Academic Infrastructure

Supporting Infrastructure


The college has a sanctioned strength of 23 faculty members including the Principal. However, at present, the following teachers comprise the regular faculty. Nine teachers are serving on contract basis.  






 Dr (Mrs) Sangeeta Bagga Mehta


 B.Arch., M.Arch., PhD


Mr  Sohan Lal Saharan, Dean of Academics

 Associate Professor

 B.Arch., M.Arch.


 Mr Parmeet Singh Bhatt

 Associate Professor

 B.Arch., M.Arch


 Mr Janbade Prafulla Tarachand

 Assistant Professor



 Mr Jatinder Pal Singh

 Assistant Professor

 B.Arch., M.Arch.


 Mr Sujay Sengupta

Assistant Professor 

 B.Arch., M.Arch.


 Mrs Deepika Gandhi

 Assistant Professor 

 B.Arch., M.Arch.


Mr Manoj Kumar

Assistant Professor

B.Arch., M.Arch.


Mr Dharmendra Kumar

Assistant Professor

B.Arch., M.Arch.


Mr Gaurav Gangwar  

Assistant Professor

B.Arch., M.Arch.


 Mr Bheem Sain Malhotra

Associate Professor-in-Art

 B. F. A.







Lecturers on contract basis:

1. Ms Anu Singh, B.Arch., M.Arch.

2. Ms Amrit Panwar, B.Arch., M.Arch.

3. Ms Priya Gupta, B.Arch.,M.Arch.

4. Ms Disha Singh, B.Arch., M.Sc.

5. Mr Kamaljit Singh, B.Arch.

7. Ms Monika, B.Arch.,M.Arch.

8. Ms Chitrangda, B.Arch.

9. Ms Shweta Sharma, B.Arch.

In addition to the above, we have a strong back up visiting faculty that comprises of professionals from the field -both at a very senior level as well as bright young and other suitable professionals from the profession. We have approx. 30 visiting professionals contributing as  visiting teachers.


Academic Infrastructure

The College has a centrally air-conditioned library with approx. 21,000 titles and 1666 bound periodicals in architecture and related fields.  There is also an exclusive thesis section where all the 10th Semester thesis reports are kept for record and consultation.  With time this section has developed into a major resource centre for architectural studies of the region.  Teaching aids like audio and videocassettes are also available. Training reports of Seventh semester students are also available here for reference.

In addition we have a wide array of CDs (200 Nos.) and videocassettes (20 Nos.) on such diverse subjects as Building construction, Computers, Stanley Home Design Software, Low cost building, Energy efficiency etc.  The College is a regular subscriber to 63 national and international journals like A+D, Inside Outside, Architectural Design, Architectural Review, Architectural Science Review, Construction World, Digit , Japan Architect, Marg, and National Geographic etc. 

Computer Centre
There is a well equipped, air-conditioned Computer Center networked with a number of workstations supported by around 40 i-7 computers, 20 laptops, one Apple i-10, four A-0 size plotters, one A-0 size scanner and 20 Table Top Scanners, 20 inkjet & laserjet printers.  The PCs are loaded with latest CAD software like Auto CAD - 2009, Adobe Photoshop 7, 3D Studio Max, Coral Draw 10, Primavera Contractor Standard 2009, Revit Autocad Software 2012, Archicad - 2017.   As a result, students have been regularly presenting seminars and design proposals using the latest audio-visual presentation techniques. The entire college campus and hostels are WiFi enabled.   Besides this, each faculty member has been provided with a personal computer and laptop.. 

The college workshop caters to the need of ‘hands on’ experience in handling of building construction tools and model making. It has facilities including machines and trained personnel in the fields of carpentry, metal work and model making.

The workshop is equipped with machines, tools and materials of carpentry, black smithy, model making, painting and polishing etc. which have resulted in numerous innovative working models. 

A Laser Cutting Machine has also been procured by the college for facilitating students to prepare models.

Building Material's Museum The college museum houses samples of building materials, architectural products, structural system models, various kinds of trusses, joinery details, metal doors and windows, etc. for ready reference and for use as teaching aids. The Museum also has detailed models of tensiles structures, electrical & sanitary fixtures and fittings besides samples of wall tiles, laminates and types of glass. The final year thesis models are also displayed.

Audio-Visual & Photography Section

The audio-visual section has Video Conferencing System, 3 Nos. Digital SLR Cameras, Digital Smart Class Room, Multi Media Projectors, Public Address System, 40" LCD T.V. and DVD player, one Sony Stereo System with Cassette and VCD player, as well as stage lighting equipment, along with screening educational films for students. Audio-visual lectures are delivered by professors to complement class room teaching.

The photographic laboratory has been equipped with darkroom facilities for B/W processing, five 35 mm(SLR) cameras, a medium format camera, enlargers, and developing & printing gadgets.

Research, Design and Development Cell

The cell has been engaged in the study and documentation of various aspects of the Chandigarh experiment. It also undertakes classification and compilation of research material based on the students’ B.Arch. thesis, publication of College Newsletter and Research Journals, and research papers on architecture and allied disciplines. At present, two architects are working as Research Assistants in the Cell. The informograph is available at the Students’ Section in the college.

Publications of the Research cell:

Aesthetic legislation: A documentation of Urban Controls in Chandigarh

The publications include concepts of Chandigarh Master Plan and Statute of Land as envisaged by Le Corbusier. Extracts from Building Byelaws, regulations and acts have been included along with a brief history of their evolution and purpose, Drawings of architectural controls along with photographs of buildings reflecting the architectural vocabulary of these “Control Areas” have been included. The volume also includes periodic revisions and amendments made in these controls. The document, available in the college, is priced at Rs. 300 for the general public and at Rs. 200 for students.


The Making of Chandigarh

The prime objective of this publication is to make a compact informative text document, which clearly outlines the history of and gives an insight into the making of the city. The emphasis would be to highlight the developments that had taken place before Corbusier’s arrival.


Documenting Natural Heritage of Chandigarh : Gardens of the city

The objective is to document present green spaces and gardens of the city.


Journal of Architecture

This is a Bi-annual referred journal covering various themes on architecture and allied fields.


CCA Publications:

1.       Book on ‘Moods of Sukhna Lake’ authored by Prof. Rajnish Wattas and Dipika Gandhi Released by Chd. Admin. In July 2009.

Research Journals focusing on issues

1.       Architectural Education (Volume-01, October 2011)

2.       Sustainability in  Architecture and infrastructure development (June 2012)

3.       Conservation of Concrete Structures (December 2012)

4.       Lighting and illumination (June 2013)

5.       Proceedings of international conference – Concrete Actions 2014 (3rd -5th April 2014)


1.       Architectural Research Methodology by Dr. Vasudha Gokhle from BNCA, Pune (2-3 June 2010)

2.       Lecture cum workshop by Dr. SS Bhatti on ‘What is Research?’ (10 November 2010)

3.       Sustainable Architecture by Lalit Kishor Bhati from Auroville (1st -3rd September 2011)

4.       Significance of Lighting Design  by Pradeep Duggar (14-16 March 2012)

5.       Cultural Heritage Conservation: Towards New Paradigm by Rohit Jigyasu (2nd-3rd May 2013)

6.       Workshop for CCA faculty on  “ Enhancement in work Environment” by Simpl – an organization working for Professional Development Programs (July 2013)

7.       Concrete Actions 2014- International Conference(3rd -5th April 2014)

Research proposals undertaken by students and faculty

1.       Paragpur- An Interpretation of traditional building skills by Prof. Anu Singh

2.       Proportions in Architecture – Modulor by Prof. Anu Singh

3.       Natural Aquifer in India and their role in water management by Abhishek Verma

4.       Chandigarh: future Prospects by Harpreet Singh Saggu

5.       Conservation and restoration of exposed concrete structures in Habitable buildings by Prof. J.S. Ghuman.

6.       Lighting design in Mughul Architecture by Prof. Pradeep Bhagat

7.      he following link can be attached to main CCA site




Supporting Infrastructure


Assembly Hall 

The Assembly Hall of 200 seats capacity has all modern facilities such as air conditioning, acoustic treatment and public address system and is frequently used for presentations, lectures and students’ seminars.


Adequate accommodation is available for both boys and girls in separate hostel buildings. The boys hostel, Corbu House, with accommodation for 99 students is located in the college campus while Architecture Girls Hostel has 100 rooms, at a nearby location in Sector 11-B.


Students Centre

Facilities for indoor games, recreation clubs, lounging, and canteen have been provided in this centre housed in an independent block next to the college building 


Co-curricular Activities 

Sports & Games

The College provides many sports facilities including Cricket, Basket Ball & Volleyball, Football, Table Tennis.

The college is equipped with the full fledged Gymnasium having fully automatic Treadmill, seven station gym, Pecdec Machine including gym balls and three weights.  There is a walking trail along the boundary wall of the college campus.


 Associations & Clubs 

A students’ body “Chandigarh Association of Student-Architects” (CASA), exists in the College to promote student welfare and co-curricular activities. CASA is affiliated to the National Association of Students of Architecture (NASA) which holds an annual convention comprising design and studio-work competitions, exhibitions, literary, and cultural events.


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