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The Institute of Architecture and Planning, since its inception in 2014, is tenaciously working day and night to become a leading institute of Architecture and Planning in the country. A team of motivated faculty members is an asset of the Institute. The students and educators energetically take interest in national and worldwide events.


  • Institute of Architecture & Planning along with its 16 partner institutes organized the first International Conference on ‘Future is Urban’: Livability, Resilience & Resource conservation from December 16 to 18, 2021. The Conference was enriched by the deliberations & august presence of leading Scholars, Academicians and Experts from across the globe in the field of Urban planning, Urban design & Architecture.
  • IAPNU received a Special Mention in the Writing Architecture trophy (WAT 2020-21) in the 63rd year of the Annual NASA (National Associate of Students of Architecture)


  • IAPNU undertook a consultancy project in collaboration with the Gujarat Institute of Development Research (GIDR), Ahmedabad for the National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM), Chennai – a nodal agency under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India.
  • IAPNU received ‘The Leading and most promising Architecture College of the year-2021 Award’ by ‘The Architecture & Interior Design Excellence Awards, Bangalore’ on 26th February 2021. Prof Utpal Sharma, Director, IAPNU received ‘Award for Excellence in Best Leadership’ by ‘Economic Growth Foundation, New Delhi’ on 28th October 2020, and ‘Rashtriya Shiksha Samman Puraskar’ by ‘Intellectual Peoples Foundation’ on 18th February 2021.
  • IAPNU engaged itself as a part of the Urban Resilience and Adaptation for India and Mongolia: Curricula, Capacity, ICT and Stakeholder Collaboration to support Green & Blue Infrastructure and Nature- Based Solutions (URGENT Project) which is a collaboration between universities across countries to modify curricula, enable capacity building of partner institutes and country, develop ICT based courses and stakeholder collaboration for better outreach. A work plan has been formulated for the same for a project duration from 15th Jan 2021 to 14th Jan 2024.
  • IAPNU along with EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), Switzerland as part of IGLUS (Innovative Governance of Large Urban System) Centre of Excellence (ICE) has successfully concluded the first Online Certificate Programme. The certificate programme had 52 participants and the sessions were taken by renowned experts from the global network of IAPNU and EPFL.


  • IAPNU participated in the 62nd Zonal Annual NASA (National Association of Students of Architecture) held at Amity University, Mumbai. For ‘Reubens’ Trophy it was awarded ‘Citation’ (Winner) and was also judged as the best college for academic excellence.
  • IAPNU along with GIFTCL (Gujarat International Finance Tec City Company Limited), collaborated with IGLUS (Innovative Governance of Large Urban System)– an action research platform of EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), Switzerland to establish “IGLUS Centre of Excellence” a Smart City Lab with support from Government of Gujarat. The MoU was signed by the three organisations on 27th January 2020 at GIFT City Gandhinagar.
  • Head of the Institute IAPNU, Dr Utpal Sharma received the prestigious Devang Mehta National Education Award for education leadership at Mumbai on November 22, 2019.
  • Nantes Graduate School of Architecture branch located in Mauritius, Campus Pierrefonds invited Prof Vibha Gajjar and Prof Foram Bhavsar from IAPNU for Transversal Seminar from November 18 to 25, 2019 planned for students of Master’s in Architecture and Urbanism. This included lectures, workshops, identified research topics, and future proposals for academic activities.


    • In February 2018, Bonjour India Future Tour was an initiation to strengthen the partnerships between India and France through education, training, research and innovation. The tour included interactions between scientists, academicians, companies and students from both the countries. The Institute of Architecture and Planning was a partner in hosting the 2-day event.
    • Prof. Utpal Sharma, the Director of the Institute of Architecture and Planning, was awarded Honorary Doctorate by ‘Ecole Superieure Robert DE Sorbon’ France on 7th September 2018 in New Delhi
    • The Institute of Architecture and Planning has become member of Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat which is a professional society dedicated to providing international interaction and access to sate-of-the-art knowledge on the design,construction,operation and maintenance of tall buildings and their place in the urban environment.
    • Indo – Global Architecture Education Excellence Award – 2015 was presented to the Institute of Architecture,Nirma University for promoting quality education in the field of architecture by maintaining and implementing the high standards of Architectural Education.
Krishna kumar Yadav

Certificates Awards First International Caricature 09 sep.2019 Baku Azerbaijan

09 Sep 2019

Krishna kumar Yadav

Achieving India Star Passion Award 2019, on the occasion of India's 73rd Independence Day.

15 Aug 2019

Utpal Kumar Sharma

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Education Excellence Award

06 Mar 2019

Sneha Ramani

Prabhakar Bhagwat Student Award (ISOLA)

15 Feb 2019

Krishna kumar Yadav

China,Certificate . Shanxi China "print & Family Tradition" Contest China 2019

24 Jan 2019

Sneha Ramani

Academic Excellence Award- MArch (Landscape Architecture)

11 Jan 2019

Krishna kumar Yadav

Certificates Awards "International EX LITTERA Competition Ruse "2018

29 Oct 2018

Nishant Kansagra

Future Leaders - CTBUH INDIA

02 Oct 2018

Nishant Kansagra

Research Peer Review Committee - CTBUH ITALY

01 Oct 2018

Utpal Kumar Sharma

Devang Mehta National Education Award

20 Sep 2018

Utpal Kumar Sharma

Asia Facific International Education Excellence Award

21 Jan 2018

Krishna kumar Yadav

Certificates Awards " InternationalExLibrisCompetition Ruse " 2017

29 Sep 2017

Utpal Kumar Sharma

Bharat Vidya Ratan Award

09 Jun 2017

Krishna kumar Yadav

Awards in Rajasthan Government "Rajasthan Lalit Kala Akademi Jaipur"

29 Mar 2017

Krishna kumar Yadav

Certificate,of Contributions 19th Lodz,Poland."19th fine arts festival Poland"

15 Nov 2016

Krishna kumar Yadav

Certificates Awards "International Ex Vino Competition Ruse" 2016

30 Sep 2016

Krishna kumar Yadav

Certificate of Timisoara Romania

23 May 2016

Krishna kumar Yadav

Certificates Timisora international symposium

01 Jan 2016

Tanushri Mokde Kamble

Amedeo Avogadro Research Award in Planning and Architecture

30 Dec 2015

Krishna kumar Yadav

International Award Biennail China

21 Aug 2015

Jaydeep Bhagat

IIA National Award for Excellence in Architecture 2014 : Public Building Category

13 Dec 2014

Nishant Kansagra

Iconic Tower v.2 Workshop, Honors by German Architect Britta Knobel & Amit Gupta, Zaha Hadid Architects

01 Sep 2014

Nishant Kansagra

EXTRAFABRICA Honors-2015 DEZACT and Shih Chein University, Taipei, Taiwan

15 May 2014

Utpal Kumar Sharma

HUDCO Design Award

19 May 2013

Sujan Umaraniya

Everest ACC Award

02 Mar 2013

Nishant Kansagra

361 Degrees Student Scholar-2013,2014,2015

15 Feb 2013

Sujan Umaraniya

KSHITIJ’12 Architectural Design Competition.

30 Jan 2012

Tanushri Mokde Kamble

Ar. Bharat Yamsanwar Award

15 Sep 2010

Krishna kumar Yadav

Certificate of Association of Culture arts & Science Universumas ,Vilnius Lithuania

21 Jan 2010

Utpal Kumar Sharma

Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Urban Planning and Design

16 Mar 2003

Jaydeep Bhagat

James and Ann Nagel Architecture Fellowship Award 1999-2000

31 May 2000

Utpal Kumar Sharma

Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Urban Planning and Design

30 Jan 2000

Jaydeep Bhagat

Gold Medal for best graduating student

27 Feb 1997

Jaydeep Bhagat

‘Vastu-Shilpa Foundation Award’

21 Feb 1997

Utpal Kumar Sharma

Journal of Indian Institute of Architects Award for the best research project

25 Feb 1996

Jaydeep Bhagat

Best Design Studio and Overall Performance, CEPT 1993-94

22 Feb 1995

Jaydeep Bhagat

Best Design Studio and Overall Performance, CEPT 1992-93

22 Feb 1994

Utpal Kumar Sharma

Best Housing Project

13 Oct 1991

Utpal Kumar Sharma

Research Award From Architectural Record Magazine

06 Mar 1991

Vinay Shah

Proficiency Awars in design :School of Architecture CEPT,Ahmedabad india.

12 Jun 1986

Utpal Kumar Sharma

'Leijawala Award'

07 Jul 1983

Vinay Shah

Research Award for Islamic Architecture,Harvard MIT Cambridge USA

31 Oct 1981

Foram Bhavsar

8th Position in SSC Board exam (Ahmedabad city - 13th in Gujarat)


Gold Medal for Excellence in Architecture

Student Name : Jugal Bhatt | Batch 2014

Gold Medal for Excellence in Architecture by GICEA (The Gujarat Institute of Civil Engineers and Architects) on 24th of February 2018.


People’s Choice Award in a competition titled Hyperlocal

Student Name : Krutik Patel | Aalisha Iqbal | Sorathiya | Nidhi R Plludaria

The competition posed a challenge to propose a new system ‘Hyper Local’ for the commuters of
Mumbai, and express the vision of how city might appear in 2030.


Architectural Design Studio

As a part of Fifth Semester, Architectural Design Studio, Yash Shah  designed the extension of Ahmedabad Management Association, the model of which received immense appreciation and so has been displayed in AMA  library.


Trashion and Photography competition at Nosplan

Students from Second Year BPlan participated in Trashion and Photography competition at Nosplan, held at Amity University and won second prize in both the competitions.


Future City Summit

Student Name : IAPNU: Dheer Talreja | Tanvi Karia

Students of the IAPNU, Dheer Talreja and Tanvi Karia along with the students from the ITNU were part of the delegation representing India region at the Future City Summit held at Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Foshan.


Public Interest Litigation

Roll No : 14BAR010
Student Name : Shriraj R Gohil

  • Shriraj R Gohil, alumni of IAPNU filed a Public Interest Litigation against the State Government & Local body who were responsible for lake encroachment in the city of Bhuj for development purpose. On June 27, 2019 High Court of Gujarat gave order in the favor of Shriraj R Gohil and the lake was saved.
Student Name : Jay patel

Jay Patel, alumni of IAPNU received Student life award for Outstanding Graduate student of the Year at New York Institute of Technology, New York for year 2019-20.


Solar Decathalon Student Design Competition

A student team comprising of 3rd year, 2nd year (B-Arch) and a student from Engineering Institute mentored by Prof. Jaydeep Bhagat were finalists for Solar Decathalon Student Design Competition


Water Conservation and Harvesting in Semi-Arid Region of Rajasthan

Student Name : Ms. Bhujal Varia

Research Thesis titled ‘ Water Conservation and Harvesting in Semi-Arid Region of Rajasthan: Study of Rural Areas in Jaipur District’ conducted by Ms. Bhujal Varia under the guidance of Dr. Swati Kothary won Prof. D.S. Meshram National Best Thesis Award, 2021 in the category of Undergraduate Planning Students. The national award is annually given by Institute of Town Planners, India as recognition of exceptional research being carried out in the field of Planning.