Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility Criteria:

Admissions for the M.Arch course will be considered purely on the basis of merit. A student seeking admission to Masters of Architecture Programme must have secured minimum 50% marks in aggregate in a Bachelor of Architecture degree course recognized by the Council of Architecture.

  • Graduation (B. Arch) – 60% weightage
  • Personal interview with portfolio- 40% weightage
  • A Statement of purpose to be submitted with the application.

Course Description:

The M.Arch in Urban Design Programme was started in 2014 at Sushant School of Art and Architecture (SSAA) as an extension of the existing B.Arch. Programme.

The First semester studio engages the students with the local city, exploring the full range of contemporary neighbourhood conditions (inner city, periphery, and outer periphery).

The Second semester studio will engage a critical analysis of green field urbanism. The third semester studio will move into the city context to another world contexts.

The sequencing of the studios is intended to build the linguistic substructure that is essential to Urban Design thought and practice.

The sequence of seminars reinforces this construct, all three semesters together reinforce the Program’s commitment to help individual designers develop an understanding of our cities and vigorous Urban Design tools and methods of interventions; to acquire a working language for communicating Urban Design ideas; and to enhance the critical skills needed to test and refine Urban Design strategies.

The course will also engage realm of knowledge associated with disciplines such as urban ecology, urban geography, urban conservation, urban infrastructure and finance, transport design and landscape design.

Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility Criteria:

Admission of students to the MABH at SSAA, AU will be governed by the following regulations.

  • Candidates are required to have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university, with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks (40% weightage)
  • A portfolio/ writing/ any other samples of work is desirable for an interview to be conducted for the shortlisted applicants and a Statement of Purpose of 1000 words to be submitted along with the application (60% weightage).

Course Description:

Today, the value of a degree program that leads to a practice depends on how flexible, innovative and multi-perspective it is in its approach to teaching. This is even more pertinent to the field of Architectural Conservation which invariably draws on a large number of related disciplines such as history, sociology, anthropology, economics as well as architecture. The challenge lies in incorporating the content of the allied disciplines while maintaining the distinctiveness of the main. One way of achieving the multi-disciplinary approach teaching is to make the program available to graduates of different disciplines. This is reflected in the pedagogy and the curriculum of Postgraduate program in Architectural Conservation at Ansal University: it is open to graduates from different backgrounds, equipping all with the essential theoretical and practical skills required to work with buildings of the past.

India has a long ongoing tradition of building that is reflected in its practices, knowledge systems and typologies. Theory, process and the built form: all of these three aspects of buildings of the past constitute our heritage. In order to engage professionally with our vast architectural heritage, expertise in spatial concepts of habitability and the historical, political, social and cultural contexts of buildings is required. The curriculum addresses the need of training such a professional.

The curriculum is divided into three main parts:

  • Thinking
  • Applying
  • Doing

This translates into (1) core subjects that hone critical-thinking, (2) fields/domains where theoretical frameworks are applied, and (3) the technical skills modules that impart training by doing. The mandatory ‘Thinking’ core subjects focus on the history of building traditions and issues of their upkeep and reuse.  In the ‘Applying’ segment, the student can choose domains from fields such as Archaeological, Vernacular, Urban, Sacred, Monumental and Environmental. The skill modules of ‘Doing’ will impart special manual and technical skills useful to the field of architectural conservation. The student can chose skills such as measured drawing, traditional building techniques and finishes, condition assessment, estimation and evaluation, project report, writing, representation techniques, project planning and management.

Each semester will adopt a project and the subjects and the modules will be taught through that project. The project-based teaching will facilitate convergence and application of the various disciplines in the studio, and training students to work effectively as a team. The teaching mode will be a combination of tutorials, independent study projects and studio work where the teachers and students co-create the outcome of the exercise.

The program operates on a platform where students learn to understand, sustain and transform architectural heritage using multi-perspective views and multi-discipline tools through a project-based teaching.



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