School of Environment and Architecture



At SEA, the syllabus prescribed by the University is adapted to meet the objectives of education articulated above. The adaption is made by applying the following principles:

  • Every semester is conducted as a set of modules. Each module has a workshop-like format with focus on a single issue. Various subjects prescribed by the University are grouped together as follows to form a single module: Form and Space Studies (Design); Building Sciences and Technology (Construction, Structures, Environmental Studies and Design, and Services, Architectural Representation & Details); History, Theory and Methods (Humanities, Theory of Architecture, Professional Practice, Dissertation Seminar); Special Projects (Allied Design/College Projects); and Electives
  • All modules have two non-exclusive components: a research interrogation aimed at creating new knowledge and a design provocation to make the teaching-learning applicable.
  • All modules have intense field work, archival engagements and use relevant technologies. They also have a mandatory ‘making’ component (a building feature prototype, a book, etc.)
  • Some modules are created for relevance responding to emerging contexts and a few modules have an active community engagement programme


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