Top architecture colleges in India

School of Architecture and Planning, Woxsen University is situated on a picturesque 200-acre campus, and its cutting-edge infrastructure speaks volumes about architectural excellence. School of Architecture and Planning has quickly established itself as one of India's leading architecture schools due to its unique blend of teaching methodologies and industry-ready students.

School of Architecture and Planning is one of the few architecture colleges in Hyderabad with a unique pedagogy that interweaves academic excellence and global exposure through its international exchange program with 6+ global partner universities. Students are further made industry-ready through a unique ensemble of architectural pedagogy, including classroom teaching, studio design, hands-on training and workshops, computing and three-dimensional modelling, field visits to the treasure trove of architecture in the country, exposure to construction technologies, and learning from global leaders in sustainable architectural practice.

Learning experience at Woxsen University is transformative. The foundation of its learning ecosystem is a combination of an elite architecture education and a supercharged competitive environment. 

Objectives

The School of Architecture and Planning aspires to be a strong foundation for future architects. The institute follows internationally recognized academic practices and is supported by distinguished faculty from India and around the world which makes SOAP one of the top architecture & planning colleges in Hyderabad. The goal is to train architects and leaders who will shape the future of modern, sustainable architecture.

  • Provide Academic Excellence in the levels of UG
  • Deliver a Unique Pedagogy, Backed by Differentiated and Applied Learning
  • Facilitate Global Exposure
  • Foster Industry Connect
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  • International Student Exchange
  • Skill Development Workshops
  • Live Projects I Case Studies I Group Assignments I Capstone Project I Field Visits
  • Opportunity to Register at the Trade Tower
  • Exposure to Construction Technologies & Sustainable Practices
  • Educational Tours on Historical Architecture and Contemporary Architectural Studies

Choose What Works for YoU

Woxsen University’s COA accredited Five-year Bachelor of Architecture degree program offers Total Learning Experience (TLE) to students that combine theory and practice. The program is designed to inculcate the required skillset to build projects from scratch. From ideating to mapping, estimation & costing, surveying and overseeing construction, project management and more, a Woxsen B.Arch graduate is well-equipped to design and build sustainable, innovative, and modern physical structures.

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World-class FacUlty

Woxsen’s illustrious faculty comprises of some of the most renowned scholars and experts from world’s leading global institutions.

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Ar. Sonia Gupta
Dean- School of Architecture & Planning

Peter Bishop Professor of Urban Design

Education: 

B.Arch., Jadavpur University, Calcutta; Master of Architecture, Jadavpur University, Calcutta; Shelter Design & Development, Lund University, Sweden

Specialization: 

Housing, Rainwater Harvesting & Sanitation for the Urban Poor

Courses Taught

Architectural Design, Housing, Urban Design, Architectural Journalism, Entrepreneurship

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Prof. Abhijit Shirodkar
Registrar & Professor

Education:

M. Arch, University of Roorkee, P.G. Diploma in Consumer Laws, Nagpur University


Specialisation:
Design, Building Construction/ Technology, Post-Occupancy Evaluation.


Registration & Memberships:
Fellow of the Indian Institute of Architects, Life Member of the Indian Buildings Congress


Courses Taught:
Architectural Design, Building Construction, Building Services, Professional Practice

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Ajay Simha K
Associate Dean - School of Architecture & Planning

Education:

M.Tech in Planning, JNAFA University

Specialisation:

Urban Planning

Research:

Architecture Design, Housing & Landscape

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Ar. Dhruma Bhavsar
Associate Professor

Education:

Architecture, Infrastructure Planning & Mgt.,
Transport Economics & Mgt.

Specialisation:

Tangible & Intangible Urbanism, Urban Morphology, Mapping & Representation, Transport design & planning

Research:

Urban Built Environment, Transport Planning & Design, Design innovation

Courses Taught:

Architectural Design, History of Architecture, Human Settlements and Planning, Universal Design. 

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Ar. Shweta Prasad
Assistant Professor

Education:

M.U.P, Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University,
MA Design Management,
Northumbria University, UK

Specialisation:

Institutional Architecture

Courses Taught:

Architectural Design, History of Architecture, Human Settlements and Town Planning, Building Construction 

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Ar G. Rajeshwar Rao
Assistant Professor

Education:

M.Arch in Environmental Design, SPA, JNAFAU

Specialisation:

Architectural Design/Interior Design, 2D/3D Design software’s, Working drawings, Model making, Ergonomics, Interior landscape, signage & graphics

Courses Taught:

Architectural Design, Climatology, Building Construction, Working Drawings, Building Construction Management.

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Ar. Piyush Pandya
Assistant Professor

Education

M. Plan., CEPT University, Ahmedabad; B. Arch., MANIT, Bhopal

Specialization

 Sustainable Development Goals, Heritage-based urban development, Urban cultural studies and planning, Urban heritage management, Tourism strategies, Cultural heritage documentation

Courses Taught:

Urban Design, Urban Planning, Human Settlement and Planning, Modern History of Architecture, Housing, Autocad

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Ar. Debalina Ghosh
Assistant Professor

Education:

M. Arch Conservation, Sinhgad College of Architecture, B.Arch, Nagpur University

Specialisation:

Conservation of Architectural & Cultural Heritage

Courses Taught:

Architectural Design, Building Construction, History of Architecture, Architectural Acoustics and Illumination Vernacular Architecture, Architectural Heritage Conservation

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Ar. Suganya T Law
Associate Professor

Education:

 M.B.S, University of Southern California, USA; B. Arch, University of Madras

Specialization:

Sustainable design, Participatory design process, Energy efficient design.

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Dr. Ravikumar S
Assistant Professor

Education: 

Ph.D., Pondicherry University; M.Tech. (Structural Engineering), JNTU, Hyderabad; B.E. (Civil), Anna University

Specialization: 

Reinforced Concrete Design, Earthquake Resistant Structures, Structural Analysis

Courses Taught:

Structural Mechanics, Theory of Structure, Design of Structures, Building Construction,  Estimation and Costing

 

 

 

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Ar. Gagan Jain
Assistant Professor

Education:

Master of Architecture (M. Arch.) in Landscape Architecture, M.D.U; Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch.), NIMS University

Specialisation:

Architectural Drawings & Design, Landscape Design, Professional Practice, Computer Applications in Architecture

Courses Taught:

Building Construction, Design, Computer Applications, Landscape, Interior Design, Architectural Heritage & Conservation, History of Architecture

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Dr. Rajdeep Routh
Associate Professor

Education:

Ph.D.

Research:

Architectural and Urban Conservation, Heritage Documentation, Vernacular Architecture, Cultural Governance and Policy Making, Heritage and Technology

Courses Taught:

Architectural Design, Architectural Drawing, Architectural Documentation, Working Drawings

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Ar. Sanjana Gupta
Assistant Professor

Education:

Master of Architecture (M. Arch.)

Research:

Urban Ecology, Landscape, Urbanism

Courses Taught:

Landscape Architecture, Environmental Responsive Design, Architectural Design, Digital Skills, Building Construction

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Ar. Somani Goswami
Assistant Professor

Education:

Master of Architecture (M. Arch.)

Research:

Historic Markets, Quantification of Qualitative Data

Courses Taught:

Building Materials and ConstructionI, Digital Skills, Architectural Design, Computer Applications

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Since its inception in 2014, Woxsen University has established over 120+ partnerships with the world’s leading universities and institutions across 50+ countries. These collaborations help our students and faculty pursue a wide range of international opportunities including student exchange, progressive studies along with teaching and research opportunities.

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