Type of the institute: Government Funded Technical Institutions
Complete Mailing Address: School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada. Sy. 4/4, ITI Road, Vijayawada- 520008
Contact Person For Admission: Prof. Minakshi Jain
Designation: Director, SPAV
Email: admission@spav.ac.in
Alternate Email: registrar@spav.ac.in
Phone Nos: 91-866-2469442
Fax No: 91-866-2469451
Mobile No.: 8106210312
About the Institute:

School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada, (SPAV), was established on 2008 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, as an autonomous institution. SPA Vijayawada is established under the SPA Act 2014, which is an Act of the Parliament of India. It is a premier Centrally Funded Technical Institution (CFTI) specialising for excellence in the fields of Planning and Architecture. 

SPA Vijayawada is one of the three institutes of national importance, under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India,offering education in the fields of Planning and Architecture.The School has distinguished itself and has grown as a role model in the professional education offering undergraduate, post graduate and doctoral programmes in the fields of planning and architecture, while at the same time fostering research of a high order in these areas. All efforts are being made to develop the School as a place of excellence for innovation, creativity and research. The School is constantly endeavouring to achieve academic excellence in Architecture and Planning through innovation, creation, inclusion, acquiring and disseminating knowledge using sustainable local and global practices and enhancing the quality of society through responsible Built Environment.

At SPA Vijayawada, academic degree programmes are designed to address and to takeup physical, socio-economic and environmental challenges, so as to achieve future sustenance and hence to cater to the specific needs of the industry and academics. The key objective of these courses is to equip the students with adequate skills required to comprehend various built environment related issues and to analyse physical, socio-economic, cultural, political and ecological dimensions of the human settlements.

Quality of instruction and research is the primary focus of the School. Faculty has been contributing towards the enrichment of the academic programmes through their sustained efforts. The Institute has a dynamic mix of eminent faculty having experience in planning, architecture and allied fields of knowledge. Faculty members are constantly involved in various academics, research and developmental activities of the School.SPAV has been constantly fostering research environment by actively encouraging students to takeup research in several emerging areas. To provide exposure to our students to best practices in the world, our School has entered into Memorandum of Understanding with several reputed national and international institutions.

SPA Vijayawada secured at 9th position in the Architecture Category of the NIRF Ranking 2019 and also ranked at 13th among the best technical institutes in the country by India Today Group 2018. The campus is green rated and is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure such as hostels, central library, ICT and high end digital surveillance systems, laboratories,  studios, classrooms, open air theatres, auditorium, cafeteria, outdoor sports facilities, etc.

 


Fee Structure:
For details, please visit - https://www.spav.ac.in/feesstructure.html
Academic Structure:
Presently the School runs two departments:

  1. Department of Planning
  2. Department of Architecture

Undergraduate Degree Programmes
  1. Bachelor of Planning
  2. Bachelor of Architecture
Postgraduate Degree Programmes
  1. Master of Planning (Urban and Regional Planning),
  2. Master of Planning (Environmental Planning and Management),
  3. Master of Planning (Transportation & Infrastructure Planning),
  4. Master of Architecture (Sustainable Architecture),
  5. Master of Architecture (Landscape Architecture),
  6. Master of Architecture (Architectural Conservation) and
  7. Master of Building Engineering and Management.

Doctoral Programmes on full time and part time basis are also being offered in both the departments.

For details please visit:
Architecture Department: https://www.spav.ac.in/architecturedepartment.html
Planning Department : https://www.spav.ac.in/planningdepartment.html

Faculty:
The Faculty has a judicious and wide range of expertise that includes regular faculty (Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors) and Visiting Faculty (practicing professionals and Faculty from other educational institutes of repute) who contribute to different courses and subjects each semester. Core faculty members with expertise and background in Urban and Regional Planning, Architecture, Urban Design, Housing, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Planning, Infrastructure Planning, Transportation Planning, Industrial Area Planning, Sociology, Civil Engineering, give critical inputs at various stages of the programme. In additions, industry experts, researchers, government officials, administrators visit the campus, interact and help students analyse complex urban planning and development problems taken up each semester.

Faculty of the Department of Architecture : For details please visit:
https://www.spav.ac.in/architecturefaculty.html

Faculty of the Department of Planning: For details please visit:
https://www.spav.ac.in/planning_faculty.html
Facilities:
The school is having excellent and  state-of-the-art infrastructure such as hostels, central library, ICT and high end digital surveillance systems, laboratories,  studios, classrooms, open air theatres, auditorium, cafeteria, outdoor sports facilities, etc.

For details please visit:
Central Library : https://www.spav.ac.in/library.html
Computer Centre : https://www.spav.ac.in/computer_centre.html
Laboratories: https://www.spav.ac.in/laboratory.html
Healthcare Centre: https://www.spav.ac.in/health.html
Guest House: https://www.spav.ac.in/guest.html
Security: https://www.spav.ac.in/security.html
Student Life at Institute:
The School of Planning and Architecture Vijayawada shifted its activities to its permanent campus in June 2018, which is located in the heart of Vijayawada city along the ITI road, extending to around 9.66 acres. It accommodates the main academic and administrative block with a total built-up area of around 30,000 sqm, the Boys hostels with about 14,000 sqm of built-up area spread over two blocks with capacity of over 400 students, Girls hostels with about 6,200 sqm of built-up area with capacity of about 200 students and a Dining cum Visiting Faculty Guest House with about 4,300 sqm of built-up space. The campus also has an additional 2.66 acres land with green cover, which is to be developed as outdoor sports facility.

The academic and administrative block is a sustainable and modern building infused with local materials and contemporary design. Its form and structure is deemed to be iconic in the city of Vijayawada. The campus has ICT enabled teaching atmosphere, high end digital surveillance systems, modern laboratories, spacious studios and classrooms, open-air theatres, auditorium, cafeteria, and outdoor sports facilities. The various labs include Computer Labs, Geoinformatics Lab, Art Lab, Material Testing Lab, Surveying Lab, Carpentry Lab, Terrain Modelling Lab, Climatology Lab, Environmental Monitoring Lab and Structural Lab. The LAN in the campus caters to approximately 800 users at a time. All common areas are connected by WiFi and 1-GBPS Internet connectivity is provided through NKN-NMEICT. Central Library of SPAV is one of the ingenious and technical libraries in the southern region supporting teaching, learning, research and consultancy activities in the areas of Planning and Architecture. The central library is well equipped with both Wi-Fi and Broad Band Internet connectivity.

The campus consists of many green parameters in terms of design and facilities like Solar Water Heating systems for Hostels and Kitchen with 19200 litres per day capacity. It has Roof-top Solar Power generation with 183 KW per day with 108000 kwh units of generation per year. The campus has ground water recharge pits, LED lightings with automatic sensors, Sewage Treatment Plant with 100 KLD capacity wherein recycled water is to be used for gardening and flushing of toilets, and a composting yard in the making for managing kitchen waste. It is in the process of building a nursery and many more green initiatives to a develop sustainable environment in and around the campus. Green Up SPAV was a program initiated on January 2018 to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Solid Waste in the Campus under the Swatch Bharat Abhiyaan. Under this program the School has started segregating solid waste generated in the campus which are sent for recycling.




Training & Placement:
With a humble beginning in 2008, the School of Planning & Architecture, Vijayawada has been rising steadily through the ranks. Our students have earned accolades both nationally and internationally helping us establish our position as one of the most respected architecture and planning institutes in the country. Deemed as one among the ‘Institutes of National Importance’ by an act of the Parliament, the students are entrusted with the huge responsibility of contributing to the society through innovation and research in the fields of architecture & planning.
The school currently offers the seven degree programmes (Two Under-graduate and Five Post-graduate).Our programmes are designed in a way that students get accustomed to the practical world, through research collaborations, field visits, study tours, exposure programmes, hands-on workshops, in-house seminars and a host of other activities exclusively crafted to build able architects and planners to cater to the needs of tomorrow. With the support of our faculty and alumni, the students of every batch get successfully placed.

Few notable companies/ institutions where our students are working/ have worked include: Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA), VijayawadaATKINS Amaravathi Development Corporation (ADC), VijayawadaAECOM National Institute of Rural Development &Panchayat Raj (NIRDPR), HyderabadDeloitte Andhra Pradesh Space Application Centre(APSAC), VijayawadaE-GIS Kakinada Smart City corporation, KakinadaIBI Group City and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra (CIDCO)Seeds India Infrastructure Leasing &Financial Services Limited (IL&FS)IPE Global Indian School of Business(ISB)Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) Cushman & Wakefield(C&W) LEA AssociatesWorld Resources Institute(WRI) Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)Feedback Infra Architect Hafeez Contractor (AHC)GITAM University Creative Group, DelhiSpace Matrix and many more
Recreational/Extra Curricular activities:

Clubs

In SPAV , there are six cultural clubs and four other committees, which contribute immensely to the vibrant campus. Each committee and Club comprises of two faculty coordinators to look after all the issues regarding the events of that particular club. For each club, the student committee is guided by Secretary, Joint secretary, Coordinators, Co Coordinators and volunteers. All Committees are headed by the cultural coordinator.
The purpose of the each club and committee are as follows:-

1. Rythmo Club
The Music Club is a place where students come to jam, learn and make music of different flavours. The club conducts a variety of activities throughout the year.
Rhythmo, the music club has made the college proud by winning national level and zonal level inter-college battle of bands in reknowned fests like NASA and ZONASA. It is one the clubs with maximum number of active members. Musical performances are an integral part of any celebration in the college. The club has an array of different styles and modes of musical expressions to choose from; from resonating choirs to soulful vocals. The music room is equiped with a range of intruments. Senior students,trained in different genres and intruments, make sure that the knowledge is passed on to coming batches through regular interactive jamming sessions.
The literary club organizes and conducts various competitions like debate, extempore speech, essay writing,etc. It also conducts poetry workshops,quizzes and reading group meetings regularly. The editorial board is responsible for the yearly documentation of activities, events ,etc happening in the institute as well providing a platform for young writers and content creators. Each year the Editorial board toils hard to bring all this together and create a annual magazine, named Chhaya. The creation process of Chhaya is a great platform for graphic designers as well.

2. Avante Garde Club
The Fashion Club , where the student participate for the various events, they choreograph and design the costumes themselves and perform for various themes.
Every individual has a unique character, an aura and style that sets them out from the rest. In the same way, a person's clothing reflects his personality. Fashion is a language which speaks of the culture, traditions and society that helped bring it to existence. Fashion is an art that has the power to make a statement and bring change. Fashion is confidence.
We at Avant Gardé explore the different ways one can represent themselves through fashion, a creative outlet of identity that encourages experimentation and fusion of materials and styles and the creation of unique designs. Because we believe that as architects and planners, every form of expression makes us more creative.
The club organises fashion shows in various festivals and college events, apart from lending its creative help into costume-making for various other events. It provides a chance to students to express themselves through the art of fashion, with themes and subjects touching on various topics of society and the design world. There are no boundaries to the self-expression and at Avant Garde, students are encouraged to try it all!
Club 29; the dance club is an active student group that thrives to achieve excellence in the field of dance. The danceforms dealt with , by club29, vary from classical Indian dances to hiphop and bollywood. Western danceforms like lyrical hiphop, ballroom dancing,etc.are as well explored. The group members come together to exchange their existing knowledge as well as explore new possibilities . The practice sessions are fun-filled and enriching. Senior students,formally trained in classical dances like Kuchipudi, hold regular classes for interested juniors. Club 29 performs on every formal and informal event that takes place in the college. Members of the club are active participants in various inter-college cultural fests and have bagged quite a few trophies , making the college proud.

3. Monologue Club
The club provides a platform to those who wish to explore the world of Drama, stage performances, Nukkad natak.
The monologue club provides an outlet for people who take interest in theatrics. It stages vivid performances, often combining acting with dance, extempore and many other forms of expression to deliver a powerful interpretation of the theme of the show. Their aim is to leave the audience spellbound, and they definitely excel in it!
Rhythm and rhyme combine as a language of expression that is unafraid, bold and meaningful. Every student is an important part of the machinery of this club, which provides an environment to learn about various issues, and perform to express what they feel.
The members learn to express emotions and stories that aim to instigate sentiments in the audience. The mind plays a big role here, for the art lies within our imagination. The club also participates in inter-college events.

4. Club-29
This Club helps to bring the varied culture to one single floor of performance. Here in this club western to Indian dance performances are encouraged. The student participate in events and show their Performances like Bharatnatyam, oddishi, Kathak , Bhangra, Bihu (Folk dances ), Break dance, Hip Hop and many others.

5. Ground Zero Club
This Club is a backbone for any kind of event organized in micro or macro level. Student involved in this club are responsible for stage decoration, invitation preparation, Posters and other essential arrangements for any event to conduct. This Club encourages students to work in team irrespective of courses and years.

6. Tasveer Club
This club provides the platform to students who have passion towards the photography. The club members organize the competition time to time for varied event.
Photography is not just about capturing photos, it is an art of capturing beautiful moments. Here at Tasveer we capture the spirit of SPAV while working behind the lenses. The world is a beautiful stage where every interaction can be a performance, every moment precious and every object priceless to the eyes of the beholder.
The Tasveer club provides an opportunity to students to explore their passion of photography, and take it to the next level. Students are taught to experiment with different styles of photography and their subjects. Landscapes, humans, animals or built forms- the club puts no limit.
The Tasveer club organises photography exhibitions, conducts workshops and often collaborate with the other clubs to produce beautiful snapshots of the students; various talents. An important role of the club also lies in documenting every event of the institute in photos and participating in photography events and competitions beyond our institute’s boundaries.
The Tasveer club plays a very important role of conducting an annual photography walk across the city to capture shots of life in Vijayawada, and experience all that it has to offer. Open to all students, it plays an important role in introducing and familiarising new students to SPAV and the city of Vijayawada and help them feel at home in their new place of learning.

7. Literary Club
The Literary club and Editorial board work towards achieving linguistic excellence through creative expressions.The club aims to capture the vibrant life of the campus, by conducting and documenting various events that take place throughout the academic year. The club also encourages young speakers and promotes a healthy prevalent literary dialogue among the students.
Club activities include quizzes, debates, articles, extempore speeches and other literary programmes as a part of festivals and formal events. All events taking place in the institute is also documented by the group. The club provides a platform where students can express themselves through the art of writing, language no bar. It is also a forum for discussion of various subjects, which help students hone their speaking skills and help mould their verbal and writing skills to project their thoughts and expressions to the best of their ability. .

Editorial Board
The editorial board is responsible for the yearly documentation of activities, events ,etc happening in the institute as well providing a platform for young writers and content creators.
Each year the Editorial board toils hard to bring all this together and create an annual magazine, named ‘Chhaya’. The creation process of Chhaya is a great platform for graphic designers as well. It provides a platform for students and faculties to showcase and express themselves. The magazine is a compilation of the events and highlights of the past year, along with artwork, creative writing and academic writing; it’s the face of SPAV.

Location and Accessibility:
SPA Vijayawada is located in Central Place of Vijayawada:
Please visit site:

https://www.spav.ac.in/contact.html

Academic Programwise Seats breakup:
Institute CodeProgram CodeAcademic Program NameState/All India SeatsSeat PoolOPENOPEN-PwDGEN-EWSGEN-EWS-PwDSCSC-PwDSTST-PwDOBC-NCLOBC-NCL-PwDTotal(includes Female Supernumerary)
Program-Total
Seat Capacity Female Supernumerary
415 4501 Planning (4 Years, Bachelor of Planning) All India Gender-Neutral 13 1 3 0 5 0 2 0 9 0 33
33 0
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
(including "0" Supernumerary)
415 5101 Architecture (5 Years, Bachelor of Architecture) All India Gender-Neutral 34 2 7 0 11 1 6 0 21 1 83
83 0
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
(including "0" Supernumerary)
     Total Seats 47 3 0 0 16 1 8 0 30 1 116
116 0