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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), 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 offer dynamic and pioneering architectural education through constantly evolving creative teaching methods to develop, implement and foster a sustainable built environment in our graduates professional careers.


To help our students blossom as knowledgeable, skilled and empowered professionals, who will apply their expertise, creativity, energy and skills to the complex and ever-changing challenges of the built environment.
To build a strong foundation of outstanding teaching and a deeply rooted creative culture, to help shape the world of tomorrow through the intelligence, growth and effort of our students.
To create a mechanism through which the work of our graduates will yield a more sustainable, more environmentally respectful, more equitable environment where people may live, work, play, and thrive.


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.