Prof. Binayak Choudhury
Dean (Academic Affairs),
Professor, Department of Planning

MA (Economics)
PhD (Regional Economics)

Institute Responsibilities:
Professor & Dean, Research.

Rachna Khare
Dean (Research and Faculty Welfare),
Professor, Deparment of Architecture

Ph.D. (Architecture), Birla Institute of Technology /Fulbright Scholar at Georgia-Tech, USA.
PG Diploma, Environmental Studies, IIEE, New Delhi, India.
Bachelor of Architecture Government College of Architecture, Lucknow University, India.

Institute Responsibilities:
Professor, Architecture
Coordinator Center for Human centric Research

Courses Taught:

Courses Taught:
At SPA :
Research Methodology – Compulsory Course, PhD
Enabling Environment - Special Elective, PhD
Design - 1st , 2nd and 6th Semester, B.Arch.
Seminar - 6th and 10th Semester, B.Arch.
Landscape Planning - 3rd Semester, B.Plan.
PhD Guide – 4 Students
B.Arch. Thesis Guide - 10th Semester- 3 Students

Urban and Rural Sociology-MURP
Environmental Sociology - B.Arch.
Fundamental Aspects of Env. Sc.-M.Tech. (Env.Sc.)
Environmental Science - B.Arch.
Site planning and Landscape Architecture- B.Arch.
Barrier Free Environment- B.Arch.
Arch. Design –I, IV, VIII- B.Arch.
Interior Design- B.Arch.
Introduction to Basic Design - B.Arch.
Principles of Architecture - B.Arch.
Architectural Details- B.Arch.
Working Drawing-I, II - B.Arch.
Architectural Seminar-III, IV- B.Arch.
Building Material and Construction - B.Arch.
B.Arch. and PG Thesis Guided- 22

Areas of Research/Study:
Universal Design
Environment and Behaviour Studies
Environmental Sociology
Architectural Research Methods


Ajay Kumar Vinodia
Dean (Student Affairs),
Associate Professor, Department of  Architecture
Doctor of Philosophy (Social Housing) SPA Bhopal, India (Ongoing)
Master of Urban and Rural Planning (Master plan), IIT ROORKEE
Bachelor of Architecture, MITS Gwalior/Jiwaji University, Gwalior

Institute Responsibilities:
Teaching & Design and Development of SPA Bhopal campus, as Institute Architect & Incharge, Institute Works Department, Associate Dean, Planning & Development

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate level:
1. Housing
2. Working Drawing
3. Building Services
Postgraduate level:
1. Housing

Areas of Research/Study:
1. Social Housing


Piyush Hajela
Dean (Planning and Development),
Associate Professor, Department of Architecture

Professional experience from 1984 to 2011.
Master of Urban Design from SPA Delhi in 1984.
B.architecture from MACT now known as MANIT Bhopal In 1981.

Institute Responsibilities:
associate professor, Coordinator of Master of Urban Design Program

Courses Taught:
Design studio for the 5th and 6th semester of B.Arch
Urban design studio for first and second semester of PG course in Urban Design

Areas of Research/Study:
My interest area is developing design solutions to the studio problems and guiding the students to achieving them through concepts and logical design processes. This would also involve preparation of a design programme for a give design project.

I am also a research scholar in the doctoral programme at SPA Bhopal. My intended areas of research are related to field of urban design in general. This involves studying cities with specific focus on built and un built in a city. Here public spaces which are the nerve centre of a social and community living need to be understood as a living space through various dimensions.