Schools of Planning and Architecture (SPA)

The Schools of Planning and Architecture (SPAs) are a group of autonomous public institutes of higher education under Ministry of Education, Government of India. They were established with the objectives of providing quality Architecture and physical planning education. The SPAs primarily offer undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral and executive education programmes.

Each SPA is autonomous and exercises independent control over its day-to-day operations. However, the administration of all SPAs and the overall strategy of SPAs is overseen by the SPA council. The SPA Council is headed by India’s Minister of Human Resource Development and consists of the chairpersons and directors of all SPAs and senior officials from the MHRD.

List of Schools of Planning and Architecture (SPA)

NameShort NameEstablishedCity/TownState
SPA DelhiSPA-D1941 (1959)New DelhiDelhi
SPA BhopalSPA-B2008BhopalMadhya Pradesh
SPA VijayawadaSPA-V2008VijayawadaAndhra Pradesh