School of Architecture (SOA)

About the School

CMR University, School of Architecture, is one of the youngest schools in Karnataka, started in the year 2015. The School aims to create professionals who are socially and ecologically sensitive and will proactively address the needs of the contemporary and future built environment.

The school focuses on promoting collaborative learning, through an elaborate curriculum in a highly interactive teaching-learning environment. Through the tools of maker-centered learning, the School helps students reflect upon their intentions, choices, and actions. The legacy of the CMR Group in the field of education also compliments this unique learning journey at the School of Architecture.


To nurture ecologically responsible professionals to address the challenges of contemporary human habitat through a maker-centered approach.


  • Nurture collaborative engagement across and between the disciplines.
  • Nurture a critical interplay with technology and its application.
  • Nurture a continuous engagement with stakeholders to address the challenges of Bengaluru and its environs.
  • Nurture an attitude that aids the holistic well-being of the community and its ecosystems.
  • Nurture an ability to comprehend and contribute towards knowledge systems pertaining to the built environment.

Academic Programmes

Under graduate Programmes

How We Engage

The School believes in nurturing students through continuous engagement in multiple domains. Our Studio mode of learning addresses various scales from miniature objects to metropolises. This mode of learning enables students to organize intuitive inputs, and develop various tools (backed by Design Thinking), to find solutions for problems.


Student Clubs


  • ‘Chingari’ is the annual student exhibition at the School of Architecture. Started in 2016, the event is a platform for students to showcase their work to industry representatives, interact with experts and gain exposure in the field of architecture.
  • As evident from its name, the aim of the event is to kindle motivation among students to keep learning and educating themselves about architecture. The School of Architecture has successfully organized three exhibitions, under Chingari.
  • Through Chingari, we promote all round development of students by organising a wide range of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
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Full Scale

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.

Life at CMRU, School of Architecture.