Department of Architecture and Planning, Alakh Prakash Goyal Shimla University, established in the year 2013 and recognized by the Council of Architecture, offers a 5-Year program in Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch). Since its commencement, it has emerged into one of the best universities for pursuing architectural studies as the university has shaped its academic curriculum and ideals to meet the global standards of learning.
The Department Aims to prepare professionals, to conceptualize design, execute socially acceptable, economically viable and environmentally feasible built environment. The five years of the Bachelor in Architecture program, attribute to a four-year Classroom/Studio study, followed by a 6-month Professional Training period and a 6-month professional thesis. During the Professional training, students meet the professional industry with their independent ideas, and are encouraged to express an individual vision as a creative expression with a hands on experience of the challenges in making these expressions a reality. The thesis project, hence, works like a platform to present an amalgamation of their technical knowledge and experiential learnings.
The Department facilitates research based design education with state of the art infrastructural facilities, promotes students’ growth and self-development through internships, guest lectures, industry – sponsored projects & exposure visits, and equips students with the competence to rise to the global standards and changing trends at different levels of this creative field.
The Students have immense opportunities to interact with renowned professionals, Study opportunities for combined studio work/ field work/ research work, Site visits / field work / industrial training as an important part of curriculum.
Group assignments to inculcate team spirit in budding design professionals
Model Making Workshop – Physical visualization of forms with design process
Exhibition Hall – To promote students’ efforts and to provide competitive platform for students work
Construction Yard – To give the students’ a practical exposure to the various methods and elements of construction.
Computer Application Lab – Fostering excellence and efficiency in design process
Synergizes the school to create a spirit of multi-disciplinary contributions for excellence in education and research.
The Department has a dedicated and experienced faculty to take care of multi-disciplinary specialized teaching requirements. The School is committed to advance knowledge in the discipline and practice through design pedagogies which critically engages the relationship between architectural aesthetics and construction methodologies & the implications of emerging technologies for the design of structures and sites. These issues are developed across the department’s program’s curriculum, as well as through students’ work in design studios and seminars.
Department of Architecture and Planning, Alakh Prakash Goyal Shimla University lies in the lap of lush green Himalayas with amazing surroundings & well lit studios with panoramic view, welcome you as undergraduate and to be part of this international university, where nature nurtures young minds.