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Jindal School of Art & Architecture

Located at OP Jindal Global University Sonipat Delhi/NCR

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About us  

The Jindal School of Art and Architecture is founded with the vision to become one of the foremost schools of learning of the visual, material and the built environments. The School is committed to developing an academic environment that is intellectually rigorous, interdisciplinary, innovative, and creative. The school follows internationally accepted best practices of the academia and is supported by an acclaimed faculty. We believe in research and innovative excellence that fosters interdisciplinary research cutting across academic programs allowing students and faculty to actively engage in addressing the most pressing issues facing our world today.

Distinctive features of JSAA

  • JSAA is part of OP Jindal Global University is NAAC “A” grade accredited & autonomous university
  • Jindal Global University is awarded as Institution of Eminence by Govt. of India & Ranked no 1 private university in India by QS World Rankings.
  • Globally acclaimed Faculty members trained in top universities across the globe, ensuring pedagogy of highest international standards such as Harvard, Cornell, Oxford, UC-Berkeley, Heidelberg, Politecnico Di Milano, Cincinnati are among best universities of the world where our faculty members have taught and studied. Apart from architects, the faculty comprises urbanists, historians, geographers, anthropologists, artists, lawyers and engineers.
  • Critical thinking, research and practice are the focus in the curriculum. Students are trained to think and link various disciplinary approaches to tackle complexities that characterize built environments.
  • There are no intellectual boundaries here. Students are trained in various disciplines simultaneously, not offered in any Indian architecture school. This enables them to challenge disciplinary divides and develop expansive approaches to problem solving and conducting research.
  • Learning through observation, documentation and action, Cities, villages, sites, studios are where students learn and gather practical experience in problem solving. Here they learn how to improvise, theorise practices and practice theories in real life situations.
  • Choose from a list of 10 pre-figured minors or create your own path of study like Law, Economics, Business, Finance, International Affairs Govt. & Public Policy, Communication, Psychology, Environmental studies, & Liberal Arts, this is not mandatory but if you chose to study, you will not be charged for this additional qualification.
  • Multiple internships at leading firms such as WWF India, CIDC, TRIPP, IIT Delhi, Hyderabad Urban Lab, Scan the World for my Mini Factory, London, McGill University, Canada, Ashoka Trust for Research on Ecology and Environment (ATREE), Herman Miller, CBRE, CSE, JLL, Observer Research Foundation, Stir World, Space Design Consultants, Scan the World, London, Opus Indigo and Jackfruit Research and Design from end of 2nd year.
  • International study trips, student exchange, international research projects are provided with top design and architecture schools of the world and Master extension program abroad available
  • University offers merit cum means scholarships up to 50% on tuition fee, 100% residential university provide safe and best hostel accommodation in the campus.

Programs of Study:

1. Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)

The Bachelors of Architecture Program at the Jindal School of Art and Architecture (JSAA) is a five-year program in architecture which prepares you for a career as a licensed architect in India. The unique program at JSAA is divided into two parts; the Major and the Minor. In the Major you learn about material and making, about design thinking. You explore the social, historical, political, economic and technological interfaces of architecture. The major allows you to participate in exchange studios and collaborative works with students from some of the best schools in architecture such as AAP (Cornell), DAAP (University of Cincinnati), Bartlett (University College of London). The program places you in multiple internships and work experiences with leading firms where you learn from and interface with the best architects in India and abroad.

In addition to the Major, the program at the JSAA also allows you to choose one minor area of study. The minor areas of study are carefully designed to provide you with additional skill sets which no other program of architecture in the country provides. The result is that you emerge as an architect with a unique combination of abilities which can be applied across multiple industries and sectors.

Admission Criterion:

Admission to the program is through a competitive process conducted over three rounds

1.      The application process with its personal statement and supplemental information

2.      NATA or JEE-2 Score

3.      Counseling

Only students who apply for the scholarship need to appear in Interview


No candidate shall be admitted to architecture course unless he has passed an examination at the end of the 10+2 scheme of examination with at least 50 per cent. aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also at least 50 per cent. marks in aggregate of the 10+2 level examination or passed 10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject with at least 50 per cent marks in aggregate.

Entrance Exam: NATA- 50% marks min or JEE 2- 90 percentile min.

Program Fee: Rs 4 Lakh per year

Hostel Fee: Rs. 2.6 Lakh per year

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2. Bachelor of Design (BDes)

The Bachelor of Design is a professional degree program for students who wish to work towards improving the inhabited spaces through experimental, experiential, and informed design processes. The program teaches students to imagine, propose, test and refine their ideas about how to live and dwell in the contemporary world and trains students in the knowledge systems that help anticipate changes in the future built environments (from domestic to urban scale). The program uniquely places student-centred inquiry as the core learning, through a sequential studio sequence culminating in a customized capstone design project. These courses are taught by internationally-trained design professors. The professional practice courses include new forms of social and technical knowledge: diversity, sustainability, digital representations and professional ethics. Other features of the program comprise diverse, customizable electives, a flexible system of minors in multiple subjects taught across schools within the university. This is a program for students with ambition, imagination and curiosity who wish to imagine and lead the design of a better world, and wishes to become knowledgeable and influential future design professions.

At present, the B. Des. Program offers following pathways after a common foundation year.

1.      Bachelor of Design (B. Des)- Interior

2.      Bachelor of Design (B. Des)- Urban

3.      Bachelor of Design (B. Des) –Community

Program Fee: Rs 3 Lakh per year

Hostel Fee: Rs. 2.6 Lakh per year

3. BA (Hons.) Built Environment Studies

The BA (Hons.) in Built Environment Studies at the Jindal School of Art and Architecture is a unique 3 + 1 (fellowship year option) program in the country. This program is especially designed for students who are interested in building and maintaining our cities, towns, infrastructure and communities from a humanistic and social scientific background. Through courses in this program you learn about the fundamentals of design & making our cities, towns infrastructure and communities in addition to learning law, policy, environmental issues, question of economics, technology, sustainability and ecology; all of which prepare you for becoming active participants in making the Built Environment of the future. Your “classrooms” are live cases and projects where you work with experts to learn how design, policy and law and go hand in hand to make buildings, cities, infrastructure to secure development that is just and equitable for communities. You visit and intern in firms that work globally in areas of housing, urban development, community design and development, conservation and heritage management, landscape design, sustainable development to develop your own insights into the variety of people who work on the Built Environment. You also avail of many exchange opportunities with similar programs in some of the top schools of design globally.


At present, the program offers Architecture Studies pathway after a common foundation year.

Program Fee: Rs 3.5 Lakh per year

Hostel Fee: Rs. 2.6 Lakh per year

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Admission Criteria:

Admission to the program is through a competitive process conducted over three rounds

1.    The application process with its personal statement and supplemental information

2.    Jindal Creative Aptitude Test (the entrance exam)

3.    An interview process which includes a portfolio review.

Only students who clear rounds 1 and 2 will receive the invite to appear in Interview and portfolio review.

Eligibility: 10+2 or equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks (CBSE, ISC, State Boards, IB, Cambridge, and any Government Recognized Boards).

Students completing grade 12th in 2021 are also eligible to apply

Entrance Exam: Jindal Creative Aptitude Test (JCAT), a home based online test

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Other Information

Application Fees: Rs. 3000/-
Tution Fees: Rs. 4,00,000 /-
Degree providers: OP Jindal Global University
International Student Exchange Provided: No