Masters of Landscape
Imparting multifaceted education in the field of Landscape Architecture and Planning to lead the Landscape Fraternity all over the country.
To prepare students for research and practice, and to create new knowledge in planning, design and management of built and natural environments.
Impart environment sensitive, critical and analytical skills to students using landscape pedagogies .
To offer students a multidisciplinary Interface in collaboration with the various organizations/institutions/industries .
Introduction of latest digital technology in the field landscape planning and design.
Capacity building through knowledge dissemination and outreach.
The Program has the dual objectives of providing students with a core of design and technical skills in combination with experiences in pure and applied research. This duality prepares students for problem solving in the profession through design and research, and it is a program focus. Student preparation is enhanced by specialized course work taken inside and outside of landscape architecture and by the topic of one's thesis.
The program focus shall be on environment sensitive landscape designs, to manage both the storm water run-off and water resources, integration of new structures with the natural environment in the least disruptive way, preservation and restoration of wetlands and other environmentally sensitive sites. Special focus shall be on the historic preservation, land reclamation, and refurbishment of existing sites, eg. Industrial and mining sites.
There are 25 (twenty five) seats available including the recommended reservation by Ministry of Education, Government of India.
Career Options after M. Arch (Landscape)
Students have multiple career options after graduating with M.Arch (Landscape). They can take the following roles based on their interest and expertise:
● Independent Practicing Landscape Architect
● Employment in Landscape/Urban Design firms
● Higher Education, Research and Academics
The course has been designed in four semesters of equal durations and credits, spread in a total of two years.
The core subjects like Landscape Technology, History and Theory of Landscape Architecture, Water Management, run through two to three semesters. These are designed to assist the Landscape Studio through building up a strong scientific, technological, theoretical and historical base. The first semester has a subject devoted to climatology and the Third Semester has subjects to develop understanding of land economics and research methods. This semester is also designed to form the prelude to the independent Thesis. The fourth semester equips the student for the profession with the subject of Professional Practice.
Professional Training under a Landscape Architect or as a Research Associate with a Landscape faculty is a necessary component of the course. This equips the student with the practical aspects/ research base, offering the required exposure to the realm of the profession and research, before the Thesis is taken up.
Flexibility (through electives)
The course is designed with flexibility for the student to pursue the area of his/ her interest. The second semester offers an array of specialized landscapes to choose from, the third semester offers a common pool elective wherein the student can opt for an elective outside the department, promoting the interdisciplinary approach. The fourth semester offers electives with focus on conservation of energy and historicity.
Environment & Management studios: These studios focus on Plants, Ecology, Site planning, Development processes, Water resource as the most valuable and vulnerable asset, Planting design, Environmental Impact Assessment and a Seminar in landscape Appreciation.
Landscape Design Studios
These are designed as the Core studios of Landscape design, which run through the entire program with increasing complexities, wherein the student makes an application of all the above modules, culminating in an independent Thesis.