Architects must understand the nature of the human interaction within the larger environmental context. This is the core idea on which the Department of Architecture is built upon, where architecture is understood not in the narrow terms of ‘building’, but in the larger context of the ‘built environment’. The world around us is moving at a pace more rapid than ever before, and the architectural professionals of tomorrow need to be sensitive towards the social responsibilities of environmental intervention that are an inevitable consequence when it comes to the actual practice of architecture. Green Architecture and Sustainability are not just buzzwords, but a vital component of our built environment.
Given that in the ever-changing world, the architect needs to be prepared to adapt to the environment around, the programs at the Department of Architecture recognize the multiplicity and changing nature of future roles open to the architect. The students are afforded the freedom to engage with the discipline at many levels, and through multiple channels where they are allowed to choose their own unique pathways through the course, thereby (re)creating and (re)producing themselves as professionals with multiple expertise.
The school has an interdisciplinary approach which sources from varied fields such as Mass Communication, Design, Management etc. Architecture students will have the opportunity to tailor their course to their needs, thereby; they could be studying photography, choreography, visual communication or any other elective as a part of the larger architecture course.
The Department of Architecture offers the following programs: