The Department of Architecture, Planning and Design was established in 2019. There were many compelling reasons for the establishment of the Department One of the major reason was the existing urban settlements which faces problems of housing, employment, infrastructure and transport. More over since Indian economy is growing as well as globalizing, Indian cities and towns will have to face international competition for attracting global capital which is so essential for sustaining current and future economic growth of India.
Now-a-days none of the subjects are completely independent. They are interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary in nature. IIT (BHU) is one of the best center for setting up a new department of architecture and planning because here we have other well-established departments which will support interdisciplinary research and projects, e.g. the Electronics Department will help the planners know about the sensors, similarly the Department of Material science and Ceramic Engineering will let us know about the new materials as substitute, Electrical Department will support in Energy management, Computer Department in developing compatible software development, Mechanical Department will help in developing devices etc. Therefore, having all well-established departments will definitely help the new department grow in a faster and better way.