INDIA'S MOST PREMIUM SCHOOL OF PLANNING
Its a libral University where the students are cared about most.
FEE STRUCTURE AND FACILITIES
The fees are bit expensive it was a trade of which university made for the diverse students which they can intake. But university itself provide scholarship of two types Merit based and Means based for the economical weaker background students. The University has uploaded past 8 years of Audited balance sheet. Which is on public domain.
The University has its Placement committee. As of the placement depends upon the department as faculty of planning has 5 departed, namely Urban planning, urban design, urban infrastructure, urban housing, urban transport planning. The most companies prefer planner. May it be infrastructure or housing or transport. The University has the common CV template for the students. 70% is the students placed per department.
Urban design deals with People. Where spaces are part of common mans everyday use. The University was founded by the Pritzker Prize 2018 winner B. V. Doshi, and is top school of planning in India. The admission to the university is purely merit based. 1st we have to apply for the Course and with required documents and fulfilling prerequisite for the course. Then the university scrutiny the application. Once we get selected then the second stage is interview. And then the merit list.
Yes I have opted for Hostel. Hostel seats are limited but most of the students who opt for hostel get them. For 6 months hostel fees is 13000/- hostel is well maintained every day. The cleal toilet, good housekeeping staff.
Yes, the University has a website dedicated for the alumni network. Where job opening and other events are available. Senior have more interaction with junior through various event the student council conducts.
Being in at post graduate level the lectures are qualitative than the quantitative. The faculty is mostly PhD holders for theory clases. And with minimum experience of 5 years of professional practice. There is one faculty per 12 students. And a program chair who look up to whole batch. With a teaching assistant for the help to the faculty.
Gender ration M:F is. 30:70. The University has its own workshop, printing shop, stationery shop etc. The most diverse students I have seen in a university as the students are from all over India not just Ahmedabad, economic status of the students is majority is middle class. Uper middle class.
COURSE CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
The course curriculum is specific to Indian Site/ projects. And makes us ready for the professional work. The exam structure is more of understanding the concept. So mostly we have open book exams. And assignment. Jury reviews are the final output we make. And then the portfolio submission of the studio work. The course in its initial stages of semester is purely research based.
Each festival is celebrated in the university may it be Ganesh Chaturthi or Onam, or pongal, Greatly celebrate the Navratri. The Navratri is most attractive festival in City Of Ahmedabad. Known ad CEPT GARBA. But only for students alumni and students form particular Institute like IIM-A, NID, Nirma University etc.
LOAN/ SCHOLARSHIP PROVISIONS
Yes, university offers two types of scholarship and a student assistant support to students who do not get scholarship. Eligibility criteria for merit based scholarship is the are top 2 in the merit list and for the means based scholarship the family income should be less than 10 lakh. No I have not opted for any scholarships. Neither any loan.