Ar. Mandar Parab

PRINCIPAL

Principal Ar. Mandar V. Parab is an alumnus of L.S. Raheja School of Architecture. While studying Architecture he simultaneously gained education in the field of Interior Design. He completed his Govt. Diploma in Interior Design education in the year 1994 and went on to complete his Architecture in 1996 with 1st class honors. He also completed his Master in Architecture (General) with 1st Class honors, from Rachana Sansad affiliated to Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik in the year 2008. ... A mindful leader and a diligent administrator added to his keen passion for teaching makes him balance his teaching and professional career admirably. He has been associated in the capacity as full time and visiting professor with several institutions imparting architecture and interior design education for the past 25 years. A practicing architect, he has worked on several commercial, residential and institutional projects till date. He is a Runner up award recipient of COA recognized Architectural design competition for Octroi Check Post of Mumbai organized by MCGM. He was felicitated by Society Interiors Awards for his contribution in Profession and Education in the year 2019. His association L.S. Raheja School of Architecture & School of Interior Design has been ongoing for the past 25 years. Initially associated as a visiting teacher, and since 2010 as full time core faculty, mandar Parab was appointed Head of Department in 2014, eventually taking over as Principal in 2018 and serving his alma mater with dedication. Throughout his teaching career he has been extremely critical of the teaching learning methods. He has always believed in transferring and sharing knowledge for culturing new generations of students as well as contemporary teachers. Under his guidance, adopting innovative pedagogics relevant for the industry has always been a prime focus at the institute. He formulated the course syllabus for the Modular interior Design Programme and with his efforts the B.Voc (ID) programme was started at the institute. Out of the many first time resources at institute, under his eminent vision the institute initiated the ‘On campus Interviews’ through placement cell for the graduating students. He is a guide and mentor to many in subjects like Design Dissertation, Advance Building Construction, Building Services, and Interior Design. He has written articles and conducted lecture series for Quality improvement training of various Industries. He has extensively travelled on study programmes with students in India and Internationally.

Ar. Arvind Khanolkar

PROFESSOR - DESIGN CHAIR

Ar. Arvind Khanolkar has more than 35 years teaching experience of guiding students in Architectural Design, technical subjects such as Building Construction, Graphics and Services, of which the past 15 years have been dedicated to bringing LSRSoA to the stature it enjoys today. Appointed Principal of L.S Raheja School of Architecture in December 2007 He retired in August 2018 post which he has been the guiding star for all the students, teachers and staff as Professor – Design Chair. ... During his previous tenure as I/c Principal at Academy of Architecture, he was honored by the University of Mumbai by appointment as a ‘member of Adhoc Board of Studies’. He has the credits of being the architect and designer for the bungalow of the Vice-Chancellor of Mumbai University. Arvind Khanolkar who has studied his First Three years of Architecture at Bandra School of Art, Bandra (West) and fourth to seventh year at Academy of Architecture, Mumbai, graduated in 1975-76. He has won several awards including the ‘Prof. Claude Batley Memorial Fund Prize’ for outstanding Performance in Design, G.D. Arch. in the final year examination conducted by D.T.Education.

ID. Neelam Ajgaonkar

FULL TIME LECTURER

But her aspiration was to be an Interior Designer; thus completed her Diploma in Interior Designing & Decoration course from SNDT University in the year 1996 securing First class. She also attained one year ‘Nursery & Gardening’ course from Mumbai University in the year 1999 ... & since then was actively involved in the grand annual exhibitions ”Friends of Trees’ ( FOT) for several years. Her hobbies are sketching & painting. She started her career as an Interior Designer with a firm ‘ Manusa Architects & Akruti Designers’ with Ar. Nilesh Shah working on several residential, commercial & landscape projects during 1996-1998. After the internship, she started her own practice undertaking various residential & commercial interior design projects. Meanwhile she was called by SNDT University to be a part of teaching team for interior design course (1997-1999) .Thus starting her venture into teaching in interior designing course. She later joined in L.S. Raheja School of Architecture – Interior Design Department in the year 2002 as a Lecturer & since then been an integral part of Govt. Diploma courses of Interior designing & Decoration.

ID. Prasanna Ghag

FULL TIME LECTURER

ID. Prasanna Ghag, a practicing Interior Designer has completed 3 Years Government Diploma in Interior Design and Decoration in 2006 from Rachana Sansad School of Interior Design, affiliated (MSBTE). Worked with firms like Ajit Shilpi Architect & Interior Designer, Milind Pai Architects, Prem Nath & Associates on High End Luxury Residential & Commercial Interior Projects. ... With over 15 years of Professional work experience and Teaching Experience of 3 years as a Visiting Faculty(2009 – 2012) and 9 Years as a Core Faculty (2012 – till date) at L. S. Raheja School of Architecture (Interior Design Department) teaching subjects like Interior Design, Construction & Working Drawing. Also encouraging students to take active participation in design competitions by motivating and guiding them to achieve higher goals.

ID. Abhijeet K. Mulye

FULL TIME LECTURER

Hi, I’m Abhijeet K. Mulye. It’s been an honour for me to be a part of this institute. I’ve been a student of the same college and now to work as a core faculty is not less than an achievement for me. Everything that I learn as a part of my professional practice helps me in the teaching field to share my knowledge and experience with the students, at the same time teaching profession enhances my knowledge, which helps me while doing my personal practice. I am grateful to L. S. Raheja School Of Interior Design for giving me this opportunity and will always strive for the betterment of the institution.

ID. Snehankit Patil

FULL TIME LECTURER

ID. Snehankit Patil is a practicing Interior designer having completed his 3 Years Government Diploma from L.S.Raheja School of Architecture, in 2010. Since then he has been associated with many residential and commercial design projects under the banner of Talati & Panthakay associates and Studio Five, having professional work experience of 11 years & teaching experience of 9 years. ... He is currently working as core faculty in L.S. Raheja School of Architecture – Interior Design Department; in addition he also has a hands-on experience in residential design.

ID. Ganpat Salgaonkar

FULL TIME LECTURER

ID.Ganpat Salgaonkar is a practicing Interior Designer passed out from L.S. Raheja School of Architecture. He completed MSBTE’s 3 Year part time Govt. Diploma in Interior Designing and decoration course in 1998. ... He has worked on various Commercial Projects & Residential Projects since last 19 years. He joined L.S. Raheja School of Interior Design Department as Part-time faculty in the year 1999 and then as a Full-time Core faculty in the year 2016. His forte are subjects are Graphics, Construction and Interior Design.

ID. Divya Jamsandekar

FULL TIME LECTURER

ID.Divya Jamsandekar is an Interior designer from L.S.Raheja School of Interior Design, she graduated in 2010, after which she has been associated under the banner of Talati & Panthakay associates. She is currently working as core faculty in L.S. Raheja School of Architecture – Interior Design Department since last 8 years.

ID.Devina Kulkarni

ID.Devina Kulkarni has completed her 3 Years Government Diploma in Interior Design from L.S Raheja School of Architecture in 2011. After graduation, she worked with firms like Ar. Ashok Wadhwani & Sandeep Kulkarni Architect,& assisted them in commercial as well as high end residential projects. Thereafter in 2015, moved on to establish her own firm, Square Feet Studio. ... She has 10 years of professional work experience in the industry and currently working with L.S. Raheja School of Architecture – Interior Design Department as a core faculty since January 2020, teaching subjects like Interior Design, Materials & Market survey, Basic Design etc. Her hobbies like travelling, photography & painting help her to contribute a lot to the profession.