The Manipal School of Architecture & Planning (MSAP), is a constituent of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, (MAHE) started in 1978 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree under Mysore University. The institution came under the newly established Mangalore University in 1980 as Department of Architecture. In October 2003, MAHE renamed the Department of Architecture as Faculty of Architecture and in April 2018 Faculty of Architecture as Manipal School of Architecture & Planning. In 2010, it became the 22nd institute of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India.
Design is an act of making an environment where we shape and develop our surrounding to suit our physical and psychological needs. Design thinking is used in all professions as a verb or skill to develop solutions suited to the context and person/people. MSAP believes in training designers in theoretical as well as practical problem-solving; and hone their design thinking. MSAP offers new openings for its students to follow their creative pursuits while building their professional careers under the guidance of highly experienced Faculty.
MSAP offers courses in Architecture, Urban Design, Interior Design, Fashion Design & Management and Sustainable Design at undergraduate and post-graduate level.
The Institute has the following major emphasis areas, which are integrated in the curriculum and pedagogy:
- Urban & Environment Management
- Urban Sociology & Healthcare
- Sustainable Built Environment
- Heritage Conservation & Management
- Behaviour Psychology in Built-Environment & Participatory Design
MSAP is ranked 12th among top architectural schools in the country, in NIRF, 2020, and is also ranked 8th among all colleges, government, or private by Outlook, the weekly news magazine. It is recognized by the Council of Architecture(CoA), New Delhi, India and is an Institutional Member, of Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), New Delhi.
The Manipal School of Architecture and Planning (MSAP) is a constituent of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, (MAHE). It started in 1978 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree under Mysore University.
Manipal School of Architecture and Planning believes in training architects and designers in theoretical as well as practical problem-solving skills in issues associated with designs at the urban scale.
"Color Techniques Application of acrylics on canvas" workshop by Artist Satishchandra aims to give hands-on experience in the use of acrylic color media
"Kaavi Art" workshop by Artist Janardhan Rao Havanje at MSAP MAHE aims to give hands-on experience on Kaavi art form to young architects and designers.
The Winter Workshop held from December 1st to December 7th introduced students to the new paradigm of design - ‘Parametric Design’.
A hands on 7 days workshop where students learned about various furniture designers and worked on making miniatures on a scale of 1:5, doing detailed joinery and woodworking.