Thursday, November 1, 2012

McGAN’S Ooty School of Architecture

Welcome to McGAN’S Ooty School of Architecture, the right place for any aspiring student in search of Quality Education in Architecture. Established in 2008, McGAN´s has a rich legacy and is run by Professionals. Starting with a flagship campus in Ooty for the sake of Architectural studies, today McGANs aims to be a Premier Institution only for Architecture where the student is the focus of the learning community that invests its resources in research thereby forming the guidelines of the teaching agenda.

McGAN´S vision is to promote excellence in Architectural Education, prepare its students to not only become successful Architects but also as leaders who will shape the future of building technology and trade. Towards this end, McGAN´s strives to provide a conducive and rewarding environment for its faculty and students to ignite and sustain their passion for excellence.

McGAN´S Vision

The college will serve as an International learning community: engaged in exemplary Architectural Teaching, Research, Scholarship, Creative Endeavor and Service.

The McGAN´s Ooty School of Architecture will:
01Educate its students for effective practice in architecture.

02Supplement sound training by nurturing the whole person with an understanding of architecture as a broad humanistic and scientific discipline.

03Produce leaders to meet the demands of profession, and whose technical skills will be complemented by personal vision, ethical persuasiveness and entrepreneurial drive.

The college is committed to the values of:
  • Cooperation and Communication
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Community Service and Leadership
  • Pursuit of Excellence
  • Public Accountability
  • Diversity
  • Design for Sustainability
Why Ooty
Writers Poets and other creative minds like Architects who pursue a creative profession are known to choose eclectic locations around the world to practice their work. A quiet and serene environment helps in stimulating their creative energy. According to Behavior scientists and top professors at Architecture Universities such as Academy of Neuroscience in San-Diego, the design of spaces can help promote creativity; keep one focused and alert. This forms the reason for selecting OOTY as our location to build an Architectural Institution.

Ooty, the capital of the Nilgiris district in TamilNadu, South India on the Western Ghats, has all the infrastructure a District Head Quarters should have. It is strategically located at an altitude of 8500 ft. With controlled climate throughout the year, Ooty is easily accessible by two other states, Kerala and Karnataka through the Ghat roads. One can get to Ooty via two roads from Mettupalayam, situated at the foothills of Ooty; one via Kotagiri and another via Coonoor -40kms each. Another means is by ‘The Heritage Mountain Rail’ which celebrated 150 yrs recently; the service is until Connoor after which one can reach the college at Perar by taking a 15km scenic drive by road.



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