I am Ravindra Deshmukh having 37 years of experience in profession, teaching and research. Served in the North and South India, and in Africa, I was with MIT, India for 22 years. I graduated in architecture from the Visvevsarayya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, India in 1971 and did post graduate education from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India in 1973. I did PhD on ‘Development of Earthquake Risk Management Effectiveness Model with an Architectural Perspective’ at Manipal University in 2009. I was the UGC Fellow to the University of Chile in South America in 1998. I was selected as the Fulbright Scholar by the United State’s Educational Foundation in India (USEFI) to teach at the North Dakota State University, USA during the fall of 2005. I served as the Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) National Visiting Professor during 2006-07. Specialized in Design, I pursue research in disaster management. Since 2004, MIT, India has been recognized by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India as the National Resource Institute for the National Program for Capacity Building of Architects in Earthquake Risk Management (NPCBAERM). I was the Coordinator of this program until 2010. I have published 34 articles and papers in conferences and journals in India abroad.
I am a certified photographer, an acclaimed writer, a member of the Union Public Service Commission’s (UPSC) Service Selection Board and on the Academic Review Committee of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) for Disaster Management. Presently, I am a professor at Dr. BN College of Architecture for Women at Pune, India. My abilities are: networking, negotiations, travel and office management.
Dr BN College of Architecture for Women, Pune, India, Professor
Teach subjects like Dissertation, Building Construction, Thesis Project and has a responsibility of formation of a research center for doctoral program.
Manipal University, Manipal, India, Dean, Architecture
I taught various subjects, done administrative duties, managed students and teachers and general organization of architecture program that lead to its accreditation by the Commonwealth Association of Architects, UK. Also, I was on various committees of the University.
University of Ife, Nigeria, Sr faculty (Lecturer-I)
Taught in the departments of architecture and quantity surveying. Was Project Architect for 4m Naira Guest Chalet project of the university. Participated in Nigerian Universities Commission Head Quarters complex at Kaduna, Nigeria. Did research on Shanty Towns of Lagos.
Planning Corps & Construction Division, BHEL, Engineer Construction
Designed buildings for Central Foundry Forge Plant and for BHEL Research & Development Complex. Did work on Estimation, Contract, Tendering, Execution of buildings, bill payment and facility management.
Manipal University, Manipal, India, PhD, Doctorate
Interfacing issues in architecture, management and earthquake risk/natural disasters. Developed a model for earthquake risk management effectiveness by interrelating pre-disaster variables with post-disaster variables studied at Latur and Bhuj earthquake sites.
University of Roorkee, India, MArch, Advance Architecture Design
Advance Design Studio for two years, Subjects such as Landscape Design, Community Design, Computer Applications, Housing, etc.
University Grants Commission's Junior Research fellowship
VR College of Engineering, Nagpur, India, BArch, Architecture
Architecture Design Studio for 5 years. Studied subjects such as Services, Building Construction, Specifications, Town Planning, Graphics etc.
Merit Scholarship and Disticntion grade in Specifications and Final Year Thesis Project on Designing Income Tax Officers' Training Institute at Nagpur.
National Visiting professor, Grant
I was selected at national level by the Indian Society for Technical Education, New Delhi to teach at Three schools of architecture for exchange of ideas and experience.
Fulbright Award, Award
I taught in the Department of Architecture and Landscape Architecture & also, in the Emergency Management Program at the North Dakota State University, Fargo USA in the fall of 2005
Lecturing and organizing design studio under South-South Cooperation, Award
The University Grants Commission, New Delhi provided funds to visit University of Chile in South America for lecturing and participating in design studios during Sept-Oct. 1999. I experienced 16 earthquake shocks in my short stay and decided to pursue this field passionately upon return.
ACSA-American Wood Council Student Design Competition, Honorable Mention
I was faculty sponsor for Mr Amit Malhotra a third year student of architecture, who participated in a design competition on Forest Research Institute.
Grant to establish Climatology Laboratory, Grant
All India Council for Technical Education gave Rs 250,000 grant to establish a laboratory having sun tracker, Laminar wind flow tunnel for study of wind movement around building models.
Best Teacher Award, Honorable Mention
The Indian Institute of Architects Bangalore Chapter conferred the award for commendable service in teaching architecture.
Design Idea Award for Podecharry Housing Board's Low Cost Housing Competition., 3rd Place
113 architects participated; 17 were shortlisted and requested to participate. The team of architect-faculty members lead by me prepared the design, report and model. It was given third prize. there was no first prize given.