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ANZScA

The Architectural Science Association (ASA) is an international organization, the objective of which is to promote architectural science, theory and practice primarily in relation to teaching and research in institutions of higher education.

It has a membership of several thousand professionals, academics and students from many countries. This Association was formerly known as the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA). ANZAScA was formed on the initiative of Professor Henry (Jack) Cowan, Derrick Kendrick and other architectural science academics to enable them to meet, discuss, and exchange information about their research and teaching. The membership was drawn from architecture schools in Australia and New Zealand, and was open to students and professionals who contributed to the teaching of technical subjects.

IIT Roorkee

The Roorkee College was established in 1847 AD as the First Engineering College in the British Empire. The College was renamed as The Thomason College of Civil Engineering in 1854. It was given the status of University by Act No. IX of 1948 of the United Province (Uttar Pradesh) in recognition of its performance and its potential and keeping in view the needs of post-independent India. Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, presented the Charter in November 1949 elevating the erstwhile college to the First Engineering University of Independent India.

Since its establishment, the University of Roorkee has played a vital role in providing the technical manpower and know-how to the country and in pursuit of research. The University is ranked amongst the best technological institutions in the world and has contributed to all sectors of technological development. It has also been considered a trend-setter in the area of education and research in the field of science, technology, and engineering. The University entered 150th year of its existence in one or other form in October 1996.

On the 21st September 2001, the University was declared an institute of national importance, by passing a bill in the parliament, changing its status from University of Roorkee to Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. Thus another jewel was added into the already glittering crown in the History of this Institute.

Bachelor's Degree courses are offered in 10 disciplines in Engineering and Architecture; 55 Postgraduate Degree courses are offered in Engineering, Applied Science and Architecture and planning. The Institute has facility for doctoral work in all Departments and Research Centers.

The IIT admits students to B.Tech. and B.Arch. courses through the IIT-JEE conducted at various centers all over India.

IIT Roorkee has a main campus spread over 350acres in the small town of Roorkee near pilgrimage city of Haridwar in the state of Uttarakhand in India. It is 200 Kms from New Delhi, the Capital of India and is well connected with rail and road. Nearest domestic airport is Dehradun which is the capital of Uttarakhand and is 70 Km away.

https://www.iitr.ac.in/Main/pages/_en_Indian_Institute_of_Technology_Roorkee__en_.html

Department of Architecture and Planning, IIT Roorkee

The Architecture Course was started at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee in the year 1956-57. In the year 1961, the Department was housed in its own independent building and premises. The B.Arch. course was recognized by the Indian Institute of Architects in December 1961. The Department has the singular distinction of being the first in INDIA in instituting a Masters degree course in Architecture (M. Arch.) in the year 1969-70. This was eventually raised to an independent course of Masters Degree in Urban and Rural Planning (MURP) in the year 1973-74. The Institute takes very special care in selecting students for admission to various academic programmes with the objective of providing technical education only to the best ones.

https://www.iitr.ac.in/departments/AR/pages/index.html