Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is NASA India?

The National Association of Students of Architecture, commonly referred to as NASA India, is one of the largest communities of architectural students in Asia. Over 120 colleges of the architectural community are members of this organization.  NASA India provides an interactive platform for students all over the country by holding conventions both at the national and zonal levels. Read more.

Where is the headquarters located?

The Headquarters is located at School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, Deptt of Architecture, 6, Block B, IP Estate, New Delhi. Contact us.

What is the eligibility criteria for attaining membership with NASA India?

A college once registered with the headquarters of NASA India, attains the observer’s status for a minimum of the next 2 years. After 2 years, the college participates at least in a minimum of 3 trophies (participation in the Reuben’s trophy is compulsory). More conditions.

How many colleges are associated with NASA India?

198 colleges from all over India are associated with NASA India. List of member colleges.

Aims and Objectives of NASA India

1.   The association shall be an autonomous and non-profit making and non-political organization of undergraduate students of architecture.
2.   To spread and promote the awareness about architectural heritage, environment and human settlement planning among the masses via multimedia exposition e.g. Exhibition, slide shows, seminars, project reports, etc.
3.   To give the rural masses design alternatives and low cost housing ideas during visits to these areas.
4.   The association shall not encourage any action, which does not concern students and their interests.
5.   The purpose of the association, subject to the above provision, shall be to perceive the under mentioned in entire independence of all outside influence.

A.   To maintain and promote the educational, cultural, social, moral, physical, economic and intellectual welfare of its members without any distinction whatsoever.
B.  To maintain and promote cooperation of its members with students of other faculties regionally nationally and internationally.

6.   To realize the above objective the association shall:

A.   Represent its members in relation with other student bodies and similar organization.
B.  Collaborate in the exchange of information between itself and other student bodies.
C.   Cooperate with the government or any other organization in schemes that are beneficial to the student community and profession of architecture.
D.  Conduct all such activities that are incidental or conductive to the welfare of its members.
E.   Collaborate with various organizations to put its resources to relevant use. F.   Collectively volunteer to assist various government and non-government
organizations in their programs like relief work, rehabilitation, research and documentation.
G.   Spread awareness about itself and its works through print and virtual media.

7.   All the incomes, earnings, movable, immovable properties of the society shall be solely utilized and applied towards the promotion of its aims and objectives as set forth in the memorandum of the association and no profit thereof shall be paid or transferred directly or indirectly by the way of dividends, bonus profits or in any manner whatsoever to the present or past members of the society or to any person claiming any one or more of the present or past members. No member of the society shall have any personal claim or any movable or immovable properties of the society or make any profits whatsoever, by virtue of its membership.

Structure of NASA India

Executive Council



Vice President

General Secretary


Treasurer designee

Zonal Council

6 Zonal Presidents of respective zones

General Council

Unit secretaries and Unit Designees

What is Indian Arch?

NASA shall bring out an annual magazine by the name of Indian Arch which will comprise of

a) Winning entries of the trophies of previous years.
b) Documented work
c) Zonal activity report
d) Miscellaneous articles and college work

The host college may or may not bring out a publication of its own.
The magazine will be produced by one of the member units of the NASA annually.

What is the newsletter?

It is a zonal magazine which is prepared by all the 6 zones respectively. It includes articles by students, documented work, college work, zonal activity and NASA report of the last year
the magazine will be produced by any of the colleges of the respective zone. The college in charge of newsletter should be a member of NASA

What is the first council meet and what is the pre-con meet?

The first council meet is the first discussion that takes place after the elections take place in the prior annual NASA convention. It’s the first meeting between the EC, ZC and the GC which takes place tentatively in the month of May or June wherein there is a solid discussion regarding the work done by the EC in the past 3-4 months and the further planning for the current session.

A preconvention meet as the name suggests is a meeting for the EC, ZC and the GC few months before the annual convention. The meeting is purely based on discussions regarding the annual conventions, its preparations, agenda, trophies, venue, budget etc. This meeting has to necessarily happen in the city where the annual convention has to take place so that the GC’s can take a look at the venue and can make a note of it. In case of some genuine problem the venue can be shifted to some other city but it has to be in the same state where the annual convention would happen.


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