MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE
Contemporary urban design emerged as a discipline in
response to changes to the city through the Modern movement
in Architecture and Planning. Urban Design takes the
responsibility of achieving wholeness of the built environment.
This degree programme exposes the students to various
theories and experiments that architects, planners, social and
behavioral scientists apply within the broad historical, social
and political contexts. The programme imparts knowledge and
skills of design and intervention in the built urban environment
at varying scales through a broad range of subjects, which form
the basis to tackle urban design issues.
Bulk of the instruction and training in this urban design
programme is offered through interactive design studios
where the dynamics of growth and change in Indian cities
are documented and design solutions are prepared. In this
programme, inner city renewal as well as growth areas of
contemporary cities receive equal attention in these studios.
Urban designers make significant contribution as members
of multidisciplinary teams dealing with the formulation and
implementation of urban development programmes and
policies. A large number of employment opportunities exist for
the students passing out with the urban design degree.