The Department of Architecture at the Faculty of Technology & Engineering,The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda is recognised for quality teaching, the calibre of its staff and the achievements of its graduates. Established in 1949, it is housed in the heart of the campus and is served by studios, workshops, computer lab and library . The focus of the undergraduate course is the teaching of architectural design through studio based projects. The projects involve the application and integration of the knowledge and skill acquired from the supporting subjects. The course also includes a one semester ( 14 weeks minimum) office training programme whereby students are exposed to learning on the field . Currently the Department has a full time enrolment of 200 students. The department has also encouraged learning beyond the classroom and regular course work. Students and staff are encouraged to participate in competitions, workshops and conferences. Many teaching faculty have been invited to international conferences and meetings, granted fellowships and invited to teach at the international universities. Various faculty members are involved in regular professional practice and alongwith practicing professionals who are visiting faculty at the Department, provide a strong bridge between academics and the professions.
Department of Architecture is a part of Faculty of Technology and Engineering of The M.S.University of Baroda conducting B.Arch. Course since 1952.The Department has a long-standing reputation for imparting Architectural Education since 1890. This is primarily reflected through the achievements of several Architects who had graduated from Kalabhavan and later from the M.S.University.
Some Faculty members are engaged in research and fieldwork activities, The M.S.University permits the teachers to undertake consultancy works as per the existing rules. Senior faculty members are also functioning as visiting professors, expert members of Boards of Studies and on Examination Panels of other Institutions, in India and abroad.
Research Project/Design Projects done by the Department, Faculty members and students have been useful to Government, Semi-Government, and other Institutions.