Vinit Mirkar

Vinit Mirkar


Vinit Mirkar is the Principal of IES College of Architecture. He has a strong teaching base in architectural research, design and technology at both, the undergraduate and post-graduate levels. Having taught in several institutions and practiced the profession for over the last two decades, he has a balanced footing in teaching, administration and practice. He believes education should lead the industry. He holds the post of General Secretary of the Maharashtra Association of Schools of Architecture. He is a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Architects and is a Member of the Executive Council of IIA Brihan Mumbai Centre. He has presented and published papers on various aspects of the built environment and is a member of the Review Committee of the Journal of the Indian Institute of Architects (JIIA), as well as for several international conferences.

At present, he is pursuing a doctorate at the premier central university, Jamia Millia Islamia.


PhD Scholar at Jamia Millia Islamia (currently)

M.Arch. (General), YCMOU, Academy of Architecture (2009)

G.D.Arch., Academy of Architecture (1996)

Notable Achievement, Publications and Projects

1) Awareness of the Past and the Need of the Future for a Relevant Vernacular Expression SAVA Conference Proceedings of Dec. 2015; Manuscript accepted for publication (ISBN 978-81-927981-3-4
2) The Street Market: An Informal Face of Mumbai IASTER: International Journal of Research in Civil Engineering, Architecture & Design, (ISSN Print: 2347-8284; ISSN Online: 2347-2855), April – June 2017. p.73-81.
3) Transience of Peri-Urban Areas : An Introspection for its Sustainable Future Conference Proceedings of the Asian Regional Conference on Peri-urbanization (Dec. 2019)

*Paper Presentations
1) “The Street Market: An Informal Face of Mumbai”: Paper presentation at the National Conference on Architecture & Beyond (NCAB) 2017, held at Vidya Pratishthan’s School of Architecture, Baramati (Feb. 2017)
2) “Transience of Peri-Urban Areas: An Introspection for its Sustainable Future”: Paper presentation at the Asian Regional Conference on Peri-urbanization (Dec. 2019)

*Member of:
1. Inspection Panel of colleges of architecture, Council of Architecture
2. CoA Nominee for selection of Faculty at colleges of architecture
3. Board of Studies of the Mahatma Gandhi Mission University, Aurangabad 4. Board of Studies of the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad
5. Special Invitee for the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Technical University’s R & D Cell. member of the IIA
6. Board of Education & Examination, IIA
7. Member Representative of IIA for the ARCASIA Committee for Architectural Education (ACAE).

*Notable Projects:
– Panel Architect for the Central Railway Employees Credit Society
– Architect for Mumbai-Pune Express Highway Tunnel Designs
– Conservation & Interior Projects

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