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Dr Pramod Shinde

Ph.D (IIT), M.Tech (IIT), B.Arch, B.Jour

Consultant Urban Designer • Town Planner • Conservation Architect • Renowned Educator • Artist

Pramod Shinde is the « first person in India » to earn a doctorate in Architecture.

He specialised in Environmental design & Urban design from IIT – KGP.

Research Papers
Years experience
One-Man Shows
Books Published

Dr. Pramod Shinde has an experience of over 55 years working for both public sector and private organisations in India and abroad.

As a recognised industry expert, he has been member of many Government bodies and expert committees such as:

  • Heritage Conservation Committee of Andhra Pradesh (now Telangana),
  • Building Committee of GHMC,
  • Executive & Development Senate of Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University,
  • Standing Committee of AICTE, New Delhi,
  • Expert Committee of Council of Architecture, New Delhi, etc.

As a consultant he has designed many architecture, planning and conservation projects spread over many states of India.

Having traveled extensively, he has published over 75 technical papers, 4 books (+4 more in the works), given numerous lectures on technical and popular subjects at national and international conferences, and displayed his paintings at many one-man shows in India, Europe, and the North & South Americas.

Academic Positions

He has headed various Architecture, Planning and Fine Arts colleges. As an educationist and administrator, he laboriously developed fine arts faculty & facilities by scrapping post-matric diploma courses and starting post-intermediate degree courses in painting, sculpture, applied art and photography. Similarly he laid strong foundations of architecture and allied faculties by starting Bachelor of Planning, M.Arch in Environmental Design (for self employed & practicing architects), Part-time B.Arch (six years) for diploma holders, Master of Planning, M.Arch in Interior Design and Doctoral Research programmes in all branches of Architecture and planning. It is evident that this all-round progress of these colleges gave us the FIRST UNIVERSITY of Architecture and Fine arts in India — JNA&FAU.

He is an active Rotarian and the past president of Rotary Club of Hyderabad Mid town, India (Dist 3150)

Dr. Shinde is a recipient of the prestigious IIA Madhav Achwal Gold Medal (2019); Lifetime Achievement Award from the Indian Institute of Interior Designers (IIID - Telangana), and the Best Teacher Award from the Indian Institute of Architects (IIA - Nagpur). In recognition of his lasting contributions in the fields of Architecture, Town-Planning and Urban Design, he has also been felicitated with Awards & Citations by the Institute of Town Planners India - AP Chapter, the JNAFAU-SPA, and the SVCA, among others.

Paintings & Sketches

As an artist, his works have been acquired by government and private collectors in India, Sharjah, Canada, U.S.A, France, and U.K. His choice of media are: Water Colours, Acrylic, Mixed Media, and Pencil.


Books Published – Pramod Shinde
Books – Pramod Shinde
Vastusthapatya Shilpacha Vyavasaya
On Professional Practice in Architecture.

This treatise explains various legal, managerial, financial, professional & educational responsibilities that architects have to share when they start their practice.

Published in Marathi under the Indo-American Joint Text-book Program Nagpur University, 1975. p.270
Imageability in Indian Cities: Bombay Scenario
The doctoral research done at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur

The book presents research on urban design in the context of Mumbai

Published by University Grants Commission (UGC New Delhi, 1983. p.284
Hyderabadche Sthapatya
An illustrated bird’s-eye-view of development of Architecture in Hyderabad

A special booklet published in Marathi under invitation by Andhra Pradesh Sahitya Parishad, on the occasion of 400th founding anniversary of Hyderabad.

1991. p.70
Methodology of Research and Issues in Education

An analysis of various Research methods adopted in architecture, planning, fine arts and social sciences including possible areas of research.

Published by Surabhi Edu. Society 2008. p.204

2nd enlarged edition is in the works.

Books Scheduled for Publication

Due out shortly: "Images” — a trilogy of memoirs, brings together fine-art, architecture, poetry, research, travelogues, pen-portrayal & social behaviour in the main-stream of literature for the first time. It is probably the longest multimedia work in the genre.

Images on the Waves of Life
Memoirs Vol 1/

The pen portraits and essays on the characters of persons Pramod met, and the places where he worked, a lucid reflection on sociology of the times.

28 images (chapters), 25 poems, 20 illustrations
Images through the Traveler's Art and Song
Memoirs Vol 2/

Pramod undertook long travels starting when he was just twelve years old. Here he describes his journeys to South India, Sri Lanka, Western and Eastern Europe, the USA and Mexico. He has included on-the-spot sketches and paintings done by him.

42 images (chapters), 45 poems, 76 illustrations
Images of Hyderabad Architecture
Memoirs Vol 3/

The narration includes the gist of research done in three decades analysing the background and styles of design of many historical buildings of Hyderabad. It is written to interest the scholars as well as the common man.

5 images (chapters), one long poem, 85 illustrations, 21 plates