Department of Architecture

ABOUT OUR DEPARTMENT

The Department was established in 1986, was the first institute in Punjab to start the five years integrated B.Arch. Degree course. Department of Architecture is the oldest & premier institute in the region. Over the years, the department has evolved into a leading institution in the region by virtue of having excellent human resources as well as technical infrastructure. 

INFRASTRUCTURE FACILITIES

The department is equipped with state of the art laboratories such as updated Computer labs - latest CADD software, Arts and Graphics Lab, Surveying lab, Building Material Testing Lab, Material Museum and Library. Independent departmental building measuring 3000 sq. meter area along with common facilities like Auditorium, Seminar halls, guest house and world class sports infrastructure at university level.

THRUST AREA

The department has also leapfrogged in the areas of research and consultancy in the last few years by securing research projects and providing architectural consultancy to State Govt. and the parent institution for various projects. The mission of the department is to develop a holistic vision of the students towards various issues of physical environment by evolving an integrated design approach incorporating the understanding of different disciplines that come together in conceptualization of  creative ideas.  The department has also initiated two years full time Master in Architecture (M.Arch.) programme in 2011 with specialization in Urban Design.. From time to time, the syllabi and scheme of B.Arch. course is exhaustively reviewed and revised in the light of national/international architectural needs. From time to time, the syllabi and scheme of courses are exhaustively reviewed and revised in the light of national/international architectural needs.

The department has also leapfrogged in the areas of research and consultancy in last few years by securing research projects and providing architectural consultancy to State Govt. and institutions for various projects. The mission of the department is to develop a holistic vision of the students towards various issues of physical environment by evolving an integrated design approach incorporating understanding of different disciplines that come together in conceptualization of a creative idea.

 

COURSES OFFERED AND INTAKE

Course Detail :  B.Arch.

Cousre

Duraiton
(Year)

System

Total Seates

RESERVED CATEGORIES

SC/ST

BC

RA

OTHERS

B.Arch.

5

Semester

80

20

4

6

10

Eligibility
  1. 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized Board with Mathematics as a subject of studies by securing 50% marks in aggtregate. OR
    10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognized by Central/State Governments with 50% marks in aggregate. OR
    Internal Baccalaureate Diploma after 10 years of Schooling with not less than 50% marks in aggregate and with Matehmatics as compulsory subject of examination.
  2. Admission to B.Arch degree course shall be subject to passing of National Aptitute Test in Architecture (NATA) conducted by the Council of Architecture.
  3. Admission shall be based on the valid NATA score and marks secured in qualifying examination in the ratio of 50:50.

 

Course Detail :  M.Arch. (Urban Design)

 

Cousre

Duraiton
(Year)

System

Total Seates

RESERVED CATEGORIES

SC/ST

BC

RA

OTHERS

M.Arch.

2

Semester

30

7

2

2

4

Eligibility
  1. Bachelor of Architecture with at least 50% marks in aggregate.
  2. Any other examination recognized equivalent thereto.

 Mode of Admission
            Admission will be based on merit of the candidate in the qualifying examination.

Projects Undertaken by the Faculty
  

  • General Sham Singh Attariwala Memorial Gate Enroute to Wagha Border, G.T. Road, Amritsar (Project Cost Rs. 3.00 crore)
  • Electronics Block, GNDU Campus, Amritsar
  • Working Women Hostel, GNDU Campus, Amritsar
  • University Shopping Complex, GNDU Campus, Amritsar
  • Recreational and Commercial Development at Harike, Distt. Amritsar
  • Bus Stand at Talwandi Sabo
  • Revival and Restoration of Ram Bagh Gardens, Amritsar
  • Open Air Theatre
  • Parking at GNDU Campus, Amritsar
  • Dept. of Architecture, GNDU Campus, Amritsar
  • Department of Social Sciences, GNDU Campus, Amritsar
  • Detail Project Reports of Construction, Widening and Improvement of Roadsfor Municipal Corporation Amritsar (MCA).

Details of the Ongoing Research Projects

S.No

Name of the Investigator

Title of the Project and Duration

Amount Sanctioned

Funding Agency

1

Karamjit Singh Chahal

Sikh Architecture: The perception of Space in Architecture and Philosophy (2008-2011)

6.32 Lacs

UGC

2

Dr. Sandeep Dua

Analytical approach towards integration of urban form and architecture through proportional harmonies (2009-2012)

3.50 Lacs

AICTE

Special Features

            The Department is well equipped with all the modern teaching facilites lika a Computer Lab, Printing Lab, Audio Visual  Section, Building Material Testing Lab, Workshop and Surveying Lab.

Faculty:

.  We have well qualified faculty members with Master degree level specialization  in diverse fields such as urban design, urban planning, construction Management and housing etc. Our teachers actively participating in various state and national seminars and always eager for personal counseling of the students even on holidays also.  Our teachers actively participating in various state and national seminars/refresher courses in accordance with the present need.   A brief profile of our faculty members is as under:

Dr.  Paramjit Singh Mahoora

Qualification B.Arch., A.I.I.A

Designation Professor
Area of Specialization Architecture
Area of Interest Architecture
Email Address  psmahoora@yahoo.com
Contact Numbers +919814219441, +911835020581(R), +911835020411(O)

Dr. Sarbjot Singh Behl

Qualification M.Arch. (UD)

Designation Professor & Dean Faculy of Physical Planning & Architecture
Area of Specialization Urban Design
Area of Interest Urban Environment
No. of Publications 20
Email Address sarbjotbehl@yahoo.com
Contact Numbers

+91-98145-93699

Karamjit  Singh Chahal

Qualification B.Arch, M.E. (Const Tech. & Mgt)

Designation Associate Professor
Area of Specialization Sikh  Architecture 
Area of Interest

Sikh Architecture,

Construction Management
No. of Publications 28
Email Address kschahal@rediffmail.com 
Contact Numbers

9417107403

Dr. Sandeep Dua

Qualification B.Arch., PG Diploma (UD) (CEPT) Ph.D(Architecture) I.I.T(Roorkee)

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Designation Associate Professor & Head
Area of Specialization Architecture and Urban Design
Area of Interest
- Mathematics in Architecture & Urban Form
- History and Theory of Architecture and Urban Design
No. of Publications 17
Email Address duasandeep18@rediffmail.com
Contact Numbers (0183)258802-09,  Extn 3402

Meenakshi

Qualification M.Tech.(UD)

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Designation Associate Professor
Area of Specialization Architecture & Urban Planning
Area of Interest Sustainability Concerns in Architecture & Planning
No. of Publications 15
Email Address meenakshi_gndu@yahoo.com
Contact Numbers

+91-98552-88667

Ranbir Kaur

Qualification B.Arch., PGD Planning (Housing)

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Designation Assistant Professor
Area of Specialization Housing
Area of Interest Housing for Poor, Low Cost Housing, Sustainable Technology, Landscaping.
No. of Publications -
Email Address ranbiranup@yahoo.co.in
Contact Numbers 9417502001, (0183) 2255255

Pinto Emerson

Qualification B.Arch., M.E(Const. Mgt)

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Designation Assistant Professor
Area of Specialization

Architecture

Area of Interest

Architecture

No. of Publications

 12

Email Address pin_arch@yahoo.co.in
Contact Numbers

94637-26985

Renu Mehta

Qualification B.Arch., M.Tech (Urban Planning)

Designation

Assistant Professor

Area of Specialization

Urban Planning

Area of Interest

Housing 

No. of Publications

-

Email Address

arrenumehta@rediffmail.com

Contact Numbers

9855244241

Pankaj Chhabra

Qualification

B.Arch. (Hons), M.Tech(Urban Planning)

Designation

Sr. Assistant Professor

Area of Specialization

Modern Architecture

Area of Interest

Sustainable Architecture

No. of Publications

Eleven

Email Address

ar.pankajchhabra@gmail.com

Contact Numbers

9501333455

Harvinder Kaur

Qualification

B. Arch.

Designation

Assistant Professor

Area of Specialization

Hospital Architecture

Area of Interest

Hospital Architecture

No. of Publications

08

Email Address

harvinder_k_gndu@yahoo.co.in

Contact Numbers 9855822337

Nitin Batra

Qualification

M.E. (Const. Mgt)

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Designation

Assistant Professor

Area of Specialization

Building Science & Construction
Management

Area of Interest

Management

Email Address apcconsultants1@rediffmail.com
Contact Numbers +91-98142-38283

Rawal Singh Aulakh

Qualification

B.Arch., M.Tech. (Planning)

Designation

Assistant Professor

Area of Specialization

Urban Planning

Area of Interest

Architecture

No. of Publications

 04

Email Address

rawalsinghaulakh@rediffmail.com

Contact Numbers

9501032589




   
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