SDS NATA: Giving Your Architectural Dreams the Necessary Reinforcement

Prof. Biji Kumar R,DirectorThe Indian architectural timeline comprises of several eras and styles unique to the Indian soil. In today’s world where grandeur and functionality are experiencing a new blend, the demand for highly efficient & trained architects has increased more than ever. However, with professional requirement of 4.4 million architects by 2020, against the current 55,000, the nation is looking at the shortage of close to 3.6 million professionals (RICS research). This setback can be efficiently negated by a holistic architectural training which can be sought in one of nation’s best NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) Coaching Centre, SDS NATA, a venture of Sigma College of Architecture. Armed with highly experienced and professional faculty of practicing architects, SDS NATA boasts of a practical pedagogy and an in-house curriculum encompassing all topics imperative for a wholesome knowledge and finesse to excel in this field. “Unlike AIMPT and AIEEE, students are not familiar with NATA which is imperative to graduate as an architect. We help students familiarize with NATA and prepare exceptionally well to earn their rightful B.Arch degree from prestigious institutions,”states Prof. Dr.James Wilson, Chairman, SDS
NATA Coaching Centre.

A Distinct Pedagogy
One of its kinds, SDS believes in offering a complete architectural guidance comprising the aesthetics as well as the core studies. At the end of this course, students understand the concept of creating designs complementing aesthetic requirements. Moreover, they are adequately imbibed with fine arts knowledge that is instrumental in proffering a creative bent to their sketches and layouts. Prof. James further adds, “There are a lot of NATA coaching centres out there but they never concentrate on the aesthetic/drawing test. With highly experienced artists on our faculty board and top notch supporting facilities, we arm our students with the ability to draw & sketch with perfection”.

SDS believes in offering a complete architectural guidance comprising the aesthetics as well as the core studies

Education at SDS is not limited within the confines of a classroom. Students are encouraged to engage in various activities in association with Sigma College of Architecture where they are introduced to industrial innovations & practices on a global level. The faculty members as well get in touch with the international landscape and bank on this opportunity to build a more refined understanding of the architectural world. This helps students understand the cultural impact on architecture, its relationship with people in different cultures and societies and the global view of this
practice. “We ensure our students do not mug. Instead, we train them to visualize using their creative skills,” asserts Prof. James. Exhibitions and workshops further amplify this vision manifold.

To enhance the pedagogy even further, SDS is investing heaving in its digital makeover and revolutionizing its teaching methodology by incorporating smart class, online classes and distance learning programs, which will largely help students residing at far off places. With this virtual conversion plan in the hindsight, the physical centre of SDS trains around 400 students annually, earning revenue of almost Rs.30 lakhs. With plans to grow in the digital domain, SDS envisions growing organically and expanding its presence across the country.

Key Management
Prof. Dr. James Wilson, Chairman, SDS NATA

Prof. Biji Kumar R, Director, Sigma College of Architecture
A computer science degree graduate and expert committee member of APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, Kerala, Prof Biji leverages his academic & industrial expertise to proffer quality education to the future changemakers of the society.

Courses offered: NATA Training
Location: Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu