Around 52 students and 3 faculty members from IES College of Architecture, Mumbai visited IIM Indore on June 14, 2017. The purpose of the visit was to help the students review the state-of-art-infrastructure of the Institute and develop a critical analysis of the buildings and various other structures of the vast campus spread across almost 200 acres located atop a picturesque hillock.
The students visited the Learning Centre and appreciated the ventilation and well-lit indoors as well. They then visited the Academic Block with the lush-green central lawn in between the classroom blocks, thereby providing a clean and a serene environment for the students to study. The visitors were shown a power point presentation covering courses run by IIM Indore, infrastructure set up and facilities available, by Mr. Pranav Dubey.
The students then visited the hostels, mess, gymnasium, residential blocks along with the faculty and executive residences. ‘Like every other subject, architecture also involves various projects dealing with patterns, designs, styles, review, etc. Every project requires a student to have the management skills which help him/her to complete the task successfully. Management institutions are an example of high-quality-infrastructure merged with well-maintained facilities—which constitute a great architecture’, said Professor Vineet, who accompanied the students from IES College of Architecture, Mumbai.
The students also got an opportunity to interact with Professor Rishikesha T. Krishnan, Director, IIM Indore and Colonel Gururaj Gopinath Pamidi (Retired), CAO, IIM Indore who briefed them about the various initiatives taken by the Institute and discussed about the students’ campus life. Mr. Ajaya Dash Officer, EPGP coordinated the visit.
The students noted down the points related to architectural work of the buildings. Some of them also drew sketches of the infrastructure set up available in the campus.