March 09th & 10th, 2018

An International Conference

Paradox To Paradigm

@ Radisson Blu, Nagpur


Speakers of

National and International recognition

Paper & Poster


Networking Dinner

with experts and speakers

Conference proceedings

with ISBN number


This conference is being hosted to commemorate the Silver Jubilee year of our college. Smt. ManoramabaiMundle College of Architecture transformed, from a dynamic young department established in 1993, into a full fledged college of Architecture under Women's Education Society, serving the needs of professional education in architecture for women.

Today our college is one of the leading architectural institutes of Central India and features prominently at national level. We take this opportunity of our Silver Jubilee to introspect and celebrate our growth till now, and equip ourselves to take on the emerging challenges. with new vigor and confidence.

About Nagpur

Nagpur is the winter capital, a sprawling metropolis and the third largest city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. With nomen-clatures like ‘Orange City’ and ‘Tiger Capital’ Nagpur is literally located in the center of the country with the Zero Mile marker affixed as the geographical center of India. Nagpur has been identified as the best city in India in terms of greenery, public transport, health care facilities and livability indices. Climate in March is fairly pleasant, with average day temperature of about 33º C and colder nights with temperature dropping upto 19º C.

The Theme - Architecture In The Age Of Network Society

Every paradigm germinates as a radical thought, a paradox. This paradox grows; pushing its way against opposition, strengthened by its validity, finally transforming into a paradigm that forever changes perceptions and perspectives. The new spatial order required to match the new emerging social order in the age of Network Society is presently in the state of Paradox, and intense deliberations are essential in order to facilitate its transition into a Paradigm.

Historicity and Modernity An Emerging Order in the Age of Network Society

Historicity and Modernity An Emerging Order in the Age of Network Society

With the wide-ranging social changes due to the rise of electronically processed information networks, architecture is at a point in time where we are witnessing the emergence of new architectural constructs and typologies, and death of some old ones. The norms of historic and modern architecture need to be revisited to seek the new order appropriate for the changing society.

Architecture as a Social Art in the age of Network Society

Architecture as a Social Art in the age of Network Society

Social spaces are result of the social order, which in turn mould the society. With the emergence of overpowering virtual society and virtual social spaces, the design of the social spaces or urban spaces needs to be pondered upon. The built and unbuilt spaces, their landscaping and designing of urban spaces, on deliberation, can serve the changing needs of the people.

New Directions in Architecture Profession and Education

New Directions in Architecture Profession and Education

The information age has affected all professions including architecture. There is a need to introspect on the role of an architect and develop future professionals to serve the society in the best possible way. Today's architecture education system has been greatly impacted by the onslaught of information available through the digital networks. The teaching – learning methods have to evolve in order to adapt to this changing situation. How do we give a new direction to the future of architecture profession and education looking at the merits and demerits of the traditional and new methods.

Addressing Changing Cultural Contexts through Architecture

Addressing Changing Cultural Contexts through Architecture

Culture is the way human life evolves and prospers in a specific time and place. It gets manifested through architecture and, importantly, at times architecture conversely influences the culture. One of the significant impacts of the evolution in culture of a place is on the identity of its Vernacular architecture. Vernacular architecture and Sustainability have gone hand-in-hand for a long time in the history of architecture, till globalization happened. Now, with the advent of Network Society and the consequent cultural shifts, is there a need to reinvent the definition of Vernacular architecture? What is the future of sustainability, once an integral part of culture, in this milieu? What are the other ways in which architecture could play a pivotal role in channeling these changes in the appropriate direction?

Computational Design Paradigms

Computational Design Paradigms

The way that architectural design is conceptualized, visualized, communicated, discussed or built has gone through a tremendous change with the advent of computational design paradigms. There are various schools of design thought within the two end poles – the traditional 'hand - mind' relation (championed by the likes of Juhanni Pallasma) on one end and the new-age computational design (epitomized by the likes of Zaha Hadid) on the other. There is a need to dwell on the myriad possibilities, positive as well as negative, generated by the highly promising but still being- explored computational design.

New Technologies and Emerging Architecture in the age of Network Society

New Technologies and Emerging Architecture in the age of Network Society

With the network society and the technological advent, advanced materials and technologies are continuously being invented and experimented upon. After industrial revolution, there were new materials and technologies, resulting in new architecture. Similarly, now with innovative materials, technologies and radical norms of functionality, new aesthetic sensibilities and architecture are emerging.


Platinum Sponsor

Platinum sponsor - JK Cement

Silver Sponsor

Silver sponsor - Cera


Maha Metro Sponsor


Abstracts for Papers and Posters are invited from Research Scholars / Students / Faculty / Practitioners belonging to (but not limited to) the field of Architecture, Urban Planning, Landscape, Urban Design, Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Architecture/ Design/ Planning pertaining to the main theme/ sub-themes of the conference. All selected papers will be published as Conference Proceedings with ISBN number.

The abstracts and full papers shall strictly follow the provided template, and shall be accepted only if they are submitted in camera-ready form in MS – Word format. Kindly refer to the submission schedule for important dates. No abstract or full paper submission will be accepted after due date. Notification of selection will be given via email provided by the corresponding author.

Out of the selected papers only some shall be allowed for presentation at the conference. Due notification shall be given for the papers selected for presentation at the conference as per the schedule.

Author(s) of the selected papers need to be registered in order for their papers to be published in the proceedings.

Certificates of participation shall be issued to all registered delegates.

Abstract for poster shall be submitted by the due date.

Poster shall be submitted only on acceptance of abstract.

Size of poster should be A1 Portrait.

Format of the poster should be JPEG / PDF.

Resolution of image should not be less than 400dpi in presentation mode.

At least one author needs to be registered for the conference and should be present for poster’s presentation.

How To Register

  • Registration can be done offline or online.

  • Offline Registration – Download the registration form. Courier us your filled form (mentioning details of Cheque/DD/NEFT) along with the Cheque or DD. Kindly write your name and mobile number on the backside of the Cheque/ DD.

  • Online Registration –

    • Fill up the required details in the online form.

    • Select the applicable category (Academicians/Professionals or Research Scholars or Students)

    • Fill in the required author details if you are submitting a paper or poster

    • You may make online payment by any of the standard online payment options available like Credit/Debit card, Internet Banking, etc.

  • The registration formality will be complete upon receipt of all requisite information and realization of payment.

Payment Options

  • By DD/Cheque

    In favour of 'Women's Education Society', payable at Nagpur, India.

    (If paying by cheque, kindly write Name and Mobile number on the backside of the cheque)

  • By NEFT

    Name Of Bank: Canara Bank

    Bank Address: Gandhi Nagar, Nagpur - 440010, MS

    Account Name: Women's Education Society, Nagpur

    Saving Account No: 0265101210919

    MICR: 440015007

    Swift Code: CNRBINBBFXN

  • IFSC: CNRB0000265


Academicians/Professionals Rs. 3500/-
Research Scholars Rs. 2500/-
October 15, 2017 Last date of Abstract Submission
October 30, 2017 Notification of Acceptance
November 30, 2017 Last date of Full Paper Submission
November 30, 2017 Last date for Early Bird registration
January 15, 2018 Notification of Paper Presentation

Organising Committee

Adv. V. R. Manohar

President Women's Education Society

Dr. Panna Akhani

Mrs. Varsha Manohar

Prof. Kulbhushan Jain

Ar. Karan Grover

Ar. Snehal Shah

Ar. Sunil Degwekar

Prof.Shriram Marathe

Organising Chairperson Dr. Ujwala Chakradeo
Organising Secretary Dr. Sampada Peshwe
Joint Organising Secretary Dr.Priya Choudhary

Dr. Neeta Lambe

Ar. Sujata Godbole

Ar. Medha Pophale

Ar. Nidhi Rathi

Ar. Anuradha Bhute

Ar. Piyusha Rathor

Prof. Atula Patwardhan

Ar. Madhuri Deshpande

Ar. Renuka Chakradeo

Ar. Nehal Maheshwari

Ar. Poornima Deshpande

Ar. Rashmi Thakre

Contact Us

Contact details for conference

Abstracts/Full papers/Posters shall be emailed to -

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Options for accommodation shall be provided to interested delegates on self finance basis