Director – Faculty of Arch & Design

Chhabi Mishra

Director – Faculty of Arch & Design

The Faculty of Architecture and Design is a dynamic Department of DIT, a premier University of higher learning in Science, Technology and Management with deep ties to the profession representing high cultural diversity. We believe in pluralism and critical thinking and celebrate diversity and of all members of our community. Our nationally-accredited, professional degree programs in B.Arch, B-Design (ID) and B-Design (UX/UI) and M.Tech provide students with cutting edge technical skills and the cultural knowledge in a highly interactive interdisciplinary environment, necessary to work or practice in an increasingly competitive global market. Our studio experience focuses on intensive and extensive exploration of the creative processes, supported by challenging approaches to history, theory in the context of technologies that inform the future. We provide a highly innovative environment for design education in which students benefit from extensive one-on-one communication with highly experienced dedicated faculty in formal reviews and informal interactions. Our Department is known to have produced many remarkable alumni who are not only engaged in reputed organizations nationally and internationally, but have made a mark as entrepreneurs and pioneers in exploring new horizons in Design and Technology.


An U.S citizen, a Landscape Urbanist, Master Planner and an academic with 34 years of experience. Principal Planner/Designer/Management lead and an Institution builder with a keen sense of innovation and creativity. Professional work spans a vast range of scales and contexts including townships, campus planning, urban planning, housing, mixed-use developments, public spaces and garden designs.

Bachelor in Architecture from Sir J.J College of Architecture, Mumbai in the year 1981, Masters in Landscape Architecture from UW Madison, WI, U.S in the year 1994, Certified in “Design of Healing Gardens” from Rusk Institute of Medical Sciences, NYin the year 2002, Certified in “BeLoose Graphic Workshop” by Mike Lin in the year 2014 (Conducted by ISOLA India).

As you may already know, Dehradun is an unique City, not only known as an academic hub but is also passionately sought after by artists, writers, poets, singers, community activists, environmentalists, indigenous builders and above all, entrepreneurs. Known for its fragile ephemeral landscapes of mountains, forests, rivers, streams, diverse cultures, and intellects, it provides a radical laboratory for design investigations and experimentation. As architects, planners, artists, engineers, and developers, we know our designs are strengthened and improved when considered from multiple perspectives. I also know from my own extensive international and national experience that learning and creativity is enriched primarily by engaging with people of diverse backgrounds. Our students are fortunate to inhabit a campus with a spectacular setting in the backdrop of mountains, streams and greenery, and to engage with the City in its current environmental and cultural issues under the guidance of a passionate and skilled community of faculty, both for Architecture and Design. Our faculty enthusiastically work with students to pursue their passion and career goals continually improvising the syllabi and applying the most contemporary technology and teaching methods.

Over the past few decades, architecture profession has undergone dramatic changes where an architect increasingly remains at the center of the most challenging and defining contextual current issues of our time. We at the Faculty of Architecture and Design strive our best to keep pace with these changes and our faculty, students, and alumni continue to lead the effort to create a better living environment for people, appropriate to its history and culture. I take this opportunity to welcome you to join the reputed Faculty of Architecture and Design, DIT University Dehradun to pursue your drams and career goals. Thank you.