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A Fresh graduate from university of KLETECH, A highly organised and efficient individual, whose through and precise approach to projects has yielded excellent results. A highly ambitious designer with hopes of improving urban issues through design.

LBC Exposure Programme

LBC Exposure Programme

The exposure programme aims to imbibe the spirit of sustainable habitat developmentthrough sharing of knowledge on alternative techniques in architecture and construction of buildings, techniques that are based on green habitat and affordable, environment friendly and aesthetically appealing principles. These include use of bamboo, mud, bricks, granites and recycling of used building materials. Architectural designs suited to given climatic conditions, optional use of natural lighting and ventilation are also part of the training programme.
Initiated in 2012, this programme attracts students of architecture of different colleges from all over India as participants. So far, the programme has consistently attracted more than 500 students every year.The programme is twenty eight hours long, and uses a combination of teaching methodologies.

1. Lecture-cum-discussions on Laurie Baker’s approach to architecture and buildings .
2. Practical sessions encouraging hands-on exercises on varied alternatives in architecture.
3. Site visits to completed and ongoing projects which are based on the cost effective building technologies and Baker’s construction approaches.
4. In addition, an informal one hour long post-dinner discussion is held with the participants to facilitate and encourage more interaction and learning.

Lectures are held on the topics given below. Faculty for the lectures comes from both within and outside the LBC. Classes are conducted at the LBC campus as well as at the SEWA hall in the adjoining campus, depending on the number of participants.

1. Towards a Green Habitat : Approaches and Examples
2. Introduction to Laurie Baker, COSTFORD, LBC and Baker’s philosophy
3. Energy considerations in architecture and building construction
4. Cost Effective Construction Technology -Part I and II
5. Lecture on “Climate Responsive Architecture”



KLE Society, Belgaum,completing one hundred years of its yeomen service in the field of education and healthcare, continually looks for opportunities to enhance its reach and impact that can transform the society.

In its efforts to continue to serve the cause of education, KLE Society had submitted the proposal for establishing ‘KLE Technological University, Hubballi’ by upgrading one of it’s prestigious institutions ‘B. V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology, Hubli’ to the status of University. It’s our pleasure to inform you that the government has given permission to establish the University, through the Act enacted by the Karnataka State Legislature ‘KLE Technological University, Act 2012’. Accordingly, the K.L.E. Society has decided to commence the University from the academic year 2015-16.

Established in 1947, KLE’s B. V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology has achieved distinguished status at the national level, due to a strong emphasis on academic excellence and research of greatest value to the society. The college offers 12 Undergraduate and 9 Postgraduate programs in which over 5400 students pursue their engineering studies. Considering the synergy between research and excellent educational environment, the college has established 13 research centres in various fields of Engineering, where more than hundred research scholars are working toward their doctoral degree.

After attaining autonomous status in 2007, the college undertook a holistic academic reform process to provide a truly world-class learning environment by adopting Outcome Based Education framework. The result of this reform process is reflected in students success of achieving over 950 placement offers this year.  The knowledge and competency of our graduates have attracted 80 major multinational companies like Microsoft, Toshiba, Sony, Mercedes Benz, Bosch, Infosys, Accenture etc., for the campus recruitments.


Work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive.


Hampi (Hampe) is a village and temple town recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, listed as the Group of Monuments at Hampi. in northern Karnataka, India. It was one of the richest and largest cities in the world during its prime. It is located within the ruins of the city of Vijayanagara, the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. Predating the city of Vijayanagara, Hampi continues to be an important religious centre, housing the Virupaksha Temple and several other monuments belonging to the old city. According to statistics of 2014, Hampi is the most searched historical place in Karnataka on Airport.[3] The empire boasted a massive army comprising close to two million men. In around 1500 AD Vijaynagar had about 500,000 inhabitants (supporting 0.1% of the global population during 1440-1540), making it the second largest city in the world after Beijing and almost thrice the size of Paris.


Adalaj Stepwell (Gujarati: અડાલજની વાવ, Hindi: अडालज बावड़ी or Hindi: अडालज बावली, Marathi: अडालज बारव) or Rudabai Stepwell is a stepwell located in the village of Adalaj, close to Ahmedabad city and in Gandhinagar district in the Indian state of Gujarat. It was built in 1499 by Mahmud Begada for his queen Rudabai, wife of Veersinh, the Vaghela chieftain. It is an example of Indo-Islam fusion architecture work.

The step well or ‘Vav’, as it is called in Gujarati, is intricately carved and is five stories deep. Such step wells were once integral to the semi-arid regions of Gujarat, as they provided water for drinking, washing and bathing. These wells were also venues for colourful festivals and sacred rituals.[1][2][3][4]

Stepwells, also called stepped ponds, built between the 5th and 19th centuries, are common in Western India; over 120 such wells are reported in the semi-arid region of Gujarat alone, of which the well at Adalaj is one of the most popular. Stepwells are also found in more arid regions of the subcontinent, extending into Pakistan, to collect rain water during seasonal monsoons. While many such structures are utilitarian in construction, they sometimes include significant architectural embellishments, as in the Adalaj stepwell, which attracts a large number of tourists. In the past, these stepwells were frequented by travellers and caravans as stopovers along trade routes.