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Architectural Conservation (SPAD)

Duration - Two Years

Semesters - Four

Eligibility: For applying to the M.Arch program, candidates must have secured a minimum of 55% aggregate marks in B.Arch examinations. A 5% concession to the SC/ST/OBC candidates is provided.

Student Intake: 19

Objective - Architectural Conservation is a specialization in Architecture that addresses crucial issues confronting our built heritage resources, comprising of historic buildings, groups of buildings, historic areas, heritage cities, and cultural landscapes, in a comprehensive manner. The Academic course contents are structured in five modules to encompass the Conservation philosophy, Conservation principles and practices, Conservation science techniques and technology, Conservation management, and Conservation studio. Particular emphasis is placed on planning for historic cities and the regeneration of historic core areas and traditional housing. In addition, there is a focus on appropriate modification and adaptive reuse, and contextual design of infill buildings and new architecture in historic areas. Technical aspects, supported by a Conservation Laboratory, include an understanding of traditional building materials, innovative techniques for structural stabilization and retrofitting maintenance, and up-gradation of historic structures.

Selection Criteria: A cumulative score obtained in the areas mentioned below are used to draw up a merit list, based on which candidates will be granted admission into the PG courses:

  • Performance in the qualifying examination
  • Portfolio of work
  • Statement of purpose
  • Work Experience