UK-India Perspectives on Planning and Architecture Education
School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering


British Council


The British Council is the United Kingdom's leading cultural relations organisation and India is our largest operation worldwide.

In India, it operates as a division of the British High Commission and has offices in the four main metros as well as a network of nine libraries. It aims to promote the diversity and creativity of British society and culture by helping people to appreciate its vibrancy. Its main goal is to build the UK's role as a leading provider of educational and cultural opportunities by promoting effective education of the English language, while building relationships with people all around the world.

It also runs a specific climate change programme under which the Responding to Climate change seminar was organised, as a way of generating collaborative UK, India and Sri Lanka research low carbon development

Centre of Education in Built Environment

Centre of Education in Built Environment is one of 24 Subject Centres which comprise part of the Higher Education Academy. The primary purpose of CEBE is to provide discipline based support for learning and teaching in the built environment subject communities of Architecture, Landscape, Urban Planning, Housing and Transport, Construction and Real Estate.

Institute of Spatial and Environmental Planning, Queen's University Belfast


The Institute of Spatial and Environmental Planning (ISEP) is one of the fastest growing and dynamic planning research environments in the United Kingdom.  Our research programme is based on the concept of spatial planning and whilst our empirical work is partly grounded in the region, it is built on strong international, interdisciplinary and theoretical references. Our particular strength is the staff team who have built a track record in scholarly and applied research and a wide ranging portfolio of publications, research grants and doctoral studentships. Since 2000, the Institute has more than doubled its staff base, built an international reputation and attracted a stream of major research funding linked to our main areas.

The Institute values the connection between our research and teaching programmes and the application of our empirical work in a learning environment, and continues to innovate and develop teaching programmes to reflect a rapidly changing market place, problem and policy context and changes in professional standards.

School of Planning and Architecture, Dehli


The School of Planning and Architecture is a specialized University providing training at various levels, in different aspects of human habitat and environment. The School has taken lead in introducing academic programmes in specialized fields both at Bachelor's and Master's level, some of which are even today not available elsewhere in India. The School, in striving for excellence, has always been in the lead in extending education and research to new frontiers of knowledge. Human habitat and environment being the basic concern of the School, the spectrum of academic programmes is being continuously extended by providing programmes in new fields and emerging areas for which facilities are not available, as yet, anywhere else in the country.