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Inception and Evolution: One of the pioneering Architecture Departments in India, the Department of Architecture, IIT Kharagpur, was conceived for ensuring a holistic integration of the development of science and technology with the normative and cultural dimensions of human society. The first of its kind in the IIT system, the department started its journey in 1952 with the undergraduate course i ... Read More

Inception and Evolution: One of the pioneering Architecture Departments in India, the Department of Architecture, IIT Kharagpur, was conceived for ensuring a holistic integration of the development of science and technology with the normative and cultural dimensions of human society. The first of its kind in the IIT system, the department started its journey in 1952 with the undergraduate course in architecture. In 1959, the first postgraduate course in planning was introduced by the Department, and the first doctoral degree was awarded in 1970. This department is now well recognized for its contribution in both undergraduate and post-graduate teaching, research projects in varied domains and professional involvements in the form of consultancies and sponsored researches. Strengths: - Blend of modern building science & technology, with Indian vernacular & traditional concepts. - Active role in capacity building of other institutes in the form of training programmes. - Active participation in architectural & planning consultancy. - Societal programmes for employment generation and self-reliance. - Blend of modern building science & technology, with Indian Vision: Keeping with needs and demands of the present time, our department is now geared up towards spreading its wings in the form of international collaboration and interdisciplinary specializations. Collaborative research with leading institutes, international fellowships for joint research, internship opportunities in leading firms of the country and abroad, International Summer Winter School, mega projects which are essentially interdisciplinary in nature, micro specializations, hosting visiting scholars of national and international repute, workshops by leading professionals, are keys to our present endeavour. Read less

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Prof. Tarak Nath Mazumder

Head of the Department

hod@arp.iitkgp.ac.in

+91-3222-82246   |   +91-3222-88034

Amid the largest campus and among the most number of departments in all IITs, Architecture and Regional Planning at Kharagpur is perhaps the most unique department that blends science and art to perfection and deals with human technology. Here we conceive architecture and planning both as a discipline as well as a profession. Our courses are struct ... Read More

Amid the largest campus and among the most number of departments in all IITs, Architecture and Regional Planning at Kharagpur is perhaps the most unique department that blends science and art to perfection and deals with human technology. Here we conceive architecture and planning both as a discipline as well as a profession. Our courses are structured in a way that enhances the teaching-learning experience, giving the students in-depth technical know how, exposure to state of the art laboratories and freedom to apply their creative minds to the hilt. We also draw our strength from the sister departments and faculty members of mechanical, civil, electrical engineering, humanities and social sciences among others. They are an integral part of our family.  Read less

Google Online Marketing Challenge 2014 1st in India 2nd in Asia-Pacific 13th World-wide Winners: Arnab Kumar Mahanty, Kartikeya Pathak, Mohamad Meraj Shaikh, Shahir Aziz

Hult Prize 2015 San Francisco Regional Finalists: Abhimanyu Abrol, Pooja Rai, Vishesh Gupta,

Uttam C. Jain (2010), Architect-Planner, Partner, UCJ Architecture & Planners

Ranbir Singh Gupta (2010), Chairman, SIGMA7 Design Group Inc.

Raghavendra Coimbatore Narayana Rao (2011), Architect, Partner, CRN Architects & Engineers

Biswapriya Sanyal (2011), Ford International Professor of Urban Development and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jayanta Chatterjee (2013), Former Dean, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, University of Cincinnati, Ohio

Transparence 2013 First Runners-Up: Anshul Deshmukh, Nikhil Bapna & Subham Malpani

NIRF Ranking 1 - adjudged as TOP ARCHITECTURAL SCHOOL in the country by Government of India (2018 - 19)

Zonasa 2014 Overall: 2nd Runner-up Landscape design: Winner Pixel (Photography) contest: Winner Reubens trophy : 1st Runner-up Main design 1 : 2nd Runner-up Archumen (East Zone) : 1st & 2nd Runner-up

Transparence, Eastern Region Finals, 2014 Winners: Nishant Nain, Ankita Diwan, Suneet Jagdev

The Department has worldclass collaboration with the Ivyleague foundation universities like Columbia University on PROJECT Varanasi; with MIT, Cambridge on PROJECT Santiniketan; and expected Advanced GIS Lab studios with GeorgiaTech Atlanta (2018-19)

INSDAG National Competition for Students for Best Innovative Use of Steel 2014 Winners : Abhishek Ramanathan, Deepnath Majumder, Mohamad Shahrukh Shaikh, Sweeya Tangudu

NASA 2015, Nari Gandhi Trophy (Analysis) Special Mention

Schneider Electric Go Green in the City 2015, International Winner: Mohamad Meraj Shaikh

Certificate of Merit for Best Urban Planning Thesis in India, 2004 Swati Dutta

Certificate of Merit for Best Urban Planning Thesis in India, 2005 Ramprasath

Gold Medal for Best Urban Planning Thesis in India, 2010 Sukanya Mishra

Illustrious Alumnus Mr.Ambarish Mukherjee Senior Planner, The State of California, USA andDr. Monobina Mukherjee Senior WaterResor Analyst and Natural Resources Economist at a Water Utility Agency in California on 15th March 2018 delivered lecture

  • Advanced Transportation & Simulation Lab
  • Advanced Transportation Lab
  • Ai And Human-Building Interaction
  • Arp Office
  • Audio Visual Facilities & Photographic Lab
  • Building Science Laboratory
  • Building Science Laboratory
  • Built Form Simulation Laboratory
  • Computer
  • Computer & Informatics Lab
  • Computer Lab 1
  • Departmental Library
  • Digital Fabrication And Twinning Laboratory
  • Digital Lab For Iconographic Research
  • Digital Twinning And Fabrication Lab
  • Environment Lab
  • Geoinformatics Lab
  • Graphics & Visual Communication Lab
  • Hbi-Ai Laboratory
  • Material Testing Lab
  • Modelling Workshop
  • Pg (M,Arch) Studio
  • Smart Water Research Laboratory
  • Store Of Arp
  • Urban Informatics Lab