School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal was established in 2008.
Its managed by Government of India as an Institute of National.
The school is committed to produce best architects and planners of the nation to take up the challenges of physical and socio- environmental development of global standards.
This will be developed as 'University of imagination', where a sense of enquiry will prevail amongst all stake holders- students, researchers, professors and society at large.
School of Planning and Architecture will strive for social sustenance through universal design, cultural sustenance through conservation and environmental sustenance through the discipline of architecture, planning and design.
The main aim of the school is to create SPA as a centre of excellence for imparting quality education at undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral and post-doctoral levels in planning and architecture.
To create national level research and development centre with special emphasis on research and consultancy work in the field of planning and architecture, to create national level data base centre and decision support centre for the preparation and implementation of settlement and habitat development programs for the government, to create the nodal centre for mentoring other architecture and spatial planning institutions in the respective regions.
To create a cadre of high caliber faculty members who will be devoted to teaching, research and consultancy in all disciplines that deal with planning architecture and to be socially responsible institution providing research feedback to the government for physical development of human settlements.
School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal as 'Institute of National Importance', it needs a large sprawling campus within the natural surroundings of flora and fauna. It aims to have an integrated campus in the educational hub of village Bhauri.
Government has earmarked 30 hectares of land near village Bhauri, Indore bypass, Bhopal.
The master plan for the proposed campus is being finalized and with the ongoing infrastructure development on site the institute aims to shift in the new campus within two years.