Department of

School of Architecture

Since its inception in the year 2017, the School of Architecture has evolved its academic programs with robust and rigorous curricula. The programs are designed to develop skills, creative and critical thinking while fostering values of empathy and community engagement. Approved by the Council of Architecture New Delhi and AICTE, the school offers a Bachelor’s Degree Program in Architecture (B Arch) and Master’s Degree Program in Architecture (M Arch). The curriculum us built upon three core principles – the teaching andragogy of experiential learning, service through outreach programs, along with ‘Studio on Wheels’, a unique travel based studio program.

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 a 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 thinking towards the built environment and its related natural and cultural setting. The School commits itself to an integrated education in the art, science, history and technical skill for a sensitive, inclusive and collaborative practice in the discipline of architecture.

Department

Overview

The Programmes intend a deep immersion in an ecosophical perspective of built environment, as part of an inspired understanding of larger discourses: environmental, social, political, artistic and technological. The B Arch Programme sensitises students to be socially and environmentally responsible and to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams within the field of human habitat; engaging them in community outreach programs and assimilate knowledge in built environment related disciplines that are relevant to ethical practice in architecture. The programs nurtures quality education that enables use and extension of appropriate knowledge for designing built environment; stimulating critical thinking to assess existing environment in the service of the discipline of architecture. The education at School of Architecture, offers sound knowledge in design theories and their applications, building technology, social, cultural, gender and environmental issues; learning to apply interdisciplinary knowledge and use tools that enable it. It inculcates skills necessary for the physical, social and creative realms of crafting architecture; preparing students to recognise and act upon opportunities and aspirations; instilling creative problem-solving skills, enhancing entrepreneurship, by offering active and experiential learning while working with varied materials and media. The school aims at developing skills of architectural design and effective communication of ideas to peers, clients, decision makers, and the public.

The M Arch Programme intends to provide an education in the field of built environment that recognises its interdisciplinary nature between urbanism, ecology, social, economic and political realms; to offer learning that encourages a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach and bridges the gap between academics and practice. The school offers training in research on urban and ecological issues of the global south and specifically in the context of Asia. The programme provides an education in design, advocacy and activism and offers courses that are domain specific, issue based that are relevant and contemporary. Choice based credit systems are offered to help specialise in specific disciplinary choices.

Message

from the HoD

Architectural Education at CHRIST offers an opportunity to be part of creative innovation in design thinking, design teaching, and design learning. We are committed to providing a tremendous opportunity, to engage in an experiential learning environment using the Design studio space as a design thinking workshop, where ideas are explored and theoretical subjects are integrated. The Studio on Wheels the traveling classroom is a unique pedagogical approach adopted for an experiential teaching-learning practice in our education at CHRIST. These intensive studio sessions are designed to engage deeper learning and discourse on social and environmental issues, set within a selected geographic area or community precinct thus rendering a global perspective to the curriculum. It is built around community-driven skill development workshops, service-learning modules, master classes, outreach projects, and detailed documentation. The learnings set the premise and research questions for the design problem conducted in the subsequent three-quarters of the semester. The productions of these studios on wheels are documented comprehensively and released as publications or exhibitions in the public domain for wider dissemination, debate, and discourse.

Our close working relationship with the existing ecosystem of the University has rendered a unique identity to the curriculum, building a deeper social and environmental responsibility within students. As we embrace the new dimensions of National education policy we extend ourselves to examine and participate in the rural reconstruction of the region. The CHRIST Rural Studio rolled out as a social outreach studio project, at semester 4 level, explores poetics in bamboo while learning appropriate technology. This funded research project is primarily intended to encourage student research and publication at the undergraduate level. With challenges such as liveability, infrastructure, climate change mitigation, culture and heritage, enforcement of existing legislative framework, and governance remaining at the forefront, our post-graduation pedagogy recognizes the interconnectedness between ecology, urbanism, and architecture. The program intends a deeper understanding of urbanism across scales and sectors including ecological, regional, urban and infrastructural, institutional, recreational, heritage, and the like. The school is currently expanding the policy of inclusiveness and encouraging more involvement of a diversity of students, developing research as a culture of the School and new multi-disciplinary collaborations. In our efforts to build inclusive classrooms, during this pandemic, we take special care to build trust with students and to stay inspired.

Dr Anitha Suseelan
hod.architecture@christuniversity.in

Department

Activities

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Faculty

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Name
Specialization
Campus

ABINAYA J

Architecture BANGALORE CAMPUS View

Dr AJAI CHANDRAN C K

Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning BANGALORE CAMPUS View

ALBERT JOSEPH HEFFERAN

Urban and Regional Planning BANGALORE CAMPUS View

ANAY ANAND

City Planning BANGALORE CAMPUS View

Dr ANITHA SUSEELAN

Urban Design BANGALORE CAMPUS View

ARUN BABY M WILSON

Urban Planning BANGALORE CAMPUS View

BETTY BHARATHI SHARATH

Architecture BANGALORE CAMPUS View

CHANDAN KASHYAP S K

Art History BANGALORE CAMPUS View

ELSA ANNA SIMON

Planning BANGALORE CAMPUS View

GAYATHRI PRAMOD

Architecture BANGALORE CAMPUS View

HOSAKERE S SHANKAR

Master of Architecture BANGALORE CAMPUS View

Dr JAYPRAKASH SHIVARUDRAPPA CHADCHAN

Architecture and Planning BANGALORE CAMPUS View

JYOTHI GUPTA

Architecture BANGALORE CAMPUS View

KATIA MOSSIN

Architecture BANGALORE CAMPUS View

KEERTI MANISHA

Architecture, Environmental Planning, and Sustaina BANGALORE CAMPUS View

KIRTI PATNAIK

Urban Design BANGALORE CAMPUS View

MITHUN NATESH M

Energy Efficient and Sustainable Architecture BANGALORE CAMPUS View

NIMISHA VARGHESE

Architectural Design BANGALORE CAMPUS View

NITIKA TORVI

Architecture BANGALORE CAMPUS View

Dr PRIYA JOSEPH

Architectural history, Material Culture, Architect BANGALORE CAMPUS View

RANJITHA GRACE A

Architecture (General) BANGALORE CAMPUS View

RICHARD MANOHARAN

Architecture BANGALORE CAMPUS View

SATHYANARAYANA S

Urban Design BANGALORE CAMPUS View

SHYAM NANDKISHOR GANDHI

Urban Design BANGALORE CAMPUS View

SHYNU R V

General BANGALORE CAMPUS View

Dr SIVA JAGANATHAN

Facilities Management BANGALORE CAMPUS View

SONA ALEX

Habitat Design BANGALORE CAMPUS View

Dr UMA KUNDALIKRAO JADHAV

Sustainable Rural Development BANGALORE CAMPUS View

VENKATA JANARDHAN RAO M

Urban and Regional Planning BANGALORE CAMPUS View

VRIDDHI

Architecture BANGALORE CAMPUS View
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Specialization
Campus

ARINDOM BORA

M.Sc BANGALORE KENGERI CAMPUS View

CHIARA CHIODERO

Habitat BANGALORE KENGERI CAMPUS View

JEETIN RANGHER

painting BANGALORE KENGERI CAMPUS View

VIJAY R

Painting BANGALORE KENGERI CAMPUS View
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Name
Programme

ABINAYA J

PhD-Architecture

B SUBHADHA

PhD-Architecture (June Batch)

BETTY K CHACKO

PhD-Architecture (June Batch)

DEEPTHI RAMACHANDRA ADIGA

PhD-Architecture

ELSA ANNA SIMON

PhD-Architecture

GAYATHRI PRAMOD

PhD-Architecture

JYOTHI GUPTA

PhD-Architecture (June Batch)

KIRTI PARVATI

PhD-Architecture (June Batch)

M VENKATA JANARDHAN RAO

PhD-Architecture (June Batch)

MAMATHA N

PhD-Architecture

NITIKA TORVI

PhD-Architecture

RESHU GUPTA RAMNIVAS

PhD-Architecture

RICHARD MANOHARAN

PhD-Architecture

SHYNU R V

PhD-Architecture (June Batch)

SONA ALEX

PhD-Architecture (June Batch)

V P PRIYA

PhD-Architecture (June Batch)

VIJAYA V HEGDE

PhD-Architecture

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(Deemed to be University)

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Karnataka, India

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Email: mail@christuniversity.in

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Vision

EXCELLENCE AND SERVICE

Mission

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