School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada Quick Updates

June 11: School of Planning and Architecture Vijayawada has been ranked #9 by NIRF 2020, under Architecture Category.

School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada, was first established on the 7th of July 2008, and ten years later, it shifted its activities to a permanent campus. Also known as SPAV, it obtained the 9th position among the top architectural colleges in India by NIRF and India Today respectively.

Sprawled across an area of 9.66 acres, the institution offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctorate programs in Architecture and Planning. The admission procedure is based on merit in the previous qualifying examinations and entrance tests. In addition, written tests, viva voce, as well as personal interviews are also conducted. The application forms are available to print on the official website. Once filled in, it needs to be delivered to the college authorities via post or courier.

School of Planning and Architecture Vijayawada Highlights

Established in | Institute Type 2008 | Public (Autonomous)
Established by MHRD, Government of India
Courses Offered B Arch, B Plan, M Arch, M Plan, MBEM, Ph.D.
Admission Procedure Merit in previous qualifying examinations, entrance tests
Application Mode Online (to be submitted via post)
Facilities Library, Hostel, Computer Lab, Computer Centre, Healthcare Centre, Sports and Recreation, Guest House
Campus Area 9.66 acres
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School of Planning and Architecture Vijayawada Courses

SPAV offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctorate courses in Architecture and Planning. Tabulated below are the details of each.

Courses Specializations Details
B.Arch. Architecture Eligibility: Intermediate graduate with at least 75%
Selection Criteria: CSAB, JoSAA
Duration: 5 years
B.Plan. Planning Eligibility: Intermediate graduate with at least 75%
Selection Criteria: CSAB, JoSAA
Duration: 4 years
M.Arch. Sustainable Architecture Eligibility: B.Arch. with a CGPA of at least 6.5 or 60% in aggregate
Selection Criteria: CCMT, written test, interview
Duration: 2 years
Landscape Architecture
Architectural Conservation
MBEM Building Engineering and Management 
M Plan Environmental Planning and Management
Urban and Regional Planning
Ph.D. Architecture Eligibility: M Arch/M.Tech CGPA of 6.5 or 60%
Selection Criteria: GATE/CSIR NET/UGC NET/ICMR
Duration: 3 years

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School of Planning and Architecture Vijayawada Admission

The admission procedure in SPAV is based on entrance examinations followed by counseling and in some cases, personal interviews and viva voce.

How to Apply?

Listed below are the steps that the aspirant should follow for applying to SPAV:

  • Apply to a maximum of three courses in the same application form
  • Download the application form from the official website and fill in the relevant details as accurately as possible.
  • Attach required documents and attest them accordingly
  • Pay the specified fee and get a printout of the online fee receipt
  • Send the application form, documents, and the fee receipt via post or courier to the School

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School of Planning and Architecture Vijayawada Placement

SPAV provides its students with ample recruitment training which includes research collaborations, field visits, exposure programs, study tours, workshops, as well as in-house seminars. A few of the notable companies that have bagged eligible candidates from this institution are Deloitte, Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority, IBI Group, Cushman and Wakefield, World Resources Institution, National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, City and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra, Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Limited, and Space Matrix.

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School of Planning and Architecture Vijayawada Scholarship

SPAV announces various scholarships from time to time. For 2020 the Japanese MEXT scholarship was announced for Research students. Apart from overseas scholarships, government scholarships are available for the students to take benefit of. The government announces merit-based scholarships for top-ranking students. There are scholarships for reservation category students as well. Students scoring well in the GATE entrance exam can also apply for GATE Scholarship.

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School of Planning and Architecture Vijayawada Facilities

SPAV provides the following facilities to provide the students with a convenient campus life:

  • Central Library: SPAV has a library that comprises over 6000 books, eBooks, and journals, and more than 4000 online resources.
  • Computer Centre: SPAV’s computer center has a stable LAN connection that caters to over 900 users at a time.
  • Computer Lab: With over 60 high-end workstations, the computer lab at SPAV houses the latest software.
  • Healthcare Center: It provides emergency first-aid to students and staff members
  • Guest House: SPAV provides a guest house for its alumni, parents, or guardians of the students, and industry experts.
  • Hostel: SPAV provides separate hostels for boys and girls. While the capacity of the former is about 400, the latter can accommodate about 200 students.
  • Sports and Recreation: SPAV has provisions for various games like badminton, basketball, football, kabaddi, as well as races.

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School of Planning and Architecture Vijayawada Faculty

SPAV has a faculty team of over 39 members. The team is composed of a Director, 4 professors, 7 associate professors, 27 assistant professors, and 2 heads of the respective departments. 14 members have acquired Ph.D. degrees in relevant disciplines. The team guides the students and strives to lead them to a bright future.

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School of Planning and Architecture Vijayawada FAQs

Ques. What are the specializations provided under the postgraduate degree?

Ans. SPAV provides the following specializations under its postgraduate program. They are Sustainable Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Architectural Conservation, Building Engineering and Management, Environmental Planning and Management, and Urban and Regional Planning.

Ques. Are there hostel facilities in the institution?

Ans. Yes. SPAV provides separate hostel facilities for boys and girls. While the former has a capacity of around 400, the latter can accommodate about 200 students.

Ques. What is the duration of the undergraduate programs?

Ans. The undergraduate program under Architecture is a course of 5 years and has 10 semesters. The Bachelor of Planning program is a course of 4 years with 8 semesters.

Ques. What is the eligibility criterion for the Ph.D. programs?

Ans. In order to be eligible for the Ph.D. programs in SPAV, the candidate must pass the M Arch/ M Tech examinations with a CGPA of at least 6.5 or 60% in aggregate, for Open/ OBC candidates. The score obtained should be at least 6.0 CGPA or 55% in aggregate for SC/ ST students. In addition, the selection criteria include the score and subsequent rank obtained in GATE/ CSIR NET/ UGC NET/ ICMR/ JRF, written test, and viva voce.

Ques. Are there any scholarship facilities?

Ans. SPAV does not have its own scholarship facilities. However, students are eligible for the scholarship programs organized by the state and central governments.