Tapas Mitra
Head, Department of Architecture
Mob:- +91-8085814393  Ext-210


Institute Responsibilities:
Associate Professor & HOD Architecture

Courses Taught:
1) Architectural Design
2) Art Appreciation
3) History of Western Architecture
4) Theory of Design
5) Urban Design Studio
6) Advanced seminar in city form in M.Arch, Urban Design
7)UG and PG (UD) thesis

Areas of Research/Study:
Areas of interest include art history and criticism, architectural design theory and urban studies. PhD Research titled“Integrating ‘grey zones’ in the city fabric: A study in transformation of Housing dynamics in Kolkata, India”, seeks to identify the ‘quintessential’ Kolkata residential neighbourhoods and examines them in the context of the city’s development patterns. The work assesses the vulnerability of neighbourhoods to total transformations and attempts to identify different attributes responsible for transformations, correlating their own inter relationships, which affect the dynamics of change. Based on the cumulative impact of the effect of these attributes, suggestive intervention strategies are put forward, with a commentary on possibilities of taking this research forward.


Dr. Nikhil Ranjan Mandal
Professor and Head, Department of Planning
Mobile: +91 8827059637

PhD (Architecture) BIT, Mesra, Ranchi, India
Master of Planning (Urban Planning), SPA, N. Delhi
Bachelor of Architecture (Hons.), IIT, Kharagpur

Institute Responsibilities:
Professor & HOD Planning

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate level:
1. Planning Studio VI
2. Housing
Postgraduate level:
1. Planning Studio II
2. Project Planning & Appraisal
3. Planning History & Theory

Areas of Research/Study:
1. Industrial Development Strategies for Resource Based Regions
2. Urban Competitiveness
3. Role of Development Controls in Urbanization
4. Housing Quality Assessment
5. Aptitude for Architectural Education
6.Landscape Design Criteria for Eco-Tourism