Are you all set to pursue Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) course after 12th standard? If yes, this article will be of help to you. Here, I’ve listed some updated rules and regulations put forward by the CoA (Council of Architecture). These new regulations have changed the ‘eligibility criteria’ associated with B.Arch. education in India! Students hailing from commerce and arts streams will find this article very useful.
Previously, students from any stream (Science, Commerce or Arts), who have had Mathematics subject (in 11th and 12th standards) and a valid NATA score, were considered eligible to pursue B.Arch. course. This eligibility criterion has been around from 2008 onward. Before that, only Science stream students who have had mathematics subject were eligible to pursue B.Arch.
Thanks to CoA, new rules and regulations have been made. As per these regulations, the old rule (which was applicable before 2008) is all set to make a comeback!
New eligibility criteria
As per CoA’s new regulations, only students, who have had Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects (in 11th and 12th standards) and valid NATA (or relevant architecture entrance test) score are eligible to pursue B.Arch. course. Minimum aggregate marks required in 12th Board exam is 50% marks.
PCM subject combination means that Science stream – Mathematics group students will be the ones eligible to take up B.Arch. course. Arts and Commerce stream students won’t be able to pursue B.Arch. in future, thanks to new rules and regulations.
New rules and regulations will be applicable from the academic year 2018 onward. 2018 onward, Arts and Commerce stream students won’t be able to pursue B.Arch. course in India.
CoA’s new rules and regulations have left many students and student activist groups disappointed. Some of them have even decided to protest this decision. If things get escalated and the case gets dragged to court, changes could be made to the new rules and regulations (or no change at all!).