The department has combines traditional learning with practice based work, prepares and shapes professional Architects. The course is comprehensive and holistic covering topics from History / Theory of Architecture to materials and construction, design of structure, climatology, site planning, urban designing, urban economics,sociology, cost estimation, budgeting, project management and more.
The Bachelor of Architecture program of ten semester duration is recognized as one of India’s premier and most comprehensive programs in architecture due to the thrust on contemporary issue like sustainability, urban redevelopment, and housing. It also offers a large number of elective studies, ensuring flexibility and a choice based education tailored to the students area of special interest which may be urban design, landscape architecture, housing and project managment. The students are also well exposed to current software techniques like Autodesk Revit and Google Sketch Up. The program is approved by the council of Architecture, New Delhi and was the first one in South India to be accredited by National Board Accredidation, in 2001.
The department of Architecture offers both full time and part time Ph.D programs in all major area of Architecture design such as architectural conservation, landscape architecture, urban design, housing studies, project Management, interior design, digital architecture and environmental planning.
Leading Architects visit the department for guest and part-time lectures and guide the students in their studios. The course is approved by the Council of Architecture (COA) and students are encouraged to actively participate in all NASA activities (National Architectural Students Association).