Offered by: School of Architecture
Architecture is both a discipline and profession. It plays a key role in shaping the built environment. Through the use of technology, architecture enables the creation of functional spaces that provide for people’s needs.
The B.Arch. Program will impart knowledge and skills required to design various types of buildings required for human habitation such as hospitals, schools, offices, residences, shops etc.
Architecture is sometimes referred to as the mother of all arts. It is a form of spatial art (that shapes spaces). However, technology related to structures, lighting, acoustics, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, water supply and sanitation will have to be integrated into spatial design. By the same token, the visualised spaces must satisfy the physical and psychological needs of people.
An architect shapes the built environment of a town, city or a village by designing buildings or groups of buildings. A practitioner may employ assistants including architects, engineers, supervisors and provide consultancy services in terms of design and execution. Alternatively, there are very big architectural firms including multinationals that employ architects on full time basis.
Following an undergraduate education in architecture, one may choose to specialise in landscape architecture, interior design, conservation, urban design etc. Such specialists offer consultancy to generalists including architects. Teaching and research are other avenues open to architects of today. There are good prospects for architects in the public sector like PWD, CPWD, ISRO, P & T, HUDCO etc. Architects also work in related fields like computer applications, real estate, construction management, digital architecture etc.
5 Years (10 Semesters)
Candidates should have passed 2nd PUC/12th standard or equivalent examination recognized by Central/State government with 50 percent aggregate marks, (45 percent for SC/ST/OBC). Mathematics is a compulsory subject of study at the 12th level. Further, the candidate should have passed the NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture), conducted by NIASA (National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture), an academic unit of Council of Architecture, New Delhi.
Choose CET Code E-245
There will be nine semesters of academic work and one semester of internship/professional training (7th semester). The thesis project is the culmination of the course, and is scheduled for the 10th semester.
For the complete Program Structure, click here.
The evaluation is based on the Continuous and Comprehensive evaluation(CCE) and Term end examination (TEE). The CCE is done by the course teacher / teachers on a continuous basis through out the semester as prescribed for studio courses, theory courses and practical courses. The criteria for passing is a minimum of 50 percent in the CCE and 40 percent in TEE. The aggregate of CCE and TTE will form the basis for letter grades and the calculation of semester Grade Point Average (SGPA), and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).