School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada (SPAV)
The School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada (SPA Vijayawada) specialises in education and research in the field of urban planning and architecture. Along with SPA Bhopal and SPA Delhi, it is one of the three School of Planning and Architecture (SPAs) established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India in 2008.
Academic Courses of SPAV
Both the departments, Architecture and Planning have two undergraduate programs each. The Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) program is a 5-year under graduate program and the Bachelor of Planning (B.Plng) is a 4-year under graduate program. Other than these programs, the Doctoral Program leading to a Ph.D. Degree has also been introduced from 2012-13. While the Bachelor of Architecture prepares students for the professional field and provides exposure to a variety of fields, Master of Architecture course offers an opportunity to expand students' knowledge base for developing solutions for sustainability of Built environment.
Since 2008, the Department of Planning at SPAV has been involved in shaping young minds by providing education, training and cutting edge research and professional consultancy in the region. The students of Bachelors and Masters degree programmes are equipped to study, design and plan cities and regions in aspects of infrastructure, transportation, social amenities, land use zoning, housing, informal sector, ecology, and governance, using state of the art tools, techniques and theories.
The Department started with the four year undergraduate degree programme of Bachelors of Planning in 2008, and has expanded its horizon by starting the two year mastersdegree programme of Masters in Planning with specialisations in ‘Environmental Planning and Management’ and ‘Urban and Regional Planning’ in 2013 and 2014 respectively. The Department also has a Doctoral Research programme since 2012. The students of Planning are exposed to proficient planning expertise through full-time faculty and distinguished visiting faculty. The Alumni of the Department are successfully working across India and the world as professional planners with the government and private sector.
Admission to SPAV
Admissions to the under graduate programme is through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education, India.
School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada.
Sy. No. 71/1, NH-5, Nidamanuru, Vijayawada – 521104, Dist. Krishna, A.P., India
Phone: 91 866 2469 447
Telefax: 91 866 2469 451