Executive Director

Executive Director

Dr. Ashalatha Thampuran

B.Arch, M.Arch, Ph.D

Dr. Ashalatha Thampuran is a renowned educationist and former Principal of College of Engineering, Trivandrum. Her vision in the field of education is the standard set for the college to grow as a center of excellence.

Right from the beginning of her professional education, first at University of Kerala in Bachelors of Architecture and further at University of Roorkee in Master of Architecture, she has set high standards by securing the first rank in both.

Later she did her training in Development Planning from London University. She took her doctorate from University of Kerala in Traditional Architecture.

She started her academic career as lecturer in Department of Architecture, College of Engineering, Trivandrum. Here she became an assistant professor and later the Principal.

In a career spanning several decades, she has been actively associated with several prestigious architectural projects. She has also done extensive research in traditional architecture and has presented several papers at national and international forum.

Educational Qualifications

Ph.D in Traditional Architecture “Studies in Traditional Residential Forms on Malabar Coast”, University of Kerala, 1995. Certificate in Development Planning (Housing) London University, 1983. Master of Architecture, I class, I Rank, university of Roorkee, 1976. Bachelor of Architecture, I Class, I Rank, University of Kerala, 1969.

36 years in various capacities

Membership in professional bodies

1. Fellow, Indian Institute of Architects
2. Registered with the council of Architecture
3. Member, Indian Society for Technical Education
4. Member, All India Housing Development Association
5. Executive Member( Honorary) Indian National Academy of Engineering
6. Founder member Vastu Vidya Prathishtanam
7. Chairman Indian Institute of Architects, kerala Chapter 2004-2006
8. Dean – Sree Sankara Sanskrit University, Kalady

Paper presented
More than 26 papers were presented at various National and International Conferences.

More than 10 Papers were published in National and International journals.

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