Development of Syllabus of History 3rd. Year TermII and semester 5 Proposal Outline

In the wake of various current developments in the field of architecture including large and expensive controversial projects, significant changes in patterns of practice and possible large scale changes in academics in near future in the country, owing to introduction of new National level policies and frameworks, it becomes important to place the facts and events in a proper historical perspective by making our curriculum up-to-date. to better equip our students to face the professional world.

In the five year B.Arch Programme of GGSIPU, the 3rd. year term II of the annual scheme and the fifth semester of the semester scheme is dedicated to understanding of contemporary history of architecture in India. Substantial up gradation of the old contents of this course is long overdue in terms of establishing the background of the contemporary developments in profession and education of architecture.

In order to achieve this target of up gradation that calls for some focused research and strengthening of pedagogical tools and methods USAP is taking up this task in a joint project with Architexturez.

USAP, with Architexturez had earlier successfully hosted an important private meeting with authors and academics (including Prof. George Kapelos Ryerstone University, Canada and Dr. Peter Scriver from university of Adelaide, Australia and in 2018. Architexturez South Asia, has a large document archive, with an expert specialization in history and theory of architecture and International outreach and contacts. It has on-going projects with Indian and International experts. A number of institutions, scholars, academics and students are regular users and beneficiaries of their resources for academic purpose.

This year we propose to jointly take up (an almost one of its kind) academic project, as described below, focusing on Education and Professional practice of Architecture as a Modern discipline in India.

— note by Prof. Rajat Ray, Dean Faculty of Architecture, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi

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