Master of Architecture

Two-year, full-time, postgraduate programme


The master’s programme helps students develop a critical perspective to re-imagine architecture as a synergy of theory and practice. This choice-based course equips students to design for contemporary and global concerns while focusing on technological advancements and sustainable development. The programme intends to bridge the gap between theoretical concepts and architectural designs through inquiry-based learning. The students can choose a track they wish to master from Housing Design, Urban Design, Conservation and/or Architectural Design and curate their curriculum.

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For individuals...

  • with a background in architecture who are inclined to build a critical lens to redefine and reimagine architecture as a synergy of history, theory and practice
  • with an aptitude for design, research and writing
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Looking for...

  • developing a critical understanding of theories and their position in practice through research and design
  • developing expertise in writing from an individual perspective
  • making contributions to society through their practice
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To become

  • informed practising architects
  • academics (part-time/ full-time)
  • independent writers/researchers
  • editors and writers for publishing houses, print and digital media
  • exhibition/museum (curatorial texts)

Programme Highlights

Theory | Critisism
Technology | Practice

Research-based practice

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Build a theoretical
position in architecture

Curating one’s coursework

Collaboration with allied fields

About the Programme

  • Why M Arch?
  • First Year
  • Second Year
  • Credits required

The proposed programme offers a platform to choose a specialisation and pursue it. This allows students to consolidate their formative education and experiences in practice by developing a deeper, more critical understanding of their interests by reading histories, theories and future architecture applications. The programme aims to produce cutting-edge scholarship to redefine practice as a process of developing a collective responsibility towards society and in the field of architectural history, philosophy and theory. Additionally, the program will address specific challenges faced by the Indian context to create relevant solutions that contribute to its sustainable development.

The first year is focused on exposing the students to various theoretical positions that shaped architecture throughout history until contemporary times. It shall also introduce the different components of research and writing. A thorough understanding shall help them build their perspective of addressing the nuances of the built space.  The CHOICE-BASED curriculum allows the students to self-curate their specialisation within the architectural practice in the second semester.
  • Design Studio
  • Research and Writing
  • Theoretical Positions
  • Seminars
The second year is to explore and express the position that the students have developed in the previous semesters. They are introduced to advanced technology and sustainable positions in architecture. They are also encouraged to curate the content matter through research or design to voice their perspectives. The CHOICE-BASED curriculum allows the students to self-curate their specialisation within the architectural practice ranging from Housing Design, Urban Design, Adaptive Re-use and Architectural Design.
  • Design Studio
  • Reading and Research
  • Critical Thinking
  • Seminars
  • Capstone Project

Total Credit requirement for the completion of the MArch degree: 80 Credits

  • Core Courses
  • 70 Credits
  • Elective Courses
  • 10 Credits

Read our FAQs

Graduates with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from a COA recognised institution and a minimum of 55% marks and 50% in case of SC/ST candidates are eligible.

The applicants will be required will be required to submit a Statement of Purpose (SOP) and a portfolio of academic and / or practice work when invited for a personal interview.

The students may be offered campus jobs as research assistants, teaching assistants or with the university newsletters/design cells.