The Curriculum

ICFAI School of Architecture has a strong interface with industry in its approach to curriculum design. Eminent Practicing Architects are part of the team of faculty members in guiding students with design projects. Regular presentations from industry related professionals help in imparting current trends in the market. ISArch practices choice based credit system in its education methodology.... More

Research & Publications

Every design project handled in the studio and workshop will have a strong research basis. The faculty will also work with the students to realize the depth of their interest. Publishing such research work is a continuous process at ICFAI with an aim to contribute this work to the global knowledge sharing... More

Life In the Campus

Academic Infrastructure:
Learning Resource Center (LRC):
ISArch has a well stacked library containing reference materials, magazines, journals and books of national and international publications. ISArch has a digital library consisting of various databases, namely, J-Gate, EBSCO, Springer, IEEE etc., MPTEL & SWAYAM. These databases facilitate research activities of students and faculty members... More


Message from the

Message from the Principal

Our New ICFAI School of Architecture starting this academic year 2018-19 is another feather in the hat for the well-established, India’s most popular ICFAI Deemed University in Hyderabad. As such ICFAI University is one of the Best Universities in India under UGC ranking - 2018. Even in Global standards, ICFAI University is highly recognized and received many Awards and Appreciations for academic excellence.

We are very proud that ICFAI group is starting its First School of Architecture in the historic city of Hyderabad in Telangana State. The school is ideally located in the 92 acres Green Lush campus existing in Hyderabad. It has state of the Art facilities existing such as Workshops, Library, Computer labs, auditorium, seminar halls, hostels and food courts. It also has sports facilities such as cricket ground, football ground, basketball courts, indoor shuttle badminton and many other sports & recreation facilities.

We have a wonderful Faculty team with the Best Professionals from the practical industry, consultancy and academic expertise. They are all eagerly ready to mould, prune and produce the best students into world class products of our esteemed school. Our approach to teach students would be totally different from existing and would set new trends in Architectural Pedagogy. Our approach to students would be to excite their senses to ensure their eagerness to come to school all the time. Also they will become very creative through our play-way method, thus producing best world class designs very easily, of course through rigorous hard work.

I am gladdened to be appointed the Head of the school and my commitment would be to turn even a stone into a fragrant flower. I take this opportunity with pride and respect to celebrate the Profession called Architectural Pedagogy and will be associated with eminent professionals at the helm of affairs of the ICFAI University.

On behalf of my esteemed University and distinguished Faculty at ICFAI School of Architecture, I wish to congratulate those who are joining our B.Arch 5 year Graduate Course from this Academic Year 2018-19 with a fresh intake of 40 students.

I wish Best students are churned out from this school with a great success in the future. Thank you one and all.


ICFAI School of Architecture, Hyderabad.

Message from the Vice Chancellor

Greetings !
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, a Deemed University established under section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956. It has evolved a comprehensive student centric learning approach consisting of several stages, designed to add significant value to the learner’s understanding in an integrated manner, covering relevant knowledge, practical skills and positive attitudes.

The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education is a premier educational institution in Telangana State which is accredited by NAAC with ‘A+’ grade. It is dedicated to the cause of teaching and research of global standards. It offers B.Arch., B.Tech., BBA, BBA-LLB(Hons), BA-LLB(Hons), BA (Economics), B.Sc.

(Mathematics & Physics), LLM, MBA and Ph.D. Programs. The students are from all parts of India. In fact, there is a mini India on the campus. The University has a student strength of about 6,000 and a faculty strength of over 250.

We envision to develop a new cadre of professionals who will not only command high level of domain proficiency but also have the ability to integrate activities for developing scientific and technological solutions and work standards.

The quality of the programs offered at the University is ensured by the following five factors:

  • Designing a relevant curriculum including soft skills and internship program.
  • Student-centric academic delivery.
  • Focus on research by the faculty.
  • Industry and foreign collaborations.

The University maintains a balance between academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, and social activities so as to enable the students to become well-rounded persons with concern for the society.

Prof. J. Mahender Reddy


Message from the Design Chair, ISArch

Architectural education par excellence, the objective of the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education in establishing the ICFAI School of Architecture at Hyderabad campus, is surely poised to be one of the best centers for excellence in this part of the world. A highly competent team comprising of reputed teaching and practicing professionals is an added advantage. I am sure the ICFAI Group would be a pioneer in setting new educational standards for yet another added discipline with the introduction of a 5-year Bachelors Program in Architecture, (B.Arch). With expertise in the form of advisory, industry and institutional collaborations being planned from India and abroad, and also in bringing advanced technology through interactions, seminars and workshops, is truly commendable. I wish the team the very best in achieving the set goals and hope to see the ICFAI School of Architecture ranked among the best.

Prof. Venkat R Peesapati,

Design Chair, ISArch and Principal Architect,
Murty & Manyam Associates

Message from Prof. Dr. Massimo Vianello

an Expert Architect

The aim of ICFAI School of Architecture (ISArch) is to promote true education for new generations of architects able to challenge the complexity of future scenarios, becoming leading actors in the improvement of cities, towns and villages shaped by ethical values. We recognize the role of Architecture as the expression of the cultural identity that day by day forms the urban environment and reciprocally become the counter-form of the Society which shapes our character as Citizens. With the awareness of this pivotal task we invite students to invest their intellectual energies and creative potentiality in the field of Architecture, Urban Design and Town Planning as among the most relevant contributions they can give today in India for the prosperity and resilience of the community at large and consequently for the growth of their personality in the years to come.

Through their physical and cultural resistance, the architectural phenomena build the images of our immutable traditions, meanwhile, we place many of the ambitions and expectations of our cities and new buildings to transmit our values to whom will come next. The architect-Urbanist is the link in-between past and future. He has the role, through the interpretation of the present and knowledge of the past, to forecast possible evolutions of our environment. As an archaeologist projected in the future, he has the social responsibility to investigate critically what will be the consequences and the impact tomorrow of the choices we are taking today. In India today, the whirling intensity of growth, implies the necessity of a continuous verification of the results of development and it becomes vital to form architects with the capability and consciousness to face the critical effects of the tumultuous expansion of the urban areas. Architects in facts have the dual role to be an instrument of change but with it they carry the responsibility to preserve the identity of the places they are transforming.

This is the ethical background in which the ISArch is developing: Building an educational structure that offers to the best young talents a program and a research field rooted in the cultural tradition, and animated by the imagination, that through the technological advancements, are progressively opening. For student-architects more and more it will become essential to expand their imaginative skills to project new outlines for a sustainable development: in fact, advances in information technology already allow us to play with our future by simulating virtual worlds and accelerating communication processes increasing exponentially the gap between making and thinking, between expectations and reality. The architect then finds himself as a tightrope walker suspended in the air to advance in the projection of fantastic futures and at the same time resist as patron and defender of the real world of ‘bricks and mortar’. Consecutively the syllabus has been planned to produce a blend of discipline and freedom, of technical knowledge lead by the power of imagination, attaining a balance between the professional realms of construction and planning, keeping a door open to the personal development of each student following their hopes and aspiration. The opposing forces between abstraction and concreteness are creating the tension to proceed and indicating the way to rediscover the values of the elements of our existence: earth, air and sun through the perception of the five senses from where we will start our perceptual description of the environment as a whole integrated habitat.

The figure of the architect we aim for will, therefore, has the ability to weave relationships between the disciplines which contribute to shaping the urban environment, for this reason, we believe we can offer with the multifaceted support of ICFAI the best conditions for growth of the professional capability. We promote an educational methodology which wants to be open in giving the freedom to each student to shape their original character and at the same time focused acquiring the disciplinary tools for the interpretation of reality with a point of view where the awareness of sustainable development dominates all our efforts.

The organization of an educational path in architecture requires gradual definition of goals, from the simplest topics related to everyday life up to the challenges of high-performance buildings or the design of spaces of public domain. It will be created a methodological structure based on a dual cultural attitude: An extensive approach towards vast extra-disciplinary territories to achieve a broad vision of settlement phenomena to keep together different knowledge, and at the same time an approach intensive aimed at the specificity of building techniques, where every single detail requires fierce perseverance towards perfection. Each section of the route will be illustrated through its fundamental cultural and technical references. A particular emphasis will be applied to specific case- studies selected for their exemplariness in which future ambitions will be projected in the values and meanings of the projects and the constructive criticality to face the double sense of progress. The effort in the teaching organization is to immediately create the sense of responsibility and the urgency of confronting a broad spectrum of issues, even for a simple theme, on the proposals that will be advanced. The development of the ability to interpret design themes with a multiplicity of looks and the ability to build an incisive and original message will be developed from the first steps of the curriculum through the involvement in design experiences related to specific real situations. In the development of the curriculum will have a particular importance the direct knowledge through survey and excursion to the topic places, ancient and modern, which signed a shift in the conception of urban spaces like Ajanta, Ellora, Hampi, Fatehpur Sikri Chandigarh. It is our aims to extend the experience to other places worldwide through the collaboration with other institutes in Athens , Venice or Edinburgh, in a way to reinforce, through scholarship, the possibility to extend the knowledge of crucial places of innovation how have been developed in their time. Since the beginning of human enterprises, the way of inhabiting and using the territory has represented the framework to understand the evolution of our ancestors and therefore Architecture holds within it this genetic patrimony of being the link between innovation and tradition. A blend of theoretical fundamental and practical experimentation is the essential approach to offer consistent abilities to face the challenge of the futures opening to the new generations of architects. A balanced growth of the creative potential of the individuals needs to be advanced together with the consciousness of the necessity of a speculative attitude towards divergent fields of knowledge. The involvement of production activities of the construction sector will develop the ability to create factual links between technical aspects of the construction and production with the needs and deeds represented in large by the different components of the Society.

In Isaac studying Architecture, as a core discipline, opens the horizon, providing the intellectual tools to navigate in all the branches of design, from the city to the spoon, emphasizing on the creative potential of each member of our educational community. Simply we are looking to share this path with young talents with the interest to grow a sound professional career with the potential to break the mould and do something interesting with their lives for the advantage of the whole community.

... by living we learn (Vivendo Discimus, Patrick Geddes ...)

Prof. Dr. Massimo Vianello

Our Faculty

  • Prof. Ar. Narasimham. V.V.L

    Principal & Professor
    Qualification :B.Arch., M.Arch. in Landscape Architecture,
    Experience :30 years More

  • Prof. Dr. Massimo Vianello

    Professor, Chief Course Coordinator
    Qualification: PhD in Architecture
    Experience: Over 30 Years More

  • Prof. Ar. Yeshwant Ramamurthy

    Qualification : B.Arch
    Experience : 41 years More

  • Prof. Ar. Venkat Ramana.P

    Professor, Design Chair
    Qualification : B.Arch., Masters degree in Construction & Infrastructure
    Experience : 23 years More

  • Ar.Neelima Kollipara

    Professor, Course Coordinator
    Qualification : B.Arch., M.Arch. (Interior Design), (PhD)
    Experience : 17 Years More

  • Ar. R.Rithika

    Assistant Professor
    Qualification: B.Arch.
    Experience: 10 Years More

  • Ar. Naganjaneyulu .K

    Assistant Professor
    Qualification: B.Arch.
    Experience: 10 years, 6 months More

  • Ar. Srinivas Kalyan T

    Assistant Professor
    Qualification: B.Arch.
    Experience: 8 Years, 10 Months More