experts of the Council of Architecture n continuation of pertinent educational reforms being made by the Ministry of Education, it launched the “Minimum Standards of Architectural Education Regulations, 2020”. The regulations which have been prepared by the , shall be able to address the major concerns and challenges lying in the area of human habitat and built environment in the country and propel India to a new high in the areas of innovation and skills development.
Regulations for Minimum Standards of Architectural Education
The regulations have been in the making for a long time and have finally seen the light of the day after a long wait since the previous regulations which were made in 1983. Since then, the education scenario has undergone a vast change all over the world. Therefore, it was high time that the regulations dealing with architectural education in the country need to be amended in light of the recent development in the field. The ancient cities, monuments, temples, buildings, etc are all testament of rich Indian cultural heritage and awe-inspiring architecture. Architecture of modern India has the potential to compete with the very best in the world.
- Choice based credit system introduced.
- Practical hands on training in 8th-9th semester.
- Exit option at the end of 3 years, university can allot an appropriate degree.
- Study tours of History, Culture, Tradition and Heritage compulsory.
- Exchange program with national and international universities allowed.
- Apprenticeship based learning, practice oriented and industry led learning encouraged.
- New courses introduced: Multidisciplinary approach and lateral growth.
- Employability and skill enhancement courses added.
- Application oriented teaching encouraged.
- Senior experienced architects involvement facilitated.
- Private practice and research for faculty encouraged.