Designing Better Architecture Education

By: Manjari Chakraborty |
  • ISBN: Global Realities and Local Reforms
  • Publication Date: January 2015
  • Dimension: 6 x 9 in.
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Pages: 298


Designing Better Architecture Education is an outcome of a research conducted systematically with diligence, passion, wide and in-depth exercise
on the obvious and latent aspects of undergraduate architecture education. Although specific to India, this study probes the diverse global scenario in
acknowledgement of the global style of architecture, where green preferences surface as compulsion. The findings are arranged systematically, analyzed
impartially and inferred upon logically. The final bunch of suggestions aimed at a much desirable architecture education revamp in India is, in fact, relevant for
architecture education as a whole anywhere.

The author suggests compaction of graduation time, intensification of exposures, interactions and instructions, shift of focus, introduction of
contemporary specializations, restructuring intake, revamping academic administration and a significant change of stance in teaching itself, including
methods, philosophy, attitude and paraphernalia. The book provides valuable information, insight and suggestions to rejuvenate
the academic approach to the education of architecture and forms a reliable basis for further endeavour in this direction.

About the Author

Manjari Chakraborty

Dr. Manjari Chakraborty is Professor and former Head of the Department of Architecture at the Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi, India.