Vidyarthi Awards

     This University Level Award for Architecture / Civil Engineering Students is for the Best Innovative Construction Practices organized by PCERF in CONSTRO is the first endeavor to motivate the students for inculcating the research culture in young generation. This Award is planned to motivate the students from the field of Architecture and Civil Engineering. This Award process aims at enkindling the thoughts and skills of the students to come up with efficient ways of thinking about various facets of construction practices such as flexibility in design, economic and ecological benefits, speed of construction, cost effectiveness, life cycle cost benefit etc. and many more. PCERF is pursuing the task of organizing an interesting and challenging competition during CONSTRO for inculcating research aptitude and attitude in budding engineers and architects and evaluating the same for the students who have graduated in recent past. This is a major interface event created between the users and customers on one side and the providers and manufacturers on the other side. This is a biennial event to be held for the students of Architecture / Civil Engineering studying in the Colleges / Institutes of Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) with a view to recognize, appreciate and finally reward the talents of young Architects / Civil Engineers.


  • 6th to 16th May 2019
    Launch announcement of PCERF- Padmashree B. G. Shirke Vidyarthi Awards 2020.
    (List of Govt. approved Arch & Engg colleges) COA website for approved Arch colleges
    Invitation letter to colleges for Participation
  • 25th Sept 2019
    Advisory Committee Meeting
  • 30th Sept 2019
    Last Date of Submission of EoI’s - Expression of Interest
  • 11th to 18th Oct 2019
    Last Date of Submission of Final Entry
  • 6th Nov 2019
    Jury Meeting
  • 9th Nov 2019
    Short Listing of Entries by Advisory Committee Members
  • 13th Nov 2019
    Conveying to Shortlisted Entries
  • 28th to 30th Nov 2019
    Jury Interaction- Presentation of Shortlisted Entries
  • 3rd Dec 2019
    Compilation and Finalization of Award
Time Activity By PPT Slide
10.30 am - 10.35 am Welcome, About PCERF, Felicitation of Chief Guest & Guest of Honour Sh. Vishwas Lokare,President,PCERF PCERF Logo, Vidyarthi Logo Full Name & Photos of CG, GOH
10.35 am - 10.40 am About Vidyarthi Awards Ar. Mrinalini Sane Convener, PCERF-Vidyarthi Awards 2020 PPT Slide (No)
10.40 am - 10.42 am Felicitation of Sponsor's Representative Sh. Vishwas Lokare PPT Slide (No)
10.42 am - 10.45 am Advisory Committee Name (read out) Ar. Mrinalini Sane PPT Slide (No)
10.45 am - 10.55 am Felicitation of Jury Members & Felicitation of Convener Chied Guest (Jury) Guest of Honour (Covener) Jury Members Slide
10.55 am - 11.05 am Sponsor Film
11.05 am - 11.07 am Introduction of Guest of Honour Ar. Mrinalini Sane Photo of GOH, Introduction
11.07 am - 11.14 am Address of the Guest of Honour Sh. V G Jana / Sh. R B Suryawanshi Photo of GOH
11.14 am - 11.17 am Introduction of Chief Guest Ar. Mrinalini Sane Photo of CG & Intro
11.17 am - 11.29 am Address of the Chief Guest Kishor Chaukar, Hon'bly, Past MD Tata Industries Ltd. Photo of Chief Guest
11.29 am - 11.31 am Announcement of the Next Year Award Ar. Mrinalini Sane
11.31 am - 11.56 am Distribution of Awards Architecture- UG, PG, 2nd & 3rd yr. Civil Enng.- UG, PG Name of Winners & Their Project Topics
11.56 am - 11.58 am Vote of Thanks Ar. Mrinalini Sane


     To boost the talent and creativity among the students of Civil Engineering and Architecture, PCERF (Pune Construction Engineering Research Foundation) has invited entries for it’s prestigious ‘B. G. Shirke Vidyarthi Awards- 2020’. This is the 5th year of these awards, which includes cash prize, trophy and certificate. Winners will also get a chance to present their work in front of eminent construction industry professionals and experts. Students can apply in 6 different categories for these awards, 3 each for Civil Engineering and Architecture. Under graduate students of Civil Engineering can apply with their final year project, while under graduate Architecture students can apply with their 4th or 5th year Urban Design or Urban Insert project. The post graduate students from both the streams can apply with their final year project. There is a special category for project work of 2nd and 3rd year Civil and Architecture students.


  • A. Participating Students are expected to submit their project work (already completed as a part of academic requirement).
  • B. The process of participation is as follows :

Eligibility Criteria :

  • Architecture (UG) Students appeared for their 4th year last semester (Urban Design/Urban Insert Project only).
  • Architecture (PG) Students appeared for their last semester exam in the year 19-20.
  • Civil Engineering (UG &PG) Students appeared for their last semester exam in the year 19-20.
  • A special category has been introduced to encourage participation from students of 2nd & 3rd year to submit their entries projects work.

Format for Submission of Entries (in soft copy only) :

  • For Architecture under graduate (4th year-last sem exam) Students - printable pdf (size up to 10 MB).
  • For Civil Engineering (UG and PG), Architecture (PG) Students - Max 10 pages executive summary, A4 size paper (in pdf size up to 10 MB).
  • For Architecture 2nd, 3rd year Students – printable pdf (size up to 10 MB) along with info about the project in max 5 lines.
  • For Civil Engineering 2nd, 3rd year Students – printable pdf (size up to 10 MB) along with info about the project in max 5 lines.

PCERF will accept entries submitted through institutes only, direct entries from students will not be accepted. Respective colleges are required to authenticate their projects.


Advisory committee members (consisting of senior faculty from civil engineering and architecture colleges) to short list entries in each group for presentation to Jury panel.


Students whose entry have been shortlisted to present their project work to Jury panel who will select award winners in each category.


PCERF will organize award ceremony at a suitable date to announce winners and felicitate them.