The School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal (SPA Bhopal) was established in 2008 by the Ministry of HRD and it provides UG, PG as well as Doctorate course in the field of architecture. The college is a fully centrally funded technical institution (CFTI). The courses offered by the university include B.Arch, B.Plan, M.Arch, M.Des, to name a few. Admission to the UG courses is made through the JEE (B.Arch) and similarly, admission to the PG courses is made through the JET entrance examination. For M.Arch and M.Plan courses, admission is made depending on the candidate's score in GATE, and for M.Des aspirants, admission is made through the CEED entrance examination. Finally, the university conducts an entrance exam followed by an interview for candidates planning to apply for the Ph.D. programs.
The college has a 75-acre campus located in Bhopal and provides its students with all the required facilities and amenities. Admission to foreign candidates is made via qualifications from different boards and universities, which are recognized by the AIU.
Tabulated below are the admission highlights and other important details of this institute:
|Name of the Institute||SPA Bhopal|
|Established I Institute Type||2008 I Public|
|Location||Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh|
|Campus area||75 acres|
|Accepted Exams||IIT-JEE Mains|
|Basic Admission Criteria||Entrance-based|
|Application Mode||Online and offline|
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The institute offers several UG, PG, and Doctorate programs under the field of architecture to eligible candidates. Tabulated below are the course details of all the programs offered along with their essential eligibility criteria and selection criteria:
|Course Name||Specialization||Duration||Basic Eligibility Criteria||Selection Criteria|
|B.Arch.||-||5 years||Passing 10+2 examinations with a minimum of 75% with PCM||JEE Mains|
|M.Arch||Urban Design||2 years||55% in B.Arch./B.Plan from the recognized university with 1-year experience||60% Seats of Postgraduate programs shall be filled through CCMT & 40% directly through admission test conducted by the institute|
|M.Des||Visual Communication and Product Design||Bachelor's degree from a recognized university||Admission Test|
|M.Plan||Urban and Regional Planning||55% in B.Arch./B.Plan from the recognized university with one year experience||60% Seats of Postgraduate programs shall be filled through CCMT & 40% directly through admission test conducted by the institute|
|Transport Planning and Logistics Management|
|Ph.D||-||3 years||A minimum of 60% in Master's degree in planning or Architecture / Technology/design or a minimum of 55% in B.Arch. / B.Plan with at least five years of experience (55% for SC/ST)||Based on an Entrance Exam followed by an interview conducted by the university|
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Admission to the UG courses is made through the JOSAA. The application procedure for the UG programs is done offline, and the candidates have to take the application forms from the college itself.
The registration process for the PG, as well as the Ph.D. programs, is done online. The candidates must abide by the given instructions mentioned while duly filling the application form -
For payment of the application fee, the candidates need to go to the SBI payments portal and choose the required program.
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Listed below is the placement scenario at SPA Bhopal:
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SPA Bhopal offers scholarships to the needy and meritorious students under the following categories:
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Here are some of the many facilities provided by this institute:
One of the key strengths of this college is its excellent teaching faculty. Most of the students are very satisfied with the teaching level, and the institute also ranked #1 in the NIRF 2018 rankings under the teaching category. The College has approximately 62 faculty members at the positions of head of department, associate professor and assistant professor. Apart from this the college also has visiting faculty and contractual faculty.
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