About us

About Our Institution

The JNIAS School of Planning and Architecture (JNIAS-SPA) is established by Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advanced Studies (JNIAS), Hyderabad with a view to impart quality architectural education. It takes pride in being a community of students and faculty interested in positively changing the built environment.  It aims to cultivate an intellectual climate embracing the concept of “making” to achieve design excellence. Experiential learning opportunities are supported by our state of the art facilities.

With a unique focus on sustainable urbanism, the JNIAS School of Planning and Architecture is committed to exploring creative, integrated solutions to improve the quality of life in our cities and region the sustainability of the places we inhabit. JNIAS-SPA’s innovative pedagogy introduces integrated project delivery methods and democratic decision-making processes, while simultaneously developing critical thinking skills to prepare the next generation of architects and urban designers. The students at JNIAS –SPA are groomed to enhance creativity, understand social responsibility, develop technical and research excellence, and become global leaders in architecture and Construction planning.  

Aims and Objectives

The aims and objectives of the JNIAS School of Planning and Architecture are:

Blossom into a World Class Institute of Teaching and Research in Architecture, Urban Planning, and Built Environment.

Make Advanced Studies and Research in Architecture and Planning, a significant tool for creating high quality Built-environments, enrichment of Civilization and enhancement of Cultural Values.

Impart education and undertake research at International standards in the fields of Architecture, Built – Environment and Urban Planning.

Institutional Resources and Facilities
The School has highly qualified and experienced faculty specialized in Architecture, Housing, Urban and Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Design, Urban Design, Conservation, and Structural Engineering, etc Through the rigor of their pursuits, breadth of interests and commitments to teaching, the faculty develops students who actively engage and resourcefully address emerging design issues. 

Prof. Dr. D. SWAMINADHAN, PhD, President, JNIAS.
Prof. D. Swaminadhan, is a distinguished educationist, engineer-scientist, researcher and a planner with more than 50 years of experience in the field of higher education, engineering, technical and management education, and administration.

He has long experience of 50 years in education, research and consultancy. He has worked as Principal and Director in reputed Institutions. As an Expert Member, he helped many colleges in India to develop and become centers of learning. He has guided and examined Doctoral candidates at JNTU, Hyderabad, Anna University, IIT (Roorke) and Sanskrit University, Kerala.

DR.D SURESH, Ph.D, Registrar, JNIAS
He is an able administrative and academic who has 22 years of experiences in the filed of Sciences and Social Sciences Research. He has publishes 18 research papers and Conducted more than 100 Seminars/ Conferences / Round Table meetings. He is Managing Trustee of DSRF and Registrar of MGNIRSA, Hyderabad also.

He is an eminent principal, with a long experience as an urban planner, architect and also Bar Council Member. He has worked for 15 years as a Town Planner in Saudi Arabia.  He is accomplishing the Post-Graduation Department in JNIAS-SPA.