguished Board of Governors, Mentors, a dedicated team of qualified & motivated faculty from institutes pan India & abroad. Strengthening the Vision & Mission statement laid down under the leadership of Professor Dr. Sapna Papu.
Her Research papers have been published in National & International journals with a good number of citations. Professor Papu is the Active member of Council of Architecture (COA), New Delhi, India and Indian Institute of Architects (IIA), INTACH and other professional bodies.