Chairman and President

Late Shri Pravinbahi Maniyar
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Managing Trustee

Shri Lalitbhai Mehta
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Trustee

Shri Kaushikbhai Shukla
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Trustee

Shri Harshalbhai Arvindbhai Maniar
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Trustee

Dr. Sanjeevbhai Mahendrabhai Oza
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Trustee

Late Shri Sanjaybhai Jayvantbhai Maniar
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Academic Advisor

Kirit Kamdar
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Ar. KiritKamdar is the most senior person at Indubhai Parekh School of Architecture, Rajkot. Since the inception of the school, is has been associated with the school. He is a graduate in architecture from the Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda in 1968. He is a practitioner based in Rajkot with an experience of over 45 years. His experience into practice is the guiding principle to the school and its students. His practice and the guidance to the students emphasizes on user centric design. He has travelled extensively across the world and his familiarity with the people and cultures across the globe opens up a wide array of thoughts for a school to grow.

Design Chair Professor

Kishorbhai Trivedi
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Principal

Devang Parekh
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Devang Parekh is an Urban Designer. He did his graduation in architecture from Maharaja Sayajirao University, Vadodara and post-graduation in Urban Design from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. He has a teaching as well as professional experience of more than 17 years. His major area of research and teaching is in environment, ecology and built environment. His current interest is in understanding large dimensions of Sustainability in Architecture. He is a member of Board of Studies at many Architectural Schools and has attended several National Conferences and Workshops.

Dean and Academic Coordinator

Hitesh Changela
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Prof. Hitesh Changela is the Dean of Architecture Department in Saurashtra University, Rajkot. He did his graduation in architecture from SCET, South Gujarat University, Surat in 2000. Since then he is into practice and teaching. After 2001 earthquake in Gujarat, he was associated with Hunnarshala and Shelter Innovation and Support Centre at Kutch as a Consultant Architect. He had actively worked in the team for Kutch NavNirvanAbhiyan and Paraplegic Shelter. His major area of research and teaching is in building materials and construction, and structures in architecture. His hobbies in travelling, mountaineering and photography has brought to him a strong knowledge of vernacular practices across the country.


Associate Professor

Hakimuddin Bharmal
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Hakkimuddin Bharmal is an Architect and Urban and Regional Planner. He did his graduation in architecture from SCET, South Gujarat University, Surat and a Post-graduation in Master of Technology in Urban and Regional Planning from Centre from Environmental Planning and Technology, Ahmedabad. He has also done an Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration in Finance (PGDBA-Finance) from SCDL (Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning), Symbiosis, Pune, and has cleared Ph.D. Entrance Test from Department of Management, Saurashtra University. He is engaged into teaching since 2000 at Indubhai Parekh School of Architecture, Rajkot. He is a practicing architect and an interior designer since 2000 and a practicing planner and a valuer since 2006. At I.P.S.A., he has played a key role in conceptualizing and inception of ‘Resource Centre’, Environmental Lab’, and ‘Research Cell’. He is also a Programme Co-ordinator of the proposed 'Masters Programme in Urban & Regional Planning' (M.Plan)’ and 'Diploma Programmes in Interior Design' (D.I.D. and A.D.I.D)’, and ‘Programme Coordinator' for proposed 'Bachelors Programmes in Design' (B.Des.)

Assistant Professor

Jayesh Shukla
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JayeshShukla is an artist from Ahmedabad. Settled in Rajkot since last 8 years, he is a graduate from C. N. College of Fine Arts at Ahmedabad. He completed his Diploma in Drawing and Painting from there in 1987 and a Post Diploma in Print Making from the same institute in 1989. Since then he is a painter and has been associated with many institutes in teaching art and design. He has received fellowships for higher studies from Gujarat State (1988-89) and Gujarat State Lalit Kala Academy (2000-2001). His work has been exhibited in various national as well as international exhibitions since 1987. He is the recipient of awards from various Art Societies which includes Gujarat State Lalit Kala Academy in Graphics (1991, 1995), Sculpture (1994, 1997), and Painting (1996), and many more.

Assistant Professor

Khushbu Doshi
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B.ArchKhushbuDoshi is a full time faculty at IPSA since 2011. She completed her graduation from IPSA in 2008 with distinction. Since then, she worked on architectural as well as interior design projects. Her major area of focus is in basics of design and architectural graphic techniques. She had compiled and documented the academic works of students from various batches for the future reference of the faculties and students. She firmly believes in exploring methods of learning by doing things and hence is associated with architectural practice. She is associated with a Rajkot based firm – Aayam Architects and has handled various projects of different scales.

Assistant Professor

Ar. Hitesh Parmar
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Ar Hitesh Parmar is a double graduate in architecture and civil engineering. He did civil engineering from Saurashtra University in 1995 and Architecture from Indian Institute of Architects in 2010. He also did Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IGNOU in 1996. He is also National level Trainer and International level presenter in Adult Education from Junior Chamber International (JCI). He is in to practice since 1996. He worked extensively in Saurashtra region in Architecture and Structure Designing. His area of interest in practice are cost effective solutions to architecture and large span structures. He has worked with Architect Kishore Trivedi for 6 years time period.He,apart from architecture, engineering and adult education, studied management concepts like 5S, Kaizen, Six Sigma, SMED, KANBAN, Just In Time, Poka Yoke etc extensively and also imparts training on it. He is Blackbelt in Sigma and ISO Lead Auditor and certified Lean Management Professional.He is also an author of 2 books, "Beyond Midbrain Activation - Train The Trainer Manual" and "Attitude - 365x24x7" which is sold extensively on amazon and flipkart.Training Design and Educational Content, Activities and Game design are his skill areas. He is also a national level player in table tennis.

Associate Professor

Brinda Shah
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Brinda Shah is an architect based in Rajkot. She did her Bachelors in Architecture from School of Architecture, CEPT, Ahmedabad in 1998 and Masters of Architecture in International Studies in Vernacular Architecture from Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, England in 2004. She is a practicing architect, teacher and a researcher. She has taught at various architecture schools including Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology, Ahmedabad and Indubhai Parekh School of Architecture, Rajkot since the past decade. Her professional works as well as research papers on architecture have been published in various magazines and journals. She has participated and presented her work in international conference. The professional works accomplished by her with her partner has received national and international design awards. She has extensively travelled across the country and abroad. Her areas of interests apart from architecture are music and painting.

Assistant Professor

Rupesh Patel
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M.Arch. [ASC]Rupesh Patel is an Assistant Professor at IPSA since 2013. He has done his Bachelorsin Architecture from Indubhai Parekh School of Architecture in 2008 and Masters in Architectural and Settlement Conservation from CEPT University in 2013. He has been teaching Building Materials and Construction, Structures and Design Studio since then. He is a Research Assistant in IPSA Research and Development Cell and the Project Head from IPSA in Gandhi Heritage Sites Mission. He is also the Proprietor and leading architect of SPARSH, an architecture and interior design firm since 2008. In his teachings as well as practice he focuses on the making of the building and is sensitive to human interaction with the built spaces.

Assistant Professor (Adhoc)

Apexa Joshi
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A graduate of architecture in building materials and construction technology from Schoolof Architecture-Gujarat University, Apexa has recently joined Indubhai Parekh School of architecture as an adhoc assistant professor and is a practicing architect. She is a sensitive individual and is keenly interested in establishing a connection as to how the ideas are to be realized in the built form. According to her, an amalgamation of professional practice with academics broadens the perspective about architecture through research and exploration of design teaching. Architecture fascinates her with a motivation to explore how construction technology and simple yet powerful artistic ideas can be applied to improve the performance of building both socially and environmentally. In her practice, she strives to achieve a fresh approach by justifying a balance between functionality and creative spaces.

Riddhi Shah

Assistant Professor
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An architect with a specialization in Theory and Design, Riddhi has a strong inclinationtowards research in architecture. She did her graduation in architecture in 2006 (Indubhai Parekh School of Architecture, Saurashtra University, Rajkot) and post-graduation in architecture - Theory and Design in 2009 (CEPT University, Ahmedabad). She is teaching at IPSA since 2011 and takes Humanities, History of Architecture, Research Methods and Design Studios. She had also been a Visiting Faculty at CEPT in Theory and Design in 2009 where she assisted in Architectural and Urban Design Theories, Research Methodology and Design Studio. She was a Lecturer at Government Polytechnic for Girls in Ahmedabad. According to her, critical thinking is the most important aspect one must cultivate in order to be able to respond to different situations in life and career. In all the courses that she takes, the aim is on developing critical thing abilities in students. Cultivating and enhancing the reading and analyzing abilities in students coming from vernacular language background as well as students coming from English language background is the biggest challenge for her. AT IPSA, she is the Convener in the Library Committee and works in various areas for the up gradation of the library and foster reading in students. She coordinates Electives, Travelogues and Guest Lecturers for the extra-curricular development of individuals at IPSA. Her study on ‘Semiotics of Architecture’was awarded asthe Best Thesis at Masters in Architecture for which she received Louis Kahn Award and a Gold Medal. She is pursuing her Doctorate in Architecture from CEPT University. As a part of her study, she completed her Minor Research on ‘An Inquiry into Historiography as a Tool for Research – Islamic Architecture of India’. At present, she is doing her Major Research on ‘Texts in Architecture from the sixties to the nineties – Rhetorical Analysis’

Assistant Professor

Ar. Rushikesh Kotadiya
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Assistant Professor

Ar. Sagar Pankhaniya
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Administrative Officer

Rajani Rupareliya
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B.Com.

Accounts

Mayuri Vora
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M.Com.
PGDBM
BJMC

Accounts

Pravin Agravat
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B.Com.

Examination

Ketan Jadav
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B.Com.
M.Com.
PGDCA

Librarian

Haresh Talatia
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B.A.
M.Li. & I.Sc.

Library Clerk

Vishal Sapariya
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B.Com.
M.Com.
B.Li.Sc

Library Clerk

Dipak Rajgor
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B.Com.

Examination

Viren Dave
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Computer Lab Assistant

Pankaj Bhalsod
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Diploma In Computer Engg.
B.C.A.