Dr Madhura Yadav

Dean, Faculty of Design
Manipal University Jaipur

Prof.(Dr) Madhura is an Architect Planner. Over the last two and a half decades, she has been associated with the Administration, Academics & Research. She completed PhD from the School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi, on an AICTE scholarship, a Master’s degree in Planning from the Institution of Town Planners, New Delhi & B. Arch. from Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, Maharashtra. In addition, she did M.B.A.(HR) with a specialisation in Self and Crisis management & an M.Sc. in Value Education & Spirituality from Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu. She is Patron of Indian Green Building Council and a Fellow Member of the Indian Institute of Architects, Mumbai, Indian Institute of Town Planners, New Delhi & member of Governing Council of Indian Building Congress. She is also a Founder Member of the India Bamboo Forum.

She was elected unopposed as Senate Member (from engineering faculty) Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad & Executive Member of IIA Aurangabad Center. She was State Coordinator for the National Programme of Capacity Building of Architects for Earthquake Resistant Structures.

She is actively involved as an expert in UPSC, AICTE, CoA and DST Rajasthan. She is also an expert for Enriching Urban Planning, Design and Architecture Education in India to Meet Urban Resilience Challenge. She has contributed as a Team Leader to prepare City Development Plans for towns, Heritage Conservation of Forts, and Slum Rehabilitation Projects in Maharashtra and acted as a Jury member for various Government Competitions. She has several publications in International Conferences and Journals. She is member of Editorial committee of International Journal of Urban design & International Journal of Built Environment. She has contributed to ‘Inclusive Urban Planning’ in the World Report on Higher Education published by GUNI, Barcelona.

She is the Founder Head of all Design and Planning programs and Director of School of Architecture and Design, Manipal University Jaipur. She was instrumental in framing the curriculum of all the Programmes of the Faculty of Design and initiated an Outcome-Based Approach in teaching. She is Hub coordinator for Knowledge for change Consortium by UNESCO for Community-based Participatory Research.

Her research interests are Architecture - Ecology Interface; Eco-cities; Promotion of Eco-materials; Community Based Participatory Research; Future Design and Planning of Smart Cities and Villages & Sustainable Building Rating Systems.

She is the recipient of the Distinguished Faculty in Architecture Award, Education Leadership Award and Best Presentation Award, Vancouver, Canada, in Recognition to the Sustained Commitment in Architecture & Design Education.

Dr. Madhura can be contacted at email: madhura.yadav@jaipur.manipal.edu and Mobile: 8890306647 & Ext - 110