Core Faculty

KRVIA has a multi-disciplinary team of faculty with a wide range of interests and specialisations, both in Research and in Practice.

Visiting Faculty

The Visiting Faculty at KRVIA consist of accomplished practitioners, researchers as well as academics with professional experiences in various contexts and geographies, spanning the globe.

Program Coordinators

Program Coordinators  maintain quality and consistency in the courses. Program Coordinators schedule regular meetings with faculty and provide resources to support teaching and learning in the courses they coordinate.

Event Coordinators

Event Coordinators are responsible for overseeing the conduct of flagship KRVIA events such as KRMLS, Dissertation Colloquium and Urban Dialogues.

Exchange Coordinator

The Exchange Coordinator is responsible for the management, coordination and facilitation of the various academic exchange programs that the KRVIA is a part of. 

NAAC Coordinator

Coordinates the documentation and dissemination of information on various academic and administrative programmes/activities leading to quality improvement of the institution. The NAAC Coordinator is also responsible for the preparation of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) to be submitted to NAAC based on quality parameters.

Administrative Unit

The Admin Unit is responsible for the institutional, financial and structural administration of KRVIA. 

The Admin Unit enables other Academic Units.

Academic Unit 1

Academic Unit 1 engages with the pedagogy at KRVIA, its academic planning and upgradation. 

The Design Cell at KRVIA and various exchange programs fall under the purview of AU1.

Academic Unit 2

Academic Unit administers the courses that run at KRVIA. This includes the development of a 5+2 year academic arc, time-tabling and scheduling, examinations, student mentorships as well as keeping up with institutional accreditation policies. 

Academic Unit 3

Academic Unit 3 is responsible for the dissemination of academic content and information produced by stakeholders of the institute.

Academic Unit 4

Academic Unit 4 is responsible for the maintenance and upgradation of KRVIA infrastructure- physical, digital and intellectual. 

Internship guidance as well as exchange programs are other responsibilities of this unit. 

The cataloguing, archiving and dissemination of knowledge through the Publication Cell and the KRVIA Library is overseen by AU4.

Academic Unit 5

Academic Unit 5 oversees the coordination of various research programs at KRVIA, through the KRVIA Fellowship, Design Cell. It also keeps an editorial check on disseminated intellectual property.  

Publication Cell

The cell conceptualizes, compiles, documents, archives, curates, facilitates and re-presents, through both print and digital mediums, the school’s academic content, infrastructure, engagements, events, workshops, seminars, electives, exhibitions, etc. for either public or limited dissemination. It is a space through which the school can reimagine what an institute’s press can be where the cell allows for better access and transparency of the works produced in the school. The Cell promotes writing, research and image making in the field of Architecture, Urban Design and Planning, Urban Conservation, Housing and other allied fields. 


The Digital Lab at KRVIA is the nerve centre of data-driven projects that are part of the Masters and Bachelors program. It incubates cutting-edge research projects at the school such as climate-monitoring, city sensing, 3D printing and creation of Virtual Reality environments. It also hosts the dedicated central server for all GIS Data produced in the school, as well as the institute's own Geo-Server.

Environment, Recycling & Clean Drive

This Unit  focusses on promoting environmental sustainability and cleanliness within the campus. It involves activities like setting up recycling programs, reducing waste, organizing clean-up events, raising awareness, creating green spaces, collaborating with stakeholders, collecting data, fostering innovation, ensuring long-term sustainability, and celebrating achievements. The initiative aims to engage students, faculty, staff, and the larger community to make a positive impact on the environment through education and responsible action.

  • All
  • Academic Unit 1
  • Academic Unit 2
  • Academic Unit 3
  • Academic Unit 4
  • Academic Unit 5
  • Administrative Unit
  • Core Faculty
  • Environment, Recycling & Clean Drive
  • Exchange Coordinator
  • GIS Lab
  • KRVIA Journal Ed Board
  • NAAC Coordinator
  • Program Coordinators
  • Publication Cell

Visiting Faculty

Apurva Parikh

Manisha Agarwal

Sneha Kishnadwala

Andrea Baptista

Krish Shah

Kunal Sharma

Shivani Shah

Bhargav Kolapkar 

Samarth Das

Shail Bajaria

Sudipta Iyer

Bhavin Nagda

Sagarika Suri

Nikhil Khadilkar

Vinit Nanivadekar

Dinesh Baraf

Arun Sawant 



Adwait Potnis

Santosh Thorat

Biju Kuriakose

Kiran Kapadia

Ranjana Dave

Zaen Alkazi

Sahej Rahal

Sudhir Badami







Noopur Sejpal

Deepshikha Jaiswal

Simin Patel

Sahej Rahal

Sonal Motla 

Vishwa Shroff

Aklesh Sutar

Mario De Penha 

Visiting Critics

Snehal Nagarsheth 

Walter D’Souza

Anant Maringanti 

Yogita Lokhande

Nirmal Kishnani

Naman Ahuja 

Anand Wadwekar 

Ritu Mohanty 

Jigna Desai 

Ayon Sen


Swanzal Kak Kapoor 

Tanu Sankalia 

Aditi Nargundkar Phatak




Sameera Rathod

Pinkish Shah 

Sameep Padora 

Sachin Agshikar 



Academic Council

The KRVIA academic council is represented by professionals from academic, practice and research backgrounds. The Academic council meets on regular basis to discuss academics.