The Manipal School of Architecture & Planning (MSAP), is a constituent of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, (MAHE) started in 1978 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree under Mysore University. The institution came under the newly established Mangalore University in 1980 as Department of Architecture. In October 2003, MAHE renamed the Department of Architecture as Faculty of Architecture and in April 2018 Faculty of Architecture as Manipal School of Architecture & Planning. In 2010, it became the 22nd institute of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India.
Design is an act of making an environment where we shape and develop our surrounding to suit our physical and psychological needs. Design thinking is used in all professions as a verb or skill to develop solutions suited to the context and person/people. MSAP believes in training designers in theoretical as well as practical problem-solving; and hone their design thinking. MSAP offers new openings for its students to follow their creative pursuits while building their professional careers under the guidance of highly experienced Faculty.
MSAP offers courses in Architecture, Urban Design, Interior Design, Fashion Design & Management and Sustainable Design at undergraduate and post-graduate level.
The Institute has the following major emphasis areas, which are integrated in the curriculum and pedagogy:
- Urban & Environment Management
- Urban Sociology & Healthcare
- Sustainable Built Environment
- Heritage Conservation & Management
- Behaviour Psychology in Built-Environment & Participatory Design
MSAP is ranked 2nd among all top architecture colleges in private by IIRF- 2023, 3rd among all colleges in private by Outlook- ICARE in 2022, is ranked 18th among top architectural schools in the country, in NIRF, 2021, is also ranked 2nd among all colleges in private by Outlook- ICARE, the weekly news magazine, and is also ranked 9th in top architectural colleges in India by India Today. It is recognized by the Council of Architecture(CoA), New Delhi, India and is an Institutional Member, of Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), New Delhi.
The Manipal School of Architecture and Planning (MSAP) is a constituent of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, (MAHE). It started in 1978 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree under Mysore University.
Manipal School of Architecture and Planning believes in training architects and designers in theoretical as well as practical problem-solving skills in issues associated with designs at the urban scale.
"Color Techniques Application of acrylics on canvas" workshop by Artist Satishchandra aims to give hands-on experience in the use of acrylic color media
"Kaavi Art" workshop by Artist Janardhan Rao Havanje at MSAP MAHE aims to give hands-on experience on Kaavi art form to young architects and designers.
A hands on 7 days workshop where students learned about various furniture designers and worked on making miniatures on a scale of 1:5, doing detailed joinery and woodworking.
The Winter Workshop held from December 1st to December 7th introduced students to the new paradigm of design - ‘Parametric Design’.
Hands on workshop giving students the understanding of working with coconut shells and re thinking the use of them.
It was an absolute pleasure to be part of the Department of Design, MSAP. During my degree, I was fortunate to receive guidance from my teachers who were not only proficient in their field but were a constant support throughout my course. Furthermore, I received a life-changing opportunity to take part in an international exchange program with RMIT Australia. My experience at MU has been a rollercoaster ride with many ups and downs. It has been a journey of self-discovery, acquiring new skills, networking and making friends for life. To this day, I continue to take forward those skills and apply them as I pursue my Master's degree at one of the top 10 fashion business schools in the world.
Neha Anna D'sa
Bachelor of Design (B.Des), Fashion Design
2015-2019 FD Batch
"Being a part of Manipal Academy of Higher Education is a privilege in itself for its student-friendly environment. Taking up B.Des- Fashion Design degree at MSAP, Manipal is undoubtedly one of the best decisions I've ever made. Whether it's the suitable facilities provided by the college or adequate infrastructure, both of these have greatly contributed to having a wonderful learning experience for four years. Furthermore, the college has also provided me with a glut of opportunities in terms of co-curricular activities. Utilising these opportunities to its maximum potential has personally led to an overall development. Besides, full-time support and guidance from faculty has been the constant source of motivation throughout this journey."
The M.A FM at MAHE addresses a huge gap in industry. The course offers the best of theoretical and practical knowledge. I was able to excel in my position right from the get-go and grow, which is a testament to a well curated curriculum handled by top faculty.
Immanuel Dev Sharan
My skills have been enhanced by the best of faculties who have guided me to find my path. I have fully been supported to explore my potential and utilise it. Studying here has broadened my horizon.
Jovita Lora Braganza
"Manipal Academy of Higher Education has been a generous educational destination for a professional course like B.Des. ID. With the right amount of exposure and guidance, I have become more confident and independent with my creative and logical thinking and expression. Design processes involving case studies and market survey integrated into the curriculum helped get a deeper sense of my subjects. The interactive and open relation with the faculty members provided me with a sense of comfort through these 4 years. All the required facilities permeate through the interactive infrastructure creating a lovely environment for knowledge gain. The institute has inspired me to explore more and always stay inquisitive. I only have gratitude to express to the institute for empowering me with the knowledge I needed."
As I sit down to pen down some of the great achievements. I can feel a flurry of emotions crossing my heart. It was an incredible journey but today when that moment stares in my face I wish that time comes to a standstill. I still remember my first day at Faculty of Architecture, Manipal University. Coming from a distance. I could see the amazing university town. I can say that it is much more to me. It is a place that has put me to test. Time and again. Challenging me every single time. It is the place where have rejoiced in success. And learnt from failures. It is the place that has given me an environment of unparalleled opportunities and higher learning curve. This is where I met some really great minds, that I believe will definitely play a pivotal role in carving out a glorious future for India. I came here empty handed. But I am taking back a baggage filled of memories and knowledge. I sincerely thank the entire fraternity for making my time at Faculty of Architecture, MU so joyful, comfortable and safe.
Ar. Abhishek Jain
Artisaans Innovations Pvt. Ltd.
MSAP has been the foundation of my career. Those five years provided me a perfect platform for excellent technical training from reputed faculties, hands-on working with the material, space, design as well as technology, updated knowledge closely knit to Industry expectations, a broad range of exposure interacting with batchmates from across the globe, top-notch infrastructure enabled campus and a memorable priceless “Manipal life”. Our goal as proud alumni is to do justice to the strong and deep roots provided to us by MSAP to enable us to spread our branches taller and wider for a better tomorrow.
Shraddha Kumar (B.Arch)
A Home away from Home” – words that best describe the experience at Manipal School of Architecture and Planning (MSAP). The campus experience is one of its kind and unparalleled. The wonderful learning experience, interactive atmosphere, amazingly cooperative faculty, liberty to explore architecture, a constant zeal to develop innovative designing skills in students, and round the clock support infrastructure, make the institute stand to its reputation. I am ever grateful to MSAP for my career, knowledge, skills and most of all, the experience I have garnered.
Thinking about my studies in MAHE (MSAP-DOD), several keywords come to my mind: mind-opening, personal and professional development, education, knowledge, accomplishment, career, influential and with this campus, friends and a lot of memories. MAHE is a platform for not only professional escalation but also personal and integrated growth.