School of Architecture (V-SPARC)

The five-year program at School of Architecture VIT adopts a flexible system wherein the student has opportunities to choose among a wide variety of courses both at school as well as the University level. The courses are designed in such a way that there is a blended learning system through which students get a practical experience of the theoretical classroom learning. Through these courses students develop an aptitude for optimizing space dynamics, architectural representation, research, writing, software, technical and managerial aspects. Design Studios which carry a higher credit value demand a holistic application of the knowledge and skills towards problem definition and resolution. The program requires students to carry out a mandatory internship at an Architect’s office for a period of 6 months. Architectural Travel Learning is an important aspect of the B. Arch Curriculum at VIT, wherein students will be taken to various national and international destinations to explore and experience the rich architecture and culture of the places. The final year of study focuses primarily on a complex problem-solving task called ‘Architectural Thesis’ in which students are expected to apply certain knowledge areas that they consider their strengths and present them in the form of drawings, models and other digital modes. Students are also encouraged to publish their dissertation and thesis projects as articles in reputed journals.

There are opportunities for the students to take up collaborative projects with other reputed international Universities through International Transfer Program, Semester Abroad Program and Joint Studio Programs. Through our Value Added Programs (VAPs) such as the ‘Art Festival’ and ‘Heritage Connect’, students find a pathway to connect to the community beyond the boundaries of VIT.

B.Arch.

V-SPARC School of Architecture offers a Bachelor degree program in Architecture approved by the Council of Architecture (CoA), New Delhi under the purview of the Architects Act of 1972. The selection of eligible candidates for the program is based on the marks obtained at the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) by the CoA and VIT set criteria.

The program is designed in such a way that the students would progressively develop their theoretical knowledge in Architectural Design as well as equip themselves to solve real world problems at local, national, regional and global scenarios.

The program is offered on a Fully Flexible Credit System (FFCS) where, there are Program Core courses which are mandatory for all students and a basket of course-specific electives that are available across semesters as a part of interdisciplinary learning which is unique to the program.

The program is completely outcome based as the hands-on studio projects experience focuses on professionalism, ethics and gender equality through semesters and which culminates to a Capstone project at the end of the five-year program.

Industry focused curriculum with embedded internship, quickly enables placements in large firms of national and international reputation.

It emphasizes pragmatic learning approach, which is facilitated through guest lectures and workshops by the industry experts. The students address societal and environmental challenges to find sustainable solutions and to mitigate them through architectural intervention.

  • Basic Design and Workshop
  • Basic Architectural Graphics
  • Professional Practice
  • Principles of Structures
  • Building Services - Plumbing & Sanitary
  • Environmental Studies - Site Planning, Landscape & climatology
  • Strength of Materials
  • Construction Technology - Raw & Processed Natural Materials
  • Architectural Design - Spatial Understanding
  • History & Theory of Architecture –Contemporary
  • Architectural Design - Rural Study
  • Construction Technology -Concrete & Steel
  • Architectural Internship
  • Architectural Design - Community
  • Architectural Design – Complex Typologies
  • Architectural Design - Digital Design
  • Architectural Thesis
  • Architectural Design – Institutions
  • Architectural Design - Urban Transformation
  • History & Theory of Architecture - Ancient
  • Art Forms Appreciation
  • Ideation
  • Visual Arts - Basic Skill Development
  • Study Tour 1
  • Theory of Landscape Design
  • Human Settlements & Vernacular Architecture
  • Architecture Structural Design - Concrete
  • Computer Graphics - Skill Development
  • Interior Design
  • Furniture Design
  • Visual Arts - Advanced Skill Development
  • Advanced Architectural Graphics
  • Study Tour 2
  • Architecture Structural Design- Composite
  • Building Services Mechanical & Electrical
  • Design of Services
  • Construction Technology -Aluminium, Glass & Finishes
  • Housing
  • Urban Design
  • Construction Management
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Architecture Focus Study - Research Skills
  • Advanced Building Construction & Technology
  • Advanced Architectural Structural Design-- Concrete
  • Advanced Architectural Structural Design-- COMPOSITE
  • Theatre & Film Set Design
  • Construction Technology -Interiors & Landscape
  • Architectural Conservation
  • Architectural Photography And Journalism
  • Building Systems Integration
  • Visual Communication
  • Sustainable Architecture
  • Modular Co-ordination
  • History & Theory of Architecture -Medieval
  • History & Theory of Architecture -Industrial Era
  • Architectural Specifications and Estimation
  • Accounting for Architects
  • Modern Architectural Thought
  • Advanced digital graphics – Skill development
  • Advanced digital process for architects
  • Applied climatology
  • Architectural Entrepreneurship
  • Arts and crafts workshop
  • Architectural illumination and acoustics
  • Structural system evolution
  • Urban ecology
  • Architectural travel studies- 1
  • Architectural travel studies- 2
  • Smart Lecture Rooms
  • State of the Art Studios
  • Art and Craft Workshop
  • Environmental Lab
  • Surveying Equipment Lab
  • Computer Lab
  • 3D Printing Facility
  • Laser Cutting Facility
  • Faculty Resource Facility
  • Reprographic Facility
  • Architects are needed in large numbers as per the Human Resources Department in the near future.
  • A graduate of the B.Arch. programme will have options to go for employment with any established Architectural firms.
  • A graduate of the B.Arch. programme can go into Research and/or higher specialization studies in Architecture. Architectural Research is most wanted and critically acclaimed at this point.
  • The B. Arch programme develops the entrepreneurial skills in the student and with the practical exposure the student has gained during the course, can even start on his/her Architecture consultancy firms. The demand for Qualified Architects is high like never before now.