MANAV RACHNA INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF RESEARCH AND STUDIES

(Formerly MANAV RACHNA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY )

Deemed to be University under section 3 of the UGC Act,1956

Course Details

Duration: 5 Years
Intake: 40 (General-34 NRI-06)
FEES (Per annum) for Indian Nationals in Rupees: ₹ 2,15,500
FEES (Per annum) in US $ For PIO/NRI Students: US $ 5500
Criteria for Preparation of Merit list: Marks in qualifying Examination i.e. Equivalent & Aptitude Test (NATA of CoA)OR JEE of CBSE in the ratio of 50:50. Note: All admissions to architecture degree course shall be subject to the passing of National Aptitude Test in Architecture(NATA) conducted by the Council of Architecture (CoA) OR JEE of CBSE.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

10+2 or equivalent from a recognized Board/University with Mathematics as subject of examination and also obtained at least 50% aggregate marks in 10+2 level examination
OR
Candidates with 10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognized by Central/State governments with mathematics as a compulsory subject
OR
International Baccalaureate Diploma after 10 years of schooling, with not less than 50% marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as a compulsory subject

Notes

All admissions to architecture degree course shall be subject to passing of National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) conducted by the Council of Architecture or JEE of CBSE.

The course shall be of 5 academic years, inclusive of six months of practical training after the first stage (3 years) in a professional’s office.

The 5 years Bachelor’s degree in Architecture course is conducted in two stages.

First Stage: The first stage shall be of three years (six semesters) of institutional academic studies. Maximum permissible period for the successful completion of first stage shall be five years from the date of admission.

Second Stage: The second stage shall be of two academic years (four semesters) including six months of practical training

The maximum permissible period for completing the Bachelor’s Degree program in Architecture for which the prescribed program duration is 5(=n) years, shall be n+5=10 years.

Each year comprises of two semesters of 18 working weeks each.

Salient Features of the course:

The program of B.arch is approved by the council of Architecture. The course shall be 5 academic years, (each year comprising two semesters of 18 working weeks each) inclusive of one year of practical training after the first stage in a professional’s office. The 5 years bachelor’s Degree Course is conducted in two stages.
First Stage: – The first stage shall be of three years (six semesters) of institutional academic studies. Maximum permissible period for the successful completion of first stage shall be five years from the date of admission.
Second Stage: – The second stage shall be of two academic years (four semesters) including one year of practical training.
The maximum permissible period for completing the Bachelor’s Degree program in Architecture for which the prescribed program duration of 5 years shall be 10 years.

National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA)

As per the Minimum Standards prescribed by Council of Architecture (CoA) under the Architects Act, 1972, admission of candidates to first year of 5-year B.Arch degree course shall be subject to their passing an aptitude test in architecture. It is advisable to admit students in the 1st year of year B.Arch degree course on the basis of marks obtained in the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) administered by CoA

The Aptitude Test in Architecture shall consist of 2 papers:

  • Test-I-Aesthetic Sensitivity-100 marks-duration of test-One hour.
  • Test-II-Drawing-100 marks-duration of test-Two Hours.

Test-I

Aesthetic Sensitivity is to evaluate candidate’s perception, imagination and observation; creativity and communication; and Architectural awareness.

The test shall comprise of:

(i) Visualizing three dimensional objects from two dimensional drawings
(ii) Visualizing different sides of three dimensional object
(iii) Identifying commonly used materials and objects based on their textural qualities
(iv) Analytical Reasoning
(v) Mental Ability
(vi) Imaginative comprehension and expression
(vii) Architectural awareness

Test-II

The Drawing aptitude of the candidate shall be judged on the following aspects:

(i) Ability to sketch a given object proportionately and rendering the same in visually appealing manner.
(ii) Visualizing and drawing the effects of light on the object and shadows cast on the surroundings.
(iii) Sense of perspective drawing
(iv) Combining and composing given three dimensional elements to form a building or structural form
(v) Creating interesting two dimensional composition using given shapes or forms
(vi) Creating visual harmony using colours in given composition
(vii) Understanding of scale and sense of proportion
(viii) Drawing from memory through pencil sketch on themes from day to day experiences

Course Structure

  • First Year– Architectural Design, Art & Graphics, Architectural Drawing, Building Construction, Model Workshop, Surveying & Leveling, History of Architecture, Theory of Structures, Climatology, Sociology & Psychology, Projects.
  • Second Year-Architectural Design, Art & Graphics, CAD & Software Lab, Building Construction, History of Architecture, Art & Architecture Appreciation, Theory of Structures, Water Supply & Waste Disposal, Energy Systems, Projects.
  • Third Year-Architectural Design, Building Construction, History of Architecture, Settlements Design, Theory of Structures, Quantities, Specification, Estimation & Contracts, Lighting & Acoustics, Mechanical (Ventilation, Communication, Security & Safety), Projects.
  • Fourth Year– Architectural Design, Building Construction, Town Planning, Structural Systems, Projects, Seminar / Dissertation, Practical Training.
  • Fifth Year– Practical Training continued, Disaster Management, Projects, Seminar / Dissertation, Professional Practice, Construction Management, Architectural Thesis.

Placement Opportunities

Professional architects can build careers as independently practicing architects, as architects working within architectural firms, as academics focused on teaching and research, or within non-governmental organizations. In India, the architectural profession is regulated by the Council of Architecture (CoA), which was established by Parliament through the Architects Act, 1972.