Student Rating 4.11/5 (Showing 9 Reviews)

Professional experience combined with student life fun.

Posted on 11 Feb' 17 by Anonymous
This user choose to post privately in case a user is anonymous.
Batch of 2020 | B.Plan
it is a professional college with professional training and builds you up for that life. It is an institute of national importance which comes with its own advantages and disadvantages. Though the schedule is a bit hectic but hostel life and events sums up the fun times.
  • Placement
  • Infrastructure
  • College Life
  • Industry Exposure
  • Affordability
  • Student Crowd
  • Faculty
  • Hostel
Is this Review Helpful?

Best in India for the course

Siddharth Yadav
Posted on 09 Feb' 17 by Siddharth Yadav
Batch of 2019 | B.Plan
This is an Institute of National Importance under an act of parliament, which makes it at the likes of IITs . It is arguably the best Urban Planning College in whole of Asia too. I got into this college by getting a rank of AIR 947 in IIT JEE paper 2 that is for Architectural and design stream . Getting admitted in this college is hard but it is worth the struggle, the international prestige of this college is what makes it so special. The faculty and the environment is the beat, however it still struggles in having a decent infrastructure. It is located in Indraprastha Estate, one of the most prime locations of New Delhi, neighbouring institutions like Indian Institute of Chartered Accountants, Institute of Public Administration, ITPI, Indian Medical Association, DDA Vikas Minar, Delhi Police Headquarters etc. All in all, the exposure that one gets on this college is amazing and it is acquitted with the best faculty of the nation.
  • Placement
  • Infrastructure
  • College Life
  • Industry Exposure
  • Affordability
  • Student Crowd
  • Faculty
  • Hostel
Is this Review Helpful?
Have you studied in this University Write Review

A Fantastic Ride in Need of a ReVamp

Posted on 28 Aug' 16 by Anonymous
This user choose to post privately in case a user is anonymous.
Batch of 2017 | B.Arch
While S.P.A. New Delhi is the best college to study undergraduate architecture in the country, it could use a re-modelling of the curriculum and the infrastructure to compete with the current global trends in architectural design pedagogy. I believe that by being open to new processes and ideas in design, the students can benefit two-fold from the excellent knowledge base of the faculty. However, more emphasis needs to be given on the mental and physical well-being of the student in general, and their mindset towards architectural practice in particular. However, the student diversity is very refreshing, and allows us to learn from different cultures.
  • Placement
  • Infrastructure
  • College Life
  • Industry Exposure
  • Affordability
  • Student Crowd
  • Faculty
  • Hostel
Is this Review Helpful?

Better and worse than expected.

Anusha Mishra
Posted on 24 Aug' 16 by Anusha Mishra
Batch of 2016 | B.Plan
My first impression of the college, like everyone else, was about the size of the campus. Growing up, I had seen several movies and shows depicting the average daily life of college, invariably, the college itself was shown to have large a large campus, sprawling wide spaces and multiple hangout spots. SPA Delhi, located on the corner of one of the most prominent areas of Delhi is a tiny plot in the vast urban spread of Delhi. With a few old trees surrounding the parking lot, a common meeting area of about 800 sq m and a maggie spot located on the footpath outside, the college fails to meet one expectation. However, once you become a part of the college, you realize that there is much more than meets the eye. The college has 4 plots scattered throughout Delhi, the Planning department at ITO, the architecture department located a few 100 meters from the ITO campus, the hostel wing at Maharani Bagh and the area of the campus at Vasant Kunj where some events and sports meet take place. The infrastructure of the college is decent while the hostels leave much to be desired, especially in terms of availability of rooms. That being said, SPA Delhi is one of the best colleges one can study in. With a nominal fee, which has increased slightly since attaining the title of ' Institute of National importance' , it is quite affordable with a number of scholarship and 'special needs' help to be given. The faculty for bachelors of planning, which used to be the most diverse and distinguished aspect of the college is slowly deteriorating in quality. This is largely due to the retirement of the founding fathers of the department. It is hard for anyone to reach their expertise and passion. A few gems can still be found every year among the professors. As important as the faculty, is the student body. In this course, one learns more from their classmates and seniors, than one does from textbooks. The student body is a dynamic and intelligent crowd. A lot of passion and ambition is seen. Some of it can be a bit misplaced, especially in regards to the bureaucratic state of the government and the Indian educational system itself. The motto of the students is to work hard, and party harder. The Friday nights of the college are renowned and so is the unity of the student body. Words can't express the bond that is created among the classmates, especially since the course requires one to work predominantly in groups and travel across the country with them. Although the college has no placement cell, job opportunities are easily available if one is in contact with their seniors. The problem arises about the profession, planning as a profession has limited re-reimbursement. A precedence has been set where planners from a previous generation are willing to work at nominal rates. This has severely impacted the profession. But there is still hope. the college administration and the student body are working towards spreading awareness about the issue. If you decide to join SPA Delhi, be forewarned, it will be a hard journey, but the experience will be amazing. You will grow, not only as a person but as a professional, a humanitarian, a philanthropist, a jugaadu, a political activist and so much more. It was one of the best experiences of my life and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
  • Placement
  • Infrastructure
  • College Life
  • Industry Exposure
  • Affordability
  • Student Crowd
  • Faculty
  • Hostel
Is this Review Helpful?

One of its kind and best for planning

Posted on 23 Aug' 16 by Planning Tank
Batch of 2016 | B.Plan
Having completed my B.Planning from this premier institute was a task on its own. Every experience was one of its kind which I doubt is possible to go through if you study from any other institute in the country. SPA D being the first college in the country to offer planning education at undergraduate level provides a distinct advantage. The biggest of them which are worth mentioning are the available information/knowledge of books and eminent field experts/teachers. Another advantage when combined the aforesaid advantage is the very location of the institute. Location not just in the almost center of Delhi but Delhi itself. Delhi, over the decades, has gone through a drastic transformation which makes its study a once in a lifetime experience. The blend of planned development along with unplanned development which at times is haphazard provides a stark yet functional picture of a city. The number of administrative offices and departments concerned with planning makes prepares the students for the future, in fact, they live the future during studies. Planning from SPA D is much more than the theory and classroom work, regular and diverse field visits within same city and in proximity makes it possible to get maximum exposure possible. Delhi being the National Capital provides a number of facilities and services which facilitate the work and field trips. On addition of everything which this institute offers sums to an enriching and mind-blowing experience during which you live, enjoy, learn, experience, watch, realise and understand some very less known and unknown facts about the city and course. Having faced almost everything in a safe and controlled environment during college time helps students to mould, adjust and prepare themselves to excel in the chosen field. Having studied at SPA D is something which you can understand and relate to only if you get a chance to be here.
  • Placement
  • Infrastructure
  • College Life
  • Industry Exposure
  • Affordability
  • Student Crowd
  • Faculty
  • Hostel
Is this Review Helpful?

college with a different ideology

Posted on 27 Oct' 15 by Anonymous
This user choose to post privately in case a user is anonymous.
Batch of 2016
College won't help with placements but the college legacy will surely make a difference. College infrastructure is new and great. The products are at least better off than a lot of other private colleges although the good faculty hardly left. Usap is still a name people will remember and cherish.
  • Placement
  • Infrastructure
  • College Life
  • Industry Exposure
  • Faculty
  • Hostel
Is this Review Helpful?

Undoubtedly, the Best Planning College of Country

Posted on 21 Oct' 15 by Anonymous
This user choose to post privately in case a user is anonymous.
Batch of 2011 | B.Plan
Not many know the course and the college, and yet the ones who know about it will vouch for it like nothing else. For every new entrant to the college, its like a whiff of fresh air. Working in big teams, long discussions with some great faculty members, a lot of of traveling, learning by doing, partying hard on fridays, all kind of extra-curricular, very liberal environment, a lot of art and artists are some of the things that would describe the college. The infrastructure could improve, the administration could be more proactive, placements could be better, new faculty hiring’s could be more rigorous, students could be more reserved - and yet 4 or 5 years in this college is worth it all. Its an experience of lifetime ...
  • Placement
  • Infrastructure
  • College Life
  • Industry Exposure
  • Faculty
  • Hostel
Is this Review Helpful?

Eat Pray Love architecture

Posted on 14 Oct' 15 by Rashmi Jain
Batch of 2018
Unique experience, gives a new perspective to life...turns you into a prototype rather than stereotype, lot of interaction with people coming from different parts of the world and come together to dwell n learn in same surroundings.. Helps gain a unique approach to things, can be both negative/positive but helpful nonetheless. Amazing faculty and immense alumni royalty.. Sleeping is a luxury here, night owls fit in perfectly... We go by Work hard and party hard, and stay true to all the words.
  • Placement
  • Infrastructure
  • College Life
  • Industry Exposure
  • Faculty
  • Hostel
Is this Review Helpful?

Best place to nurture

Mohammad Maniruzzaman
Posted on 10 Jul' 15 by Mohammad Maniruzzaman
The facility provided is of top class. Renowned college all over Asia. And has a good scope for expansion. Best architecture college all over India......"The college infrastructure is require to develop some extent compare to like N.I.Ts .The placement of student in this college is only 50%.The canteen and sports facilities should improve . The library of this college is not to the mark of N.I.Ts. So that this college require improvement in all fields."
  • Placement
  • Infrastructure
  • College Life
  • Industry Exposure
  • Faculty
Is this Review Helpful?
Disclaimer: The reviews mentioned above truly represent the experience of the student / alumni. We do not allow manipulation / editing of these reviews by any personnel.
Interested in this College?

Download the Careers360 App on your Android phone

Regular exam updates, QnA, Predictors, College Applications & E-books now on your Mobile

Careers360 App
150M+ Students
24,000+ Colleges
500+ Exams
1500+ E-books