The campus involves not only the visible, physical and measurable system but also directly expresses and supports invisible, psychological and immeasurable systems of human interactions. The spatial experience within, through the nuances of light and shade evokes inspiration and stimulation. The journey within establishes a relation between the learning and living environment. The courts provide interactive nodes to the faculty and the students. Subtle variations of light, modulations of ambient air and changing vistas evolve an emotion between the user and the space. The supporting vertical member extended through the entrance canopy terminates into a clock which reminds of the Rajabai Clock tower at University of Mumbai, built in 1857.
The Centre aspires to create an academic environment which offers to its students and the faculty, an opportunity to interact amongst themselves beyond the formal teaching and learning spaces and contributes towards the overall development of the personality of the students. The essence of education is the transmission of values - reflected in the Campus. The truthfulness in the use of the form, material, and details - organisation of built and unbuilt spaces. Architect Sanjay Patil, Nashik has designed the Campus.
Architecturally, the Site strategy has resulted in the evolution of series of courts along the axis parallel to the South-west of the Site. These courts give identity to each cluster. The buildings comprising the clusters are the means of definition for these courts and are either standing free, partially or fully engaged into the fabric of the centres giving spatial and programmatic meaning. The Project follows phasing closely and is designed so that each court will be completed within a single phase of the construction. Each of the clusters can function independently or in concert with the others. For symbolic reasons the theatre and the library are free standing buildings. The library maintains its figurative and literal distance to assert its importance and imply its position of the knowledge centre as a whole.
The unity of spaces and variety of court sizes and types attempt to spatially express the inclusive nature of the Centre joins its institution in the single task of preserving and promoting education. The Clock Tower and use of local material indigenously symbolically transforming the Mumbai University Sub-Centre into an emblem of the city.
The current infrastructure available at the Ratnagiri Sub-Centre comprises of one of the several Blocks that are designed for the Campus.
The Academic Block, as it's called is utilized in the following manner:
Guest Rooms: Four
Lecture Halls: One
Store Room: One
Working Office for Adjunct Professors: One
Common Instrumentation Facility: One
Laboratory for Chemistry Students: Two
Laboratory for Environmental Sciences Students: One
Library-cum-Reading Hall: One