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Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
Address:Sector 12
Chandigarh (District Chandigarh)
Chandigarh, India
Pin Code : 160012

Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh Chandigarh is a recognised institute / college. Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh Chandigarh is also known as CCA Chandigarh. Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh Chandigarh was established on / in 07 August 1961.

Principal of Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh Chandigarh is Mr Rajnish Watts, Pradeep Kumar Bhagat.

Chandigarh College of Architecture is situated in Chandigarh of Chandigarh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Chandigarh comes under Chandigarh Tehsil, Chandigarh District.

Fax # of Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh Chandigarh is 0172-2745531.

Residence Phone No(s) of concerned peron(s) of Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh Chandigarh is (are) : 0172-2657948.

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Website of Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh Chandigarh is www.nic.in/cca.

Contact Details of Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh Chandigarh are : Telephone: +91-172-2746260, 2746029, 2747741
0172 –2741596,2740558,2740685,2740572
email id: cca@chd.nic.in (Ok)


Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh Chandigarh runs course(s) in Architecture stream(s).

Approval details: Chandigarh College of Architecture is affiliated with Panjab University, Chandigarh (Chandigarh)

Profile of Chandigarh College of Architecture

The Chandigarh College of Architecture (CCA) is a specialized college imparting education and research in the field of Architecture. It is a premier architectural institution of the entire north-western region of India covering the States of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir as well as the Union Territory of Chandigarh. The college is well recognized among domestic and international fraternity for its quality education and alumunus. The college has an enrollment of 200 undergraduates. A large number of the alumni of this college are now doing extremely well professionally whether it be in practice, the government and public sector undertakings, teaching or research

Chandigarh College of Architecture (CCA) was established on 7 August 1961 in Chandigarh, India, and was set up to impart education in architecture. Le Corbusier, who developed Chandigarh's master plan in 1951, also succeeded in getting Chandigarh College of Architecture (CCA) established as an integral part of the great Chandigarh Experiment. His conviction was that the creation of built environment, however brilliant and consequential, cannot be fully grasped- much less perpetuated � if the principles regulating its concept are not properly understood through study of various components of the city in use.

The college conducts a five year course leading to the degree of Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) for which it is affiliated to the Panjab University in the Faculty of Design and Fine Arts. A semester system has been in place since 1972. A two-tier scheme has been in effect from 1985. The 10 semester course is offered in two tiers: Stage One, from first to sixth semester and Stage Two, from seventh to tenth semester. Stage One consists of theoretical subjects, tutorials, workshop practice and studio work for a basic grounding in the knowledge about architecture and its tools and skills. Stage Two comprises a six month practical training followed by a large number of elective courses and studies of urban problems, professional practice, town-planning and a thesis. Recently, in 1998 a comprehensive review of the syllabi was undertaken to ensure greater cohesion progression and integration of the various related subjects and their inter-relationship with others.

The current campus is housed in Punjab Engineering College Campus, Sector 12 in Chandigarh. CCA is widely spread in 5-acre (20,000 m2) campus with its own Cricket ground and Basketball court. Boys hostel is located 250 yards (230 m) at the back and the girls hostel is located in adjacent sector-11.

Annual events
Play during 'Archo' in Chandigarh College of Architecture
'Corbu Day' is the founder's day which is celebrated on 7 October i.e. the birthdate of architect Le Corbusier. Guest lectures by renowned architects are held on this day each year. Various awards and scholarships are awarded to meritorious students.

The annual college fest 'Archo' is held in the month of March. The event is in form of an inter-house competition amongst three houses (namely Kanishka, Kalinga and Maurya). Students participate in various cultural, sports and design events over a period of two weeks.


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PU denies admission to architecture diploma holders

Panjab University has denied admission in the Bachelor of Architecture course to the holders of three-year diploma in Architecture Assistantship. After qualifying in the architecture aptitude test as a part of the AIEEE-2004, the students are seeking admission at Chandigarh College of Architecture CCA) under the 15 per cent all-India quota.

The students told Chandigarh Tribune that while the Central Counselling Board, a body which handles the counselling for the AIEEE, says that students with three-or-four year diploma recognised by the AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education could appear in the entrance test.

The admission brochure of the Chandigarh Administration clearly states that any student who has passed 10+2 or its equivalent exams conducted by the recognised board, university with subjects of physics, maths and any one out of chemistry, computer science, biology and enginerring drawing was eligible for admission.

“On what basis the university and Chandigarh College of Architecture were denying us the admission whereas the rules are on our side”, said Srishtee, one of the candidates. The students have been running between Panjab University and CCA to know about their status.

The Joint Registrar, Panjab University, Mr H.C. Malhotra, in a communication to the students said the university did not recognise the three-year diploma given by the Punjab State Board of Technical Education and Industrial Training.

The students lament that while the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and the National Institute of Technology (NIT) had acknowledged the diploma, the authorities at the university were denying the right of the students on its own.

A premier institute of architecture

The Chandigarh College of Architecture, Sector 12, has its share of proud moments. It is one of the oldest institutions in the northern region. The college has been conducting a five year undergraduate course leading to degree of Bachelor of Architecture (B Arch) since 1961.

The college is equipped with many features vital to give a thrust to budding architects. An audio-visual and photography section fare well with its students. A computer centre is another feather in its cap. A museum displaying building materials, fixtures and models motivate students to achieve their academic goals. Hostel accommodation is available for both boys and girls. The college has an assembly hall with modern audio-visual facilities besides a well-stocked library. For basic stationery the college has a store.

Apart from this there is Bazm-e-tulba, students centre for indoor games, gymnasiums along with a canteen. For tours, a 42-seater bus is available.

Several awards, scholarships and medals have been instituted to encourage students to excell as an inspired professionals. Panjab University merit scholarships, government merit scholarships are being offered to meritorious students. Medals are awarded for outstanding performance in academic and co-curricular activities covering art, literary and cultural competitions.

Seminars are organised from time to time and architects from different countries keep delivering lectures. To provide the latest information the updating of syllabi is done.

With the strength of 200 students, the college has 21 regular and 20 guest faculties.

The Principal of the college, Mr Rajnish Watts, put special emphasis on consultancy projects which provides students with much-needed practical knowledge. They get the opportunity to work in the field and are paid for good work. The college has already conducted seven such projects and three projects are scheduled for July.

The joint admission brochure for B.E and B.Arch courses is available since June 6 and is priced at Rs 200. Students can take the prospectus from Punjab Engineering college, Chandigarh, Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology, Chandigarh College of Architecture, University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Panjab University and Department of chemical Engineering and Technology, Panjab University. The last date of submitting the form is June 30. The prospectus can also be downloaded from the website www.pec.ac.in.

The total sanctioned intake is of 40 seats including five seats allocated by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (Department of Secondary and Higher Education), Government for nominees of states/ UT s deficient in technical education facilities.

Swiss beauty prompted him to display works

The images belong to a man smitten but that can hardly be helped. Switzerland is a photographer’s delight and when the camera-wielding aficionado is Chandigarh College of Architecture’s Principal Rajnish Wattas, this European country turns ‘muse’ virtually performing for the camera.

The result is 86 photographs, all part of an exhibition “Cityscapes of Switzerland: Images of Mendrisio, Lugano and Zurich” which was inaugurated by an eminent art historian, Dr B.N. Goswami, at Foyer Gallery at College of Architecture, Sector 12, today.

It was an official assignment, to represent the city at an architecture exhibition and to speak on Chandigarh at Accademia di Architettura at Mendrisio, Switzerland, that gave Wattas the chance to travel and click. The photographs capture the pristine beauty and quaintness of the Ticiono region which Wattas describes as “Swiss cool and Italian passion”.

Church steeples, cobbled streets, brightly painted buildings, picturesque trams, glorious blue skies and white downy snow are just some of the marvels captured.

Indeed, peach, yellow and blue buildings juxtapose with ancient tiled streets and modern sculptures adorn tiny railway stations. Old-world piazzas evoke ancient times gone by and lush landscapes where the green grass shines and the blue waters sparkle infuse a sense of wonder.

Light and shadow play adroit games on snow, narrow winding streets, on red-tiled roofs and even cast a glorious golden hue in the room for the royal banquet at a heritage hotel in Lugano.

Wattas is no stranger to photography having contributed articles and photographs to magazines and newspapers across the country and was also responsible for introducing the subject of architectural photography to the college nearly 20 years ago. But Switzerland prompted him to hold his first solo exhibition.

The exhibition can be viewed at Foyer Gallery, College of Architecture, Sector 12, between 9 am and 5 pm till April 24, including Saturday and Sunday.

Archo 07 comes to an end

Archo 07, the 46th annual festival of the Chandigarh College of Architecture concluded here today with a prize distribution ceremony.

The prize distribution was presided over by Arvind Krishan, former head, department of architecture, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. Prizes were given for sports and cultural events and overall performances of students representing the three houses - Kanishka, Kalinga and Maurya.

Nabin Das and Ekta Agarwal were adjudged the best actor and actress, respectively. The best sportspersons were Puspkant Verma (male) and Disha N.M. Singh (female). The most enthusiastic were Priyanka Thakur (female) and Ravinder (male) while the best all-rounder Ajay Sadana (male) and Sheetal Bedi (female).

Among the houses, Kalinga House bagged the cultural and design trophies while the sports and the overall trophies were presented to Maurya House.

Principal Prof Rajnish Wattas presented the annual report of the college highlighting the numerous achievements of the college as an institute of national and international repute. Recently, the college has also provided the resource base for preparation of the nomination dossier titled Urban and Architectural Work of Le Corbusier in Chandigarh for placing Chandigarh on UNESCO’s tentative list of the World heritage.

He also mentioned the awards won by students at various forums in sports, cultural and academic arenas. Prof Wattas congratulated the faculty members in continuing their endeavour to update themselves through research, paper presentations and higher studies. The principal spoke about the various consultancy works undertaken by the college, including design for murals for City Centre, Sector 17.

An audio-visual presentation was made by Dr Arvind Krishan on ‘A New Language of Architecture for a Sustainable Future’ in the evening.

PEC students left in lurch

Due to differences in eligibility criteria laid down by Panjab University (PU) and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for writing the entrance examinations for admission to various engineering colleges the registration of first year students of the Punjab Engineering College and the Chandigarh College of Architecture is still pending.

Till the time students are registered, results of examinations undertaken by them cannot be declared by the university. The first semester examinations were held in these two colleges during December. The matter would be discussed during the PU’s Syndicate meeting.

As per the agenda the Syndicate is to “consider the admission of students made on the basis of entrance test conducted by the CBSE to Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Architecture courses in Punjab Engineering College and the Chandigarh College of Architecture for 2002-03”.

The entrance examinations for the 2002-03 academic year were conducted by the CBSE. In accordance with Central Government directives, admission to all engineering colleges in the country is to be done by the CBSE through the All-India Engineering Entrance Examination. Prior to this, the entrance examination were conducted by Panjab University through the common entrance tests (CET).

As per the eligibility criteria laid down by the PU for the erstwhile CETs, a candidate seeking admission in BE must have passed the qualifying examination with at least 50 per cent marks in aggregate in English, mathematics, physics and chemistry. The CBSE rules, on the other hand, do mention English among the subjects considered for working out the minimum qualifying marks.

As far as architecture is concerned, PU rules mandated a minimum aggregate of 55 per cent marks in the aforementioned four subjects, where as the eligibility put forward by CBSE is at least 50 per cent in aggregate in qualifying examination with mathematics as a compulsory subject.

A proposal to upgrade PEC to a deemed university is still pending. Since the proposal is yet to materialise and the college has not been disaffiliated by the university, the registration forms of students were submitted to Panjab University.

No contemporary books on Indian architecture

“It’s the lack of historians and critics that the gap between those who can understand the realms of architecture and others is ever increasing,” said Dr Vikram Prakash, a renowned scholar and professor of architecture at University of Washington, Seattle, who delivered a lecture on year zero at Chandigarh College of Architecture. “It was in the year zero i.e before the onset of AD and after BC, when the Roman empire and the Chinese empire were at their peaks and India had a horde of small empires who were struggling to rule after the fall of the Mauryan empire, that some of the best architectural monuments were created,” he said.

Ruing the fact that in reality there are no contemporary history books and literature that are available on Indian architecture, he says “buildings are always related with the economy, culture and lives of the people.”

He is working on a book ‘New History of Architecture of India’ that will document periods in the history of architecture of India starting from the Indus valley civilisation till the present times. The architectural historian is all set to foray into making documentaries on Indian architecture.

Joint workshop on architecture concludes

Ten students and two faculty members from St Etienne School of Architecture, Paris, paid a visit to the town to participate in a joint workshop with Chandigarh College of Architecture, which concluded on its premises in Sector 12, here today. The programme was attended by students from Poland, Ireland, Mexico, Canada, France and Spain. The objective was to understand the basic character of Chandigarh and to generate suggestions to revamp the system making it a better place to live in. The intention of the programme was to familiarise the students with problems connected with designing public domain in Indian context, to make them aware of Indian climate and its role in building environment, to enhance aesthetic impact and planning issues, said Rajnish Wattas, principal, Chandigarh Architectural College. Catherine Maumi and Claude Tantel, architect teachers from St Etienne School of Architecture, were responsible for organising the workshop from the French side and Rajnish Wattas represented the Chandigarh side. During the ten-day workshop, Isanbelle Nornmand, director Allaince Francaise, and S.D. Sharma, eminent architect, threw light on use of pedestrian piazzas in Sector 17 in the Indian context and future needs, K.D.S. Mankotia discussed designing problem, Jeet Kumar Gupta, town planner, on planning principles, services and allied issues in the context of city plans, technical sessions were discussed by Rommel Mehta, head, department of landscape design, S.L. Kaushal, ex chief architect. The group also visited various sites of the city and underwent studio working, presentations and exhibition of designing works. Similar programme has been scheduled for city students to study and evaluate the designing and planning structure of Paris in November. Atleast 10 students and two faculty members would be invited to undergo similar kind of programme at Fermini City in Paris in November, told Claude Tantel. Claude viewed that the cultural heritage of the city should at any cost be kept intact while redesigning the structure and planning of the city because it is important to maintain the character of the city. We should focus on saving energy, preserve heritage status and at the same time modernise the setup of the city, said Claude. Paul and Sarah find the city set up quite interesting but recommend revamping the traffic system especially at the roundabouts. Since at most of the roundabouts, the vehicles are free to move from all directions, this creates chaos. The traffic flow should be there from one direction only. Otherwise, the roundabouts are beautifully kept and denote the character of the city,” they said. Since this programme being the exchange of culture, customs and habits, Gergely, Pilar, Eve, Nancy, Marta and Joana, were thrilled to enjoy Punjabi music and spicy food cooked in Punjabi style especially chicken curry and paneer tikka. The hospitality of the people of Chandigarh is true to its ‘Open Hand’ symbol. The city people are open-minded and open-hearted people, expressed Stephanie and Ania.

An icon of modern architecture

It is fashionable, both in the charmed circles of the city s elite and in academic debates, to debunk Chandigarh as a soulless city with a choking monotony of matchbox architecture and a chess-board, grid-iron layout of roads — perhaps more suitable for a military cantonment than a city. Today, with Chandigarh turning 50, it is time to introspect and invent new models for its future planned growth, says Rajnish Wattas, Principal, Chandigarh College of Architecture.

CCA gallery pulsates with photographic charm

The Chandigarh College of Architecture (CCA) is back to its vibrant self. After eight months, the College Foyer Gallery is breathing fresh again — with a lot of colour, spirit and composition to fill its lungs.

College of Architecture student creates mural for city

He is young, spirited and raring to go. Uma Dhar Kamti, a third- year-student of Chandigarh College of Architecture here is right now on the top of the world.

He had received a special honour from the UT Administrator- cum-Punjab Governor Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd) for his creation of the mural that now finds a pride of place in Sector 17.

The colourful eye catching mural covers a large sidewall of a unit of showrooms and depicts the soul of the city-its emblem of the open hand surrounded by hues of primary colours.

Son of a humble peon Siya Ram Kamti working at the PGI, Uma Dhar has worked hard to reach the college. “After ten plus two I started working. There was no other option. I had gathered some knowledge of using a computer and that helped me get a job with a lawyer in Chandigarh. I also started perusing an arts degree through correspondence,” he said.

Uma Dhar’s fascination for graphics and animation, however, led him to learn more about computers and while in second year of his arts degree he decided to become an architect. “I worked very hard for my AIEEE examination and got through the college. Although I tried my best to be financially independent and not burden my parents, they supported me throughout. In 2004, I was in the college and since I already knew a lot about computers I picked up the concepts fast.

The only problem I faced was in understanding many things initially. I was not very fluent in English then but I managed to pick up. My friends and teachers were very helpful,” he said.

“The Chandigarh Administration had asked for entries for the creation of these murals. Other than Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh College of Art and the Lalit Kala Akademi had sent the entries but only four were finally chosen by the Governor,” pointed out Mr Rajnish Wattas, college principal.

The mural is one of the four others that will soon be seen at prominent places in the city. “What you see on the wall is a small detail of the original image that I had created. It depicts the city’s life and soul.

I chose to use the three primary colours, which Le Corbusier was so fond of. I added green to reflect the greenery here and the blue is of course the city’s skyline,” explained Uma Dhar.

Uma Dhar’s achievement has also brought laurels to the college. “The War Memorial, the murals at Mount View and Raj Bhawan and now this is another feather in our cap. We are after many years geared up to take up consultancy works,” added the principal.

For Uma Dhar, however, this mural has given him the most memorable moment of his life. “I have no words to explain the joy and pride on my father’s face when he was specially invited by the Governor to the Republic Day home,” he said

Seats in 6 engg colleges filled

The all-India quota in all engineering streams at Punjab Engineering College (PEC) were filled on day one of joint counselling for admission to the University, Institute of Engineering and Technology, Panjab University, Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering, Panjab University, Swami Sarvanand Giri Panjab University Regional Centre, Hoshiarpur, and Chandigarh College of Architecture.

PEC seats were rated as most coveted by various AIEEE rank-holders and by the evening, all seats in various streams at PEC, other than metallurgy were filled in the UT quota.

City students seemed to have preferred electronics, students from the all-India quota preferred computer science. In computer science stream, the cut-off rank of the all-India quota was 2,839 while the UT quota was 3,727 at PEC. In electronics, the all-India quota cut off was 3,113 while the UT quota was 3,300 at PEC. The 14 seats in information technology were filled next followed by mechanical, electrical, aeronautics and civil engineering.

The PEC authorities pointed out that this year the college had offered 97 more seats in various streams since the college would not be undertaking a second or subsequent counselling.

Housing board to redesign Matka Chowk

The Chandigarh Housing Board would be redesigning the City’s most happening roundabout- the Matka Chowk. The Chairman of the board has short-listed designs created by students of the Chandigarh College of Architecture here as part of a special project.

The eight semester students, divided into various groups put up six presentations before the Chiarman, Mr S.N. Sahay, four out of which have been short-listed.

These designs, conceptualised entirely by the students, would be further improved upon by the college and submitted to the board.

The Chandigarh Administrator would be making the final choice among these four designs.

The water body of the chowk has been retained but would be shaped differently. The current green globe design would give way to a new

“One of the short-listed designs proposes to have two metallic rings intersecting each other with water cascading as a film between them in place of the globe while others have suggested metallic sculptures, hard and soft landscaping and a play of levels,” explained Prof KDS Mankotia, the faculty in charge of the

“These circles would be places at the centre of a sunken landscape and would have a different visual impact from the various sides that a traveller approaches the roundabout,” explained Ruchika, Sandeep, Saurabh Sharmila and Shilpa, students who created this design.

In yet another design, the roundabout would be divided into three sectors, each moving towards the centre to merge into a central island. “The three levels represent the past, present and future and the central island has three concentric circular steps with a sculpture on top and water falling down the steps,” pointed out the designers Sonali
and Kiran.

“Chandigarh was designed with a view to symbolising development and growth and an effort has been made to achieve the same kind of symbolism through a dynamic play of radiating curves.

A vivid play in levels has been proposed to reinforce the dynamicity which, in turn, helps to achieve an aesthetically pleasing elevation,” explained Ramandeep who leads the team of Hina, Rahul, Rajesh and Pushpkant.

“Even though from a distance we get to see the four main curves only but once we move further, we can actually see the levels within it.

Finally, while moving around, the directional composition automatically directs the eye towards the central focus from all levels,” he added.

‘Bold but simple’ is the motto of the design created by the group of Shikha, Shilpam, Surbhi, Tania and Tanu. “The plan is symmetrical but it offers a different view as one moves around the roundabout.

The central water body would have a sculpture. We chose to use earthy and soft colours for the landscape so that the drivers are not distracted,” explained Shikha. The design also spreads beyond the roundabout to include the dividing islands and the green areas on the four intersections.

“The idea is to discourage people who get on the chowk in the evening for leisure.

We have planned spaces for benches within these green areas so that people can sit and enjoy the sight of water dancing over the sculpture.

Also since the entire roundabout can be lighted in the evenings, it would be quite a sight,” Shikha added.

Each short listed design has been awarded Rs 8000 by the board and the rest would be paid Rs 6000 for the efforts.

Dr Bhatti places art in fresh perspective

Art came in for serious deliberation in the office of Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi, which organised a special lecture on ‘Art scenario in North India’ by Dr S.S. Bhatti, former principal of Chandigarh College of Architecture, today.

Looking at art from a global perspective, Dr Bhatti focused particularly on the functionality of art, saying whereas the Indian principles of ‘Satyam, Shivam, Sundaram’, had always inspired minds into creative pursuits, it was time now to add another dimension to this revered trio — the utility of art.

Providing a scientific base for his arguments, Dr Bhatti talked of how science had established that art was a product of churning that goes on in the right hemisphere of the brain. “The right hemisphere is a creative, holistic zone, whereas the left one commands everything conscious, analytical and sequential.”

Having evolved his own vocabulary, Dr Bhatti delineated art as a blend of ardour, reason and truth. “I have added the aspect of utility to the purpose of art. As maintained by the American pragmatists, necessity is the finer arbiter of aesthetics. Art has no value unless it makes functional sense,” said the speaker, who dismissed modern art as misnomer.

“The history of art has had three modern artists — Picasso in painting, Corbusier in architecture and Henry More in sculpture. These were people who created with new perceptions in mind. They were sensitive to the passage of time — an element well explored in the West. Although we, in India, have the significance of time and space highlighted tremendously in scriptures, we have failed to use it to our benefit.”

Dr Bhatti stressed Punjab’s contribution to art, saying it was strange to see a strong bias towards the South, which has been traditionally linked to the development of performing arts.

Students frame the very soul of hills

Ever walked through majestic locales, with gods in attendance If not, care to walk through the foyer gallery, right at the entrance to the Chandigarh College of Architecture (CCA) and experience the magic of the hills descending on your feet.

In evidence at this gallery are some breathtakingly delightful frames that capture the virgin beauty of the hills, as housed in the grand locations of Tabo, Sangla valley, Samdu and Chhitkul in Kinnaur district. Chhitkul is the last village of Himachal, beyond which Tibet falls.

Seeing the photographs, taken by five final-year students of the college, who were on a trip to Himachal Pradesh sometime back, is like standing face to face with the enamouring images of Himachal’s mountains. The nearly 85 frames result from the efforts of Uday Ranjan Goswami, Sukhtej Singh Gill, Sunil Kumar Kala, Lov Meena and Rohan Khurana.

Striking a connection with exquisite locales, the young photographers have captured intense moments of chill and warmth, which peculiarly coexist in the hill state.

So Uday Ranjan Goswami trips as he feels the pulse and the unstable terrain on way to Mallin, yet another small village perched in the heart of the hills. Going further Uday traces the magic of Sangla, as he chances upon aqueous skies.

The remains of Himalayan foothills emerge in Chhitkul, while the bridges add meaning to the journey as the photographer finds his route to Tabo. Calling Tabo picture perfect, Uday goes on to enjoy a bright noon indulgence in this untouched land of god where labourers are happy passing days handling timber.

Sukhtej Singh Gill’s works stand out for lovely selection of moments — well hunted, well captured. He shoots the faces of denizens who make Tabo a land of loveliness. While in one frame a child stares at you in all his innocence, in another a damsel walks the path to a stream in Chhitkul. From the romantic images of Sangla to the exotic details of Tabo, Sukhtej has his fill with the lens, which also captures the roof-line like peaks in Chhitkul and Mallin, where the world literally seems to end.

Sunil Kumar Kala takes a photographic journey through Tabo, Chhitkul and Sangla. Smitten with the mystic charm of the hills, Sunil titles his works beautifully. At Tabo he is reminded of the famous song, “Yeh kahan aa gaye hum..” whereas at Chhitkul, he is tempted to play with the challenging hills. Traditions of Tabo have been extensively covered by Sunil, who admits to have been trapped in bliss during his journey through Himachal’s divine lands.

Lov Meena dares to move into untouched locations at Kaurik (ahead of Samdu). The remote army base of Kaurik adds a punch to this collection which shows how the photographer stumbles upon beauty in Mallin and how the unusually perilous paths beckon a daring walker. On way to the Tibet border, the artiste feels ecstatic.

Rohan Khurana is most precise with the titles of his pictures. He gives away a world of information through well thought-out captions like the one on Tabo: “1100 years and still standing...Tabo.” Some other interesting captions reveal the beauty of his frames, including “Follow your heart...Chhitkul”, “Colours of a culture...Tabo”, “A topaz sky...on way to Chhitkul” and “Icing in the sky...army base in Samdu.”

Housing board honours students

Final year-students of the Chandigarh College of Architecture have been rewarded by the Haryana Housing Board for designs they created for the board’s housing schemes.

Presentations of these designs were made by the students to Ms Rajni Rajzan, Financial Commissioner, Haryana, and Dr Ashok Khemka, Chief Administrator, Haryana Housing Board, yesterday and the result were declared today.

The students were divided into five groups and each group designed its own concept of these apartments. The end result was a variety of possibilities, each of which were minutely discussed by the team with the students.

The first prize of Rs 15,000 was given to the team, including Abhishek Gupta, Abhishek Sinha, Ajay Bir Chahal, Aman Aggarwal, Siddharth Gaind, Sukhjeet Kumar and Vivek Trakroo. “The unique point of our design was that in order to achieve maximum efficiency, a single vertical circulation core was utilised to serve five units as against most plans in which a maximum of four units is served. However, a balance between the horizontal and vertical circulation was maintained and the corridor lengths reduced to a minimum by using a unique technique. Two different layout plans were worked out with exactly the same area and room dimensions. They were then juxtaposed into a single block,” explained Aman.

Two teams of Anish Sharma, Chayanika Sharma, Preeti, Neeraj Sharma and Ankam Debrama and Dhruva, Honey, Sakshi, Shilpi, Sushmita and Vijeta jointly won the second prize of Rs 12,000. Isha Anand, Kirat Singh and Nitin Bansal were third and won Rs 10,000.

“One of the major problems that was addressed in the design was that disparity of sun between different units has been reduced to a minimum. All apartments were exposed to sunlight for most of the time in a day in one part or the other. The orientation of the blocks had been done in such a way to deal with the extreme climatic conditions of the region,” said Ajay Bir.

Complete privacy of each apartment had been achieved due to the layout of the blocks. However, this did not mean that the interaction spaces between the units had been compromised upon, the winning team added. “The concept of dark wells due to the verticality of the blocks had been avoided and large open green spaces had been created which provided the required breathing spaces,” pointed out Aman.

Teams, including Dipti, Dyutima, Poonam, Ritisha, Shweta, Sonal, Harsupriya, Rohini Dhawan, Rohini Singh and Simran Chana won consolation prizes.

“The structures had to fit in within the parameters given to the students. The bylaws had to be met and the number of buildings, the number of apartments, the site coverage, the floor area ratio all was fixed and pre-set,” said Prof Sohan Lal, the faculty in-charge of the project.

Bodies painted with imagination

The human body expresses nature s longing to arrive at perfection.

Giving a form to their creative urge,students of Chandigarh College of Architecture, Sector 12 today made the body as a medium of their colourful expressions.

The 10th day of Archo 2005, the annual college festival, saw a body painting contest .

In this contest, the Kalinga group was declared first, Kanishka secured second position and Maurya got third position.

In mask and headgear design Maurya bagged the first position and Kanishka was declared second.

In curtain design contest, Maurya was declared first, Kanishka got the second position and Kalinga secured third position.

A lamp shade design contest was also held .The results will be declared tomorrow. Fun games were also a part of the milieu.

Of art and architecture

Art and architecture stay together. Seen in this backdrop, the frames on display at Chandigarh College of Architecture’s Foyer Gallery make more sense than they would if viewed in isolation of the synergy the disciplines share.

The exhibition is a fine attempt by Isha Sharma, a final year student, to make good her academic trip to Australia. The frames offer a virtual insight into the beauty of Australia, a country that has dared to experiment, irrespective of consequences. It is this experimentation in styles that stares you in the face as you view the moments captured in Isha’s camera. These are ordinary moments, captured well.

Each frame tells the story of spaces that bring cities alive and of silences that narrate their history. At the heart of the photo show are three cities - Sydney, Australia’s commercial capital, Melbourne, its cultural capital and Canberra its political capital. The eye is of a student, on internment to a country she finds fascinating in detail and description.

The good thing about the exhibition is its unpredictability. Free from the fetters of theme, it moves on its own, creating marked impressions and surprising the watchers now and again. One moment you are in the company of marine marvels of Melbourne, next moment you are with a string of casually parked scooters that make you wonder what’s special about the frame.

A closer look gives away the magic - it’s not about scooters as much as it’s about the smart parking lot that casts a spell. In the backdrop are slick roads that make you want to walk them.

And then there are cultural hallmarks like the Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, Melbourne’s Parliament House, High Court of Australia and other brilliant specimens of Victorian architecture that reveal Australia’s “colonial past”.

Finally, the show is about art and architecture and about the beauty that flows from one idiom to another.

Students create models for parking lots

Continuing to hand out architectural solutions to various wings of the government, students of Chandigarh College of Architecture have now come out with practicable solutions to the existing underground parking problems in the Sector 17 commercial complex of the city.

Assigned with the task of suggesting measures to activate the two underground parking lots that lie underutilised due to loopholes in their existing structure, 12 groups of the third semester students have produced 12 models for the underground parking lot system in Sector 17. Out of these prepared models, three have been shortlisted by MC officials, who visited the college yesterday to have a look at the models.

While each of the designs on display at the exhibition hall of the college takes care of all aspects of underground parking system, from safety and visual connection to practicability and lighting, the three shortlisted models incorporate additional elements, like fire safety, seepage prevention and ventilation.

The most striking feature of the designs, which have been created in a month by students, as part of the classroom exercise, is their practicability and cost-effectiveness. More or less all models take care of the finances, some even suggesting a revamp of the existing underground parking lots, without much alteration in their present structure.

Significantly, the process of revitalisation of underground parking lots began after a writ petition highlighting parking problems in Sector 17 was filed in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Following the petition, a committee was constituted under the Municipal Commissioner to solve the parking problems. The committee also comprised representatives of the market, along with the Principal of Chandigarh College of Architecture, Prof Rajnish Wattas.

Prof Wattas, when contacted, informed that members of the committee surveyed Sector 17 for parking problems and suggested possible solutions to them. He said, “During our visits we found that while some parking areas were overcongested, others were grossly underutilised. The underground parking lots were lying virtually dysfunctional because people considered them unsafe and impracticable as far as parking was concerned. People also thought they could be potential crime-prone areas. The best way to check parking hassles, we thought, was to animate underground lots so that people could start visiting them.”

The models prepared by college students provide for revitalisation of parking lots, by making room for kiosks, cafes, paintings, wall murals, fire safety measures and ventilators. Some of the salient features of the designs created by students include — sprinkler system to prevent fire hazards, skylights to arrest light, measures to prevent seepage and flooding besides maximum parking strength, i.e., 300 scooters and about 25 cycles.

Among the shortlisted models are the ones made by Isha Sharma, Jaikishan Negi and Shikha Dhiman, who have proposed shopping clusters at the heart of the parking lot. Informed the students: “The idea is to animate the dead space and assure the people the presence of other persons.” The main elements of another shortlisted model prepared by Mohita Garg, Nikita and Shilpam is shops around the periphery area and spacious pedestrian path. The final shortlisted model, prepared by Raman, Saurabh and Akhil, incorporates safety concerns by providing for sprinklers to prevent fire and sumps to prevent seepage.

The corporation will now look into cost-effectiveness of the shortlisted models so that their future execution could be discussed.

Architecture students excel at Sirjan 2000

A delegation of 21 students from the Chandigarh College of Architecture participated in the zonal NASA (National Association of Student of Architecture) meet titled Sirjan 2000 hosted by the Department of Architecture, Giani Zail Singh College of Engineering and Technology, Bathinda, from October 22 to October 24. Ten architectural institutions from the northern zone participated in the meet where a number of academic and co-curricular activities were held.

Students from Chandigarh College of Architecture bagged the maximum of prizes in the meet which included top honours in the environmentally responsive housing design competition, 3-D design and many other art and architecture related activities. A total of 20 prizes were won by the CCA teams.

Poetry the melody of heart

In an exclusive programme organised at Art Folio in Sector 9, a former Principal of the Chandigarh College of Architecture, Dr S.S. Bhatti, gave a highly informative exposition of the architectonics of poetry.

He demonstrated how such terms as syllable, metre, rhythm, rhyme, beat, tempo and pattern, though familiar, are not identified with the uninitiated with the essential structure of poetry. He wondered how a vast majority of harmony does not respond to poetry despite the fact that poetry is an exclusive art form that springs from the heart beats of life.

Even the word, Uni-verse, he pointed out, means that the cosmos maintains its essential unity because at the bottom, it is one magnificent poem. Himself a widely acclaimed poet, who has also been awarded the famous Editor’s Choice Award by the American Poetry Association, California, USA, Dr Bhatti laid the base of his talk “poetry appreciation and recitation of poems” by first sketching the etymological context of the fine art of poetry.

Poetry was born when the primitive man began to dance in the celebration of life to the crude beats of the improvised drums,” he said, adding that poetry is a virtual dance in words. Justifiably the crowning glory of the 64 fine arts, poetry, Dr Bhatti said, is the crowning glory of all art, as it is the closest to heart and to life. Born as it was out of the man’s urge to give another shape to depression or to elation, poetry is an extension of life’s most heart-felt feelings, rendered in some sort of a musical pattern that further adds melody to itself as it is repeated in a rhythmic style, so basic to poetry.

Dr Bhatti also recited his own poems to show how music is wedded to melody. Through the verses recited at Art Folio, Dr Bhatti proved that poetry is music in words or more precisely, is the art of painting word pictures.

PEC counselling for general category today

The second day of counselling for admission to engineering and architecture courses in Punjab Engineering College (PEC), the Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology (CCET) and the Chandigarh College of Architecture (CCA) went off peacefully.

The counselling was held for the reserved category candidates. A general merit list was displayed at the counselling centre, said an official at the counselling centre. The final list of admission status would be displayed after the court decision.

Officials at the college apprehend that tomorrow counselling for general category candidates could witness heated exchanges between those favouring 85 per cent local quota and 15 per cent for outsiders and the other section favouring 50-50 quota.

A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, while hearing a petition challenging the move by the Chandigarh Administration on reducing the quota for local students from 85 per cent to 50 per cent, had directed the Administration to prepare two merit lists-one as per the existing provisions of 85 per cent and 15 per cent seats for city students and outsiders and other as per the proposed division of 50-50. The next hearing of the case is scheduled for tomorrow.

Meanwhile, a former Member of Parliament from Chandigarh, Mr Satya Pal Jain, today criticised the UPA government at the Centre and Chandigarh Administration for being indifferent to the genuine demand of the local students.

He urged the Union Home Minister to instruct the Chandigarh Administration to safeguard the interest of the local students who were seeking admission to Punjab Engineering College.

An impassioned practitioner of art

AS a former Principal of the Chandigarh College of Architecture, Dr S.S. Bhatti contributed significantly to the introduction and development of such subjects as art in architecture and architectural journalism. As a teacher of architecture, he succeeded in transmitting creative versatility that he regards to be "a view and way of life". As an impassioned practitioner of art, Dr Bhatti combines the visions of theory, the insights of research, and the communication skills of pedagogy into a signal act of artistic creation. He has been painting the sacred and the profane, the sublime and the absurd, and nature and its hapless children since the age of 5. He has done about 2,000 sketches, drawings, paintings, prints, graphic/applied designs, murals, paper-cuts, book-titles, badges, and sculptures, including major theme paintings, for Sunday Reading of The Tribune. He has also to his credit an equal number of on-the-spot sketches, drawings, and graphics of India’s historical monuments which he did for his students on educational tours as well as classroom teaching aids. His excellence as a water colour painter is matched only by his mixed-media paintings. His work covers a wide range of themes and their variations. The subject matter varies from landscape (which is his forte), religion and mythology, to abstraction, symbolism, metaphysics etc. Depending on the special requirements of the theme of each painting, he so changes each material and tools as to express it in visual images as aptly and evocatively as possible. He says, "Since my artistic goal is to ‘express emotion’ — rather than ‘evoke emotion’ — inventiveness in technique i.e. the craft of art is as important as the variation of visual metaphor i.e. the creativity of art. To make ‘emotion’ live perennially through my work, I inject the metaphysical and the spiritual substance of my perception into whatever I paint, draw, print, and sculpt.

ARCHO 2004 concludes

As land in the city gets scarce, it needs to find ways to raise enough resources to create new infrastructure, said Advisor to UT Administrator Lalit Sharma here today.

He was speaking at the concluding day of ARCHO-2004, a week-long cultural and sports function, at the Chandigarh College of Architecture.

Mr Sharma gave away prizes to students of the college at the end of its 43rd annual festivities week.

He elaborated on various aspects of maintaining and sustaining the quality of civic services in planned cities. Thorough planning was needed to maintain the quality of civic services being provided to the people, and for this, there was a need for stabilising the population and have presentiment about the future number of user of services.

He said the population concentration in urban sectors was showing signs of change, as the pattern of occupation was rapidly changing and the focus was shifting from primary sector to other sectors. He predicated that this would raise effective demand for urban agglomeration.

Wise decisions in matters relating to town planning, architecture, municipal infrastructure, civic services and technological choices were need, he added

DAV boys clinch Rock Idols title

Stoned on Salt, the rock band of DAV College, Sector 10, has won the Rock Idols contest held in Leisure Valley yesterday. The runners-up for the contest were Wasted Souls, a band featuring performers from the Chandigarh College of Architecture and PEC.

These winners will participate in the regional finals to be held later in their respective regions. The regional finals for the North will be held in Delhi on August 20 and will include the winners from the rounds in Indore, Chandigarh and Delhi.

The grand finale will take place in Mumbai on September 12 with the winners of the Pepsi Hero Honda Campus Rock Idols getting a once in a life time opportunity to perform alongside international rock icons, of the likes of Bryan Adams, Rolling Stones, Dire Straits, Duran Duran and Sting, amongst others who will perform in India.

MTV dares, they accept, four records go

The next time you surf channels, switch to MTV because you might catch highly charged college students of the city in action. Four city colleges have made it to a whacky MTV programme called ‘Record Tor’ where they make and break records.

In a typical MTV style, the challenges that the MTV crew headed by VJ Nikhil set for students were products of creative thinking and got the best out of students. The city students rose in unison to the occasion.

Boys of Punjab Engineering College were asked to set a record for the longest chain of pillion riders on motor cycles. Then, this “chain” was to move 200 m without breaking a single link.

The PEC students did it on 184 motor cycles with two students on each vehicle, where the pillion riders held hands tightly. A big crowd of the college staff and students had gathered around those who took up the challenge. “The action took place on the college football ground. “We did it, but in the third attempt.” says Jitin Talwar, a third-year student of the college.

“Each time a pillion rider broke the chain, there were shouts from the crowd and girls, too, cheered us up, which was rather encouraging. We couldn’t let them down,” says Ashish Goyal, one of the pillion riders.

Students of the Chandigarh College of Architecture were asked to do a much more creative task. They were asked to set a record for building a seven-foot high habitable structure using only newspapers and Cello tape. Students asked for three days before they attempted the task and they were ready with the design and game plan in this time. “In three hours flat, we had the structure ready. We made it nine-foot-three-inch tall — much bigger than what they had asked us to build,” said Monika, a third-year student of the college.

“Our seniors whom we were assisting, worked really hard. We rolled a large number of newspaper sheets together and entwined them together to make the three side beams of the pyramid because a pyramid is one of the most stable structures. Then, we filled these three beams with criss-crossing newspaper pipes. We used newspapers to cover the whole thing, so that, it was also habitable. One of our seniors actually took a chair inside and sat on it, reading (no prizes for guessing) a newspaper,” said Samdeep, a third-year student of the college.

Students of the Government College of Art were given a task women are thought to be good at — putting a thread through needles, not one, but a hundred of these. The challenge for a group of 25 students was to put a single string of thread through a hundred needles in a record time. They did it in 3 minutes and 22 seconds.

“Massive arrangements were made for the attempt. Tables were laid outside in a line and 100 needles were stuck into these in a row. The 25 students were divided into two groups and the task began from the middle of the row of tables. Each of the two groups had 50 needles to handle and all worked in unison. Karan, one of our seniors, had the scissors and kept nipping off the split ends of the thread,” says Dahiya, a final-year of the college.

The task for students of the Sector 10 DAV College was probably the toughest. MTV asked 25 students of the college to do a simultaneous headstand for two minutes. College sportsmen, gymnasts and body builders were roped in for the task, but even after three attempts, the maximum they could do was 47 seconds of headstand. However, like Nikhil said later, “A record is a record; and till someone breaks it, it belongs to DAV College.”

Meeta recites magical melodies

For the young gathering at the Chandigarh College of Architecture, it was a privilege to have a young exponent of classical music in Meeta Pandit, who made today’s classical vocal recital thoroughly interactive. Not always does SPICMACAY manage such an informal presentation of a perfectly formal classical style of singing.

However, right when the The Tribune-sponsored recital took off this afternoon, Meeta went on to prove her musical lineage, which is richer than words. Sixth in the unbroken legacy of musicians of the legendary Pandit family of the Gwalior gharana, Meeta began today’s recital with the afternoon raga — “madhuwanti”. Beginning with her forte, the “khayal”, the vocalist excelled in exposition, interpretation and elaboration of the intricate patterns of the raga in “khayal” style.

From one note of melody to another, Meeta exhibited great variation and modulation within the given framework of the raga. She has been groomed under the care of her grandfather, Padma Bhushan Pt Krishnarao Shankar Pandit, and later by her father, L.K. Pandit.

With all the music in the family as her heritage, Meeta has the distinction of being the first female musician in the family. No wonder she holds upon her shoulders the tremendous responsibility of safeguarding the purity of the raga as also of the old and rich tradition of the Gwalior gharana.

Supported on the sarangi by Bharat Bhushan Goswami and on the tabla by Shailendra Mishra, Meeta went on to portray the admirable crests and troughs of a “tarana” and finally she presented yet another composition in “madhuwanti”. All through the recital, she involved the students on the basic issues concerning rhythm, tone and tempo. She questioned them regarding the cycle of beats in the tabla rhythm, the taal being played and the instruments being played to support the vocal recital.

With a unique voice laced with tremendous power and poise, Meeta reflected the traditional “ashtang” gayaki (eight-fold gayaki), which is a heritage of her family.

At such a young age, Meeta already has to her credit the Surmani, the Yuva Ratna, the Full Circle Inner Flame award and the Pt Nikhil Banerjee Smriti Award. Meeta’s debut album, “Footsteps”, has been released by Music Today.

Telefilm on AIDS

The shooting of a telefilm on AIDS which began on the campus of the Chandigarh College of Architecture in Punjab Engineering College yesterday continued today also. Being produced by Kunal Kaushik Productions, the telefilm, “Jaagte Raho,” will include Sameep Kang, Rimpy Gill, Aarti Puri, Shivinder Mahal, Payal Choudhary, Sachin, Anita, G.P. Malik, Ramesh Bhardwaj and Vinod Sharma. Jaspal Bhatti will also make a special appearance in the film. TNS


C.R. No.588 of 2008

Date of Decision: 3.4.2008

P.C. Cherian .....Petitioner
Smt. Rita Bhatti and another ....Respondents
Present :
Mr. Rahul Sharma Advocate for the petitioner.
Mr. R.P.S. Ahluwalia Advocate for the respondents.

Challenge in this revision petition is to orders dated 24.9.2004 and 6.11.2007 passed by the learned Rent Controller and the Appellate
Authority Chandigarh respectively directing the petitioner’s ejectment as
also dismissing his appeal.

Respondent no.1 filed a petition for ejectment of the petitioner from Booth No.158 Sector 35-C on the grounds of non payment of rent from 1.8.2000 sub-letting of the tenanted premises to respondent no.2 and
on the ground of his personal necessity. It was pleaded that the petitioner
had sub-let the tenanted premises to respondent no.2 Jasbir Singh who is in possession of the booth and is running his business.

Upon notice of the petition the petitioner and respondent no.2 denied the allegations in the petition and asserted that respondent no.2 had joined the petitioner as a partner and was therefore entitled to conduct his business from the tenanted premises. The learned Rent Controller framed the following issues :-

“1. Whether tender made on 18.7.2002 is short and
invalid ? OPP.
2. Whether respondent is liable to be evicted from the
tenanted premises due to non-clearing the arrears of
rent ? OPP
3. Whether respondent has sub-letted the tenanted
premises without express permission of the petitioner
4. Whether premises are bonafide required by the
petitioner for her personal use and occupation ? OPP
5. Whether petition is liable to be dismissed in view of
preliminary objection no.3 ? OPR
6. Relief.”

Issues no.1 and 2 relating to non payment of rent and were decided against respondent no.1 Under issue no.3 it was held that the petitioner had sub-let the tenanted premises to Jasbir Singh. Under issue no.4 the landlord’s plea of personal necessity was upheld.

Aggrieved by the aforementioned order the petitioner and respondent no.2 filed an appeal. The Appellate Authority Chandigarh vide order dated 6.11.2007 dismissed the appeal.

Counsel for the petitioner submits that in order to establish subletting a landlord is required to establish that the tenant has parted with possession of the demised premises for consideration. The landlord has
failed to establish the ingredients of subletting. A tenant is entitled to induct a partner so as to conduct his business.

It is further submitted that the landlord has failed to establish the second ingredient of sub-letting namely consideration for parting with possession and therefore the findings returned by the Courts below are illegal and void.

As regards the plea of personal necessity it is submitted that the landlady’s assertion that her husband had retired on 30.6.1996 as Principal Chandigarh College of Architecture and the premises were therefore required for her husband to establish a professional consultancy are false. The landlady has failed to produce on record any cogent evidence in support of the said assertion.

Counsel for the respondent-caveator on the other hand submits that the impugned orders do not suffer from any error whether on fact or of law and therefore the concurrent findings returned by the learned Rent Controller as also the Appellate Authority be upheld. It is argued that the petitioner has admitted that Jasbir Singh is in possession of the tenanted premises though asserting that he is the petitioner’s partner. It was for the petitioner to establish the partnership by cogent evidence or produce the partnership deed.

The petitioner had failed to place on record any deed of partnership or any document that would indicate such an arrangement between the petitioner and respondent no.2. The Courts below therefore rightly ordered the petitioner’s ejectment. It is further argued that the plea of personal necessity had been concurrently upheld by the Courts below and in the absence of any material to suggest the malafides of this plea the
present petition be dismissed.

I have heard learned counsel for the parties and perused the impugned orders.

The concurrent findings of fact returned by the Rent Controller and the Appellate Authority do not call for interference. Revisional jurisdiction is confined to an appraisal of impugned judgements and orders so as to discern any error of jurisdiction or of law or such significant error or fact as may have led to a miscarriage of justice. The impugned orders in my considered opinion do not suffer from any of the above disability.

Respondent no.1 alleged that the petitioner had sub-let the premises to respondent no.2. The petitioner admitted the possession of respondent no.2 but in response asserted a positive plea that respondent no.2 was his partner. In discharge of the his onus to establish the alleged partnership the petitioner was required to produce the partnership deed or such other document akin thereto as would disclose the existence of a
partnership. As concurrently held by the Courts below no such document
was placed on record.

Respondent no.2 the alleged partner did not step into the witness box to depose in favour of the alleged partnership. It was therefore held that as neither any copy of the partnership deed nor any other evidence was forthcoming to prove the fact of partnership the tenant had sublet the tenanted premises.

As regards the submissions by counsel for the petitioner that the landlady failed to establish that the tenant had parted with possession of the tenanted premises for consideration suffice it to say that where a tenant
sub-lets the tenanted premises it is a near impossibility for a landlord to
produce evidence with respect to the financial arrangements between the
tenant and the sub-tenant.

As regards the plea of personal necessity the concurrent findings of fact returned by the Courts below do not merit interference. The landlady”s husband retired from a Government Architectural College Chandigarh and wanted to start a consultancy. Though it is true that the necessity must show an element of need and not a mere desire or a whim I find no circumstance in the present case to hold that the requirement pleaded and established by the landlady and concurrently accepted by the Courts below was anything but a bonafide necessity to occupy the premises.

In view of what has been stated herein above as the impugned orders do not suffer from any error of jurisdiction or of law the revision petition is dismissed.


Students to design structure of primary school

Heritage item inventory to be prepared in 3 weeks

Chandigarh The Chandigarh Administration has given three weeks to all its departments and those of Punjab and Haryana to submit inventory of items of heritage value originally designed by the team of architects associated with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. This was decided at a meeting held today to review the status of heritage furniture lying with the various departments.

The three-member committee constituted by the Administration has been assessing the heritage value of the identified furniture and accessories under the heritage category. The team comprising the principals of Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh College of Arts and the senior architect with the UT Architecture Department, visited the two colleges and Haryana Architecture Department to identify the heritage status of the wooden furniture.

It identified furniture like chairs, tables, benches, stools, library tables, side boards etc related to Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. The Department of Urban planning has prepared the tentative inventory of old/ heritage furniture items lying with them.

Punjab Architecture, Department of Technical Education, Chandigarh College of Architecture, College of Arts and Chandigarh Housing Board have prepared rough inventories. The municipal corporation has also prepared inventory of heritage manhole covers showing their various locations. To check the availability of heritage furniture in various schools, the DPI (School) has been directed to appoint nodal officers and convene meeting with all principals of government schools.

Green Gyan

Get an overview of landscape designs That Chandigarh is known as the green city is no news. But that the city is increasingly witnessing a large number of foreign architects flocking here to study its green landscape courtesy Le Corbusier, is news. Mapping the calendars this time round is the first of its kind international conference on Emerging Trends in Landscape Architecture. To be held on November 9 at the Government Museum and Art Gallery Auditorium, Sector 10, It is being organized by the Saakaar Foundation, an architectural organisation, in association with UNESCO, Swiss Arts Council, Archi Design Perspective, and Foundation for Architectural and Environmental Awareness, architect, author and the brain behind the project Sarbjit Bahga, tells us.

Eminent landscape architects from Switzerland, Turkey and the country are expected for the conference. Salman Khurshid, former minister of State for External Affairs and a senior Congress leader will be the chief guest, adds Bagha. While HS Johl, President, Environment Society Punjab, will open the conference, Sudhir Sarup, editor, Archi Design Perspective and Dr SS Bhatti, former principal, Chandigarh College of Architecture, will also speak on the occasion. Amongst the international speakers we will have Prof Günther Vogt, Practicing Landscape Architect of Switzerland, who will give an audio-visual presentation on European Landscape Architecture and Dr Mustafa Var, Professor at Karadeniz Technical University at Turkey, who will talk about Urban Transformation Implementation, along with Andy Schonholzer from Switzerland, says Bagha.

Here, the landscape structure as pattern for a project, will also be deliberated upon along with age old dilemma of cities, open spaces and modernity. For more, visit the venue at 10:00 am on November 9. Dont be late!


Mega tourism project approved for Agartala

AGARTALA, Aug 5 – Agartala, the capital city of Tripura will have a splendid golf course to attract more tourist flow in the State. As of now, the State has two golf courses – one at BSF campus, Salbagan and another at Gandhigram army cantonment area. But the proposed golf course at Assam Rifles compound will be a unique one.The Ministry of Tourism has already approved Agartala Mega Destination Project for overall development of tourism related infrastructures or facilities to promote tourism in a big way.

The Mega Destination Project includes establishment of a modern golf course, introduction of light and sound at Ujjanyata Palace, creation of tourism related facilities at Akhaura Check Post, development of twin lakes at Ujjayanta Palace.
After Ministrys approval, the State Government has also given the green signal to go ahead with the ambitious plan, said KR Chakma, Managing Director Tripura Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC) here on Friday.

He said the Chandigarh College of Architecture, a premiere institute in structure design has been asked to prepare a Detailed Project Report (DPR) to execute the Mega Destination Project at an estimated cost of Rs 50 crore.A team from the College had already conducted survey and one more expert team is expected to arrive here next week to carry forward the planning work, he said adding that the DPR would be ready by end of this year.Besides, the Tourism Ministry has also okayed another Mega Destination Project for Udaipur and Tripureswari Temple. All the lakes at Uadaipur town and Matabari will be developed by way of expanding tourism related facilities, he said. The facility includes sitting arrangement, setting up jetty and boating facility.

The TTDC has earned some revenue last financial year. Officials of TTDC expect to earn more revenue with tourist inflow showing upward trend in the State. To ensure hassle free visit, the TTDC has already introduced a helpline (0381-230-0332) to cater to the needs of the tourists from outside the State as well as abroad.

JNU scholar, Baburam Bhattarai, is Nepal s new PM

In this photograph taken on May 29, 2010 the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) senior leader Baburam Bhattarai raises his fist in a red salute during celebrations of the second anniversary of Republic Day in Kathmandu - AFP

A village boy from western Nepal s Gorkha district, that was once also the bastion of Nepal s Shah kings, Baburam Bhattarai, who was elected on Sunday as the Himalayan republic s fourth prime minister in three years, established himself as a star even before joining leftist politics.

The student from Amar Jyoti Janata Secondary School topped the tough School-Leaving Certificate examination in 1970, following it up two years later with the same performance in the intermediate examination as a science student from Kathmandu s Amrit Science Campus.

The performance won him a scholarship under the Colombo Plan which established strong academic ties between him and India. Bhattarai graduated in architecture from the Chandigarh College of Architecture and followed it up with a Masters degree from Delhi School of Planning and Architecture, where he came close to Hisila Yami, his future wife, as well as Indian author and activist Arundhati Roy.

In 1986, he completed his PhD from New Delhi s Jawaharlal Nehru University, which, he says, also taught him his first lessons in communism.

His dissertation, The Nature of Underdevelopment and Regional Structure of Nepal - A Marxist Analysis , was published later as a book by a Delhi publisher when the Maoists were underground in Nepal, waging an armed war against the state.

In 1996, Bhattarai went underground as the Maoists launched their People s War , seeking the abolition of monarchy and a constitution to be written by elected people s representatives.

In the course of the 10-year war, which killed over 17,000 people, Bhattarai lived in hiding in Indian cities off and on, remaining in touch with Indian communist leaders.

Around 2004-2005, his relations with Maoist chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda soured, leading to his being suspended from the party along with his wife, Hisila, and being kept virtually under house arrest in a remote village in Nepal.

However, the differences were patched up keeping in view then king Gyanendra s bid to seize absolute power. Indian leaders are believed to have played a role in the reconciliation.

In 2006, after signing an agreement with Nepal s major parties, the Maoists led public protests in Nepal for 19 days, reminiscent of Anna Hazare s peaceful protests, which forced the king to step down.

Two years later, the Maoists emerged as the largest party following a historical election and Bhattarai won the highest number of votes, contesting from Gorkha.

He was finance minister during the short-lived Prachanda government with his policies seeing an unprecedented rise in state revenues.

However, with the fall of the Prachanda government in 2009 and fresh races for the formation of new governments, the tussle with Prachanda resurfaced, causing the Maoist supremo to drag his feet on fielding Bhattarai as the prime ministerial candidate.

Now, with the barriers finally coming down, the 57-year-old new prime minister faces several stiff challenges.

Bhattarai, the moderate face of the Maoist party, had advocated taking the peace process forward instead of launching an armed movement against Nepal s southern neighbour India. It caused him to be branded an Indian stooge by the hawks in the party.

He will now have to persuade the hawks in the party to go with him and maintain a fine balance between India and China, Nepal s northern neighbour.

Bhattarai s hardest job at home will be to win the support of all the major parties and ready the first draft of the constitution as well as discharge Maoists guerrilla army.

Government College of Art completes 60 years

CHANDIGARH: Government College of Art, an institution that was envisioned by French architect Le-Corbusier, has completed 60 years of its inception in the country. The college is now all set to celebrate its Diamond Jubilee this year.

Established as Mayo School of Art during British India in 1875 at Lahore, this college has produced a host of creative personnels, artists who have contributed in the field of art and culture in a significant manner. Often called a premier institute of design, this college along with the Chandigarh College of Architecture (CCA) has been two dream institutes of Corbusier.

The alumni have been have been serving as artists, art educationists, and art administrators in different part of the country and around the globe and today the college is among the premier educational institutes for the study of art and design in the country, says DS kapoor, the college principal.

To mark its silver jubilee, the college is organising the Diamond Jubilee Exhibition of the works of art by all the principals, senior faculty members, veteran and senior artists in the art gallery of the college on June 16. Inventor of Asia famous Rock Garden Nek Chand will be the guest of honour.

Architecture college among countrys top 3

CHANDIGARH: In what comes as a pleasant surprise for a city that is celebrated as an architecture marvel across best of architecture schools in the world, Corbusiers dream college here - Chandigarh College of Architecture (CCA) is now among the top three colleges in the country. Jumping up four slots in comparison to its ranking in 2011 and 2010, when it was ranked seventh, CCA is only next to Department of Architecture, IIT-Roorkee, which is ranked No. 1 and Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai, which is the second best, as per a recent survey.

Entering its 51st year of inception, CCA has also been ranked the second best in the country in the category selection process scoring 178.6 points out of 275. It is outsmarted by only IIT Roorkees Department of Architecture in this category which has 190 points for its process of admitting students. We will put in best efforts to get top ranking next time. All this would not have been possible without collective efforts of the city administration, brilliant students and faculty, says Pradeep Kumar Bhagat, principal, CCA.

The college got an overall score of 841.4 out of 1000, while the rank 1 and rank 2 colleges had 865.1 and 842.4 points, respectively.

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