Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University
(Established under Andhra Pradesh Legislature Act No. 31of 2008)
Masab Tank, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
JNAFAU School of Planning and Architecture
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Bachelor of Architecture
Architecture is primarily concerned with the design of buildings. Students of architecture address the complex problems of designing- to house human activity, issues of climate and energy, technology and structure, combining the needs of internal and external environment.

Architecture education is a methodological training in analysis, understanding and problem solving. It qualifies graduates to pursue a career in architecture along with other areas of the construction and design.
B. Arch
The education in the School of Planning and Architecture is grounded in effective and interactive instruction provided by dedicated and qualified faculty members whose educational background, practical experience and diverse scholarly interests ensure comprehensive preoperational for practicing "real life architecture". The Department of Architecture has highly qualified and experienced faculty specializing in :
  • Architecture
  • Housing
  • Urban & Regional Planning,
  • Landing Architecture,
  • Environmental Design,
  • Urban Design,
  • Conservation,  etc.
The course, broadens the intellectual and social lives of students beyond the boundaries of architecture and the build environment. The department has one of the best ratings for teaching and research in architecture. Its small size, friendly atmosphere and well-resourced library make it an enjoyable place for learning.

Founded in the year 1940 as department of architecture in the erstwhile college of Fine Arts and Architecture, it became the School of Planning and architecture in 1989, and a constituent institution of Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture Fine Arts University.

Course Structure
The School offers B.Architecture (full time) 5-years, Degree programme in architecture. The curriculum is designed on the idea of learning through doing. Throughout the course students work on design project, usually related to practical situations on lives sites. As far as possible the academic input to the course is related to the programmes being carried out in the design studio. Student's progress is monitored through a combination of continuous assessment in design studios, written examinations, group discussions reviews, and juries for each field of study. The program includes relevant courses dealing with concepts, process technical details and design practice, as well as electives in an area of student's interest. The course work is structured to help the student understand finer aspects of architecture which are very much integral to designing, planning and construction of buildings. It aims to impart quality education through effective communication skills, making the students conscious of built form in the contemporary Architectural scenario.

Eligibility :
Intermediate(10+2) (Maths stream)

Selection Procedure:
The students have to qualify in NATA (Nation al Aptitude Test Architecture) conducted by the Andhra Pradesh State Council for Higher Education.

Job opportunities
In independent practice an architect is expected to understand specific requirements of clients and strike the right balance between aesthetics and practicality. An architect with skills can help clients with his ideas in terms of balancing the requirements of appearance, financial budget and time frame. Some architects even work independently and earn their livelihood through consultancy fees which entirely depends upon their skill, profile as well as work experience.

Other jobs in architecture come up in government organizations such as:
  • Public Works Department
  • Ministry of Defense
  • National Building Organization
  • Town and Country Planning Organization
  • National Institute of Urban Affairs
  • Departments of Railways
  • Post and Telegraphs
  • Public Sector Undertakings
  • Housing and Urban Development Corporation
  • Archaeological Department
  • Airport Authority of India
  • National Building Construction Corporation Ltd., etc.
Other organizations or bodies like State Departments, Housing Boards, Local Bodies for construction works, Builders, Architecture Firms, Consultants ,etc. also hire architects.

Further Studies
  • Urban Planning
  • Urban Design
  • Architectural Conservation
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Environmental Design and Housing etc.
These programs are available in reputed institutions in the country such as School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, IIT Kharagpur and School of Architecture and Planning in Chennai apart from other institutions. Many American, British and Australian universities offer Masters Program in Architecture and other related specializations.

For more details contact:
Prof. M. Vinod Ganesh
Head of the Department
Dr. D. Vijay Kishore
Principal, SPA, JNAFAU.
Ph: 040 - 23306576
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