Planning and Architecture


The Department of Planning and Architecture (PA) was established in 2013 with the objective of amalgamating the aesthetics and technology together into a piece of art, in a creative way, not only to fulfil the societal need of shelter and to solve the infrastructure problem but also to take care of the emerging concern of energy and environmental issues.

The department is providing multidisciplinary research and teaching programmes in the field of architecture and planning. The faculty members have diverse research interests and they conduct basic and applied research in the area of Sustainable Architecture, Energy Efficient Architecture, Green Architecture, Acoustics, Illumination, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Urban Planning, Transportation Planning, Infrastructure Planning, Environmental Planning and Housing.


To be counted among the best schools of Planning and Architecture in India with International standard.


  1. To produce Architects with creativity and vision, with special expertise on modern facilities and services including acoustics, illumination, ventilation, air conditioning, energy conservation, water conservation in addition to improved functionality, safety, comfort along with aesthetics.
  2. To create planners for the 21st century India with special focus on planning for change from a developing economy to a developed one.
  3. To carry out research in all aspects of planning and architecture that have reference to modern living with emphasis on functionals, safety, comfort, conservation and aesthetics.

Head of the Department

Dr. Soumi Muhuri

Assistant Professor Grade-I
  0661-2462761 (HOD)

Office Address

Department of Planning and Architecture
 National Institute of Technology Rourkela
 Rourkela, Odisha - 769008