Section 1: Architecture and Design

Visual composition in 2D and 3D; Principles of Art and Architecture; Organization of space;  Architectural  Graphics;    Computer  Graphics–  concepts  of  CAD,  BIM,  3D modeling  and  Architectural  rendition;  Programming  languages  and  automation. Anthropometrics;  Planning  and  design  considerations  for  different  building  types; Site   planning;   Circulation-   horizontal   and   vertical;   Barrier   free   design;   Space Standards; Building Codes; National Building Code.

Elements,  construction,  architectural  styles  and  examples  of  different  periods  of Indian  and  Western  History  of  Architecture;  Oriental,  Vernacular  and  Traditional architecture;  Architectural  developments  since  Industrial  Revolution;  Influence  of modern  art  on  architecture;  Art  nouveau,  Eclecticism,  International  styles,  Post Modernism,   Deconstruction   in   architecture;   Recent   trends   in   Contemporary Architecture; Works of renowned national and international architects.

Section 2: Building Materials, Construction and Management

Behavioral characteristics and applications of different building materials viz. mud, timber,   bamboo,   brick,   concrete,   steel,   glass,   FRP,   AAC,   different   polymers, composites.

Building   construction   techniques,   methods   and   details;   Building   systems   and prefabrication of building elements; Principles of Modular Coordination; Estimation, specification,    valuation,    professional    practice;    Construction    planning    and equipments; Project management techniques e.g. PERT, CPM etc.

Section 3: Building and Structures

Principles of strength of materials; Design of structural elements in wood, steel and RCC; Elastic and Limit State design; Structural systems in RCC and Steel; Form and Structure; Principles of Pre-stressing; High Rise and Long Span structures, gravity and lateral load resisting systems; Principles and design of disaster resistant structures.

Section 4: Environmental Planning and Design

Ecosystem- natural and man-made ecosystem; Ecological principles; Concepts of Environmental   Impact   Analysis;   Environmental   considerations   in   planning   and design;  Thermal  comfort,  ventilation  and  air  movement;  Principles  of  lighting  and illumination; Climate responsive design; Solar architecture; Principles of architectural acoustics;  Green  Building-  Concepts  and  Rating;  ECBC;  Building  Performance Simulation  and  Evaluation;  Environmental  pollution-  types,  causes,  controls  and abatement strategies.

Section 5: Urban Design

Concepts  and  theories  of  urban  design;  Public  Perception;  Townscape;  Public Realm; Urban design interventions for sustainable development and transportation; Historical and modern examples of urban design; Public spaces, character, spatial qualities  and  Sense  of  Place;  Elements  of  urban  built  environment  –  urban  form, spaces, structure, pattern, fabric, texture, grain etc; Principles, tools and techniques of  urban  design;  Urban  renewal   and  conservation;  Site  planning;  Landscape design; Development controls – FAR, densities and building byelaws.

Section 6: Urban Planning and Housing

Planning  process;  Types  of  plans  –  Master  Plan,  City  Development  Plan,  Structure Plan, Zonal  Plan, Action  Area  Plan, Town Planning Scheme, Regional  Plan; Salient concepts,    theories    and    principles    of    urban    planning;    Sustainable    urban development;  Emerging  concepts  of  cities  –  Eco-City,  Smart  City,  Transit  Oriented Development (TOD), SEZ, SRZ etc.

Housing; Concepts, principles and examples of neighbourhood; Housing typologies; Slums;   Affordable   Housing;   Housing   for   special   areas   and   needs;   Residential densities; Standards for housing and community facilities; National Housing Policies, Programs and Schemes.

Section 7: Planning Techniques and Management

Tools  and  techniques  of  Surveys  –  Physical,  Topographical,  Landuse  and  Socio- economic  Surveys;  Methods  of  non-spatial  and  spatial  data  analysis;  Graphic presentation of spatial data; Application of G.I.S and Remote Sensing techniques in urban   and   regional   planning;   Decision   support  system   and   Land   Information System.

Urban  Economics;  Law  of  demand  and  supply  of  land  and  its  use  in  planning; Social, Economical and environmental cost benefit analysis; Techniques of financial appraisal; Management of Infrastructure Projects; Development guidelines such as URDPFI; Planning Legislation and implementation – Land Acquisition Act, PPP etc.; Local self-governance.

Section 8: Services, Infrastructure and Transportation

Building  Services:  Water  supply;  Sewerage  and  drainage  systems;  Sanitary  fittings and fixtures; Plumbing systems; Principles of internal and external drainage system; Principles of electrification of buildings; Intelligent Buildings; Elevators and Escalators

– standards and uses; Air-Conditioning systems; Firefighting Systems; Building Safety

and Security systems.

Urban  Infrastructure  –  Transportation,  Water  Supply,  Sewerage,  Drainage,  Solid

Waste Management, Electricity and Communications.

Process  and  Principles  of  Transportation  Planning  and  Traffic  Engineering;  Road capacity;  Traffic  survey  methods;  Traffic  flow  characteristics;  Traffic  analyses  and design  considerations;  Travel  demand  forecasting;  Land-use  –  transportation  – urban form inter-relationships; Design of roads, intersections, grade separators and parking   areas;   Hierarchy   of   roads   and   level   of   service;   Traffic   and   transport management  and  control  in  urban  areas,;  Mass  transportation  planning;  Para- transits  and  other  modes  of  transportation,  Pedestrian  and  slow  moving  traffic planning; Intelligent Transportation Systems.

Principles  of  water  supply  and  sanitation  systems;  water  treatment;  Water  supply and distribution system; Water harvesting systems; Principles, Planning and Design of storm  water  drainage  system;  Sewage  disposal  methods;  Methods  of  solid  waste management  –  collection,  transportation  and  disposal;  Recycling  and  Reuse  of solid  waste;  Power  Supply  and  Communication  Systems,  network,  design  and guidelines.