Vidya Rao

Vidya Rao

Adjunct Faculty

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My Name is Vidya Rao, my profilePage is. I am aAdjunct Faculty in School of Design & Architecture, MUD.
  • CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Responsibilities include teaching, mentoring students for competition participation, dissertation guidance and supporting university events as required. Incharge of Product Design specialization for B. Des Program. Representative faculty from School of Design and Architecture for the campus foundation program.

  • SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING
    Subject
    :
    Architectural Design V
    Subject code
    :
    ARC-14-301
    Year / Semester
    :
    V Semester BArch
    Subject
    :
    Architectural Design VI
    Subject code
    :
    ARC-14-302
    Year / Semester
    :
    VI Semester BArch
    Subject
    :
    Visual Arts and Basic Design II
    Subject code
    :
    BID 107
    Year / Semester
    :
    II Semester BArch
    Subject
    :
    Design Communication Skills
    Subject code
    :
    BID 112
    Year / Semester
    :
    II Semester BDes
    Subject
    :
    Design of Accessories
    Subject code
    :
    BID 313
    Year / Semester
    :
    V Semester BDes
    Subject
    :
    Product Graphics
    Subject code
    :
    BID 315
    Year / Semester
    :
    V Semester BDes
    Subject
    :
    Furniture Design
    Subject code
    :
    BID 312
    Year / Semester
    :
    VI Semester BDes
    Subject
    :
    Representational Techniques
    Subject code
    :
    BID 314
    Year / Semester
    :
    VI Semester BDes
    Subject
    :
    Design Basics
    Subject code
    :
    FDN 005
    Year / Semester
    :
    Foundation Program Elective
  • ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
    Degree
    :
    PhD (Ongoing)
    Specialisation
    :
    Architecture
    Institute
    :
    Faculty of Architecture
    Year of passing
    :
    2017-2021
    Degree
    :
    BArch
    Specialisation
    :
    NA
    Institute
    :
    Manipal Institute of Technology
    Year of passing
    :
    1997
    Degree
    :
    Diploma in CAD and 3 DS max.
    Specialisation
    :
    Institute
    :
    CAD Centre
    Year of passing
    :
    2006
    Degree
    :
    Diploma in web designing and desktop publishing
    Specialisation
    :
    Institute
    :
    Manipal Institute of computer education
    Year of passing
    :
    2003
  • EXPERIENCE
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    Manipal Dubai Campus
    Designation
    :
    Adjunct Faculty
    Role:Academic
    Tenure
    :
    2005 – to present
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    MIT, Manipal
    Designation
    :
    Lecturer
    Role:Academic
    Tenure
    :
    September 1997-April 1998 and October 2000-December 2004 (5 years)
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    ICAS, Manipal
    Designation
    :
    Lecturer
    Role:Academic
    Tenure
    :
    September 1997-April 1998 and October 2000-December 2004 (5 years)
  • CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Responsibilities include teaching, mentoring students for competition participation, dissertation guidance and supporting university events as required. Incharge of Product Design specialization for B. Des Program. Representative faculty from School of Design and Architecture for the campus foundation program.

  • SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING
    Subject Subject code Year / Semester
    Architectural Design V ARC-14-301 V Semester BArch
    Architectural Design VI ARC-14-302 VI Semester BArch
    Visual Arts and Basic Design II BID 107 II Semester BArch
    Design Communication Skills BID 112 II Semester BDes
    Design of Accessories BID 313 V Semester BDes
    Product Graphics BID 315 V Semester BDes
    Furniture Design BID 312 VI Semester BDes
    Representational Techniques BID 314 VI Semester BDes
    Design Basics FDN 005 Foundation Program Elective
  • ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
    Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
    PhD (Ongoing) Architecture Faculty of Architecture 2017-2021
    BArch NA Manipal Institute of Technology 1997
    Diploma in CAD and 3 DS max. CAD Centre 2006
    Diploma in web designing and desktop publishing Manipal Institute of computer education 2003
  • EXPERIENCE
    Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
    Manipal Dubai Campus Adjunct Faculty Academic 2005 – to present
    MIT, Manipal Lecturer Academic September 1997-April 1998 and October 2000-December 2004 (5 years)
    ICAS, Manipal Lecturer Academic September 1997-April 1998 and October 2000-December 2004 (5 years)
  • AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH
    Areas of interest
    :
    Research, Product Design, Design studio Pedagogy, Traditional Architecture and Architectural Criticism.
    Areas of expertise
    :
    Product Design, Design studio Pedagogy, Traditional Architecture and Architectural Criticism.
    Areas of research
    :
    Improving undergraduate learning experience, Design Pedagogy, Architecture and culture and Traditional architecture.
  • PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS
    • Member of the Council of Architecture, India - 2001
    • Life member of Indian Society for Technical Education - 2000
    • Life member Indian Institute of Architects - 2000
    • Attended an International Conference - A Culture Context Pedagogical Approach to Undergraduate Design Studio’. Vidya Rao & Bhakti More Manipal International Symposium on Design, School of Design and Architecture, Manipal University, Dubai May 2015; Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    As a full time faculty at MIT Manipal,

    • Was a part of the Faculty consultancy cell.
    • Was on editorial board of faculty newsletter ARCHIGRAM
    • Was the time table co ordinator
    • Was involved in the design of aptitude test for architecture conducted from the university.
    • Associated with the department of continuing education and took an active role in its events.
    • Delivered guest lectures on art appreciation at Manipal institute of Communication, Rotary club  Manipal, etc

    Other achievements include:

    • Communication with the professional body for Chartered Accountants(CA) in India resulting in the change of entry criterion for architects taking the CA exam.
    • Student mentoring for various winning student entries in competitions

    Her international conferences and presentations include:

    • Evolving  A Structure For Teaching Communication Skills To  Architecture Students. 2nd prize winner in oral presentation-technical. Please refer to the link : manipal.edu/mu/research/research-directorate/news.html; Manipal Research Colloquium; April , 2014;Manipal India.
    • Rao, Vidya “Contextualisation of  the Framework, To Engage and Educate Fresher Students of Architectural Design Studio with the backdrop of study tours to Barcelona and Beijing” Paper presented at Manipal Research Colloquium; April, 2016; Manipal India.
    • A Culture Context Pedagogical Approach to Undergraduate Design Studio” Manipal International Symposium on Design, School of Design and Architecture, Manipal University, Dubai May 2015

     

  • CORPORATE EXPERIENCE
    Organisation
    :
    Patil Associates, Mumbai
    Role:Trainee
    Tenure
    :
    Organisation
    :
    Mendonca Associates, Mangalore
    Role:Trainee
    Tenure
    :
    Organisation
    :
    Proprietary Architectural Practice
    Role:Proprietor
    Tenure
    :
    2000-2004
  • AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH
    Areas of interest Research, Product Design, Design studio Pedagogy, Traditional Architecture and Architectural Criticism.
    Areas of expertise Product Design, Design studio Pedagogy, Traditional Architecture and Architectural Criticism.
    Areas of research Improving undergraduate learning experience, Design Pedagogy, Architecture and culture and Traditional architecture.
  • PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS
    • Member of the Council of Architecture, India - 2001
    • Life member of Indian Society for Technical Education - 2000
    • Life member Indian Institute of Architects - 2000
    • Attended an International Conference - A Culture Context Pedagogical Approach to Undergraduate Design Studio’. Vidya Rao & Bhakti More Manipal International Symposium on Design, School of Design and Architecture, Manipal University, Dubai May 2015; Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    As a full time faculty at MIT Manipal,

    • Was a part of the Faculty consultancy cell.
    • Was on editorial board of faculty newsletter ARCHIGRAM
    • Was the time table co ordinator
    • Was involved in the design of aptitude test for architecture conducted from the university.
    • Associated with the department of continuing education and took an active role in its events.
    • Delivered guest lectures on art appreciation at Manipal institute of Communication, Rotary club  Manipal, etc

    Other achievements include:

    • Communication with the professional body for Chartered Accountants(CA) in India resulting in the change of entry criterion for architects taking the CA exam.
    • Student mentoring for various winning student entries in competitions

    Her international conferences and presentations include:

    • Evolving  A Structure For Teaching Communication Skills To  Architecture Students. 2nd prize winner in oral presentation-technical. Please refer to the link : manipal.edu/mu/research/research-directorate/news.html; Manipal Research Colloquium; April , 2014;Manipal India.
    • Rao, Vidya “Contextualisation of  the Framework, To Engage and Educate Fresher Students of Architectural Design Studio with the backdrop of study tours to Barcelona and Beijing” Paper presented at Manipal Research Colloquium; April, 2016; Manipal India.
    • A Culture Context Pedagogical Approach to Undergraduate Design Studio” Manipal International Symposium on Design, School of Design and Architecture, Manipal University, Dubai May 2015

     

  • CORPORATE EXPERIENCE
    Organisation Role Tenure
    Patil Associates, Mumbai Trainee
    Mendonca Associates, Mangalore Trainee
    Proprietary Architectural Practice Proprietor 2000-2004