School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal

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School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal
SPA Bhopal
Motto स्थपतिः स्थापनार्ह्ः स्यात् सर्वषास्त्रविषारदः
Type Autonomous
Established 8 October 2008
Chairperson Sunita Kohli
Director Prof. Chetan Vaidya (Addl. Charge)
Academic staff
48 full time, 20 visiting
Location Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Campus Bhauri
Affiliations MHRD, Govt. of India

The School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal (SPA Bhopal) is a higher education institute in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India, specializing education and research in the field of urban planning and architecture. It is one of the three School of Planning and Architecture (SPAs) established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India in 2008 as an autonomous institute and a fully Centrally Funded Technical Institution (CFTI). It forms a part of the league along with the other two SPAs: SPA Vijaywada and SPA Delhi.


Admissions to the under graduate programme is through the JEE (B.Arch) conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), India. Foreign nationals, Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) and persons of Indian origin (PIOs) candidates are eligible to apply and should have qualifications from the foreign boards/universities recognised as equivalent by the Association of Indian Universities(AIU) to be shortlisted for further evaluations.

For the postgraduate and doctoral admissions SPA Bhopal has its own entrance system, including a spot test and interview[1]

The Institute conducts educational programmes leading to the degree of Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch.), Bachelor of Planning (B. Plan.) Master of Architecture (M. Arch.), Master of Planning (M. Plan) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) in the following areas:

Degree Content
Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) Architectural Design, Building Construction, History, Services, Graphics etc.
Bachelor of Planning (B.Plan) Settlement Design at different levels, Transportation Design, Social Sciences, Legislation and policies, etc.
Master of Architecture (M. Arch) Conservation Architecture
Master of Architecture (M.U.D) Urban Design.
Master of Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.) Landscape Architecture
Master of Planning (M. Plan) Environmental Planning
Master of Planning (M. Plan) Urban and Regional Planning
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) Interdisciplinary areas of Architecture, Planning and Design.


The institute's new campus is located at Bhauri, though it is still under construction. institute has completely shifted from MANIT campus to Bhauri in the first week of January 2015.

The proposed Amenity Centre Building currently functions as the Academic Unit of the Campus. It houses both the departments and programmes. With this there are two hostels for boys and one for the girls within the campus. Some of the members from the academic and administrative staff resides in the campus. The hostels have lift facility and also the hostels are neatly maintained. The college have bus facility also.


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