Faculty of Architecture, Applied Arts and Design

About the Faculty of Architecture, Applied Arts and Design

Faculty of Architecture at Dr. K. N. Modi University was established in the year 2013 with an intent to provide the architectural education with the implementation of the world-class teaching and learning methodologies. Being an integral part of one of the best and highly reputed universities, the department has been imparting quality education to the burgeoning professionals in architecture. We are a world Class institution of higher learning renowned for its excellence in Innovative and creative teaching and learning education is committed towards the holistic development of the individuals and society as a whole. Our department offers education at Under Graduate Level to sensitize and acquaint the students with the latest and futuristic trends in architecture.

Our students are well exposed to the latest practical exposures through field trips, site studies, audio-visual online sessions and adequate guidance and support during the Practical training under the various renowned architects. We also groom our students via workshops, expert lectures, and interdisciplinary sessions conducted by our faculty and external resources as well.

As a part of the student-centric approaches, we motivate students for participating actively in the various in-house literary events, sports events, cultural events etc. organized during various events from time to time and also in the architectural design competitions organized by the several reputed organizations for their all-round development.

The education beyond the syllabus enables the students to become excellent professionals abide by the values and ethics. We have a group of highly qualified faculties which contribute through their research-oriented teaching and learning for sensitizing the students regarding the ongoing practices and latest innovations in the field of architecture.

To enhance the student’s learning experience our faculty tends to incorporate the active session through scheduling the smart learning methods viz. flip-type classrooms, practical demonstrations etc.

“Communication and Expression” is the soul of architecture and hence we make the necessary efforts to improve the communication skills of our students and boost their motivation for becoming a better and expressive individual.

Faculty of Architecture is ceaselessly striving for improving upon the teaching pedagogies and methodologies with the support of our excellent and expert faculties through research-oriented ventures in teaching and learning.

HoD’s Desk

The design can have equal importance to the idea of internal Architecture. Professionally, things can be very dogmatic-you do the architecture, someone else does the interior, someone else does the furniture, the fabric, etc. but the design is all encompassing. We don’t think that architecture is only about shelter, is only about a very simple enclosure. It should be able to excite you, to claim you, to make you think. At School of Architecture, Dr.K.N. Modi University, we aspire for out of the box solution and yet to be grounded in reality.

HOD, School of Architecture DKNMU

Our Vision

School of Architecture envisions producing well-groomed personalities with excellence in architectural skills. School is committed to produce preeminent Architects of the nation to face the challenges of future gallantly and integrate the cyber era with physical and social environment resulting into a Nation, developed to meet global needs. The school shall develop as a Centre of emerging neo-thoughts and designs by providing the budding architects a holistic education structure and platform to experiment and perform.

Our Mission

The basic mission of the school is to provide education and training to all eligible students and aspirants of learning irrespective of their caste, creed, color, and community. The Trust is committed to provide highest quality infrastructure and education in selective fields of Technical Education through Dr. K. N. MODI University & Architectural Education through School of Architecture.

Events and Seminars

  • 05-06,March,2019 Recruitment drive of Pinnacle Infotech

Recruiter- Pinnacle Infotech

Venue- Auditorium

Organised by- Training and Placement Cell DKNMU

Participants- Final Year student of B.Arch

  • 01, October,2018  Seminar on " Urban Design Practice"

Key personAr. Alok Ranjan

Participants- Architecture and B.Tech civil students

No. of Participants- 100+

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B. Arch.

Duration : 5 yrs. (10 Semesters)

Globalisation is the integration of economies, industries, markets, cultures and policy-making around the world. Architecture education is no different & here at Dr. K.N. Modi University, we Prepare world class Architectural Professional.

Programme Details

C.O.A approved professional degree offering elite architectural education nourishing students with designing and software skills.

Eligibility Criteria (Qualifying Exam)

Pass with 50% aggregate marks in 10+2 with English and also 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics OR Pass with 50% in Diploma (any stream) (3 years) recognized by Central/ State Govt. (with Mathematics) or equivalent,

Admission Criteria

Admission is subjected to qualifying marks in NATA 2020 or JEE Main (Paper II)(80 percentile or above) .

Programme Overview

Foundation, Core Courses & Industry Interface

Foundation Courses: Provide base for learning the core courses

Core Courses: Provide base for learning the basics of major area / programme / discipline.

Industry Interface :

Content delivery by industry experts

Projects in collaboration with industry

Internships to engage deeply in hands on real-life situations

Industry certifications, MOOCs, Co-curricular Competitive events, Workshops, Guest lectures, Educational Trips, Live projects, Incubation projects, Community projects, projects with NGOs etc. are an integral part of curriculum.



1st Year          All Subjects

2nd Year         All Subjects

3rd Year          All Subjects

4th Year          All Subjects

5th Year          All Subjects


Electives Offered In Curriculum

Department Elective

Elective courses from within the discipline, to give more depth or breadth to a student's core competencies.

Note: The Curriculum is subject to changes and/or review as and when prescribed by the University

Programme Outcomes

1 : Understanding design approach of layers e.g. inter-relationship of function, horizontal & vertical circulation, structure, material and      construction, technology, climatology, Water & Waste Management, Electrical Installations, Lighting & Accoustics , Heating, Ventilation, Air  Conditioning, Communication & Security Systems,  Integrated Energy Management services, form, aesthetics and develop ability to response  through filtering out the relevant in built environment typologies.

2 : Learn Modern Tool Usage & Interpret the facet of architectural design and urban design context through schematic drawings, project report, physical model and 3 D visualizations.

3: Analyse evolution of human habitat: analyse and appraise through research, various aspects of anthropometry, building technology, materials, structural analysis and design, history, art, culture, humanities, landscape.

4 : Learn Professional Stream -Building Management,  Surveying & Levelling, Specifications  & Contracts, Quantities & Estimation, Building Economics, Project Management, Professional Practice.

5 :Evaluate legal and regulatory framework for application in planning and design of architectural and urban scale projects.

6 : Learn to be ethical &commit to professional ethics, responsibilities and norms of the professional practice.

7 : Learn to give sustainable & inclusive soutions by integrating study of environment, sociology, economics and culture through humane design approach.

8 : Learn Communication to present design idea in a clearly organized and persuasive essay.

9 : Learn to work in a team, multi-tasking &  in multidisciplinary settings.

Infrastructure / Facilities

The Faculty of Architecture has excellent infrastructure for Studios and Lecture rooms keeping in concern with latest technology and facilities. Our well-equipped laboratories & workshop aid the teaching learning process by practically visualizing them the applications in real life. There is a Computer lab with latest design software’s  

  • Computer lab- The department is well equipped with Computer lab which has latest software like AutoCAD, Revit, Lumion, Google sketch up, Photoshop, Coral draw.
  • Studios- Our department have 5 studio well furnished with display boards and cupboards as per student strength.
  • Climatology Lab- Climatology Lab is well established with suitable equipment like- Glob, Thermo/Hygro Clock, Climatic chart, Humidity meter, Infrared Thermometer, Anemometer.
  • Model Making Workshop- Our department has well established model making workshop for proper function of the B.Arch course. So that students can prepare the models as per design proposal.
  • Document Room- The Document room is prepared for the display of the work of the B.Arch students. Work has been displayed as per semester wise alongwith drawing sheets and models. 
  • 3D Printer- 3D Printer is also available in the Department.
  • Plotter-Department has own Plotter for the printing facilities like A0, A1, A2 sizes. 
  • Material Museum-  There are a material museum lab which contains the sample of all building materials along with catalogues, specification etc.

Evaluation Scheme

Student / Faculty Achievement

Faculty Achievement :

  • Mr. Jitendra Sharma is awarded  Best teacher of Year 2016-17 of School of Architecture.
  • Mr. Jitendra Sharma is awarded  ‘Appreciation certification’ in international Conference conducted by Mechanical Dept.
  • Ar.Anant Prakash and Ar.Lalu Prasad Yadav have attended the Teacher training Programm organized by M.N.I.T,Jaipur.
  • Ar.OmPrakash has attended the Faculty development program organized by Dr.K.N.Modi University
  • Mr.Jitendra Sharma has coordinated of conference of Our University .

 All faculty member attended the workshop in J.K.K, Jaipur in May 2018.



Ar. Om Prakash Gupta
Associate Professor
Training Coordinator of 8th Semester as well as Thesis Coordinator of Final Year of          B. Arch students
Ar. Abhay Upadhyay
Assistant Professor
Guided Thesis Project of Final year students
Ar. Lalu Prasad Yadav
Assistant Professor
Guided Thesis Project of Final year students
Ar. Awadhesh Narayan
Assistant professor
Guided Thesis Project of Final year students






Ms. Anisha Goswami
B.Arch ( 4th Year)
Participated in Sport competition at BHU
Mr. Borra Venkata Laxman
B.Arch(2nd year )
Winner in Photography competition
Md Arish Nawaj
B.Arch(5th year )
Gate -2019 Qualified
Ayush Raj
B.Arch(5th year )
Gate -2019 Qualified
Praniti Panda
B.Arch(5th year )
Gate -2019 Qualified
Radhika Agrawal
B.Arch(5th year )
Gate -2018 Qualified
Adesh Gupta
B.Arch(5th year )
Gate -2018 Qualified
B.Arch(5th year )
Gate -2018 Qualified


Sponsored Research & Consultancy Projects

Research Initiatives


  • Ar. Om Prakash Gupta, “INTELLIGENT BUILDING” Paper published in Indian Journal of Scientific Research. Indian J.Sci.Res. 18 (2): 144-157, 2019  ISSN: 2250-0138 (Online)
  • Ar. Om Prakash Gupta, “BIOMIMICRY IN ARCHITECTURE” Paper published in  Indian Journal of Scientific Research. Indian J.Sci.Res. 18 (2): 144-157, 2019  ISSN: 2250-0138 (Online)
  • Ar. Om Prakash Gupta, Jitendra Sharma, Md Arish Nawaj “SEWERAGE SYSTEM IN URBANIZED AREA TO IMPROVE WASTE WATER” Paper published in  Indian Journal of Scientific Research. Indian J.Sci.Res. 18 (2): 176-185, 2019  ISSN: 2250-0138 (Online)
  • Ar. Abhay Upadhyay, Sarang D. Shirmale “SLUM REHABILITATION IN MUMBAI” Paper published in  Indian Journal of Scientific Research. Indian J.Sci.Res. 18 (2): 73-79, 2019  ISSN: 2250-0138 (Online)
  • Ar. Abhay Upadhyay, Hanuveer Canakpalli “MUD ARCHITECTURE PRACTICES IN INDIA AND IT’S USE FOR PASSIVE COOLING AND HEAT INSULATION” Paper published in  Indian Journal of Scientific Research. Indian J.Sci.Res. 18 (2): 80-92, 2019  ISSN: 2250-0138 (Online)
  • Ar. Abhay Upadhyay, Surjeet Kumawat “ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICES ACCORDING TO VASTU SHASTRA IN INDIA” Paper published in  Indian Journal of Scientific Research. Indian J.Sci.Res. 18 (2): 93-104, 2019  ISSN: 2250-0138 (Online)
  • Ar. Abhay Upadhyay, Ayush Raj Singh “ARCHITECTURAL SPACES FROM SHIPPING CONTAINER” Paper published in  Indian Journal of Scientific Research. Indian J.Sci.Res. 18 (2): 105-1114, 2019  ISSN: 2250-0138 (Online)
  • Ar. Abhay Upadhyay, Nadim Akhtar “DEVELOPING ABANDONED MINES AS A RECREATIONAL AND TOURIST DESTINATION CENTER IN JODA AREA OF KEONJHAR, ODISHA, INDIA” Paper published in  Indian Journal of Scientific Research. Indian J.Sci.Res. 18 (2): 115-123, 2019  ISSN: 2250-0138 (Online)
  • Ar. Abhay Upadhyay, Suraj Kumar Dutta “CONTEXTUAL STUDY OF TONK DISTRICT FOR ASSESMENT OF ITS POTENTIAL TOWARDS BIODIVERSITY PARK” Paper published in  Indian Journal of Scientific Research. Indian J.Sci.Res. 18 (2): 124-134, 2019  ISSN: 2250-0138 (Online)
  • Ar. Abhay Upadhyay, Podugu Beston Pal “AQUATECTURE PRACTICES IN INDIA” Paper published in  Indian Journal of Scientific Research. Indian J.Sci.Res. 18 (2): 135-143, 2019  ISSN: 2250-0138 (Online)
  • Ar. Awadhesh Narayan, Praniti Panda “AHMEDABAD: INDIA’S FIRST WORLD HERITAGE CITY” Paper published in  Indian Journal of Scientific Research. Indian J.Sci.Res. 18 (2): 186-193, 2019  ISSN: 2250-0138 (Online)
  • Ar.Lalu Prasad Yadav, Ar. Awadhesh Narayan “EFFECTS OF LIGHT AND SHADING DEVICES” Paper published in  Indian Journal of Scientific Research. Indian J.Sci.Res. 18 (2): 194-201, 2019  ISSN: 2250-0138 (Online)

Co-Curricular and Extra-curricular activities


Co-curricular activities help in realization of aims and objectives of education. There are many characteristics of co-curricular activities, which directly or indirectly help the classroom teaching of students.


1. In the practical life, the students able to express their ideas freely due to active participation in debate and project based learning. Discussion also helps in generating ideas and inculcating values.

2. Games and Exercise makes them mentally and physically fit and sound. Games make them learn how to perform while losing or wining an event. Activity such as Yoga that involves physical action does help to keep the body fit and healthy.


11, December , 2019
Exhibition of work of B.Arch students
15, February , 2019
Poster making exercise
01, October , 2019
Cleaning drive in department
05, October , 2019
Group discussion on climate change

Workshop/Guestlectures/Industrial Visit

The Institute encourages its faculty, scientists, technicians and students to interact with industry in every possible ways with the spirit of growing mutual advantage. The major modes of institute interaction are listed below:

Eminent Visiting faculty/professors from industries.

Visits of faculty to industry for study and discussions or delivering lectures on subjects of mutual interest.

Visits of executives and eminent personalities from industries for mentoring and delivering lectures on recent trends

Provision for Workshops, conferences , guest lecturers from industries

Guidance from experts from industries for dissertation in different fields.


  •   05-07, November, 2019 ,workshop  on " Exclusive Bamboo Workshop"

A bamboo workshop was organised to have hands on experience for architecture and civil engineering students.

Co-ordinator- Ar.Abhay Upadhyay

Resource Person- Prof. P.K Jain, Ar.Abhay Upadhyay

No. of Participants-28

  • 27,August, 2019 “Photography Workshop”

Workshop is organised for develop and encourage photography skill and its allied activities.

Co-ordinator- Ar.Lalu Prasad Yadav

Resource Person- Ar. Narendra Govind Mathur

No. of Participants-50+

  • 04-06,April,2019 “Workshop on exploring aesthetics through brick façade”

To create and explore aesthetics side of exposed brickwork and also to knew srudents how to execute them on site and to have the experience through learning by doing.

Co-ordinator- Ar. Om Prakash Gupta

Participant- B.Arch 2nd sem and D.Arch 2nd sem.


  • 03,October,2018 Guest Lecture on “Architecture Education and Profession”

             Resource Person- Ar. Lenin Sachdeva

             No. of Participants-50+

  • 01, October, 2019 , Lecture on “Solid waste Management”

To make students aware of solid waste management and spread awareness among students, the importance of clean environment for healthy learning.

Resource Person- Prof. P.K Jain

No. of Participants- 100+ students


All the students of Participatory Departments learned cooperation, unity, importance of cleanliness for healthy learning.

Students & faculty learned how Bio Degradable waste can be converted into compost.

Waste Bins, web cleaners & duster were given for classrooms.


  • 07,March,2019 Industrial visit to Paper Mache  (Village Pallai Tonk Rajasthan) 

Co-ordinator- Mr.Jitendra Sharma

Resource Person- Artist Virendra Sharma

No. of Students-40

  • 22,November,2017 Industrial visit to CDOS (Central for development of Stone, Jaipur)

             Co-ordinator- Ar. Om Prakash Gupta

             No. of Students-40


Department toppers of School of Architecture are as follows:


  1. Anushree Jain
  2. Radhika
  3. Nalini

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