By | September 8, 2015

School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada, (in short SPAV), was established on July 7, 2008 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, as an autonomous institution. SPAV is a premier Centrally Funded Technical Institution (CFTI) directly under the MHRD, for excellence in the fields of Planning and Architecture. Although in its nascent stage, with experienced faculty and guest lectures by eminent visiting faculty and industry experts from all over the country, the quality of education imparted and its focus on research puts SPAV in the league of leading institutes in the country.

At SPAV, the academic focus and approach is a unique blend of design, creativity and objectivity with a social purpose. Students not only learn the skills required, but during the course of studies are exposed to though-provoking and intellectually inspiring sessions, through studios, field trips and research projects, which brings out the creative best in them.

Two under graduate programs, one in each of the two departments, Architecture and Planning, were started from the academic year 2008-09. The Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) program is a 5-year under graduate program and the Bachelor of Planning (B.Plng) is a 4-year under graduate program, Post Graduation and Masters For more details on admission procedures, eligibility and other information,

Various post graduate and short term certificate programs are proposed to be introduced in the near future. In addition, the Doctoral Program leading to a Ph.D. Degree is being introduced from the academic year 2012-13. Admissions process for the Doctoral Program has already started.

Apart from regular classrooms and design studios, student have access to various studios and well equipped, air-conditioned computer labs for CAD and GIS work with state of the art computers. High speed, free wi-fi internet access anywhere in the campus helps students stay connected with the world and gather information for their projects and research. A growing library with over 1500 books and pleasant reading room adds to the research acumen.

Students are offered decent and affordable hostel accomodation throughout their course by the School. While this accomodation is optional, all students including locals prefer the School’s hostel accomodation and are currently residing in the hostels. Boys and girls are accomodated seperately in three blocks in the Vijaywada city with furnishing and security. Daily transport facility is available for students between the hostel and campus.

Our Cafetaria and Mess serves healthy and hygenic breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea and snacks in the evening at hostel and campus with Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian meal plans on specific days and is common to staff and students. Students are encouraged to take up sports and literary activities in their free time and facilities for the same are provided on the campus.

Undergraduate Degree Programmes

  • Bachelor of Architecture
  • Bachelor of Planning

Postgraduate Degree Programmes

  • Environmental Planning Management
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Sustainable Architecture

Doctoral Programme

  • Doctoral Programme in Architecture
  • Doctoral Programme in Planning


School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada.

Sy. No. 71/1, NH-5, Nidamanuru, Vijayawada – 521104, Dist. Krishna, A.P., India

Phone: +91 866 2469 447

Telefax: +91 866 2469 451

(Note: Newly admitted candidates, who need to physically report at the campus, need to reach the above address within the stipulated dates)

Reaching the Campus

By Air: From the airport, the Nidamanuru campus is approximately 5 mins by drive. Take a private cab/taxi towards the city and the campus is located on the left along the National Highway (approx journey distance 6km from airport). The domestic airport located at Gannavaram, about 20 km from the city, connects Vijayawada to Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam & Bangalore. Buses plying from Gannavaram airport to the city also stops at the campus.

By Rail: Vijayawada Junction is the largest railway junction on the South Central Railway network and is connected to all regions of the country. From the railway station, take a bus/three-wheeler to the city bus terminal (approx journey distance 2km). From the bus terminal take a bus destined to Gannavaram airport and get down at bus stop named ‘KKR Gowtham’ (approx journey distance 16km). The campus is across the road.

By Road: Vijayawada is well connected to the rest of the country by National Highways: NH-5, NH-9 and NH-221. Transport by road from Vijayawada to all the places of interest is available in the form of Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) buses or private cabs or three wheeler autorickshaws. From the Vijayawada bus terminal take a bus destined to Gannavaram airport and get down at bus stop named ‘KKR Gowtham’ (approx journey distance from Ramavarappadu Ring 7km) (approx journey distance from PN Bus Station 17km).


1) General Inquiries: Write to us at – [email protected]

2) Department of Architecture:

Dr. Ramesh Srikonda, Professor and Head, Department of Architecture.

Email: [email protected]

Dept Office: +91 866 2469 453

3) Department of Planning:

Prof. Dr. Abdul Razak Mohamed, Dean of Studies & Head, Department of Planning.

Email: [email protected]

Dept Office: +91 866 2469 463

4) Administration:

P.V.S. Shyam Kumar

Asst Registrar,

Phone: +91 866 2469 447

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +91 810 621 0312.

5) Admissions, 2015:

Write to [email protected]. OR call between 9am – 5pm (Mon – Fri).

CCMT HEPL Center : Phone: +91 866 2469 447/442

Mr. D Maqbool Ahmed, Assistant Professor, Department of Planning. Phone: +91 866 2469482

Mr. Anil. K. CH. Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture. Phone: +91 866 2469458 / 9676404854

Dr. Ayon Kumar Tarafdar Associate Professor, Department of Planning, Phone: +91-866-2469 464

6) Hostel Warden(s):

Chief Warden

Mr. Nagaraju Kaja, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture. Phone: 0866- 2469459 / +91-9676404855,[email protected]

Boys Hostels Warden:

Mr. Anil Kumar Chilakapati, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture. Phone: +91 866 2469458

Mr. D Maqbool Ahmed, Assistant Professor, Department of Planning. Phone: +91 866 2469482

Girls Hostels Warden:

Smt. Jagath Kumari D, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture. Phone: +91-9247884345, 0866 2469456,  [email protected]

Smt. B.N Keerthi Naidu, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture. Phone: +91-.. Email: [email protected]

7) Exam Section:

Ms. Ch. Sailaja

Asst. Registrar (Academics)

Phone: +91 866 2469 448

8) Library:

Dr. Y.S. Rao

Phone: +91 866 2469 466

9) Accounts Section:

Mr. V. Pavan & Mr P. Prasad

Phone: +91 866 2469 450

10) Establishment Section:

Mr. M. Janardhan

Phone: +91 866 2469 449

11) IT/Computer Section

Mr. K.M. Govindan

System Administrator

Phone: +91 866 2469 441

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