Infrastructure

A well-designed educational facility can truly enhance performance and make learning-teaching a more gratifying and rewarding experience. The Vidyalankar Campus is spread over a sprawling area of 11 acres at Wadala, at the heart of Mumbai city.

Infrastructure
Infrastructure
Infrastructure

The management wanted to erect a high performance building which exudes exuberance; thermally, visually and acoustically comfortable; energy, material and water efficient; safe and secure; easy to maintain and operate and which has a stimulating architecture. The resultant Avant-garde building which was commissioned to be designed by a globally reputed professional architectural firm offers students a vibrant setting for their studies and symbolizes the institute’s resolve to scale new heights continually. The internationally acclaimed DesignShare Honor Award for Architectural Excellence of an Educational Institute was conferred upon Vidyalankar Institute of Technology in 2007 for its unparalleled student-friendly infrastructure designed to facilitate a dynamic learning environment. It has ample and well-furnished space to accommodate administrative, academic, consultancy, projects, research and development and extra-curricular activities and is adaptable to changing needs.


Architecture : The Winning Project

EDUCATIONAL VILLAGE: Vidyalankar Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India.
Jurors Comment

WOW. Wild, crazy, funky. I like this project. Its a big feeling inside: lots of variety of space, color, light–very kinetic architecture. I am encouraged by the Educator narrative–there was good involvement in the design process that drew out the need for informal and collaborative space. - Jeff Lackney

Yes, WOW, indeed. An impressive educational narrative, providing a real feeling that the educator's openness unleashed a boatload of ideas from the team of architects – a true fireworks display of creative thinking. Delightful interactions between educators and architects. - Beth Hebert

I like this project from an architectural standpoint. An interesting design response that took some very specific steps towards making it sustainable. - Tim Dufault
So thrilling to hear these educators' openness to a "fresh approach" of incorporating clearly understood values. This kind of imagination is rare in educational circles. The courage and conviction in philosophical beliefs that makes this kind of building possible is palpable. - Beth Hebert

The planners and designers for this school have truly pulled off a dynamic learning environment, providing educators much to work with. I really appreciate the creativity in design that is coming out of new schools in Asia. Educators in these regions are looking to re-engineer the system and are allowing design of the learning environment to play a big role. There is a strong lesson in these schools about the 'realm of possibilities' in educational design. - Peter Brown

Feeling positive about the use of 'alcove' space, the very cost-effective nature of the overall project, and the focus on "progressive" education. Huge fan of how they pulled off the "Learning Street" — especially given the way the eye is allowed to wonder as it wanders. Particularly appreciate the 'suspended ampitheatre' that looks over the learning street. I deeply appreciate the way they allowed imagination, humor, and fun to remain front and center. - Christian Long

HONOR Award

HONOR Award from DesignShare, USA'07

HONOR Award

Vidyalankar Institute of Technology is housed in two buildings.

Building One

A Block
Reception
Registrar’s Office
Bursar’s Office
Office of Principal,VIT
Board Room
Conference Room
B Block
Examination Cell
Office of HoD, BIOMED Engg
Faculty Room, BIOMED Engg
Mini Theatre
Lecture Halls
Laboratories, BIOMED Engg
C Block
Cafeteria
Guest House
Common Rooms
Café Lounge
D Block
Office of In Charge, FE Engg
Faculty Room, FE Engg
Lecture Halls
Seminar Hall
Student Activity Centre
E Block
Office of HoD, INFT Engg
Faculty Room, INFT Engg
Lecture Halls
Amphitheatre VPrint
Souvenir / Book Shop
F Block
Office of HoD, ETRX Engg
Faculty Room, ETRX Engg
Office of CAO
Lecture Halls
G Block
Computer Centre
Reading Hall
Library Apple Lab
L Block
Gymkhana
FE Laboratories
INFT Laboratories
ETRX Laboratories
Tutorial Rooms

Building Two

Level 0
Engg Workshop
Auditorium
Level 1
Entrance Lobby
Seminar Hall
Placement Office
Alumni Office
Level 2
Office of HoD, CMPN Engg
Faculty Room, CMPN Engg
Lecture Halls
Level 3
Seminar Hall
Lecture Halls
Computer Laboratories
Level 4
Office of HoD, EXTC Engg
Faculty Room, EXTC Engg
Lecture Halls EXTC Laboratories
Level 5
Lecture Halls
Seminar Hall
Level 6
Office of HoD, MMS Faculty Room,
MMS HR Office Facility Manager Office
Exhibition Area
Level 7
Chairperson Office
Director Office
Board Room
Meeting Room
Meeting Lounge

In order to create pleasant and comfortable academic experience, all classrooms, offices and most of the laboratories are made air conditioned. Buildings have ample open spaces and recreational zones to make every corner very cheerful, lively and stimulating.