School of Architecture

About the School

The CMRU School of Architecture is established with a vision to become one of the country’s leading architecture schools. The School currently offers a 5-year (ten semester) B. Arch. programme.

The School’s faculty brings decades of experience at the highest levels of the profession. CMRU has drawn leaders in the field of architectural education to form the core team of faculty. Leading architects from India and abroad comprising visiting faculty will give students an insight into the trends and requirements of the real world within the academic framework.

As an independent University we are able to offer the latest, dynamic curriculum designed in consultation with leading architects from the profession. The course work emphasizes hands-on learning and skill development in studio, lab and workshop environments in-line with the demands of the market and to address pressing global concerns.

Accreditation, Approvals, and Recognition
The B Arch programme is approved by the Council of Architecture, New Delhi and is allotted the code no KA-37.


Dr. K S Anantha Krishna, Dean

With over 33 years of teaching experience, Dr. K S Anantha Krishna is a veteran in the field of architectural education. He has record 30 years of experience in leading  Schools of Architecture. He headed Manipal School for 7 years and R V School for nearly 23 years. His core competence is in three related areas such as institution building, teaching of history and theory and research. His institution building skills particularly his work at Manipal and R V have been recognised in India and abroad. He is known for his ability to deliver engaging lectures that capture the students’ interest. His research works have been published in international journals. He has also received several accolades and awards for his work. His areas of research interest include environment behaviour studies, passive design for thermal comfort and vernacular architecture. He has been awarded the Madhav Archwal gold medal by the Indian Institute of Architects in the year 2014. He is the only professor from Karnataka who has received this highest award for architectural education in India.

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Located in the CMRIT campus, the school is in the heart  of India’s IT capital and well-connected to the rest of the city.

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Our library contains more than 1000 books on Architecture and allied fields. We subscribe to 16 national and international journals.

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Exhibition Hall

Displayed on a permanent basis, this space features the best works of students in the courses of Architectural design, building construction and materials, basic design etc.

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Material Museum

It consists of the display of various building materials like walling materials, flooring materials, ceiling materials, acoustic materials etc.

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Visual Arts Room

It comprises of the works done by students including freehand drawing, sketching, painting etc.