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School of Planning and Architecture
Year Founded : 1941
Affiliation : Deemed University
Contact No : 011-23724383
Email : admission@spa.ac.in
Website : http://www.spa.ac.in/
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Overview

School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), New Delhi was established in 1941 as a Department of Architecture of Delhi Polytechnic. It was later affiliated to the University of Delhi. On integration, the school was renamed as School of Planning and Architecture in 1959. Recognizing the specialized nature of the fields in which the school had attained eminence, in 1979, the Government of India, through the then Ministry of Education and Culture, conferred on the School of Planning and Architecture the status of Deemed to be a University.

 

The school is a specialized University, only one of its kinds, which exclusively provides training at various levels, in different aspects of human habitat and environment. The school has taken lead in introducing academic programs in specialized fields both at bachelor's and master's level, some of which are even today not available elsewhere in India. The school, in striving for excellence, has always been in the lead in extending education and research to new frontiers of knowledge.

 

Campus of School of Planning and Architecture -

 

The current SPA Delhi campus is located near ITO in Indraprastha Estate in New Delhi. A site of 20 acres has been acquired south of JNU by the school adjacent to Hotel Grand for developing a new campus.

 

Facilities at School of Planning and Architecture -

 

  • Library
  • Laboratories
  • Classrooms
  • Internet
  • Hostel
  • Sports

 

Departments at School of Planning and Architecture -

 

  • Department of Architecture
  • Department of Physical Planning
  • Department of Architectural Conservation
  • Department of Building Engineering and Management
  • Department of Environment Planning
  • Department of Housing
  • Department of Industrial Design
  • Department of Landscape Architecture
  • Department of Regional Planning
  • Department of Urban Design
  • Department of Urban Planning
  • Department of Transport Planning
Courses
Bachelor of Architecture
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Category : Architecture
Degree : B.Arch
Mode : Full Time
Medium : Campus
Level : UG

Architecture is concerned with the design and construction of buildings in their sociological, technical and environmental contexts. There is increasing recognition of architecture as one of the top intellectual disciplines, an art form, and a technical 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 manmade environment in a variety of settings. Bachelor of Architecture programme aims at attaining a high level of contextual excellence in architectural design. Both theory and studio exercises are viewed as the core of the programme with crucial inputs being provided by experts specializing in the fields of arts, humanities, engineering and technology, and professional practice of architecture. A strong foundation of multi-disciplinary enabling skills related to space, construction environments and aesthetics are offered to the students. Among others, these skills include drawing, architectural presentation, research and writing, computer applications, technical and managerial aptitudes in problem definition and solution seeking. Architecture Campus has an excellent collection of books and journals in its library containing over 30,000 books. The Department has a state of the art computer center.

Bachelor of Planning
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Category : Others
Degree : B.Tech.
Mode : Full Time
Medium : Campus
Level : UG

Planning, development and management of human settlements is becoming an increasingly important task. As a result of technological advancements and integration of societies and economies of the world, planning of cities and regions has become very complex. Professionally trained town and country planners are therefore needed in order to evolve new options for the development and management of human settlements. This applies not only to the planning of metropolitan areas but also to small cities, towns and villages. Being the pioneering institution in these fields, the School of Planning and Architecture took lead in instituting the first ever Bachelor of Planning programme in the country in 1989. Students admitted to this four years intensive training programme are provided with broad knowledge and skills necessary to plan for integrated and balanced development of human settlements and areas of varying sizes.

Master of Architecture in Architectural Conservation
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Category : Architecture
Degree : M.Arch.
Mode : Full Time
Medium : Campus
Level : PG

The course prepares the students to work in the diverse field of heritage areas. Architectural Conservation is a specialization in architecture, which addresses the special requirements of built heritage comprising of historic buildings, group of buildings, areas, cities and cultural landscapes in a comprehensive manner. Rediscovery of Architecture aims at the development of architectural knowledge and definition of the cultural resource base. Academically the course involves research, documentation, analysis and its interpretation related with heritage. Special emphasis is placed on historic cities and traditional housing sector. Technical aspects cover traditional building materials, structural repairs, maintenance and upgradation of historic structures. Design component includes a wide range from modifications, reuse, infill and new architecture in historic areas. Some emphasis is also placed on the management of heritage, which encompasses conservation from international (UNESCO), to national to local levels for heritage buildings, sites and cities. Apart from being a specialist, skills and abilities developed in this academic programme help the students to extend the scope of their work from architecture to architectural practices for designing historic areas. The Department believes that in city management too, the conservation architect has a definite role to play. Faculty of the Department includes the following members.

Master of Planning
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Category : Others
Degree : M.Tech.
Mode : Full Time
Medium : Campus
Level : PG

Master of planning offers specialization in: Environmental Planning Housing Regional Planning Transport Planning Urban Planning

Master of Building Engineering and Management
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Category : Other Engineering Subjects
Degree : M.E.
Mode : Full Time
Medium : Campus
Level : PG

Building Engineering and Management is concerned with engineering and management aspects of building projects. The course aims at training competent professionals who can deal with complex building projects by coordinating with various specialized consultants from the concept formation through to design, development and construction stages. The course enables the students to acquire skills and academic abilities at a higher degree level in the sphere of architecture, engineering and management. Besides, it helps the students not only in achieving academic excellence but also allows them to develop their abilities to manage and succeed in the professional field, and opens out wide vistas of professional career opportunities. The thrust of the programme 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 labor management, cost and quality control, advanced methods of construction, selection of building and structural systems, building science, specialized services and computer applications. Special emphasis is placed on practical aspects through various case studies, which form integral part of the programme.

Master of Landscape Architecture
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Category : Architecture
Degree : M.Arch.
Mode : Full Time
Medium : Campus
Level : PG

Landscape Architecture is a profession concerned with both the built and natural environments. Landscape architects have a firm commitment to improve the quality of both environments 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 physical environment. They are also specialists in site planning, which require the expertise of an architect and also detailed technical knowledge of soils, structures and services. This degree programme aims at imparting proficiency in landscape assessment and design techniques by employing ecological principles while keeping in view socio-economic and cultural considerations. The programme covers a variety of subject areas such as plant systems and processes, plants and design, landscape engineering, eco-system analysis and field ecology, etc. Faculty of the Department includes:

Master of Architecture in Urban Design
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Category : Architecture
Degree : M.Arch.
Mode : Full Time
Medium : Campus
Level : PG

Master of Design in Industrial Design
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Category : Industrial Designing
Degree : M.Tech.
Mode : Full Time
Medium : Campus
Level : PG

Doctor of Philosophy
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Category : Other Arts Subject
Degree : Ph.D.
Mode : Full Time
Medium : Campus
Level : PG

Ph.D. degree in the fields of Architecture, Physical Planning, Urban Planning, Regional Planning, Environmental Planning, Housing, Transport Planning, Urban Design, Architectural Conservation, Landscape Architecture, Industrial Design and Building Engineering and Management.

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Name : School of Planning and Architecture
Location : 4-Block-B, Indraprastha Estate
City : New Delhi
State : Delhi
Country : India
Contact No : 011-23724383
Contact Email : admission@spa.ac.in
Website : http://www.spa.ac.in/   
Courses
Bachelor of Architecture
View Program Details
Category : Architecture
Degree : B.Arch
Mode : Full Time
Medium : Campus
Level : UG

Architecture is concerned with the design and construction of buildings in their sociological, technical and environmental contexts. There is increasing recognition of architecture as one of the top intellectual disciplines, an art form, and a technical 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 manmade environment in a variety of settings. Bachelor of Architecture programme aims at attaining a high level of contextual excellence in architectural design. Both theory and studio exercises are viewed as the core of the programme with crucial inputs being provided by experts specializing in the fields of arts, humanities, engineering and technology, and professional practice of architecture. A strong foundation of multi-disciplinary enabling skills related to space, construction environments and aesthetics are offered to the students. Among others, these skills include drawing, architectural presentation, research and writing, computer applications, technical and managerial aptitudes in problem definition and solution seeking. Architecture Campus has an excellent collection of books and journals in its library containing over 30,000 books. The Department has a state of the art computer center.

Bachelor of Planning
View Program Details
Category : Others
Degree : B.Tech.
Mode : Full Time
Medium : Campus
Level : UG

Planning, development and management of human settlements is becoming an increasingly important task. As a result of technological advancements and integration of societies and economies of the world, planning of cities and regions has become very complex. Professionally trained town and country planners are therefore needed in order to evolve new options for the development and management of human settlements. This applies not only to the planning of metropolitan areas but also to small cities, towns and villages. Being the pioneering institution in these fields, the School of Planning and Architecture took lead in instituting the first ever Bachelor of Planning programme in the country in 1989. Students admitted to this four years intensive training programme are provided with broad knowledge and skills necessary to plan for integrated and balanced development of human settlements and areas of varying sizes.

Master of Architecture in Architectural Conservation
View Program Details
Category : Architecture
Degree : M.Arch.
Mode : Full Time
Medium : Campus
Level : PG

The course prepares the students to work in the diverse field of heritage areas. Architectural Conservation is a specialization in architecture, which addresses the special requirements of built heritage comprising of historic buildings, group of buildings, areas, cities and cultural landscapes in a comprehensive manner. Rediscovery of Architecture aims at the development of architectural knowledge and definition of the cultural resource base. Academically the course involves research, documentation, analysis and its interpretation related with heritage. Special emphasis is placed on historic cities and traditional housing sector. Technical aspects cover traditional building materials, structural repairs, maintenance and upgradation of historic structures. Design component includes a wide range from modifications, reuse, infill and new architecture in historic areas. Some emphasis is also placed on the management of heritage, which encompasses conservation from international (UNESCO), to national to local levels for heritage buildings, sites and cities. Apart from being a specialist, skills and abilities developed in this academic programme help the students to extend the scope of their work from architecture to architectural practices for designing historic areas. The Department believes that in city management too, the conservation architect has a definite role to play. Faculty of the Department includes the following members.

Master of Planning
View Program Details
Category : Others
Degree : M.Tech.
Mode : Full Time
Medium : Campus
Level : PG

Master of planning offers specialization in: Environmental Planning Housing Regional Planning Transport Planning Urban Planning

Master of Building Engineering and Management
View Program Details
Category : Other Engineering Subjects
Degree : M.E.
Mode : Full Time
Medium : Campus
Level : PG

Building Engineering and Management is concerned with engineering and management aspects of building projects. The course aims at training competent professionals who can deal with complex building projects by coordinating with various specialized consultants from the concept formation through to design, development and construction stages. The course enables the students to acquire skills and academic abilities at a higher degree level in the sphere of architecture, engineering and management. Besides, it helps the students not only in achieving academic excellence but also allows them to develop their abilities to manage and succeed in the professional field, and opens out wide vistas of professional career opportunities. The thrust of the programme 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 labor management, cost and quality control, advanced methods of construction, selection of building and structural systems, building science, specialized services and computer applications. Special emphasis is placed on practical aspects through various case studies, which form integral part of the programme.

Master of Landscape Architecture
View Program Details
Category : Architecture
Degree : M.Arch.
Mode : Full Time
Medium : Campus
Level : PG

Landscape Architecture is a profession concerned with both the built and natural environments. Landscape architects have a firm commitment to improve the quality of both environments 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 physical environment. They are also specialists in site planning, which require the expertise of an architect and also detailed technical knowledge of soils, structures and services. This degree programme aims at imparting proficiency in landscape assessment and design techniques by employing ecological principles while keeping in view socio-economic and cultural considerations. The programme covers a variety of subject areas such as plant systems and processes, plants and design, landscape engineering, eco-system analysis and field ecology, etc. Faculty of the Department includes:

Master of Architecture in Urban Design
View Program Details
Category : Architecture
Degree : M.Arch.
Mode : Full Time
Medium : Campus
Level : PG

Master of Design in Industrial Design
View Program Details
Category : Industrial Designing
Degree : M.Tech.
Mode : Full Time
Medium : Campus
Level : PG

Doctor of Philosophy
View Program Details
Category : Other Arts Subject
Degree : Ph.D.
Mode : Full Time
Medium : Campus
Level : PG

Ph.D. degree in the fields of Architecture, Physical Planning, Urban Planning, Regional Planning, Environmental Planning, Housing, Transport Planning, Urban Design, Architectural Conservation, Landscape Architecture, Industrial Design and Building Engineering and Management.

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Name : School of Planning and Architecture
Location : 4-Block-B, Indraprastha Estate
City : New Delhi
State : Delhi
Country : India
Contact No : 011-23724383
Contact Email : admission@spa.ac.in
Website : http://www.spa.ac.in/   
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