Profile - Core Faculty



  Dr. Supriya Nene



B.Arch., M.Sci. in Arch,

Doctor of Philosophy 


Architect with twenty five years of experience in the industry and education combined, in India and USA. Keen interest in computer applications and concepts of sustainable development with respect to architectural design. Involved in architectural practice as well as academics.


Engaged in research and development in the field and likes to project academic approach, present and share ideas regarding different aspects of architecture at various conferences and forums. Was a key person in development of Post Graduate Course in Architecture for Pune University. Associated with many Universities abroad. Writer and presenter at various national and international conferences, has judged international design competition, and been invited on professional committees.

 Avanti Bambawale


   Dr. Avanti Bambawale


B.Arch., M.Tech. Civil  (T& CP),   

Doctor of Philosophy Arch.


Dr. Avanti Bambawale has teaching experience of 12 years and professional experience of 14 years and is associated as Associate Professor with MMCOA, Pune since September 2017. She has entered teaching career in 2006 and was associated with SCOA, Pune till August 2017. She has done B.Arch. in 2002 from BNCA, Pune, M.Tech. Town and Country planning in 2006 from COEP, Pune and Ph.D. in Architecture and Planning in 2016 from SCOA. Her expertise is in Research field, Urban Planning, Urban design, Architectural History and Building Construction Technology. She has presented and published multiple research papers in refereed journals, national and international conferences and participated in BCUD research projects and AVISHKAR of SPPU.

 Aparna Dixit


     Ar. Aparna Dixit

B.Arch., M.E (Civil)  (T& CP), PhD Scholar


Alumna of MMCA, Senior faculty member with 18 years of teaching experience in the same institute and 26 years of professional practice, having specialisation in Sustainable Architecture and Planning.
Author of several award winning research papers.
Recipient of many awards for architectural and landscape projects.
Submitted Doctoral thesis in July 2017
Held the charge of Principal MMCA - Jun 2015 to Aug 2017
Guided more than fifty students for final year B.Arch Architectural Project

 Shubhangi Shirole


 Ar. Shubhangi Shirole

B.Arch, M.Tech (T& CP)


Senior faculty member engaged in teaching, research and practice since the past 21 years and is a member of the National Scientific Committees of The International Council of Monuments and Sites, India (ICOMOS). She is a lifetime member of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH). She has had the special honor to be a part of the Local Inquiry Committee (Savitribai Phule Pune University), an All India Council for Technical Education (A.I.C.T.E) Scrutiny member and Committee member for approval of new institutions and invited as an external examiner to College of Engineering, Pune for PhD and B-Tech reviews. She has written over 20 research papers and has presented in various seminars and conferences for which she has also received best research paper awards at various conferences.

Ravi Patwardhan


    Ar. Ravi Patwardhan

B.Arch., M.Arch. Urban Design


Graduate from VNIT Nagpur in 1988 and Masters in Urban Design from SPA New Delhi in 1991. Set up consultancy firm Habitat Ekistics in 1999, after tutelary experience as a senior associate at I. Chaney and Associates from 1991 to 1999. The consultancy has undertaken varied projects ranging from residential bungalow to community dwellings; from resorts to hotels; from industrial units to commercial chain stores; from interiors to urban design schemes.
Enriched with the professional experience, he ventured into academia and developed subject expertise in Architectural Design, Applied Research in Design, Settlement study. Developed pedagogical systems in Design Methodology, Criteria based Assessments and Evaluation in Design and Settlement study structure, which have been successfully implemented for last 7 - 9 years. Pedagogy Of Architectural Design Studio is his forte.
Atul rajwade


 Ar. Atul Rajwade

B.Arch., M.Des. In Industrial Design


B.Arch. in 1995 from MMCOA, Pune, M. Des. (Product Design)in 1998 from IIT Bombay. He has worked as Research Assistant in IIT Bombay’s prestigious Rapid Prototyping and Tooling Lab and has gained extensive experience in Parametric Modelling in Pro E software. His expertise is in field of Product Design, Architecture, in Steel structures Designs in Bridges, Domes, Atriums, Entrance Canopies, Bus Stations, Factory Buildings, Knock down Steel Buildings etc. He is involved in teaching field since 2002 namely Architectural Design, Building technology and Product Design Elective.
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Ar. Ujjwala Khot- Palsuley       

B.Arch., M. Arch in Architectural conservation, PhD Scholar


Alumna of School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi and Lunds University, Sweden with over 15 years of Professional experience. A conservation Architect having worked on various restoration and conservation projects including Nomination dossiers for World Heritage Sites in India for UNESCO and at Senior Management positions at multinationals. Has 7 years of teaching experience and has been instrumental in establishing and heading the architectural institute in Pune for over 4 years. She has been part of committees with COA and AICTE for approval of new institutions. A research scholar with a focus on Temple architecture has submitted PhD thesis in October 2018. She has presented and published various research papers and has won the awards for the “Best Research papers” at national and international conferences.


 Ar. Arti Patil

 B.Arch., M.E (Civil) (T& CP)


Is an Associate Professor, an alumnus of MMCOA. She is been associated with MMCOA for more than 20 yrs. Teaching experience as core faculty for 18yrs and as visiting faculty for 3yrs. She completed her B.Arch from MMCOA in the year 1994 and masters in M.E. Town & Country plng from COEP in the year 2004. She has presented research papers at National and International level conferences. In addition to Academics she is a practicing Architect and handles various residential and interior projects under the name of Radius Design Solutions.

 Kirti Sagaonkar


 Ar. Kirti Sagaonkar

B.Arch., M.Arch. In Envr. Arch.


Prof. Overall teaching experience of 9 yrs.
B.Arch.from MVP College of Architecture, Nasik.
M.Arch.(Environmental Architecture) from BNCA, Pune.
SPPU Approved Assistant Professor
Research papers published in National and International journals.
Attended various National and State level conferences.
Appointed as an External and Internal examiner for SPPU exams.
 Preeti Jogalekar


 Ar. Preeti Jogalekar

B.Arch., M.Arch. Construction Mngt


1995- Completed B.Arch in First class from Sir J.J.College of Archiitecture, Mumbai. 

2010 - Completed M.Arch in First Class Construction Management from BNCA,Pune.

Experience for more than 23 years in field of Architecture, Landscape and Interior Projects. She worked as In- house Architect for 2 years with Unilever Ltd, Mumbai.

Awardee of Johnson & Johnson Ltd, Mulund for quality and timely completion of project.She completed various projects   with SAS ltd, PFIZER ltd, Smith and Nephew ltd

HSBC bank. Along with academics till date independently practicing residential Architecture, Interiors-Corporate, Software offices Landscape project of Bungalows,

residential schemes, resorts and  as well as corporate offices commercial complexes.

 Manjusha Wagh


Mrs. Manjusha Wagh

G.D.Art, Diploma In Marketing Management


Education: G.D. Art (Applied Art) 1988
DMM 1989 Distinction (First in the order of Merit)
Professional Experience: Pre- Qualification 03 years. Post Qualification 30 years.
Swarnakala Advertising 1985 Junior Artist
Market Missionaries 1988 Senior Artist
Acclaim Advertising 1992 Senior Artist
Flash Advertising Pvt. Ltd. 1994 Art Director
Kalyani Sharp India Limited 1997 Graphic Designer R&D Dept. MMCOA since 2004 Asst. Professor
Personal Strengths: Visualization, Designing, Confident, Sincerity, Punctuality, Discipline, Dedication towards work, Reliable, Positive attitude, workaholic, Time Management.
 Harshada A Bramhe


 Ar. Harshada Bramhe

 B.Arch., M.Arch. Construction Mngt 


Graduate from BKPS College of Architecture Pune 1998, Master's in Construction Management from BNCA 2012,Proprietor for Architectural Interiors and Project management Firm " SUNVED DESIGNERS" established in 2000. An Academician since the year 1999 .Currently pursuing Doctoral programme.

"Was Head of Department for Interior Design for S.D.P.S Women's College .Indore. for 2 Years. Was appointed Member of Board for Faculty of Technology by Vice chancellor of  SNDT Women's University Mumbai for 2 years. In that period Developed Module and Credit based 4 years Degree Programme in Interior Design for SNDT Women's University Mumbai ."

Purva Kulkarni


Ar. Purva Kulkarni

B.Arch., M.Arch.


Assistant professor at MMCOA With. M. Arch. & having experience of 7 yrs. Aiming at excellence in the working field of architecture & related field through hard work, dedication, and honesty at challenging environment.

Rushikesh Deshmukh


Ar. Rushikesh Deshmukh

B.Arch., M.Tech (T& CP)


B.Arch in 2010, from R.T.M. Nagpur University, and M.Tech with specialization in Town and Country Planning in 2012, from Pune University.
As he has a research aptitude, presented & published 6 research papers in international and national conferences’; journals respectively.
Previously he has worked in state govt. undertaken research institute “Yashvatrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration” (YASHADA), Pune, “Salankar and Killedar Associates, Nagpur”. He has worked on major projects namely, “Environmentally Sustainable Village Development Plan for Tardal; Hatkanangale village, Dist. Kolhapur”. And other residential, commercial, industrial projects in Nagpur, Wardha.
Research Interest: His research interest includes; Urban Morphology, Current scenario in urban planning, Urban Design and Architectural Design.
Sourabh Joshi


Ar. Saurabh Joshi

B.Arch., M.Arch. Architectural Conservation


M Arch – Architectural Conservation (SPPU 2014)

Conservation Architect with professional experience of 7 years and teaching experience of 4 years, working with reputed Architectural firm ENVIRONS on Conservation Projects

 Shounak Naik


  Ar. Shounak Naik

B.Arch.,M.Arch. [Advanced Design]


A 2012 B. Arch graduate with a Masters degree from Manipal University in 2014. Initially worked 3 years in Paranjape Schemes (Construction) Ltd, Pune on various large Township projects and commerical projects. A state and Distric player for Roller sketting, Roller hockey and Batminton player. Working with MMCOA from 2017. Having professional experience of 03 years and Teaching experience of 01 years.

 Jyoti Mishra


Ar. Jyoti Mishra

B.Arch.,M.Arch. In Envr. Arch.


B.Arch from Vastu Kala Academy(GGSIPU, New Delhi) in 2004-2009.
Master in Environmental Architecture from D. Y Patil School of Architecture (SPPU, Pune) in 2015-17.
Work Experience: More than 6 years’ experience as an assistant architect and Project Manager in various offices in different cities; Handled projects of residential, college campus planning and designing, school projects, Aamby Valley Project (Urban development project from Macro level to Micro Level). 2 years of teaching experience as an Assistant Professor. Presented research paper in International conference, ICUS’18 on the topic of “Lake Restoration- Step to save ecosystem”.

 Manasi Deshmukh


Ar. Mansi Deshmukh

B.Arch., MIAD


Experience in academics and Architectural practice since her graduation. Her interest areas are climate responsive design and its allied areas of work. She holds masters in Interior Architecture and Design from CEPT University, Ahmedabad with majors in Energy efficiency in Buildings, History, Theory and Criticism. She has to her credit number of interior and architectural projects completed till date.

 Preeti Chinnapattan


Ar. Preeti Chinnapattan

B.Arch., M.Arch. Digital Architecture


I have worked under Ar. Krishnarao Jaisim - Jaisim fountainhead during my internship and have perceived my masters in Digital Architecture. I have a detailed study in parametric softwares. Research worked on 'Digital investigation in reconstruction of temple Architecture' Worked in Sinhgad college of Architecture during 2017-18 as an Assistant professor.

 Kirti Mishra


Ar. Keerti Mishra

B.Arch., M.Arch. Industrial Design


I am an Architect and an Industrial designer, having done my B.Arch from UPTU (Gold medalist), Lucknow and M. Arch. from SPA, Delhi(2007-09) in Industrial Design. After spending around two years in field, my quest towards academics and pedagogy techniques brought me into teaching. Staying and working in Lucknow, New Delhi, Noida and Pune, has further exposed me in this field. I just wish that this quest never ends.

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Ar. Priyanka Babar

 B.Arch., M.Arch Landscape


Assistant Professor at MMCOA, graduated from Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College of Architecture in 2012, also completed Masters in Landscape Architecture (First class) from the same college in 2015, under SPPU. Having Academic teaching experience of 3 years (2 years visiting and 1 year core faculty) and Professional experience of 2 years working with renowned Architect Vishwas Kulkarni (Vka - Pune) as a Landscape Architect. Has a few projects completed for residential schemes, interiors, landscape and vastu-shashtra as well.

 Nil Kolhatkar


Ar. Neil Kolhatkar

B.Arch., M.Arch. Construction Mngt


He has graduated in the year 2013 with first class from University of Pune. He has more than 5 years of professional expeirnce. He has completed post-graduation (M.Arch) in construction management from University of Pune with Distinction and 1st rank. Currently he is associated with two enterprises. He is one of the founder director of 'Architects Academy'. He owns his own Architectural firm named 'KG Architects'. He has handled many types of Architectural works right from project initiation to completion in his office.

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Mrs. Shweta Sarode

M.Sc., M. Lib. & I. Sc.,UGC-SET 
Total working experience as a librarian is 11 years. Previously working at P. V. G's College of Science, Pune-9. Attended various state and national level seminars and conferences related to library science.


Profile - Visiting Faculty

Vishwas Lele


 Ar. Vishwas Lele

B.Arch., M.Arch.


Vishwas Lele with his Architect wife – Rekha -- live and work out of Pune. Engaged mainly in Corporate and Institutional Projects, they do several projects that have ‘Societal’ relevance and importance. They both are active Rotarians.Member of the Inspection Panel of Council Of Architecture, he had been the President of Institute of Indian Interior Designers – IIID. He represented IIID in the International Conferences – IFI – at Nagoya (Japan), Dublin (Ireland), Kualalampur, Jo’berg (South Africa) & Seoul (S. Korea). Hw was a Partnership; which practiced in Mumbai, as Interior Designers for several Hospitality and Corporate Projects. He has a strong perception in Design Development and general co-ordination of large scale projects. He is M. Arch. from IIT Kharagpur with an award for excellence in academic career.He had topped the list of graduates at M.S. University of Baroda with a Gold Medal for overall performance. Beyond sketching and Text-Art His passion is active dramatics and listening to Music .

Chandrika Kanetkar


Ar. Chandrika  Kanetkar



Bachelor of Architecture -1986 (Poona University) from BKPS College of Architecture, Pune. Independent Professional Practice as Architect and Interior Designer (since Year 1991) till date .
Visiting Teacher –Teaching Architectural Design Teaching Chinese (Mandarin) Language since 2010 to IT and Corporate offices Associated with Yin-Yang Language Institute, Pune for Teaching Mandarin and creating interest of Chinese Language among young people.

 Vrinda Panse


Ar. Vrinda Panse



B. Arch ( B K P S , Pune University, 1990). Merit rank holder throughout her education, she has professional experience of 28 years. She has worked with a leading Architectural firm in Pune and designed various residential, commercial and institutional projects. She has joined teaching from last two years.

 Sunil Kulkarni


Ar. Sunil Kulkarni



Alumni of MMCOA, passing out in 1994 from this college. Later after working in "Sangath" for 2.5 years, he started his own practive in Pune. He has been part of a partnership firm and now is heading a Practice by the name of CoreArchitecture based in Pune. Thorough out his professional career, his work has received numerous awards and citations on a national and international level. He is very focused on energy efficiency of Architectural forms and his practice exhibits this intent is a very dominant way. His focus on efficiency and functionality is embellished by his strong drive for Art, which he years to incorporate in all his work. His work has been widely published in Design Journals and magazines. He has been invited on many professional and educational platforms as a speaker and for workshops on Art and its reflection on Architecture. 

 Prashant Joshi


Ar. Prashant Joshi

B.Arch., M.Arch.


B.Arch. from VIT’s PVP College of Architecture, Pune in 2003, M.Arch. from Hochschule Anhalt, Bauhaus foundation, Dessau, Germany in 2007 having expertise in Urban Transformation for Slum Upgrading. He has entered teaching career in 2007 having teaching experience in Building Construction and Technology, Advanced Building Technology, Theory of structures, Surveying Levelling and Working Drawing. He has professional experience of 10 years and worked as Design Architect with national and international architects.

 Abhay Kulkarni


Ar. Abhay Kulkarni



Graduated in 1989, worked in India & abroad (since 1993, Hong Kong - 10 years, Australia -Melbourne, Sydney 4 years, Dubai & Doha) in various countries on various projects, primarily post tender stages. Working in India since 2010 with B N College of Architecture (as core faculty till 2010-2015 & Contract faculty 2017-18). Authorized Autodesk Instructor and also persuing Masters in Digital Architecture at BNCA. Director of ArKiSmart, an Autodesk Training & Certification Center. As a Faculty at BNCA, taught SY ADG & CAD, SY & TY Working Drawing. Proficient in most of the Architectural softwares. I would appreciate if I could be given a chance to conduct one term of T.Y. Working Drawing of one division as a visiting faculty for one day of the week only. Absolutely confident that I could make a positive contribution. Kindly send me your mail address to forward the work produced by one of my Second Year student.



Ar. Sunil Hingmire



B.Arch. in 1982 from Sir J. J. College of Architecture, University of Bombay. He is practicing as well known architect, landscape and interior design having ‘SAVLI’ as his architectural firm in Pune. He is attached as expert panel architect MHADA, Pune, MHADA Mumbai, Pune Municipal Corporation, Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation, Pune. He is also Ex. Commissioner on the Consumer Forum Grievance Cell, Pune. His teaching expertise is in Architectural Design and Dissertation for the final year Architecture students and working in teaching profession since last decade.



  Ar. Prateek Wagikar

B.Arch., M.Arch.


Architect with B.Arch. degree from M M College of Architecture, (2005) Pune University India. He pursued his post graduation (M. Arch.) at the Bartlett School of Architecture, (2008) University College London, UK. 

As an employee and as an entrepreneur, he has worked on residential, hospitality, healthcare and retail projects; both in architecture and interiors, in India, UK and USA with International Architectural firms. Specifically he has worked in India on projects of various scales involving architectural and interior design of administrative, institutional, apartment buildings and private residential buildings. As his international design exposure and design methodologies are soul of the practice, his skills of optimum interior space design and compact planning techniques are equally critical to the practice.

 Jyotindra Nikam


  Ar. Jyotindra Nikam



B.Arch. in 1995 from MMCOA, Pune and is working as professional architect for last two decades. He is Director and Chief Architect of Tomato Architectural Solutions Pvt. Ltd. and has provided comprehensive architectural services to various range of projects in Maharashtra and few in other states. Listing few of the works would include Public health centers, Maternity and neonatal hospital in health care sector, Hotels and Restaurant in hospitality, Industrial, and school building. His teaching expertise is in Architectural Design and Dissertation for the final year Architecture students.

 Yamini Deshmukh


Ar. Yamini Deshmukh

B.Arch.,M.Sci. in Env. Design of Buildings


Bachelor of Architecture from Center for Environmental Planning & Technology, Ahmedabad, in 2007, CEPT University, India. Master of Science in Environmental Design of Buildings, from the  Cardiff University in 2010, at Wales, United Kingdom.

A second generation architect specializing in environment friendly design with a keen interest to encourage alternate construction techniques. Before working in India she has previously worked in Australia, USA, UK and Switzerland on numerous mass housing, institutions, schools, residences and respite centers. She loves adventure sports, painting, origami and terracotta.

Pushkar Joshi


 Ar. Pushkar Joshi

B.Arch., Environmental Arch. 


B.Arch. in 2005 and Masters in Environmental Architecture in 2013. He is Founder and Partner at SATWA Design studio since 2009 and has handled various architectural design projects   ranging from Residential, commercial, Leisure & Institutional various interior design & furniture design projects of residential, commercial, office & retail spaces. His teaching expertise is   in  Architectural Design, Technical Communication and Dissertation for the final year Architecture students. He has Written and Directed a play named ‘Antaranga’ and received best   writer   award & special mention by jury for the play.