PROF. MRIDULA G. BANERJI

Prof. Mridula G. Banerji has completed her graduation from I.I.T. Kharagpur in 1966, standing first in order of merit. She had worked with Kuljian Corporation in Kolkata. Prof. Banerji had went to University of Minnesota in August 1968 and completed M.Arch. in 1969. Next, she had worked in U.S.A. for ten years as Architectural Designer and Project Architect in Minneapolis, Boston and Houston. In 1979 prof. Mridula Banerji joined Department of Architecture, I.I.T.Kharagpur as a faculty member. She had participated in two National Design Competitions, Faridabad City Centre- Two Stage Design Competition organized by HUDA and Oshiwara Commercial Complex Design in Bombay and had won First Stage Competition by HUDA and second prize for Oshiwara Commercial Complex Design. Among her noteworthy projects, Technology Club building, Vidyasagar University Humanities and Library Buildings etc. deserves special mention. Prof. Banerji left I.I.T. Kharagpur in 1984 to establish independent architectural practice. She had built climate friendly and eco-friendly low cost experimental houses in Kanpur and Kharagpur respectively. Kanpur House was published in ‘Inside Outside’ Periodical. Mridula Banerji rejoined I.I.T. Kharagpur in 1990 as Associate Prof. in the Department of Architecture and Regional Planning. Through STEP, I.I.T. Kharagpur with Prof. R.K.Banerji formed a company ‘Preftech Development Private Ltd.’which specialized in constructing low cost houses with boulder-concrete blocks and pre-cast roofing units. She had designed ‘Vinod Gupta School of Management’, I.I.T.Kharagpur, which was selected for I.I.A. Award in 1998. In 1996 Mridula Banerji became full time Professor and became Head of The Department in 1998. She became a member of the Disciplinary Committee under Council of Architecture, New Delhi. She had designed Gopegarh Eco-tourism Park at Midnapore, Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law I.I.T.Kharagpur, etc. Prof. Banerji continued with architectural practice till 2010 after retirement in 2007.