The CAAD fraternity along with the students and staff had the honour of an exclusive sharing session with Professor. Uday Gadkari, President of the Council of Architecture, New Delhi during his visit to Salem on 25th October 2015. The event was organized as a part of the CAAD’s initiative to indulge the students and faculty of the institution in a dialogue with stalwarts in architecture. The session was organized at Park Plaza, Salem. Shri. Senthil Kumar, Chairman IIA, Tamil Nadu Chapter was also present during the interaction session. Professor. Vinodh Vijayakumar, Director – CAAD opened the floor with a introduction of the institution highlighting the initiatives at CAAD to supplement the regular academic programme and welcomed the guests to address the students.
Professor Gadkari appreciated the CAAD management for its distinguished efforts provide the best of architecture education to tits students and congratulated the students for taking up architecture as a as course of study and encouraged them to learn architecture as they smile and play. At the same time he added that it is also requires a lot of commitment, determination and up to date knowledge to excel in the course. Architecture is a discipline that touches all domains of knowledge and addresses the society by large. He quoted Vitruvius in clarifying the role of architecture in addressing the stability, aesthetics and functional aspects of the built environment. The architect through his acquired creative skills and rational approach converts the subjectivity that traditionally revolves around building design to objective reasoning and evolves an appropriate design as a solution to the geographic location.
Professor Gadkari concluded the session by highlighting the responsibilities of architects and encouraged the girl students to involve actively in the profession after graduation.
Shri. Senthil Kumar felicitated Prof.Gadkari with a memento on behalf of CAAD and Professor Vinodh Vijayakumar honored Shri. Senthil Kumar concluding the event ceremoniously.
Prof. Deepika in her formal Vote of Thanks expressed her gratitude to Prof. Tamil Ezhil and Mr.Karthiban for the commendable conduct of the function and Mr.Murugan for the stage arrangements and logistics support. The senior faculty members at CAAD Ms.Anitha, Ms. Anbukarasi, Ms. Kanagathara, Ms. Misba, Ms.Elakkiya and Mr.Vinoth Kumar along with the support staff were present during the event.