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Core FacultyVisiting FacultyAdvisory Faculty

Prof. Swati Sahasrabudhe
Swati Sahasrabudhe, Associate Professor is associated with Department of Landscape Architecture, BNCA since 2006. She also has been given the responsibility of being the Head of Department. She has been one of the key members and expert in framing the syllabus of the course right from its inception stage. She completed her Masters in Landscape Architecture from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. After working with Senior Landscape Architect Ravindra Bhan in New Delhi, she got opportunity to work with Association for Metropolitan Development Authorities (AMDA) for Delhi Master Plan 2021. She has been in the field of Landscape Architecture for the past 14 years, doing consulting work for various national and state level organizations.

GATE scholarship top ranker, a merit holder at Bachelor Level and a Gold Medalist at Masters Level , she is presently teaching and practicing Landscape Architecture. She actively participates in the work of Indian Society of Landscape Architects – ISOLA as a member. She has initiated a platform of ‘LA-FORUM’ (Landscape Architects Forum) which intends to encourage landscape professionals & students to come on a common platform, share their experiences, knowledge and views. She structures and conducts studios and academic sessions for Landscape Design studio, dissertation, research paper and landscape management at post graduate level. She conceptualizes and conducts workshops on Design Thinking. Currently pursuing Ph.D. under BNCA- research Center, Savitribai Phule Pune University, her research interests focus on design thinking and design knowledge in Landscape Architecture, and exploring an interface for integrating landscape design with cultural landscape studies.

Swati Sahasrabudhe
Landscape Architect
Head of Department of LA
+91 98509 86751

Prof. Manjiri Mahajan

Manjiri Mahajan is a Landscape Architect and Associate Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at BNCA Pune. She completed her masters in Landscape Architecture from CEPT Ahmedabad in 2002. A gate scholar and a merit holder in Bachelors and masters level, she is practicing in the field of Landscape for the past 15 years. She is the partner in her firm called SAMA and has earlier worked with Forethought, a renowned Pune based Landscape architecture firm. She has been associated with Bnca for the past 3 years.

Over a period of time having worked with several reputed architects and organizations, she has gathered an experience in the field to cover a wide range of projects of various scales from Residential, Institutional, SEZ and Corporate to Restoration in various parts of the country. She believes in a holistic approach which brings together the climate, topography, vegetation, location and orientation of a particular site for an integrated and site specific design. She tries to expose students to the practical aspects of design and execution of projects. An avid traveler, her wanderlust takes her to various parts of the country and abroad, her prime love being forests, birding and wildlife ecosystems.

Manjiri Mahajan
Landscape Architect
Assistant Professor
+91 98226 47898


                                                 Prof. Anupama Khatavkar
Anupama Khatavkar is a young and enthusiastic landscape architect based in Pune. She has pursued her graduation in the year 2009 & post – graduation in the year 2011 from Dr. B. N. College of architecture and Savitribai Phule Pune University respectively. She has been the university topper in the master’s course and also has won ISOLA (Indian Society of Landscape Architects) best student’s thesis award for the year 2009-11.

She is currently a core faculty for the postgraduates as well as the undergraduate program at Dr. B.N. College of architecture, Pune. She has been an active member at ISOLA, as a student as well as a professional. She is also into Professional Practice from the past five years and has had a varied experience in a variety of projects, which include institutional, residential, commercial, hospitality etc. Her other interests include graphic designing, exploring landscape graphics in different media and calligraphy.

Anupama Khatavkar
Landscape Architect
Assistant Professor
+91 94230 13983

Prof. Neha Adkar

Landscape Architect
Assistant Professor


Varsha Gavandi Landscape Architect
Gauri Joshi Advocate,Environmental Legislation
Nikhil Shejwalkar GIS expert
Umesh Wakaley Landscape Architect
Ketaki Ghate Botanist and Ecologist
Kaustubh Moghe Geologist
Experts/ Guest Faculty/ Jury members
Jayant Dharap Landscape Architect
Anjali Kumthekar Landscape Architect
Vikas Bhosekar Landscape Architect
Dr.Abhijeet Natu Landscape Architect
Kalpana Hadap Landscape Architect
Arup Diwan Landscape Architect
Sujata Dharap Artist
Shivram Somasundaram Landscape Architect
Mohan Rao Landscape Architect
Shilpa Chandawarkar Landscape Architect

Core faculty members from other departments of
BNCA contributing to M.Arch -Landscape

Dr.Vasudha Gokhale
Sujata Karve
Architect, Town planner, Regional Planner
Architect, Climatology ExpertArchitect, Housing
Asmita Divekar
Aarti Verma
Neha JoshiDhruv Chandwania
Landscape Architect
Landscape Architect
Climatology ExpertParametric Design Expert
Dr. Shubhada Kamalapurkar

Sharvey Dhongade
Chetan Sahasrabudhe

Conservation Architect

Conservation Architect
Conservation Architect

Rahul Chutke Project Management Expert

Advisory faculty committee of the department of Masters of Landscape Architecture at BNCA comprises of following senior professional and academicians in the field of Landscape Architecture.

Late Prof. Mohammed Shaheer, Landscape Architect, New Delhi
Ar. Kishore Pradhan, Landscape Architect Mumbai
Ar. Jayant Dharap, Landscape Architect,Pune
Ar. Varsha Gavandi, Landscape Architect, Pune
Ar. Vikas Bhosekar, Landscape Architect, Pune

The department of landscape architecture at BNCA conducts advisory committee interactions to review the course structure, to periodically upgrade the course structure and to review the progress and quality of work.