Dr. M.G.R Educational and Research Institute University – Faculty of Architecture has organised a two day National Conference “ARCH CONVERGE’17 on 17th and 18th February 2017. This conference is aimed at young architects, researchers and academicians to meet in a common platform and share their views & ideas. President of Dr. MGR Educational and research Institute University Er. A.C.S. Arunkumar flagged off the opening ceremony. Prof. Meenakshi Parthasarthy, Director, Faculty of architecture welcomed the gathering. Keynote speakers Prof. BiplabKantiSengupta and Dr.NambiAppadurai mesmerised the audience with their scintillating speech followed by Ar. Shankar Arumugham’s presentation on smart cities. The inauguration came to an end with Prof. Radhika HOD proposing the vote of thanks.