SCHOOL OF PLANNING AND ARCHITECTURE DELHIThe School of Planning and Architecture had a modest beginning in 1941 as a Department of Architecture of Delhi Polytechnic. It was later affiliated to the University of Delhi and integrated with the School of Town and Country Planning which was established in 1955 by the Government of India to provide facilities for rural, urban and regional planning. On integration, the School was renamed as School of Planning and Architecture in 1959.
Recognizing the specialized nature of the fields in which the School had attained eminence, in 1979, the Government of India, through the then Ministry of Education and Culture, conferred on the School of Planning and Architecture the status of "Deemed to be a University". With this new status, the School had broadened its horizon by introducing new academic and extension programmes and promoting research and consultancy activities. It was recognized as "An Institute of National Importance under an Act of Parliament" in 2015.
The School is a specialized University, only one of its kinds, 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 level, some of which are even today not available elsewhere in India. The School, in striving for excellence, has always been in the lead in extending education and research to new frontiers of knowledge. Human habitat and environment being the basic concern of the 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.
The current SPA Delhi campus is located near ITO in Indraprastha Estate in New Delhi. The SPA Residential Campus and Hostel is located at Maharani Bagh, New Friends Colony, New Delhi and a girls hostel at Indraprastha Estate. A site of 20 acres has been acquired south of JNU by the school adjacent to Hotel Grand for developing a new campus.
The vision of SPA, already internationally known, is to make it into a distinguished centre of research, innovation, learning, capacity building and scholarly inquiry to become a globally competitive institution by 2025.
With the above in mind, the SPA’s mission will be committed to the following:
To make SPA a multidisciplinary academic knowledge house, a pioneer and an internationally known leader in the planning and design of human habitat and built environment.
To provide innovative professionals who are rooted in our cultural ethos contributing wholesomely to nation-building.
To position SPA as an internationally reputed institution with a competitive edge in the field of human settlement planning, design, research, training and consultancy.
Mode of application is offline.
After seats are allotted by JoSAA process, selected candidates are required to fill the application form available at the school counter.
The application fee is INR 100 and can be paid at the school.
For PG Admission:
Mode of application is online.
Candidates are required to fill the application form available online at the official website.
Application fees are INR 1,500 and can only be paid online.
After the candidate has paid the application fees and submitted the filled online form, he/she will be informed of subsequent admission rounds through e-mail / SMS.
For PhD Admission:
Mode of application is offline.
The application form can be downloaded from the website.
The application form, duly filled, must be submitted with an application fee of INR 1500 by Demand Draft in favour of School of Planning And Architecture payable at New Delhi.
Candidates who have completed their 10+2 studies with Mathematics as compulsory subject and 50% minimum marks in the 10+2 qualifying examinations are eligible for admission into the B.Arch. and B.Plan. courses at SPA.
Candidates who are applying for the B.Arch. and B.Plan. courses will be allotted seats based on their performance in the JEE Main.
Admission in postgraduate courses will be granted to candidates who have completed their undergraduate education from a relevant field of study with a minimum of 50% marks.
Selection to PG courses will the on qualifying degree and subsequent testing rounds which will be conducted by SPA.
Candidates applying to PhD programs are required to have completed their Master’s degree in a relevant field of study with minimum 55% marks.