Faculty: Pratyush Shankar

University and the Modern Movement in India

The establishment and growth of Indian universities just before and after independence was marked by strong ideological intent to transform Indian society through modern education. From the 1950s to the ’80s, India's number of educational institutions tripled. What role did the Architecture of these universities play in furthering these ideals or was the production of university buildings an autonomous phenomenon? This research will try to understand the expression of architecture as a product of the larger ideological and philosophical undercurrents in university education between 1930-50.