MGM University        

Master of Architecture (Environmental)

Postgraduate Program (M.Arch.)
Intake: 20

HOD's Message

Department of Architecture, under the umbrella of JNEC, was founded in 1989 and since then it is serving as hub for creative learning and productivity to undergraduate and postgraduate students. During my 29 years of association with this institute, I always feel proud to witness the development of the whole MGM campus. It is a wonderful demonstration of sustainable ways of life, which I am sure you will enjoy further.

The beauty of this program is our curriculum and methodology where students are encouraged to be inquisitive of their surroundings and the people that inhabit them. We want them to consider what exists, why it exists and where it exists. We want our students to understand that they are the part of a wider culture of place-making and material development. It is their designs that will influence society and have impact on our environment. It is they that will make the future.

The department is equipped with expert and highly qualified staff that always prefers to guide the students in exploring their ideas. This personal attention makes sure to experience the student – teacher rapport, which further outlines the excellent feature of JNEC.

Our students are so well connected to the Industry through several collaborations, frequent hands on workshops, seminars etc. The campus life is flourished with rich resources, infrastructure, clean and green ambience that gives rise to phenomenal learning experience.

S. B. Patil

Professor and Head

Program Outline

Master of Architecture (Environmental) is a two-year post-graduate program approved by the Council of Architecture, New-Delhi. The program comprises 4 semesters. The students need to complete total credits of 100. The sessional work is assessed periodically and at the end of each semester.

This program makes student proficient professionals to apply the knowledge gained during the program from environmental and allied fields to identify, formulate and solve real life problems, and become a green consultant for the society.

The program comprehends the need of the future sustainable approach towards built habitat. The course curriculum is formulated to make the architectural professionals recognize the depth and technicalities of Environmental Architecture to practice proficiently. Imparting the knowledge of climate responsive architecture, energy, eco materials, sustainable approach for planning, ecology as basics of environmental architecture can help our students to become expert in this field of green built environment. The culture of design studios is extensive to build conscious approach at different scales, levels, and technical details of green habitat.

Key Features

  • Experienced and senior faculty in the field of education and environment profession
  • Green and clean campus with inbuilt green building features
  • Well-equipped environmental laboratory
  • Unique experimental models like Heliocentric model and Heliodome
  • Well-equipped studios with audio visual facilities
  • Licensed software related to environmental architecture like Design Builder, GIS
  • Well-developed research center and consultancy cell

Career Opportunities

M. Arch. (Environmental) program offers a wide range of career opportunities such as:
  • Becoming a Green building expert to give expert solutions to various stakeholders like the builders, architects, and planners
  • Sustainability consultant to contribute to sustainable development of society
  • Energy expert to make habitats more energy efficient
  • Energy resource manager
  • Researcher in the field of Environment
  • To become a circular economy expert for buildings
  • Building Life Cycle Expert
  • Carbon management expert for building

Program Structure



First Year 

Second Year 



Sem I  

Sem II 

Sem I  

Sem II 



Climate Responsive Design Studio

Energy Efficient Design Studio

Sustainable Planning Studio 

Dissertation II

Study Tours, interaction with industry professionals or experts, Site visits.

Energy Management 


Dissertation I 



Building Physics -I 

Building Physics –II

Green Building Rating Systems 


Green Building Materials and construction technology

Building Services and Management 




Building Simulation Software 

Sustainable Development & Planning

Environmental Laws and Economics 

Professional Training (Six week) 

Ecology and Environment 

Research Methodology Environmental and Ecological Planning 

EIA and Environmental Management 



Dynamic facades

GIS and Terrain Mapping 

Sustainable Housing Policies 

Smart and Eco Cities 

Disasters Management & Mitigation 

Sustainable Transport systems 

Contemporary Practices in Sustainable Architecture 

Sustainable Urban Conservation,

Urban Public spaces 

Landscape and environmental design 

 Post Occupancy Evaluation 

Adaptive reuse and retrofit 

MOOC Courses and Swayam Courses 


Sunil Patil



Reshma Kulkarni

Assistant Professor


Sheetal Bagde

Assistant Professor


Medha Naik Deshmukh

Associate Professor


Poorva Deshpande

Assistant Professor


Jasmine Kaur Kohli

Assistant Professor


Rohit Raul

Assistant Professor


UG Syllabus

First Year(MGMU)

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Second Year(MGMU)

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Third Year

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Fourth Year

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Fifth Year

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