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Department of Architecture

About Department

Architecture is primarily the art and science of designing spaces for providing a comfortable working and living space, protected from the extremes of climate. Architecture is called as “Mother of all Arts” because it stands for goodness, truth & beauty the three main principles of architecture.

Department of Architecture is one among the 11 UG Courses established in the year 1984 in PDA College of Engineering, Kalaburagi affiliated to VTU.

Our Institute is being run by Hyderabad Karnataka Education Society, which was established in the year 1958 under the great visionary Shri Mahadevappa Rampure in North Karnataka region.

Department of Architecture was established in the year 1984 with an intake of 40 in PDA College of Engineering, Kalaburagi affiliated to VTU. In 2015 the intake has been enhanced from 40 to 80. Department celebrated its Silver Jubilee in the year 2009.

Department of Architecture, PDA College of Engineering, Kalaburagi is following minimum standards of Architectural Education Regulations, 2020 as per norms of Council of Architecture. Well qualified, disciplined & dedicated staff members of the Department are serving the Institute.

The Department is recognized as the “State resource center” for training on “Earthquake Resistant Architecture” to the practicing architects in this region as a part of National Programme for Capacity Building of Architects in Earthquake Risk Management (NPCBAERM) by National Institute of Disaster Management, Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi.

As per HKE Society’s 29th May 2019 Governing Council meeting a resolution was passed to establish School of Architecture in Architecture Department. On 01 October Council of Architecture approved it and the name of the Department of Architecture was changed as “Poojya Dr. Shivakumar Swamiji School of Architecture” in the remembrance of late Dr. Shivakumar Swamiji, Siddaganga Math, Tumkur, Karnataka. In this regard a statue of Poojya Dr. Shivakumar Swamiji was unveiled on 7th March 2020 in the fore court of School of Architecture, PDA College of Engineering.

Our Alumni are spread throughout the Globe holding various positions at various capacities. Our Alumni from Indian Institute of Architects Centre & Central Alumni Association support Department activities by acting as internal/external jury members by delivering seminars & conducting classes & by funding for many activities. They are also helping our students for undergoing Professional Training & placements in various bodies.


Creating socially responsive and technically sound architects, who cater to the needs of the Building Industry and Society both at local & global level in achieving sustainable environment.

  • To enable the student to acquire technical skills and knowledge to serve the industry and society.
  • To keep upgrading the teaching and learning process with possible latest technology and innovative ideas to deliver the knowledge and skills.
  • To encourage consultancy, research and development programs for delivering and acquiring latest technology and knowledge, to serve the society and building industry.
  • Achieving over all development & placement through interaction with Alumni, building industry and other institutes.