Wadiyar Centre for Architecture is a collaborative initiative of Design Foster Trust (DF), a trust formed by Architects and Engineers and Sri Jayachamaraja Urs Education Trust (SJUET), pioneers in the field of education in Karnataka.The common objective to offer quality education and to nurture responsible professionals brought the two trusts together to establish the College.
Design Foundation for Study, Education and Research
Design Foster is a public charitable trust, conceived and nurtured by 10 Practicing Architects and a Structural Engineer, who share a passion for academics.
Architecture is perceived as a sophisticated profession for the affluent. Design Foster aims to disperse the myth and bring closer, the knowledge, profession and the common people by facilitating interactions and setting up resource centres. Design Foster endeavours to foster socially relevant architecture by assisting communities to construct modern and relevant built environments orientated to the future. Design Foster through WCFA endeavours to impart quality education based on values, nurturing architects to responsibly shape relevant and enriched built environment.
The Trust in addition to instilling strong academic values in students also focuses on building capacity among the existing teaching fraternity. Wadiyar Centre for Architecture is the first step of Design Foster trust towards this objective.
Sri Jayachamaraja Ursu Education Trust
Sri Jayachamaraja Ursu Education Trust (SJUET) was established in 1957 by His Highness, the Maharaja of Mysore, Sri Jaya Chamaraja Wadiyar Bahadur. The trust was primarily established for the promotion of education of boys and girls of the Ursu community, along with the children from other communities. The Trust endeavors to contribute to nation building by imparting quality education to the people, particularly the women. The Patron of SJUET is Her Highness Smt. Dr. Pramoda Devi Wadiyar and the President is His Highness Sri. Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar.