Research is being done on a wide variety of topics, which are directly or indirectly related to academic curriculum of Architecture & Planning. Expertise gained during research provides valuable insights to teachers in their areas of specialization besides augmenting their research skills contributing to the knowledge base. Many members of teaching faculty are involved in research schemes funded by MCHRD, UGC, DST, AICTE, DOEN, DBT, INCID, CSIR, The school, also, through its QIP cell encourages Research Scholars across the country to pursue Doctoral Research in the areas of Architecture and Planning.
The NDF (National Doctoral Fellowship) scheme launched by AICTE offers Doctoral Fellowships to selected candidates pursing Doctoral Programs in emerging areas/disciplines of technical education in selected host institutes. SPA has been identified as one such host institute in the country in the field of architecture and town planning