This University Level Award for Architecture / Civil Engineering Students is for the Best Innovative Construction Practices organized by PCERF in CONSTRO is the first endeavor to motivate the students for inculcating the research culture in young generation. This Award is planned to motivate the students from the field of Architecture and Civil Engineering. This Award process aims at enkindling the thoughts and skills of the students to come up with efficient ways of thinking about various facets of construction practices such as flexibility in design, economic and ecological benefits, speed of construction, cost effectiveness, life cycle cost benefit etc. and many more.PCERF is pursuing the task of organizing an interesting and challenging competition during CONSTRO for inculcating research aptitude and attitude in budding engineers and architects and evaluating the same for the students who have graduated in recent past. This is a major interface event created between the users and customers on one side and the providers and manufacturers on the other side. This is a biennial event to be held for the students of Architecture / Civil Engineering studying in the Colleges / Institutes of Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) with a view to recognize, appreciate and finally reward the talents of young Architects / Civil Engineers.


    To boost the talent and creativity among the students of Civil Engineering and Architecture, PCERF (Pune Construction Engineering Research Foundation) has invited entries for it’s prestigious ‘B. G. Shirke Vidyarthi Awards- 2020’.This is the 5th year of these awards, which includes cash prize, trophy and certificate. Winners will also get a chance to present their work in front of eminent construction industry professionals and experts.

    Students can apply in 6 different categories for these awards, 3 each for Civil Engineering and Architecture. Under graduate students of Civil Engineering can apply with their final year project, while under graduate Architecture students can apply with their 4th or  5th  year Urban Design or Urban Insert project. The post graduate students from both the streams can apply with their final year project. There is a special category for project work of 2nd and 3rd year Civil and Architecture students.


  • To motivate the students toward developing an attitude of R&D in emerging technologies.
  • To enkindle the thoughts and skills of the students to come up with innovative and efficient ways of thinking.
  • To develop Industry-Institute relations.
  • To obtain viable and workable solutions for the identified problems that are faced by the construction industry.


  • 6th April 2019 to 16thApril 2019

    Launch Announcement of PCERF - Padmashree B.G. Shirke Vidyarthi Awards 2020.

  • 6th Sept 2019 (5:00 pm)

    Jury Meeting - B.V.Rao Hall.

  • 25th Sept 2019 (3:00 pm)

    Advisory Committee Meeting - 3 Meetings.

  • 28th Sept 2019 to 30th Sept 2019

    Jury Interaction - Presentation of Shortlisted Entries.

  • 30th Sept 2019

    Last Date of Submission of EoI’s - Expression of Interest.

  • 11th Oct 2019 to 18th Oct 2019

    Last Date of Submission of Final Entry.

  • 9th Nov 2019

    Short Listing of Entries by Advisory Committee Members.

  • 13th Nov 2019

    Conveying to Shortlisted Entries.

  • 3rd Dec 2019

    Compilation and Finalization of Award.

  • 17th Jan 2019

    Award Ceremony.

  • 10th Dec 2018

    Conveying to Shortlisted Entries.


A. Participating students are expected to submit their project work (already completed as a part of academic requirement).

B. The process of participation is as follows:

i. Eligibility Criteria :

  • Architecture (UG) Students appeared for their 4th year last semester (Urban Design/Urban Insert Project only).
  • Architecture (PG) students appeared for their last semester exam in the year 19-20.
  • Civil Engineering (UG&PG) students appeared for their last semester exam in the year 19-20.
  • Special Category(Architecture & Civil Engineering) : A special category has been introduced to encourage participation from students of 2nd & 3rd year to submit their entries/ completed projects work.

ii. Format for submission of entries (in soft copy only) :

  • For Architecture Under Graduate (4th year-last sem exam) students - Printable pdf (size up to 10 MB).
  • For Civil Engineering (UG and PG), Architecture (PG) students - Max 10 pages executive summary, A4 size paper (in a pdf format size up to 10 MB).
  • For Architecture 2nd, 3rd year students –Printable pdf (size up to 10 MB) along with info about the project in max 5 lines.
  • For Civil Engineering 2nd, 3rd year students – Printable pdf (size up to 10 MB) along with info about the project in max 5 lines.

iii. PCERF will accept entries submitted through Institutes only, direct entries from students will not be accepted. Respective Colleges are required to authenticate their projects.

iv.Advisory Committee members (consisting of senior faculty from Civil Engineering and Architecture colleges) to short list entries in each group for presentation to Jury panel.

v. Students whose entry have been shortlisted to present their project work to Jury panel who will select award winners in each category.

vi. PCERF will organize Award ceremony at a suitable date to announce winners and felicitate them.