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Faculty Achievements

Associate Dean Himanshu Sanghani got shortlisted in one national and two international level competitions in the year 2020.

  1. Sketch entry got shortlisted in Institute of Urban Designers India - DNCR: City, Culture & Creativity booklet, July 2020
  2. Shortlisted in top 15 entries - The Dream of Century Competition an international architecture competition hosted by ARCHUE, July 2020
  3. Shortlisted in top 30 entries - The Architecture of Abandoned an international architecture competition hosted by The Big Thing, December 2020

Assistant Professor Sourav Banerjea received an amount of Rs. 10,000 from Nippon Paint for Best Mentor Award in Asia Young Designer award, which was held in Feathers Hotel Chennai. Sushant School of Art and Architecture received the best institute award.

Professor Suruchi Modi and Associate Professor Nidhi Dandona received a travel grant from Sushant University for the 2-day conference - The International Conference Future Cities at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee in Dec 20i9.

Assistant Professor Parshati Dutta was awarded the International Fellowship- Third International Youth Forum on Creativity and Heritage along the Silk Roads by UNESCO, National Commission of China for UNESCO, Municipal Government Changsha, Municipal Government Nanjing in the year 2019.

Assistant Professor Parshati Dutta received a Non-Government Research Grant- Arts Research Grant by India Foundation for the Arts between December 2018 - June 2019 to study - Significance of cultural heritage in present time of conflict in Kashmir

Assistant Professor Parshati Dutta received a Non-Government Research Grant- Sahapedia Frames Photography Grant by Sahapedia between the year 2018-2019 to study on Eternal witness of Kashmir Valley: Tracing the Jhelum river.

Assistant Professor Sourav Banerjea received a travel grant from the Sushant University for the 3-day conference in Pittsburgh, USA in 2019. He presented his paper on “Examining ‘Order in Disorder’: A Speculation into Space, Time & The Human Subject, in the Context of Urban Villages in Delhi.

Professor Prof Bhawna Dandona and Assistant Professor Suruchi Shah received an international travel and sustenance grant from ICCM (International Conference on Composite Materials) Foundation and Getty Foundation for the 13th ICCM Conference, Barcelona to present their work on Challenges of Terrazzo Conservation in British Period Buildings of Delhi, India

Assistant Professor Parshati Dutta was awarded the International Sahapedia - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Fellowship by Sahapedia in partnership with UNESCO New Delhi Office between the year 2016 and 2017 for her research work on the mughal imperial road in Jammu and Kashmir section.

Professor Bhawna Dandona received a Non-Government Research Grant- Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) Research Scholarship from INTACH - Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage in 2015-2016 to survey and characterize the historic bricks (lakhori)

Professor Amrita Madan received grant money from the Sushant University for establishing and setting up SSAA FacTOR. A unique training programme for faculty and researchers of the Built Environment (architecture, design and planning) under the aegis of Sushant School of Art and Architecture


Students Achievements

It gives us immense pleasure to apprise that Shruti Bansal student of 4th year at School of Art and Architecture, Sushant University has won the National Grand Finale Winner of the Transparence Competition organized by Ethos and held at REVA School of Architecture, Bangalore on 16th and 17th of March 2023.

The project was guided by Assistant Professor Tanya Agarwal with assistance from workshop supervisor Sanjay kumar. The main focus of the project is to revitalize the abandoned airstrip site located in Bhiwani, Haryana by bridging together spaces for awareness, innovation and learning, fostering harmony and unity. The design aims to be locally conscious and sensitive aiming on being Reversible, Low impact, Light and quick in construction.

Debjyoti Saha is a final-year urban design student at Sushant School of Art and Architecture. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in architecture from Omdayal Group of Institutions in Kolkata in 2017, he has worked as an assistant architect at Salient Design Studio, a Multidisciplinary architecture firm based on Kolkata for four years in different kinds of architectural, interior design and urban design projects. He has been associated with Design, coordination and execution of Milan Mela , a permanent exhibition ground in kolkata ,a prestigious project of West Bengal govt. designed on a campus of over 22 acres is one of the finest integrated trade pavilions complex in India. In 2022 he has worked as a trainee at Studio Code, an architecture and urban design firm based on Delhi, there he has been associated with designing of various urban design and street scape projects. In his academic career, has won best design award in 2013 , a design competition hosted by Jadavpur University . In 2015 he has secured 1st position in D6 Design studio competition , organized by IIEST, Shibpur (BE college) ,Howrah. In his professional career, he has been awarded with star performer award in 2018 by Salient Design Studio. In his recent achievement, his master’s thesis on “Reimagining riverfront as a socio-economic interface – a case of Kakdwip” has been selected as one of the top 10 best national thesis in a National Student Thesis Competition jointly organized by National Institute of Urban Affairs(NIUA) and Namami Gange .


HIVEKRAFT (Covid Responsive Design)

JURY- Huzefa Rangwala(@muse.lab)

- Sarah Sham (@essajeesatelier)

- Saurabh Shah (@designersdome)

- Arpan Patel (@studiokassa)

Designing a Public space that address the pandemic with a maximum area of 500 sqm.

3rd position secured in Space Design Category, winning a cash amount of ₹5000.


The onset of COVID-19 pandemic has rendered the functioning of a multitude of public spaces unsafe and their habitability a hazard.

With people stuck up in their homes, new Public spaces must be designed in which people feel safe, comfortable and where they can foster mental, physical and spiritual health.

With work from home going on and people caged up in their houses there is a need for a Quick breather and a Relaxation point for the people.

RAMP - AGE is coming up with the solution where a Vertical Garden would be constructed, connected through Ramps moving on different levels and where each level offers a different experience to the user.

An online slot system to restrict the number of users and to ensure proper physical distancing.

Works as a Plug in that can be installed in various locations at an Urban scale.

Ramps are provided for openness and free movement, and also to avoid direct contact.



Paurush Singhal wrote an article titled as "Protecting Architectural Heritage: Learning from Bhutan". This article was written based on the analysis of the photographic documentation that I had done during the settlement study visit and review of relevant literature subsequent to the visit.

The 2020 version of Shashwat Magazine was released on 15th December 2020 by Shri. M. Venkaiah Naidu, Hon'ble Vice President of India at the 12th GRIHA Summit. The Shashwat Magazine can be accessed through: https://www.grihaindia.org/files/shashwat/2020/rejuvenating-resilient-habitats/mobile/index.html#p=22 (The said article is published on page number 150).

Ashutosh Sharma was a part of team that designed naice stacks wooden volumes inside old Berlin factory for urban mobility startup’s offices. This project was featured in Designboom magazine


project info:

location: berlin, germany

client: start-up for urban mobility

design: naice

team: simon kassner, wilko hoffmann, ashutosh sharma, frieder vogler

time: november 2019 – january 2020

size: 350 m2

International Society of City & Regional Planners (ISOCARP) adjudged Shaurya Chauhan's thesis project Urban Open Source: Synthesis of a Citizen-Centric Framework to Design Densifying Cities to be the Winner of the ISOCARP Student Award 2020.

Shaurya Chauhan's thesis was selected to be presented in the Thesis open day 5.0 organised by ISOLA Bangalore chapter in October 2020. ISOLA Bangalore chapter expressed its appreciation to him for actively presenting his case in this public forum.