THE PARABOLA INAUGURAL FUNCTION | Event Date: Wednesday, 12th, July 2017
Held at 11am on the 12th of July, 2017, the inaugural ceremony of the ‘The Parabola’ kick started with the cutting of the ribbon by our Chief Guest for the day, Dr. Ved Prakash, Chairman, University Grants Commission.
Conception: Back in 2014, the domical canopy was a part of the School of Building Sciences block. Due to various reasons, it was brought down and thought to be reused as a gathering hub adjacent to the existing building. It was rolled out as a design competition among the 4th year students of Architecture of that time, under the guidance of Prof. Vergis Oommen. (Design Chair) and Ar. D. Karthigeyan one entry was short listed after multiple iterations, and the structure was made to stand on multiple steel supports.
The event: The occasion was graced by Chief Guests Dr. Ved Prakash (Chairman, University Grants Commission), and Prof. P. Duraiswamy (Vice Chancellor, University of Madras), Vice Chancellor Dr. S. Ramachandran (Vice Chancellor), Mr.Ashok Verghese (Director),Dr. Pon Ramalingam (Registrar), Member of American Society for Public Administration, and students of School of Architecture along with faculty . Certificates of appreciation were given to faculty and students involved in the design.