School of Planning and Architecture (SPA)

Updated on: Feb 14, 2013
The School of Planning and ArchitectureThe School of Planning and Architecture had a humble starting in 1941 as a Department of Architecture of Delhi Polytechnic. It was later affiliated to the University of Delhi (DU) and integrated with the School of Town and Country Planning to provide facilities for rural, urban and regional planning.

Today the School is a specialized Deemed University and is regarded as only one of its kind, which exclusively provides training at various levels, in different aspects of human habitat and environment.The School has taken lead in introducing academic programmes in specialized fields both at Bachelor's and Master's levels.

The School has always been in the lead for extending education and research to new frontiers of knowledge. Human habitat and environment being the basic concern ofthe School, the spectrum of academic programmes is being continuously extended by providing programmes in new fields and emerging areas for which facilities are not available, as yet, anywhere else in the country.

Courses Offered

  • Bachelor's Programme in Architecture
  • Bachelor's Programme in Planning
  • Master's Programme in Architecture with specialization in
  1. Architectural Conservation
  2. Industrial Design
  3. Urban Design
  • Master's Programme in Planning with specialization in
  1. Environmental Planning
  2. Housing
  3. Transport Planning
  4. Regional Planning
  5. Urban Planning
  6. Master’s Programme in Building Engineering and Management
  7. Master's Programme in Landscape Architecture

SPA Admission Schedule 2012-13

  • Application forms and prospectus available from: May 07, 2012
  • Last date for receipt of applications in the School: June 08, 2012
  • Test/Interview (first, second preference and left out): July 02, 03 & 04, 2012
  • Display of selection list: July 10, 2012
  • Opening of acdemic session: July 23, 2012

Eligibility Criteria

For Under Graduate Programs: Candidates must have passed 10 2 (Senior Secondary –Class XII) Examination or its equivalent, referred to as a qualifying examination from a recognized Board/University for admission to B.E./B.Tech/B.Pharmacy/B.Arch. & Planning Courses as under:-
  • B.E./B.Tech
    Compulsory Subjects: Physics & Mathematics
    Optional Subjects: Chemistry, Bio-Technology, Computer Science, Biology

  • B.Pharma
    Compulsory Subjects: Physics & Chemistry
    Optional Subjects: Mathematics, Bio-Technology, Computer Science, Biology

  • B.Arch./B.Planning
    Compulsory Subjects: Physics & Mathematics 
    Optional Subjects: Chemistry, Computer Science, Biology, Engineering Drawing

Interested candidates must have to appear in All India Engineering / Architecture Entrance Exam (AIEEE) for admission. Admission through AIEEE is meant for Indian nationals only.

For Post Graduate Programs
  • M.Arch.- Open to B.Arch./B.Planning or equivalent Degree holders. For M.Arch. (Industrial Design) candidates holding B.Arch. or equivalent Degree are eligible,
  • M.B.E.M. - Open to B.Arch/B.E. (Civil)/B.Arch’s/Planning/B.E. (Civil) B.Arch.Engg. or equivalent Degree holders.
Candidates possessing Master’s Degree in geography / Sociology / Economics are also eligible for the specializations in Environmental Planning. Housing (Geographers are not eligible for Housing), Regional Planning, Urban Planning . Candidates possessing Master’s Degree in Economics/Statistics/Operations Research are also eligible for Specialization in Transport Planning; 55% or more marks in aggregate at the qualifying examination are must. (50% marks in respect of SC/ST candidates).

Sponsored candidates must have a minimum two years’ full-time work experience.

Selection: Selection will be made from among the applicants called for interview and/or test conducted by the SPA New Delhi. Candidates with valid GATE Score or UGC(NET) JRF are eligible for scholarship.

Doctoral Programmes: 10 Seats each are offered in the fields of: Architecture, Planning, Urban Design, Industrial Design, Architectural Conservation, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, Regional Planning, Environmental Planning, Housing, Transport Planning, and Building Engineering & Management.

Eligibility: Master’s Degree in any of the above courses conducted by the School or its equivalent from any other recognized University/Institution with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks or Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture/Planning of the School or its equivalent from any other recognized University/Institution with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks and five years experience in teaching/research/professional experience. Relaxation in aggregate marks as specified above, may be made in the case of exceptionally qualified applicants.


School of Planning and Architecture,
Address: 4, Block-B, Indraprastha Estate,
New Delhi – 110002
Tel : 23702382, 23702375-80
Website: http://www.spa.ac.in
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