Department of SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE

Syllabus for
Master of Architecture (M Arch)
Academic Year  (2020)

 
1 Semester - 2020 - Batch
Paper Code
Paper
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
MARC131 CITIES IN HISTORY 4 4 100
MARC151 DESIGN STUDIO I - READING CITIES 12 10 600
MARC152 WORKSHOP - I 5 4 200
MARC181S SEMINAR - I 3 3 100
2 Semester - 2020 - Batch
Paper Code
Paper
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
MARC231 INFRASTRUCTURE AND MANAGEMENT 4 4 150
MARC251 DESIGN STUDIO II - CITIES, METROPOLIS AND REGION 12 10 600
MARC252 WORKSHOP - II 5 4 200
MARC281S SEMINAR - II 3 3 100
        

  

Assesment Pattern

The assessment pattern comprises of two components; the Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA) and the End Semester Examination (ESE). The weightage of marks for subjects having both CIA marks as well as ESE marks has a ratio of 50:50. The courses are classified into two types – Studio Courses and Theory Courses.

a.        CREDIT STRUCTURE As referred in the detailed syllabus

b.        CONTINUOUS INTERNAL ASSESSMENT (CIA): 50%

1. The students shall be continuously assessed towards their CIA which comprises of creative and innovative assignments. The CIA shall have four components of CIA 1, CIA 2, CIA 3, and Attendance (Refer to Table 2)

2. CIA 1 and 3 for Theory courses shall be conducted by the respective faculty in the form of different types of assignments. Students need to complete the assignments within the stipulated time for the award of marks.

3. CIA 2 for Theory courses shall be conducted in the form of Mid Semester Examination.

4.  A minimum of 50% in the CIA is required to appear for the End Semester Examination (ESE) of a particular course

The breakup of CIA marks for theory courses is given below.CIA 1- 10 marks; CIA 2 - 15 marks (conducted out of 50 marks and converted to out of 15 marks ); CIA 3 - 20 marks; Attendance -5 Marks

5 marks for attendance is distributed as follows

 

Attendance Percentage

Marks

95% - 100%

05

90% - 94%

04

85% - 89%

03

80% - 85%

02

76% - 79%

01

 c.        END SEMESTER EXAMINATION (ESE): 50%

1. End semester examinations shall be conducted for all courses.

2. Eligibility to appear for ESE

·       A student has passed in CIAs for that course with 50% minimum marks

·       A student has at least 85% of the attendance in aggregate at the end of the semester

·       The Vice-Chancellor is satisfied with the character and conduct of the student

3. The Theory courses shall have a written exam of three-hour duration. The Studio courses shall have a Viva Voce evaluated by an external examiner and internal examiner of the portfolio presentation.

 

d.        PASS CRITERIA

1. A student shall pass each course with a minimum aggregate (CIA+ESE) of 45% and a minimum CIA Score of 50% and an ESE score of 40%.

2. The overall aggregate of 50% and pass in all courses is required to pass the semester.

3. Students passing the semester shall be awarded different class as per Table 3

e.        GRADING PATTERN

Grading system: Grades are awarded based on absolute grading. The University follows a 4-point grading system. However, the transcripts will also show grading on a 10-point scale.

1. All marks cards will indicate the marks, grade, and Grade Point Average.

2. The Grade Point Average is calculated as follows: For each subject, multiply the grade points with the Number of Credits; divide the sum of the product by the total number of credits.

3. The CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) is calculated by adding the total number of earned points (GP x Cr) for all completed semesters and dividing by the total number of credits for completed semesters.

Percentage 

Grade 

Grade point

(10 point scale) 

Grade point

 (4 Point scale) 

Interpretation 

80-100 

O

10

4

Outstanding

70-79

A+

9

3.6

Excellent 

60-69

A

8

3.2

Very Good

55-59

B+

7

2.8

Good

50-54

B

6

2.4

Above Average

45-49

C

5

2

Average*

GRADING SCHEME FOR SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE 

f.       PROMOTION POLICY

1.     Candidates who have not passed in at least 50% of the courses of the previous semesters are not promoted to the next year.  

Examination And Assesments

The M Arch Programme offers theory and studio courses. The theory courses conduct periodical Continuous Internal Assessments (CIA) which includes tests, assignments, and attendance to evaluate the students' progress. Each course would culminate with an End Semester Examination (ESE) conducted centrally by the University.

The Studio courses are continuously evaluated through reviews, assignments, and time problems, which accumulate as CIA marks. The ESE will be conducted through Viva-voce reviewed and marked by an external examiner.

Department Overview:
The School of Architecture, approved by the Council of Architecture (COA) New Delhi and All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) India, is conceived in the Academic year 2017-18. It offers a five-year Bachelor's Degree Program in Architecture (B.Arch) and a two-year Master's Degree Program in Architecture (M.Arch) aspiring to make a compelling presence in the field of Architectural education. The School's core strength of academic rigor focuses on experiential learning as a pedagogy, specialization of faculty, the best of infrastructure facilities, and the involvement of practicing architects in design teaching.
Mission Statement:
VISION: The School of Architecture CHRIST is dedicated to an architectural education through excellence and rigor in learning, research, and community engagement to nurture individuals to become ethical professionals, creative designers, and responsible citizens. MISSION We believe in responsible design thinking that is deeply sensitive to ecology, cultural diversity, and social equity. Architectural education at our School will nurture inquisitiveness, creative inquiry, and critical thin
Introduction to Program:
The M.Arch Program, affiliated with Christ University, is a two-year program, approved by the Council of Architecture New Delhi. It is interdisciplinary in nature to make the program diverse and nuanced. The program is structured in four verticals, Studio, Theory, Workshop, and Seminar. 1. Studio Courses: This course is the mandatory design studio-based course for Semester I, II, and III, that shall deal with multiple aspects, shall be interdisciplinary in nature, and shall be paradigm or issue-based culminating with a thesis project. The syllabus of the studio course for each of these semesters will be suggestive of: a) Representation and Skills; the level and intensity of technical and soft skills required for representation and communication that need to be imparted and acquired in the particular semester informed by workshop courses in the respective semesters. b) Contextual Quality; suggestive of a particular physical, environmental, social, built context that the studio must be based upon. c) Scale of Enquiry; suggestive of multi-scalar or lateral approach, or intensity or depth of enquiry that the studio shall engage in, informed by the theory & semester courses in respective semesters. d) Critical Thinking; suggestive of the theoretical premise, aspects, and depth of critical thinking that the studio shall engage in. 2. Theory Courses: These courses are the overarching theory courses that inform the studios and correspond to it thematically. 3. Workshop Cours
Program Objective:
PROGRAMME OBJECTIVE: The M.Arch Programme intends a deep immersion in an ecosophical perspective of architecture, as part of an inspired understanding of larger discourses: environmental, social, political, artistic, and technological. PROGRAMME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES 1. To provide an education in the field of the built environment that recognizes its interdisciplinary nature between urbanism, ecology, social, economic, and political realms. 2. To offer learning that encourages a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach and bridges the gap between academics and practice. 3. To offer education and conduct research on pertinent urban and ecological issues of the global south and specifically in the context of Asia. 4. To provide an education that makes students understand the roles and responsibilities to effectively find informed solutions through design, advocacy, and activism. 5. To offer courses that are domain specific, issue based that are relevant and contemporary. 6. To provide for choice based credit systems so that students can specialize in the subject of their choice. PROGRAMME OUTCOMES Sensitivity: 1. Sensitize students to be socially and environmentally responsible and to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams within the field of human habitat. 2. Engage learners in community outreach programs and assimilate knowledge in built environment related disciplines. Knowledge: 3. Nurture quality education that enables use and extension of app

MARC131 - CITIES IN HISTORY (2020 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

The course introduces the concepts of Urbanism through evolution of time and space. The course aims to show the evolution of physical form of cities and built form, through various social, political and economic determinants.

To introduce the historical evolution of cities and their urban space to study what shaped them that led to their morphological advancements. To develop the ability to analyze through parameters and urban, ecological and socio-cultural determinants that help to interpret cities for future references as well.

Learning Outcome

1.  Ability to define and describe the urban design and its theories that contribute in shaping urban form.

2.    Ability to comprehend and analyze the evolution of cities and their urban form based on urban, ecological, and socio-cultural determinants for Indian and Western context.

3.      Ability to comprehend and critically appraise urban design and development through various theories.

Ability to define and develop a critical lens to interpret and appraise urban design and development till the contemporary times.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Introduction to Urban Design and Urban Form
 

Introduction of urban design ideology and theory, various concerns in the field, components of urban design and its terminologies.

Introduction of urban forms, the various factors that may have shaped cities and urban spaces.

City as patterns, diagrams, spaces and ideas such as organic; grid; political functional- secularist-socialist diagrams; grand manner; skyline; city edge; urban division.

Public spaces and its various typologies including street, plazas, chowks and parks.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Evolution of Cities? Indian Cities and Cities of the World
 

Introduces the concepts of urbanism through the evolution of time and space in Indian cities and cities of the world. Evolution of physical form of cities and built form, through socio cultural determinants; as centres of power, politics, trade and economy, religion and culture.

Study of beginnings of cities derived from being centres of agriculture to dynamic cities of the world; Indian cases of Early towns, Temple towns, Colonial towns, New Towns. Cases of Early towns, Medieval towns, Renaissance and Pre-industrial and Post-Industrial cities.

Understanding cities through socio cultural determinants; as centres of power, politics, trade and economic centres, religion and culture.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Theories of Urban Form
 

Introduction to Theories of modern, postmodern perspectives and influences of Lewis Mumford, Kevin Lynch, Aldo Rossi, Christopher Alexander, Jane Jacobs, Gordon Cullen; Utopia; Archigram; New Urbanism. Social access - territoriality, exclusion and inclusion, Proxemics theory, Defensible spaces, Public and private spaces, Community spaces, Suburbs and periphery, Future of the city.

Various theoretical views associated with nature of city form - Normative and positive theories; Cosmic, Machine and Organic Models; Descriptive and functional theories; Alternative theoretical postulations. 

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Urban Movements - Post industrialization to Contemporary
 

Industrial revolution and its effect in cities of Europe and America, Garden city, Modern movement, City Beautiful movement, Capitalist cities. The Rise and fall of cities; destruction & reconstruction of cities, Urban renewal, post-war reconstruction, the picturesque city, Haussmanization, Urban sprawl, Sustainable cities, transit oriented development.

Post-independence cities, New Town Movement in India and its influence on post-independent Indian city planning concepts, modern planned cities.

Text Books And Reference Books:

1.      Bacon, E. N. (1976). Design of Cities. Penguin Books.

2.      H.D.F.Kitto. (1951). "The Polis" The City Reader. Routledge.

3.      Kostof, S. (1991). The City Shaped: Urban Patterns and Meanings Through History. Bulfinch.

4.      Kostof, S., & Castillo, G. (1999). The City Assembled: The elements of Urban Form through History. Thames and Hudson.

5.      Kotkin, J. (2005). The City: A Global History. Modern Library.

6.      Morris, A. E. (1994). History of urban form: before the industrial revolutions. Longman Scientific & Technical.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
  1. Spreiregen, P. D. (1965). Urban Design: The Architecture of Towns and Cities. McGraw-Hill.
  2. Lang Jon, “Urban Design Typology and Procedures.” Architectural Press
  3. Lynch Kevin, “Good City Form.” MIT Press.
  4. Broadbent, Geoffrey. “Emerging Concepts of Urban Design”.
Evaluation Pattern

The Evaluation pattern comprises of two components; the Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA) and the End Semester Examination (ESE).

CONTINUOUS INTERNAL ASSESSMENT (CIA): 50

For the theory course, the CIA is conducted as CIA 1, 2, and 3.CIA 1 and 3 are conducted by the respective faculty members whereas CIA 2 is a mid-semester examination conducted centrally. The breakup of CIA marks for theory courses is given below.

CIA 1- 10 marks; CIA 2 - 15 marks (conducted out of 50 marks and converted to out of 15 marks ); CIA 3 - 20 marks; Attendance -5 Marks

A minimum of 50% marks in the CIA is required to be eligible for the End Semester Examination (ESE). 

END SEMESTER EXAMINATION (ESE): 50

ESE is conducted at the end of the semester by the Office of Examinations.  Duration of the examination is three hours with maximum marks of 100 which is then reduced to out of 50 marks

2.    Eligibility to appear for ESE 

a.    A student has passed in CIAs for that course with 50% minimum marks

b.    A student has at least 85% of the attendance in aggregate at the end of the semester

c     The Vice-Chancellor is satisfied with the character and conduct of the student

MARC151 - DESIGN STUDIO I - READING CITIES (2020 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:180
No of Lecture Hours/Week:12
Max Marks:600
Credits:10

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

 

This design studio course aims at reading, comprehending cities and urban spaces and their determinants in the context of ecological and urban orders. It entails understanding morphology, relationships, and activities in urban spaces and landscape through documentation, mapping exercises, and then arriving at design at a tangible scale of an urban insert. It includes undertaking placemaking, design at an urban block, neighbourhood level or public space-interface design.

1.  Reading and representing the urbanscape, public space, open space.

2.  Contextual quality – suggested to take a historical context or a brownfield; old and/or small-town urbanism.

3.  Scale of enquiry – typology study; public-private interfaces; the role of environment, public realm, understanding of stakeholders, urban accessibility & mobility networks – in multiple media representations.

Critical thinking - humanising cities, readings on culture and gender, analogies from literature, music, and the like. Dwell in questions such as who inhabits the city, what is the form of the city, what are the connections, what is the liveability of the city.

The course objective shall be to comprehend, organize, and synthesize in visual, tactile and measurable ways to create sustained improvements in the places and to undertake design that make up urban living environments.

Learning Outcome

 

CO1: Ability to acquire narrative skills to define and identify urban fabric, character, phenomenon. Ability to comprehend issues and relationships between built environment and people.

CO2: Ability to critically appraise the given urban realm to arrive at a programmatic premise.

CO3: Ability to study, innovate, and integrate typologies of public spaces and built environment.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:48
Studio-on-Wheels Documentation and Analysis
 

Introduction to the city and its urban realm. Comprehending the urban context, the processes, activities, relationships and interconnections to physical form with natural and socio-cultural determinants.

Studio-on-Wheels to a city and/or an urban space for documentation, mapping and analysis to understand the fabric of the city, nature of activities, issues, the overlaying complexities that make the city and/or urban space work.

Documentation using Transect Mapping techniques, to illustrate the issues, opportunities, challenges faced by urban spaces in terms of various dimensions such as morphological geographical, hydrological, environmental, experiential, gender, mobility, language, aspects of social theory and normative.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:48
Programmatic Premise
 

Analysis and critique to lead to identifying functions and activity patterns that contribute to form and space and learn to respond to the urban realm by arriving at a programmatic premise.

Identification of urban design tools for urban design intervention.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:84
Design and detailing of Urban Design/ Public Space Intervention and demonstration
 

Arriving at and creating proposals for improvements, creating scenarios and strategies informed by the analysis to demonstrate the urban design intervention through built forms that are responsive to the given landscape and context.

Text Books And Reference Books:

1.      Bacon, E. N. (1976). Design of Cities. Penguin Books.

2.      Bally Meeda, N. P. (2007). Graphics for Urban Design. Thomas Telford.

3.      Cliff Moughtin, R. C. (2003). Urban Design: Methods and techniques. Elsevier

Books on principles of Design and theory to be studied and applied.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
  1. Amoroso, N. (2010). The Exposed City: Mapping the Urban Invisibles. Taylor & Francis
  2. ITDP and EPC (2011): “Better Streets Better Cities: A Guide to Street Design in Urban India”. Institute for Transport and Development Policy.
Evaluation Pattern

The Evaluation pattern comprises of two components; the Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA) and the End Semester Examination (ESE).

CONTINUOUS INTERNAL ASSESSMENT (CIA): 300 Marks

The students shall be continuously assessed towards their CIA which comprises of creative and innovative assignments that shall be conducted by the respective faculty in the form of different types of assignments. Students need to complete the assignments within the stipulated time for the award of marks.

END SEMESTER EXAMINATION (ESE): 300 Marks

1.      End semester examinations shall be conducted as a Viva-voce.

2.      Eligibility to appear for ESE is a score of a minimum of 50% in the CIA.

3.      The Studio course shall have a Viva Voce evaluated by an external examiner and internal examiner of the portfolio presentation.

 

MARC152 - WORKSHOP - I (2020 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:75
No of Lecture Hours/Week:5
Max Marks:200
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

The Workshop course of Semester I focusses on developing the narrative and representational skills to comprehend and represent documentation and design development through various techniques, such as graphical, audio-visual, manual, digital, and computational in multiple media.

Unit 1: Resources that are eclectically and thematically chosen by the course instructor that complement the corresponding Studio I.

Unit 2: Choice-based unit chosen by students to complement their skill development is necessary for studio I.

Learning Outcome

  1. Ability to represent overlay of multiple datasets and analysis in various techniques and methods of mapping in digital and non-digital media.
  2. Ability to comprehend and describe graphical and cartographic maps.
  3. Ability to create layered graphical, photographic and audio-visual productions to present documentation, analysis as an effective story telling approach.
  4. Ability to comprehend basic transportation systems and terminologies and the relevance of urban transportation and its practice in India.
  5. Ability to acquire knowledge and fundamental concepts in transportation planning, transportation and traffic surveys and analysis.
  6. Ability to produce a short film on a relevant subject involving processes of concept, story line, pre and post production techniques.
  7. Ability to produce a narrative on a relevant subject involving processes of concept, story line.
  8. Ability to use method of drone surveying and analysis.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:50
Mapping Techniques and Representation
 

This workshop unit aims at developing skills in mapping techniques, using transect mapping methods of location and distribution of resources, land uses, landscape, socio-economic condition, heritage, identifying constraints and opportunities. It includes outdoor and on field activities, observations, discussion and diagramming. It introduces various mapping techniques of urban and natural determinants through documentation, analyses and diagramming.

Transect Mapping:
Develop various transects through the area of study, to illustrate the issues and challenges of urban spaces, by mapping morphological, geographical, hydrological, environmental, experiential, gender, mobility, language and normative.

Reading and Creating Representations:
Understand macro and regional network, cartographic maps (district, Survey of India, Village maps)

Activity mapping of human settlements, public and urban spaces; at varied scales, maps representing temporal (spatial and time related)

Visual Documentation and Analysis:
Photo montages, audio - video and film-making documentation methods to create storyboards and represent issues, challenges and their analysis. Use of graphical and publishing software. Adobe Creative Cloud and other plugins for high resolution graphical and visual presentations are suggested

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:50
Computational Skills & Analysis
 

This skill development unit shall include application based spatial and digital mapping by using data and analytics methods for urban design, planning and infrastructure representation. It enables students to learn and apply computational methods in data, analysis and design through complex computation and spatial means; integration of mathematical, geographic, environmental, spatial and information science for data and spatial visualization and analysis; skills in software ranging from Microsoft Excel to GIS mapping techniques and urban design tools for use in research and practice in urban design, planning, site selection and site analysis.

Computation Data and Spatial Data Analysis:
Computation using Microsoft Office tools, such as Excel, Word. Qualitative and quantitative methods of computation.

Geographic Information Systems:

a.   Introduction of GIS and its application in spatial planning map and map analysis, Raster/vector GIS models,

b.   General coordinate system, Map Projections and Transformation,

c.   Geo Referencing, spatial database development and analysis,

Introduction to GIS software –Arc/Info, ArcView, IDRISI, GRASS, etc.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:50
Mobility and Networks
 

This course aims at gaining knowledge on all modes of transportation systems. It aims to include theories, technological, policy and design aspects, and inclusive of role multi-modal and NMT principles in urban transportation. This course aims at studying the various modes of transportation systems and its linkages to land uses at varied scales in cities and settlements.

Understanding Traffic and Transportation:
Characteristics of Transportation systems, factors and need of transportation, transportation modes, demand, design and operating means.

Urban transportation in India, Components and issues of Urban transport system and introduction to Traffic Engineering.

Transportation Planning, Surveys and analysis:

Role, relevance and scope of transportation planning, its historical overview, and relation of transport network to urban development.

Classification of roads, road networks and hierarchy, design of roads, road capacity, geometric design and preparation of road intersections, signalized intersections.

Transport Demand Modelling – Introduction to Transportation surveys, definition of study area, zoning, traffic volume, speed and delay, types of surveys (origin and destination,)

Introduction to Four Step Modelling – trip generation, trip distribution, modal split, trip assignment. Processing of travel data, analysis, and interpretation of traffic studies.

Suggested to undertake workshop of transport survey and analysis; origin-destination survey for a small design project.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:25
(Choice based)
 

These courses are choice based, elective module, which the students can choose/ select based on their interest and specialization for the suggested topics of inquiry.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:25
Creative Communication
 

This workshop based unit course shall include to sensitise students to descriptive communication for inculcating narrative skills, for documentation and analysis purpose. This unit aims to skill students in technicalities of literature, caricature or digital drawings. Processes of scripting, editing, production will be included. 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:25
Drone Surveying and Mapping
 

This workshop based unit shall include application based spatial and digital mapping by using drone survey and techniques of analysis. This course enables students to learn and apply computational methods in data, analysis and design through complex computation and spatial means; integration of mathematical, geographic, environmental, spatial and information science for data and spatial visualization and analysis; through drone survey and mapping.

Drone Surveying and Mapping: Introduction to practical use of Drone in surveying and mapping by selecting an appropriate Intervention site (small area or town) or site from design studio. Use of Drone data processing tools for 2D and 3D imagery; Drone2Map for ArcGIS streamlines the creation of professional imagery products from drone-captured imagery by implementing professional photogrammetry suite. Helping to generate products quickly for visualization and analysis.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:25
Film and Media Communication
 

This workshop based unit course shall include to sensitise students to film and media communication for inculcating narrative skills, for documentation and analysis purpose. This unit aims to skill students in technicalities of audio, videography and photography. Processes of scripting, editing, production, post production will be included. The purpose is to appreciate technicalities in storytelling and filmmaking.

Short film making: Sensitising to audio-visual aids and equipment. Scripting, shooting, pre-production and post-production techniques

Text Books And Reference Books:
  1. Amoroso, N. (2010). The Exposed City: Mapping the Urban Invisibles. Taylor & Francis.
  2. Cliff Moughtin, R. C. (2003). Urban Design: Methods and techniques. Elsevier.
  3. G.S.Srivastava. (2014). An Introduction to Geo-Informatics. McGraw Hill Education.
  4. Fazal, S. (2008). GIS Basics. New Delhi: New Age International
  5. Michael Law, A. C. (2015). Getting to Know ArcGIS. Esri Press.
  6. Christian Harder, T. O. (2013). Understanding GIS: An ArcGIS Project Workbook. Esri Press.
  7. Markus Neteler, H. M. (2007). Open Source GIS: A GRASS GIS Approach. Springer.
  8. B.G.Hutchinson. (1974). “Principles of Urban Transport Systems Planning”. Scripta Book Company.
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
  1. Hamada M. (2015),” Critical Urban Infrastructure Handbook” by Taylor & Francis Group, CRC Press New York.
  2. Papacostas and Prevendours, (2013); “Transportation Engineering and Planning”, PHI Publication.
  3. S. Ponnuswamy, Johnson Victor (2014), “Urban Transportation: Planning, Operation and Management”, Tata McGraw Hill- New Delhi.
  4. ITDP and EPC (2011): “Better Streets Better Cities: A Guide to Street Design in Urban India”. Institute for Transport and Development Policy.
  5. Hank Dittmar, Gloria Ohland. (2004). “The New Transit town: Best practices in Transit Oriented Development.” Island Press. Washington DC.
  6. Stephen Graham, S M (2001). “Splintering Urbanism, Networked Infrastructure, Technological Mobilities and the Urban Condition”. London. Routledge

 

Evaluation Pattern

The Evaluation pattern comprises of two components; the Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA) and the End Semester Examination (ESE).

CONTINUOUS INTERNAL ASSESSMENT (CIA): 100 Marks

The students shall be continuously assessed towards their CIA which comprises of creative and innovative assignments that shall be conducted by the respective faculty in the form of different types of assignments. Students need to complete the assignments within the stipulated time for the award of marks.

END SEMESTER EXAMINATION (ESE): 100 Marks

1.      End semester examinations shall be conducted as a Viva-voce.

2.      Eligibility to appear for ESE is a score of a minimum of 50% in the CIA.

3.      The Studio course shall have a Viva Voce evaluated by an external examiner and internal examiner of the portfolio presentation.

MARC181S - SEMINAR - I (2020 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:45
No of Lecture Hours/Week:3
Max Marks:100
Credits:3

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

The Seminar courses of Semester I shall dwell into further critical thinking triggered in the studio course, to offer in-depth inquiry.

Unit 1: Courses that are eclectically and thematically chosen by the course instructor that complement Studio I.

Unit 2: Choice-based unit chosen by students to complement their skill development in necessary for the studio I.

Learning Outcome

  1. Ability to identify and comprehend all types of heritage and the need for conservation.
  2. Ability to comprehend, gain knowledge, critically appraise the practice, processes, approach, and methods adopted in heritage conservation through national and international case studies at varied scales.
  3. Ability to comprehend the legislative, institutional, governance, and implementation framework of heritage conservation to understand their role and application in urban development.
  4. Ability to ascertain and comprehend the need to study the influence and impact of culture and gender studies on urban design, planning, and development.
  5. Ability to devise approaches and a new lens for more conceptual, humane, and poetic understanding/visualization of cities and urban spaces.
  6. Ability to understand the different urban social theoretician and their theories and its influence on the city.
  7. Ability to understand the social theory through the timeline and its changing position.
  8. Ability to acquire basic knowledge and understanding of the concept Ecology and the various perspectives.
  9. Ability to discuss human-nature interactions, Ability to analyze local, personal, and community conflicts, demands, and aspirations regarding socio-ecological issues.
  10. To familiarize with different environmental issues and levels of activism required for public policy. 
  11. Ability to comprehend, gain knowledge, critically appraise the practice, processes, approach, and methods adopted in heritage conservation through national and international case studies at varied scales.
  12. Ability to comprehend the legislative, institutional, governance, and implementation framework of heritage conservation to understand their role and application in urban development.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:25
Heritage and Conservation
 

To introduce heritage and conservation concepts, need, approaches, methods, principles, policies in the built and urban environment context. It shall introduce urban and architectural conservation, its need, concepts, approaches, methods, principles, policies in the built environment context. The course shall delve into historically developed cities, heritage zones, world heritage sites, their culture and development of cities or zones of various scale, culture and locations. It shall comprehend the contemporary framework, legislations of urban conservation through case examples.

Understanding Heritage and Conservation:
Introduction to heritage and urban conservation and its terminologies; its concepts, need, debate and purpose. Difference between conservation, restoration and preservation. Distinction between Architectural, Urban Conservation and its principles. Importance of heritage – tangible and intangible heritage in the context of historic and inner city areas. Ethics of conservation.

Practise of Conservation:
Stages in conservation process – documentation, listing of heritage sites and precincts, grading, proposals and guidelines. Practice and role of conservation in urban development by using various urban planning tools and regulations, understand the importance of heritage tourism (and eco-tourism) through case studies. Approaches and methods of conservation, such as community participation, concepts of adaptive reuse, upgradation programs, revitalization, regeneration, redevelopment of inner city areas. New developmental activities in historic settings. Townscape analysis, Visual Integration heritage impact assessment. 

Heritage Legislation, Institutional, Management:
Conservation legislative acts, policies, heritage charters, development plans, Govt. schemes such as HRIDAY, Smart cities and their respective present institutional framework. Financing, implementation and governance mechanism in heritage conservation and heritage management.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:25
Culture and Gender Studies
 

This study shall sensitise students to human interactions with the built environment, through critical readings on anthropology, cultural paradigms, gender and the like. It lends a contemporary intersectional and interdisciplinary perspectives on cultural phenomena and theories; provide understanding of epistemological, methodological, ideological frameworks pertaining to nation and culture, perspectives of gender, regional, caste identities. Role and permeability of culture and gender in urbanism; safe and friendly cities.

Culture and Gender Studies:
Humanising cities, through anthropology, cultural paradigms, gender, child friendly cities and the like

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:25
Imagined Cities
 

This study shall initiate a poetic understanding of cities and urban spaces. It shall enable the student to appreciate and critiquing a more nuanced and poetic understanding of cities of the past, present, and future.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:20
(Choice-based)
 

This unit is a choice-based, elective unit, which the students can choose based on their interest and specialization from the suggested topics in the syllabus. The production may be in form of term paper and/or publication.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:20
Social Ecology
 

The unit is intended to introduce to the students the concept of ecology from a historical perspective and the integral relationship between man, community and environment. It introduces students to concept of ecology from a historical perspective and integral relationship between man, community and environment. To initiate discussions on the pertinent ecological issues, concerns and environmental movements and reactions to them. To understand various discourses and pioneering works in Social Ecology.

Introduction to Ecology:
Understanding nature, ecology and environment, the historical development of ecology. The aspects of human decision making and environment – environment and society, carrying capacity.

Perspectives on environment: Marxist, Techno -centrist and Functional; Indian thought.

Development process and Environment:
Understanding process in context of environment - technology and industrialisation, commercialisation of agriculture, urbanisation and globalisation, deforestation and ecological imbalance.

Environmental Issues and Management:
Environment Degradation and pollution of Natural Resources. Tragedy of the Commons - Encroachments over Common Property Resources. The Energy Crisis, Global Warming and Interventions from civil society. State and Environmental Preservation Role of traditional systems in Environmental management. 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:20
Urban Conservation
 

To dwell further in depth in urban conservation, its approaches, methods, principles, policies in the built and urban environment context. This unit shall dwell further in urban and architectural conservation, its approaches, methods, principles, policies in the built environment context. The course shall delve into historically developed cities, heritage zones, world heritage sites, their culture and development of cities or zones of various scale, culture and locations. It shall comprehend the contemporary framework, legislations of urban conservation through case examples.

Urban Conservation:
Stages in conservation process – documentation, listing of heritage sites and precincts, grading, proposals and guidelines.
Practice and role of conservation in urban development by using various urban planning tools and regulations, understand the importance of heritage tourism (and eco-tourism) through case studies.
Approaches and methods of conservation, such as community participation, concepts of adaptive reuse, upgradation programs, revitalization, regeneration, redevelopment of inner city areas.
New developmental activities in historic settings. Townscape analysis, Visual Integration heritage impact assessment. Conservation legislative acts, policies, heritage charters, development plans, Govt. schemes such as HRIDAY, Smart cities and their respective present institutional framework. Financing, implementation and governance mechanism in heritage conservation and heritage management.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:20
Social theory and Urbanism
 

This Unit introduces students to conceptual and theoretical perspectives of urban social theory. It shall enable the student to understand the relationship between urbanism and social theory through concepts of Rob Krier, Christopher Alexander, Edmund Bacon and the like.

Social theory and Urbanism:
Fundamental hypothesis: the study of building typology in relation to the city, concepts of Aldo Rossi. The street, Square, façade & typologies of sections and elevations, the works of Rob Krier.
City as a visual matter, philosophy of perception, comprehension of the environment through visual examination, Serial vision, place, content, etc based on the concepts of Gorden Cullen. Perception of movement and clarity/ legibility in the cityscapes, Concepts of Kevin Lynch.
Pattern language of Christopher Alexander, City seen as a complex. Lattice and the underlying principles expressed in an abstract pattern. Edmund Bacon’s work on city design based on the movement system. “Learning from Las Vegas” tools

Text Books And Reference Books:
  1. Feilden, B. M. (1982). “Conservation of Historic Buildings”. London: Architectural Press.
  2. Glendinning, M. (2013). “The Conservation Movement: A History of Architectural Preservation”; Antiquity to Modernity. Oxon: Routledge.
  3. Borden, Iain, Tim Hall, and Malcolm Miles (Eds.). 2003. “The City Cultures Reader” (Routledge).
  4. Castells, Manuel. (1978.) ”City, Class and Power (Sociology, politics & cities)” (Palgrave Macmillan).
  5. Arnold, D and Ramchandra Guha (eds.), (1999).”Essays on the Environmental Nature, Culture, Imperialism: History of South Asia”. Delhi: OUP.
  6. Guha, R. (ed).  (1998). “Social Ecology: Readings in Sociology and Anthropology.” London: OUP.
  7. Gilbert F. La Freniere. (2012). “The Decline of Nature: Environmental History and the Western Worldview.” Paper Back ed. Oregon: Oak Savanna .
  8. Emilio F. Moran. (2006). “People and Nature: An Introduction to Human Ecological Relations.” Wiley-Blackwell.  
  9. Grove, Richard. (1996). “Green Imperialism: Colonial Expansion, Tropical Island Edens and the Origins of Environmentalism, 1600-1860.” Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 

 

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
  1. Oxley, R. (2015). “Survey and Repair of Traditional Buildings: A Sustainable Approach”. New York: Routledge.
  2. Tawab, A. A. (2013). “Introduction to Urban Conservation”. Deutschland, Germany: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing.
  3. Fitch James, “Historic Preservation- A Curatorial Approach”, University Press of Virginia.
  4. Phadke Shilpa Khan Sameera Ranade Shilpa, (2011). “Why Loiter? Women and Risk on Mumbai Streets”. India: Penguin Random House.
  5. Elkin Lauren, (2016) “Flaneuse, Women walk the city in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London”, London, Penguin Random House UK.
  6. Calvino, Italo. (1978).” Invisible Cities”. New York:Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
  7. Davis, Mike. (1990.) “City of Quatrz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles” (Verso).
  8. Harvey, David. (2001). “Spaces of Capital: Towards a Critical Geography” (Blackwell/Wiley).
  9. Harvey, David. (2000). “Spaces of Hope” (University of California Press).
  10. Jacobs, Jane.( 1961). “The Death and Life of Great American Cities” (Vintage).
  11. Lin, Jan and Christopher Mele (eds.).(2012.) ”The Urban Sociology Reader” (Routledge).
  12. Gadgil, M and Ramchandra Guha, (1994). “This fissured Land: An Ecological History of India.” Delhi: OUP.
  13. Ibid. (1995). “Ecology and Equity: The Use and Abuse of Nature in Contemporary India.” Delhi:  Penguin.  
Evaluation Pattern

The Evaluation pattern comprises of two components; the Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA) and the End Semester Examination (ESE).

CONTINUOUS INTERNAL ASSESSMENT (CIA):50

The students shall be continuously assessed towards their CIA which comprises of creative and innovative assignments that shall be conducted by the respective faculty in the form of different types of assignments. Students need to complete the assignments within the stipulated time for the award of marks.

END SEMESTER EXAMINATION (ESE):50

1.      End semester examinations shall be conducted as a Viva-voce.

2.      Eligibility to appear for ESE is a score of a minimum of 50% in the CIA.

3.      The Studio course shall have a Viva Voce evaluated by an external examiner and internal examiner of the portfolio presentation.

MARC231 - INFRASTRUCTURE AND MANAGEMENT (2020 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:150
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Description: 

This course aims at studying the linkages and processes of urban, infrastructural, environmental systems and management that impact urban design and planning in cities and settlements. Case studies of infrastructure projects, Infrastructure and Environment Impact Assessment. Discussion of practical cases & critical analysis.

Course Objective: 

The objective of the course is to introduce basic concepts related to infrastructure development in urban areas with an aim for developing expertise in effective management of infrastructure challenges. The focus is to comprehend aspects of infrastructure planning, effective delivery of infrastructure projects and their management.

Learning Outcome

CO 1:  Ability to comprehend and have an overview of urban infrastructure systems and their management mechanisms. Level:  Basic

CO 2: Ability to gain knowledge in physical urban infrastructure and relate them to spatial aspects to urban development and management. Level:  Intermediate

CO 3: Ability to gain knowledge in social urban infrastructure and relate them to spatial aspects to urban development and management; liveability and sustainability. Level:  Intermediate

CO 4: Ability to apply analytical skills to critically assess infrastructure networks in terms of sustainability, liveability, and resilience. Level: Intermediate

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Introduction to Urban Infrastructure
 
  • Elements of Infrastructure - physical and social; their definitions, concepts, significance, and importance; data required for provision and planning of urban networks and services.
  • Resource analysis, provision of infrastructure, and land requirements, Principles of resource distribution in space;
  • Types, hierarchical distribution of facilities, Access to facilities, provision and location criteria, norms, and standards.
Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Water, Waste Water & Solid Waste Infrastructure & Management
 
  • Water supply systems, quality and quantity requirements, sources; collection and conveyance of water, treatment methods, and treatment plant location, planning distribution systems, and management, their zoning with respect to urban structure.
  • Wastewater disposal mechanism and systems, wastewater treatment methods, planning and location of treatment plants; disposal of municipal and industrial effluents, effects of rivers and water bodies, legal and institutional aspects.
  • Solid waste collection and disposal, elements of solid wastes management; classification and properties of solid wastes, on-site collection, storage, transportation and disposal of solid wastes, processing and treatment of solid wastes, various social and legal aspects of the solid waste management. Power and communication system, source, generation, distribution and transmission networks, safety norms. Power consumption, demand and supply gap, duties, and incentives impact on cities' growth and development.
Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
Social Infrastructure
 
  • Green infrastructure, parks, playgrounds, health facilities, education facilities, urban commons, their planning, accessibility and infrastructure gap analysis.
Unit-4
Teaching Hours:5
Infrastructure Plan & Management
 
  • The infrastructure plan involves the development of city-level infrastructure plans, project prioritization of infrastructure, and implementation framework.
  • Infrastructure mapping at the city level, supply-side and demand-side diagnostics, identification of key city level infrastructure supply-side and demand-side issues.
  • Develop strategies to address existing gaps and as well as to address future city development needs and strategies and prepare a schematic infrastructure plan.
Text Books And Reference Books:
  1. V K Claton, "Solid waste management: The Regional approach";Ballinger Publishing Company, 1973.
  2. A K Chatterjee, "Water supply, Waste Disposal & Environmental Engineering"; Khanna Publishers.
  3. J M Waldram, "Street Lighting"; Edward Arnold Publishers, London, 1952.
  4. V M Ehlers and Steel W Ernest, "Municipal and Rural Sanitation" McGraw Hill Book Company, 1927.
  5. E J Waspe, "Solid Liquid flow Slurry pipeline Transportation".
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Reference books, journal articles as suggested by the course instructor.

Evaluation Pattern

The Evaluation pattern comprises of two components; the Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA) and the End Semester Examination (ESE).

CONTINUOUS INTERNAL ASSESSMENT (CIA): 50

For the theory course, the CIA is conducted as CIA 1, 2, and 3.CIA 1 and 3 are conducted by the respective faculty members whereas CIA 2 is a mid-semester examination conducted centrally. The breakup of CIA marks for theory courses is given below.

CIA 1- 10 marks; CIA 2 - 15 marks (conducted out of 50 marks and converted to out of 15 marks ); CIA 3 - 20 marks; Attendance -5 Marks

A minimum of 50% marks in the CIA is required to be eligible for the End Semester Examination (ESE). 

END SEMESTER EXAMINATION (ESE): 50

ESE is conducted at the end of the semester by the Office of Examinations.  Duration of the examination is three hours with maximum marks of 100 which is then reduced to out of 50 marks

2.    Eligibility to appear for ESE 

a.    A student has passed in CIAs for that course with 50% minimum marks

b.    A student has at least 85% of the attendance in aggregate at the end of the semester

c     The Vice-Chancellor is satisfied with the character and conduct of the student

MARC251 - DESIGN STUDIO II - CITIES, METROPOLIS AND REGION (2020 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:180
No of Lecture Hours/Week:12
Max Marks:600
Credits:10

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Design Studio II - City, Metropolis, and Region

Course Description: 

This design studio course studies and responds creatively to the impact on cities seen through a macro and regional lens by looking at ecological determinants such as regional water systems, along with corresponding infrastructural (physical & social) requirements. It shall include the administrative jurisdictional frameworks and their social and political influences on city-building and sustenance.

  • Deciphering, representing, and measuring the city as an organism, city as a system/ machine.
  • Understanding cities and its systems, from macro to micro perspectives - environmental, integrated transport, infrastructural, organisational, institutional, legislation, social, political aspects.
  • The scale of enquiry – urban form study, typology study; role and impact of ecology – environment and society, public realm, understanding of stakeholders, integrated transport and networks – in multiple media representations; 
  • Critical thinking - higher-order questions, how cities interphase with systems, processes and methods; cities and resilience, social ecology, cities and health, design, and law.
  • Suggested projects, Transit-Oriented Development, Looking at water systems-driven, Greenfield development projects.

Course Objective: 

The objective shall be to comprehend, document, analyze, critique the complexities of macro and regional systems and its relationship and impact on the city and metropolitan scale. To create and design possibilities and options to augment and cater to this city-metropolis-region interface.

Learning Outcome

CO 1: Ability to comprehend the regional scale of urban systems and issues. Ability to comprehend the city-region, city, or part of the city through analysis, synthesize the complexities of natural, socio-cultural issues of an urban environment.

CO 2: Ability to strategize and devise scenarios that guide urban development through a multi-scalar approach.

CO 3: Ability to formulate area development level plans along with demonstration at the urban scale.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:48
Studio-on-Wheels Documentation, Analysis and Critique
 
  • Introduction to comprehend the macro scale of the city-metropolis-region - their growth parameters, regional, ecological, infrastructural, transport linkages, human settlements, and their people; to relate and understand the impact on urban and local development.
  • Undertaking investigation in an emerging metropolitan or a non-metropolitan region (with growth prospects); the context of greenfield or brownfield; to study, document, analyze issues, challenges faced and critique it to arrive at possible opportunities.
Unit-2
Teaching Hours:48
Vision, Strategizing Growth and Creating Scenarios
 
  • To comprehend possibilities of integrated, collaborative, and resilient development, explore concepts of urban expansion, urban regeneration. Arrive at spatial strategies and scenario building for integrated, sustainable development using multi-scalar approaches.
  • Investigate means between top-down and bottom-up methods to approach urban design and development. Explore linkages of regional and/or metropolitan scale to urban and/or municipal scale to local and/or neighbourhood scale.
  • Delve into demography and built densities, transport networks, ecological linkages or existing agricultural settings, jurisdictional and institutional linkages.
Unit-3
Teaching Hours:84
Design Development and Demonstration of a Project
 
  • Project formulation for a design intervention and demonstration at an urban scale, local area development with regional linkages or context. 
  • For e.g. Multi-modal integration hubs, transit-oriented development, BRT design, station accessibility plans, area-level development of environmentally sensitive urban precincts, financial and business hubs/parks.
Text Books And Reference Books:
  1. Regional/Structure Plans and Master Plans of Bangalore, New Delhi, Mumbai and other Metropolitan Indian cities.
  2. Barnett, Jonathan. (1974), “Urban Design as Public Policy”, McGraw-Hill Inc., US.
  3. Jacob, Alan. (1980),”Making City Planning Work”, American Planning Association.
  4. Barnett, Jonathan. (1982), “Introduction to Urban Design”, Icon (Harpe); 1st edition.
  5. Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment. (2009) “Design Review, Principles and Practice”. (www.cabe.org.uk/files/design-review-principlesand-practice.pdf.)
  6. Hall, Tony. (2008) “Turning a Town Around: A Proactive Approach to Urban Design”. Oxford, United Kingdom: Blackwell Publishing, 
  7. Steve Tiesdell, David Adams. (2011) “Urban Design in the Real Estate Development Process.” Wiley-Blackwell.
  8. Lang, Jon. (2005) “Urban Design: A Typology of Procedures and Products”. Oxford, United Kingdom: Architectural Press.
  9. Gerald E. Frug. (1999) “City Making: Building Communities without Building Walls.” Princeton University Press.
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Reference books, journal articles as suggested by the course instructors.

Evaluation Pattern

The Evaluation pattern comprises of two components; the Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA) and the End Semester Examination (ESE).

CONTINUOUS INTERNAL ASSESSMENT (CIA): 300 marks

The students shall be continuously assessed towards their CIA which comprises of creative and innovative assignments that shall be conducted by the respective faculty in the form of different types of assignments. Students need to complete the assignments within the stipulated time for the award of marks.

END SEMESTER EXAMINATION (ESE): 300 marks

1.      End semester examinations shall be conducted as a Viva-voce.

2.      Eligibility to appear for ESE is a score of a minimum of 50% in the CIA.

3.      The Studio course shall have a Viva Voce evaluated by an external examiner and internal examiner of the portfolio presentation.

MARC252 - WORKSHOP - II (2020 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:75
No of Lecture Hours/Week:5
Max Marks:200
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Description: 

The Workshop courses of Semester II focus on developing the interpretative skills to comprehend and represent documentation and design development through various techniques, such as graphical, audio-visual, manual, digital, and computational in multiple media. 

Unit 1: Resources that are eclectically and thematically chosen by the course instructor that complement the corresponding Studio II.

Unit 2: Choice- based unit chosen by students to complement their skill development in necessary for studio II.

Learning Outcome

Course Outcome for Site Planning and Research Methodology

CO 1: Ability to represent an overlay of multiple datasets and analysis in various techniques and methods of mapping in digital and non-digital media. Ability to create layered graphical, photographic, and audio-visual productions to present documentation, analysis

CO 2: Ability to comprehend aspects of research methodology, including the theory of science and qualitative and quantitative methods. 

CO 3: Ability to comprehend and critique through research literature, data sourcing and citation, for developing a research proposal for the subsequent master’s thesis project.

CO 4: Ability to gain competence in planning, conducting, evaluating and presenting a research project. Level: Intermediate

CO 5: Ability to demonstrate research through methods and approaches through a term paper presentation.

Course Outcome for A. Computational Skills and Analysis II

CO 1: Ability to represent data, analysis in Auto Cad 3d and ESRI City Engine.

Course Outcome for B. Urban Development and Accessibility

CO 1: Ability to comprehend the influence, impact, and interconnections of transport planning and accessibility to urban development in cities and towns.

Course Outcome for C. Traffic and Transportation Planning

CO 1: Ability to comprehend the prospects of transport networks and infrastructure at a regional and urban scale.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:50
Site Planning
 

This study aims at developing analytical skills in Site Planning and land suitability and capability analyses to comprehend location and distribution of resources, land uses, landscape, socio-economic condition, heritage, identifying constraints and opportunities. It  involves developing analysis tools and methods through site planning and land suitability and capability of regional, urban and natural determinants through documentation, analyses and diagramming.

Site Planning and Land Suitability: Develop various transects through the area of study to illustrate the issues and challenges of urban spaces – geographical, hydrological, environmental, experiential, gender, mobility, language and normative.

 

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:50
Research Methodology
 

This study aims to expose students to different approaches to research and develop their skills in research methods tools and techniques, research questions, topic identification, formulating proposal, hypotheses formulation, research writing, analytical reading, evaluation, data sourcing and review. This course enables the student to approach technical research and writing in a professional manner.

  • Introduction to Research: Research as a science, Research problems, Types of research and strategies. Developing Research Questions, Hypothesis & Types of hypotheses.
  • Introduction to Statistics & Quantitative techniques: Need and application of statistical approaches, scientific perspective, systematic enquiry Quantitative research design, methods, instruments, data analysis and presentation.
  • Research Methodology: Identification of Research Problems, Objectives, Methodology and Research framework, conceptualising and conducting a research proposal, theoretical and empirical and gap identification, sample selection, data interpretation through quantitative and qualitative. Limitations of Research, Report Writing, Importance of Research ethics.
  • Research Quantitative & Qualitative tools: Primary and secondary data, Questionnaire & Interview Format, Group Interview, Focus group discussion, Formulation process, Advantages, Limitations. Interviewer & Respondent, Process of Interviewing, Merits & Demerits. Identifying Selection of Term Paper Topic  Class Discussions on Student Topics Term Paper Presentations
Unit-2
Teaching Hours:25
Choice based - A. Computational Skills & Analysis II
 

These courses are choice based, elective module, which the students can choose/ select based on their interest and specialization for the suggested topics of inquiry.

This skill based unit shall include 3d Mapping that are application based spatial and digital mapping by using data and analytics methods for urban design, planning Ability to develop creative and dynamic 3D visualization experiences and to project relationships, feasibility, and implementation. It enables students to learn and apply 3d visualisations and computational methods in data, analysis and design through complex computation and spatial means; integration of mathematical, geographic, environmental, spatial and information science for data and spatial visualization and analysis; skills in AutoCad 3D and ESRI City Engine and urban design tools for use in research and practice in urban design, planning.

  • AutoCAD Map 3D: AutoCAD Map 3D software provides access to GIS and mapping data to support planning, design, and data management. Intelligent models and CAD tools help you to apply regional and discipline-specific standards. Integration of GIS data helps to improve quality, productivity, and asset management.
  • ESRI City Engine: City Engine is advanced 3D modelling software for creating huge, interactive and immersive urban environments in less time than traditional modelling techniques. The cities you create using City Engine can be based on real-world GIS data or showcase a fictional city of the past, present, or future. 
  • Building entire 3D cities, designing urban environments, Mastering 3D content creation and bringing in community vision to life.
Unit-2
Teaching Hours:25
B. Urban Development and Accessibility
 

This Unit aims at gaining knowledge on policy and design aspects of integration of land use and transportation in urban design, to dwell in the role multi-modal and NMT principles in urban transportation. It aims at studying the interdependency and integration of land use and traffic and transportation systems.

  • Urban Development and Accessibility:
    • Interdependency and integration of land use and traffic and transportation systems.
    • Multi – modal transportation systems, public transportation systems (Metro, mono rail, BRT, Suburban Rail) Problems and prospects.
    • Transit Oriented Development, last mile connectivity and station accessibility and design. Design of road sections and intersections.
    • Road safety – factors for road safety, pedestrian and vehicular traffic, signals, signage, street lighting, street furniture design, NMT Design (pedestrian path, cycle tracks, greenways etc.).
    • Urban traffic problems – parking issues, accident reporting and recording systems, Intelligent transport systems, Air pollution standards, Traffic noise, factors affecting noise, noise abatement measures, standards.
Unit-2
Teaching Hours:25
C. Traffic and Transportation Planning
 

This unit aims at comprehending the importance of regional and urban transportation systems, traffic management. It aims to include theories, technological, policy aspects. It aims at studying the various modes of transportation systems and its linkages to land uses at varied scales in cities and settlements. Comprehending the relationship of traffic and transportation with environment and economy.

  • Importance of regional transport planning, road, rail, metro, air, water and other transport systems. Characteristics of National, State and District networks. Introduction to Highway and By-pass Design.
  • Traffic Management – Existing organizational and legal framework, traffic and environmental management techniques, and analytical review of existing measures.
  • Environment and Economy– EIA Assessment, Traffic Impact assessment. Economic Evaluation, techniques for estimating direct and indirect user costs and benefits and value of time. Pricing and financing of public transport services.
  • Technology for transportation – technological options, choice of technology, corridor analysis, integrated system plan concept, system selection.
Text Books And Reference Books:

References for Research Methodology:

  1. Ranjit Kumar, Research Methodology- A step by step guide for Beginners. Sage Publications, New Delhi. 
  2. Fred N. Kerlinger, Foundations of Behavioural Research, Holt, Rinehart and Winston Inc., New York. 
  3. Enquiry by Design: Tools for Environment-Behaviour Research. John Zeisel. Publisher-CUP Archive, 1984. ISBN-0521319714, 978052131971

References for Computational Skills and Analysis II:

  1. G.S.Srivastava. (2014). An Introduction to Geo-Informatics. McGraw Hill Education.

References for Urban Development and Accessibiity and Traffic & Transporation Planning:

  1. Kadiyali L.R. “Traffic Engineering and Transportation Planning”, Khanna Publications.
  2. Shah Sonal, Goswami Sahana, Rangawala Lubaina, Robin King, Das Himadri, Suri Akhila (2014), “Safe Access Manual: Safe access to mass transit stations in Indian cities, Bangalore”; EMBARQ India.
  3. ITDP and EPC (2011): “Better Streets Better Cities: A Guide to Street Design in Urban India”. Institute for Transport and Development Policy.
  4. Hank Dittmar, Gloria Ohland. (2004). “The New Transit town: Best practices in Transit Oriented Development.” Island Press. Washington DC.
  5. Stephen Graham, S M (2001). “Splintering Urbanism, Networked Infrastructure, Technological Mobilities and the Urban Condition”. London. Routledge.
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Reference books, journal articles as suggested by the course instructors.

Evaluation Pattern

The Evaluation pattern comprises of two components; the Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA) and the End Semester Examination (ESE).

CONTINUOUS INTERNAL ASSESSMENT (CIA): 100 Marks

The students shall be continuously assessed towards their CIA which comprises of creative and innovative assignments that shall be conducted by the respective faculty in the form of different types of assignments. Students need to complete the assignments within the stipulated time for the award of marks.

END SEMESTER EXAMINATION (ESE): 100 Marks

1.      End semester examinations shall be conducted as a Viva-voce.

2.      Eligibility to appear for ESE is a score of a minimum of 50% in the CIA.

3.      The Studio course shall have a Viva Voce evaluated by an external examiner and internal examiner of the portfolio presentation.

MARC281S - SEMINAR - II (2020 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:45
No of Lecture Hours/Week:3
Max Marks:100
Credits:3

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Description:

The Seminar courses of Semester II shall delve into further critical thinking triggered in the studio course, to offer in depth inquiry.

Unit 1: Courses that are eclectically and thematically chosen by the course instructor that complement Studio II.

Unit 2: Choice- based unit chosen by students to complement their skill development in necessary for the Studio II.

Course Description for Indian Planning Processes I:

This study aims to inform the students on the various processes and practices of city planning, development, regulatory processes implementation in Indian cities. It shall introduce the students on city planning, its processes, scope in urban development, land use zonal regulations, emerging planning strategies and concepts, enforcement and implementation in planning in Indian cities.

Course Description for Cities and Insurgencies:

This topic critically dwell into the impact on cities and urban development when faced with insurgencies that are environmental, economic, cultural, social and political in nature. It shall examine cities and how they behave in the backdrop of insurgencies, under extreme environmental, economic, cultural, social and political unrest; the impact on state of society, infrastructure and wellbeing on the inhabitants.

Learning Outcome

Course Outcome for Indian Planning Processes I and Cities and Insurgencies

CO 1: Ability to comprehend the urban planning theories, principles, techniques and methodologies. Level: Intermediate
CO 2: Ability to comprehend, analyze planning process and frameworks. Level: Intermediate 
CO 3: Ability to comprehend the issues that affect urban development and the inhabitants in the context of insurgencies and to examine possible solutions.

Course Outcome for A. Cities and Health

CO 1: Ability to comprehend and examine the issues and aspects that alter the state of wellbeing in the built environment and how to improve the same.

Course Outcome for B. History and Criticism

CO 1: Ability to conduct research, critique and write effectively in chosen area of study.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:24
1.1 Indian Planning Processes I
 

Planning Principles for Cities: Concepts and theories of planning and their applications as Master Plans, Development Plans, Structure Plans etc. Planning terms and their definitions, Concepts of Zonal Plans, Area Development Plans, Development Schemes, Urban Renewal, Redevelopment, City Development Plans, Planned Unit Development etc.

Concept of Planning and Planning tools: Concepts of land use, zoning regulations, mixed use development, Special Economic Zones, Planning surveys and sampling, evaluation of planning requirements, town planning schemes, Planning standards and models.

 

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:24
1.2 Cities and Insurgencies
 

This topic critically dwell into the impact on cities and urban development when faced with insurgencies that are environmental, economic, cultural, social and political in nature. It shall examine cities and how they behave in the backdrop of insurgencies, under extreme environmental, economic, cultural, social and political unrest; the impact on state of society, infrastructure and wellbeing on the inhabitants.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:21
Choice Based - B. History and Criticism
 

B. History and Criticism

This unit’s objective is to analyse and critique approaches, theories, methods for critical thinking, conducting research and writing.It shall delve in critical understanding of urbanism, architecture in historical, contemporary contexts and theories, through aspects of research and practice.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:21
Choice Based - A. Cities and Health
 

This unit is a choice based, elective unit, which the students can choose based on their interest and specialization from the suggested topics in syllabus. The production may be in form of term paper and/or publication.

A. Cities and Health

This unit shall comprehend and critically appraise the role of social infrastructure on cities and environment. It looks at linkages of liveability of cities through the lens of social infrastructure, public health, mismanaged physical infrastructure, adverse environmental effects on various beings in cities and settlements.

Text Books And Reference Books:
  1. Arthur Gallion, “Urban Pattern”, John Wiley & Sons; 5th Edition, 2003. 
  2. Siddhartha N. Mukherjee, “Cities -Urbanization and Urban System”, Kitab Mahal, 12th Edition, 2017. 
  3. Peter Hall, “Urban and Regional Planning”, Routledge, 5th edition. 
  4. K.P.Yadav, “Vol. 1-5- Encyclopaedia of Economic Planning and Development”, Ivy Publishing House.
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Reference books, journal articles as suggested by the course instructors.

Evaluation Pattern

The Evaluation pattern comprises of two components; the Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA) and the End Semester Examination (ESE).

CONTINUOUS INTERNAL ASSESSMENT (CIA): 50 Marks

The students shall be continuously assessed towards their CIA which comprises of creative and innovative assignments that shall be conducted by the respective faculty in the form of different types of assignments. Students need to complete the assignments within the stipulated time for the award of marks.

END SEMESTER EXAMINATION (ESE): 50 Marks

1.      End semester examinations shall be conducted as a Viva-voce.

2.      Eligibility to appear for ESE is a score of a minimum of 50% in the CIA.

3.      The Studio course shall have a Viva Voce evaluated by an external examiner and internal examiner of the portfolio presentation.