Topic - Relevance of Architecture Today 
Speaker - Professor Dr. Rajat Ray , Dean USAP, GGSIP University, Delhi 
Coordinater - Ar. Bandana Jain , Ar. Madhur Varshney 
Timings- 2 P.M. to 4 P.M. 
Date- 21st February 2019
Venue- Multipurpose Hall , MSIT

About Speaker

Prof. Rajat Ray has joined USAP in December, 2011. He did B. Arch. (1982) from Calcutta University, M. Urban Design (1984) from SPA Delhi, PG Dip Conservation (1988) from Florence and MA in Conservation (1992) from York. A Charles Wallace' scholar for Conservation studies (U.K.) and a recipient of the Italian Government Scholarship to Foreign Students for Cultural Studies in Itlay; he has worked with architectural practices in Calcutta and Delhi including Stien Doshi Bhalla and K.T. Ravindran, and also practicing privately. He has taught at B.Arch. and M.Arch. levels for almost 20 years since late 80s. He has worked as Professor of Architecture at and as the ex-officio Dean of the Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon. He is a member of the visiting faculty in SPA, Delhi and Institute of Archaelogy of the ASI and has been member of their Board of studies. He is empanelled as a Conservation Consultant to INTACH, Kolkata Municipal Corporation. He has made several presentations at National and International forums for urban and architectural conservation in addition to writing regularly for various journals. His areas of specialization are historical buildings and cities, architectural theory, history and urbanism. He is currently pursuing doctoral level research on colonial period architecture and urbanism of Kolkata city.From the metro on her way to college, Priyanka observes people trying to look after their basic needs. As she gets to her classroom, she turns that experience into inspiration. “An architect’s main role is to create sustainable structures in innovative ways. You have to connect to social environment with an eye on the surroundings. It motivates me to learn more to create something worth remembering,” she says confidently.