In formulating of this agenda one of the key processes involved was a review of the conventionally existing modes of architectural education, research and practice.
Balwant Sheth School of Architecture should learn from past, envision the future, redefine, enhance, integrate the present and constantly evolve.
“Holistic perception and its translation in three dimensions…” was the virtue of the Classical Architect. Architect perceived, analyzed and synthesized the third dimension. Classical Architect communicated the concepts to the team. In fact the Architect managed the design and designed the management process. In the present scenario, such creative leadership qualities need to be rekindled in education.
Practice of Architecture constantly needs to understand the ever changing ethos, behavioral sciences, tools and techniques, and assimilate all in contemporary design expression.
NMIMS constantly attempts to apply this thought to its other branches of Education.
Balwant Sheth School of Architecture would award a Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch), under the five years degree program of NMIMS University. This degree program is recognized by the Council of Architecture.
On successful completion of five years, NMIMS University would offer B. Arch Degree recognized by the Council of Architecture.
BSSA has enhanced the basic syllabus and progressive assessment system with a clear focus on “DESIGN”. 15 Juries conducted in 35 weeks for all subject modules assessed students work and adjudged a 100% success.
The Course will consider the prescribed syllabus as the base on which the course content would be enhanced and built up. The Course would attempt encouraging students to evolve individual, creative yet pragmatic thought process. Graduating Architects would be aware Professionals, open to the Physical and Social Environment. Critical and analytical issues would eventually lead to a committed design and a built form.
The course will be predominantly based on interactive sessions, case-studies and live project participation with practicing architects, construction management groups, facility planners and managers in India and abroad. Continuous Interface with Architects, Designers, Builders, Developers and End Users would form one of the key components of the course leading to a holistic study of Design. History, Art, Technology and all allied studies would lead to Design.
The course is reviewed regularly in consultation with our Board of Studies, which comprises Leaders from Academics, Architectural Design Practice, Construction and Project Developer Industry and Policy Planners. Like all industries, this industry is continuously expanding and contracting its horizons with ever evolving strategies, tools and techniques. The Board anticipates and prepares participants to meet changing Industry requirements, understand and finally to mould the industry. It would neither be an industry driven course, nor it would force industry. It would act and evolve with the industry and practice. Sustaining a competitive edge in the changing scenario is the other key component of the course.
For B. Arch., the candidate must have passed 10+2 exam / any other equivalent exam / IB Diploma on a regular basis, in first attempt with English and Maths as compulsory subjects obtaining minimum 50% aggregate. Those awaiting their 10+2 exam result may also apply. Candidates are also required to appear and pass the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) conducted by COA, scoring minimum of 80 marks out of 200.
Under the system of centralized admissions all registration is handled by the SVKM’S NMIMS Deemed to be University ( as per UGC Norms). The detailed information is available on our website: http://architecture.nmims.edu
The students are admitted on the basis of the results of their Grade Twelve Examination and the NATA score conducted by the Council of Architecture. The dates are published in newspapers in the month of March and scheduled in April or May. Selections are based purely on merits.
NMIMS Balwant Sheth School of Architecture (BSSA) can admit 40 students to this course for the first semester as approved by the Council of Architecture. Fees will be indicated at the time of admission.
A dedicated Placement cell has commissioned with effect from April 2012 for BSSA students