About McGAN’S


All of our students are encouraged to continue their research off campus and independent study as well as internships, which jump start your resume and provide valuable job experience. The faculty and student community at McGAN’S is dedicated to working towards a common goal, the betterment of architectural education and practice, not only in India but also in the global context. The mission of McGAN’S Ooty School of Architecture is to nurture and inspire design-minded students. Our students demonstrate a firm foundation of critical thinking, ethical behaviour and a culture of professional practice, on their way to becoming socially responsible leaders of change for our global society. McGAN’S achieves this mission through: A progressive curriculum, taught by accomplished, active faculties. Practitioner-based models of learning focused on problem-solving, experiential learning and process-based design. Active participation and engagement in our local and global community. The constant pursuit of academic excellence.


McGAN’S Ooty School of Architecture is committed to create a world class learning centre for architecture in India. We are blessed to be sitting amidst one of the most scenic landscape in South India which naturally makes us more sensitive to environment. At McGAN’S we understand that architecture requires knowledge of many disciplines like arts, engineering, model making, sociology, anthropology and other allied disciplines. The teaching methodology at McGAN’S is not only restricted to classrooms but goes beyond the four walls. Our institution not only aims at creating mere graduates but also preparing our students for numerous challenges in the profession, also turning them to much better human beings.

Our Philosophy

At McGAN’S, we challenge our students with rigorous advancement standards, and our hands-on instructional programs nurture artistic passion while demanding professional excellence. We believe that a wide range of individuals can find reward and fulfillment in the study of architecture and design.

Faculty Practioners

At McGAN’S, most of our faculty members are highly experienced active practitioners. They will help prepare you for your career by bringing the present and future of architecture and design into the classroom.


Imagine yourself in the middle of green valley in Ooty. That is the experience you get at McGAN'S. This location serves as a good environment for the students to learn, experience and excel in Architectural

MoU with CEPT University

CEPT University signs MoU with McGan’s Ooty School of Architecture Feb 28, 2021, 01.27 PM IST

On 27th Feb 2021, CEPT University signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a mentorship program with McGan’s Ooty School of Architecture, Ooty. Presided over by Chief Guest, Smt. Anju Sharma, Principal Secretary for Higher Education, the MoU is in line with the New Education Policy of the Government of India. It marks a new beginning for CEPT University, which is recognized nationally and internationally for its high-quality education, research and advisory work. Started in 1962 as School of Architecture, around the same time as the National Institute of Design (NID) and the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), CEPT has carved a niche for itself as a leading university focused on the disciplines of habitat.


McGAN’S Ooty School of Architecture has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with CUBE – CENTRE FOR URBANIZATION, BUILDINGS AND ENVIRONMENT, IIT Madras which is declared as the centre for excellence by the Government of Tamil Nadu, to coordinate in the field of Research, Teaching, Professional development programs, development and implementation of research projects. The key focus of this collaboration is to bridge the gap between Academia, Research and Professional practice. The collaboration is to extend cooperation in various areas of interest including Green Buildings, Technical Advisory, Capacity Building and Environmental Sustainability utilizing CUBE’s industrial experience and McGAN’S technical skills in urban built environment. Also, this MoA paves way to jointly prepare proposals and maintain the exclusivity of the collaboration for the projects and their requirements.


National Education Policy Conclave 2021@ McGAN’S Ooty, (NEPCON-2021)” held on 27th and 28th of March 2021, and making it a grand success. The conference deliberations were beyond fruitful and our contribution was unparallel