Banner

About FOA

Welcome to the faculty of Architecture

The Institute: Faculty of Architecture and Planning-AKTU, Primarily a faculty or Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University Lucknow - [https://aktu.ac.in], located on a 6-acre site, is at a walking distance from the city center of Hazratganj. It started as a part of Government College of Arts & Crafts in 1911 and is one of the oldest in the country.
The Institution separated from Government College of Arts and Crafts in 1976, with its new name 'Govt. School of Architecture' which was, later, renamed in 1980 as 'Govt. College of Architecture, Lucknow' (Popularly called GCA, Lucknow) as it acquired the status of the constituent college of Lucknow University. Till the academic session of 1999-2000 the College, constituting the 'Faculty of Architecture' of Lucknow University, conducted a 5-year degree course leading to the award of a Bachelor's degree in Architecture (B. Arch). With the academic session 2000-2001, as per the decision of the government applied to all other technical institutions of the State, it got affiliated to the newly established 'U.P. Technical University, Lucknow' for all academic matters. The administrative Control and the financial grants of the college remained with the Technical Education Department of the UP Government. For a brief period of about two years, the college functioned as an autonomous college with name 'Lucknow College of Architecture' 

Presently, this University is renamed as the 'Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University and the college is merged with it as its integral part and known as the 'Faculty of Architecture and Planning-AKTU '.

The College/Faculty, since its inception, has acquired a sound reputation for its studio-based curriculum and providing a balanced understanding of architecture in a stimulating environment for creativity. A well-stocked library with approximately 12000 books and journals helps to enrich the knowledge of students. A growing computer Centre keeping pace with time and good hostel facilities for girls and boys facilitates sound academic environment and enchanting campus life. Besides its annual grants from the University, the Faculty also receives the committed additional grants from the U P Government.