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Director's Profile

Prof. (Dr.) Shaila Bantanur

Director & Professor – BMSSA

Member Secretary – BOG BMSSA

Prof. (Dr.) Shaila Bantanur assumed the role of Director at BMS School of Architecture on 25th of August 2020

Dr. Shaila Bantanur obtained her Doctoral Degree from The Indian Institute of Technology; Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) India, in the Department of Architecture and Planning in 2015 and was the recipient of GATE Scholarship from Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), India to pursue her Doctoral program. She holds two Master Degrees, Master’s in Architecture, from Rizvi college of Architecture, Mumbai (2009); & Master’s from Institute of Town Planners India (ITPI), New Delhi (2008).

With more than 20 years of experience as a Researcher, Academician & Practitioner, she is a life member of Council of Architecture (CoA, New Delhi), INTACH, ITPI and also a Member of Indian Institute of Architects (IIA). She is instrumental in guiding research scholars and post graduate scholars.

On Research front , she has enormous contributions & connects nationally & internationally. Her research works were published and presented in various national and international peer reviewed journals and conferences. Currently she is the project investigator for 02 International Collaborations i.e. with (i) University of Notre Dame, Indiana, United States ; (ii) Kathmandu University, Nepal. Coordinator for Unnat Baharat Abhayan (UBA), a flagship program of the MHRD. She is been part of Scientific Program Committee for International conferences like ZEMCH 2019 held at South Korea & ZEMCH 2020 at UAE ; COSVERD 2019 & 2020 (Conference on Smart Villages and Rural Development), SEES 2018 (International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environment Sensing), HEAd’16 (Member Program Committee for International Conference on Higher Education Advances). She is been a member of many editorial boards for National and International Journals.

Many Commendations & Awards of her’s and to name few significant ones, recipient of INTACH UK Scholarship Award 2017 from INTACH Heritage Academy, New Delhi; an instrumental for getting India National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) award of merit (South Zone) for two continuous years (2016 &2017) for documenting unlisted heritage structures; recipient of Technical University Dresden (TU Dresden) travel fellowship.

An active member of, Doctoral Advisory Committee (DAC) of Manipal University; Faculty Advisory Committee for other renowned institutions and was also Member of Board of Studies (BOS) & Local Inquiry Committee (LIC) of Visvesvaraya Technical University (VTU).

Worked in reputed educational institutions such as, School of Planning & Architecture (SPA) Vijayawada; IIT Roorkee; Srinivasa Institute of Technology (SIT), Managlore & BMS School of Architecture, Bangalore.