The Department of Architecture and Planning imparts high-quality education in the professional fields of Architecture and Planning and offers Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch.), Master of Architecture (M. Arch.), Master of Urban and Rural Planning (MURP) and Ph.D. programs. The B. Arch. was started in 1956. The department has the singular distinction of being the first in India in instituting a Masters Degree program M. Arch. in the year 1969-70 and later another one, MURP in 1973-74. The Department has facilities like Climatology Lab, Computer Lab, and Computerized Design Studios equipped with state-of-art equipment and software, an Art Lab and a Workshop. A prestigious lab on Net Zero Emissions, set up under the INDO-UK program, is the latest addition in the department. Alongside, six new labs have been set up in the Department namely Virtual Reality Lab, SPARSH (Spatial Planning research), Urban Dynamics Lab, Civic Design Lab, Industrial Design Lab, Laboratory of Inclusive Design (LID), and Infrastructure Planning Lab to conduct high-end research in various spectrum of architecture and planning. The Institute takes very special care in selecting students for admission to various academic programs with the objective of providing technical education only to the best ones.