The primary commitments of a faculty member are towards the students, teaching/research and other activities of the institution. It is a recognised fact that in the modern fast changing world with techniques of construction, planning/architecture concepts continuously going through a process of re-evaluation and change, the faculty and the institutions have to keep themselves abreast of the latest activities and developments. This can only be achieved with opportunities to the faculty members who involve in professional consultancy practice. Such a consultancy practice has also other advantages like:
With this in view it is recommended that the institutions may permit faculty members to engage themselves either in institutional consultancy practice or individual consultancy practice on the following guidelines.