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UVA in India: Delhi & the Yamuna River Project
Delhi, India (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 01-APR-2017
10-APR-2017 22-JUL-2017 30-JUL-2017

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Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year, Graduate student Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Language Requirement:
Open to Non-UVa Students:
Housing: Hotel Language Courses Offered: No
Language of Instruction: English
Credit Type:
Direct Credit
Program Type:
Faculty directed, Faculty led
Tuition Payments Made To:
Education Abroad Advisor:
Margaret Walter
Application Fee:
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Subject Area:
Architecture, Global Studies, Political Science, Public Policy and Administration
Program Description:

See the Yamuna River Project as highlighted in UVA Today!
Check out the Yamuna River Project official website

Using the Yamuna River as a case study, and building on previous years of work in Delhi, this new program explores the urban challenges of contemporary developing cities from a multidisciplinary perspective. Urban ecologies, public health, politics, urban design, water quality, art, culture, and economics are some of the layers that build the ecosystem of a city. The urgent contemporary challenges of cities like Delhi require all these areas to effectively address the critical situations of waste, water and air pollution, equity, health and social opportunities.

Consistent with the expansion of the Yamuna River research project as a pan-university challenge, this program is open to students of all schools and departments across Grounds and forms part of the broader engagement of the University of Virginia with India and Delhi. It is particularly relevant for students of Architecture, Global Studies, Politics, and Public Policy.



Delhi Street Scene

Program Preparation
Participants will need to be available all day Saturday, April 22 for a mandatory on-Grounds pre-departure orientation and introduction to the program content.


Yamuna Riverfront

Students will stay in hotels during the course of this program.


Delhi and the Yamuna River Project

Global Cities-Global Challenges: Delhi Social Fabric
(PPOL 4550 or ARCH, 3
Global Cities-Global Challenges: Delhi Spatial Fabric
(GSGS or ARCH, 3 credits)

Participants take both courses and will be asked to select their mnemonic of preference for each course as part of the application.


UVA Student Lecture

The program cost and payment schedule are available under the "Budget Sheets" link at the top of this page.

Students with identifiable financial need are encouraged to apply for fellowships, scholarships, and financial aid.

Accessibility Statement
The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual and flexible basis. This program will include a significant amount of time spent walking (5-7 miles on average for most days). If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.

Travel Health Information
Tropical and sub-tropical diseases, particularly those from insect bites, are a concern. For more information, check out the following resources:
+ CDC Travel Website
+ UVA International Travel Clinic
+ Memo on Insect Protection

NOTE: Participants traveling to India from or through a country besides the US may need to show proof of yellow fever vaccination upon entry into India; consult for details.

Passport and Visa Information
For all students, your passport should be valid for at least 6 months after the end date of your program. US passport-holders and students of many other nationalities will need to apply for a visa to India to participate on this program. Begin researching entry requirements (which may include visa documents, vaccines, and/or other requirements) based on the passport you hold; if accepted into the program, you will need to act quickly. Your education abroad advisor will provide instructions for the visa after commitment.

Note that students of Pakistani origin (not just citizenship) should contact the Education Abroad Advisor for this program as soon as possible as visa processing may take longer for these individuals. Students of Chinese origin should also contact the Education Abroad Advisor. Non-US passport holders need to discuss plans to study abroad with an international student advisor.

Program Faculty & Staff
Program Director Iñaki Alday (Zaragoza, 1965),, is co-founder of Barcelona-based aldayjover arquitectura y paisaje, an internationally awarded firm that creates works of public architecture and landscape with a common approach to the specific character of the place. In 2011, Iñaki Alday was appointed the Quesada Professor and Chair of the Department of Architecture of the University of Virginia.  He has been active in the Yamuna River Project since its inception in 2013.

In-country Coordinator Pankaj Vir Gupta, is co-founder of vir.mueller architects, an award-winning practice in New Delhi that incorporates architectural research and education. A licensed architect in the United States, and a registered member of the Council of Indian Architects, he received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia, and a Master of Architecture from the Graduate School of Architecture at Yale University.

Faculty Member Bala Mulloth’s ( research areas include innovation and strategic processes within new ventures, sustainable business models, and social entrepreneurship. He holds a PhD in Technology Management from NYU Tandon School of Engineering.



This program is currently not accepting applications.