The Bachelor of Architecture (B Arch) programme is a five-year course comprising of ten semesters. This programme is a blend of creativity, adaptation of new technologies and most prominently revolves around the requirement of users. The course curriculum for each semester is designed to develop and hone the skill and creativity of students. The initial semesters emphasizes on developing skills of drawings and representation. As the years pass by students get more into creative problem solving and research orientation. When a student reaches the final year, he is equipped with knowledge and skills to handle large projects. Various core and elective subjects are offered as a part of the course curriculum. Regular revision of course curriculum takes place so that the knowledge imparted to the student is up to date. Related study programme (RSP) is an integral part of the teaching-learning process where students undertake measured drawings of the building and human settlements in India and around the world. Expert lectures and workshops are frequently organised to enhance the quality of education at the Institute.
B.Arch Programme Structure
The matrix of Course structure having ten semesters is made up of following “Areas”
|The studio space is a soul space for Institute of Architecture and Planning as the learning at the institute is centered around a studio. The purpose of a studio is beyond a mere classroom as apart from the lectures and project work, a lot of hands on work – “learning by doing” takes place in a studio space. Studios are large spaces where design work can happen and students can engage beyond instructional time and faculty guidance.|
|There are a total of 9 studios for BArch programme. Each studio is around 120 sq. Mts. in size and connected to a corridor and a courtyard in the centre. The studios are designed to allow maximum natural light and ventilation in the working space. The large open space in front of each studio is an engine for productive discourse. The design reviews and class discussions take place in this space.|
|The students are given a large working space with a drafting board and a sharing working space between two students where they build their models and discuss their projects. Each student’s space is equipped with a personal tack board, light, plug points and locker facility. The studio is a very comfortable space for students to work for longer hours and indulge in one to one discussion to stimulate their creativity.|