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SPA Bhopal: Admissions via JEE Main, Courses, Cut Off, Scholarships

Last updated on August 31st, 2021

School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal (or SPA Bhopal) is a specialized institute in Urban Planning, Architecture, and Design established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. SPA Bhopal campus area is around 75 acres.

  • SPA Bhopal offers B.Planning and B.Arch Program at UG Level.
  • Admissions to these courses are granted by Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA Counselling) on the basis of requirements as per Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB).
  • The institute offers UG, PG as well as Doctorate courses.
  • Admissions to UG courses are made on the basis of performance in JEE Main, which is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA).


SPA Bhopal: Highlights

Established | Institute Type 2008 | Public/Government – Autonomous
Affiliated To MHRD
Entrance Exam Accepted UG Courses – JEE Main
Popular Courses B.Arch, B.Planning, M. Arch., M. Planning.
Application Mode Online
Admission Criteria Entrance-based
Top Recruiters Privately-owned Companies, Colleges
Official Website http://spabhopal.ac.in/


SPA Bhopal: Admissions via JEE Main

SPA Bhopal

JEE Main Scores are accepted by SPA Bhopal for admission in B.Arch and B.Planning programmes. Intermediate passed candidates with a required JEE Main score can apply for SPA Bhopal in both online and offline mode.

UG Courses offered 

School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal mainly offers 2 major UG Courses for students through JEE Main Exam.

Eligibility Criteria

There is a certain eligibility criteria for those who wish to get admission in SPA Bhopal in B.Arch and B.Planning:

  • Intermediate passed/ appearing with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics from any recognized Board.
  • Candidates will be required to clear JEE Main Cut Off, after which he/she can take part in JoSAA Counselling.


SPA Bhopal Cut Offs for Top Courses

SPA Bhopal cut off 2021 has not been declared yet due to the delay in the 2 sessions of JEE Main. Thus, JEE Main cut off for admission to B.Arch and B.Planning program at the School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal for the year 2020 and 2019 is given in the table below. The cut-offs are opening and closing rank from Round 6 for General Category only. This can help you predict the cut off ranks for 2021 admissions.

Course 2019 Cut-Off (OR- CR) 2020 Cut-Off (OR- CR)
B.Arch 443-1197 215-550
B.Planning 1642- 2250 502-830

SPA Bhopal Cut Offs for Top Courses


Why SPA Bhopal Can be a Good Choice?

  • Since its inception in 2008, SPA Bhopal has consistently strived to be the best.
  • It has been well-received by Outlook, and has been one of the top rankers in NIRF.
  • Moreover, it was declared “Centre of Excellence” by Lok Sabha in 2014.
  • It is autonomous and is an institute of national importance along with IITs, NITs, and AIIMS.
  • SPA Bhopal ranking given by various ranking agencies is listed below:
Body Ranking
NIRF Teaching Learning Category – Rank 1
NIRF Architecture Category – Rank 7
Outlook Ranking among Architecture Schools in India – Rank 7


SPA Bhopal Cut Offs for UG Courses

SPA Bhopal cut off 2020 for both the UG courses from 6th round of JoSAA Counselling is listed below:

Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)

Category Cut-Off
General 215-550
OBC 158-479
SC 132-282
ST 60-170
EWS 57-184
General PwD 36-36

Bachelor of Planning (B.Planning)

Category Cut-Off
General 502-830
OBC 300-569
SC 167-306
ST 59-150
EWS 230-249
General PwD


How is the SPA Bhopal Faculty?

  • The College has approximately 62 faculty members at the positions of head of department, associate professor and assistant professor.
  • Apart from this the college also has visiting faculty and contractual faculty.
  • A positive review of faculty of SPA Bhopal has been received on different websites by current and former students. A brief list of faculty is given below.
Chairperson Dr. Bimal Patel
Director Dr. N. Sreedharan
Head of Department, Architecture Piyush Hajela
Head of Department, Conservation Dr. Vishakha Kawathekar
Head of Department, Landscape Dr. N. Sridharan
Head of Department, Urban Design Anand Jayant Wadwekar
Head of Department, E.P. Rama U. Pandey
Head of Department, U.R.P. Dr. Natraj Kranthi
Head of Department, T.P. Dr. Natraj Kranthi
Head of Department, Master of Design Dr. N. Sridharan
Dean, Academic Affairs Dr. Shiuli Mitra
Dean, Research and Development Ajay Kumar Vinodia
Dean, Student Affairs Dr. Sandeep Sankat
Dean, Planning and Development Sanjeev Singh


Various Facilities Provided at SPA Bhopal Campus 

SPA Bhopal extends several facilities to its students to make their stay comfortable, and enhance their knowledge and experience to prepare them for a Professional Future. Following are some major facilities provided at the SPA Bhopal campus.

  • Hostel Facilities – SPA Bhopal Hostels with an accommodation of two students in each room are offered to all incoming students. Rooms are well-furnished. Students have to use their own mattress.
  • Library – SPA Bhopal library has a collection of relevant books and e-materials for the development of students as per their needs.
  • Graphics Lab – Two Laboratories with 28 computers in each for preparing students for the industrial requirements.
  • Health Facilities – 24×7 Service is provided with experienced medical practitioners from Chirayu Medical College & Hospital, Bhopal, all are MCI registered.
  • Computer Centre – 1 GBPS Copper Local Area Network is being provided here for high speed Internet.
  • Workshop – Architecture Workshop to enhance the imagination of students through model making.


SPA Bhopal Placements

  • SPA Bhopal has a Training and placement Cell which assists students in all types of internships and professional training and facilitates the placement of graduating students.
  • The institute’s on-campus placement is still in the development phase.
  • Graduating students have been selected by several reputed firms and consultants both in Campus interviews and off campus.
  • Students of SPA bhopal are trained in reputed national and international organizations both in government and private sectors.

SPA Bhopal Placement Highlights

No. of students placed 13
Median Package Offered INR 3,00,000


SPA Bhopal Scholarships Offered 

SPA Bhopal offers Scholarships to the meritorious students with a need. It also extends scholarships as per the central and state guidelines to SC/ST, OBC, and Minorities. Following are the scholarships offered by SPA Bhopal:

Scholarship Criteria
Central Sector Scholarship SC/ST/OBC/Minority Students
“Mukhyamantri Medhavi Vidyarthi Yojana” in Madhya Pradesh Meritorious Students of Madhya Pradesh
Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for Students of Madhya Pradesh Meritorious Students of Madhya Pradesh
Other State Scholarships As per the state


SPA Bhopal Fee Structure For Undergraduate Courses

Given below is the SPA Bhopal fees for both B.Arch and B.Planning courses

Particulars Amount (In INR)
Tuition Fee 50,000
Other Fees 26,800
Hostel Fees 18,300
One time fees 5,500
  • DASA students are required to pay all Institute fees other than Tuition fee in addition to USD 3500/USD 1750, each semester in INR.
  • SC/ST Students are exempted from payment of Tuition Fee component of student/Institute fees.


SPA Bhopal FAQs

Q.Is SPA Bhopal a government institute?

Last updated on November 24th, 2020

Answer: No, SPA Bhopal is a private college.

Q.Can I get admission in B.Planning with 510 rank?

Last updated on November 24th, 2020

Answer: Yes, as per 2020 cut off you can get admission in B.Planning with 510 rank.

Q.Are there uniforms at SPA Bhopal?

Last updated on November 24th, 2020

Answer: No, there are no uniforms at SPA Bhopal.

Q.Does SPA Bhopal have guest houses?

Last updated on November 24th, 2020

Answer: Yes, there are guest houses at SPA Bhopal which can be allotted on prior intimation.

Q1. Is SPA Bhopal a Private Institution?

Last updated on September 24th, 2020

Ans: No. SPA Bhopal is an autonomous Public Institution.

Q2. Does SPA Bhopal provide any Scholarship?

Last updated on September 24th, 2020

Ans: Yes. SPA Bhopal receives several scholarships according to the needs and merit of the students. Some of them are:

  1. Central Sector Scholarship for SC/ST/OBC for Minority Students apply through NSP
  2. Mukhyamantri Medhavi Vidyarthi Yojana in Madhya Pradesh state
  3. Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for students of Madhya Pradesh
  4. Other State Scholarship- Any other scholarship scheme offered by State Govt./PSU/ from time to time.
Q3. What is the selection criteria of SPA Bhopal for UG Courses?

Last updated on June 4th, 2021

Ans: For UG Courses, SPA Bhopal takes admission through cutoff based on JEE Main Exam Performance of the candidates. Intermediate passed/appearing students with PCM as subject are eligible to apply.

Q. Is NATA score acceptable for admission to SPA Bhopal?

Last updated on June 4th, 2021

Ans: No, SPA Bhopal does not accept NATA scores for admission.