Course Structure

Special Lectures, Workshops and Seminars

Educational Tours

Thesis Projects

Faculty Training and Achievements

Course Structure

The college conducts a five-year (10-semester) course leading to the degree of Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.), which is recognized by the Council of Architecture. The total course is divided into two stages:

Stage One is from the first semester to the sixth semester, awarding the Degree of Bachelor of Building Science. A university examination is held at the end of each semester.

Stage Two is from the seventh semester to the tenth Semester, awarding the degree of Bachelor of Architecture. A university examination is held at the end of each semester.

Practical Training

The students in their seventh semester undergo a 24-week practical training in approved architectural offices/firms. This helps them in gaining practical knowledge in office and on the site. It also helps in eliminating the gap between the theoretical and the practical approach to handling a project. About 50% of the students undergo their practical training in foreign countries like, Germany, France, Austria, Vienna, and Switzerland , etc.

Thesis

In the tenth semester every student undertakes a thesis project in which he gets an opportunity to prove his ability to independently handle all phases of a building design. The thesis project comprises the following:

a) A typed and illustrated report which includes validity of the chosen subject, methodology, aims and objectives, prototype studies, client's and architect's briefs, conclusions and design criteria along with sketches, photographs, tables, diagrams, etc.
b) A fully worked out design proposal along with models and three dimensional views.

Students are encouraged to develop expertise in the areas of their own interest and to develop a sound base for pursuing further studies in their chosen fields of specialization for which a large number of elective subjects like interior design, landscape design, advanced structures, town planning, urban design, architectural journalism, construction management, energy-efficient buildings, computers in architecture, Lighting Design, Sustainable Architecture, Disaster Management, etc. have been provided in the eight and ninth semesters, apart from the major subjects of Architectural Design and Building Construction. 

Special Lectures, Workshops and Seminars

To support our academic program, workshops, seminars and special lectures in various areas are organized in the college from time to time by eminent professionals from diverse fields. This year the following extension lectures were held:

Name   

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Topic of         

Lecture    

Mr  Rotbard Sharon

1.9.2010

Urban Design Workshop

Mr Yatin Pandya

10.9.2010

Audio-visual presentation

Basudeb Biswas

16.9.2010

Annual Clay Modeling Workshop cum-Audio visual presentation

Basudeb Biswas

15.9.2010

Annual Clay Modeling Workshop cum-Audio visual presentation

Susnata  Bhowmik

7.9.2010

Building Automation

Mr Kamal Goyal

7.9.2010

Extension lecture on lighting control

Jose Enrue Garci Dominquez

20.10.2010

Biomic Architecture

Ar Henrik Valeur

 

Urban Design Project

Mr Qazi M Arif

 

Architecture of Bangladesh Wisdom, Practice and meaning to be Green

Prof Rajnish Wattas

10.11.2010

Photography Exhibition

Mr Amit Bhatt

 

Transportation and Sustainable Development

Ms Seema Bhalla

17.11.2010

Art Appreciation  in theory of design

Ms Seema Bhalla

10.11.2010

History of Built Environment

Ms Seema Bhalla

15.11.2010

History of Built Environment

Ar Jacques Gmbler  & Prof  Gilles Barbey

16.2.2010

Special Lecture on housing and publication

Mr Daria Olejniczak

24.2.2010

Workshop on Lighting Design

Cino Zucchi

 

25.2.2011

Special Lecture

Mr Ajay Saraf

17.5.2011

Extra Mural Lecture

Ar Christian Muller

27.7.2009

Audio Visual Lecture by Dutch Architect

Mr Surender Mohan Dhami

25.8.2009

Audio-visual presentation on Trend & Possibilities in Digital Photography with technical aspect

Ms Sumedha K Gupta

17.11.2009

Ecotact 2010 for energy Simulation in building

Aman Sohal

17.2.2010

Designing a residence for an architect/artist

Prof Vasudha A Gokhale

2 & 3.6.2010

Lecture/Workshop of Research Methodology

Ms Mriganka Saxena

19.1.2010

Lecture

Ms Nirmala Devi

10.2.2010

& 11.2.2010

Sahaja Yoga Workshop

Mr Aman Sohal

17.2.2010

Designing a residence for an Architect/Artist

 

Ms Vasudha

Gokhle

 

2 & 3.6.2010

Workshop on Research Methodology

Mr Rotbard

1.9.2010

Methodology Urban Design Workshop

Mr Yatin Pandya

10.9.2010

Audio Visual Presentation

Mr Basudev Biswas

15 & 16.9.10

Clay Modeling Workshop

Mr Susnata Bhomik

7.9.2010

Ex-Lecture on Building Automation

Mr Kamal Goyal

7.9.2010

On Lighting Control

Ar Jose Enrue Garci Dominguez & Rajendra Kumar

20.10.2010

Bionic Architecture

Mr Qazi M. Arf

2.11.2010

Lecture on Architecture of Bangladesh

Prof. Rajnish Wattas

10.11.2010

Lecture cum Audio Visual Presentation on Architectural Photography

Dr S S Bhatti

10.11.2010

Workshop on What is Research ?

Ar. Amit Bhatt

19.11.2010

Lecture on Transportation and Sustainable Development

Ms Seema Bhalla

10 & 15.10.10

History of Built Environment -I

Ms Seema Bhalla

17.11.10

Art Appreciation in Theory of Design

Swiss Ardntishrp

16.2.11

Audio Visual Presentation

Ms Shweta

16..2.11

International Education  & Workplace System and Norms

Ar Jacques Emobler & Gilles Barbey

16..2.11

Lecture on Housing & Publication

Group of Swiss Architecture

16..2.11

Audio Visual Presentation

Ms Daria Olejniczak

22 to 24.2.11

Workshop on Lighting Design

Italian Architect Cino Zucchi

25.2.11

Extension Lecture

Aditya Prakash Foundation

11.3.2011

Symposium on Globalization & Modernist City

Mr Ajay Saraf

17.5.2011

Special Lecture on Lighting Design

Ar Niyati Jigyasu

9.8.2011

Special Lecture on Architectural Design

Ar Amrit Panwar

9.8.2011

Special Lecture on Architectural Design

Ar Sukhjit Singh

24.2.2012

Special Lecture on Lighting Design

Artist  Vishal Bhatnagar and Artist Rajinder Kumar

2.3.2012

Workshop on Clay Modelling

Ar Rajiv Batra

10.3.2012

Workshop on Chandigarh Urban Lab

Research Cell, CCA

2-3 May 2013

Workshop Cultural Heritage Conservation : Towards New Paradigm

Mr Amit Sharma

2.5.2013

Guest Lecture Art History  and Art Styles of Europe

Mr Jagdish Singh, Photographer

14.8.2013

Photography workshop Possibilities in Digital Photography

Mr Ivan Mowse, Associate Professor

August 2013

Architecture Urbanism and City Films, University of Surrey, UK

Spanish Architect, Mr Jesus Marco

3.9.2013

Architectural & Urban Design Works

Prof Jagjit Singh Ghuman

26.9.2013

Guest Lecture Architecture and Urban Design

Mr Hirdey Kaushal & Pradeep Chahal

7.11.2013

Clay-modeling workshop-cum-slide show

Mr Shaun Fynn from UK, Author & Photographer

7.11.2013

An audio-visual presentation Urbanism of Chandigarh

Mr Clement Blanchedt

20.11.2013

An Audio-visual Presentation Architecture Vs Cubanism

Ar. Alessandra Cianchetta

20.2.2014

Guest Lecture Urban Planner & Landscape Architect

 

Faculty Training and Achievements

The real strength of an academic institution lies in its continuing endeavor to update its human resources, as such the teachers of our college regularly attend various conferences and short term courses. They are regularly granted study leave for upgrading their qualifications.

Short Term Course/workshop/conferences attended by the faculty members during 2013- 2014

 

Sr.

No.

Name of Faculty Member & Designation

Assignment attended

Period

From

To

1.

Mr Pradeep K Bhagat,

Principal

Presentation of paper titled “The Lighting Elements in Le Corbusier’s Design and Their Role in Architecture Awareness” in the “2nd Memorial for Architect Sinan – International Symposium titled “LE Corbusier & Modern Architecture” at Istanbul, Turkey from 21 – 25 April 2013.

 

[Ex-India availed]          

23.4.2013

28.4.2013

Attended Lighting Workshop at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

14.10.2013

15.10.2013

2.

Mr. Parmeet Singh Bhatt,

Associate Professor (CAS)

 

Attended International conference cum workshop at Chandigarh and Rajpura on Filling the Green Gap – Landscape and the Modern City.

3.10.2013

7.10.2013

Attended 9th Annual Conference of the ISOLA, New Delhi

28.2.2014

1.3.2014

3.

Mr Sangeeta Bagga Mehta,

Assistant Professor

Attended Workshop on Low – Carbon Green Growth for Local Governments in North Western India at Chandigarh

13.3.2013

14.3.2013

Attended International conference Filling – the Gap World Heritage and the 20th Century, Chitkara University, Rajpura.

3.10.2013

7.10.2013

STC on Communication Skills at NITTTR, Chandigarh

27.1.2014

31.1.2014

4.

 

Mr Jatinder Pal Singh, Assistant Professor

Training programme on Energy Efficient and Green Building at NITTTR, Chandigarh.

24.2.2014

26.2.2014

5.

Mr. Sujay Sengupta, Assistant Professor

STC on effective teaching and class room communication at NITTTR, Chandigarh

14.1.2013

25.1.2013

STC on Green and Intelligent Building at NITTTR, Chandigarh

16.9.2013

20.9.2013

6.

Mrs Deepika Gandhi, Assistant Professor

Attended International conference Filling - the Gap World Heritage and the 20th Century, Chitkara University, Rajpura.

3.10.2013

7.10.2013

STC on Green Building Concept and Practices at NITTTR, Chandigarh

15.9.2014

19.9.2014

7.

Mr Manoj Kumar, Assistant Professor

STC on Inclusive Planning and affordable housing at Roorkee.

2.6.2014

6.6.2014

8.

Mr Dharmendra Kumar,

Assistant Professor

STC on Inclusive Planning and affordable housing at Roorkee.

2.6.2014

6.6.2014

9.

Mr Gaurav Gangwar, Assistant Professor

STC on Inclusive Planning and affordable housing at Roorkee.

2.6.2014

6.6.2014

10.

Mr Bheem Sain Malhotra, Associate  Professor in Art (CAS)

Participated in the Amrita Sher Gill National Art Week , Chandigarh

 

18.2.2013

24.2.2013


Educational Tours

Educational Tours to different places of architectural interest are necessary for comprehensive architectural education. Tours and site visits are organised with a view to expose the students to India's rich cultural heritage, besides giving them an opportunity to study examples of significant modern architecture at first hand. 

 

Thesis Projects

CCA has about 1,000 B.Arch. thesis successfully completed by its alumni ever since the first batch graduation in 1966. Many thesis, embodying research, documentation, analysis, design proposal and presentation, on a wide variety of subjects, have won acclaim from external examiners from various parts of India and abroad. Some of the thesis projects are pioneer works in the annals of architectural education in India .

 

List of approved Thesis Topic -- Session 2013 - 2014  
 

Sr.

No.

Name of Thesis Guide

Name of student

Topic

1.

Mr. Parmeet Singh Bhatt

Associate Professor

 

Amrapali Debbarma

Performing Arts Academy/Centre

Chhavi Arya

Alwar, Rajasthan, Tourism Site

Dipankar Nath

Bamboo Crafts Centre, Arunchal Pradesh

2.

Mr Janbade T Prafulla

Assistant Professor

Kushaal Virdi

Music School/Kala Kendra, Dwarka

Nagma Sharma

Rejuventation Centre for Lifestyle Enhancement through Experiential Architecture

Ekta Khera

Old are Village

3.

Mrs Sangeeta B Mehta

Assistant Professor

Abhishek Verma

 

Urban Pedestrain Bridge over Sabarmati, Ahmedabad

Pulkit Goyal

Socio-Cultural Hub

Pavneet Pal Singh

Architectural Opportunities for Social sustainability and Balance

4.

Mr. Sujay Sengupta

Assistant Professor

Samanyu Bhatnagar

Gokhale Agricultural Institute, Pune

Sidhant Madan

Multimodal Transit Hub with Last Mile Connectivity, Nehru Palace, Delhi

Tanvi Grover

Boutique Village for Contemporary Designers, Lonavala

5.

Mrs. Deepika Gandhi

Assistant Professor

Mashaaraa Bhatia

National Institute of Fashion Technology, Ludhiana

Ramya Kuchhal

Sustainable Visual Arts City, Uttarpara, Kolkata, Sustainable city for cinematic

Sonia Balyan

Sustainable Day Boarding School

6.

Mr. Manoj Kumar,

Assistant Professor

Ishita Bhatnagar

Ecological  Learning Centre, Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal

Ramneek Miglani

Rehabilitation Centre and Home for the Blind, Roopnagar

Sowmya Singh

Reviving Nalanda University Rajgir, Bihar

7.

Mr. Gaurav Gangwar,

Assistant Professor

Amrita Sabhapandit

The Xatra, Assam

Anurag Singh

Oceanarium in kochi

Prachi Sarna

Lakefront Development, Ghaziabad

8.

Ms Anu Singh,

Assistant Professor

Ankita Thakur

Kalabhumi, Auroville

Pragya Mittal

National Institute of Design, Bhopal

Gunmeet Singh Grewal

Centre for Research in Phulkari in Rajpura, Patiala

   9.

Mr C P Kaushal,

Practising Architect

Muskaan Sajjad

Multi Purpose Stadium

Priyanaka Goel

Institute of Hotel Management and Five-Star Hotel, Mohali

10.

Ms Shilpa Das,

Practising Architect

Kastaurika Saikia

Design Intervention in a Terracotta Village, Assam

Pranshu Swaroop Dogra

Mumbai City Museum

11.

Ar Arun Mittal

Sahil Bansal

Museum of Modern Art, Delhi

12.

Ar Parmjit Singh

Pranika Mahajan

Adaptive Utilization of Spaces under flyover

13.

Ar. Namita Singh

Mrignayee Bhagat

Expansion of High Court Facilities at the Capitol Complex

14.

Ar. Dickie Walia

Shriya Verma

Redesigning Lake Club Complex, Sector 1, Chandigarh

15.

Ar. Harindra Singh

SCO No.2, Top Floor,

Sector 11, Panchkula

Harpreet Singh Saggu

Architecture as narrative 

Jasmine Singh

 

Interactive Forum for revival of Buddhist Architecture and vernacular ethos of Himachal

18.

Ar. Vikram Malik

Sirat Toor

Expansion of High Court Facilities at the Capitol Complex

19.

Ar Manmohan Khanna

Kashish Thehi

250 bedded Multi-Speciality Hospital 

20.

Ar P S Negi

Suresh Sharma

Eklavya Model Residential School, Lahaul-Spiti, Himachal Pradesh   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

List of approved Thesis Topic -- Session 2012 – 2013

 

Sr.

No.

Name of Thesis Guide

Name of student

Topic

1.

Mr. Sohan Lal Saharan

 

 

Gurpal Singh Dhaliwal,09/08

Portable Habitat, Jammu

Jayant Rathee10/08

National Institute of Water Sports, Goa

Rimaljeet Kaur, 19/08

Development of Dilli Haat, Janakpuri, New Delhi

Saurabh Mittal, 23/08

Central Correctional Institute, Panchkula

2.

Mr. Parmeet Singh Bhatt

 

 

Kamal Passi, 11/08

Widow Rehabilitation Centre, Vrindavan

Shabnam, 24/08

Centre for Therapeutic Rejuvenation, Manali

Varun Mohapatra, 32/08

 

International Convention & Expo Centre, Gurgaon

Partha Das, 37/08

Mega Tourism Complex at Goa

3.

Mr. Janbade T Prafulla

Astutosh Mukherjee, 02/08

General Hospital, Manimajra

Daanish Deep Singh, 04/08

 

5 Star Hotel and Punjab Circuit House Complex, Amritsar

Arun Khosla, 43/08

N.I.D. Hyderabad

Asha Rani, 04/07

Dance & Music School, Sonepat

4.

Mrs. Sangeeta Bagga Mehta

 

 

Manic Sohal, 12/08

Community Living at Nashik

Nikita Kakkar, 40/08

 

Centre for Research in Performing Arts, Dehradun

Aparna Mutneja, 42/08

Noida Tower, Noida

Puja Roy, 38/07

Ancestral Museum, Jampui Hills, Tripura

5.

Mr. Sujay Sengupta

Deepanjali, 05/08

Habitat Centre, Mohali

Disha Grover, 08/08

 

Narsee Monjee Business School – Educity, Sarangpur, Chandigarh

Vikram Jeet Singh, 33/08

Club House at Ludhiana

Leena Chetia, 39/08

Silk Plaza, Gwahati

6

Mrs. Deepika Gandhi

 

Digvijya Rajdev, 07/08

Sustainable High-rise Apartments, Noida

Nishchal Jatwani, 05/08

 

Research and Training in Palliative Care and Hospice, Panchkula

Shani Kumar , 25/08

 

Revialisation Centre for the Differently Abled, Ludhiana

Shantanu Parolkar, 26/08

Football Stadium and Training Facility, Goa

7.

Mr. Manoj Kumar

 

Shruti Nain, 27/08

Theatre of Knowledge, Delhi

Shweta Sethi, 28/08

 

Redevelopment of IP Power Plant, New Delhi

Varun Kumar Garg, 31/08

National Museum, Patna

Vinay Kumar Suri, 34/08

Outreach Centre IISER, Mohali

8.

Mr. Gaurav Gangwar

Anindita Banik, 36/08

 

Bangladesh Liberation War Memorial Complex, Siddhinagar, Tripura

Geetashree Das, 38/08

 

Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Memorial Institute, Guwahati

Venus Kashyap, 41/08

 

National Centre for Social Justice, New Delhi

Meme Chauhan, 14/08

Waterfront Tourism, Chalakudy, Kerala

9.

Mr. Dhamendra Kumar

 

Arjun Goel, 01/08

School of Photography, Hyderabad

Maninder Preet Singh, 13/08

Agri Business Centre

Ridhi Kanwar, 18/08

 

Botanical Research Institute-cum-Centre, Chandigarh

Sahil Kaushal, 20/08

IKEA Headquarter & Test Lab, Manesar

10.

Prof Anu Singh         

Renuka Parashar, 17/08

Sanskritic Dharohar Kendra, Ahmedabad

Sahil Sahrma, 21/08

Commercial Centre, Panchkula

Tejasi Gadkari, 30/08

Waterfront Development on Thane Creek

Gurinder Singh, 10/07

Adaptation of Faridkot House, Mashobra

 

List of approved Thesis Topic -- Session 2011 - 2012  

 

Sr.

No.

Name of Thesis Guide

Name of student

Topic

1.

Mr. Sohan Lal Saharan

Associate Professor

Darpan Bhatia, 7/07

Magadh History Museum, Patna

Jaskaran Chauhan, 13/07

The Absence of Visual Means: College of Arts for the Visually Challenged

Sakshi Gupta, 25/07

Pier Project - Redevelopment at Pondicherry

Sanyam Bahga, 28/07

Sports Complex-cum-School, Manimajra

2.

Mr. Parmeet Singh Bhatt

Associate Professor

 

Aakanksha Bhardwaj, 1/07

Five-star Ecotel at Ludhiana

Ayoshi Goel, 5/07

School for Alternative Learning at Gurgaon

Hrishikesh Datta, 12/07

Centre for the Art of Living, Foundation at Vasind, Mumbai

Neeti Chandor, 17/07

Bio-Science & Medicine Museum at Ahemdabad

3

Mr Janbade T Prafulla

Assistant Professor

Manish Chaudhary, 16/07

General Hospital , Sector 10,  Dwarka, Delhi

Rashmi Yadav, 23/07

Parampra Ghat Resort at Chunar

Samdisha Sapra, 26/07

Shopping Mall-cum-Hotel, Gurgaon

Surbhi Bhardwaj, 32/07

Luxury Shopping Mall at Noida

4

Mrs Sangeeta B Mehta

Assistant Professor

Asees Prab,3/07

Rural Eco-Tourism Promotion Centre at Kerala

Harshit Singla, 11/07

Science Centre, and Planetarium, Navi Mumbai

Rhythm Kataria, 24/07

Sustainable Mixed Habitat

Saurabh Singla, 29/07

Royal Danish Embassy, New Delhi

5

Mr. Sujay Sengupta

Assistant Professor

Ankur Sharma, 2/07

Sports Complex at Jind (Haryana)

Jasreet Kaur, 15/07

Artisan Village, Sawantivadi

Tushar Kumar, 35/07

Vertical Society at Navi Mumbai

Tawish Tayal, 36/07

An Integrated Design for Socio-Economic and Cultural Re-development of Shadipur Slum Dwellers

6

Mrs. Deepika Gandhi

Assistant Professor

Nishtha Bali, 18/07

Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology, Bangalore

Samrat Chatterjee, 27/07

Socio-cultural Hub at Greater Noida

Sorav Pratap, 30/07

Prayag Riverfront Centre, Allahabad

Vinod Kumar, 37/07

Centre for Music, Sector 11, Dwarka

7

Mr. Manoj Kumar,

Assistant Professor

Jaskirat Singh, 14/07

Cricket Stadium at Mullanpur

Paramjot Singh, 20/07

Aerospace Museum, Alam, New Delhi

Paras Luthra, 21/07

Commercial Super Tall at Gift City

Tanvi Mehta, 33/07

Villaments – Community Living at Mullanpur

8

Mr. Dharmendra Kumar,

Assistant Professor

Birjit Saha, 6/07

Navi Mumbai International Airport

Gagan Ishwar Singh, 9/07

Progressive Learning School

Opinder Singh, 19/07

Luxury Beach Resort at French beach, Villupuram

Satinder Singh Bisht, , 32/06

International Convention Centre at Sector 62, Mohali

9

Mr. Gaurav Gangwar,

Assistant Professor

Rachit Kaushal, 22/07

ISBT-cum-Commercial Complex, Dwarka

Stuti Sareen, 31/07

Residence for a Bollygarch at Mumbai

Tejasvi Kaur, 34/07

Five-star Hotel at Gurgaon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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