Dr. Ashwani Kumar - Strategic Planning  - Best Researcher Award

National Institute of Technology Hamirpur (H.P.) | India

Author Profile 

Early Academic Pursuits

He embarked on his academic journey with a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from the National Institute of Technology Hamirpur, where he laid the foundation for his future endeavors. Subsequently, he pursued a Master's degree in Architecture from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, where he excelled with a remarkable CGPA of 8.81 on a 10-point scale. His passion for scholarly pursuits led him to obtain a Ph.D. from the same institution, focusing on the formulation of area-specific building regulations for hill towns.

Professional Endeavors

Armed with a solid academic background, he ventured into the realm of academia and research, assuming various roles that enriched his professional journey. He commenced his teaching career as a Lecturer at the National Institute of Technology Hamirpur, where he honed his pedagogical skills while imparting knowledge to budding architects. Subsequently, he held positions as a Senior Lecturer at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, and as an Assistant Professor at the Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur.


Contributions and Research Focus in Strategic Planning

His research interests primarily revolve around architecture, urban planning, and sustainability. He has undertaken several sponsored research projects aimed at exploring vernacular practices for building regulations, district environment management, and urban sustainability assessment. His Ph.D. thesis and dissertation work have contributed significantly to the development of design guidelines and regulatory frameworks for hill regions, addressing critical issues such as energy efficiency and fire risk assessment.

Accolades and Recognition

His scholarly contributions have earned him widespread recognition and accolades within the academic community. He has been awarded patents and copyrights for his innovative research concepts, including methods for energy efficiency implementation and fire risk assessments in institutional buildings and historic core areas. Moreover, his consultancy works for various government and private agencies have been instrumental in shaping urban development projects across Rajasthan.

Impact and Influence

Through his dedicated efforts in teaching, research, and consultancy, he has left a lasting impact on his students, peers, and the broader community. His expertise in architecture and urban planning has been instrumental in guiding sustainable development initiatives and shaping regulatory frameworks for building and environmental management. Furthermore, his collaborative research endeavors have fostered interdisciplinary partnerships and facilitated knowledge exchange across academic and professional domains.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As he continues to tread new frontiers in academia and research, his legacy of excellence and innovation serves as an inspiration for aspiring architects and urban planners. With a steadfast commitment to addressing contemporary challenges in the built environment, he endeavors to spearhead transformative initiatives that promote sustainability, resilience, and inclusivity. Through his continued endeavors, he aims to redefine the discourse on architecture and urban planning, leaving an indelible mark on future generations and shaping a more sustainable and equitable built environment



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Ashwani Kumar | Strategic Planning  | Best Researcher Award

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