Prof. Shaji T L



Office Phone: +91-471-2515 571

Mobile: 9447054334

Academician with 34 years of teaching and professional experience in Architecture. Holds B.Arch with first class from Dept of Architecture, College of Engineering Trivandrum and PG Degree in Master of Technology (Building Technology and Management) from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. After graduation worked with  the Department of Telecommunication, Govt. of India in their Architect’s Office at Trivandrum for five years. Took charge as Lecturer in the Dept. of Architecture,College of Engineering Trivandrum, in November 1989 and continued as Professor till February 2016 in CET and served as Director (Academic) in APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, Trivandrum  on deputation from 2016 to 2018 February. Re -joined in CET as Professor with additional charge as Dean (UG Studies) since April 2018.


  • B.
    Arch (University of Kerala, 1984)
  • M.Tech
    (IIT Madras, 1994)


  • Entered
    in Government of India service as Architectural Assistant in the Dept.of
    Telecommunications in 1984.
  • Entered
    in Kerala Government service as Lecturer in Architecture in 1989.
  • Promoted
    as Assistant Professor in Architecture in 1998.
  • Promoted
    as Professor in Architecture in 2009.
  • Head
    of the Department of Architecture 
  • Deputation
    to APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University As Director-Academic 2016-18.
  • Assume
    charge as UG Dean, College of Engineering, Trivandrum in April 2018


  1. Registered
    with Council of Architecture, India
  2. Fellow
    of Indian Institute of Architects.
  3. Life
    Member of Acoustical Society of India.
  4. Life
    Member of Indian Society for Technical Education.
  5. Fellow
    of Indian Institute of Valuers.


  1. Recipient
    of Best Teacher Award (CET_ISTE Research award 2007-08).
  2. Recipient
    of Best member award for the out standing contributions to Indian Institute
    of  Architects,  Kerala chapter in 2004.
  3. Recipient
    of the Professional Excellence award in the field of architecture by Designer
    Publications, Kerala in 2008.

PUBLICATIONS (International)

1. ‘Ribbed Ferro cement Elements for Low Cost Housing’ Journal of Ferro cement, Vol24,   No1, Jan.1994, pp35-49.

2. ‘Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Technique for Inspection and Evaluation of Timber’ Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (American Society of Civil Engineers) No 2. Vol.12 May 2000, pp 180-185.

testing of structural timber components’, chapter contributed in ‘Inspection
and Monitoring Techniques for Bridges and Civil Structures’, edited by Prof.
Gongkang Fu, Wyne State University, Detroit, USA, Woodhead publishers, London
(Published in September 2005)


International Level:

  1. ’Renovation
    of Historic and Monumental Structures built with Mud and Wood’ presented at
    International conference on Rehabilitation, Renovation, and Repair of
    Structures 1994, Andhra University, A.P 9-11 Jan 1994.
  2. ‘Conservation
    of Historic Fort – Thiruvananthapuram’, presented at International workshop on
    Architectural and Urban Conservation at Calcutta, 16-18 Dec-1994
  3. ‘Evaluation
    of Structural Timber in Historic Buildings using NDT techniques, presented at
    14th World Conference on NDT, 1996, Dec 8-13, New Delhi.

  4. Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Technique for Inspection and Evaluation of Timber in
    Historic Buildings’, contributed paper in the International Conference on
    Ultrasonic, 1999, Dec 2-4 New Delhi.
  5. ‘Strategies
    for Sustainable Tourism Habitat Development at Varkala’, presented at the
    International Seminar on ‘Eco-Tourism’ in the Global Eco-meet conducted by
    Swedesi Science Movement at Trivandrum, 19-28 Feb 2005.
  6.  ‘Natural House’ presented at the International
    Seminar on ‘Eco-Friendly Habitat’ in the Global Eco-meet conducted by Swedesi
    Science Movement at Trivandrum,19-28 Feb 2005.
  7. ‘Sustainable
    Tourism Habitat Development at Varkala’ presented at GREEN- international
    Conference on Sustainable Architecture- organised by Indian Institute of
    Architects, Trivandrum Centre at Trivandrum , 9-11 Jan 2009.
  8. ’Sustainable
    Construction using Discarded Pet Bottles’ presented at international conference
    on Advances in Materials Mechanics and Management organized by College of
    Engineering Trivandrum, 14-16 Jan 2010
  9. ‘Transit
    Oriented Development for Kochi master plan Area’ presented at international
    conference on Technological Trends’ organized by College of Engineering
    Trivandrum, 25-27 Nov 2010.

National Level:

  1. ‘Inspection
    and Restoration of Timber in Historic Buildings’ presented at Congress of
    Traditional Sciences and Technologies in India at IIT, Bombay 28 Nov-3 Dec1993.
  2.  ‘Deterioration and Evaluation of Timber in
    Historic Buildings’ presented at the workshop on Traditional Construction
    Materials, AICTE project on Technology of New Building Materials, REC, Calicut
  3. ‘Cost
    Effectiveness in Building through Planning and Management’ presented at
    Symposium on Cost –effective Housing organized by Institution of Engineers,
    Trivandrum, 29 Jan 1994.
  4. ‘Conservation
    of Timber elements in Traditional Buildings’, presented at workshop on
    Traditional Architecture, organized by Vasthuvidhya Pradisthanam, at
    Trivandrum25-26 March 1995.
  5. ‘Sustainable
    Tourism habitat- A Case study’, presented at the National Seminar on
    Sustainable Habitat at TKM College of engineering, Kollam, on 22-23 Aug 2003.
  6. ’Noise
    Disaster in Built Environment’ presented at the short term training programme
    on Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness and Management organized by Dept of
    Architecture, College of Engineering, Trivandrum 4-15 Oct 2004.
  7.  ‘Strategies For Sustainable Tourism Habitat
    Development at Varkala’, presented at the National Seminar on ‘Recent trends in
    Technological Advancement’ at College of Engineering, Trivandrum on 26-27 Nov
  8. ‘Evaluation
    of the Resettlement& Rehabilitation of Displaced Due to Development
    Projects in Kerala’ presented at the 6th National Conference on   Technological Trends at College of
    Engineering, Trivandrum on 25-26 Nov 2005.
  9. Post
    Occupancy Evaluation of Cost Effective Houses, presented at the 8th
    National Conference on Technological Trends at College of Engineering,
    Trivandrum, 30th Nov-1st Dec 2007.
  10.  ‘Vasthuvidyayile Sabdha Sastram (Architectural
    Acoustics)” Published in Malayalam Magazine Designer +Builder, March 2007
  11. Spatial Impact
    Assessment of Knowledge base Industries in Thiruvananthapuram presented ar the
    13th National Conference on Technological trends at College of
    Engineering, Trivandrum 10-11 Aug 2012.
  12. Formulating the
    Development Strategies for Urban Settlements in the Hill Regions of Kerala
    –With Wynad as Case Study presented at 14th National Conference on
    Technological Trends at College of Engineering, Trivandrum 29-30 August 2013.


  • Architectural
  • Architectural
  • Theory
    and Methodology of Architectural Design.


  1. Conservation
    of Timber.
  2. Cost
    effective acoustic materials.
  3. Acoustic
    evaluation and correction of Human activity spaces.


  1. Guided 17 Post Graduate Thesis.
  2. Member of Syllabus revision Committee 2003.
  3. Member of Dept. Academic committee.
  4. Principal Investigator of AICTE sponsored TAPTEC project Building Acoustics Laboratory (15 lakhs).
  5. Acoustics lab-in Charge (2000-2006)
  6. Architectural Graphics Lab-in Charge.(2001-2004)
  7. Examiner –in various Universities ( Kerala University, Calicut University, NIT Calicut,  MIT Manipal)
  8. Member of Board of Studies (P G), University of Kerala (2005-2008)
  9. PG course Coordinator.(2009-12)
  10. Head of the Department (2012 to2014)
  11. Coordinator of MODROB Project-Up gradation of Building Science Lab-(2012).
  12. Member of P G-Syllabus revision Steering Committee (2012).
  13. Coordinator of MODROB Project-Up gradation of Architectural Graphics Lab-(2013).
  14. Member of Board of Studies (Architecture) Calicut University (2011-2013 & 2013-2015).
  15. Member of the PSC Committee for recruitment reforms in Technical Education.
  16. Member of Academic Council SPA Bhopal (2012-2015).
  17. Member of All India Board of Architecture, AICTCE, New Delhi (2013-2016).
  18. Member Board of Studies Kerala university(2013-16)
  19. Member of ASAP Business Advisory Committee(2012-16)
  20. Member Academic Council CUSAT (2015-2018).
  21. Member Board of Studies and Faculty of Architecture, CUSAT(2014-18).
  22. Member of AICTE Regional Committee (South Western Region), New Delhi (2013-2016).


  1. Secretary, College of
    Engineering Trivandrum Alumni Association for Three Terms (1998-2001).
  2. General Co-ordinator
    for College Diamond Jubilee Celebrations (1999-2000).
  3. Secretary, Indian
    Institute of Architects, Trivandrum Center (2000-2002).
  4. IIA State Executive
    Member and Chairman of Architectural Education committee(2002-2004).
  5. Technical Committee
    Member for Coir Development.
  6. Advisor of Kerala
    Police Welfare Society for the Renovation of Chandrasekharan Nair
  7. Architect of the TEQIP
    Project (Computer Science Dept.,College of Engg. Trivandrum).
  8. Member of
    Building Committee of TEQIP.
  9. Co-ordinator of the
    College office Modernization Works.
  10. Convener of the
    Eco-Friendly Habitat theme of the Global Eco meet( 2005).
  11. Co-ordinator of
    Department Purchases(2000-2007).
  12. Co-ordinator for
    Council of Architecture Visit-(2006).
  13. Staff Co-ordinator for
    the Zonal Convention of the Students of Architecture organized by the
    Department of Architecture 13-15 August 2006.
  14. Co-ordinator (Generala
    arrangments) for the Inspection of AICTE team for Acredition-(2007).
  15. Vice Chairman, Indian
    Institute of Architects, Trivandrum Center (2006-2008).
  16. Nodal Officer of TEQIP
    Evaluation Committee.
  17. Coordinator for
    College campus development activities.
  18. Organising Committee
    member -70th year celebrations of CET.
  19. Organising Committee
    member –IMMM2010.
  20. Organising Committee
    member – CETEX2010.
  21. Organising Committee member
    – ICTT2010.
  22. Member Asset
    maintenance Committee CET-(2011).
  23. Technical Committee
    Member for Travancore Devosam Board.
  24. Technical Committee
    Member for Institute of Management Kerala.
  25. Technical Committee
    Member for selection of consultants for KSEB for Palarivattom Office Complex.
  26. Technical Committee
    Member for Techno City Projects (2012).
  27. Technical Committee
    Member for Kerala State Housing Board(2012).
  28. Secretary College of
    Engineering Trivandrum Alumni Association (CETAA) (2010-11).
  29. Executive
    Committee Member (from academic sector) of IIA Kerala Chapter (2011-13).
  30. Co-ordinator Center
    for Campus Development and Management, College of Engineering Trivandrum-2012
  31. Technical Committee
    Member for IIITM, Trivandrum.
  32. Technical Committee
    Member for Central University, Kasargod.
  33. Technical Committee
    Member for Games Village of 35th National Games.
  34. Member of the PSC
    Committee for recruitment of Faculty in Architecture.
  35. AICTE Expert for
    Standing Appellate Committee and Institution Inspection.
  36. Expert Committee
    Member for revision of fees of Self Financing B.Arch courses constituted by
    Higher Education Dept. Govt. of Kerala.
  37. Organizing Secretary,
    Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of CET-(2014-15)
  38. Chairman IIA
    Trivandrum Centre(2015-17)


  1. Design
    team member of LBS College of Engineering ,Kasaragod
  2. Design
    team member of RIT Kottayam.
  3. Various
    works for Hindustan Latex Ltd , Trivandrum
  4. IHRD
    College of Engineering, Cherthala.
  5. IHRD
    Technical School at Perunthalmanna.
  6. IHRD
    College of Engineering,Poonjar
  7. IHRD
    Technical School at  Mallappally
  8. IHRD
    College of Engineering,Kalloppara
  9. Sishak
    Sadan at  Malappuram
  10. Sishak
    Sadan at  Palghat
  11. Sishak
    Sadan at  Trivandrum.
  12. VHSE
    &HSE Directorate, Trivandrum.
  13. Norka
    Center, Trivandrum.
  14. IIRBS,
    MG University Campus, Kottayam.
  15. AICTE
    Kerala State Office, Trivandrum
  16. LaBISHaS
    Campus, Trivandrum


  1. Acoustical
    design of the Rajiv Gandhi Center for Biotechnology auditorium,
  2. Acoustical design of
    Proposed Tagore Cultural Complex, Trivandrum
  3. Acoustical correction of
    auditorium at Medical College, Trivandrum.
  4. Evaluation of acoustics of
    Police Training College auditorium.
  5. Acoustical correction and
    Interior Design of CETAA Hall, College of Engg, Trivandrum
  6. Acoustical Design of Diamond
    Jubilee Convention Center, College of Engg. Trivandrum.