Department of Architecture

Course and Credit Requirements
To qualify for B.Arch. degree one has to earn 194 credits in minimum 5 years and maximum 8 years in a semester system of course layout. Recommended courses for each year and semester are shown in the course layout, but students are allowed to register for courses in each semester as per the university’s general rule. Elective courses are available in most semesters. Certain courses may have prerequisite courses.

As per universal architecture accreditation norms, out of 194 credits, 110 credit is assigned to sessional and 84 credits to theory courses i.e. 56.7%: 43.3% in favour of sessional. To meet the same standards, more than 20% of the courses are in the liberal arts category. 168 credit is assigned to core courses while 24 credit is for elective courses. The break-up of credit requirements to earn a status of certain year and go on to the next year is as follows:

Students Classification

Year Cumulative Credit at the end of each semester Students Classification

Semester -I        17 Credits

Semester -II       36 Credits 

1-36 Credits

Semester -I        56 Credits

Semester -II       74 Credits

37-74 Credits

Semester -I        93 Credits

Semester -II       114 Credits

795-114 Credits

Semester -I        136 Credits

Semester -II       158 Credits

115-158 Credits

Semester -I        180 Credits

Semester -II       194 Credits

159-194 Credits

*Internship and other requirements to be completed before being eligible for the degree

Degree Requirements

A student is eligible for the conferment of the degree of Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) upon the fulfillment of all requirements which include satisfactory completion of 194 credit hours of prescribed courses with a minimum qualifying grade, grade point average and cumulative grade point average set by the university along with recommendation from the Department of Architecture as per rule.


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