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 10th among top architectural schools in the country, in NIRF, 2018 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 Faculty of Architecture (FOA) is a constituent of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, (MAHE). It started in 1978 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree under Mysore University.
Faculty of Architecture believes in training architects and designers in theoretical as well as practical problem solving skills in issues associated with designs at the urban scale.