Jalandhar: Prestigious Higher Education Review has ranked the School of Architecture & Design of Lovely Professional University (LPU) among top-ten promising architecture institutions in India. Magazine has provided this high-status ranking in its latest ‘Architecture Colleges Special’ August 2017 edition. LPU School has got this coveted ranking for “nourishing learners to become lateral thinkers by focusing on critical design approach in an era of smart cities, sustainable buildings and contemporary interiors.” It is highlighting that LPU School is declared ahead of many prestigious architectural institutions of the country, and also stands top among all promising architectural institutions in Northern States. The other 9 promising institutions in the country exist in the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Odisha and Karnataka.
The Managing Editor of the magazine Sarath Shyam holds: “Today, architecture is considered as one of the most sophisticated professions with diverse career opportunities for students aspiring to become architects. With rapid urbanization, there has been a greater demand for a smart infrastructure. Even the government is coming up with many projects including the Smart city project, Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana and more. As such, the education of architecture should not be restricted to books or theories, but should involve a lot of practice. So, understanding the necessity to find best Architecture programmes in the country, we have listed “Top 10 Promising Architecture Colleges in India.” We sincerely hope that our efforts will help all the aspirants who are looking for something challenging and new to add to their profiles.”
LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal says: “Such prestigious rankings encourage us to keep on working hard unflinchingly. On seeing LPU School of Architecture top ranked in the country, I feel extremely proud of both my students and staff members. This high-status ranking is with us because cutting edge work of LPU is in line with the top institutions of the world. I advise all students of architecture to work creatively to make this planet greener & healthier by focusing on several required areas.” Illustrative, LPU students of Architecture & Design are continuously excelling all other students in creativity and designing. A few months back, they won top four trophies for Zonasa competitions held in Delhi (NCR). Occasion was the Northern Zone meet of the National Association of Students of Architecture (NASA), where 70+ architectural institutions of the zone participated.