Papni School of Architecture – Standalone and Best Architecture College in Tamil Nadu

Papni School of Architecture (PISA) is one among very few Standalone and best Architecture colleges in Tamil Nadu located within Chennai limits near Sriperumbudur on Chennai – Bangalore highway. The campus is located in a green surrounding with a blend of Nature and Built Environment as a perfect place to learn Architecture.

At PISA, the teaching methodology is based on extensive use of contemporary technology aligned with traditional teaching methods. For every course being taught, a detailed Teaching Programme is prepared that outlines the Course Intent, Content, Conductance, Reading List and Schedule of Assignments. Teaching Programmes are regularly reviewed and updated to make learning a fun process.

Faculties with expertise in specialised areas under the guidance of legendary Architect Prof. S. Rajappa who is backed with practical and academic experience of 5 decades, is the core strength of PISA. Faculties of PISA are chosen not only based on their academic excellence, but as well as their inputs in professional practise in Architecture and its allied fields.


“Santha Papni Educational Trust” is initiated with the blessings of Mrs. Shantha and Mr. Subramani who has been instrumental in various charitable activities.

The main objective of this trust is to provide quality education in various disciplines, with this as an objective an exclusive “Standalone Architecture College” under the name of “PAPNI SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE” is being initiated with the blessings of almighty Shri Padaleshwarar, Bragalnayaki, Thirupathiripuliyur.


“To achieve academic excellence in Architecture and equip aspiring young minds through innovative, creative, knowledge using sustainable local and global practices and enhancing the quality of life through responsible built environment, which caters the changing needs and aspirations of the society”.


Design education, based on the tradition of “learning by doing.” PAPNI SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE encourages project-based learning and involving students in more hands on exercises to learn and practice through well-equipped labs and exposure to technological advancements through industrial experts.