Ravindra Deshmukh

Ravindra Deshmukh

Pune, IN



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.


Mangalayatan University, Aligarh, IN, Director, Institute of Architecture and Planning

To set up an Institute of Architecture and Planning, do preliminary work of
marketability, guiding marketing executives, designing educational program, setting up
infrastructure; university service as member Academic Council; Chairperson, Board of
Studies and member on various university bodies. Also, now I am Director-Quality
Assurance for the University and Facilitator, NAAC Preparation.

Jun 2015 - current

Dr BN College of Architecture for Women, Pune, India, Pune, IN, Professor

Teach subjects like Dissertation, Building Construction, Thesis Project and has a responsibility of formation of a research center for doctoral program.

After being with Symbiosis for an year as a director, I returned to my earlier employer
as Symbiosis deferred commencement of UG and PG courses under Symbiosis
School of Planning and Architecture due to certain managerial decisions.
At BNCA I am guiding PhD students, strategic inputs in the on going programs,
enhancing international reach by becoming member of US school's association and
promoting corporate style through dress code, attire, color and going for secured
access to key departments.

Dec 2009 - Jun 2015

Manipal University, Manipal, India, Manipal, IN, 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.

Feb 1987 - Dec 2009

University of Ife, Nigeria, Ile-Ife, NG, 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.

Feb 1982 - Sep 1986

Planning Corps & Construction Division, BHEL, Haridwar, IN, 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.

Worked at Central Foundry Forge Plant, BHEL Hardwar as Junior Executive
(Architecture) under Col. SP Wahi and completed Design of Buildings, Landscape
scheme for the Central Foundry Forge Plant, Researchers Quarters, factory main Gate
and boundary wall design; Also, worked in Construction Wing, BHEL Research &
Development at Hyderabad and did Supervision of Research Laboratory Blocks,
Tenders, Contract Procedure, Facility Management.

Jul 1975 - Feb 1982


Manipal University, Manipal, India, Manipal, IN, 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.

Aug 2003 - Mar 2009

University of Roorkee, India, Roorkee, IN, 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

Jul 1971 - Jun 1973

VR College of Engineering, Nagpur, India, Nagpur, IN, 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.

Jul 1966 - May 1971


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.


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