1. Ashoka and Buddhist Architecture. Stupas, Chaitya halls, Viharas, (examples from each geographical context, form, construction methods and ornmentation).
2. Hindu Temple Architecture. Role of Hinduism and decline of Buddhism-Geographical/political states and kind of movements.Evolution of temple form: rock-cut and structive. Comparison of temple forms in various regions of India.
3. Various styles of temples: Dravidian, Indo-Aryan( Orissa, Khajuraho, Gujrat, Western India). Jain Temples in Gujrat and Rajasthan. Osian, Mt.Abu . Temple towns of South India (Madurai, Srirangam).