Scope of architecture education in India

architecture education in India

Architecture is defined as the science as well as the creative skill of designing a building or any physical structure. The design must not only be aesthetic but must also comply with the standards and regulations to make the building sustainable, safe and secure. This is an idiosyncratic field that coalesces art and culture, science and technology and traces of economics and society.

A developing nation like India succors the responsibility of providing housing, infrastructure, and anchored health and educational institutions. It is within this progressing space that architecture is gaining prompt acclamation and due importance in both urban and rural areas. In spite of having to confront manifold challenges, such a country has enormous potential for advancement.

With over four hundred council approved design and architecture design schools, India is overcoming one of the principal obstacles of proficient and accessible education. This does not only increase the scope of architecture but opens up a variety of career options such as real estate, town planning, architectural journalism etc., adding to the growth of the nation.

Ranked as one of the top 10 architecture universities in India by Hindustan Times Campus and ranked No.1 by the ASSOCHAM, The Associated Chambers of Commerce of India 2017, Ansal University has been awarded as the best university of design and architectural studies.

With technology playing a significant role in the growth of a nation, Sushant School of Art and Architecture does not only provide compulsory soft skill training but also emphasizes on industry focused live projects.

The Ansal University administered this and continues to do so through a platform lecture series with eminent personalities like late MF Hussain, Sonal Mansingh, Sir Joseph Allen Stein, Mario Botta, Sir James Bevan, Sunil Kant Munjal, Hafeez Contractor, Rajan Anandan and many more from various fields.  This practice should be fostered by all architecture design schools in the country as it generates a working relationship with the industry experts as well.

Ansal University also maintains International collaborations with numerous premium global universities for academic and research activities such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology, AA School, London, University of Bath, Deakin University, Illinois Institute of Technology ,Chicago; Lawrence Technological University, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki; Oxford Brookes’ University, The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, USA; The Schumacher Institute, Bristol, UK; University of British Columbia, University of Melbourne, University of Montreal, University of Virginia and University of York. The School is an affiliate member of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), USA.

The Sushant School of Art and Architecture caters to the need to develop India’s professional design community by not only fulfilling its own objective but also goes beyond setting its own distinctive, noteworthy paradigm. The Ansal University along with many other architecture and design schools in India exalts the scope of architecture by consolidating traditional knowledge and contemporary pedagogy.

Author:
ASHNI JAIN & SOURAV BANERJEA