Architectural Design School

About Us


All of our students are encouraged to continue their research off campus and independent study as well as internships, which jump start your resume and provide valuable job experience. The faculty and student community at McGAN’S is dedicated to working towards a common goal, the betterment of architectural education and practice, not only in India but also in the global context. The mission of McGAN’S Ooty School of Architecture is to nurture and inspire design-minded students. Our students demonstrate a firm foundation of critical thinking, ethical behaviour and a culture of professional practice, on their way to becoming socially responsible leaders of change for our global society. McGAN’S achieves this mission through: A progressive curriculum, taught by accomplished, active faculties. Practitioner-based models of learning focused on problem-solving, experiential learning and process-based design. Active participation and engagement in our local and global community. The constant pursuit of academic excellence.


McGAN’S Ooty School of Architecture is committed to create a world class learning centre for architecture in India. We are blessed to be sitting amidst one of the most scenic landscape in South India which naturally makes us more sensitive to environment. At McGAN’S we understand that architecture requires knowledge of many disciplines like arts, engineering, model making, sociology, anthropology and other allied disciplines. The teaching methodology at McGAN’S is not only restricted to classrooms but goes beyond the four walls. Our institution not only aims at creating mere graduates but also preparing our students for numerous challenges in the profession, also turning them to much better human beings.

Our Philosophy

At McGAN’S, we challenge our students with rigorous advancement standards, and our hands-on instructional programs nurture artistic passion while demanding professional excellence. We believe that a wide range of individuals can find reward and fulfillment in the study of architecture and design.

Faculty Practioners

At McGAN’S, most of our faculty members are highly experienced active practitioners. They will help prepare you for your career by bringing the present and future of architecture and design into the classroom.


Imagine yourself in the middle of green valley in Ooty. That is the experience you get at McGAN'S. This location serves as a good environment for the students to learn, experience and excel in Architectural

10th Graduation Day 2023

On the auspicious occasion of McGANS 10th Graduation Day, Mr. Premendra Raj Mehta, President of the Council of Architecture, India awarded degree certificates to the students. The proud graduates of the Batch 2022 B.Arch posed for a group photo with our Chief Guest.

McGAN'S 10th Graduation Day

On the auspicious occasion of MCGANS 10th Graduation Day for B.ARCH BATCH 2017-2022 and M.ARCH BATCH 2020-2022, the event is scheduled for December 16, 2023, at 10:00 am at HADP Convention Hall, Ooty.

Placement Drive 2023

The placement drive, scheduled to start from November 27, promises exciting opportunities for prospective candidates. We encourage everyone to participate and make the most of this valuable initiative.

McGans World Record Event 2023 - 160 Artists, 160 Paintings, 160 Meters, 120 Minutes

McGans World Record Event 2023 showcases 160 artists setting a world record by creating 160 stunning pictures of India's famous tourist spots in just 2 hours. These remarkable paintings are displayed on a 160-meter canvas and have gained international recognition, including a place in the India Book of Records.

Cultural fest 2023

Cultural Fest 2023 was held in the presence of our honorable chairman Mr. N. Muralikumaran and actor/director Mr.Karu Pazhaniappan

Graduation Day - 2023

The 9th Graduation Day of McGAN'S Ooty School of Architecture was conducted on 26.10.2022 at HADP Convention Hall,Ooty. The proud Graduates of Batch 2016 B.Arch posed for a group photo with our Chief Guest Mr. K. Ramachandran, Hon'ble Minister Forest Department, TamilNadu.

Campus visit and lecture talk

Campus visit and lecture talk on the gateway to architecture and career options by Mr.Jayaprakash Gandhi was held on 28.04.2023 at our campus.


ART EXHIBIT - 2023 | Students from all the batches displayed their art works today as part of the exhibition

Alumni meet 2023

Alumni meet 2023 with the presence of honourable chairman Mr.N.Muralikumaran and chief guest Mr.Gobinath

Heritage walk

McGAN'S OOTY School of Architecture undertakes Ooty Heritage walk in collaboration with ICOMOS INDIA. The walk is part of the Heritage Club activity aimed to ensure that young architecture students remain motivated by the region's scenic architecture and cultural heritage. The walk is led by Associate Professor Ar. Shahzad Ahmed Malik accompanied by Associate Professor Ar. Vani Soundarya.

Rural study

Batch 2021 - II year undergoing rural study at Pollachi along with tutors Ar.Lokeshwar and Ar.Beena.

McGAN'S collabration with IIT CUBE

The Mcgans Ooty School of Architecture's management and faculty extend their congratulations and best wishes to the fourth-year students, Darshan Kumar, Kirthik and Gokul on completing their IIT Madras CUBE Project Training successfully as a part of the MOU with IIT CUBE.

Film set design workshop

First year students involved in set design workshop by our principal Ar. Saravana Raja.

Urban Study

Batch 2019 - IV year undergoing urban study at Mysore along with tutors Ar.Senthil Marthavanan and Ar.Kakoli.

Outdoor sketching

Batch 2022 students from outdoor sketching activity at the Ooty Botanical gardens.

McGAN'S teaching the tradition

Batch 2021 experiencing the Hethai Amman festival, which is a traditional annual festival of badagas in Nilgiris.

Expression through colors workshop

Expression through colours workshop for batch 2022 curated by Ar.Lokeshwar and Ar.Giridharan.

Film making workshop and campus visit of Director Kathir

Film making workshop by Director Kadhir was conducted on 07.11.22 and 08.11.12.
The director wittnessed the potential of our students in architecture, while challenging them in film making aspects.

Halloween at McGAN'S

First year students stepping into other realms with a Halloween themed face painting competition

Architect Harsha Shivakumar visit to the campus

Ar. Harsha Shivakumar, from Kumar and Swamy Architects, Bangalore visited McGANS Ooty School of Architecture on 13.09.2022 for a discussion regarding the Nilgiris Mountain Railway project, the methodology and way forward 

Architect Soumitrao Ghosh visit to the college

Ar. Soumitro Ghosh from Mathew and Ghosh Architects visited McGANS Ooty School of Architecture on 27.08.2022 for a discussion regarding the Nilgiris Mountain Railway project. Following this, he gave an insightful lecture on his eminent projects to our college students

McGAN'S collabration with NMR

Phase two of Nilgiri Mountain Railway docuntation was carried out by batch 2020 on 18th and 19th March 2022 assisted by Ar.Aruna Palanisami and Ar. Greeshma susan. A total of six stations were surveyed and documented as part of this program.

Work - Life Balance

'Work-Life Balance' Holi celebration highlights from McGans campus

9th Graduation Day

On the auspicious occasion of McGAN'S 9th Graduation Day, our Chief Guest Mr. K. Ramachandran, Hon'ble Minister Forest Department, TamilNadu awarded the degree certificates to the students.

Alumni Meet - 2022

Great memories are created when we meet our old students. Alumini meet memories (03-06-2022)

8th Graduation Day - 2021

The 8th Annual Convocation ceremony of the McGAN’S Ooty School of Architecture was held on Monday, November 1st 2021 around 10AM at the HADP Convention Hall in Ooty.

In this convocation, a total of 72 students of McGan'S Ooty School of Architecture, Affiliated to Anna University & approved by the Council of Architecture, received their graduation.

The Dean of the Institution Prof. G.Selvakumar welcomed the gathering.

Mr.N.Muralikumaran, Chairman of the institution declared the graduation day open & administered the oath for the newly graduated candidates.

The Institution’s Annual report was delivered by the Principal, Prof.N.S.Saravanan.

The honourable chief guest, President of Dravidar Kazhagam & Chancellor of Periyar Maniyammai Institute of Science & Technology, Asiriyar, Dr. K.Veeramani, presided over the function, congratulated the graduates with his motivational talk and distributed the certificates to the students.

The function was graced with the presence of the guest of honour, Thiru. A.Krishnaswamy, Member of Legislative Assembly, Poonamallee Constituency, Tamilnadu.

The function ended with the vote of thanks delivered by the Head of the Department.

Discussion with CEPT Team

We are extremely happy and thankful to the CEPT team for the 3 day long visit to the campus and for the interactive sessions with our faculty and students as part of the MoU program. CEPT expert team discussed on the proceedings of ongoing and upcoming modules to provide improved learning for the students of Mcgans. Student's from different semesters had an opportunity to exchange their ideas and discuss work in person with the expert team on communication English and foundation design studio.

MoU with CEPT University

CEPT University signs MoU with McGan’s Ooty School of Architecture Feb 28, 2021, 01.27 PM IST

On 27th Feb 2021, CEPT University signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a mentorship program with McGan’s Ooty School of Architecture, Ooty. Presided over by Chief Guest, Smt. Anju Sharma, Principal Secretary for Higher Education, the MoU is in line with the New Education Policy of the Government of India. It marks a new beginning for CEPT University, which is recognized nationally and internationally for its high-quality education, research and advisory work. Started in 1962 as School of Architecture, around the same time as the National Institute of Design (NID) and the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), CEPT has carved a niche for itself as a leading university focused on the disciplines of habitat.


McGAN’S Ooty School of Architecture has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with CUBE – CENTRE FOR URBANIZATION, BUILDINGS AND ENVIRONMENT, IIT Madras which is declared as the centre for excellence by the Government of Tamil Nadu, to coordinate in the field of Research, Teaching, Professional development programs, development and implementation of research projects. The key focus of this collaboration is to bridge the gap between Academia, Research and Professional practice. The collaboration is to extend cooperation in various areas of interest including Green Buildings, Technical Advisory, Capacity Building and Environmental Sustainability utilizing CUBE’s industrial experience and McGAN’S technical skills in urban built environment. Also, this MoA paves way to jointly prepare proposals and maintain the exclusivity of the collaboration for the projects and their requirements.

B.Arch Program


National Education Policy Conclave 2021@ McGAN’S Ooty, (NEPCON-2021)” held on 27th and 28th of March 2021, and making it a grand success. The conference deliberations were beyond fruitful and our contribution was unparallel