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Pillai HOC College of Architecture (PHCOA)

Pillai HOC College of Architecture (PHCOA) was established in 2010. PHCOA offers a five year full-time professional degree in architecture (B.Arch.) affiliated to the University of Mumbai. PHCOA is recognized by the Council of Architecture (COA), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Government of Maharashtra.

Our students have won several accolades in various competitions and platforms. They have also been shortlisted twice for the Reuben’s Trophy at National Association of Students of Architecture (NASA) which was awarded for the best academic work.


To impart contemporary Architectural education with professional ethics and integrity in students.


Empowering individuals with a holistic education, creating world-class opportunities, and promoting expertise for global and grass-root initiatives in architecture. Our academic objectives are to generate leadership qualities and establish strong values with work precedent in the industry.


Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.), a five year full time Degree Course is approved by the Council of Architecture (COA), New Delhi; recognized by the Government of Maharashtra & DTE, Maharashtra and affiliated to University of Mumbai

Mahatma Education Society

The Mahatma Education Society, one of the leading institutions for quality education, founded in the year 1970, is a living example of a vision linked irrevocably to national goals. Born in a time when education was deemed service, it set about bringing social and economic change through the proactive personal development of every child that came into its fold. The vision of Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai (Chairman and CEO, MES) and Dr. Daphne Pillai (Secretary, MES) guided the trust which grew from a single school into a multi-institution, multi-location group, delivering quality education at all levels.

Pillai Group of Institutions

MES owns and manages over 48 institutions, from pre-primary to post-graduation. Well known as the Pillai Group of Institutions, this education major has its own teacher training institutes, which allow it to define its own standards and to achieve 100% results unfailingly. It does so through a highly motivated faculty, a learning environment powered with the latest technologies, a spirit of innovation that sees it reach for the highest standards of accreditation in its field. MES recognizes that the sharing of knowledge remains the finest manifestation of a unified world. The Pillai Group of Institutions believes that a more informed India is a stronger India.