Prof. Ila Gupta
Achiever's Success Story
With more 20 years of illustrious experience in the Architecture industry and academia, Prof. Ila Gupta’s journey is noteworthy
Prof. Ila Gupta, is an architect and urban planner with keen interest in sustainable cities. She has a PhD in Earthquake Disaster Management from IIT Roorkee. With over 20 years experience in architecture and planning industry and academia, Prof Ila Gupta believes that education opens our minds to endless possibilities, innovations and new ideas for a better future.
The professions of architecture and planning are very important for nation building and directly contribute towards sustainability of our planet. Prof Gupta is heading the leading higher education institutes of Delhi NCR, imparting training in the fields of architecture and planning for almost one decade. She actively involved herself in the development of curriculum for many sustainable development courses for architecture and planning students.
She is presently working as Director at Amity School of Architecture and Planning, Amity University Gurugram. Prior to this, she has worked as Director at MBS School of Architecture and Planning New Delhi and was Head of PhD Research at Sushant School of Art and Architecture Gurugram. She has worked as disaster management consultant for organizations like UNDP, Govt of Punjab and Ministry of Home Affairs. She has widely published her research in journals and books. On account of her contribution to education, she was interviewed and covered as India’s 10 must watch influential women leaders in higher education by higher education digest 2021.
The interview was published in the March 2021 issue of the magazine. She always had a strong interest in building resilient communities. She is passionate about sustainable development where all social, physical, environmental and economical dimensions are important and interdependent. She dreams about contributing meaningfully to the welfare of poor and vulnerable social groups of India.