Prof. Pratyush Shanker

Prof. Pratyush Shanker is a Professor and Dean at the School of Environmental Design and Architecture, Navarachana University, India. He was a recipient of the Ford Asia Fellowship 2008-09, for which he conducted research in Nepal. He has written and presented papers pertaining to vernacular architecture of Indian Himalayas. He was also the recipient of the AICTE research award for a study titled “Public Places in Information Cities in India” in 2006. His other interests involve the use of internet for teaching learning processes in architecture. For this, he has developed a portal He was the Seminar Director for the 4th ISVS held at Ahmedabad, in India in 2008 and subsequently has been coordinating secretary of the ISVS.

In 2015, he became the acting Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India.

He is also a recipient of the Humboldt Research Fellowship in Germany. As part of the fellowship, he conducted research at the University of Bonn, Germany, in 2015 on "History of Indian Cities".  Through this, he addressed the questions of evolution of Indian cities with respect to their relationship with the immediate landscape.  He also taught at the University of Bonn at the post graduate level on South Asian and Indian Urbanism. He offers short courses on Urban History across the world.

His area of interests is history of urban form, and vernacular and Himalayan architecture.