Dr. Priyanjali Prabhakaran. B.Arch, M.Housing, PhD
Professor and Head,
Department of Architecture,
College of Engineering Trivandrum (CET)

B.Arch from College of Engineering, Trivandrum, Kerala University (1988). M.Arch from School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University, Chennai (2000). Joined the Architecture Department, CET, Kerala in 1994 after relieved from the Telecommunication department, Central Govt

Priyanjali Prabhakaran is teaching architecture and Housing since 1999. She has worked at the Department of Architecture, College of Engineering Trivandrum and at the School of Architecture, Government Engineering College Thrissur. She had been an architect at COSTFORD and at Thiruvananthapuram Development Authority for short periods before joining academics. She has had B. Arch. and Master of Housing from Department of Architecture, College of Engineering Trivandrum, PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, Hyderabad and PGDIM from IGNOU.

Building committee member at the Central University of Kerala. Building committee member in Kerala Police Housing and Construction Corporation Ltd. Building committee member in Museum Buildings, Kerala.

Research Interest/Area of Interest
Planning, Housing, Gender Studies, Universal Accessibility, Research Methodology and Environment Behaviour studies
Research Projects/ Consultation Works

Coordinated International Collaborative Studio “Healthy Communities: Planning for Community Food Systems” with the University at Buffalo The State University of New York, Thanal and FAO (January 2020)

Team leader for the sponsored research project “Planning for Nilakkal as a base camp of Sabarimala”. The plan has been approved by High Power Committee for Implementation of the Sabarimala Master Plan (2017-19)

Coordinated the study of “One Lakh Housing Colonies” in 19 Panchayaths for the ‘NEW LIFE” project of Thiruvananthapuram District Panchayath as second Semester M.Planning studio project

Principal Investigator for the sponsored research project “Land Pooling and Rationalisation of FAR: The Case of National Highway 66 Widening Project at Nemom, Thiruvananthapuram” (2017)

Coordinated the preparation of the Integrated Cluster Action Plan for the Vellanad-Aryanad cluster under the National Rurban Mission.( 2016)

Conducted Wheelchair Accessibility assessment of public spaces in Thiruvananthapuram in collaboration with Pallium India (2016)

Completed assessment of incomplete houses under previous housing schemes as part of LIFE mission and PMAY (G) of the Government of Kerala as a planning studio project (2017)

Member of the expert committee on the Total Housing Mission of Planning Board, Government of Kerala during 2015-17

Coordinator for AICTE-sponsored SC/ST students’ hostel building at CET campus (2014-17)

Assistant Warden of Ladies Hostel of CET 2012-2016