Architecture is a passion, a vocation, and a calling. It has been described as a social art and also an artful science.

The five-year B. Arch program helps the students to develop the knowledge, skills, and practices they need to create better architecture and environments that resonate with people and their cultural, physical, and ecological worlds. We aim to create globally engaged, environmentally sensitive, professional designers with intellectual and artistic sensibility and technical proficiency.

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Architectural design skills are emphasized early on, along with introducing the elements of architecture. Students learn to communicate ideas through models, drawings, and digital representations. Further, besides developing advanced design skills, the courses expose the students to architectural theory, history, technology, visual representation, building materials, and various other dimensions of architecture. Design studios each semester engage students in design culture, helping them develop the skills and intellectual tools to explore creative design solutions.

The students work on architectural design projects that grow in scale and complexity as they progress through them. Many of the skills mentioned above are developed through and integrated into design studio experiences. The Students will have to undergo an Internship with a licensed architect during the fourth year of the Architectural program. An internship with a practicing architect/ firm can be a valuable experience for the graduate to build a successful career.

Course Curriculum
Semester: I – (2023-28)
Architectural Design – I
Building Construction & Materials – I
Graphics – I
Skill development-I
Prehistoric Architecture
Basic Design
Structures – I
Surveying and Levelling
Semester: II (2023 - 28)
Architectural Design – II
Building Construction & Materials – II
Graphics – II
History of Architecture I
Skill Development II
Digital Tool-I
Structures – II
Measured Drawing I

ISA: In-semester Assessment ESA: End Semester Assessment L: Lecture T: Tutorials P: Practical

Credit Lecture Hours Studio Hours Practical Hours
1 1 1.5 2
Semester: III (2022-27)
Architectural Design III
Building Construction & Materials III
Services – I (water supply & sanitation)
Climatology
History of Architecture II
Measured Drawing -II
Structures – III
Digital Tool-II
Semester: IV (2022-27)
Architectural Design IV
Building Construction & Materials IV
Services II (Electricity & Illumination)
History of Architecture III
Theory of Architecture
Working Drawing
Structures – IV
Elective-I
  • Human Centered Design –I
  • Space, Culture & Architecture
  • Digital rendering
  • Digital 3D ( Rhino)

ISA: In-semester Assessment ESA: End Semester Assessment L: Lecture T: Tutorials P: Practical

Credit Lecture Hours Studio Hours Practical Hours
1 1 1.5 2
Semester: V (2021-26)
Architectural Design V
Building Construction & Materials V
Services III (HVAC)
History Of Architecture - V
Estimation And Costing
Landscape Design
Structures – V
Elective- II
  • Vernacular Architecture
  • Sustainable development of Living Heritage
  • Theory of Design
  • Non-Conventional Technology
  • Architectural Conservation
  • Bio-Inspired Architecture
  • Architecture and Ecology
Semester: VI (2021-26)
Architectural Design VI
Building Construction & Materials VI
Services IV (Acoustic)
Contemporary Architecture
Interior Design
Structures – VI
Digital Tool III (Revit)
Elective- III
  • Indigenous Knowledge Systems
  • Sustainable development of historic towns, villages and cities-II
  • Smart and Intelligent Buildings
  • Urban Legislation, Policies & Economics
  • Analyzing Architecture
  • Barrier Free Design

ISA: In-semester Assessment ESA: End Semester Assessment L: Lecture T: Tutorials P: Practical

Credit Lecture Hours Studio Hours Practical Hours
1 1 1.5 2
Semester: VII (2020-25)
Architectural Design VII (Campus Planning)
Building Construction & Materials VII
Research Methodology And Dissertation
Structures – VII
Professional Practice – I
Online Portfolio
Digital Tool III (Revit)
Semester: VIII (2020-25)
Professional Training

ISA: In-semester Assessment ESA: End Semester Assessment L: Lecture T: Tutorials P: Practical

Credit Lecture Hours Studio Hours Practical Hours
1 1 1.5 2
Semester: IX (2019-24)
Architectural Design VIII (Urban Insert)
Pre thesis
Professional Practice II
Construction and Project Management
Elective VI
  • Architectural Film Making
  • Architectural Lighting
  • Transit Oriented Development
  • Architectural Entrepreneurship
Semester: X (2019-24)
Architectural Design - IX (Thesis Project)
Green Building Studio
Elective –VII
  • Documentation and Technical writing
  • Architecture and human behavior
  • Adobe Illustrator

ISA: In-semester Assessment ESA: End Semester Assessment L: Lecture T: Tutorials P: Practical

Credit Lecture Hours Studio Hours Practical Hours
1 1 1.5 2
 
Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

Have artistic sensitivity and creative powers to plan, execute designs with socio cultural, environmental and technological aspects of architecture.

Will have intellectual growth along with the capacity to develop creative and responsible design solutions to unique problems.

Will acquire the individual capabilities necessary for the competent practice of architecture and lifelong learning.

Are well acquainted with a wide range of contemporary design approaches.

Understand architecture as a creative, productive, innovative and responsible practice.

Will have the ability to critically analyze building designs, built forms, built environment and conduct post occupancy evaluation studies.

Have the skill to work and manage collaboratively with teams of architects and other experts involved in the building industry.

Can understand and recognize the diversity of user needs, values, behavioral norms, social patterns as they relate to the creation of the built environment.

 
Programme Outcomes (POs)
  • Professional Communication Skills

    Ability to write and speak effectively and use representational media appropriate for both the profession & the general public

  • Design Thinking Skills

    Ability to raise clear and precise questions, use abstract ideas to interpret information, consider diverse points of view, reach well-reasoned conclusions, and test

  • Investigative Skills

    Ability to gather, assess, record, and comparatively evaluate relevant information and performance in order to support conclusions related to a specific project or assignment alternative outcomes against relevant criteria & standards

  • Conduct investigations of complex problems

    Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.

  • Architecture design skills

    Ability to effectively use basic formal, organizational & environmental principles & the capacity of each to inform two and three-dimensional design

  • Pre-Design

    Ability to prepare a comprehensive program for an architectural project that includes an assessment of client and user needs; an inventory of spaces and their requirements; an analysis of site conditions (including existing buildings); a review of the relevant building codes and standards, including relevant sustainability requirements, and an assessment of their implications for the project; and a definition of site selection and design assessment criteria.

  • Site Design

    Ability to respond to site characteristics, including urban context and developmental pattern, historical fabric, soil, topography, ecology and climate in the development of a project design.

  • Codes and Regulation

    Ability to design sites, facilities, & systems that are responsive to relevant codes & regulations including the principles of life-safety & accessibility standards

  • Ordering systems

    Ability to apply the fundamentals of both natural and formal ordering systems and the capacity of each to inform two & three-dimensional design.

  • Use of case studies

    Ability to examine and comprehend the fundamental principles present in relevant precedents and to make informed choices about the incorporation of such principles into architecture design projects

  • Socio cultural study. History and Global Culture

    Understanding of the parallel and divergent histories of architecture and the cultural norms of a variety of indigenous, vernacular, local, and regional settings in terms of their political, economic, social, ecological, and technological factors

  • Cultural Diversity and Social Equity

    Understanding of the diverse needs, values, behavioural norms, physical abilities, and social and spatial patterns that characterize different cultures and individuals and the responsibility of the architect to ensure equity of access to sites, buildings, and structures.

  • Technical Documentation

    Ability to make technically clear drawings, prepare outline specifications, and construct models illustrating and identifying the assembly of materials, systems, and components appropriate for a building design.

  • Structural system

    Ability to demonstrate the basic principles of structural systems and their ability to withstand gravitational, seismic, and lateral forces, as well as the selection and application of the appropriate structural system.

  • Environmental systems

    Ability to demonstrate the principles of environmental systems design, how design criteria can vary by geographic region, and the tools used for performance assessment. This demonstration must include active and passive heating and cooling, solar geometry, day lighting, natural ventilation, indoor air quality, solar systems, lighting systems, and acoustics

  • Building Technology

    Understanding of the basic principles involved in the appropriate selection and application of building envelope systems relative to fundamental performance, aesthetics, moisture transfer, durability, and energy and material resources.

  • Building Materials & Assemblies

    Understanding of the basic principles used in the appropriate selection of interior and exterior construction materials, finishes, products, components, and assemblies based on their inherent performance, including environmental impact and reuse

  • Building service systems

    Understanding of the basic principles and appropriate application and performance of building service systems, including lighting, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, communication, vertical transportation, security, and fire protection systems

  • Professional practice, Stakeholder Roles

    Understanding of the relationships among key stakeholders in the design process client, contractor, architect, user groups, local community and the architects role to reconcile stakeholder needs

  • Project Management

    Understanding of the methods for selecting consultants and assembling teams; identifying work plans, project schedules, and time requirements; and recommending project delivery methods

  • Business practices

    Understanding of the basic principles of a firms business practices, including financial management and business planning, marketing, organization, and entrepreneurship.

  • Legal responsibilities

    Understanding of the architects responsibility to the public and the client as determined by regulations and legal considerations involving the practice of architecture and professional service contract

  • Professional Conduct

    Understanding of the ethical issues involved in the exercise of professional judgment in architectural design and practice and understanding the role of the COA Code of Ethics in defining professional conduct.

  • Integrated Evaluations

    Integrated Evaluations and Decision-Making Design Process: Ability to demonstrate the skills associated with making integrated decisions across multiple systems and variables in the completion of a design project. This demonstration includes problem identification, setting evaluative criteria, analyzing solution.

  • Eligibility Criteria

    No candidate shall be admitted to architecture course unless she/ he has passed an examination at the end of the 10+2 scheme of examination with at least 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics and also at least 50% marks in aggregate of the 10+2 level examination or passed 10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject with at least 50% marks in aggregate.

    Aptitude Test: As per COA guidelines and notifications.

    Marks Relaxations: Minimum marks criteria for B.Arch Admissions have been relaxed please follow the link https://www.coa.gov.in/message.php?id=no&lang=1

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Program Specific Outcomes (PSO)
  • Program Specific Outcome 14:Critical thinking: Demonstrate critical thinking through a self-reflective process of conceptualization and design thinking that is open to consideration of alternative perspectives by analyzing, evaluating, and synthesizing ideas.
  • Program Specific Outcome 15:Building Design Criteria: The knowledge and ability to apply a design decision-making process through appropriate technical documentation in a manner that is client-centered, sustainable, aesthetic, cost effective, and socially responsible.
  • Program Specific Outcome 16: Building Systems Knowledge: Incorporate a wide range of technical skills and professional architectural knowledge during schematic design to demonstrate a comprehensive application of life safety, accessibility, and sustainability issues across varying scales and levels of complexity.
  • Program Specific Outcome 17: Integrated Architectural Solutions: Demonstrate the ability to synthesize a wide range of variables into an integrated design solution by employing appropriate building materials, building systems, and construction practices grounded in environmental sustainable practices across varying scales of systems and levels of complexity.

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