Dr Minakshi Jain joined as the Director School of Planning and Architecture on November 18, 2016.
She is the former Professor and Head Deptt. of Architecture and Dean Planning and Development at NIT, Hamirpur. She did her B.Arch from VRCE Nagpur, Master’s Programme in Landscape Architecture from SPA New Delhi and Ph.D in Architecture from PTU Jalandhar.
Her research work relates to the issues of Sustainable Development of the Ecologically Fragile Hill Areas. She received A3 foundation award in 2006 in recognition of her research work. She received the Best Faculty Award for the year 2007.
She is the Life time member of CoA, Fellow member Indian Institute of Architects and Indian Society of Landscape Architects respectively. She has published nearly 40 peer reviewed publications; lectured & taught at over 15 of the country’s leading Institutes and carried out about 15 major Consultancy Projects.
She was the chairperson for an International Conference on Urbanism and Green Architecture. In February 2014, she was selected as the Guest Editor for the “Hill Architecture issue” of Journal of Indian Institute of Architects.
She was the coordinator for the European Union’s Erasmus Mundus Master’s Programme on City Redevelopment from India and was invited as a key note speaker at a workshop in Catanzaro (Southern part of Italy) in December 2011.