School of Architecture and Planning

Introduction to Our School of Architecture and Planning

In a world, where skyscrapers and intertwined bridges are dominating, architecture is no joke! Today, structural designs and sleek buildings are taking over the trend, spurting a satisfying growth in the field of architecture and design.

As the demand for modern infrastructure is getting larger, architecture and planning studies are opening up a new line of career for aspiring students. For a potential career to take grounds in the field of architecture and planning, students need to excel in their skills and ability. To make it happen, they have to learn and be educated enough to stand out in the chosen field. And, this is why a relevant academic program in architecture and planning is important for adding up value to their career.

A well-grounded education in architecture and planning is what makes a student succeed as an architect. As today’s architectural sector is expecting learners to compete with the advanced specializations in the field, it is necessary for students to embark on a program that adds immense significance to their future prospects.

A prominent program in Architecture and Planning can offer the students an opportunity to explore numerous facets of the sector and its scope to enter the industry with confidence. Most importantly, when the degree is received from one of the reputed universities, it turns out to be a key competitive advantage in their future career. We, at the Alakh Prakash Goyal Shimla University, being recognized as one of the Top Universities in North India, offer the best of education to the students who want to embark on their career journey as architects and planners.

The School of Architecture and Planning at the Alakh Prakash Goyal Shimla University was set up in the year 2013, and from then on, it has emerged into one of the best universities for pursuing architectural studies. In the course of time, theuniversityhas shaped its academic curriculum and ideals to meet the global standards of learning.

We aim at preparing students into skilled architects and planners who would take their way forward successfully into the world of architecture and planning. The Alakh Prakash Goyal Shimla University focuses on giving an interdisciplinary approach to architecture education with vital inferences on economics, sociology, environmental health, and regional culture. Along with that, we instill our students with strong communication skills, analytical abilities, and specialized technologies, making them proficient in all aspects of industry advancements. We believe in creating a rich and comprehensive learning environment that would ignite young architects to create strikingly modern and sustainable architecture.

Courses Offered Under Our School of Architecture and Planning:

In the recent years, architecture has come up as a chic and elite profession that is receiving tremendous attention from almost every corner of the world. Moreover, the changing infrastructure needs and trends have heightened the scope of this education, pulling in students from varied demographic profiles to join architectural courses.

While the career in architecture is piquant and lucrative, it has high potential to grow further in the coming years. However, it is important for the students interested in embarking on a career in architecture field to get their foothold on the right platform in terms of an educational institution that would provide the best opportunities to grow and learn simultaneously.

We, at the Alakh Prakash Goyal Shimla University, are regarded as one among the best schools for architecture and planning. The 5-year undergraduate course in architecture (B. Arch) offered by us helps prepare the students to grow into talented architects and planners of the future. With us, students are not only able to gain academic knowledge, but also practical experience, which aids them in landing on a prospective career. Moreover, the skills and knowledge developed throughout the course help students to tune up their abilities and job prospects pertaining to the industry requirements.

Serving as an active learning platform for students, the Alakh Prakash Goyal Shimla University offers a comprehensive education that prepares students to emerge as skilled architects who are capable of partaking in every part of the architecture and planning process from its conception to construction, ensuring a satisfactory outcome.

Courses Offered


Bachelor of Architecture

5 Yrs.

Program Structure

The world of architecture and designing holds immense scope of opportunities in the days to come. Owing to the changing trends in infrastructure and demands of luxury, architects and designers are gaining increased attention for their services.

To cater to these demands, architects are pushed to create new concepts, innovative designs with technological implementation to offer structures of luxury and style. For this, distinct courses in architecture and planning are all-important and required. This is why the School of Architecture and Planning at the Alakh Prakash Goyal Shimla University has put in the efforts to create an educational program that serves to prepare architects who are not only equipped with basic knowledge of the industry essentials, but also have specific industry-vetted creative skills.

The Alakh Prakash Goyal Shimla University has emerged as one of the Best University in North India to provide top-notch academic curriculum in various branches of studies. The curriculum is structured in a way to meet the specific requirements of the industry and trains students to strike the balance between aesthetics and practicality in architecture and planning.

Additionally, the curriculum helps students to learn the minutes of different methods of architectural design and planning, with respect to both modern and traditional means. Also, we focus on exposing students to the latest trends and techniques in the sector along with making them well-versed with the existing digital platforms.

The core of the course provides an all-round learning experience, targeting the creative output of every student. The program offers varied conceptual and pragmatic projects for students to gain knowledge of a variety of architectural/planning/designing techniques. The fully integrated architectural design project combined with rigorous research helps students learn innovative tasks and techniques. Students are allowed to work on projects within the discipline, helping them develop and practice crucial soft skills such as presentation, communication, delegation, and negotiation.

At the Alakh Prakash Goyal Shimla University, we have a personalized student-teacher approach to guide them on various skills, such as drawing, modeling and mapping techniques. Students are trained to carry out design tasks and projects right from the initial stages through execution.

By taking up the reputed Architectural & Planning Program at the Alakh Prakash Goyal Shimla University, students can carve a niche for themselves in the sector. The course prepares students to create careful planning and design methods that cater the needs of the clients. The Alakh Prakash Goyal Shimla University aims to raise highly creative and efficient architects who can design anything from a complex city infrastructure to compact spaces.

Distinct Features:

Industry-based Pedagogy:

We, at the Alakh Prakash Goyal Shimla University,emphasize on delivering the students with a rich learning experience through our teaching pedagogy. Our faculties impart textual and research-based knowledge to the students, making them open to continuous learning and innovative ideas. Our pedagogy emphasizes the importance of industry-vetted learning and training. Students are instilled with skills and knowledge that best meet the industry standards.

Comprehensive Training:

The training and placement desk at the Alakh Prakash Goyal Shimla University prepares students to become talented prospective candidates for the architecture industry. We put in efforts to offer ample opportunities for the students so that they can hone their skills and showcase their talents in every possible way. Students are given practical exposure to industry-vetted training through workshops and seminars, making them aware of the cutting-edge technologies and industry trends. The placement cell bridges the gap between the corporates and their manpower demand, allowing efficient students to kick start their career right after their studies.

Global Orientation:

The academic spectrum of the Alakh Prakash Goyal Shimla University is committed to exposing students to universal standards. We have brought in established international faculties to engage with the students and empower them with a truly global experience. As a result, our students come outbetter prepared and equipped to meet the architectural knowledge standards at all levels – local, national and global arena.

Excellent Infrastructure:

The Alakh Prakash Goyal Shimla University offers state-of-the-art infrastructure that serves to create the best learning environment for the students. The Workshops and Laboratories set up to facilitate Architecture students includes Carpentry, Model Making, Surveying Lab, Building Construction & Materials Lab, Climate & Energy Lab, Reprography, Art and Graphics Lab, etc. Apart from that, the entire campus is loaded with other amenities such as Departmental Library, Well-equipped Auditorium, Amphi Theater, Multi-Media Interactive Classrooms, Modern Cafeteria, Wi-fi Facility, Gym, and other extracurricular activities space.

Eligibility Criteria for Admission:

Eligibility for Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.)

    • Applicant must have passed 10+2 exams from a recognized Board
    • NATA is compulsory
  • Should also suffice the Himachal Pradesh State Government norms

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