School of Architecture & Planning
Architecture is an amalgamation of the aesthetic spaces and the technical skills in context to the environmental settings. There is a growing respect for architecture as one of the top academic disciplines, a design practice, and a practical business closely connected with the largest segment of investment in the economy. Architects are called upon to think of concepts, plans and accomplish construction tasks and take other decisions related to setting up a physical environment in a diversity of surroundings.
Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch.) programme aims at achieving a high level of appropriate quality in architectural design. Both theory and workshop training are the fulcrum of the curriculum with critical ideas being delivered by professionals focusing in the fields of design, humanities, engineering and technology. A sturdy ground work of inter-disciplinary skills interconnected to spaces and construction settings are presented to the scholars. Amid others, these skills consist of illustration, architectural exhibition, research and writing, computer applications, technical and managerial abilities in problem description and resolution.
The programme is designed for five years and is distributed into two phases. The first phase comprises of three years of full time study monitored by hands-on training in professional workplaces or at building locations. The second phase entails of full time study for one and a half year, wherein each and every student is supposed to write a research based dissertation, prepare for a conference and present a project thesis alongside compulsory and elective theory courses.
Throughout this five year programme we strive to provide a comprehensive architectural training, which we consider, opens avenues to several other vocation selections and job prospects for personal benefits of the scholars in the public, private, NGO and multinational corporate sectors.
Vision & Mission
To create an innovative platform for the study of human habitat through multi-dimensional lenses addressing the four pillars of our pedagogy, namely - Urbanism, Technology, History & Environment.
We seek to engage students of architecture:
- to be responsive to the natural, technological, cultural, and social environments through the systematic development of an aesthetic attitude, a technical confidence, and critical thinking.
- by offering a diverse, interdisciplinary and rigorous curriculum led by an accomplished faculty in a clever mix of comprehensive studio and outdoor environment by engaging with citizens' groups, local community organizations, the private sector, and the profession toward the improvement of the built environment.
- by providing opportunities to challenge students to develop their abilities in problem solving, creative thinking, and informed decision-making as a focus of their professional education and thereby to nurture a student-centered environment for personal development and professional excellence.
- by preparing students for leadership roles by educating them in skills and knowledge required to improve the quality of the built environment on both a national and international level, through collaborations and dialogue, in the fields of Architecture, Construction Science, Community Development and Digital Media Arts.