The UNSW, Sydney Tale PIADS

 Nagpur is amongst the rare architectural institutes of the country to have an exemplary international experience. PIADS hosted an International Research Workshop - INDIA 2011 - on the theme 'Digital Urban Design and Architecture", which was presented by the Faculty of Built Environment (FBE), University of New South Wales (UNSW), and Sydney, Australia on Friday 2ND and Saturday 3RD   September 2011.

The team of researchers from FBE - UNSW, Sydney has proposed an International Studio Workshop in the coming academic session, on the theme 'Digital Urban Design and Architecture' for students and faculty of PIADS along with practicing architects from Nagpur.

An International E-Journal By PIADS - Tat-Vam

Priyadarshini Institute of Architecture and Design Studies, Nagpur, with an objective of promoting research in architecture is heading towards releasing its 'of its kind° International E-Journal 'Tat Tvam: The Language of Perceptions" in 2012. TatTvam is a biannual, interdisciplinary, internationally refereed e-journal of Architecture and Allied Disciplines. The remarkable advisory committee of Tat-Tvam comprises of :

 • Habeeb Khan, Chairman, Advisory Board

 • Dr. Ashraf Salama, Architect and Author, Qatar

• Channa Daswate, Architect, Sri Lanka

 • Dr. Andrea Mina, Architect & Professor, Australia

 • Dr. Tanuja Nafde, Classical Vocalist, India

• Narendra Dangle, Architect & Professor, India

• Dean D'Cruz, Architect, India

• Shirish Sukhatme, Architect and Academician, India

 • Dr. Harimohan Pillai, Architect and Academician, India

 • Smita Khan, Architect and Academician, India

 • Himanshu Burte, Architect and Critic, India

 • Prof. Sarang Gurjar, PIADS, India



On 10th August, 2015, a book written by Prof. A.L. Chhatre translated by Prof. Ramesh Bhambani was officially released by the hands of Ar. Uday Gadkari, President COA, & Dr. Satish Chaturvedi, Chairman LTJSS at the PIADS  campus.

Prof. A.L. Chhatre and Prof. M.W. Indapawar two very noble and great teachers in the Department of Architecture V.R.C.E (now V.N.I.T) published a book in marathi language named as “VASTU PARISEVA WA SADHNE” in 1981. As a tribute to these two legends in architecture education Prof. Ramesh G. Bhambhani of PIADS not only translated this book in English but also updated it with latest technological updates. This revised edition is named as “BUILDING SERVICES AND EQUIPMENTS” which is published by priyadarshini institute of architecture and design studies. This book proved to be a useful source of information on the subject of building services and equipments, especially to students of architecture and practicing architects.


Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians - India




E-B Studies is an interdisciplinary field encompassing psychology, sociology, culture studies, architecture, planning, interior design and other fields of research endeavors, which address the relationship of user/s in his myriad hues and the influences of the built environs upon him. The field encompasses technical, functional and behavioural realm of the built and their impact upon those using them.


Architectural research in India is in a nascent stage, and despite our country’s formidable pan-Asian presence, contributions from India are still few and far in between. There is need for more encouragement. Nevertheless, there has been a reassuring rise in doctoral registrations in recent years.


There are many international organizations that promote E-B studies world wide Such associations are of significance as publication is the major plank of any serious research work, and many of these are linked to a journal of repute.


ABRA stands for Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians. This is based at the Universiti Technologi at Mara in Malaysia and has affiliations across the globe. Together they form a network of dedicated academicians and researchers in the field of Environment Behaviour Studies in Asian and the Asia-Pacific region. ABRA India (ABRA-i) is its Indian outreach.

The association is host to many international conferences. The Asian Conference of Environ-Behaviour Studies is also associated with two peer-reviewed journals:

ajE-Bs (Asian Journal of Environment-Behaviour Studies)


jAB-s (Journal of Asian Behavioural Studies).


While conference proceedings are published online in Elsevier Procedia Social & Behavioural Sciences, selected papers get published in the journals, which are indexed by Thomson-Reuters CPCI.


Being a predominantly Asian journal, the issues and concerns are identifiable and reviews are thus more relevant. This is a great platform for networking and collaborating with other researchers working in similar ground situations. Conferences are held mostly in Asian countries, making attending them practical and economical. The similarity in ground situations, cultural and economical makes for a relevant exchange of notes and collaborations.  Being part of ABRAi offers benefits of a symbiotic networking, co-authoring books and also playing host to an international conference as a member association.


The Center of Excellence of PIADS is the current head quarters of ABRA India (ABRA-i). We welcome you all to join us and be a part of our community of committed researchers.


Contact persons:


Prof. Dr. Smita Khan :


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