Architectural education and practice in Bharat and in other countries of the world, have a long-standing tradition that dates back several centuries, rooted in the cultural, spiritual, and philosophical ethos of each country. With its diverse range of architectural styles, innovative construction techniques, and sustainable design principles, all indigenous architecture stands as a testament to the wisdom and ingenuity of our ancestors. As we navigate through the challenges of globalization, urbanization, and climate change, it becomes imperative to revisit and draw inspiration from the Bharatiya and other indigenous knowledge systems that have guided architectural education and practice for generations. These knowledge systems not only nurture creativity and technical expertise but also foster a deep understanding of context, ecology, and human-centric design. By delving into the depths of all such architectural education and practice, we aim to uncover valuable insights that can inform and shape the future of architecture worldwide.

There is a quest to understand the transfer of Architectural Knowledge systems among Asian and other countries. One stream of the conference aims at exploring such transfer of knowledge systems pan Bharat as well as pan Asia and even other places. It further looks at the future of these as well as advancements of Architectural knowledge systems.

IIA plays a pertinent role in terms of research in architecture for its future in Bharat through this international research conference ANVESHAN. It aims to provide a platform to promote this research initiative and give a quality opportunity to existing researchers in architecture to further enhance their research approach.

ANVESHAN will provide the scope for range of stake holders from undergraduate, post-graduate, doctoral as well as those from the profession to present their research enquiries through research papers and poster presentations. Papers will have to be original, unpublished work in the prescribed format and will be double blind peer reviewed.

The selected papers will be published as chapters in a book or in JIIA. Authors may opt to buy the hard copy of the book after publication. The organisers may consider indexing the publication at an extra cost to the authors.