Programme Details

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Architecture

  • Bangalore Kengeri Campus
  • Open From : 23-Jul-2021
  • Open Until : 28-Nov-2021


  • To provide an education in the field of the built environment that recognizes its interdisciplinary nature between ecology, social, economic and political and material realms. 
  • To offer learning that encourages a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach and bridges the gap between academics and practice.
  • To offer education and conduct research on pertinent urban and ecological issues of the global south and specifically in the context of Asia.
  • To provide an education that makes students understand the roles and responsibilities to effectively find informed solutions through design, advocacy and activism.
  • To offer courses that are domain-specific, issue-based that are relevant and contemporary.
  • To provide for choice based credit systems so that students can specialize in the subject of their choice.

Sensitivity: 

  1. Sensitize students to be socially and environmentally responsible and to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams within the field of human habitat.
  2. Engage learners in community outreach programs and assimilate knowledge in built environment-related disciplines.
  3. Knowledge: 
  4. Nurture quality education that enables the use and extension of appropriate knowledge for designing a built environment.
  5. Stimulate and develop critical thinking to assess the existing environment in the service of the discipline of architecture and urbanism. 
  6. Offer sound knowledge in design theories and their applications, social, cultural and environmental factors.
  7. Learning to apply interdisciplinary knowledge and use tools that enable it.

Skilled practice: 

  1. Inculcate skills necessary for the physical, social and creative realms of crafting architecture and urbanism.
  2. Prepare students to recognize and act upon opportunities and aspirations.
  3. Instil creative problem-solving skills by offering active and experiential learning by working with varied materials and media. 
  4. Develop skills to demonstrate design concepts and solutions, and adopt effective communication of those ideas to peers, clients, decision-makers, and the public.
  5. It prepares candidates for careers in research cohorts, university teaching, urban cohorts dealing with design and systems advocacy, and material labs, among many others.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Architecture offers two tracks of interdisciplinary study: Studies in Ecological urbanism and Sustainable construction technologies.  The program intends a deep immersion in an ecosophical perspective of the built environment as part of an inspired understanding of larger discourses: environmental, social, political, artistic, and technological. It evokes inquiries on new connections of professional knowledge of the built environment with urbanism, landscape, and material culture. It prepares candidates for careers in research cohorts, university teaching, urban cohorts dealing with design and systems advocacy, and material labs, among many others.

The Ecological urbanism track offers research opportunities that link urban design and rhythms of landscapes forging sustainable development of urban realm, environment and conservation of heritage, with a critical analysis of its social and political underpinnings. The researches draw on a wide range of disciplines including, but not limited to, [1] Dynamics of Water Urbanism [2] Conservation of Built Heritage Environment [3] Sustainable Planning of Urban Development and Design [4] Dynamics of Urban Migration and Developmental Studies [5] Sustainable Development of Landscape and Natural Resources [6] Landscape Architecture [7] Historical Appreciation, Criticism and Conservation.

The Sustainable construction technologies track offers applied research and criticism on enquiries to develop novel sustainable practices and building performance studies. These studies elicit a wider interdisciplinary perspective onto behavioural and material culture explorations emphasizing their interconnection with the environment, society and cultures. The researches draw on a wide range of disciplines including, but not limited to, [1] Materials and Sustainable Built Environment Studies [2] Building Performance Studies

  • To provide an education in the field of the built environment that recognizes its interdisciplinary nature between ecology, social, economic and political and material realms. 
  • To offer learning that encourages a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach and bridges the gap between academics and practice.
  • To offer education and conduct research on pertinent urban and ecological issues of the global south and specifically in the context of Asia.
  • To provide an education that makes students understand the roles and responsibilities to effectively find informed solutions through design, advocacy and activism.
  • To offer courses that are domain-specific, issue-based that are relevant and contemporary.
  • To provide for choice based credit systems so that students can specialize in the subject of their choice.

Sensitivity: 

  1. Sensitize students to be socially and environmentally responsible and to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams within the field of human habitat.
  2. Engage learners in community outreach programs and assimilate knowledge in built environment-related disciplines.
  3. Knowledge: 
  4. Nurture quality education that enables the use and extension of appropriate knowledge for designing a built environment.
  5. Stimulate and develop critical thinking to assess the existing environment in the service of the discipline of architecture and urbanism. 
  6. Offer sound knowledge in design theories and their applications, social, cultural and environmental factors.
  7. Learning to apply interdisciplinary knowledge and use tools that enable it.

Skilled practice: 

  1. Inculcate skills necessary for the physical, social and creative realms of crafting architecture and urbanism.
  2. Prepare students to recognize and act upon opportunities and aspirations.
  3. Instil creative problem-solving skills by offering active and experiential learning by working with varied materials and media. 
  4. Develop skills to demonstrate design concepts and solutions, and adopt effective communication of those ideas to peers, clients, decision-makers, and the public.
  5. It prepares candidates for careers in research cohorts, university teaching, urban cohorts dealing with design and systems advocacy, and material labs, among many others.

Admission Registration fee of INR 5000/ (Non-Refundable)
Programme fee as per the below table

Year

Indian Nationals

Foreign Nationals / OCI / PIO

Full Time

PhD

Part-Time

PhD

Full-Time PhD

Part-Time

PhD

1

30,000 INR

80,000 INR

450 USD

1070 USD

 

Time of Payment: All the candidates have to pay the I Year fee immediately after confirmation of the admission. For subsequent years, fees must be paid annually on or before 15th March.

1. Though the fee is fixed for all years, there will be a periodic nominal increase to meet the rise in costs.

2. Admission registration fee of INR 5000/- (US $80 for foreign nationals/PIO/OCI) is non-refundable in the event of cancellation of admission. This fee will be apart from cancellation charges if any applicable.     

3. All Candidates If “Selected” after appearing for the final selection process, the fee may be paid through Net banking facility / NEFT / RTGS.

4. Payment / Transfer of fees does not guarantee the admission.

For Online Application form, click the below link: Online Application form

  • To provide an education in the field of the built environment that recognizes its interdisciplinary nature between ecology, social, economic and political and material realms. 
  • To offer learning that encourages a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach and bridges the gap between academics and practice.
  • To offer education and conduct research on pertinent urban and ecological issues of the global south and specifically in the context of Asia.
  • To provide an education that makes students understand the roles and responsibilities to effectively find informed solutions through design, advocacy and activism.
  • To offer courses that are domain-specific, issue-based that are relevant and contemporary.
  • To provide for choice based credit systems so that students can specialize in the subject of their choice.

Sensitivity: 

  1. Sensitize students to be socially and environmentally responsible and to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams within the field of human habitat.
  2. Engage learners in community outreach programs and assimilate knowledge in built environment-related disciplines.
  3. Knowledge: 
  4. Nurture quality education that enables the use and extension of appropriate knowledge for designing a built environment.
  5. Stimulate and develop critical thinking to assess the existing environment in the service of the discipline of architecture and urbanism. 
  6. Offer sound knowledge in design theories and their applications, social, cultural and environmental factors.
  7. Learning to apply interdisciplinary knowledge and use tools that enable it.

Skilled practice: 

  1. Inculcate skills necessary for the physical, social and creative realms of crafting architecture and urbanism.
  2. Prepare students to recognize and act upon opportunities and aspirations.
  3. Instil creative problem-solving skills by offering active and experiential learning by working with varied materials and media. 
  4. Develop skills to demonstrate design concepts and solutions, and adopt effective communication of those ideas to peers, clients, decision-makers, and the public.
  5. It prepares candidates for careers in research cohorts, university teaching, urban cohorts dealing with design and systems advocacy, and material labs, among many others.

Master in Architecture (MArch) or Allied areas from recognized institutions with not less than 55% of marks, or a CGPA of 5.5 and above on the 10 point scale. Students who have completed their post-graduation from an international university must submit an equivalency certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

CHRIST follows University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of M.Phil./Ph.D Degrees) Regulations, 2016 and the subsequent Amendments.

Every candidate has to take the PhD Entrance Examination and Interview to be held on June 13, 2021, or any other date announced by the office of admissions. However, as per the UGC (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of M.Phil./Ph.D. Degrees) Regulations, 2016 (#5.1), those who qualify UGC- NET (including JRF) / UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF) / SLET / GATE/teacher fellowship holder or have passed M.Phil Programme shall be exempted from the PhD Entrance Examination. Those candidates take a Research Skill Assessment Test along with their Personal Interview.

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