Bhanuben Nanavati College of Architecture for Women (BNCA), Karve Nagar
Bhanuben Nanavati College of Architecture (BNCA) is located in Karve Nagar, which is about 10 kms from central Pune. The college is relatively inaccessible as there are few buses plying by the Maharshi Karve Road and the college is another 15-20 minute walk from the main road. But scooters are the most popular, and convenient mode of transit.
The college is donned with great infrastructure. A very well designed and aesthetically pleasing building and a central courtyard for recreational purposes . Swanky classrooms, well furnished library and studio are some of the highlights hooked up with LAN and projection systems. The students are happy with the facilities provided by the college. Internet facilities are also available and a Wi-Fi hotspot in a few places too. Hostel, workshop, computer labs and studios are all up to the mark, and are pretty well maintained too.
Rs. 80,000/- per year
The students love the faculty at BNCA. They are young practising architects who are supportive of the students’ innovative ideas. They encourage participation in co-curricular activities and are very co-operative. “It’s the best”, says a student.
BNCA is very strict and particular when it comes to attendance. Any student with less than 75% attendance gets yelled at mercilessly. Submissions should be on time and internal marks are straightway deducted in case of late submissions.
The crowd is one of the best in Pune. Students come from all parts of the country. There are many foreign exchange students from countries like Dubai and Singapore as well. The only point to be noted is that it’s an only-Girls college, not just the college, the entire campus. This could turn out to be a downside for some and perhaps a positive thing for a few others.
There’s just one canteen for the entire campus and it doesn’t suffice. The food is pretty decent and it’s very very reasonably priced. Chinese is the speciality.
There are quite a few hangouts around. Durga café is pretty famous, and Crispy Crunchy, Red Chillies, Caves, Food Express are some more names you’ll commonly hear.
An annual cultural gathering is held in the month of February, where in students from many different colleges are invited. There is good enthusiasm during this time. BNCA also helps the students in hunting for internships in the first half of the fifth year.
Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha's
Dr.Bhanuben Nanavati College of Architecture For Women (BNCA)
Cummins College Campus, Karve Nagar, Pune 411052
Phone: +91 20 25474062/+91 20 25476966
One of the most sought after architecture colleges in Pune and it lives up to the name and legacy it has created for itself.