School of Architecture & Planning (SAP)

The School of Architecture and Planning at Sharda believes in a world and built environment that is fundamentally cohesive and interconnected. It believes that buildings are much more than mere settings for human actors. It believes that our built environment actively shapes who we are. It believes in producing involved experts who want to assume significant roles in producing environments that are ecologically, economically, socially and culturally sustainable. 

Our learning extends beyond conventional classroom instruction, preparing our students to engage with their fields and the larger world. Great emphasis is laid on rigor and self-reflexivity within the programme curricula. Students are allowed to choose their own unique pathways through the programme, thereby (re)creating and (re)producing themselves as professionals with multiple expertise.

Our faculty comprises of academicians from internationally renowned universities such as Cornell, University of Cincinnati, Ecole Des Beaux Art, Paris, University of Manitoba, Jawaharlal Nehru University, School of Planning & Architecture, National Institute of Design, Delhi College of Art, as well as leading Architectural practitioners and Planning professionals from all over the country. With the campus being in close proximity to Delhi, we have access to the best minds from across the country and the globe. Our committed and energetic faculty, staff and students form a diverse, creative, and collaborative community within Sharda University. 

Dean Message

The education of an architect, at its core, is not about knowhow, but “think-how.” And inculcating this ability fundamentally changes the student. The avant-garde architect is almost always at the vanguard of social change. Thus, the age old issue of a house became a “machine for living” for Le Corbusier in the 30s, typology for Gulio Argan in the 60s, the question of “to dwell” by the followers of Heideggar in the 80s, and a formal purist exercise for the 90s and soon with the new “digital-ready” generation, a physical interface—an analogue of the digital GI.  Thus, at its core, the education of the architect is about questioning; and this is what we focus here at Sharda University. There are, for us, four foundations in the education of an architect: vocational skills, professional skills, liberal thinking and ethical. Vocational skills include not just drafting or model making, but also the 3s—space allocation, structures and services. Professional skills include not only “design thinking,” but also digital and parametric thinking. Third is the ability to question in a systematic and sustained manner. The ethical is obviously self-explanatory. As a School then, we don’t valorise rote-learning, but “thinking by doing.” Architects make things. To paraphrase Marx, we change society. 

Prof. Rupinder Singh  

Faculty Profile

Prof. Shovan K. Saha
Professor Emeritus
Brief Profile:
He has professional ,academic ,research and administrative experience of over 40 years in India and abroad including successfully guiding several PhD scholars . Worked for the United Nations` research projects and International training programmes for senior bureaucrats and elected representatives of developing countries.
Experience:

45 years

Qualification:

Dr. Engg.(Kyoto, Japan), Dip T.C.P.(URP) B.Arch.

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Shhilpi Sinha
Professor & Head of the Department
Brief Profile:
An Architect and Urban Designer by profession and an academician by choice, I completed my Bachelors Degree from TVB School of HABITAT Studies - Vasant Kunj, New Delhi in 1995. I post graduated with Masters in Architecture - specialization in Urban Design from the School of Planning and Architecture, SPA, New Delhi in 1998. In an academic career sp...
Experience:
  • 23 Years 
Qualification:
  • M.Arch (Urban Design)
  • B.Arch
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Brief Profile:
Professional Architect with a total working experience of 45 years including 39 years in the building industry and 6+ years in the academic field. Worked at Senior positions in Government of India and Public Service Undertaking, such as in Military Engineering services and Central Works Department as Architect, in Punjab National Bank as their Chie...
Experience:
  • Total 45 years of work experience -including 39 years of Industrial experience and 6 years of teaching.
Qualification:
  • M. Planning ( housing )
  • B. Arch
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Brief Profile:
A practicing architect since 1989, Prof. Desh Bandhu graduated from School of Architecture, Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT), Ahembadad in the year 1983 and did his master in Ekistics (Settlement Study) from Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi in 2013. He has worked with Professor Ravindra Bh...
Experience:
  • 34 years
Qualification:
  • M. Ekistics (Jamia Millia Islamia)
  • B.Arch (CEPT)
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Chitra Chidambaram
Associate Professor
Brief Profile:
Chitra Chidambaram is an architect planner having completed her B.Arch from Bangalore University and masters in Infrastructure Planning from University of Stuttgart, Germany. She has worked as research consultant to several national and international organizations including HUDCO, FICCI, UNDP etc. She has worked as Principal Investigator on many co...
Experience:
  • 28 years
Qualification:
  • Master in Infrastructure Planning
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Dipti Parashar
Associate Professor
Brief Profile:
Associate Professor in the School of Architecture and Planning, SHARDA University. Worked earlier in the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi on various Ministry of Housing and Poverty Alleviation research projects- in the National Resource Centre at the SPA consultancy cell. Architect Urban Planner with thirteen years of professional experie...
Experience:
  • 13 years
Qualification:
  • PhD (Architecture)
  • M.Planning(Housing)
  • B.Arch
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Richa Malik
Assistant Professor
Brief Profile:
She is a well qualified architect with knowledge of interiors, architecture, Vastu and exhibitions. Having experience of 20 years (3 years teaching Experience) She did her B.Arch from TVB School of Habitat Studies and M.Arch (Medical Architecture) from JMI, New Delhi. After Graduation, she has worked with Renowned Architects like Raj Rewal , Mr Ra...
Experience:
  • 20 years, including 3 years of teaching
Qualification:
  • B.Arch. and  M. Arch.
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Satvinder Singh Walia
Assistant Professor
Brief Profile:
Specialized in Creative Design, Motion Media & Interactive Media, Autodesk Certified Professional with over 17 years of Industry as well as Academic experience. Expertise in Multimedia Software training worked for various clients including RedHat, CII, Cisco, Intel, MTNL, etc. As Head - Creative & Digital Design with Arena Animation worked ...
Experience:
  • 17 years
Qualification:
  • Autodesk Certified Professional
  • Advance Diploma in Multimedia
  • Bachelor of Arts
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Phaneendra Nath Chaturvedi
Assistant Professor
Brief Profile:
Phaneendra Nath Chaturvedi did his M. F. A. in painting from College of Arts & Crafts, Faculty of Fine Arts, and University of Lucknow. He worked on the research grant of Lalit Kala Akademi New Delhi and awarded National Scholarship for Young Artist, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India. He was Assistant Professor at School of Design & Visual Arts, ...
Experience:
  • 11 Years (Including 6 years Teaching Experience)
Qualification:
  • 2005: M. F. A. (Painting), College of Arts & Crafts, Faculty of Fine Arts University of Lucknow, Lucknow. Securing 1st position in order of merit.
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Neeti Thakur
Assistant Professor
Brief Profile:
She is a Post Gradradute from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee and a graduate from Nagpur University. She has gained practical work experience  under renowned architects in Delhi, Mumbai and Chandigarh and thereafter has been a principal architect of her firm and has handled projects all across India. Due to her keen interest in teachin...
Experience:
  • 11 years
Qualification:

  • M.Arch (I.I.T. Roorkee)
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