NEW DELHI: An
can now exit at the end of three years with a
. Also during study an architecture student has to undertake study tours of history, culture, tradition and heritage as a
of the curriculum. Universities will be allowed to have tie up for exchange programmes with local and global institutions.
These National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 compliant reforms were announced as part of the new ‘Minimum Standards of Architectural Education
(MSAR), 2020’ by the ministry of education on Tuesday.
The Council of Architecture (CoA) has issued the MSAR (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 after a gap of 37 years and these rules will be effective from the academic session 2020-2021. The amended MSAR is set to make the undergraduate architecture programme have the flexibility of multiple exit options with universities to allot an appropriate degree at the end of three years of study as well.
For admission to the BArch programme, a candidate must have secured 50% marks in
, chemistry and mathematics and an have an overall aggregate of 50% in the class XII exams. For admission, 50% weightage would be given to the aptitude test conducted by National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) or Joint Entrance Examination (JEE).
The new regulations also focus on hands on and apprenticeship learning, and the training to be conducted in the eighth and ninth semesters.
As envisaged in the NEP 2020, the BArch courses will also have a multidisciplinary approach with the undergraduate courses to offer electives for lateral growth of students outside the domain of architecture.
Launching the regulations, Ramesh Pokhriyal, Union minister for education highlighted about the unique architectural beauty of India, its monuments and temples. He said: “COA should draw inspiration from the present and past treasures of architecture and bring a paradigm shift in the field of architecture to make India a world leader again.” The minister said that these regulations shall be able to address the major concerns and challenges lying in the area of human habitat and built environment in the country.