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Masters of Architecture

Masters of Architecture

School of Architecture & Planning (SAP)

  • Program Code

    00908

  • Level

    Post Graduate

  • Duration

    2 Years

About the Programme

M. Arch is a two-year professional postgraduate programme meant for providing a disciplined approach to the fundamentals of architecture for students to develop their individual talents and skills.

The Master’s degree programme focuses on design as exposition exploration as a manifesto or a product. The programme aims to explore design as a critique beyond the limitations of production as in the contemporary fusion of low-end design and kitsch. The goal is to achieve the ability to rethink the scope of architecture.

The emphasis is on new digital tools in design exploration as well as new paradigms and on the conviction that design can initiate radical social change or reflect its design can either follow or lead. Students also critically engage with historical critiques and arguments especially that of modernism architectural manifestos social and technological utopias as well as contemporary practices and paradigms. Graduates become accountable actors in shaping the built environment and/or critically engage it.

This course is for individuals who...

are keen to explore architectural design and theory to a high level of sophistication delving deep into studio-based exploration and innovation.   

Students who are looking for...

a fulfilling career through collaborative thinking drawing upon knowledge and a range of critical techniques with expertise must opt for this programme.

Course Fee
Fee Per Semester Fee Per Year
For National Students 65 000 1 26 000
For International Students 2050 4000
Course Structure

S.No.

Course Code

Course Title

L

T

P

Credits

1

MAR 101

Design Studio – I

2

2

8

8

2

MAR 102

Urban Design

2

-

2

3

3

MAR 103

Contemporary Architecture Trends & Theories

1

-

2

2

4

MAR 117

Research Techniques in Architecture & Planning

2

-

-

2

5

MAR 107

Low Cost Building Design & Techniques

2

-

2

3

6

MAR 106

Elective 1: Architecture Conservation

2

-

-

2

7

MAR 119

Elective 2: Theory of Architecture Education

8

MAR 120

Elective 3: Theory of Landscape Architecture

 

Credits in Term 1

 

 

 

20

Syllabus for the Courses:

MAR 101: DESIGN STUDIO- I : The course aims to enable students to acquire a comprehensive base of knowledge required for the practice of architecture & develop awareness in physical context about implications of limited sources in design decision making.  The Course deals with project of a large magnitude.

MAR 102: URBAN DESIGN:  The course introduces the basic elements principles and techniques of urban design so as to develop an understanding of the broader aspects and issues that bear upon the conception and design of built environment and public spaces at urban level.

MAR 103: CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE TRENDS & THEORIES:  The course focuses on developing in the students an awareness of the reasons for contemporary architectural theories.  Also enables them to acquire an in depth knowledge of contemporary architectural trends study the works of architects practicing in definable style of contemporary architecture

MAR 107: LOW COST BUILDING DESIGN AND TECHNIQUE :The aim of the subject is to introduce students to various aspects of Low Cost building design systems and techniques which can play a role in decreasing the cost of construction as well as the role of building material reflecting the architectural character of the region/ area.

MAR 111: RESEARCH TECHNIQUES IN ARCHITECTURE & PLANNING:

The course aims to make students understand importance of research in architecture and the theoretical and practical significance of research types of research in process of formulating a research plan various methods of research their applications data and simple statistical analysis interpret and infer from the data.   Also makes the student capable to understand methods of technical writing and presenting a research report.

MAR 106: ELECTIVE 1 - ARCHITECTURAL CONSERVATION: Introduced to the role of conservation architects types and methodology of architectural conservation with team of experts from fields related to architectural conservation.

MAR 110: ELECTIVE 2 - ARCHITECTURE EDUCATION-CONCEPTS AND PRACTICES :The idea of the  course is to make the students understand the diversity and fast paced dynamics of Architecture profession to be incorporated and adapted in Architecture Education.  Also to develop skill in the use of fundamental teaching procedures techniques and methods of teaching.

MAR 120 : ELECTIVE 3 - THEORY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE :  The objective of this course is to familiarize the students with basic concepts of Landscape Architecture   and to sensitize the students with the status of landscape resources available in the world

S.No.

Course Code

Course Title

L

T

P

Credits

1

MAP 111

Dissertation I

2

2

8

8

2

MAP 112

Introduction to Architecture Pedagogy

1

1

4

4

3

MAP 113

Instruction methodology and Classroom Management

1

-

2

2

4

MAP 114

Digital Applications in Architecture

2

-

-

2

5

MAP 115

Research Methodology

1

1

-

2

6

MAP 116

Intensive Humanities-Communication

2

-

-

2

 

Credits in Term 2

 

 

 

20

MAP 111: DISSERTATION I : This course will create an  understanding of the diversities on Architecture professional and educational practices of national and international context.

MAP 112: INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURE PEDAGOGY : This course will incorporate the understanding of pedagogy in students and help them establish its relation with architecture. Planning of teaching lessons assignments methods and pedagogical analysis of core allied and associated subjects will focus upon the programming of the teaching schedule.

MAP 113: INSTRUCTION METHODOLOGY AND CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT: This course helps the students to explore theory concepts and research in the field of institutional learning to equip them with various instructional methodologies. It develops in them self direct thinking and effective classroom management.

MAP 114: DIGITAL APPLICATIONS IN ARCHITECTURE: Architecture as a built reality maintains a close relationship to the mode and techniques of representation. The advent of digital software has released a unique potential that can lead to a significant rethinking re-imaging and reconfiguration of the built environment. This course offers an opportunity to be at the forefront of the emergent practice of digital architecture.

MAP 115: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY: The study of research methodology gives the student the necessary training in gathering material and  arranging or card-indexing them participation in the field work when required and also training in  techniques for the collection of data appropriate to particular problems in the use of statistics   questionnaires and controlled experimentation and in recording evidence sorting it out and interpreting  it.

MAP 116: INTENSIVE HUMANITIES-COMMUNICATION: Considering the singificance of english language as toll for global comunication the course aims to develope and bridge the linguistic and communicative gaps between the aspiring teachers and students.

S.No.

Course Code

Course Title

L

T

P

Credits

1

MAP 201

Dissertation II

2

2

8

8

2

MAP 202

Practice teaching

1

1

4

4

3

MAP 203

Education Technology

1

1

-

2

4

MAP 204

Education management

2

-

-

2

5

MAP 205

Thought Synthesis for Architecture Students

2

-

-

2

6

MAP 206

Psychology of Learning and Development

2

-

-

2

 

Credits in Term 3

 

 

 

20

MAP 201: DISSERTATION II: The course is designed for students to research on a selected topic   present an in depth inquiry logic   understanding its scope interpretation and drawing inferences.  The students are guided in their work by appointed guides to produce well written and detailed dissertation report.

MAP 202: PRACTICE TEACHING: The course is designed to provide sufficient practical exposure for conducting teaching methodology.  It helps students to develop fundamental teaching skills techniques and mediums to engage the class and makes the session interactive by conducting lectures demonstration exercises and assessments.  

MAP 203: EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY: This course focuses on architecture education in relation to technology and digitalization and the way it has revolutionized architectural thinking. Conceptual inputs and case studies would form an active part of individual and group exercises and seminars.

MAP 204: EDUCATION MANAGEMENT: The course aim at making students understand the educational policy building   basic elements of management process which includes  decision making problem solving human relations in Architecture Education.  The course also focuses on role of finance in education system.

MAP 205: THOUGHT PROCESS: This course develops the ability to find innovative solution to teaching/learning problems through an understanding of thought process.

MAP 206: PSYCHOLOGY OF LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT: This course equips the students with the psychological theories and techniques of learning development and creativity for enhancement of creative instinct and hence adding to teaching skills.

S.No.

Course Code

Course Title

L

T

P

Credits

1

MAP 211

Thesis

6

4

12

16

2

MAP 212

Internship

1

1

4

4

 

Credits in Term 4

 

 

 

20

Total Credits: 80 credits

Minimum Credits essential for the Programme:80 credits

MAP 211: THESIS: Orientation and research backed Thesis course is aimed to reflect the culmination of the development of skill knowledge and systematic approach bound research and exploration as well as development of presentation skills and techniques.

MAP 212: INTERNSHIP: The in-campus internship will give sufficient practical exposure for conducting teaching methodology. It will build upon the skills in teaching procedure techniques and methods of teaching.

Eligibility Criteria
For National Students
  • B.Arch. with minimum 50% marks
For International Students The eligibility criterion for all programs for international applicants is minimum 50% in the qualifying examination and having studied the pre-requisite subjects for admission in to the desired program.
Career path you can choose after the course
  • Building Surveyor 
  • Commercial/Residential Surveyor
  • Construction Manager
  • Lecturer 
  • Buildings Inspector
  • Conservation Officer 
  • Landscape Architect 
  • Planning And Development Surveyor
  •   Production Designer
  • Structural Engineer 
  • Town Planner
  • Gensler
  • IBI Group
  • Jacobs 
  • SITEL
  • DLF
  • Hiranandani
  • Reliance 

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