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The Asian School of Architecture and Design Innovations celebrated the Convocation ceremony - PRAJNA 22

The Asian School of Architecture and Design Innovations celebrated the Convocation ceremony - PRAJNA 22 on Thursday, 19th May 2022 at Silversand Island, Vyttila. The programme was a momentous event with the Chief Guest being Sri.Arif Mohammad Khan, Hon'ble Governor of Kerala, who graced the occasion with his profound words and presented the certificates and Special Awards to the graduates. Other eminent guests who were a part of the convocation ceremony include Shri.Loknath Behera, Managing[ .... ]

IGBC Green Interiors

As part of the activities of ASADI IGBC Students Chapter, the faculty of ASADI, along with selected students and architects from Ajit Associates + ACD, participated in the 3 day online Advanced Training Course on ' IGBC Green Interiors from 22nd to 24th February 2022.[ .... ]

Prof. Altaf Ahmed

The 17th of January 2022 marked the tragic and sad demise of Prof. Altaf Ahmed, Chairman of ASADI Board of Studies. A condolence meeting was held at ASADI in his memory. It was presided over by Prof. Ar.B.R.Ajit, Chairman  of ASADI, who very fondly remembered Prof. Altaf, his much beloved Professor during his undergraduate studies in architecture at the Madras School of Architecture and Planning. The veteran academician and pioneer of the contemporary, Prof. Ar. Altaf Ahmed is backed with 5[ .... ]


The Dawn Fest, organized by the students of the 8th batch of Asian School of Architecture and Design Innovations, was held on the 17th of November 2021. 
ASADI was privileged to have Adv. A.M. Ariff (Member of Parliament) as the Chief Guest and Mrs. Gita Bakshi, an author, anchor and a multi-faceted media personality as the Guest of Honor, both of whom graced the occasion with their presence. The new batch was inducted by the faculty and senior students cordially and with[ .... ]


FOCUS (Forum of Critical Utility Services) Kerala Chapter conducted it's first Meeting at Koothambalam, ASADI chaired by Prof Ar BR Ajit, Hon Chairman, ASADI & Chairman, FOCUS Kerala Chapter. It was also a historic moment as the Country's first FOCUS Student Chapter was inaugurated by Mr V Suresh, National Chairman, FOCUS at ASADI. Dr Pratheek Sudhakaran, Exe Director, ASADI was nominated as coordinator for the students chapter. The first project 'Waste to Value' was launched by FOCUS Kerala[ .... ]


The annual jury of  2020-2025 batch of Asian School of architecture and Design Innovations, named ARCH-EX, took place on November 1st at the green studio. The sum of all works done by students throughout the academic year was organized in the format of an exhibition.

Ar. Sachin Satyan - IIA award winner, and renowned artist Sidharthan - Former HOD at RLV College of Fine Arts, were the jurors for the day. The event was inaugurated by the Chairman, Prof.Ar.BR Aji[ .... ]


Our honorable Chairman, Shri. Ar. B.R. Ajit, who is an ardent and staunch lover of music, believes that “Architecture is frozen music”. Reinforcing his ideology, on the auspicious occasion of Navarathri, a grand musical celebration was arranged by ‘ASADI Cultural Initiative’ in association with ‘Poornathraye Sangeetha Sabha’. The mega event that happened on three successive evenings of Durgashtami, Mahanavami and Vijayadasami (13 Oct to[ .... ]


'THINK BEYOND VYTTILA' - an initiative put forward by the R&D division of ASADI to re-develop and provide solutions to reduce traffic congestion in Vytilla, was presented by Prof.B.R Ajit, Chairman& Director of ASADI, to Sri.Anil Kumar,Worshipful Mayor of Cochin,  Sri.Hibi Eden,  Hon'ble MP, MLAs and the Commissioner of the Police Department,  along with many distinguished guests on 31st of July at the Koothambalam, ASADI.[ .... ]

Adoor @ 80

As part of the 80th birthday celebrations of renowned Film Maker, Padma Vibhushan Dr.Adoor Gopalakrishnan, who is also an honored  member of the  International Board of Governors of ASADI, a special commemoration  event was hosted  by ASADI named ADOOR@80 on the 3rd of July 2021. It was well attended by many distinguished  guests from India and all over the world who were eager to wish Dr. Adoor on his 80th birthday.[ .... ]


Artist Bindi Rajagopal being honoured with ponnada and certificate by Sri. Uttam Pacharne ,Chairman ,Lalit Kala Academy ,Department of Cultural affairs, India during a  National women painter camp organized by Lalit Kala Academy at Kaniyakumari from the 16th to 22nd March 2021.

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8th January 2021 witnessed the induction ceremony for the 8th batch of the ASADIAN family. The momentous occasion was graced by His Excellency Mr. Venu Rajamony, the Ambassador of India to Netherlands and the 2020 Baburao Mhatre Gold Medal awarded architect Ar. S Gopakumar, founder and architect at Kochi-based Kumar Group Total Designers. Inspirational speeches by the eminent guests of honours, Chairman and Prof. Ar.B R Ajit, Principal Ar.Vipin S R, Director Dr.[ .... ]

Maskittonam - 2020

Our S7 student, Parvathy K Arun, was the winner (English) in Maskittonam - 2020, a writing competition as part of "All Kerala Inter-Architecture College Online Arts Fest"conducted by 'Architecture Student Central". The juror was Smt. Sujatha Warrier, noted wirter, editor & researcher.

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1. ASADI  International Board of Governors (IBOG) visited ASADI for a week long session from the 20th to the 27th of October 2019 . The members present were Prof. Chris Johnson (Australia), Dr. Davina Jackson (Australia), Dr. Adoor Gopalakrishnan (India),  Ambassador T.P Srinivasan( India), Prof. Sara Udina (Barcelona), and Special invitee, Dr. Sunil Dubey (Australia).This week long session comprised of presentations and workshops for the students of A[ .... ]

Marivillu 2019

A camp for transpeople, "Marivillu 2019" organized by the Kerala Youth Welfare Board  for discussing issues faced by them along with a self-employment workshop, was held at ASADI from December 16th to 21st . It was inaugurated by Hon'ble MP, Sri. Hibi Eden. The painting workshop was inaugurated by noted artist Sri. [ .... ]


On the 26th of October, ASADI had celebrated the harvest of its paddy fields. Sri Dr. Adoor Gopalakrishnan inaugurated the function. Members of ASADI’s International board of governors – Dr Davina Jackson (Australia), Prof. Chris Johnson(Australia), Dr. Sunil Dubey (Australia), Prof. Sara Udina (Barcelona), Dr George Paulson (U.S.A) ,other dignitaries like the Honorable Tripunithura MLA –M. Swaraj and the former Ambassador Of India Sri. T.P Sreenivasan al[ .... ]

New Dawn Fest 2019

"NEW DAWN FEST 2019", held on the 8th of August, 2019, marked the inauguration and orientation for the new batch of students (2019-2024). Hon’ble .Prof. K.V.  Thomas, (Former Union Minister for Food and Civil Supplies) was the Chief Guest for the occasion.

The programme was fully organized by the second year students with the support of the third and final year students, under the guidance[ .... ]

The Choice School kindergarten visit to ASADI

As a part of the Kindergarten theme on Community Helpers and Occupation The Choice Kindergarteners visited ASADI  to show the children the paddy fields and vegetable farm which the  architecture students had planted . The little ones were thrilled to see a farm in the heart of the city! The Architecture  students of the college entertained the children with songs. At the end of the day a few children expressed their wish to become farmers when the[ .... ]


Onam Festival falls during the Malayalam month of Chingam (August - September). It is the biggest festival celebrated with joy and enthusiasm by people of all communities in Kerala. It commemorates the subsequent homecoming of the legendary Emperor Mahabali. Onam is reminiscent of Kerala’s agrarian past, and is considered to be a harvest festival.

Onam was celebrated at ASADI on August 6t[ .... ]

Independence Day Celebrations 2019

ASADI celebrated the 73rd Independence Day of India with the hoisting of the Tricolor by Sri. Hibi Eden, Hon’ble MP, who was the Chief Guest for the occasion, in the presence of Prof. B.R Ajit, Chairman & Director, ASADI, special guests, staff and students of ASADI , followed by singing of the National Anthem.

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A function (Njattuvela) was held on Sunday, the 7th of July 2019, at the “Koothambalam”, Silver Sand Island, to inaugurate the cultivation of paddy on 50 cents of dry land on ASADI campus which is located in the city centre. The Chief Guest of the function, Hon’ble MLA, Tripunithura, Sri. M. Swaraj inaugurated the programme. He mentioned that if all vacant plots of land within the city could be used for cultivation, it would help t[ .... ]


Group of 30 students from the Asian School of Architecture and Design Innovations, Vytilla joined the EnteKochi exhibition. The students were introduced to the concept of multi-stakeholder participatory planning, a concept which was further elaborated through the live participation of the students in the activities at the exhibition space. Interactive and informative boards about Kochi’s urban challenges sparked discussions on how such an event or participato[ .... ]


Our student, Ar. Jalwa Abdul Lathief (CGPA 7.87) has secured the 1st rank in Mahatma Gandhi University (MG University) in the recently announced List of Rank/Position holders of Final X Semester B.Arch Degree Exam held in May 2018.

Ar. Shahana Salahudeen (CGPA 7.51), another student of ASADI, has secured the 6th Ran[ .... ]

Expert Talk Series

ASADI held an Expert Talk Series by Dr. John D. Liu, Ecosystem Ambassador, The Commonland Foundation, Ecosystem Restoration Researches, Educator and Filmaker at the "Koothambalam" on the 19th of February 2019. The Talk was well attended by the students and faculty of ASADI.

Dr. Liu gave a very informative talk on the vagaries of consumerism which according to him, began from the [ .... ]

Positions Available

As you may know, ASADI is into its sixth year of successful existence and we have already carved a niche for ourselves through the years. We also have a formidable International Board of Governors with leading internationally known Planners and Architects from different parts of the world as well as a very highly professional Board of Studies. We had recently held the meetings of the International Board of Governors and Board of Studies in Septembe[ .... ]

Another feather to ASADI’s cap! ASADI Research Division (ARD)

Another feather to ASADI’s cap! ASADI Research Division (ARD) represented by our Faculty Ar. Prof. Fathim Rashna Kallingal , Ar.Prof. Sreelakshmi Menon and Ar. Prof. Athul Narayanan won first prize in “TARANG ’18 DATA HACKATHON: Forecasting and Managing Disaster: Data-driven solutions to effectively predict and manage natural calamities”, of ‘Rebuild Kerala’ themed Symposium, a National Level Fest organized by School of Management Studies, National I[ .... ]


Students of Asian School of Architecture and Design Innovations (ASADI), Cochin received Award of Special Mention in the Convention Trophy and the Fashion Trophy at the Zonal NASA (National Association of Students of Architecture) Competitions - Zone 6 held at EKC College of Architecture from 19[ .... ]

First Meeting of ASADI International Board of Governors and Board of Studies

The first meeting of ASADI International Board of Governors and Board of Studies was held on the 17th and 18th of September 2018 respectively.  The meeting of the International Board of Governors was Chaired by Prof. Chris Johnson and attended by members like Prof. Sunil Dubey, Mr. Adoor Gopalakrishan,Dr. Davina Jackson and  Ar. Elisa Silva while the meeting of the Board of Studies was Chaired by Prof Sunil Dubey and attended by members like Ar. Sharuk[ .... ]

Independence Day Celebration

Prof.Ar. B.R Ajit, Chairman & Director, Asian School of Architecture & Design Innovations (ASADI)seen handing over a cheque of Rs. 150000/-  to the Chief Guest, MLA Hibi Eden towards the Chief Minister's Relief Fund on the occasion of the flag hoisting ceremony at ASADI on 15th August. Also seen in the picture are the ASADI Student Union Chairman Mr. Navaneeth an[ .... ]


The "NEW DAWN FEST 2018" - Orientation Programme for the new batch of students, was inaugurated on the 8th of August, 2018.The Chief Justice of Kerala High Court, Shri. Sunil Thomas was the Chief Guest.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Guest mentioned that ASADI is a unique institution, since it not only creates good architects but also prepares and moulds the new generation into responsible and social human beings.

The programme was organized exclusively by the second year stu[ .... ]

Re-opening day 2018-19 - General Meeting

The new semester  2018-19 re-opening day General Meeting of students with faculty and administration was held today, the 4th day of July 2018 at 10 am. The meeting was presided over by the Chairman & Director, Prof. Ar. B.R Ajit and was well attended by Senior Members of Management and Faculty including Mrs. Devi Ajit- Director, Finance, Prof. Ar. Jayanand Kilikar- Design Chair, Prof. Ar. Fathim Rashna Kallingal- Vice Principal, Prof. Ar. Dhanush Vayal[ .... ]


The first faculty lunch meeting for the coming semester 2018-19 was organized today the 29th of June 2018 from 12.30 pm to 3 pm wherein faculty, both old and new, were updated and kept abreast with the academic policies of ASADI. All participants shared their thoughts on innovative teaching methodologies which can be adopted to achieve the vision and objectives of ASADI. Chairman of ASADI, Ar. Prof. B.R Ajit gave the pep talk to all faculty members regarding the [ .... ]


International Women's Day this year was marked by the event ‘Vastukala Mahati’- a strong and bold initiative, by ASADI to honour women architects who had completed their 25 years of architectural practice. Prominent architects and architect professors from various renowned institutions and organisations in Kerala were a part of the event. Brief addresses were given to students of the college by Sivasankaran Gopakumar - Principal Architect (The Kumar Group), [ .... ]

Birla Yuvaratna NXT 2018

Students of semester 4 had actively taken part in the Birla White Yuvaratna NXT 2017-18, where they were instructed to make compositions on asbestos sheets about a festival or culture of India, using Birla White products (Materials used included: Birla White Wallcare Putty, Birla White Levelplast and Birla White Textura).
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