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Doctoral Program in Architecture, Urban Design and Development

Doctoral Program in Architecture and Design: CSPA has been growing and expanding its wings to accommodate a number of new programs. So now, we are launching a full-fledged PhD program in Architecture, Urban Design and Development. It will consist of a specialized course for all related to Architecture, Urban Design, Urban Planning and Development. The Ph.D. Program tends to create opportunity for eligible candidates to undertake their Ph.D. studies in Physical Design and all related spheres.

Moreover, the Program will actively advance research and intellectual enterprise at the Institute and in society. Chitkara University has collaborations with experts of national and International organizations and Institutes. Therefore, it is obvious that introduction of this degree program would definitely put a pathway to achieve highest level of knowledge, values and skill in the area of architecture and development activities at national and international arena.

The proposed PhD Program is a course-and-research based program, in which PhD students will be exposed to current trends and issues related to the area of their choice and are expected to make a significant contribution to the field of Architecture, Urban design and development.


The objectives of the Program are to:

  • Produce trained human power for institutions of higher learning and the country as a whole;
  • Initiate, promote and foster research and consultancy services in the various disciplines of Physical Planning and Design and related fields.
  • Train research scholars who will be able to teach in various Undergraduate and advanced degrees and carry out research further.
Admission Requirements

Applicants who meet the following academic requirements will be eligible for admission to the Ph.D. Program in Architecture, Urban Design and Development.

Academic Requirements

A candidate must possess a Master’s Degree from a recognized university in:

  • Architecture
  • Urban and/or Regional Planning
  • Conservation
  • Civil Engineering / Structural Engineering / Construction Technology
  • Heritage Management
  • History and Heritage Management
  • Architectural Heritage Conservation
  • Fine Arts
Admission Eligibility

A candidate is eligible for Admission and Registration for PhD program provided he/ she has qualified:

  • Master’s Degree of any recognized University/other qualification in a relevant discipline. The minimum qualifying marks are 55% at Post Graduation level (relaxation for reserved categories as per UGC norms).
  • In the Entrance Examination conducted by the University followed by interview as per the UGC guidelines.

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