About CEPT University (Center for Environmental Planning and Technology)
The University comprises five faculties. One of them is Faculty of Architecture established as the ‘School of Architecture’ in 1962.
CEPT and the various schools that it comprised were established by the Ahmedabad Education Society with the support of the Government of Gujarat and the Government of India. The Government of Gujarat incorporated CEPT as a university in 2005. The University Grants Commission recognized CEPT University under section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956 in 2007. The Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) of the Government of India recognizes the University as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO).
About 5 Years B. Arch Program at CEPT
This five-year long program leads up to the award of the B. Arch. degree. It equips students with the competencies necessary for being effective professional architects and exposes them to the aesthetic, technical, social, political and ethical dimensions of the built environment. Though the B. Arch degree is sufficient for professional registration with the CoA, many architects pursue postgraduate and doctoral studies. When doing this, one can continue focusing on architecture, concentrate on fields such as architectural conservation or urban design or shift to allied professions such as urban planning or construction management.
The first year of this program is considered to be the ‘foundation year’. Here the focus is on developing basic architectural design skills. The following two years focus on advanced skill development. It is possible to exit the program at this stage with a B.A. in Architecture. The fourth and fifth years allow students to focus on areas and practice domains of their choice. During the fourth year, students intern for one semester with approved architectural offices anywhere in the world. During the tenth semester, students undertake individual capstone projects.
Candidate should have passed the qualifying examination Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination with Mathematics or Statistics or Business Mathematics as one of the subjects with minimum 50% marks ( 45% for SC / ST / SEBC category ) in aggregate from Gujarat Board, or other state boards, CBSE / CISCE / NIOS / ISB / IB. Or a candidate will have passed the Diploma (10+3 pattern ) of any stream with 50% aggregate marks from Technical Examination Board of Gujarat or other state or from a university established under section 3 of UGC Act 1956 and have scored at least 40% marks in National Aptitude Test in Architecture ( NATA ) will be eligible for admission and will be included in the merit list prepared for admission. Merit list will be prepared considering sum of 50 percentage weightage of the aggregate marks of all subjects of the qualifying examination and the 50% weightage of the valid NATA Score.
Admissions to B.Arch. course will be handled directly by ACPC (online process) .