Utpal Sharma



Utpal Sharma

Mobile No

98250 82808


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Nirma University

Area of expertise

Architecture, Urban Planning, Urban Design and Housing

Brief Profile of Expert

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Prof. Utpal Kumar Sharma


Total Experience :       32 Years

Educational Qualification :     Post Graduate Diploma - Minimum Cost Housing : 1987 : McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Research Area : Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning


General information

Designation :               Director

Office Phone :             079-30642311

Mobile No.:                  098250 82808

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Prof. Utpal Sharma, Director at Institute of Architecture, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, is an academician and an eminent professional in the fields of Urban & Regional Planning and Architecture. He is an Architect and Urban Planner with 30 years of experience in the field of Architecture, Urban Planning, Urban Design and Housing. He was also a Senior Associate with Vastu-Shilpa Foundation for Studies and Research in Environmental Design, Ahmedabad, India. Prof. Sharma has worked extensively throughout the country and has undertaken several prestigious urban projects that involve Preparation of Master Plans, Landse Plans, Zonal Plans and formulation of Vision statements and Urban design guidelines for towns and cities. His profound understanding of the urban scenario shall provide valuable inputs to the study in terms of assessing the future growth and articulating the spatial plan. Prof. Sharma has received many prestigious awards including the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Urban Planning and Design. He has numerous lectures and papers on Urban Planning to his credit that has been presented in several workshops all over the world. He has god working knowledge of GIS and other software’s necessary for carrying out in depth planning analysis and research.


Current Activities : Academic – Teaching and Research Activities


Teaching         :           24 Year

Industry            :           8 Year

Membership :   Fellow Member of Institute of Town Planners, India (FITP) Associate Member of Council of Architecture (COA) Associate Member of Indian Institute of Architects (AIIA)


Specialization Areas: Architecture, Urban Planning, Urban Design and Housing

Subject Taught : UG   Design Studio

Subject Taught : PG   Post Graduate Program in Planning, Land Use Planning, Housing Layout and Design, Environmental Design Studio Exercise, Area Planning, Urban Development Plan, Housing Strategy, Projects, Industrial Area Planning, Regional Planning



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