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APIED was founded in 1980 at Vadodara by a group of like minded professionals who had a collective vision to establish an institution of repute to impart quality education in Urban Planning, Architecture and Interior Design, the vision was formulated into reality under the aegis of Parisar Trust.
The institute was later shifted and established at Vallabh Vidynagar in 1984 under patronage of late Dr. H.M.Patel who was then finance minister of India and chairman of Charutar Vidya Mandal. The institute presently functions under the umbrella of Charutar Vidya Mandal at Vallabh Vidyanagar and affiliated to Sardar Patel University. We run undergraduate courses in Architecture and Interior design and post graduate course in Masters in Planning (Urban and Regional) and Masters in Interior Design.
The post graduate courses are run at Centre for Human Settlements was started in year 1999 inspired by Shri C. B. Patel, it is named after the Late Shri Bhaikaka Patel (the founder of Vallabh Vidyanagar) the institute is known as Bhaikaka Centre for Human Settlements.
It has graduated about 80+ Post Graduate Students including officials from the town planning department, Urban Local Bodies and other working professionals.
Centre has so far got eminent persons in the field of Urban Management, Town Planning, Regional Development, Urban Finance, Housing, Land use Planning, Environment etc for research, visiting and guest lectures.
Centre has also provided to in-service govt. officers from local bodies, development authorities and state government access to course. We provide training in sustainable development, Geoinformatics, affordable housing etc through our outreach programs, workshops and specific modules.
Centre has been able to attract students from region, state and national level institutions over last 15 years.