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Spread across a verdant 5-acre stretch, the Chitkara University campus is one of the most beautiful architecture colleges in Punjab. The elaborate edifice offers its architecture students a plethora of design references and model buildings to help them develop their own innovative ideas. The architecture department at Chitkara is famous for its infrastructure which includes multiple state of the art design studios, multimedia laboratories, audio-visual laboratories, lecture halls, a one-of-a-kind materials museum, and a library brimming with all kinds of books and reference material. The program offers a perfect amalgamation of theory and practice. Through theoretical courses like history, design, and technology students get an in-depth understanding of the concepts of architecture and design. On the other hand, through project-based coursework they learn how to put these theoretical concepts to work. It is this very model that sets Chitkara University apart from all other architecture colleges in Chandigarh and beyond.
During the course of the program, students develop core skills like critical and analytical thinking, a research-oriented mindset, as well as cultural sensitivity. All these skills help them function exceptionally at their workplace once they graduate. Moreover, rigorous courses like drawing, computer applications, principles of building construction, construction management, and town planning prepare students to understand the nuances of architecture and design. A year before graduation, students get to work directly as interns with the crème de la crème of the world of design and architecture. Short-term internships with the best architectural organisations, construction companies, and design houses across the globe provide an opportunity for them to learn from the best in the business.
Architecture students are often spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a profile after college. Some of the most sought after profiles that students from Chitkara have been offered are as follows:
FOR THE CURRENT ACADEMIC YEAR, CHITKARA SCHOOL OF PLANNING & ARCHITECTURE OFFERS THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS:
Chitkara University’s exceptional faculty in Planning & Architecture are invested in your growth – creatively, personally and professionally. The accomplished artists, architects, designers, scholars and educators who teach at Chitkara University, work with industry professionals, to mentor you to get the skills and hands-on experience you need to launch a rewarding career.
Chitkara School of Planning and Architecture is approved by the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) and duly recognised by the Council of Architecture offering 5-Year Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch). Our programs emphasize the physical realisation of ideas where priority is placed not upon theory or practice in isolation, but in concrete and poetic possibilities of their integration.
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Chitkara School of Planning & Architecture has an intensive focus on research and knowledge building – an activity taken up through the Chitkara Centre for Advanced Studies in Architecture. Activities taken up through the centre include conduct of continuing Education programs, public lectures, conferences, with a special focus on studies and documentation of the lesser known and built traditions of India.
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