Master of Architecture

To locate an appropriate architecture with a relationship to the built environment, the KRVIA has always integrated the “urban” in its inquiry. The architectural inquiries are a preamble to urban imperatives as urban questions are often regional issues. The Institute reinforces such interdependencies and relationships with the “urban” in its formative circumstances (Bachelor’s program and Research & Design Cell). Hence the formulation of its Urban Design and Urban Conservation post graduate programs are an extension of this underlying philosophy. They are designed as an advanced system of the production of Architecture and Urban Knowledge. 

The M.Arch. program at KRVIA

The KRVIA has always integrated the subject of the urban in its inquiry for locating an appropriate architecture and its relationship with the built environment. The architectural inquiries are preamble as urban imperatives and questions are often regional issues. The institute reinforces such interdependencies and relationships with the subject of the “urban” in its formative circumstances (bachelors program, design cell). Thus the formulation of the Master’s program in Urban Design & Urban Conservation is an extension of this underlying philosophy and designed to be an advanced system of production of architectural and urban knowledge.
The KRVIA masters program in is an academic space and a place of knowledge production  that attempts to address this complexity presented by the dual circumstances of our urban scenario. In an attempt to address or carry out research, the master’s program has enabled processes around three main questions pertaining to the relationship between the urban form and social & economic productivity, the relationship between socio-economic productivity and informality and the relationship between informality and ecology.



The discipline of Urban Design addresses the areas that lie in between the strict disciplinary boundaries of architecture / Urban Planning / Landscape Planning / Infrastructural Planning / Environmental Planning. Each of this discipline derives its own method of operations while KRVIA Master’s in Urban Design endeavors’ collective and multi disciplinary approach for public domain where this strict compartmentalization are erased for integrated and complementary exchanges.


The forces within urban agglomerations put great pressure in existing physical and non-physical resources. These forces influencing the built form & the environment in the way that they rapidly transform the existing systems. The field of Urban Conservation attempts to build a framework through which the existing system is seen as a potential for development rather than a hindrance. Historical areas and their physical/social and environmental systems are seen as an asset that can be integrated in the strategic manner for sensitive development.

We will be conducting Virtual orientation sessions on the 18th of September for those who are interested in pursuing post-graduate studies in these disciplines. Registration is mandatory for these sessions and will close on the 11th of September 2021.


Architectural and Urban Conservation Orientation Session

18th September: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

 Orientation Session link


Urban Design Orientation Session

18th September: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Orientation Session link