SPA, New Delhi
COLLEGES FOR ARCHITECTURE?
The college management is good.Many people don't like that the college is so far from the city,but that's the case with many colleges that have big campuses.
FEE STRUCTURE AND FACILITIES
The fee structure is feasible, you can pay thru all modes (internet banking,cheque,upi apps,DD,If you want to pay thru cash you can do so via canara bank affiliated with the college).No additional fees required for admission, the college gives a full break down of fee.
Generally speaking there is no placement for architecture in most colleges, you are supposed to do a mandatory internship in your 4th year as a part of the curriculum, for which the college helps us in making the portifolio.
You have to write Jee mains paper-2 for admission into architecture for nits or top government colleges,based on your rank your college gets allotted a seat.SPA's are considered one of the best colleges for architecture.The admission process is similar to all colleges certificate verification,fee payment,registration.
Truly one of the best hostel rooms very spacious, two people have to share one room,the room comes with a balcony which is shared between two rooms.There are enough rooms, its mandatory to stay in the hostel.
Currently there is no alumni, you only have contact with seniors you met in college who passed out.We are talking to the management about a alumni program as it would be very beneficial for learning about their experience in the field.
There are around 40 faculty members in our college.The average age of the lecturers is 30-60 years.As I mentioned above real architects teach the course, the minimum qualification is masters degree although most of them hold doctorate in their chosen course
The campus is outside the city, but everything is provided in the campus, if you want to go to the city,college has bus facility.On average there are equal number of male and female students.There is no gender bias in the college.It is a all India college there are students from all over India.The college has clubs which are pretty active (Dance,music,literature,etc), we have sports.
COURSE CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
Unlike other courses architecture is taught by actual architects,so your are taught by people who actually work in the field.As for placements all architecture students are supposed to do a mandatory internship in 4th year.You have study tours and site visits every semester.
We have inter SPA's which is between the three school of planning and architecture in India,this fest is in two parts sports and cultural. We also have our own college fest SYNERGY for which we invite local colleges.All students of the college are allowed to participate in them.
LOAN/ SCHOLARSHIP PROVISIONS
College does provide scholarship for top merit students of the class and your parents annual income is checked.