this is doing rounds on various internet message boards and forums; the
student networks has taken notice, at least.


Architecture students, please note!

March 15, 2004 16:30 IST


Council of Architecture


The Council of Architecture is a statutory body constituted by the ministry
of human resources development, Government of India, under the Architects
Act, 1972.


The Council has the mandate to regulate the standards of architectural
education and profession of an architect under the various provisions of the
Architects Act, 1972 (a special central Act) and the respective rules,
regulations and norms framed therefore. To practice as an architect with the
government or to teach, it is mandatory to register with the Council.


The Council has issued a public notice to students and architecture courses:



Minimum eligibility for admission to 1st year B. Arch: No candidate shall be
admitted to the architecture course unless s/he has passed an examination at
the end of the new 10+2 scheme of Senior School Certificate Examination, or
equivalent, with Mathematics and English as subjects of examination at the
10+2 level with minimum 50 per cent marks in aggregate, and subject to an
Aptitude Test.


No lateral admission: There is no provision for lateral admission to the 2nd
year or at any other stage of the 5-year course in Architecture.



Inspection of existing Colleges/Institutions: The Council oversees the
maintenance of minimum standards of architectural education by way of
inspections. The authorities concerned and schools are hereby informed not
to admit students to the in academic session 2004-2005 in excess of the
given intake for academic session 2003-2004 unless advised to do so by the
Council of Architecture, upon conducting inspections in the current session.


Introduction of new courses/Increase in intake: Any institution desirous of
introducing a 5-year degree course in Architecture or increase its existing
intake or introducing an additional course is advised to get the feasibility
of its proposal evaluated by the Council.


Relevant orders of the Madras high court: The Madras high court has
restrained the All India Council for Technical Education from acting in any
manner in interfering with the administration of the existing and
establishment of the new institutions by imparting, education in
architecture as they are governed by the Architects Act, 1972 and its
regulations pending disposal of the writ petition no 36520 and other similar
writ petitions.


The high court has also restrained CBSE from conducting entrance
examinations for the course of Bachelor of Architecture by prescribing
entry-level qualification other than what has been prescribed by the Council
of Architecture pending the disposal of the case.


For details, please visit or write to:

Council of Architecture

India Habitat Centre, Core-6A, 1st Floor

Lodhi Road

New Delhi 110 003

Phone: (011) 24604806, 24654172

Fax: (011) 24647746

E-mail: [email protected]