The Department of Architecture currently offers programs in B. Arch, M. Arch (Habitat Design) and Doctoral program under VTU, Belgaum. The Department is proud to have a faculty team of dedicated, qualified and energetic professionals. The faculty believe that the concerned multidisciplinary approach is vital for the study of Architecture and consistently seek new ways to update their skill-sets to broaden their knowledge horizon.
The Department has been a podium of creativity, knowledge and energy. It incorporates strengths from both the faculty & students. The Curriculum accentuates on study, research, analysis and inference that allows the students to explore new terrains exposing them to diverse physical & cultural settings. We strive consistently to ensure the grounding of architecture in both social and material issues, understanding the intricacies in the need to design and build, moving forward with the experience!
The Department aims to provide enriched academic environment to students towards becoming future architects par excellence at National & International levels whilst introducing the essential values to pursue and fulfil the aspirations of the society in creating better places to live and to nourish.
The UG, PG & Doctoral programs in Architecture emphasize on the fact that students and research scholars are expected to be committed, responsible towards the course objectives. The working method involves both formal team work in groups and independent individual works. For both, design studios and theory courses, continuous evaluation of student’s works is carried all through the semester, finally ending with semester end assessment.
The Department believes in engaging students in reality and exposure to hands-on activities. To facilitate this, Department conducts extensive architectural competitions, site visits, workshops, seminars, study tours, extended lectures from professionals from academia and industry. The faculty also includes visiting and allied faculty with expertise in varied fields.
Department of Architecture was started in the year 1980. Since then the Department has flourished under the motto of ‘Foster growth & Creativity’. B. Arch, under-graduate program is a five year program leading up to the award of B. Arch degree. It is approved by Council of Architecture- New Delhi (COA), India. Currently the intake is 120 per year.
B. Arch curriculum is centered on a rigorous design studios based on increasing complexity with the onset of every semester along with other significant mandatory courses as well as a range of electives. The students are prepared to be successful architects as well as purse higher studies in the world’s best universities.
Post- graduate course
Master of Architecture in Habitat Design is one of the first of its kind in the country. It offers a holistic approach and identity while linking Under-graduate and Research programs. The PG program commenced in 2005 with an intake of 20. It is affiliated to VTU, Belgaum & recognized by COA, New Delhi.
The program is of Two years with four semesters; each semester is of 18 weeks duration. Mandatory practical training of 8 weeks duration is between second and third semesters. The program is structured as mainly studio oriented with strong emphasis on theoretical base. The students are encouraged to take up live-projects, participate in seminars, conferences and competitions. They publish quality papers at National & International levels.