Director, JNIAS School of Planning and Architecture Principal, Sri Venkateshwara College of Architecture, Hyderabad – 500 081. (2000-2012) Formerly, Principal, College of Fine Arts and Founder Director, School of Planning and Architecture, Hyderabad.
Dr. Pramod S Shinde was born in 1940 at Varangaon, Maharastra State, India. He obtained Bachelor of Architecture from M.S. University of Baroda (1962), Master of Technology in Regional Planning with 1st rank from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (1966), Bachelor of Journalism from Nagpur University (1972), and Doctor of Philosophy from Indian Institute of Technology, KJ3aragpur (1976). He specializes in environmental planning and design and is a well-known educational administrator.
After his first degree, he entered architectural practice. He continued as the consulting architect planner even after joining as Associate Professor at Visveswaraya Regional College of Engineering, Nagpur and then as the principal, College of Fine Arts and director of School of Planning and Architecture, Hyderabad, India.
He has been member of the University senate of Nagpur University for six years. He is associated with Nagpur, Gulbarga, Mysore, Anna University, Indian Institutes of Technology, Kharagpur and Roorkee as member of their board of studies, affiliation commissions, staff selection boards and development activities for many years. As the Principal, College of Fine .Arts and Architecture and as the director, School of Planning and Architecture, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, he was member of academic senate, and chairman, board of studies of the university since 1979 to 2000.
He has written over seventy research papers and published four books.
He built many undergraduate courses like B.Arch., B.F.A., B. Plan, B. Phot, post graduate courses in architecture, fine arts, urban and regional planning, housing, architectural conservation, photography, media and environmental planning both for full time and continuing education streams. He is guiding many scholars for their doctoral research. As a consultant of standing, he has to his credit many architectural and planning projects spread over many cities and states of India
Dr.Shinde has widely travelled in India, Europe and America. M a landscape artist, eleven one-man shows of his works have been organized by lovers of art in India, US, Mexico and Denmark. Works from his series of paintings on 'heritage India' and Golconda Fort' are in public and private collections in India and other countries.
He is married to Deoyani who is one of the leading lady architects of Hyderabad. He has two sons and a daughter.
Dr.Shinde's contribution of five decades as a pioneer researcher, builder of institutions with new courses and numerous projects of Architecture, Planning and conservation present a very large volume of work to give him a special place and mention in Architecture and Planning field.