School of Architecture & Planning

Department of Architecture and Planning, APG Shimla University, established in the year 2013 and recognised 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, APG, 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.
Salochana Dhiman
Head of Department
Qualification M.Arch
Experience (In Years) 17.5 Year
Assistant Professor
Qualification M.Arch
Experience (In Years) 2.5 Year
Assistant Professor
Qualification B.Arch
Experience 9 Year
Assistant Professor
Qualification : M.Arch
Experience : 2 Year
Qualification : M.Arch
Experience : 5 Year
Assistant Professor
Qualification : B.Arch
Experience : 2 Year
Assistant Professor
Qualification : B.Arch
Assistant Professor
Qualification : B.Arch

Proposed Course Structure for the Academic Session: 2019-24

Programme: Bachelor of Architecture

Semester I
Sr. No. Course Name Course Code L S T/D/P Credit
1 Architectural Design- I AGUAR 0101 2 8 10
2 Building Construction & Materials- I AGUAR 0102 1 4 3
3 Architectural Graphics- I AGUAR 0103 1 4 3
4 Visual Arts AGUAR 0104 1 2 2
5 History of Architecture- I AGUAR 0105 3 0 3
6 Structures- I AGUAR 0106 3 0 3
7 Mathematics AGUAR 0107 1 2 2
8 Communication Skills AGUAR 0108 2 0 2
TOTAL 14 12 28
Semester II
Sr. No. Course Name Course Code L S T/D/P Credit
1 Architectural Design- II AGUAR 0201 2 10 0 12
2 Building Construction & Materials- II AGUAR 0202 1 4 3
3 Architectural Graphics- II AGUAR 0203 1 4 3
4 Theory of Design AGUAR 0204 2 0 2
5 History of Architecture- II AGUAR 0205 3 0 3
6 Structures- II AGUAR 0206 3 0 3
7 Surveying & Levelling AGUAR 0207 1 2 2
8 Workshop- I AGUAR 0208 0 2 1
TOTAL 13 12 29
Semester III
Sr. No. Course Name Course Code L S T/D/P Credit
1 Architecture Design- III AGUAR 0301 2 10 0 12
2 Building Construction & Materials- III AGUAR 0302 1 4 3
3 Computer Applications in Architecture- I AGUAR 0303 1 4 3
4 Building Services- I AGUAR 0304 3 0 3
5 History of Architecture- III AGUAR 0305 3 0 3
6 Structures- III AGUAR 0306 3 0 3
7 Building Climatology AGUAR 0307 3 0 3
8 Workshop- II AGUAR 0308 0 2 1
TOTAL 16 10 31
Semester IV
Sr. No. Course Name Course Code L S T/D/P Credit
1 Architecture Design- IV AGUAR 0401 2 10 0 12
2 Building Construction & Materials- IV AGUAR 0402 1 4 3
3 Computer Applications in Architecture- II AGUAR 0403 1 4 3
4 Building Services- II AGUAR 0404 3 0 3
5 History of Architecture- IV AGUAR 0405 3 0 3
6 Structures- IV AGUAR 0406 3 0 3
7 Site Planning AGUAR 0407 3 0 3
TOTAL 16 8 30
Semester V
Sr. No. Course Name Course Code L S T/D/P Credit
1 Architectural Design- V AGUAR 0501 2 12 0 14
2 Building Construction & Materials- V AGUAR 0502 1 4 3
3 Landscape Design AGUAR 0503 3 0 3
4 Building Services- III AGUAR 0504 3 0 3
5 Contemporary Architecture- I AGUAR 0505 3 0 3
6 Structures- V AGUAR 0506 3 0 3
7 Urban Design AGUAR 0507 3 0 3
TOTAL 18 4 32
Semester VI
Sr. No. Course Name Course Code L S T/D/P Credit
1 Architectural Design- VI AGUAR 0601 2 12 0 14
2 Building Construction & Materials- VI AGUAR 0602 1 4 3
3 Building Services-IV AGUAR 0603 3 0 3
4 Sustainable planning & Architecture AGUAR 0604 3 0 3
5 Contemporary Architecture- II AGUAR 0605 3 0 3
6 Structures VI AGUAR 0606 3 0 3
7 Estimation, Costing & Specification AGUAR 0607 1 2 2
TOTAL 16 6 31
Semester VII
Sr. No. Course Name Course Code L S T/D/P Credit
1 Architectural Design- VII AGUAR 0701 2 12 0 14
2 Advanced Building Construction AGUAR 0702 1 4 3
3 Earthquake Resistant Architecture AGUAR 0703 2 0 2
4 Hill Architecture AGUAR 0704 3 0 3
5 Human Settlement Planning AGUAR 0705 3 0 3
6 Structures-VII AGUAR 0706 3 0 3
7 Elective- I AGUAR 0707 3 0 3
TOTAL 17 4 31
Semester VIII
Sr. No. Course Name Course Code L S T/D/P Credit
1 Architectural Design- VIII AGUAR 0801 2 12 0 14
2 Dissertation AGUAR 0802 2 2
3 Building Bye laws AGUAR 0803 3 0 3
4 Construction & Project Management AGUAR 0804 3 0 3
5 Interior Design AGUAR 0805 1 2 2
6 Elective-II AGUAR 0806 3 0 3
TOTAL 14 2 27
Semester IX
Sr. No. Course Name Course Code L S T/D/P Credit
1 Practical Training AGUAR 0901 - - 15
TOTAL 0 0 15
Semester X
Sr. No. Course Name Course Code L S T/D/P Credit
1 Architectural Design – X (Thesis) AGUAR 1001 - - 15
2 Professional Practice AGUAR 1002 2 1 3

Course Structure for the Academic Session: 2018-23

Programme: Bachelor of Architecture

Semester I
Sr. No. Course Name Course Code L S T/D/P Credit
1 Architectural Design- I AGUAR 0101 2 8 10
2 Building Construction & Materials- I AGUAR 0102 1 4 3
3 Architectural Graphics- I AGUAR 0103 1 4 3
4 Visual Arts AGUAR 0104 1 2 2
5 History of Architecture- I AGUAR 0105 3 0 3
6 Structures- I AGUAR 0106 3 0 3
7 Mathematics AGUAR 0107 1 2 2
8 Communication Skills AGUAR 0108 2 0 2
TOTAL 14 12 28
Semester II
Sr. No. Course Name Course Code L S T/D/P Credit
1 Architectural Design- II AGUAR 0201 2 10 0 12
2 Building Construction & Materials- II AGUAR 0202 1 4 3
3 Architectural Graphics- II AGUAR 0203 1 4 3
4 Theory of Design AGUAR 0204 2 0 2
5 History of Architecture- II AGUAR 0205 3 0 3
6 Structures- II AGUAR 0206 3 0 3
7 Surveying & Levelling AGUAR 0207 1 2 2
8 Workshop- I AGUAR 0208 0 2 1
TOTAL 13 12 29
Semester III
Sr. No. Course Name Course Code L S T/D/P Credit
1 Architecture Design- III AGUAR 0301 2 10 0 12
2 Building Construction & Materials- III AGUAR 0302 1 4 3
3 Computer Applications in Architecture- I AGUAR 0303 1 4 3
4 Building Services- I AGUAR 0304 3 0 3
5 History of Architecture- III AGUAR 0305 3 0 3
6 Structures- III AGUAR 0306 3 0 3
7 Building Climatology AGUAR 0307 3 0 3
8 Workshop- II AGUAR 0308 0 2 1
TOTAL 16 10 31
Semester IV
Sr. No. Course Name Course Code L S T/D/P Credit
1 Architecture Design- IV AGUAR 0401 2 10 0 12
2 Building Construction & Materials- IV AGUAR 0402 1 4 3
3 Computer Applications in Architecture- II AGUAR 0403 1 4 3
4 Building Services- II AGUAR 0404 3 0 3
5 History of Architecture- IV AGUAR 0405 3 0 3
6 Structures- IV AGUAR 0406 3 0 3
7 Site Planning AGUAR 0407 3 0 3
TOTAL 16 8 30
Semester V
Sr. No. Course Name Course Code L S T/D/P Credit
1 Architectural Design- V AGUAR 0501 2 12 0 14
2 Building Construction & Materials- V AGUAR 0502 1 4 3
3 Landscape Design AGUAR 0503 3 0 3
4 Building Services- III AGUAR 0504 3 0 3
5 Contemporary Architecture- I AGUAR 0505 3 0 3
6 Structures- V AGUAR 0506 3 0 3
7 Urban Design AGUAR 0507 3 0 3
TOTAL 18 4 32
Semester VI
Sr. No. Course Name Course Code L S T/D/P Credit
1 Architectural Design- VI AGUAR 0601 2 12 0 14
2 Building Construction & Materials- VI AGUAR 0602 1 4 3
3 Building Services-IV AGUAR 0603 3 0 3
4 Sustainable planning & Architecture AGUAR 0604 3 0 3
5 Contemporary Architecture- II AGUAR 0605 3 0 3
6 Structures VI AGUAR 0606 3 0 3
7 Estimation, Costing & Specification AGUAR 0607 1 2 2
TOTAL 16 6 31
Semester VII
Sr. No. Course Name Course Code L S T/D/P Credit
1 Architectural Design- VII AGUAR 0701 2 12 0 14
2 Advanced Building Construction AGUAR 0702 1 4 3
3 Earthquake Resistant Architecture AGUAR 0703 2 0 2
4 Hill Architecture AGUAR 0704 3 0 3
5 Human Settlement Planning AGUAR 0705 3 0 3
6 Structures-VII AGUAR 0706 3 0 3
7 Elective- I AGUAR 0707 3 0 3
TOTAL 17 4 31
Semester VIII
Sr. No. Course Name Course Code L S T/D/P Credit
1 Architectural Design- VIII AGUAR 0801 2 12 0 14
2 Dissertation AGUAR 0802 2 2
3 Building Bye laws AGUAR 0803 3 0 3
4 Construction & Project Management AGUAR 0804 3 0 3
5 Interior Design AGUAR 0805 1 2 2
6 Elective-II AGUAR 0806 3 0 3
TOTAL 14 2 27
Semester IX
Sr. No. Course Name Course Code L S T/D/P Credit
1 Practical Training AGUAR 0901 - - 15
TOTAL 0 0 15
Semester X
Sr. No. Course Name Course Code L S T/D/P Credit
1 Architectural Design – X (Thesis) AGUAR 1001 - - 15
2 Professional Practice AGUAR 1002 2 1 3

S. No. Name of the Activity Short Information of the Activity Date of Activity (DD/MM/YYYY) Name of the Attendee/Coordinator (S)
1 Short Team Course on sustainable development This STC was organized by NITTR at APG Shimla University 05-02-2019 All faculty members of School of Architecture & Planning
2 Short Team Course on Student Evaluation (Module-III: IPD) Through ICT Industrial visit for students of B. Tech (CSE) III Sem was organized. 07-01-2019 All faculty members of School of Architecture & Planning
3 ECBC workshop done by ECBC 04-02-2019 All faculty members of School of Architecture & Planning
4 community development programme proposal prepared by students for rain shelter bahulia 16-02-2019 TO 25-02-2019 Ar. Prem Ankur
5 Educational Trip  An Educatinal Trip to Chennai, Pondicherry, Auroville and Mahabalipuram 16-02-2019 TO 25-02-2019 Ar. Salochana Dhiman, Ar. Shadab Hassan, Ar. Shifa, Ar. Harita, Ar. Varun, Ar. Pavneet, Ar. Sahil
 
S. No. Name of the Activity Short Information of the Activity Date of Activity (DD/MM/YYYY) Name of the Attendee/Coordinator (S)
1 Ultra Tech Cement seminar About the cement and constructional properties of it 12-04-2018 All faculty members of School of  Architecture & Planning
2 Auto CAD Seminar It was about introduction on revit and photoshop 08/15/2018 All faculty members of School of  Architecture & Planning
3 Site Visit as case study Hhotel Reddison & Hotel Marina 8.8.2018 Ar. Salochana Dhiman, Ar. Harita
4 Documentation of State Library Documentation of State Library, the Ridge Shimla 4.9.2019-to 8.9.2018 Ar. Shadab Hassan, Ar. Varun Kainthla
5 EDITOPIA Zonal Nasa ( National Association of Students Association) convention 18.9.2018 to 21.9.2018 All faculty members of School of  Architecture & Planning
6 Orientation Orientation and freshers function 11.8.2018 All faculty members of School of  Architecture & Planning
7 Indian green building council Workshop done by IGBC 15-09-2018 All faculty members of School of  Architecture & Planning
 
S. No. Name of the Activity Short Information of the Activity Date of Activity (DD/MM/YYYY) Name of the Attendee/Coordinator (S)
1 1st year trip An educational Trip 17th May 2017 All faculty members of School of  Architecture & Planning
2 Departmental trip to Tara Devi An educational Trip 1st March 2017 All faculty members of School of  Architecture & Planning
3 27th- 28th March: Carom Competition event organized by the department 27th- 28th March 2017 All faculty members of School of  Architecture & Planning
S. No. Name of the Activity Short Information of the Activity Date of Activity (DD/MM/YYYY) Name of the Attendee/Coordinator (S)
1 Ahmedabad Udaipur educational trip An educational Trip 01-01-2016 All faculty members of School of  Architecture & Planning
2 SJVNL Shimla Educational Visit Industrial visit for students 01-02-2016 All faculty members of School of  Architecture & Planning
3  ISB Mohali Educational visit An educational Trip 01-03-2016 All faculty members of School of  Architecture & Planning
4 Chandigarh 1st year trip An educational Trip 01-04-2016 All faculty members of School of  Architecture & Planning
5 Architecture Cultural Fest Event organized by the department represent culture of different countries by the students. 01-05-2016 All faculty members of School of  Architecture & Planning
6 Measure Drawing of Nabha Estate Documentation of Architecture elements of Nabha Estate 01-06-2016 All faculty members of School of  Architecture & Planning
7 Educational trip to Kullu Manali An educational Trip 01-06-2016 All faculty members of School of  Architecture & Planning
8  Sustainable Built Environment: Issues and Optionsat NIT Hamirpur  Sustainable Built Environment: Issues and Optionsat NIT Hamirpur 01-07-2016 All faculty members of School of  Architecture & Planning
9 Meeting with COA Chairman Meeting of Indian Institute of Architects was held with the Chairman and Vice chairman 30th September, 2016 All faculty members of School of  Architecture & Planning
10 NIASA Training Regional Faculty Induction Programme was conducted at Sushant School of Architecture 17- 22 October, 2016 Ms. Sprya Sharma & Mr Shadab H Khan
11 Wild Flower Hall Case Study Industrial visit for students 01-10-2016 All faculty members of School of  Architecture & Planning
12 Model Making Workshop Workshop to learn new and innovative idea for Model Making 23-25th October, 2016 All faculty members of School of  Architecture & Planning
13  Consultancy Project of HPPWD Documentation of Architecture elements, Culture and Heritage of Sarain 26th October, 2016- 1st November All faculty members of School of  Architecture & Planning
14 ZONASA Participation NASA conducts Annual conventions, Zonal conventions, Workshops, Seminars etc for the exposure of the students 11-03-2016 All faculty members of School of  Architecture & Planning
S. No. Name of the Activity Short Information of the Activity Date of Activity (DD/MM/YYYY) Name of the Attendee/Coordinator (S)
1 Sankatmochan Measure Drawing Trip documentation of Architecture elements of Sankatmochan Temple 01-06-2015 All faculty members of School of  Architecture & Planning
2 Guest lecture on Sustainable architecture and Vernacular Architecture Experts lecture on current trends in industry 01-08-2015 All faculty members of School of  Architecture & Planning
3 Wall paintings event organized by the department for wall painting 01-09-2015 All faculty members of School of  Architecture & Planning
4  NIT Hamirpur Educational Trip An educational Trip 01-10-2015 All faculty members of School of  Architecture & Planning
5  Theme Model Making Competition event organized by the department for model making 01-10-2015 All faculty members of School of  Architecture & Planning
6 Wall Painting competition, Department wise event organized by the department for wall painting at university level. 01-11-2015 All faculty members of School of  Architecture & Planning
7 Delhi Agra Trip An educational Trip 01-12-2015 All faculty members of School of  Architecture & Planning
8 Nasa Trip NASA conducts Annual conventions, Zonal conventions, Workshops, Seminars etc for the exposure of the students 01-11-2015 All faculty members of School of  Architecture & Planning
 
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