With diverse practice and research activities, my teaching pedagogy comes from trans-multi-disciplinary focus around built environment. Teaching is a passion. It allows constant learning while sharing.  The co-learners range from senior professionals, university graduates to school children with getting opportunties to involve with various universities, organizations and schools from time to time such as, CU Rajasthan; NID Gandhinagar; TISS Hyderabad; TERI-SAS New Delhi; CEPT University Ahmedabad; SAL-SOA GTU Ahmedabad; ASAP Amity University ChhattisgarhIIT-Bhilai; IAPNU Nirma University Ahmedabad, IPSA Saurashtra University Rajkot; Anant University; and Thaltej-Ghatlodia Municipal Schools Ahmedabad. I’m also an affiliated faculty at  The Ostrom Workshop Indiana University; and IHS-Erasmus University Rotterdam. The learning and sharing methods are usually of going back and forth between classrooms and fields. Besides the degree based courses and thesis supervisions, I enjoy conducting specially-designed  courses, training, workshops, seminars on diverse topics that are unconventional yet required in the society especially focused on a pedagogy towards building active and sensitive alias responsible citizenship.

Jury Member

  • Bachelor of Architecture Thesis Defence at at IPSA, Saurashtra University, Rajkot
  • Bachelor of Planning Student, at CEPT University, Ahmedabad.
  • Masters in Architecture Thesis, at Central University, Ajmer
  • Urban Design Studio, at Grow More Group of Institutions, Himmatnagar
  • Urban Design Studio, at KLE Technological University, Hubli
  • Masters of Planning , at CEPT University, Ahmedabad.
  • Bachelor of Planning Student, at CEPT University, Ahmedabad.
  • P. G. Urban Design Studio on Ujjain Old City Revitalisation, at CEPT Ahmedabad.
  • Under Graduate Final Dissertation, at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.
  • MPhil. Environmental Design Final Design, at Martin Centre, University of Cambridge.

Theses Supervision (Undergrad)

  • Understanding integration of nature into space making in Geoffrey Bawa’s work, by Swati Thesiya.
  • Craft Learning Centre and Museum, Ahmedabad, by Aniket Shah.
  • Vertical Neighbourhood- an Integrated Habitat, by Aarsi Desai.
  • Relevance of Geometry in Urban Design, by Neerja Dave.
  • Corporate Campus: Vistar, by Aakash Srivastav (as external guide).
  • Exploring underwater architecture, by designing aqua-museum, by Riddhi Madeka.

Theses Supervision (Postgrad)

  • TISS Hyderabad. Institutional Analysis of Urban Lake Policies in India. Harshit Pathak
  • CEPT University, Ahmedabad. Urban Lake Sustainability through Lake Governance: Lake Anasagar, Ajmer. Richa Garg.
  • CEPT University, Ahmedabad. Urban Lake Sustainability, Understanding Lake Governance of Gundalav Talab in Kishangarh, Rajasthan. Megha Sanjaniwala.
  • IHS-EUR. Self-Organisation in Inclusiveness of Ramna Park, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Tanima Tabassum.
  • IHS-EUR. Sustainable Management of Primary & Middle Schools in Jiaonan city, China. Fuchen Yu.
  • IHS-EUR. Sustainable Management of Urban Green Spaces in Jakarta, Indonesia. Irha Enjang Dwita.
  • IHS-EUR. Implementing Congestion Charge in Jakarta. Rindy Farrah Indah Dewi.
  • IHS-EUR. Building Institutional Capacity for the Implementation of the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) in Accra. Ferdinand Yayra Kofi Yali.
  • 2011. IHS-EUR. IHS-EUR. People’s Perception on the Artificial Eco-wetland Project in Kunming: Study of Sustainability of Dianchi Lake in China. Zijing Guo.
  • 2010. IHS-EUR. Role of Public Art in Urban Environment: A Case Study of Mural Art in Yogyakarta City in Indonesia. Teguh Setiawan.
  • 2010. IHS-EUR. Community Participation on Environment Friendly Kampung Program in Kampung Berdikari Palembang South Sumatera Province, Indonesia. Akhmad Syajari

Special Courses Attended

  • Ontology approach to analyse wetland management using Social-ecological Framework, at RIHN Kyoto with Abe Sansei and Terukazu Kumazawa. Papers written for seminar and conference.
  • Institutional Analysis Development Framework, Social-ecological Framework and Governing the Commons, at The OStroms Workshop Bloomington with Prof. Elinor Ostrom. Papers written for seminar and conference.
  • Courses on Advanced Research Methodology for PhD in Public Administration, at Netherlands Institute of Governance, NIG courses with multiple experts. Papers written for seminars, colloquiums and conference.
  • Teacher’s Training for Yogasanas, Meditation and Yogic Science and Second Degree in REIKI for Natural Healing, at Shivanand Ashram, Ahmedabad.
  • Advanced Yog Training at Vasant Nature Cure, Ahmedabad… read more

Studios and Workshops