Faculty Of Architecture And Ekistics

Faculty Of Architecture & Ekistics

Jamia Millia Islamia in the only Central university having the full fledge Faculty of architecture & Ekistics. Though the Jamia has a long History but the Architecture program was started in the Year2001-2002. In a very short span of time Jamia has created a history by establishing its ‘Faculty of Architecture & Ekistics’, which is aimed to establish a seat of excellence for the education of architecture and associated disciplines and facilitate multidisciplinary research to deal with the complexities of Human settlements as a whole.

Our Mission & Vision

Complementing to the Mission of Jamia Millia Islamia i.e ‘Social concern & Innovation’, The Faculty of Architecture & Ekistics has a vision to Train the students to create Architecture with soul, not Architecture just wearing cosmetic faces.

Architects who will not be just dream merchants, but who will be carrying a vision to persuade for creating better built environment supplementing natural environment for better living. To produce architects who should be sensitive towards -pain, -plight, -pleasure, -happiness, -comfort, -leisure, -aspirations, -expectations of the people. Responsive towards- nature, -society and nation. Alive to – Indian ness & Human values.

While the country is developing at a very fast pace, the condition of human settlements especially the Urban agglomerate is deteriorating. The environmental hazards, depletion of natural resources, the ever growing population and its various needs, stressful working conditions, congested cities, migration, deteriorating social fabric, cracking socio-economic dynamism are issues of concern.

Jamia Millia Islamia being the pioneer in taking the lead on the issues of Social Concern and as Centre of Innovation has realized the need of the time. It has taken initiative via multidisciplinary Masters Degree program in Ekistics with a holistic approach, so that growth and management of Human Settlements, rural and Urban both, can be shaped up to the needs, aspiration and expectations of the people.

It is the first program of its kind being offered in the country. J amia Millia Islamia being pioneer in the field of Education specially having a distinction of being Champion inEducating the Educators has started this program to fulfill the needs of specially trained faculty for teaching Architecture in the country where the Architecture Education is growing at a very rapid pace.

The M. Arch. Building services program is aimed at accelerating the acquisition of knowledge & skills focused on catering to a wide spectrum of Performance Parameters related to Building Design Operation & Maintenance. The buildings are accountable for more than 50% of all the Carbon emissions and hence the understanding and application of building services for architects becomes extremely important.

The M. Arch Medical Architecture program caters to the increasing demand of the health care industry which has been experiencing metamorphic changes because of technological advancement and introduction of new medical practices. Hospitals are changing their shape, size and even functions to adopt the advancement in the medical field. The objective of the program is to impart modern concepts in planning, designing, equipping and commissioning of all such built environments which are associated with the health care industry. The program focuses on all the modern trends and future aspects of planning heath care facilities and services.

Recreational architecture is the specialized discipline of the Post-Graduate Programmes in Architecture which helps in formulating a perspective which equips the practitioner to address the growing need of the nation for state of the art and facilitative infrastructure for recreational activities.

The growth and development of the urban agglomerations as a result of the Planning Processes post- independence has resulted in the unregulated and uncontrolled expansion of the cities. The urban settlements are rendered inhabitable due to the degenerated civic conditions giving rise to congestion, pollution, poor infrastructure and transportation. The Degeneration of the urban settlements thus has to be reversed by Urban Regeneration as Policy, Mechanism and Instrument. The Post-Graduate course is formulated as a holistic trans-disciplinary program educating the Architects to enable them to prepare Urban-Regeneration Projects, formulate Guidelines, device Implementation Mechanism and create management framework.

The Governments both central and state have already initiated projects in various cities like JNNURM and various CDPs. The students after completing the course shall be able to work as the specialists in the field of Urban Regeneration for the Government bodies, UNDP, ADB projects and other agencies in India and abroad. The course is exclusive in its intent and structure and only to be offered by JMI in the country.

Institutional Buildings

  • Construction Yard
  • Centre for Information Technology
  • Viewer’s gallery
  • King Abdul Aziz Medical Centre
  • Child Guidance Centre
  • Spanish Centre

Architectural Conservation

  • Madarsa Ghaziuddin
  • Jamia School Building
  • SRDC

Landscape design

  • Bagh-i-Nanak
  • Gulistan-i-Ghalib

Conferences, Seminars, Workshops and Extension Lectures

Regular seminars and workshops along with extension lectures on various pertinent issues related to architecture are held in the Faculty. Eminent international and Indian architects and professionals have graced the faculty with their lectures.

The Faculty organizes a seminar series of National Level on "Architecture for Masses" every year. It takes into consideration various issues pertaining to Planning and Infrastructure affecting the masses.

The Faculty has also started an annual International format Conference titled "International Conference on Islamic Arts & Architecture", the various dimensions and paradigm shifts related to Islamic art and architecture are explored in it. The First edition was hosted by faculty in Dec. 2007 Fourth Edition will be hosted by the faculty on Nov 11th to 13th 2011.

Facilities Available In The Faculty


The working environment for the students of Architecture demands for ample space & good infrastructure. Spacious studios with ample working space & adequate & effective furniture formulates the working environment for the students of Architecture.

Computer Lab

A fully equipped computer laboratory with adequate number of terminals is available in the Faculty for students. The systems are equipped with wide range of soft wares essential for the Architecture course. Care is taken to continuously upgrade the hardware & soft wares. Apart from the Faculty computer lab a centralized computer laboratory is also available for the students. The University has a 2Mbps-leased line Internet connection under the UGC Internet program. All the offices, laboratories & faculty rooms are connected to this LAN.

Faculty Library

The Faculty library has a rich collection of books on Architectural Education & Architecture. In addition to the Faculty library the students have access to the Faculty of Engineering library and to the Central library of the University that stocks a rich collection of over 3.5 lakh learning resources in all major disciplines including Architecture.

Construction Yard

The process of learning is not just the class room learning it is Practical experience of working with own hands which makes students understand the construction process. The construction yard of the Faculty provides the students an opportunity to work & get practical experience

Seminars & Workshops

Regular seminars & workshops along with extension lectures delivered by eminent & renowned Architects are the integral part of the curriculum. Care is taken to invite Architects of International name & fame to give an exposure to the students. Glimpses

Educational Tours

Following the guidelines specified by the COA every year every batch is taken to educational tour to study the Architectural & planning aspects of the buildings & the cities. Glimpses

Admission Procedure

Admission to B.Arch. & B.Arch. (Self-financing), M. Ekistics, M. Arch ( All five specializations) in the Faculty of Architecture & Ekistics are made on the basis of written test & aptitude test followed by interview.

Foreign Nationals / Nri Students

Up to (10+5) percent seats are earmarked for foreign nationals/NRI in each course of study. Applicants to these seats are required to fulfill eligibility criteria but are not required to undertake admission test.