Joint Seat Allocation Authority 2022

IITs, NITs, IIEST, IIITs and Other-GFTIs for the Academic Year 2022-23

Type of the institute: Government Funded Technical Institutions
Complete Mailing Address: 4, Block-B, I P Estate New Delhi-110002
Contact Person For Admission: Mr. Ashok Kumar Sharma
Designation: Section Officer
Alternate Email:
Phone Nos: 011-23724383
Fax No:
Mobile No.: 8750930108

About the Institute

SPA Delhi was established as a Department of Architecture  in the year 1942.  Fully funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India the School has today emerged as an apex premier national level institution in the fields of architecture, planning and allied areas. SPA was declared as an Institute of National Importance through an Act of Parliament under the SPA, Act 2014 supported by the MHRD.

It offers two Undergraduate Courses in Architecture and Planning and ten Postgraduate Courses including Urban Planning, Regional Planning, Transport Planning, Environmental Planning, Housing, Urban Design, Architectural Conservation, Landscape Architecture, Industrial Design and Building Engineering and Management.  All departments offer Ph.D. programs. 

SPA, NEW DELHI offers an option of Integrated M. Planning Degree of five years duration to the students admitted to Bachelor of Planning Programme. The student can take the option for Integrated M. Planning Degree after Seventh Semester.  Fifteen (15) students out of the total strength of 44 students will be selected on the basis of prescribed criteria of the School. 

Two (2) seats i.e. one (1) for Bachelor of Architecture and one (1) for Bachelor of Planning are reserved for wards or dependants of Defence of Paramilitary Personnel killed or permanently disabled in action during war or peacetime operations (Category DS).

Fee Structure



Name of the Programe

Undergraduate Programe

Course Fee

Rs.74,000/- per semester. for OG/ OBC/EWS & Rs.54,000/- per semester  for SC/ ST including Refundable Deposit of Rs.20,000/-

Hostel Fee

Rs.28,000/-  including Refundable Deposit of Rs.6,000/-(To be paid only if seat allotted, as limited seats are available)

Mess Fee/Mess Deposit

Rs.30,000/-* including Refundable Deposit of Rs.5,000/- (To be paid only if hostel seat is allotted).

*under revision.




Above amounts exclude Mess Charges i.e. Mess food bills.


Academic Structure




Honorable Shri Ram Nath Kovind

President of India 


Chairperson: Shri  Dharmendra Pradhan

Hon’ble Education Minister,

Government of India



Chairperson : Ar. Amogh Kumar Gupta 



Chairperson: Prof. Dr. P.S.N. Rao 

Director, School of Planning and Architecture,New Delhi


Chairperson : Ar. Amogh Kumar Gupta 




Prof. Dr. P.S.N. Rao



Prof. Dr. Ashok Kumar, Dean (Academic)

Prof. Dr. Aruna Ramani Grover, Dean (Planning and Development)

Prof. Dr. Ashok Kumar, Dean (Student Affairs)

Prof. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Dean (Faculty Welfare)

Prof. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Dean (Research)



Shri Umakant Agarwal 


Prof. Dr. Aruna Ramani Grover

Prof. Dr. Anil Dewan

Prof. Dr. Sewa Ram



Dr.  Shuvojit Sarkar 



Prof. Dr. Poonam Prakash

Rules For Change Branch

Rules for Change of Branch


As per JoSAA 2021 rules for sliding seat allocation.



Link to the SPA, New Delhi Prospectus 2021 will be uploaded shortly 

















Centre For Analysis and Systems Studies (CASS)

CASS plays an important role in the discharge of the School’s academic functions. It has been developed as the main ICT center of the School. It is equipped with servers, workstations, plotter, scanner, printers etc. In addition, a number of tasks are performed by the centre. Some of the important tasks include: Facilitate ICT support and assistance in conducting oncampus and online classes and meetings; conduct training programmes in software applications for faculty, students and staff; providing internet facility to all departments, units, centres and hostels; maintaining website and social media of the school; employee attendance management; email management for students, employees and staffs; day to day ICT support for functioning of computer related activities, server management, providing technical support in admissions; providing census related data to students for research.

Prof. Dr. R. Biswas


Head, CASS

Centre for Geographical Information System (GIS)

The Centre for GIS was established to provide facilities for conducting GIS classes for students. It conducts training programme from time to time for students and faculty members on the use and application of GIS Software for planning and analysis of human settlements. Its facilities are also used by the students for hands-on training on academic exercises and research projects. The Centre is equipped with number of software such as: Arc View 10.0 and Arc Info 10.0 Universal Lab Kits with extensions (spatial analyst, network analyst, 3D analyst); Statistical package for Social Science (SPSS); ERDAS Imagine 2011 and Leica Photogrammetry Suite (LPS) 2011, Auto Desk 2012 Master Suite includes Raster Design, Architecture, Revit Architecture, Revit, Structure, AutoCAD Inventor Professional Suite, 3DS Max, Design; MicroStation and other related utility software extensions, Advanced Geo Structural Analysis and STADD.Pro; Primavera P6 Professional Project Management, Primavera Contractor and Primavera Risk Analysis; Bentley Software; Check for Plagirism and URKUND software for plagirism check.  

Head-CASS is in charge of GIS-Lab.

Centre for Remote Sensing (CRS)

The Centre for Remote Sensing has facilities for remote sensing related courses offered as part of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the school. It is presently equipped with basic tools required for stereovision and aerial photo interpretation, viz. pocket and mirror stereoscopes, parallax bars, aerial photographs, etc. The Centre also has a couple of image processing software placed in GIS lab.

Head- CASS is in charge of CRS.

Audio-Visual Unit (AVU)

The Audio Visual Unit provides audio and visual services like still photo shoots, video filming etc. for covering various academic activities of Departments of Studies of the school such as special lecture talks, jury examinations etc. In addition, it also provides necessary technical support service for school events such as Annual Convocation, Foundation Day, student events, workshops,seminars, conferences etc held from time to time. It is also involved in providing support input for school publications such as the school’s annual report, annual prospectus, journals, newsletters etc.

Head-CASS is in charge of A.V. Unit.


The library at SPA has a unique collection of over 80,459 publications housed in two separate libraries in the Planning and Architecture blocks respectively. This considerable collection includes titles in planning,architecture, architectural conservation, building engineering and management, environmental planning, housing, industrial design, landscape architecture, physical planning, regional planning,transport planning, urban design and urban planning.The library also houses a large body of student work in the form of theses, dissertations and seminars reports. The library subscribes and receives to 73 national and international journals, which includes 43 online journals. Apart from this have subscription and access to JSTOR digital library archives of more than 1978 academic journals and primary sources with remote login facility.The School library is a member of Developing Library Network (DELNET) and this has given the facility of online access to our students, faculty members to the union catalogue of 5,376 libraries, Inter Library Loan (LLN), access to free online journals and books available to the member libraries. The library is computerized and is using LibSys software, which is an integrated multi-user library management system. All library databases are stored in LibSys software. The LibSys consists of modules cataloguing, acquisitions, circulations, serials, article indexing and OPAC. The web OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) of the Library provides online facility through LAN (Local Area Network) to the faculty,students and students to search the bibliographic databases on their own desk. The Web OPAC also provides the acquisitions list of recent additions to library collection and allows users to find the material issued to them as well to put material on reserve etc. The bar-coded library membership cards have been replaced borrower tickets to the considerable convenience of borrowers and library staff. Library also brings out a monthly list of new additions in the library and made available by e-mail to members. The library also alerts members by e-mail to relevant information in the dailies.

The library is being headed by the Mr. Narendra Singh Dhami, Library and Information Officer.

Documentation and Publications Unit

Documentation and Publications Unit (DPU) looks after the publication of SPA‘s quarterly journal called SPACE. Preparation and dissemination of a monthly bulletin named SPA Abstracts is also prepared by the DPU. SPA Abstracts contains synopsis of significant articles featured in technical journals subscribed by the School. Furthermore, newspapers are scanned daily and items of technical and professional interest to physical design and planning professions are collected. Copies of such clippings are displayed on notice boards, and cuttings are then maintained in classified files for use as research materials. The printing of various research materials are required by the departments of studies and administrative sections of the School. These requests are compiledwith by the DPU. Compilation, preparation and printing arrangements leading to the publication of the School’s annual reports for submission to the Parliament, both in Hindi and English are also done by the DPU. The unit works under the supervision of a senior faculty member.

The Documentation and Publication Unit is being headed by Dr.  Ashok Kumar, Library and Information Officer

Conservation Materials Laboratory (CML)

Conservation Materials Laboratory or CML was established recently to provide scientific training in testing ancient artefacts and materials. The CML is equipped to carry out both physical examination under magnification, and chemical analysis for determining composition and characteristics of material mortals, etc. Visiting scientists associated with the ASI conduct regular courses for students of Architectural Conservation using this laboratory as a resource.


The Material Workshop at SPA provides a range of training and maintenance services to the SPA students. The students are trained in basic carpentry and metal work and have access to workshop facilities for making architectural models. The workshop is fully equipped for all categories of carpentry, machine tooling and so on. Major responsibility for routine repairs and maintenance of various campus buildings also rests with the workshop.

The Head of the Department of Industrial Design looks after the Workshop.

Materials Testing Laboratory

Material Testing and Surveying laboratory is intended to impart practical training to undergraduate and post graduate students. It caters the need of research/consultancy. The laboratory is equipped with both Destructive/Non-destructive test equipment like universal Testing machine (4000 KN Cap.); Compression Testing Machine (2000 KN Cap.), UPV, Rebound Hammer, Double acting Hydraulic Jacks for pre-stressing etc. Surveying Laboratory is equipped with latest modern equipment like Electronic Total Station apart from other conventional equipment. The procurement of other latest equipment like Loading frame, LVDT, Load Cell, Data Logger, Rebar Locator etc. are under process.

Mr. Piyush Kant Jain  is heading the Lab.



Student Life at Institute

Student life at the institute revolves around academic and recreational and extra- curricular activities. Also being located in the historic capital city of the country, the city offers various socio-cultural activities and historic places to visit in and around the vicinity of Delhi.

 SPA Delhi has two Hostels, one at ITO and another at Maharani Bagh Campus for both boys & girls separately but the accommodation is very limited.

Plenty of ATM facility is available around both campuses of the School. 

Financial Assistance


 One time financial assistance is available to the deserving students of the Under-Graduate as well as Post-Graduate courses on merit basis for meeting their unforeseen expenditures. The minimum amount payable is 10,000 (Rupees Ten Thousand only) with a maximum of 25,000/- (Rupees Twenty Five Thousand only), subject to the conditions as laid down by the School. The applications are normally invited in the month of August  and January in a year, subject to their eligibility and other terms and conditions e.g. annual income of parents from all sources should not be more than 4.50 lacs or as may be prescribed from time to time.



 The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment; and the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India,have allotted Ten Scholarships for Scheduled Caste students and Five Scholarships for Scheduled Tribe students of the Under-graduate courses of the School, on the merit basis, subject to their eligibility terms and conditions e.g. annual income of parents from all sources should not be more than 4.50 lacs or as may be prescribed from time to time. The Scholarship amount is disbursed directly to the concerned students under Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) Scheme by the Government of India.

Training & Placement

Placement Cell

Placement Cell was officially set up in January 2015. Placement Cell provides interface between students and industry. It organizes campus placement.Students and Industries are required to follow placement policy of SPA, New Delhi. From January onwards, companies such as Turner, DARR, UMTC, CRISIL, Cushman & Wakefield, AECOM, GIFT, SynergyATKINS and others have already conducted campus placement. 

Industry And Alumni Relations

Industry and Alumni Relations

The school has close association with the industry and alumni, who are actively participating in academics, as well as granting scholarships/ awards to meritorious students.

The SPA Alumni Association

In 1992, few Delhi based alumni of the School established the first officially recognized and registered alumni association, with the Director as patron. The SPA Alumni organized the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the Department of Architecture the same year. This Association has tremendous potential for playing a very active supporting role in the future development of the School.

Recreational/Extra Curricular activities

Recreational / Extra Curricular Activities

 Extra-curricular activities are an integral part of students’ life at SPA. The students run a series of clubs and associations, which center on dramatics, western music, Indian music, photography, etc. Various students’magazines and wallpapers faithfully, and often provocatively, mirror both the formal and informal dimensions of students’ life in the three campuses. SPANDAN the dramatics club, SANKALP the Indian music group and CODA the Western Music group have several excellent performances to their credit. SPAKRITI exclusively organizes several Spic-Macay concerts each year featuring the nation’s most eminent performing artists. FEAT (Forum for Exchange of Architectural Thought) regularly organizes lectures and interactions with eminent persons in the fields of architecture and allied disciplines. UTOPIA, the annual cultural festival conducted by students, features art and craft competitions, debates, discussions, and a variety of cultural events. SEPIA is the photography club. EXPRESSION, the biannual student exhibition, gives an opportunity to the students to exhibit their work, both academic and spontaneous statements of creativity in the form of photographs, drawings, paintings, sculpture, and other media. Students of Planning are members of the NOSPLAN, the National Organization of Students of Planning. Students of Architecture are members of NASA, the National Association of Students of Architecture. Through these activities, the students get opportunities to interact with their contemporaries from all over the country and to view work approaches in sister institutions for mutual benefit and learning. All these student activities are managed by Students’ Council and Students’ Associations, whose members are elected annually by the students. Faculty guidance is available as and when requested, both at the formal and informal level.

Sports Cell

 Revived since 2011, the Sports Cell of the School primarily deals with the various sports related activities of the students across all departments. The cell organizes the annual sports meet ‘ATHLOS for the students and the annual sports meet of the staff members of the school. The Sports Cell coordinates participation of student teams in inter-college tournaments. The Sports Cell promotes promising students in various sports by facilitating through coaching in various government run coaching schemes at different sports complexes across the Delhi NCR. The School offers sports facilities for a basketball, badminton, volleyball. multi gymnasium, garden gym, table tennis and billiards table. The Sports Cell has also been encouraging informal sports activities such as cycling city tours, inter-class matches of improvised cricket matches. School aims to provide a wholesome sports opportunity that contributes significantly to the personality development of the students.

 Chairman: Prof. Dr. Vinay Maitri, Dean (Students Affairs)

 Coordinator: Dr. Shuvojit Sarkar, Associate  Professor, Department of Architecture


Location and Accessibility

The School of Planning and Architecture is located centrally at Indraprastha Estate near the Police Headquarters at I.T.O. The Planning and Administration Building is located at 4B I.P. Estate opposite the Vikas Minar, and the Architecture Building is located at 6B I.P. Estate opposite the I.G. Stadium. The School is well connected by both bus and Metro services with metro stations at I.T.O and Indraprastha Metro stations. It is also close to New Delhi Railway Station, Nizamuddin Railway Station, Inter State Bus Terminal at Kashmiri Gate and Sarai Kale Khan. 

Academic Programwise Seats breakup

Institute CodeProgram CodeAcademic Program NameState/All India SeatsSeat PoolOPENOPEN-PwDGEN-EWSGEN-EWS-PwDSCSC-PwDSTST-PwDOBC-NCLOBC-NCL-PwDTotal(includes Female Supernumerary)
Seat Capacity Female Supernumerary
414 4501 Planning (4 Years, Bachelor of Planning) All India Gender-Neutral 16 1 4 0 7 0 3 0 11 1 43
43 0
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
(including "0" Supernumerary)
414 5101 Architecture (5 Years, Bachelor of Architecture) All India Gender-Neutral 50 3 12 1 19 1 9 1 34 2 132
132 0
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
(including "0" Supernumerary)
     Total Seats 66 4 0 0 26 1 12 1 45 3 175
175 0

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