In the last twenty years, Sushant School of Art and Architecture has established itself as one of the top 3 architectural institutes in the Indian subcontinent (as per the EUMD India List of Top Architectural Institutions in India by the British Council). Established in the year 1989, by the Chiranjeev Charitable Trust, the School finds its faith in the agenda of change, which inspires students to experiment, create, and refine their ideas. The school is located in a sprawling campus spread over 14 acres (57,000 m2) of land with the scenic Aravalli hills as the backdrop. Architectural education at SSAA encompasses various fields from training in specific skills to exposure to a broad range of issues in a cyclic manner; Technology and humanities are integrated with design to enhance this process. SSAA has a reputable tradition of ‘excellence’, which is further supported by the excellent work being done by the alumni in many countries across the globe – many of whom have acquired advanced degrees from some of the highest ranked Universities in the world. The School finds its faith in the agenda of change, which inspires students to experiment, create and refine their ideas.
Sushant School has had many past associations with International Universities such as the Oxford Brookes’ University, University Of York, University Of Melbourne, Frank Lloyd Foundation, USA, University Of Virginia, University Of British Columbia, Vancouver, University Of Montreal, Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki, Greece and Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago etc. Sushant School is also an affiliate member of the Association of the Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), U.S.A. and various other such relationships with International organizations make SSAA well-recognized and respected by the world design community.
At present, the School offers a Five-Year Undergraduate Degree Programme in Architecture (B.Arch) from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Delhi. The school is recognized by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Council of Architecture. The faculty at Sushant School is geared towards developing, in each student, a strong sense of design, technical sensibility and all-round awareness early in their career and endeavours to form many more research alliances in the near future. However, as a part of its vision, the school aims to introduce a Masters level programme and other diploma courses by 2010 to augment the school’s vision of architectural and design education.