Faculty Members


Dr. Sapna Papu is an Architect and an Academician with about two and half decades of experience in Practice, Teaching, Research and Administration.
She has developed an approach to pedagogy of Architecture, which is inclusive and addresses issues of social justice across a diverse section of society. Former Director of the BMS School of Architecture, Bangalore for about a decade, she is currently heading the GSSS School of Architecture for Women, Mysuru, as the first Principal to contribute to its glorious future. With the backing of distinctive education from Premier Institutions such as, CEPT, Ahmadabad, where she has secured the highest score in Post Graduate Urban Design Thesis; to acquiring PhD from JNAFAU, Hyderabad, for her Thesis related to the study of Hill Settlements of Western Ghats; her first under graduation B. Architecture Degree was obtained from MCE, Hassan, under the Mysore University.
Dr Sapna Papu has been invited as a resource person for several seminars and conferences and has quality publications to her credit. She has formerly been the Chairperson for the Board of Studies, Architecture and a Senate member under the VTU (Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi).
She has several buildings designed and constructed, of varying magnitude and classification such as residential, commercial and Institutional types, mostly in Karnataka. Professional Bodies of association are the INTACH, IIA and the COA.


Associate Professor
Sandeep graduated from USD, Mysore; and he completed his Master’s degree in Theory & design and from The School of Built Environment, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.

He has worked for Edgar Demello Architects in Bangalore, Moh Hack & Partners in Brunei & Singapore, before starting his practice S2S Architects in Bangalore with his wife.

He was earlier associated as visiting faculty at RV College of Architecture, Bangalore & Mysore School of Architecture, Mysore.


Associate Professor
Kavya graduated in 2006 from U S D, University of Mysore. Started to practice form the firm Dimension. Completed her Master’s in Urban Planning from U S D, University of Mysore. She has worked as an Assistant Professor at MSA, Mysuru in 2018-20. She now is running her own practice with residential and interior design projects. The range of options available with respect to the materials, textures and colour in the simple space can be transformed to suit the needs of the user.

Believes in empowering the students with the required skills and in imagining power to realise their dreams.


Assistant Professor
Chinmayi graduated from RVCA and she got her practical experience from the Mysore based firm. She completed her Master’s degree in Architectural design and History from politectnico di Milano, Italy.

She believes in preserving the character of the cities derived through history, her Master’s thesis alongside talks about “Place-making in the Historical Urban Environment”

She thinks the best way to study architecture is through exploring by travelling, researching and through reading.


Visiting Faculty
Sudarshan is a graduate from BMS School of Architecture, Bangalore. He worked as a project architect at Wright Inspires and Karekar & Associates in Bangalore. He continued to pursue his education in Masters of Architecture specializing in Architectural Design from CEPT University, Ahmedabad. Currently he is co-running his architectural practice 'Studio Uttara' doing architectural and interior projects all over Karnataka and Mumbai.


Visiting Faculty
Trupti had her earlier education in St. Joseph’s School, Jayalakshmipuram, Mysore. Pursued her Diploma in Architecture from J.S.S. Polytechnic, Mysore and later Graduated with a Degree in Architecture from The University School of Design, Mysore in 2008. She was a Teaching Faculty in University School of Design Mysore for two and half years and later started her own Architecture practice StraightEdge Studio in the year 2011 and handled many Architectural and Interior projects. She worked on various projects from Residential, commercial, Industrial, Restaurants, etc. – Architecture and Interiors.
  • Won the ACCE – Ultratech Award for Best Industrial Project – 2017.
  • Recognition for Good work from DAV Public School, Mysore and Nageshwar World, Mysore.
  • Presently, The Vice Chairman, Indian Institute of Architects, Mysore Chapter


Visiting Faculty
Ms. Navya P graduated from SJCE, Mysuru with BE degree in Construction technology and Management. She completed her Master’s degree in Structural Engineering from NIE, Mysuru in the year 2015.
She has more than 6 years of teaching experience, and is currently working as an Assistant Professor in GSSSIETW. She believes in motivating young minds with passion, integrity and leading them by examples.


Visiting Faculty
Praveena Naidu has her Masters in English literature and PGD in Communication and Management. She is a soft skills trainer having over 15 years of experience in being a game changer in campus to corporate transitions. Her passion and her commitment towards her work is her USP. Communicative Knowledge is not just power but the ability to create opportunities where none exists. Students
of Architecture are guided by her to become future leaders.


Visiting Faculty
Mohan Raj studied fine arts from CAVA, University of Mysore. He worked as a Guest Faculty at University School of Design, Mysore.