School of Architecture & Town Planning

The School of Architecture and Planning (SAP) at Sister Nivedita University (SNU) is launching its inaugural program of Bachelors in Architecture (B. Arch) from the current session 2020 – 2021.

Once approved by the Council of Architecture, this five year degree course (B. Arch) will impart critical, essential and practical knowledge to its students for architectural design and planning excellence.

The course combines Theory + Practice.

The course critically studies and examines subjects ranging from architectural design studios, to architectural history and cultural studies, ergonomics to building structures & construction technologies, computer graphics to environmental studies & climatology and much more.

The course practices the following methodology or pedagogy that provides an active interactive learning environment for the students to develop their critical thinking and foster their creative design skills and expressions.

  • Interactive and graphically Interpreted Design Studios
  • Audio visual lecture sessions and presentations
  • Library Studies, Interviews and Research
  • Hands On Model making and skills development module workshops
  • Visits to construction sites
  • Training and Placement with an architectural firm for six months
  • Educational Tours to critically observe architectural buildings, crafts and places
  • Photography and Sketching
  • Conferences, Seminars & Workshops to be in sync with contemporary issues, innovative practices and solutions

We invite students who are interested in architecture and spaces and who have cleared or will clear National Aptitude Test of Architecture (NATA) or JEE Mains Part II either of which is mandatory with requisite qualifications of PCM in their 10+2 or 10+3 examinations to join B.Arch course this session; and be a part of your evolving department of architecture and a trustee of an architectural school of excellence in future.

Led by eminent conservation architect Manish Chakraborti and a network of allied professionals and faculty, we are significantly expanding our infrastructure & facilities into an iconic university campus. SAP plans to introduce programs, within a short timeline, on urban planning, heritage conservation and urban design among others and evolve into an architectural school of excellence in eastern India.

Sister Nivedita University School of  Architecture and Town Planning
Announcement for architecture eligibility and nata

In view of the ongoing covid19 pandemic and the partial cancellation of class XII exams by several boards across the country, the Ministry of Education on the recommendations of the Council of Architecture has decided to relax the eligibility for admission to B.Arch course for 2020-21.

Now, candidates who have passed the 10+2 scheme of examination with PCM subjects or 10+3 diploma with mathematics shall be eligible for admission to the first year of B.Arch course for 2020-21.

The candidates should have qualified an aptitude test in architecture, i.e. NATA or JEE for admission to the B.Arch course.

I wish all the best to the candidates seeking admission to the course.

Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
Hon. Minister MHRD (Minister of Education)

Courses Years Semester Eligibility Criteria Marks Required
B.Arch 5 10 Passed/Appeared in 10 + 2 (Stream: Science) 50%
B.Plan 4 8 Passed/Appeared in 10 + 2 (Stream: Science): Maths Compulsary 50%

B.Arch(JU), Master in City Planning (IIT), Master in Conservation(York,UK) Registered with CoA I Member IIA and ITPI

Professor and Head

School of Architecture and Planning, Sister Nivedita University, Kolkata

CHAKRABORTI Manish is a architect, urban planner, Professor in Architecture and is one of the leading conservation architect whose works has been widely published in the national and international journals and media. He has authored various books on architecture and conservation, guided students thesis, a guest columnist, a visiting faculty to schools of architecture in India and former Associate Professor at Amity School of Architecture, Kolkata.

He has a graduation in Architecture from Jadavpur University, and Masters in Urban Planning from Indian Institute of Technology and Conservation from University of York in the UK. He has been awarded Fellowships from Charles Wallace Trust, Indian Foundation for the Arts, (IFA) Bangalore, Geothe Institute, Germany, Cultural Trade Delegation of Italian Government and Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands wherein he undertook intensive training and delivered lectures in conservation planning, strategies and techniques.

Member of professional bodies like Indian Institute of Architects, Indian Town Planning Institute, International Council of Monuments and Sites and an invited member of the Heritage Committee of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation, he has been a consultant to World Monuments Fund, National Museum of Denmark, Asian Development Bank, Department of Culture, Government of Rajasthan, INTACH, and Archaeological Survey of India.

He is the recipient of the Unesco Asia Pacific Heritage Award of Distinction 2016 for the Conservation of St Olav Church amongst 40 entries from Asia Pacific region for bench marking conservation practice in India and the region. He was been conferred with Society Interiors Honours Award in 2017 for two decades of architecture conservation advice and practice in India.

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B.Arch (JU), Masters in City Planning (IIT) Registered with CoA I Member IIA and ITPI

Assistant Professor

School of Architecture and Planning, Sister Nivedita University, Kolkata

SHEE IPSITA is an architect, urban planner, consultant in Development sector and Assistant Professor in Architecture.

She has a graduation degree with honours in Architecture from Jadavpur University, and a Masters degree in Urban Planning from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur. She is registered as an Architect with the Council of Architecture (CoA) and is a lifetime member of the Institute of Town Planners, India (ITPI) and the Indian Institute of Architects (IIA).

She has been associated as a faculty in Architecture with Amity University, Noida, consulting in architecture and planning with IL&FS Kolkata and IPE Global, New Delhi as part of her professional engagements for over 6 years. She has on-the-ground experience of working with various Municipal Agencies & State Governments of West Bengal, Odisha, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh of India.

Ipsita is well versed with research methodologies and has authored several articles, papers, and publications.

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B.Arch (JU), M.Arch (CEPT University, Ahemdabad) Registered with CoA

Assistant Professor

School of Architecture and Planning, Sister Nivedita University, Kolkata

GAURAV BANERJEE has completed his B.Arch from Jadavpur University and M.Arch from CEPT University, Ahmedabad.

Gaurav has worked as an architect, in Ahmedabad and Kolkata, between 2012 and 2020. He has been a teaching assistant and instructed courses at CEPT University in 2015. He has a keen interest in understanding the impact of contemporary urban transformation on the historic settings of Indian cities. He has six years of professional experience, on varied types and scales of architecture, interior and landscape projects.

His intent is to incorporate a pedagogy, focused on learning the architectural profession through critical exploration of architectural history and theory.

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