Type of the institute: Government Funded Technical Institutions
Complete Mailing Address: School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada. Beside ITI College, Near Ramesh Hospital,5th Root, NH-5, Vijayawada- 520010
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, (in short SPAV), was established on 2008 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, as an autonomous institution. SPAV is established under the SPA Act 2014, which is an Act of the Parliament of India. SPAV is a premier Centrally Funded Technical Institution (CFTI) specialising for excellence in the fields of Planning and Architecture. 

Although in its nascent stage, with experienced faculty and guest lectures by eminent visiting faculty and industry experts from all over the country, the quality of education imparted and its focus on research puts SPAV in the league of leading institutes in the country.

At SPAV, the academic focus and approach is a unique blend of design, creativity and objectivity with a social purpose. Students not only learn the skills required, but during the course of studies are exposed to though-provoking and intellectually inspiring sessions, through studios, field trips and research projects, which brings out the creative best in them.

Fee Structure:
For details, please visit - http://spav.ac.in/admissions/fee-structure.html
Academic Structure:
The School is presently in the eighth year of operation and has -

a) Two undergraduate programs one each in Architecture (5 year B.Architecture) and Planning (4 year B.Planning), 
b) Three PG programmes of 2 year Full Time duration (M.Planning – Environmental Planning & Management, M.Planning – Urban and Regional Planning and M.Arch –Sustainable Architecture) and
c) Doctoral programmes.

The above programmes are state of the art, based on CGPA semester system and has the necessary recognitions.

For details about Academics in Dept of Planning, please visit - http://spav.ac.in/departments/spav-planning-department.html

For details about Academics in Dept of Architecture, please visit - http://spav.ac.in/departments/spav-architecture-department.html
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.

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Student Life at Institute:
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Training & Placement:
The Department of Planning undertakes academic, consultancy and advocacy projects and assignments from all over India. As part of every semester planning and design studio / lab, the Department aligns with various municipalities and/or regional development authorities across India and undertakes real-life projects that culminate in preparation of City or Zonal Development Plans, Mobility Plans, Environmental Management Plans, Regional Plans, etc., which is shared with the local administrations. For more details on studio projects, please visit - 
Academic Programwise Seats breakup:
Institute CodeProgram CodeAcademic Program NameState/All India SeatsSeat PoolOPENOPEN-PwDSCSC-PwDSTST-PwDOBC-NCLOBC-NCL-PwDTotal(includes Female Supernumerary)
Seat Capacity Female Supernumerary
415 4501 Planning (4 Years, Bachelor of Planning) All India Gender-Neutral 14 1 5 0 2 0 8 0 30
30 0
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
(including "0" Supernumerary)
415 5101 Architecture (5 Years, Bachelor of Architecture) All India Gender-Neutral 36 2 10 1 6 0 19 1 75
75 0
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
(including "0" Supernumerary)
     Total Seats 50 3 15 1 8 0 27 1 105
105 0