Overview

Embark on a journey of mindful architectural exploration, guided by a meticulously crafted pedagogy that embraces the winds of change sweeping across the nation's education landscape. Our mission: to bridge the gap between architectural education and professional practice, nurturing visionary architects who shape the fabric of our nation's socio-economic growth.

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What You'll Learn

The B.Arch programme is your gateway to cultivating independent and critical thinking in architecture while mastering essential designing, technical, and software skills demanded by the industry.

  • Holistic Professional Development: Gain high-quality architecture education that covers all facets of the Construction, Real Estate, and Infrastructure projects industry, ensuring comprehensive professional development.
  • Environmental Sustainability Focus: Foster an awareness of changing development scenarios and technology to encourage environmental sustainability and responsible design practices.
  • Skills for Professional Success: Develop state-of-the-art digital skill sets, critical thinking, and analytical problem-solving abilities for successful professional employment and licensure.

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Programme at a Glance

Spread across 10 exciting semesters, the B.Arch programme empowers you to shape the world with a fusion of art, design, and architectural mastery.

Programme Highlights

Programme Duration

A comprehensive five-year journey is divided into ten semesters, providing you with suitable breaks along the way.

Diverse Learning Components

Each semester immerses you in a diverse range of learning components, including studio work, classroom sessions, tutorials, fieldwork, and hands-on experience with software applications.

Progressive Course Structure

Delve into an enriching curriculum that focuses on Professional Core (PC), Building Sciences and Applied Engineering (BS and AE) courses. These courses will introduce you to essential concepts such as design, construction materials, graphics, working drawings, model making, architectural history, and structures. The programme provides you with invaluable design and industry experience through an internship, thesis, and a range of professional & open electives.

Location

Pune Campus


Seamlessly blending with Baner’s elite, cutting-edge lifestyle, our Pune campus will leave you enchanted with its state-of-the-art learning and living facilities.


Courses

Semester 1

The first semester of the B.Arch programme kicks off with the fundamental principles of design, including elements such as form, color, and texture, enabling you to create visually captivating compositions. Explore the behavior of building elements and their structural implications, mastering analytical thinking in architectural design.

Develop your drawing skills, utilizing techniques and projections to visualize objects in three dimensions. Delve into the socio-cultural, political, and economic contexts of ancient civilizations, unraveling the link between architecture and its surroundings.

Discover the art of model making as a powerful tool for exploring and representing architectural forms and spaces. Acquire essential knowledge of applied mechanics, equipping you with a solid foundation in forces, equilibrium, and structural behavior.

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  • Design Foundation- I

    Learn and apply the fundamental concept of design and its elements, such as point, line, planes, volumes and masses, colour, texture etc.

  • Building Construction and Materials- I

    Understand the basic building elements, their function and behaviour under various conditions with specific reference to load-bearing construction. To devise analytical and logical sequences in thinking about structural aspects of architecture.

  • Architectural Graphics and Working Drawing- I

    Get introduced to architecture drawing & sketching techniques, vocabulary, scale, building components, and visualise and draw objects in 3-D using orthographic and isometric projections.

  • History of Architecture & Human Settlements- I

    Get sensitized about the linkages between architecture and the socio-cultural, political, geographical and economic context with respect to the ancient civilisations.

  • Model Making Workshop- I

    Understand the significance of Model making in Architecture in exploring and representing Massing, forms of buildings and spaces along with basic techniques and material used.

  • Structural Design and Systems- I

    Learn applied mechanics important for Architecture, like forces, equilibrium, support, beam, load, bending, and shear.

Semester 2

The second semester builds upon the concepts of Semester 1 by diving deeper into them. Learn more about the world of architecture, exploring the essential aspects of decision-making, including anthropometry, climate, form, function, structure, and materials. Delve into the intricate qualities of space, considering socio-cultural and geographical factors that shape design. Develop a solid understanding of basic building elements, with a focus on timber construction. Unleash your creativity through expressive graphical projections, visualizing complex three-dimensional objects and buildings.

Immerse yourself in the rich history of India's architectural development, gaining insights into settlements, culture, and landscapes. Hone your modeling skills, blending traditional and digital techniques to create architectural masterpieces. Gain proficiency in AutoCAD software for precise and stunning designs.

Finally, embrace the significance of climate in architectural design, enabling you to craft climate-responsive solutions that harmonize with the environment.

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  • Design Foundation- II

    Get introduced to the scope and fundamentals of architecture through aspects of decision-making such as anthropometry, climate, form, function, structure and material. To understand the quality of space and socio-cultural and geographical factors required for designing.

  • Building Construction and Materials- II

    Develop a fundamental understanding of basic building elements, their function and behaviour under various conditions with specific reference to Timber construction.

  • Architectural Graphics and Working Drawing- II

    Understand and express Composite three-Dimensional objects and buildings formed by additive and interpenetrated solids using various graphical projection systems, including sections.

  • History of Architecture & Human Settlements- I

    Learn about socio-cultural, political, technological, and architectural development in India after the 12th century to gain integrated understanding of settlements, culture, and landscape.

  • Model Making Workshop- II

    Implement the art of model making by making Architectural models with various materials during the process of design and introducing digital modeling.

  • Structural Design and Systems- II

    Understand SFD, BMD, lattice construction, the effect of forces, and compression members.

  • Computer Applications- I

    Use Auto-CAD software for creating designs, architectural presentations, and rendering.

  • Climatology

    Understand climate as a determinant of architectural design and to enable the students to evolve climate responsive design.

Semester 3

Explore the foundations of architecture, delving into soil studies, RCC principles, and innovative smaller space designs. Unleash your creativity through expressive graphical projections, bringing composite three-dimensional objects to life.

Dive into the captivating history of European architecture up until the 17th century AD, gaining insights into its evolution. Refine your craft through hands-on model making, utilizing diverse materials. Deepen your understanding of structural elements, including torsion, fixity, continuity, and loading, with a focus on wood and concrete.

Embrace the latest surveying gadgets and fieldwork tools for accurate site analysis. Expand your horizons with an open elective from a curated list of courses, further enriching your architectural journey.

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  • Architectural Design-I

    Design a dwelling for a single-family or cluster of dwellings for multiple families with an area 300 sq.m. to 500 sq.m.

  • Building Construction and Materials- III

    Get introduced to soil study and relevance to the foundation, basic principle of RCC, smaller space design, and building material related to RCC.

  • Architectural Graphics and Working Drawing- III

    Understand and express Composite three-Dimensional objects and buildings formed by additive and interpenetrated solids using various graphical projection systems, including sections.

  • History of Architecture & Human Settlements- III

    Understand the development of European architecture through the historical period till 17th century AD.

  • Model Making Workshop- III

    Implement the art of model making by making Architectural models with various materials during the process of design

  • Structural Design and Systems- III

    Understand torsion, fixity, continuity, loading, and methodologies, along with structural and design materials like wood and concrete

  • Surveying and Levelling

    Get exposed to the latest gadgets used for surveying, interpretation of drawing, conducting fieldwork, locating objects’ positions, and site analysis.

  • Open Elective- I

    An open elective to be chosen from the offered list of elective courses.

Semester 4

In this semester, you will engage in a design project that introduces the concept of site planning, creating multiple built spaces. You will learn about the principles of RCC construction, specifically focusing on cantilever slabs and staircases. The courses will emphasize your preparation of working drawings for architectural projects and help you understand their importance in on-site execution and tender documents.

Additionally, you will explore the architecture of the post-medieval Western World and gain practical experience in architectural model making using various materials.

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  • Architectural Design-II

    Create a design project that introduces the concept of site planning with multiple built spaces with an area of 1000 sq.m. to 1500 sq.m.. This project should house a variety of core and allied activities requiring built, open, and transition spaces.

  • Building Construction and Materials- IV

    Understand basic principles of RCC construction w.r.t. Cantilever slabs, Staircase.

  • Architectural Graphics and Working Drawing- IV

    Prepare working drawings of an architectural project and imbibe the significance of working drawings from the point of view of execution of the work on-site and as an important component of tender documents.

  • History of Architecture & Human Settlements- IV

    Get introduced to the developments in the architecture of the post-medieval Western World as a result of the cultural, political, and economic contexts.

  • Model Making Workshop- IV

    Implement the art of model making by making Architectural models with various materials during the process of design.

  • Structural Design and Systems- IV

    Learn about RCC super structures, and introducing steel as material and its appropriate use, and learn to design girders and stanchions.

  • Building Services-I

    Get introduced to following Plumbing Services in low, medium and high rise buildings and inculcate them the integration of services required in architectural design.

  • Open Elective- II

    An open elective to be chosen from the offered list of elective courses.

Semester 5

In this semester, you unleash your creativity in campus design, exploring the relationship between built and open spaces. Dive into the fascinating world of frame structures, mastering different types of slabs and pre-stressed RCC technology. Discover the art of design development and detailing, transforming conceptual designs into intricate working drawings.

Gain insights into structural elements and building services, while selecting a professional elective to further expand your knowledge and skills.

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  • Architectural Design-III

    Create a project based on Campus Design with emphasis on site planning & relationship of built and open spaces, circulation and movement pattern, activity pattern, architectural character, image, identity, philosophy etc.

  • Building Construction and Materials- V

    Understand the variations in a frame structure with options of different types of slab-like flat slab, ribbed and waffle slabs etc., along with pre-stressed RCC technology. To learn about theory and detailing of waterproofing, ventilation, retaining walls, partitions, suspended ceiling, furniture units, etc.

  • Architectural Graphics and Working Drawing- V

    Get introduced to Design Development and detailing and its relevance in converting ‘concept design’ to working drawing, followed by the realization of design on site. Also gain exposure to the standard methods, conventions, drawing annotations including international standards, IS codes, and their application in working drawing sets with material and components and schedules.

  • Structural Design and Systems- V

    Understand Doubly Reinforced Beams, T and L Beams and to adopt span-to-depth ratios for them, columns, frames, girders, stanchions, lateral pressure and stability of retaining wall.

  • Building Services- II

    Get introduced to Building Services (solid waste, lighting, electrification) in low, medium and high-rise buildings and inculcate in them the understanding of the integration of services in architectural design. Also learn about natural ventilation, heating, cooling, HVAC, and acoustics.

  • Professional Elective- I

    A professional elective to be chosen from the offered list of elective courses.

  • Professional Elective- II

    A professional elective to be chosen from the offered list of elective courses.

Semester 6

The sixth semester allows you to delve into system-oriented projects, exploring structural systems, circulation, and essential services. Unleash your creativity in designing with steel, incorporating earthquake-resistant structures and exploring innovative construction practices. Gain insights into estimating quantities for architectural projects and master software tools like Revit and Photoshop for stunning visualizations.

Additionally, select an open elective from a wide range of options to further enrich your learning experience.

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  • Architectural Design-IV

    System oriented project with emphasis on structural system, vertical and horizontal circulation, services like HVAC, electrical, fire-fighting systems, parking, rules and regulations etc. The project could also be evolved based on the needs of the city with socio-economic context, historical context, ecological concerns, etc.

  • Building Construction and Materials- VI

    Get introduced to the design potential of steel as a material in building construction and its inherent structural benefits, understand issues and construction of earthquake-resistant frame structures, and learn about best practices.

  • Structural Design and Systems- VI

    Learn about the effects of Lateral Pressure of Soil and Water, and the sense to frame R.C.C and Steel Buildings. Also gain an understanding of different Structural Systems for Larger Spans and Tall Buildings with an understanding of Wind Load.

  • Specification and Cost Estimation- I

    Get introduced to Estimation as an Important Subject for Architecture, to Understand Different methods of Computing Quantities for items of work in a structure.

  • Computer Applications- II

    Learn and use Revit and Photoshop software for rendering, designing, and creating 3-Ds.

  • Professional Elective- III

    A professional elective to be chosen from the offered list of elective courses.

  • Professional Elective- IV

    A professional elective to be chosen from the offered list of elective courses.

  • Open Elective- III

    An open elective to be chosen from the offered list of elective courses.

Semester 7

In the seventh semester, you dive deep into architectural design as you develop a comprehensive project. Explore diverse aspects such as sociocultural influences, economic considerations, site context, and typologies to shape your design decisions. Dive into the realm of advanced structural systems, materials, and services, honing your skills to seamlessly integrate them into architectural design. Gain a deep understanding of the architect's role, responsibilities, and ethical standards in society.

Unleash your creativity in writing specifications, rate analysis, and quantity estimation for industrial structures. Discover the power of coding and R in architecture and planning, while honing your communication and report writing skills. Expand your horizons by selecting professional electives that align with your passions and aspirations.

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  • Architectural Design-V

    Develop the entire project for housing including the process of generating a design brief, developing design iterations based on issues involved and taking design decisions based on the following aspects: Sociocultural, economic, current examples, site context, typologies, etc.

  • Advanced Building Construction and Materials- I

    Gain education in the implementation of advanced structural systems, materials and services required in buildings with complex and special requirements and enable the students to integrate the same in Architectural design.

  • Professional Practice

    Get acquainted with the role and stature of the Architect in the society and understand duties, liabilities, responsibilities and ethics as a professional.

  • Specification and Cost Estimation- II

    Get acquainted with the methodology of writing specifications with reference to service installations of different items of work, preparation of rate analysis and indent preparation along with the concepts, working out quantities of various items of work for an industrial structure.

  • Computer Applications- III

    Learn and use Coding and R in architecture and planning.

  • Technical Communication

    This course aims at inculcating academic and technical report writing skills in students along with oral-written-visual communication skills.

  • Professional Elective- V

    A professional elective to be chosen from the offered list of elective courses.

  • Professional Elective- VI

    A professional elective to be chosen from the offered list of elective courses.

Semester 8

Brace yourself for a creative exploration of designing intricate urban spaces and diverse buildings beyond housing, taking into account factors such as area, function, specific communities, and contextual considerations. Delve into the realm of advanced structural systems, materials, and services, equipping yourself with the knowledge to tackle complex and specialized building requirements.

Hone your research skills to delve into critical issues of the built environment, preparing you to write impactful technical research papers. Broaden your horizons by selecting professional electives that align with your interests and aspirations.

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  • Architectural Design-VI

    Design complex urban spaces and buildings (other than housing) in terms of area, function, specific community, typology, context etc, with emphasis on scale and/or complexity of the project.

  • Advanced Building Construction and Materials- II

    Understand advanced structural systems, materials and services required in buildings with complex and very specific requirements. You will also be able to comprehend the special requirements of high rise or multi storied and modern buildings and be able to integrate the same in design.

  • Research and Seminar

    Carry out research focused on an issue related to the built environment, to prepare students to write a technical research paper.

  • Professional Elective- VII

    A professional elective to be chosen from the offered list of elective courses.

  • Professional Elective- VIII

    A professional elective to be chosen from the offered list of elective courses.

  • Exchange Programme

Semester 9

The ninth semester allows you to undergo training under a professional to learn about management, execution, design process, and site work.

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  • Professional Training

    Undergo training under a professional to learn about management, execution, design process, and site work.

Semester 10

In the final semester, you cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit as an "Archipreneur," gaining essential skills in management, legal aspects, and exploring new opportunities. Master the popular BIM software, expanding your technical expertise. Customize your learning journey with professional electives from a diverse range of options.

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  • Architectural Design Thesis

    Create a design project using a holistic approach showcasing research, site selection method, investigation, idea development, project formulation, design concept, model making, and design demonstration using knowledge and skills gained in the earlier years.

  • Entrepreneurship Skills

    Develop a spirit of entrepreneurship amongst budding architects, and get empowered and encouraged to be an “Archipreneur”. Also get equipped with management and legal aspects along with basic skills to explore new vistas.

  • Computer Application- IV

    Learn how to use the popular BIM software in this course.

  • Professional Elective- IX

    A professional elective to be chosen from the offered list of elective courses.

  • Professional Elective- X

    A professional elective to be chosen from the offered list of elective courses.

An enriching environment

Class Profile

Join a diverse community of learners who have passed their Class XII Board exams, and are ready to transform the world with their ideas and hard work.

  • 18

    Average age

  • 7

    Average Courses Each Semester

  • 28

    Average Credits Per Semester

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Admission & degree requirements

As per CoA norms, below are the eligibility criteria for B-Arch Programme:

  • Qualify for National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA)/ JEE Paper 2
  • Passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with either Chemistry or Biology or Technical Vocational subject or Computer Science or Information Technology or Informatics Practices or Engineering Graphics or Business Studies with at least 45% marks in aggregate
    OR
  • Passed 10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as a compulsory subject with at least 45% marks in aggregate.

Your trajectory

Career opportunities

As a B.Arch graduate, you can pursue the following careers:

careers
Architect Architecture Designer Architectural Assistant Architectural Historian/Journalist
Project Assistant Manager Architecture Designer Architecture Engineer Building Contractor
Interior Designer Architecture Draftsman Technical Assistant Landscape Architect
Project Architect Interior Designer Assistant Professor Senior Project Architect
Urban Planner Design Manager Interior Architect Design Architect
Site Manager Researcher
Higher Education
M. Arch, Master of Urban Design (M. Des) Masters in Project Management M. Planning
M. Arch in Landscape Design M. Design in Interior Architecture Masters in Graphic Design,
Master of Building Engineering and Management, M. Design in Industrial Design

FAQs

  • Is a science background (PCM) in class 12th compulsory to pursue the B.Arch Programme?

    Yes! As per the regulation from Council of Architecture (COA):
    No candidate shall be admitted to the architecture programme unless she/he has passed:
    (i) An examination at the end of the 10+2 scheme of examination with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also 50% marks in aggregate of the 10+2 level examination.
    OR
    (ii) 10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as a compulsory subject, with at least 50% marks in aggregate.

  • How are the placement prospects of the B.Arch?

    We're proud of the industry connections we've developed and nurtured over the last 30 years, allowing us to invite only the best and most sought-after recruiters for our students. In fact, over 200 companies visit us each year for on-campus placements. During your final year and interim internships, you can expect excellent placement assistance.

  • What kind of financial aid can you help with?

    We’ve tied up with India’s leading banks and financial institutions for you to get education loans with utmost ease. These institutions include HDFC Credila, ICICI Bank, Saraswat Co-op Bank, Bank of Baroda, Credenc, Union Bank of India, Avanse, and many others.

  • Is an internship a part of this programme?

    Yes, the programme offers a 4-month mandatory in the 5th year.

  • What are some related offerings and certifications that I can consider apart from B.Arch?

    NICMAR offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes under different domains such as civil engineering, management, real estate, sustainability and more. The programmes include B.Tech (Civil), Integrated-MBA,, Masters in Planning, and MBA in Advanced Project Management, Advanced Construction Management, Real-Estate And Urban Infrastructure Management, Family Business Management, Environmental Sustainability, Quality Surveying and Contracts Management, and general MBA.

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