Bachelor of Architecture
Five Year Programme (68 Seats)
Architecture is concerned with the design and construction of buildings in their sociological, technical and environmental context. There is increasing recognition of architecture today as an intellec- tual discipline, as an artform, and as a profession intimately linked with the single largest sector of investment in the economy.
Architects are called upon to design and execute building projects and resolve other issues related to the man-made environment in a variety of settings. The B.Arch Programme aims at attaining a high level of contextual excellence in Architectural Design. The Design Stream of courses and studio exercises is seen as the core of the programme with crucial supportive inputs from courses in the three other streams Arts and Humanities, Technological, and the Pro- fessional. A strong foundation of multidisciplinary enabling skills related to space, construction environment and aesthetics is provided for. These skills include drawing, architectural presentation, research and writing, and technical and managerial aptitudes in problem definition and solution seeking.
The curriculum is structured as a Five-Year, Two-Stage programme, the first stage consisting of three years of' full-time study followed by practical training in professional offices or construction sites for 20 weeks. The second stage consists of full-time study for one and a half years and includes writing of' a Research Dissertation, preparation of a Seminar and presentation of a Design Thesis along with advanced level courses and electives in all the four streams mentioned earlier. The student gradually learns that architecture has always evolved under the influence of at least four, occasionally conflicting, forces - history and culture, social aspirations. climate and evolving technology.
Students of the B.Arch programme are exposed to a rich diversity of design and planning expertise through both full-time faculty of several Departments of Study in SPA and distinguished visiting faculty. Outstanding professionals serve on Design Juries. National and International level workshops, exhibitions and seminars are held frequently; several of these are organized in partnership with uni- versities and research organizations abroad. Participating students are exposed to new ways of thinking and seeing. The Centre for Advanced Studies in Architecture has been active in energy studies, climate-responsive approaches to design and solar architecture. Thus a whole new approach to ecologically sound design is emerging. Students directly benefit from these initiatives.
A vigorous broad-based architectural education serves as a window to multiple career choices/job opportunities depending on personal interests, in the public, private, NGO and multinational corporate sectors. Students wishing to pursue further studies would he eligible to apply to any of the Masters and Doctoral Programmes run at the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi As the B.Arch degree of SPA is recognised internationally, a number of our students are accepted for advanced courses of study in the finest universities abroad each year The B.Arch course has been approved by the Indian Institute of Architects, the Council of' Architecture and the Commonwealth Association of Architects.
Visiting Faculty of the Department of Architecture
|MR AGNIHOTRI||MN JOGLEKAR||JM BENJAMIN|
|AP KANVINDE||JR BHALLA||C P KUKREJA|
|AJOY CHOUDHERY||ASHOK BLALL||CHARLES CORREA|
|PN MATHUR||SK DAS||NF PATEL|
|ASHOK DHAVAN||AD RAJE||BV DOSHI|
|RAJ REWAL||UPPAL GHOSH||EFN RIBEIRO|
|SUMIT GHOSH||RANJIT SABIKHI||VINOD GUPTA|
|RK SAHU||UTTAM C JAIN||SURENDRA SHARMA|
|PC JAIN||ANIL VERMA|
Bachelor of Planning
Four-Year Programme (20 Seats)
The planning, development, and management of human settlements is becoming an increasingly complex task with the passage of time. As a result of technological advancements, emerging socioeconomic an cultural realities are making it imperative for physic planners to seek new options for the development of human settlements at all levels. In addition to metro politan areas and cities, smaller towns and villages also need the professional expertise of qualified physical planners. Thus in tune with the reputation of being a pioneering institution in these fields, the School took a lead in instituting the first ever Bachelor of Planning course in the country.
Students completing the Programme of B. Planning are accepted as professional planners with a status on par with engineers and architects with bachelor's degrees. Such qualified planners are engaged at the start of their careers as Planning Assistants/Assistant Planners.
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the Education Department of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, have accorded approval to the Programme. The Institute of Town Planners (India) have extended professional recognition to the Programme.
Holders of the Bachelor's Degree in Planning are eligible for admission to Master's Programmes in Architectural Conservation, Environmental Planning Housing, Landscape Architecture, Regional Planning Transport Planning, Urban Design and Urban Planning conducted by the School. This further widens their professional options. A few graduates have even been admitted to Management Programmes.
Visiting Faculty of the Department of Physical Planning
|JS AHUJA||RAJIV SHANKAR||BG FERNANDES|
|ND SHARMA||RG GUPTA||SP SHOREY|
|VINOD GUPTA||KV SUNDARAM||VIKRAM LALL|
|MCK SWAMY||MEENA MANI||KANTI SWAROOP|
|DD MATHUR||ATIYA HABIB QIDWAI||DINESH MEHTA|
|KIRAN WADHWA||EFN RIBEIRO|
The School offers the following full-time three-semester Postgraduate programmes leading to Master's Degrees. A new full-time four-semester Postgraduate programme leading to Master's Degree in Architecture (with specialisation in Industrial Design) was introduced in the year 1993. The Master's programmes include courses in theory, seminars, design projects, and planning studios culminating in a thesis. Students thus acquire a sound knowledge base, and a full range of advanced professional skills preparing them to face future challenges with intellectual depth and emotional maturity.
Master of Architecture
The course prepares an interested student in a career and opportunity to work in heritage areas. Architectural Conservation is a specialisation in architecture, which solely addresses the special requirements of built heritage comprising historic buildings, group of buildings, areas, cities and cultural landscape in a comprehensive manner.
"Rediscovery of Architecture" aims at the development of architectural knowledge and definition of the cultural resource base. Academically it involves research, documentation, analysis and its interpretation. Special emphasis is laid on historic cities particularly on traditional housing sector.
Technical aspects cover traditional building materials, structural repairs, maintenance and upgradation of historic structures. The design component includes a wide range from modifi- cations, reuse, infill and new architecture in historic areas.
The management module encompasses all levels of conservation management from International (UNESCO), National to local for heritage buildings, sites and cities.
Apart from being a specialist, the skills and abilities developed in this academic programme help to extend the scope of work for those interested in an architectural practice to design that includes historic areas. In city management too the conservation architect has a definite role and place within the management team.
Visiting Faculty of the Department of Architectural Conservation
|RS BISHT||AGK MENON||HANS BJONNESS|
|RAJAT RAY||ANURADHA CHATURVEDI||EFN RIBEIRO|
|MN DESHPANDE||JUDITH ROBERTS||BG FERNANDES|
|ROSEMARY SACHDEV||DARYL JOHN FOWLER||SAYAD S SHAFI|
|MUNI GANJU||RAM SHARMA||JOHN GLESSON|
|SP SHOREY||DEEPAK HIRANANDANI||BN TANDON|
|IAN HUME||KURULA VARKEY||BENNY KURIAKOSE|
|GITA DEWAN VERMA|
In an age of rapid social, technological and cultural transition, the effective training of new designers must be based on direct contact with practising and creative faculty.
The aim of the course is to foster design experience. The theoretical inputs and technological and managerial aspects which are dealt with in the various courses and seminars are all focused on this central goal. The determination to take a professional design approach to the interpretation of culture and, conversely, to use design as a tool for cultural enrichment, is the principal feature of the programme. The courses are based on broad topics which are at the same time highly relevant to urgent issues concerning the technical, manufacturing and marketing aspects of the industrial world of today.
A graduate of the design course would have the potential of practising design in addition to architecture. Hence, career opportunities for such an individual would be varied, firstly in offices of architects, and secondly, in industrial firms interested in design talent, or a combination of the above.
Visiting Faculty of the Department of Industrial Design
|MR AGNIHOTRI||NAND KATYAL||UA ATHAWANKAR|
|RL SAGAR||BB BHASIN||SOUMITRI VARDARAJAN|
|KRISHAN KAK||KUMAR VYAS|
Urban design is concerned with the analysis and design of the built environment at various levels of settlement structure. The urban designer is involved in the design of new development as well as in the renewal and redevelopment of existing areas.
The urban designer makes a significant contribution as a member of a multi-disciplinary team dealing with the formulation and implementation of future urban policies and programmes.
The academic programme covers a broad range of subjects which impart knowledge and skills that are necessary to handle complex urban problems. The principles of urban planning and design are used as a base for the application of innovative design techniques.
Visigoth Faculty of the Department of Urban Design
- RAVINDRA BHAN
- ANURAG CHAWLA
- ABHIMANYU DALAL
- UJAN GHOSH
- SANJAY KANVINDE
Master of Building Engineering and Management
Building Engineering and Management is concerned with the engineering and management aspects of building projects. The course aims at training competent professionals who can deal with any complex building project by coordinating with various specialised consultants from the concept through design, development and construction stages. The course enables the students to acquire academic abilities at a higher degree level in the sphere of architecture, engineering and management, and at the same time develop confidence and stature. Besides, it helps the students not only in achieving academic ex- cellence but also allows them to develop their ability to manage and succeed in the profession and opens out wide vistas of professional career opportunities.
The thrust of the course is on imparting knowledge of planning, scheduling and monitoring so that building projects are completed within the stipulated time, cost and quality parameters. This is done by disseminating techniques of management such as network-analysis, operational research, financial and contract management, material and labour management, cost and quality control, advanced methods of construction, selection of building and structural systems, building science, specialised services and computer applications. Special emphasis is laid on practical aspects through various case studies incorporated in the programmes.
Visiting Faculty of the Department of Building Engineering and Management
|BM AHUJA||PR LAKSHMIKANTHAN||PP DHARWADKER|
|SK NARAYANA||PC JAIN||KK NAIR|
|P KRISHNAN||BL RAWAT||S KRISHNAMOORTHY|
|M THYAGARAJAN||PHANI KUMAR|
Master of Landscape Architecture
Landscape Architecture is a profession concerned with both the built and the natural environment. Landscape architects have a firm commitment to improve the quality of environment through careful planning and design.
In the past, landscape architects were known as designers of gardens and parks. Today landscape architects are continuing this tradition, but have also expanded the field to include planning, design and management of several aspects of the environment. They are also specialists in site planning which requires the expertise of an architect and also detailed technical knowledge of' soils, structures and services.
The academic programme aims at imparting proficiency in landscape assessment and design techniques, employing ecological principles while keeping in view socioeconomic and cultural considerations. The programme covers a variety of courses, such as Plant Systematics and Processes, Plants and Design, Landscape Engineering, Ecosystem Analysis and Field Ecology.
Visiting Faculty of the Department of Landscape Architecture
|H CHANDRASHEKRAN||NG SHASTRI||SATISH KHANNA|
|JS SUBBA RAO||G NARYANASWAMY||CK VARSHNEY|
Master of Planning
The Master of Planning programme is offered with specialisations in Environmental Planning, Housing, Regional Planning, Transport Plan- ning, and Urban Planning. The studies in the first semester are com- mon to all the five specialisations, while in the second and third semesters, the students follow different courses of study covering the area of their chosen specialisation. All Master of Planning courses are recognised by the Institute of Town Planners, India, for membership.
Environmental paradigms are assuming an increasingly important role in Planning and Development of Human Settlements. The alarming consequences of ozone layer depletion, global warming, desertification, air pollution, pollution of the oceans, species extinction, and deforestation are manifestations of nature's reaction to man's activities on this earth. The extent of this environmental degradation has been the subject of growing concern to people all over the world and has resulted in various initiatives and actions taken at the global, regional, national and sub-national levels.
The Course in Environmental Planning is specially designed to train students in methods for scientifically evaluating various factors that lead to the choice of parameters to ensure environmen- tally sustainable development. Environmental considerations at the planning stage may prevent many of the degradations that result later on. Land use planning, to be meaningful, has to take cognizance of the legislation enacted in the field of environment as well as advanced techniques and tools available now for analysing and predicting environmental consequences. The objective of the course is to orient and train students to professionally handle these different facets of environmental planning, design, control, and predictive and impact assessment methods.
Visiting Faculty of the Department of Environmental Planning
|SP CHAKRABORTY||JAYDEVSARKAR||RLM CHAKROBORTY|
|B SENGUPTA||NITIN CHAUDHURI||KIMTILAL SHARMA|
|NILAY CHOWDHURY||KCA DAMODARAN||SHIVARAMAKRISHNAN|
|JM DAVE||ISHWAR SINGH||JC GAMBHIR|
|MCK SWAMY||SATISH KHANNA||I NATRAJAN|
|DINESH MEHTA||SUBIR PAUL||P MISHRA|
|DN RAO||RK SAGGAR||RC TRIVEDI|
Housing is an area of special emphasis in India. The National Housing Policy, setting up of NHB , HUDCO, HDFC, the emphasis of UNCHS, World Bank, and USAID, as well as entry of major public and private corporations and multinational, companies are evidence of this emphasis.
The objective of the course Master of Planning (Housing) is to impart necessary skills and understanding to prepare students for real-world practice in this multi-disciplinary field with local and central urban authorities, housing finance companies, private and public sector organisations, as. well as research institutions and consultancy firms.
The course contents are designed to cover international perspectives on housing developments, national housing policies and programmes, housing finance, housing design, building materials and technology, housing project formulation, the housing development and construction industry, real estate planning, design and development, non-formal housing developments and slums, and housing for disaster affected areas. The course combines class room lectures, field assignments, and practical studio exercises.
Visiting Faculty of the Department of Housing
|HU BIJLANI||AP KANVINDE||IK CHOWDHURY|
|G K KANAHERE||IC GAMBHIR||DD MATHUR|
|MN JOGLEKAR||GC MATHUR||GANGADHARJHA|
|DS MESHRAM||SD RAJ||KULWANT SINGH|
|RAJ REWAL||KR UNNI||EFN RIBEIRO|
Regional Planning is the process of formulating and translating economic, social and environmental objectives in the ordering of activities in space at various territorial levels. As such, it is concerned with integrating inputs from various disciplines to chart out a comprehensive plan of action for reducing intra-regional and inter-regional disparities while ensuring optimum utilisation of resources and a comfortable living environment.
The academic programme is designed to prepare students in the skills of regional analysis, plan preparation, and management of development for various types of regions. Along with a group of core courses common to other planning programmes, specialisation is achieved through courses such as Planning for Metropolitan Regions, Regional Planning Issues and Development, District Planning, Regional Information Systems, Rural Development, Remote Sensing Technology in Regional Planning, and Regional Development Models.
Visiting Faculty of the Department of Regional Planning
|ATIYA HABIB||DS MESHRAM||SK KULASHRESTHA|
|BN SINGH||AMITABH KUNDU||RLP SINHA|
|GD MATHUR||MC K SWAMY||P MISHRA|
|CR PATHAK||RP MISHRA||ABDUL QAIYUM|
|DINESH MEHTA||SM RASHID|
In the context of the rapid and massive urbanisation of the country, the rational development of urban areas is assuming great importance. Transport is widely and increasingly acknowledged to be one of the most critical elements that contribute to the quality of life in urban areas.
Under the resource constraints the country is faced with, extreme care and professional skills are required in the planning, designing, operation and management of our national, regional and urban transport systems.
Appreciating the need for training and skills in the preparation of integrated and coordinated plans and policies, the School offers an integrated programme leading to the award of the degree of Master of Planning with specialisation in Transport Planning.
The course covers issues related to role of transport in development; identification and analysis of problems, issues and constraints in regional and urban development; development of mathematical models for transport demand projections; preparation of integrated land use transport planning; traffic engineering and design; appreciation of the role of public transport including characteristics and selection of system technologies and their planning, operation and management; project preparation, evaluation and management, law and organisation, etc.
The course trains students to meet the professional needs of Town and Country Planning Organisations, Metropolitan and City Development Authorities, Traffic Engineering Cells, System Operating Agencies such as Bus Corporations, Metro Rail; Academic and Research Institutions in this area of interest; and fast growing Consultancy Organisations in both the public and private sector.
Visiting Faculty of the Department of Transport Planning
|SITARAM ANJANEYULU||JK MITTU||AP BAHADUR|
|PS RANA||AN BANSAL||TS REDDY|
|IV GOPALASWAMY||SM SARIN||AK GUPTA|
|RC SHARMA||LR KADIYALI||PK SIKDAR|
|SK KHANNA||M THYAGARAJAN||PR LAKSHMIKANTHAN|
Urban Planning is a discipline which syntheses inputs from various disciplines into an integrated plan of action for integrating and shaping the natural and built environment to achieve a desirable quality of life in urban areas, keeping in view resource constraints.
The academic programme is designed to prepare students in the skills of analysing the physical, social, cultural, economic and ecological dimensions of urban settlements, comprehend their problems, and evolve measures to tackle them in a planned manner. Along with a group of core courses common to other planning programmes, a specialisation has been built around courses such as City and Metropolitan Planning, Design of Human Settlements and Conservation, Urban Networks and Services, Urban Development Management, City Planning Models, Basic Needs, Community Planning and Urban Informal Sector, Ecology and Resource Development, Urban Fringe Development, Urban Regeneration, and Urban Land Management.
The course focuses on alternative planning processes and products and exposes the students to new techniques such as Project Planning and Informational Technology including Remote Sensing and GIS.
The course includes studio exercises in plan preparation through live case studies related to comprehensive and micro level urban development issues and problems related to various cities and towns in the country. The salient feature of the course is preparation of a thesis on a related planning issue, idea or methodology.
Visiting Faculty of the Department of Urban Planning
|JP BHARGVA||SD RAJ||ABHIJIT DUTTA|
|MULKH RAJ||JC GAMBHIR||EFN RIBEIRO|
|SC GUPTA||SAYED S SHAFI||GK KANHERE|
|BN SINGH||SK KULASHRESTHA||PSA SUNDRAM|
|VINAY D LAL||HR SURI||DD MATHUR|
|KB SURI||OP MATHUR||MCK SWAMY|
|TK MAZUMDAR||KR UNNI||DS MESHRAM|
The School provides facilities to undertake research work leading to Ph.D degrees in the fields of Architecture, Urban Planning, Regional Planning, Environmental Planning, Housing, Transport Planning, Urban Design, Architectural Conservation, Landscape Architecture, and Building Engineering and Management.
A candidate shall submit the thesis research work after a minimum period of two years and within five years from the date of registration. In case of a candidate without a Master's Degree, the minimum period shall be three years.
The maximum period for the submission of thesis, in cases requiring longer duration, may be extended on the recommendation of the Departmental Research Committee (DRC) and the approval of the Committee for Doctoral Programmes, (CDP).
No candidate shall join any other course of study or appear in any examination conducted by another University/Institution of higher learning and research of any Public Body without permission. In case of default, the School would have the right to cancel the registration and also to recover all payments made to the candidate under the programme.
Every candidate is required to devote his/her entire time to doctoral research during three full semesters after registration. However, the residence requirement of three semesters may be reduced to two semesters on the recommendations of the DRC. He/She shall satisfactorily complete compulsory, optional and other recommended course work, maintain close contact with Thesis Adviser(s), organize seminars and take active part in seminars, workshops, and other academic programmes of the School and show satisfactory progress in research work.
Faculty of the School registered for Ph.D. Degrees shall be deemed to be in residence for the required period of time.
In exceptional cases, the period of residence for a candidate may be staggered on the recommendations of the DRC and with the approval of the Chairman, CDP.
During the period of residence a candidate may be permitted by the Adviser to go out of Delhi from time to time, as called for by the requirements of the research topic. Outstation field work of the candidate exceeding one month may be permitted with the knowledge and approval of the concerned Head of the Department of Studies.