GITAM School of Architecture is established with the main objective of providing world class education in architecture. The School offers a five year Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch.) program duly approved by the Council of Architecture, New Delhi. The basic mission of providing architectural education by the School is to create environment friendly inputs through traditional skills, materials and geographical conditions. The School has developed into a nationally recognized centre of learning for architectural education.
The School's core strengths of academic rigor, focus on teaching – learning, specialization of faculty, handpicking of teaching talent and involvement of leading practicing architects in design teaching, have been endorsed by professionals and academicians alike.
The School is an elite institution with the state-of-the-art infrastructural facilities, modern laboratories and student support services coupled with dedicated and experienced faculty. The skills and expertise imparted by the School enrich the students and help moulding them into creative, innovative and intellectually vibrant architects of the future. Further, the School focuses on research and development in designing the buildings, structures, interiors, etc., by enhancing aesthetic values and reflecting the cultural sensibilities of the society across the globe.
The curriculum addresses principles of design concepts, materials, construction system, planning and visual judgment which are fundamental for development of the creative process in Architecture. The curriculum is thus designed to encompass the core course-work covering foundation knowledge, skills and vocabulary, while upper-level study seeks a broader understanding of architecture by combining theoretical exploration with practical considerations. Field studies help students to understand human activities, behavior and the value of space inside and outside and the details to be incorporated in the design.
The National and International study tours conducted by The Learning and Documentation Cell of the school provides students with a unique opportunity to study and document buildings of heritage value and architectural importance.
The School is the first choice of the students from many States for pursuing quality education in Architecture.