Amity School of Architecture and Planning (ASAP), Noida, under the aegis of Amity University Uttar Pradesh (AUUP), is one of the leading universities with a strong presence Nationally and Internationally. With more than a decade of its establishment (2005), the school has built a tradition of fostering excellence in technical education in the domain of architecture and planning industry. We invite you to explore the vibrant and diverse community that is deeply focused on quality and holism. Amity adopts a student-centric model in delivering its discourse. Located in a campus unlike any other, the students here are trained unlike any other to become an independent and skilful professional. Our students emerge not only with a degree but with a wide range of trans-disciplinary experiences, ready to shape the world of tomorrow!
The mission of Amity School of Architecture and Planning is to serve the society through achieving pre-eminence in rational and sensitive thinking towards the built environment and acquiring knowledge of the state-of-the-art measures to resolve present and upcoming challenges faced by the domain industry.
The school adopts some unique strategies for the students to achieve best of the knowledge & experience in Amity, like vertical studios, collaboration with industry & academics, competition-based studio projects etc. Following are some of the institutional best practices adopted:
- Vertical Studio: ASAP is dedicated to engendering better output & foster interaction among the students through vertical studios where students across various years’ work together in tandem to produce outstanding work. The objective of this studio was to combine skill sets of students across various years to encourage and enhance team building activities. The idea was implemented during organizing teams for study tour in 2016-17 to study cities along River Ganga. The core idea was to combine skillsets from various years into a single team and impart equivalent strength to each. The process to achieve same consisted of dividing each class into three groups and then preparing a matrix by inter-mixing. Each team had a total strength of approximately 50 students and therefore 3 faculty coordinators were allotted in order to maintain a student – teacher ratio of 17: 1. The subsequent environment created after this exercise allowed for a more realistic vision framing the thought processes and mutual respect for skills. The students were also inclined to explore many other areas apart from their academics and seek guidance and help from their senior batches, resulting in overall improvement in quality of work.
- Collaboration with Industry and Academics: In order to expose the students to diversified practices of the industry and introduce entrepreneurship, the school organizes various conjoint guest lectures and entrepreneur workshops & conferences. The objective of this practice is to bridge the gap between academia and industry by exposure of the current & diversified practices, live projects/products & strengthening the integration of industry to academia so as to increase career options and opportunities for enhancing employability and entrepreneurship. Guest lectures were always an integral part of architecture program, but the scope was limited to a particular batch of students. Thus, one of the main feature of Industry Interaction was to widen up the scope from a lecture to a discussion/ interaction with number of experts. The evidences of success are the interactions at ICEL 2018 & Urban Design Exhibition 2018 (Ganga Kinare)
- Competition based studio project: National/International competitions floated in the market are undertaken as a part of the course Architectural Design and the students attempt the same under the guidance of the faculty. These competitions help the students to remain connected with the industry. It helps them to be competitive with their counterparts all over the country. The objectives were to keep the students updated about the challenges of the industry and prepare them for the competitive world by understanding, how the industry is moving ahead in terms of generation of new design ideas and philosophies and by equipping themselves with new technologies and standards that are evolving on day to day basis. Transparence 2017 -National level design competition ( Child And Mother Care Hospital ) was the first project that was floated to IIIrd Year architecture students as a major architecture design studio project where around 120 students individual worked on the assigned project. The students was assessed on different criteria that includes functionality, technical aspects, presentation etc. and voluntarily submitted their studio project to TRANSPARENCY 2017. Likewise students work for Cheery Hill Design Competition, International Railway station design competition ( IRSDC) in different semester. The outcome of this practice came out to be in terms of awards where 3 awards were received in Transparence 2017 which includes best studio project, best jury recommendation & special mention category. As in for Cherry hill Design, the students received popular choice award and critics choice award.
Amity University is committed to provide a campus environment that supports a healthy mind, body and spirit for all members in the community. The campus is full of prospects for all students to get involved, have fun and make a difference.
All the prospective students, we believe you to be a 21st century visionary for the built environment and welcome you in ASAP, Noida, where we together will bring a difference to the entire world.
ASAP has a history of progressive thinking since its foundation in 2005, which reflects in the continuous growth of its student base and alumni. Our founding principle was based on nurturing socially responsible professionals competent enough to face the real world challenges, an ideal we still hold dear today. The school is recognised by Council of Architecture (COA) & Institute of Town Planners, India (ITPI), running full time 5 year B.Arch, 4 year B.Plan, 2 year M.Arch & Ph.d. programmes.
ASAP in order to achieve its aspiration to be best among the all, provide a world class infrastructure for the holistic development of the students. A new building block spreading over three floors and 5828 sq.m. area includes;
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ASAP’S endeavours to strengthen the professional development of the faculty members as they directly deal with students. Our aim is to assist and support these educators to increase the effectiveness of their teaching, so that they can better guide students on their journey of inquiry and discovery.
Professional Development Programmes, Orientation Programmes, Dialogues Series, Industry Guest Lectures, Workshops and Conferences are organised for the comprehensive development of our faculty to sharpen their knowledge, and to establish link with their academic and industry peers. This will also enhance their pedagogical approach as well.
Besides this ASAP encourages its faculties to participate in Sports activities like Sangathan-Annual Sport’s Meet. They are engaged in different committees like Entrepreneurship Cell, Exhibition Committee, Cultural Committee, Placement Cell, and many more.
ASAP's ample resources are committed to help you navigate the requirements of a successful career. Our students and staff have access to world class collection of selected books, journals, online and databases to suit each area of study. Teachers and students are provided with free access to comprehensive citation search online portals like Web of Science & Mandalay for doing research. Life at ASAP is supplemented by a range of services provided by the University, from stationery shops to important daily lockers. From major ingredients like financial aid, information technology to convenience stores and leisure points, the institution is adept with state-of-the art facilities to support its members. The Research and Consulting Cell, Placement Cell, Internship Committee are few of the bodies that offer a wide range of opportunities to engage in personal and professional development activities.
Prof. (Dr.) Devendra Pratap Singh
Dr. D.P.Singh is PhD from IIT Roorkee in Architecture and Planning. He is qualified Architect registered with Council of Architecture, licensed to practice Architecture in India, and a Fellow of Indian Institute of Architects (FIIA). With two decades of Demonstrated history of working in Architecture, Design and Education, he had been a policy and sustainability enthusiast. He has be guiding doctoral research in areas of CPTED, Green Buildings, Construction-Demolition Wastes, Heritage, City Development Plans, City and Cultures, Sustainable Urban Vegetation.
His Interest in cross-disciplinary areas in Pedagogy, Design Processes, Research Methods, Responsive Environment, Energy Rating Systems, Criticism, Architectural Journalism, Services Marketing, Liveable cities and community development, Heritage and Culture along rivers, CPTED, UNSDG’s, Accreditation Processes, Education 4.0 keep him engaged with new ideas and concepts to contribute in professional activities.
He is Chair of Departmental Research Committees, Board of Studies, Area Academic Board, Institutional Quality Assessment Committee, Technical Selection Committee for Faculty and Staff of ASAP, Formerly Member of committees of at University responsible for Quality aspects of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for HE, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). He had been part of various Inspection Committees of Regulatory bodies like AICTE and CoA, Board of Studies of several Universities in India. And he held several executive positions in Professional Bodies of Architects.
Presently in leadership role, as Director at Amity School of Architecture and Planning, and Dean of Faculty of Architecture Planning and Design, AUUP, Dr. D.P.Singh hold the vision of expanding the horizon of Architecture, Planning and Design education to the extreme boundaries of human settlement and providing sustainable solutions to the complex problems.
Domain HeadFaculty of Architecture, Planning and Design
Amity University Uttar Pradesh (AUUP)
PROFESSOR AND DIRECTORAmity School of Architecture & Planning, Noida (AUUP)
K-1 Block, Ground Floor, Sector-125
Amity University, Noida - 201303, U.P (India)