Wednesday, 31 October 2012

University of Pune , Syllabus for the Course Work of Architecture and Planning

Appendix for Revised rules for Ph. D for Faculty of Engineering
(Architecture and Planning)

The candidates who have registered for Ph.D. Program on or after 11th July 2009 are governed
11TH July, 2009.

Based on and adhering to this, University of Pune has formulated the Revised rules for Ph.D. and
circulated vide circular no.406/2009 dated 29th December 2009.

All the Procedures, rules and regulations regarding Short title, Applications, Commencement,
Supervisor Eligibility Criterion, Procedure for Admission, Course work, Evaluation, and
Assessment methods etc. as laid down in these revised rules, are applicable to PhD Programs for
Faculty of Engineering (Architecture), University of Pune.

The following guidelines are a supplement to these rules and regulations; for only those sections,
which require better and adequate comprehension.

Course Work for Ph. D. in Architecture and Planning


700003-A: Methodologies for Architecture & Planning Research
Note: Each Unit is of 2 credits. A candidate has to take any two units (4 credits)

Unit 1: Genesis of Architectural Research: Definition-Importance of Architectural research.
Nature and areas of research in architecture,
Unit 2: Research Typologies in Architectural Research: Historical studies-Comparative
studies-Case studies -Critical Evaluation of buildings.
Unit 3: Tools for Data Collection: Primary sources: Survey methods and tools. Secondary
sources: archival records, literature survey etc.
Unit 4: Sampling: Techniques, Methods and digital analysis techniques.
Unit 5: Probability and Sampling: Types of probability, sampling Unit and Frame, Sample
Size, Sample Design, Non-response errors Probability and normal distribution-binominal and
Poisson distribution.
Unit 6: Measures of Association and Hypothesis testing: Percentage difference, Nominal and
ordinal measure, The Chi test, The Z-Score Test, The T-Test, and Test for Proportion.
Unit 7: Correlations and Regression: Auto correlation based on statistical methods, linear /
Non-Linear regression analysis.
Unit 8: Graph Theory: Graph as mathematical model, Planar and Dual Graphs, Vector Spaces
of a Graph, Matrix Representation of Graphs, Graph Theoretic Algorithms and Computer
Unit 9: Social Research Methods: Definitions-approaches, concept and theories
Unit 10: Visual Research methods: Environmental Measurement, Imageability and
Environmental Mapping etc.
Unit 11: Qualitative Analysis: Grounded Theory –Definitions-approaches and concept
Unit 12: Qualitative Analysis: conversation and discourse analysis
Unit 13: Spatial Analysis: Definitions-approaches, concept and theories
Unit 14: Phenomenological Study: Definitions-approaches, concept and analysis
Unit 15: Environmental Psychological Study: Introduction to environmental psychology,
Roots, Issues, and Principles of environmental psychology,
Unit 16: Environmental Psychological Study: Theories and Approaches, Environmental
inventory types, etc.
Unit 17: Concepts and Research Methods in Psychology:
Unit 18: Behavioral Science Study: Methods of knowing, social psychology, experimental and
quasi experimental approaches etc.
Unit 19: Decision making models: General introduction to various decision making models.

Reference books:
1. Groat Linda & Wang D. (2002), Architectural Research Methods, John Wiley and Sons` Inc
2. Sanoff Henry (1991), VISUAL RESEARCH METHODS IN DESIGN, Van Nostard
Reinhold, USA

Part-B (700003-B)
Branch Specific Topics
Note: Each Unit is of 2 credits. A candidate has to take any three units (6 credits)


Unit 1 – Architectural Theories – I : Architectural design, Mathematics and architecture, Parti
(Ideas), Pattern language, Proportion (architecture), architectural semiotics, Modernism and
deodorization, Anthology, Corporeal architecture, Modular coordination etc.
Unit 2 – Architecture Theory II: Master Architects and their approaches to Architecture,
Analysis; Phenomenon & Expression of Structures
Unit 3 – Architecture Education: History of Architectural education, Pedagogy of Architecture
Education, Traditions of Teaching Methods, Introduction to Learning Methods, Transmission of
Knowledge in Building, History of Contemporary Architecture Education.
Unit 4 -.Barrier free Architecture: Introduction and necessity, Design measures in different
building types, Public awareness, Legislations of barrier free design.

Reference books:
1. Collin S.T., John Wilson, Architectural theory Volume-2
2. Mallgrave Harry Architectural theory Volume-2: An Anthropology from
1871 to 2005, Blackwell Publication , USA
3. Bronston Byron and Fang Eric (Ed) (1993), The Harvard Architecture Review Vol-9,
Rizzoli, Singapore


Unit 5 – Issues and Principles: Introduction to the Environmental Architecture, Energy
Consumption and environmental issues, Green Building – Background, Concept & initiatives,
Democratic movements and the built environment awareness, Introduction to ECBC rules,
Energy audits and green building ratings TERI Griha, LEED.
Unit 6 – Intelligent Buildings: Building automation protocols, Various AI techniques and their
applications in Intelligent Buildings, Use of IT tools for Illumination design and HVAC load
calculations, Life Cycle Cost Optimization.
Unit 7 – Thermal Design Principles: Understanding Thermal Comfort Criteria and Design
Response to climate condition, Energy Building Design, Energy Management System &
Intelligent building. Energy consumption and Conservation: Renewable Energy, Energy
Efficiency concepts and initiatives.
Unit 8 – Solar Passive Architecture: Passive and Active strategies in traditional and
contemporary architecture with reference to building types& climate zones.

Reference books:
1. Mosaedi-Arian(2003), Sustainable Architecture: High Tech Housing, Carlosvrato &
Jospma Minguet
2. Kaushik S.C. et al(1988), Thermal control in Passive Solar Building, IBT Publication
3. Sukhatme Suhas(2003), Solar energy: Energy of Thermal Collection and Storage, Tata
Macgraw Hill, New Delhi


Unit 9 – Sociology - Developments of concepts and principles and its relation with architecture.
Unit 10 – Anthropology: Nature and Scope of anthropology its relation with architecture,
culture at various levels.
Unit 11 – Psychology in Architecture: Introduction and necessity and its application at various
building types.
Unit 12 – Barrier free Design: Introduction and necessity, Public awareness, Efforts by
Government and NGO ‘s in the field ,Legislations of barrier free design.

Reference books:
1. Croney John(1981), Anthropometry, Van Nostrad
2. Haviland William,(1996), Cultural Anthropology, Harcourt Brace College Publication
3. Dubey Saurav (2006) Historical Anthropology, Oxford Unipress


Unit 13– History of Conservation: Study the origins and the development of the ideas and
practices of conservation and restoration of architecture and environment.
Unit 14 – Conservation Theory & Practices: introduction to the several disciplines engaged in
the conservation of the built environment, most specifically the current practice of architectural
restoration and conservation, conservation of the cultural landscape and heritage.
Unit 15 – Conservation policies and Practices: Study of legislation abroad of natural and built
heritage, Study of legislation in India, Urban planning commission report, 74th amendment to the
Unit 16 – Conservation Management: Various aspect of managements like heritage site
management, disaster management.

Reference books:
1. Ramanathan A.R., Protection of Historical Buildings: Contemporary
Practices and Thermohygric Behaviour, Anmaya Publications
2. INTACH(2008), Heritage Conservation in Pondicherry, INTACH Publication
3. Owen Oliver et. al.(1998) Natural Resources Conservation: management for Sustainable
Future, Prentice Hall


Unit 17 – Introduction to Computer Applications: Basic introduction to the use of computer
applications in the field of Architecture and Building Design. Emerging computer technologies,
changing cultures of the world due to technological innovation – digital architecture.
Unit 18: Building Automation Systems: Introduction of various concepts like Automation in
acoustical design, illumination, water supply, fire-fighting, HVAC& emergency; varous
automation equipments
Unit 19: GIS & Mapping, MIS: Introduction of Geographic Information Systems and various
tools available, uses of GIS in different fields, etc. Introduction to MIS and its application.
Unit 20: Human Computer Interface: Introduction: The Human- I/P, O/P channels, Human
memory, Thinking, Emotion, Individual differences (diversity), Human psychology.

Reference books:
1. Liu Yu Tung(2002), Defining Digital Architecture: 2001 for East International
Architecture Design Awards, Publication Birkhauser
2. Liu Yu Tung (2002), Developing Digital Architecture: 2002 FEIDAD Awards,
Publication Birkhauser
3. Dix Alan (2005), Human Computer Interaction, Pearson Education


UNIT 21 – Introduction: Historic and significant contemporary examples, structural concepts;
integration with architectural design objectives. Selection criteria for structure systems, with
respect to context, trends and energy efficiency.
UNIT 22 – Concepts of long span structures: Study, Design and analysis of different
suspension systems, construction materials and technology ,recenttrends.
UNIT 23 – High Rise Structures: Concept of sky scrappers, loading conditions, Study of
structural systems, Earthquake resistance methods and global scenario.
UNIT 24 – Advanced Building Materials: Contemporary building materials, its applications,
different types of buildings, its sustainability ratings; study of energy and cost efficient building

Reference books:
1. Daniels Klaus (2003), Advanced Building Systems: A technical Guide for Architects and
Engineers, Publication Birkhauser
2. Francis D.K. Ching(2009) Building Structures Illustrated, John Willey and Sons
3. Brantley Reed and Brantley Ruth (1995), Building Materials Technology: Structural
Performance and Environmental Impact, Macgraw Hill Inc.


UNIT 25 – Significance of Urban Design research, Nature of Urban Design research, translating
values into design, Areas of research in Urban Design.
UNIT 26 – Theories and Principles of Urban Design.
UNIT 27 – Planning Theory and Practice, Planning and Governance.
UNIT 28 – Urban form Theories-Figure Ground Theory, Linkage theory and Place Theory Basic
elements defining urban form-mass space, paths, edges, districts, nodes and Landmarks,
Characteristics of Urban space – Hard space and soft space

Reference books:
1. Campbell Scott and Feinstein Susan(1996), Reading in Planning Theory, Oxford
Blackwell Publication
2. Parker Simon, (2004), Urban theory and Urban experience Encountering the City,
3. Jenks Mike and Dempsey Nichola (2005), Future Forms and Designs for Sustainable
Cities, Elsevier Publication


Unit 29 – Design related cognitive learning, Theory and History of Interior Design, Various
schools of thought and design emphasis.

Unit 30 - Study of Interior Design in the Indian & global context, contemporary styles with
particular reference to India.

Unit 31 – Lights and Colours in Interiors: Colour Theory and its relation to the internal
spaces. Lights. Types of lights and its impact on mood and ambiance of an interior and

Unit 32 – Furniture, finishes and maintenance: Characteristics of Early American furniture,
Mediterranean and French furniture, Twentieth-Century furniture. Types of flooring, Types of
wall treatments and maintenance.

Reference books:
1. Rao Paratap(1996), Interior Design: principles and Practices, Standard Book House.
2. Tadao Ando (2000), The Colours of Light, Phaidon Press
3. Taschen Argelika(2009), Indian interiors, Taschen


UNIT 33 – Introduction Landscape Architecture: History, visual evaluation of landscaped,
use of open-scape, spatial characteristics of open space and behavior.

UNIT 34 – Site planning in Urban Context, Landscape Art and Design Graphics, Planting
Design, Study of Plants/trees, ground cover, Indigenous plants/trees. Landscape Construction
and bio – diversity parks.

UNIT 35 – Ecological aspect of landscape and design, its application such as shelter belts, hill
slopes, river fronts, roads and bio esthetic planting.

UNIT 36 –Regional Landscape Planning, Landscape Design of Communities, Landscape for
historical conservation sites, and Computers in landscape.

Reference books:
1. Land Phair Harlow and Klatt Fred,(2006) Landscape Architecture and Construction,
Prentice Hall
2. Simonds John (2006), Landscape Architecture: a Manual of Environmental Planning
and Design
3. Marsh William (2007), Landscape Planning: Environmental applications, John
Willey & Sons


UNIT 37 –Introduction to disaster management: Different types of Environmental hazards
& Disasters, Introduction to various different mitigation methods.

UNIT 38 – Types of Disasters and its effect on architecture: Design aspects and
considerations for various types of buildings, especially the residential, congregational and
institutional buildings.

UNIT 39 – Emerging approaches in Disaster Management: Pre- disaster stage (preparedness),
Emergency Stage, Post Disaster stage-Rehabilitation, Natural Disaster Reduction &

UNIT 40 – Disaster Management- An integrated approach for disaster preparedness -
mitigation & awareness, Integrated Planning- Contingency management Preparedness,
Monitoring Management,

Reference books:
1. Charles Janes (2002), Inviting Disaster: Lessons from the Edge of Technology, Harper
2. Levinson Jaye & Granot Helim(2002), Transportation Disaster Response handbook,
Academy Press
3. Macdonald Roxana (2003), Introduction to Natural and Manmade Disasters and their
Effects on Buildings, Architectural Book Publication Co


Unit 41 : Essentials of Construction Management: CPM ,PERT networks, Cost /
Resource based networks, scheduling, monitoring and updating, resource planning and
allocation, LOB, network crashing, time cost tread off. Computer Application in
Construction Management

Unit 42 : Financial Aspects of Construction Projects and risk management:
Means of Finance, Working Capital Requirements and Account Statements. Introduction
and Principles of risk management, types, origin, risk control, Use of mathematical models,
Risk identification, analysis and mitigation of project risks, Role of Insurance in Risk

Unit 43: Construction Techniques & Equipment management: Introduction to
construction operations, erection work, automation processes and special Equipments for
Infrastructure Projects, Material Management: Material planning, accounting and material
reconciliation. New trends and construction equipment of future. Planning and selection of
for construction applications. Equipment procurement, purchase, import of equipment,
procedural formalities for Import Operations Research in Construction Decision Theory,
Game Theory, Linear Programming, Non linear programming

Unit 44 – Facility Management: Need of special facility planning, introduction to types and
design requirement, behavioural aspects, study of norms and international standards, and
management in terms of resource planning.

Reference books:
1. Fisk Edward (1997), Construction Project Administration, Prentice Hall
2. Gould Frederick,(2000) Construction Project Management, Prentice Hall
3. Joy P.K. (2008) Handbook of Construction Management, Macmillan Indian Ltd.


Unit 45 – Urban Planning & Housing: Origin ,evolution and contemporary developments in
planning., Socio-economic & technological, impacts of growth of population; rural urban migration,
Characteristics of the urban environment: Land uses, physical structure The interim and
comprehensive plans: Structure Plan, Master Plan, Zonal Development Plan - their purpose and
contents, Surveys, analyses and design methods and practices in comprehensive planning,
Residential Areas : Neighborhood and Sector Planning, Planning of New Towns in India and
abroad. Housing problems: Urbanization and Industrialization, Slums and squatters settlements -
problems and possibilities, Residential layouts, housing densities, neighborhood unit, community

Unit 46 – Rural Planning: Sociology, Economics, Evolution of Planning, Rural Development,
Research and Quantitative Methods, Government and Governance, Natural Resource
Management, Rural Marketing, Rural Housing, Rural communications, Disaster Management,
Social Infrastructure Planning, Regional Rural Development, Rural Management and
Institutions, Development Finance, Rural Energy, Sustainable Development. Agronomy and Geo
techniques, Cooperatives and Rural Management.

Unit 47 – Infrastructure & Transportation Planning: Transportation systems; Land usetransportation
interrelationships; transportation planning process; Traffic management., Recent
innovations in technologies and its probable impacts, Transport policies and evaluation of
transportation proposals, Water supply systems, Waste water disposal systems& Solid wastes
collection and disposal, Reuse and recycle Techniques, Planning for urban electrical distribution
system and communication systems,Economic feasibility tests.

Unit 48 – Participatory Planning: Participatory planning theory and context, Participatory
methods for situational analysis, Introduction to Objective Oriented Participatory Planning,
Analysis of opportunities and problems, Analysis of objectives to be addressed, Preparing a
Logical Framework; the intervention logic, Defining indicators, External factors and
assumptions, Assessing the comprehensiveness of a Logical Framework, From Logical
Framework to budget, The Logical Framework in the project cycle, Prepare and present your
personal action plan

Unit 49 – Environmental Management and Impact Assessment:
Environmental management, problems and strategies; Future strategies; multidisciplinary
environmental strategies, Environmental impact assessment (EIA), Sustainable development
(SD), initial environmental examination (IEE), environmental impact statement (EIS),
environmental appraisal, environmental audit (EA); Environmental impact factors and areas of
consideration, measurement of environmental impact.

Reference books:
American society of Civil engineers (2001), Urban Planning Guide, American society of Civil
Claton Barry Dalal and others (2003), Rural Planning in Developing Countries, Earthscan, India
Charles Correa(1999) Housing Urbanisation, Urban Design Research Institute

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