Type of College


Accreditation & Recognition





Deemed University

About School of Planning and Architecture Delhi

School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi, commonly known as SPA Delhi, was established in 1941.

It is co-educational public school, providing a regular course in the field of higher education for the deserving candidates.

School At A Glance:

Since its inception, the school was started as the Department of Architecture of the Delhi College of Engineering now the Delhi Technology University (DTU).

It was later affiliated to the University of Delhi, New Delhi and integrated with the School of Town and Country Planning which was established in 1955 by the Government of India to provide facilities for rural, urban and regional planning.

In 1959, the school was renamed as School of Planning and Architecture and conferred the status of "Deemed University" from the Government of India through the then Ministry of Education and Culture.

With this new status, the school had broadened its horizon by introducing new academic and extension programmes and promoting research and consultancy activities. It was recognized as "Institute of National Importance (INI)" under an Act of Parliament in 2015.

In 2008, Government of India established two more SPA's, namely SPA Bhopal and SPA Vijayawada. Later in 2014, Lok Sabha has passed a bill to make all the three SPA's "Centre of Excellence" on the pattern of IITs and IIMs. Therefore, now it is a college of national importance.

At present, the school offers planning, architecture and design courses both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

As we know, B.Arch course is one of the oldest in the country and Bachelor of Planning course was started in 1989. Besides, the school offers 10 postgraduate programmes and two undergraduate programmes along with the doctoral programmes run by all the departments of studies.


  • Their vision is to make it into a distinguished centre of research, innovation, learning, capacity building and scholarly inquiry to become a globally competitive institution by 2025.


  • To make SPA a multidisciplinary academic knowledge house, a pioneer and an internationally known leader in planning and design of human habitat and built environment
  • To provide innovative professionals who are rooted in our cultural ethos contributing wholesomely to nation building
  • To position SPA as an internationally reputed institution with a competitive edge in the field of human settlement planning, design, research, training, and consultancy


  • The college has a vibrant campus life with a wide range of opportunities to fill your free time
  • The college has an impressive and pollution-free campus with panoramic green surroundings, elegant landscaping and beautiful flower-beds
  • The college has separate individual departments for all subjects with young, dynamic faculty and non-teaching staff and with good results
  • The college has the most eminent Faculty members and they are really well qualified, experienced and truly committed towards enhancement and development of the students
  • The college has well-equipped with modern facilities like library, laboratory, classrooms, computer lab, canteen, seminar halls, common rooms, auditorium, multipurpose halls, playground & hostel etc.
  • A sufficient number of classrooms with varying sizes are made available for the smooth conduct of different classes in the college
  • The college has a library with a good number of books (both text and reference) on various subjects to meet the needs of the students as well as the teachers with reading room facility. Daily Newspapers and selected journals are also regularly subscribed
  • State of the Art Laboratories with sufficient space and all the necessary equipment are made available to various departments
  • The college has taken up the responsibility of imparting necessary, effective and practical education to the students so that they can reach great heights and attain maximum achievements in their life
  • The college runs a canteen inside the campus where staff and students can have meals and snacks prepared in a hygienic manner and at an affordable cost
  • Internet & Wi-Fi facilities may be availed by the students and teachers as per their needs
  • Transportation facility is available for the students
  • The college also has a hostel with providing all the facilities, security and good atmosphere, best suited for studies of the boys & girls coming from far-off places
  • The college has a large playground with well-equipment for different sports
  • A medical facility has been available in the college for the benefit of the students
  • State Government and Central Government offers a number of scholarships to the meritorious students and the students belonging to SC / ST / OBC
  • A special complaint cell (Sexual Harassment Cell) has been formed for the female students in the college. Students can directly complain orally or by written application to the head of the cell. Apart from this, Ragging is strictly prohibited on the college campus
  • To sharpen the skill of students and their personality development, various curricular and extra-curricular activities are the regular features of the institution
  • The college also organizes workshops, seminars, and conferences for improving teaching skills and methodology


Levels of study
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) Full Time 5 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Planning Full Time 4 Years 10+2
Master of Architecture in Architectural Conservation Full Time 2 Years Graduation
Master of Architecture in Industrial Design Full Time 2 Years Graduation
Master of Architecture in Urban Design Full Time 2 Years Graduation
Master of Building Engineering and Management Full Time 2 Years Graduation
Master of Landscape Architecture Full Time 2 Years Graduation
Master of Planning in Environmental Planning Full Time 2 Years Graduation
Master of Planning in Housing Full Time 2 Years Graduation
Master of Planning in Regional Planning Full Time 2 Years Graduation
Master of Planning in Transport Planning Full Time 2 Years Graduation
Master of Planning in Urban Planning Full Time 2 Years Graduation
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture) Full Time 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
Additional Courses

Note: This Institute offers more courses in various stream categories including with optional specializations. To know more about courses, please visit the official website i.e. http://spa.ac.in

  • Library
  • Sports
  • Hostel
  • Laboratories
  • Internet
  • Auditorium
  • Classroom
  • Placement
  • Scholarship
  • Workshop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Seminar Halls
  • CCTV Surveillance System
  • Playground
  • Curricular Activities
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • Medical Facility
  • Common Rooms
  • Computer Lab
  • Cafeteria/Canteen
  • Anti Ragging
  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee
  • Public Transportation
  • Training





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