“Architecture was born in prehistoric times along with cave art. Man is not satisfied with mere shelter and always seeks something more aesthetically satisfying. As long as mankind is thriving, architects are bound to prosper. Even in the coming computer age, architects have a bright future ahead of them, because though the computer can perform repetitive tasks, it cannot be creative. Hence perceptive people, especially those with an ability to visualize and design for an updated reality are going to be in great demand in the new millennium. New avenues of employment like art direction and set design ,virtual reality, web designing, product design, facilities and construction management, landscaping and environment planning are opening up for architects, in addition to the traditional architectural practice.

The ADA’s Minerva College of Architecture has been founded with the objective of bringing forth well-educated, informed and motivated architects equipped with ultra-modern skills, who can contribute towards building a humane society for the future by taking up the task of visualizing and designing for the human habitat with confidence and integrity. It is our primary objective to ensure the highest level of academic standards along with the spirit of creativity and growth in every individual. It is the endeavor of this institute to establish and nurture a heaven of academic excellence, creativity and personality development in which the budding architects can thrive. Thus we encourage our students to look at the world beyond mere academics by providing a wider exposure through a series of guest lectures and workshops by experts in architecture and related fields. Perceptual sketching and workshop practice on one-hand and computer skills on the other are especially emphasized. I warmly welcome you all to our prestigious institute which is unique in respect of planning, infrastructure, faculty and vision. Our identity is the faculty of excellent professional skills and experience. Our approach is student centric and every care is taken to see that students get personal attention right from day one of his joining the college.

The endeavour is to produce architectural professionals of global standards in terms of design, personality development and communication skills. I am sure these 5 years are going to be extremely creative and eventful. Go ahead and discover yourself.”


Ar. Sandhya Nivsarkar

B.Arch: VNIT, Nagpur 1977
M.Arch: IIT Roorkee 1979
Total Experince: more than 35 Years
Teaching Experience: more than 30 years

She is practicing architect since 1985. Have worked in Pune, Mumbai & Navi Mumbai for 35 years in various fields of design and architecture like Interior design, large housing projects, pre-fab mass housing projects and corporate houses etc.

She has also been awarded a citation for contribution in architecture education from IIA in the year 1999-2000. She was Principal IC at DYPCOA Akrudi and later for Sinhgad institute of Design & Architecture, Lonawala. She is an approved professor by Pune university and worked for MKSSS, BNCA.

Currently she is associated as Principal at ADA’s Minerva College of Architecture, Pune. She has also been invited time to time for Guest lectures by Indian and International Institutes as well.