Structure of B. Arch. Programme
The broad objective of the programme is to impart theoretical and practical knowledge to students to prepare them for a professional career in the field of architecture. The course at a broad level aspires to widen the horizon of students with exposure of related scenarios in the field of architecture to determine the directions of their further development. The theoretical knowledge gained by students in class rooms and research mode is integrated in applied mode in Studio exercises.
The programme is designed by following guidelines of the Council of Architecture for its B. Arch. degree. This forms the criteria for registration of students with COA as architect on completion of B. Arch. course of the school.
The courses are divided into four main modes for imparting theoretical, practical and interest based education to students.
Core Courses represent the central learning of architectural education. Architecture is synthetic learning of various fields relating to humanities and scientific fields. Practical knowledge of the subjects is applied to projects which are resolved by students with faculty and these form the core of studios. Architectural Design, Building construction Arts and Drawing and communication along with other studio subjects are principally conducted in this way. Supplementary formal knowledge about technical aspects of building as well as abstract aspects of architectural thought draw upon other related disciplines of humanities are learned in a theoretical mode.
Electives shall be offered by the institute to supplement additional coursework or to advance knowledge in architecture and allied fields beyond core subjects. The Elective courses also reflect diverse technical and cultural developments of current relevance. These provide valuable specialized expertise or knowledge with the faculty of the institution or in the city. The courses will be seminar or practical/studio courses.
Evaluation and Examination
The evaluation of students in a course shall have two components:
(i) Continuous evaluation by the teacher(s) of the course.
(ii) Evaluation through a Semester term end examination.
The guidelines for distribution of weightage for various components of evaluation shall be as below:
a. Theory Courses
(i) Continuous evaluation by teacher(s) - 25%
(ii) Semester term end examination - 75%
b. Practical / Studio Courses
(i) Continuous evaluation by teacher(s) - 50%
(ii) Semester term end examination - 50%
Conduct of Teacher’s Continuous Evaluation:
1 Theory Courses: The teacher’s continuous evaluations shall be based on the following:
One class tests –test shall be of 20 marks
Assignment/ Group Discussion/Viva Voce/ Additional Test/Quizzes etc. Shall be of 5 marks
2 Practical / Studio Course
The teacher’s continuous evaluation shall be based on performance in the course work through assignments of various nature including studies, exercises, presentations and reports etc. in the suitably spaced intervals.
Criteria for Passing Courses Marks
A student obtaining a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate in each Course including the Semester term end examination and Teacher’s Continuous Evaluation shall be essential for passing the subject and earning its assigned credits. A candidate, who secures less than 50% of marks in a Course, shall be deemed to have failed in that Course. Appearing in each component of examination (Teacher’s Continuous Evaluation as well as Semester term end examination) is mandatory to pass in a paper / course. Non appearance or being absent in any component shall mean that the student is fail in paper / course.
A student obtaining less than 50% of maximum marks (including Semester term end examination and Teacher’s Continuous Evaluation) assigned to a Course and failing in the Course shall be allowed to reappear in the next examination held, subject to maximum permissible period of (n+2) Academic year.
The re-appearing students who secured less than 50% marks in the Teacher’s Continuous Evaluation have the option to improve upon the class tests/assignments performances, in such cases the improved internal marks, if received from the School/Institution concerned, at least 5 days before the commencement of Re- Examination, shall be considered, otherwise the previous internal marks already obtained by the student shall be taken into account without any modification.
Students who are eligible to reappear in a semester examination shall have to apply to the Controller of Examinations through the School/ Institution concerned to be allowed to reappear in an examination and pay the fees prescribed by the University.
Promotion Policy to the Next Academic Year
Upon declaration of the results of the semesters of an academic year, a student failing in any course or courses aggregating more than 5 course credits shall not be eligible for promotion to the subsequent academic year.
A student who has failed in courses aggregating equal to or more than 6 credits shall be eligible to repeat the failed courses in the subsequent academic year. Such a student shall not be required to repeat any course that student has already completed successfully.
For the Studio / Practical examination of the courses, every student in each course shall be evaluated by 2 external examiners. The payment for each examiner shall be made as per the approved rates of the University.
Examinations for all theory courses shall be held at the end of semester. The question paper will be for maximum of 75 marks. The duration of examination shall be three hours for theory examination.
Ordinance 11 shall be applicable to the conduct of teaching and examination of this programme of study
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