Prof. Smitha M V. B.Arch, M.Planning (Housing)
Assistant Professor,
Department of Architecture,
College of Engineering Trivandrum (C.E.T.).

An Architect presently working as an Assistant Professor at Department of Architecture, College of Engineering Trivandrum. After completing Graduation in Architecture and Post Graduation in Planning with specialization in Housing at College of Engineering Trivandrum, she had joined TKM College of Engineering, Kollam and then Govt.Engineering College, Thrissur. She has to her credit five years of experience as Practising Architect and eight years of teaching experience. She has organised Short term course under CFSD and training programmes under visiting faculty scheme. She is working in social projects for social awareness and women empowerment.

Research Interest/Area of Interest
Disaster Mitigation and Management, Housing, Slums & Squatter settlements, Urban risk & resilience, Community Development, Participatory Planning, Urban and Rural Development Planning
Member of Council of Architecture
Associate Member of Indian Institute of Architecture
Associate Member of Institute of Town Planners,India(ITPI)
Life Member of the Indian Society of Technical Education

Awards/ Recognition
First Rank Holder for M.Planning (Housing),2007, University of Kerala
Smt. SarasijaThampuran Memorial Endt.(2008) award for best outgoing student in M.Planning from Dept. of Architecture, College of Engg. Trivandrum
PTA award from College of Engg. Trivandrum for securing highest marks in first year Architecture in year 1998-1999
Ongoing Research Project
Reducing Disaster vulnerability of Coastal Fishermen Community in Kerala State
Administrative and other Professional Responsibilities held at CET,
Step 4U(Remedial class) Architecture Department Co-ordinator from January 2013 onwards
Staff Advisor of 2012-2017 batch, Thesis Co-ordinator 2016-17
Committee member of SC/ST Students’ Grievance cell from July 2016 onwards
Syllabus Revision for B.Arch and M.Planning Course

Other academic Activities
Coordinated short term course on “Effective Teaching Methodologies in Engineering Education” from September 17 to 22, 2016 in association with NITTTR (National Institute of Technical Teachers Training & Research, Chennai), sponsored by the Directorate of Technical Education
External Design Jury Examiner at TKM College of Engineering & College of Architecture Trivandrum
Accompanying faculty for Educational tour for B.Arch and M.Planning students
Committee member of NCTT 2016 & 2017, IMMM 2017