School of Environmental Design and Architecture
The School of Environmental Design and Architecture (SEDA) is at the cutting-edge of ingenuity and it provides a dynamic and challenging environment for students to study architecture and design and fosters creativity, critical thinking, intellectual development, ability to respond to our natural environment and cater to spatial needs and aspirations of individuals and the society. The School has been established to offer broad-based Design Programs in Architecture and Interior Design with focused education to meet the challenges of the design profession.
- The School follows PBL (Problem Based Learning) approach where
emphasis is given to the thought processes rather than the final output.
- In the first three years, students are introduced to diverse ways of design
thinking; followed by the freedom to pursue a specialized area in design,
with expert guidance provided by the University.
- The Design Studio connects to five sets of "Body of Knowledge", and they
include Tectonics, Communication, History and Theory of Architecture,
Practice of Architecture and Environmental Sciences.
- Studios remain open beyond the regular class hours to encourage
participation and promote synergy and group dynamics required to foster a
shared learning process.
- Studios are supported by well-equipped workshops where models and
prototypes in various materials are made and tested with assistance from
technical experts. 'Hands-on' approach is emphasized.
- The School is equipped with wood, sculpture and ceramic workshops, and
has a well-equipped computer lab with high-speed internet facility and
access to online high-end software.
- Each year Study tours are organized to conduct Relative study program for
development of skills like sketching, photography, documentation, hands-on
knowledge of construction techniques.
- The program is conducted by faculty with National and International diverse