Curriculum & credit distribution diagram, Faculty of Architecture, CEPT 1976

Courses in structures are organized around laboratory studies and model making. Extensive use of visual material is made in teaching. In addition, site visits are organized to become familiar with constructional aspect of structures. Building technology courses are taught mainly on site and in laboratory. Only organizational problems keep us largely confines to the four walls of the classroom. The advantage is taken of this by way of slides, making detailed reports of site visits, bringing in specialists in construction, acoustics, air-conditioning, lifts etc to the classroom. In senior year’s structure and technology courses are taught in a problem oriented manner.

The design course begins with a study of man and his world for establishing a frame of reference for design in terms of scale and dimensions. The course gradually enlarges in scope and complexity with study of basic shelter up to development of city sector as inter-related study. Emphasis is placed on systematic analytical approach to design leading to problem solving and decision making process.

The curriculum consists of a CORE programme with a minimum training required for an Architectural student during his stay at school. A student has about 20% of his time in the school available for pursuing other areas of his interest. This allows him to develop his background for specializing in areas of his interest. A wide range of ELECTIVE courses are made available in workshops, Arts, crafts, structures, technology, professional practice, humanities and design. Arrangements are also made for students to take up a special study of interest at National Institute of design and similar other institutions.