Students at Indus University's Bachelor of Architecture degree learn about architectural theory, history, and practice. We consider an institution to be a setting for knowledge acquisition and self-learning. We see design as a spatial conception of action and a self-referential discourse. Students are inspired to consider architecture concerning both space and time. For students to develop into well-rounded experts who can be assets not only to the occupation of architecture but also to the country, a research-based hands-on approach is adopted where students engage with real-life concerns of society.
Architecture is a vast and complex field, a profession, a component of culture, and an art form that impacts the built environment while simultaneously being influenced by the outside world. Architects Construct, React, Direct, and Induce. They can find inspiration in a wide range of sources, including rap, ballet, philosophy, the social sciences, the rapidly increasing digital cosmos, introspective moments alone, hand-crafted items, and regular urban and household life.
Architecture is the activity of using a human or a machine to plan and create buildings and other physical structures. The typical definition covers the design of the entire built environment, from the macro-level of how a building fits with the artificial landscapes it surrounds to the micro-level of architectural or construction elements. The role of those people or tools providing architectural services is architecture as a profession. Architecture describes the structure or behavior of a building or any other type of system that is being or has been developed as documentation, frequently based on drawings. This distinguishes engineering design from architecture, which has as its primary goal the imaginative manipulation of materials and forms utilizing scientific and mathematical concepts.
IAS focuses on providing architecture education most effectively and efficiently possible. To do this, a module-based system has been designed wherein related or studied subjects are combined to form a module. There is only one running module at once.
The most important module, design, comes last and is organized so that the knowledge gained in earlier modules converges into better, more effective, and more detailed solutions.
It includes two parts and is a five-year curriculum. We urge students to explore forms, materials, and cultural ethos during the first three years.
The second stage of the academic plan is designed to aid students in synthesizing and integrating the knowledge they have learned over their three years in school with the most recent advancements and professional attitudes.
The Admission Committee will admit 75% of the authorized enrollment for each course for Professional Courses (ACPC) based on merit. Following the outcome, the student needs to register with ACPC. 25% of the authorized enrollment for each course are Management Quota seats, with the Institute handling admission following ACPC criteria.
For the academic year 2024, candidates must meet the eligibility standards outlined in the CoA norms (Minimum Standards of Architectural Education) Regulations of 2020 to enroll in the first year of the 5-year B.Arch degree program.
No applicant shall be admitted to the architecture program until they have either passed the 10+2 Examination with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as a required subject or the 10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as a required subject.
The applicant must pass an architecture aptitude test administered by the Council of Architecture's "NATA" or NTA (i.e., JEE).
Student Intake: 40.
Admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC) is a body constituted by the Government of Gujarat to regulate the admission of candidates for admission in Architecture.
For details, please visit the official website of the Admission committee for professional courses of the Government of Gujarat www.jacpcldce.ac.in.
The official Admission process for B.Arch for the academic year 2022-23 will commence as per the guidelines given by the Council of Architecture and directives from ACPC and the Government of Gujarat Education Department.
Events and Activities/Academic Projects
At IAS, we work to foster a learning atmosphere through conferences, peer reviews, juries, etc. These procedures seek to clarify and comprehend the approaches that each participant in the process adopts.
We hold exhibitions to emphasize and display the same concept. It gives students a venue to showcase their work and comprehend that of others. Every year, we have six to seven exhibitions of student work and invite academicians and architects to display their creations alongside seminars and lectures.
Typically, skill modules and studios host student exhibitions. Students present the results of each collaborative program or comparative research using various media, such as drawings, movies, models, etc. This provides a single forum for everyone to congregate and discuss modern architectural concerns. The Club allows multidisciplinary students to collaborate across fields to pinpoint societal issues and provide engineering solutions. Students may develop their leadership, teamwork, and practical abilities through this project. The Club's goal is to help its members comprehend what an engineer does.
At Indus Architecture School, we have a team of students who are specifically assigned to work on putting these exhibitions on, and we have a particular area where they are held.
Architecture is more of a unique idea and work of art. In this field, everyone has their place. Passion fuels this line of work.
The rise in the building and design industries makes opportunities for B.Arch students incredibly high. They are required by several public and private entities.
Both the office and the job site are open to architects. They are employed by building companies as designers. Additionally, students have the option of working on their own and consulting for a living.
Governmental organizations like the Ministry of Defense, Housing and Urban Development Corporation, Public Works Department, National Building Organization, and Archaeological Department are offering opportunities to B.Arch candidates.
The demand for architects in India is very high. The Indian government is providing enormous chances for architects in the nation to meet the needs of the nation's expanding economy and population. Following your architecture study, you might consider the following job profiles.
Set Designer/Art Director
Today, employers choose candidates based on how well they fit their requirements. Students should be aware of the selection criteria that employers prioritize. Meeting the employer's needs requires effective communication, persuasion, negotiating skills, resume writing, a positive attitude, motivation, strategic planning, and interview preparation.
Professional Architects can build careers as independently practicing Architects, Architects working within Architectural firms, academics concentrated on teaching and research, or within non-governmental organizations. In India, the Architectural profession is regulated by the Council of Architecture (CoA), established by Parliament through the Architects Act, 1972.
Talk on 'Indigenous Craftsmanship and Creating Positive Social Impact' and 'Vernacular Wisdom to Practical Solution : Lessons in Architecture'
Ar. Rahul Bhushan, a Himachali Eco-Architect, delivered a talk on 'Indigenous Craftsmanship and Creating Positive Social Impact' and 'Vernacular Wisdom to Practical Solution: Lessons in Architecture' as part of the IIDEA Lecture Series 2023-24. He is the driving force behind NORTH, a creative, cultural, and social organization in Himachal that focuses on reviving Kathkuni and Dhajji Dewari, indigenous practices in the Himalayas. During a moderated session with architecture students, he discussed the climate crisis's effect on the building industry, the balance between preserving traditional practices and encouraging modern architecture, and how cultural and religious influences are reflected in traditional practices.
Students of IAS-IDEA were actively involved in arranging their Skill Module 1 Exhibits at Wardha House. They dedicated their efforts to pinning up and showcasing a diverse range of works, including live sketches, documentation from site visits, various artistic mediums, models, and fundamental design exercises. Additionally, the students collaborated on creating invitations for their upcoming exhibition, scheduled to take place from October 3, 2023 to October 9, 2023.
Workshop on Plaster of Paris (POP)
Incorporated within Skill Module, a four-day hands-on Workshop on Plaster of Paris (POP) took place from September 27-29, 2023. Visiting faculty member, Ms. Soha Trivedi guided the student of semester 1 through various aspects of POP, including Mixing, Casting, and Manual Formwork Creation in the first week. The second week focused on the Refinement of POP through Chiseling and Sanding, ensuring adherence to safety protocols.