Dear students/ aspirants,

I welcome you all to the Manipal School of Architecture and Planning, along with the Department of Design, on behalf of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal.

Design education is a holistic process which encompasses different facets of life and its lived experience. Throughout the different programs offered by the Manipal School of Architecture and Planning, along with the Department of Design, our entire team of experienced faculties and staff strive to create a secure environment for learning which supports all developmental goals and societal needs.

With a legacy of 44 years, our institution has grown in strength over these years, which is reflected in our consistent presence as one of the leaders in several educational ranking frameworks, of national and international importance. In a rapidly changing world of technological advancements and growing challenges, we seek to constantly adapt and evolve with the emerging needs through a culture of innovation and reflective thinking. As an Institute of Eminence our responsibility and commitment to provide meaningful and enriching learning experiences, encourage us to not only follow the best academic practices but also generate a multi-disciplinary approach.  

As key contributors towards the future and development of our built environment, the learners of Architecture and Design have an enormous role to play in its evolution. By integrating various aspects of academics, practice, and research within its academic systems our Curriculum provides ample opportunities to harness essential knowledge and skills towards achieving educational objectives. With a vibrant and dynamic student community, guided by a dedicated team of enthusiastic faculty, we constantly aspire to nurture qualities of teamwork, resilience, and sustainability. Our wide and ever-expanding network of alumni are our source of encouragement to ensure that the future generations of young architects and designers receive the extended spirit of harmony and cooperation.

We welcome you and all our partners to the MSAP experience in this academic endeavor on your pathway towards becoming sensitive designers of tomorrow.

Prof. Dr. Nandineni Rama Devi