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Bachelor of Architecture

Architects play significant roles in the design and production of built environments. Those who focus on design are commissioned by clients to lead the work of the many experts who are required to put buildings and places together. When playing this leadership role architects ensure that the end product is architecturally meaningful, while meeting prosaic functional requirements. Many architects refrain from playing this expansive leadership role and prefer instead to focus on some aspect of the built environment. Others refrain from design altogether and focus instead on the study and critique of built environments in a bid to enrich architectural discourse. Yet others choose to proactively work with disadvantaged communities to improve living conditions.

Professional architects can build careers as independently practicing architects, as architects working within architectural firms, as academics focused on teaching and research, or within non-governmental organizations. In India, the architectural profession is regulated by the Council of Architecture (CoA), which was established by Parliament through the Architects Act, 1972.

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.

The program is centered on ‘studios’ where students are expected to resolve life-like design problems on their own. Studios operate as learning communities where teachers take on the role of coaches supporting students in their learning quests. In studios students develop capacities and come up with technically and architecturally meaningful designs to communicate their ideas. Many group exercises are structured to develop leadership capacities.
Courses, seminars, and workshops, which run parallel to studios, expose students to technology, history, architectural theory and various other dimensions of architecture. Four times, during breaks between semesters, students are required to sign up for study tours or courses organized as part of the Summer and Winter School programs.

To enable students to pursue individual interests only three quarters of the total academic workload is mandated. Students choose courses from the many available electives to complete the rest. Teachers are drawn from practicing professionals who bring practical experience to the classroom and academics who complement teaching with more theoretical and critical approaches.

This fifty year old program is internationally recognized. Its alumni are amongst the most successful architects of India, work at the foremost architectural practices across the world, teach and do research at the most reputable global universities and are amongst the most notable social entrepreneurs of the country. Many long lasting exchange programs link this program to other architectural programs in Europe, USA and Australia providing unparalleled opportunities to enrolled students.

Eligibility
Minimum Qualifications & Eligibility Criteria

Candidate will passing the qualifying examination [Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination, (Standard XII, 10+2 patterns ) or its equivalent 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 (calculated based on all the subjects including languages, optionals, practicals, etc.) 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 for 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.

Admission to B.Arch. course will be handled directly by ACPC (online process).

For more details on admission please visit : www.jacpcldce.ac.in

Seats & Reservations
Sanctioned Intake: 40

Important Dates

  • Online Admission process conducted by ACPC *
  • NATA Registration: Please refer NATA Website:www.nata.in
  • Merit List & Admission-1st Year: As declared by ACPC*
  • Orientation: 08.07.14 (Tue)
  • Semester Registration: 08.07.14 (Tue) to 11.07.14 (Fri)
  • Declaration of Registration Status: 15.07.14 (Tue)
  • Semester Begins: 21.07.14 (Mon)

How to Apply
The CEPT Admissions 2014 is a completely online process. To apply, please visit http://admissions.cept.ac.in

Frequenty Asked Questions:

Q1. How do I apply for courses at CEPT University?
A: To apply for any course follow the steps below:

  • Go to the CEPT website
  • Click on the ‘Admissions 2014’ button (on the header menu) at the top of the page. This will open a page with all the programs offered at CEPT University.
  • Click on the program you wish to apply. This will open the tab with ‘About’ ‘FAQ’ & ‘How to Apply’. Click on the ‘How to Apply’ button and you will be redirected to page containing eligibility criteria, program details and the link to the admissions portal.

Q2: Can I apply for the courses offline?
A: No, you cannot apply for the courses offline.

Q3: How do I register on the admissions portal?
A: To register, create an account on the admission portal by clicking on the button “register here” on the admission portal.

Q4: How do I submit my mark sheets and other documents?
A: Please scan the mark sheets and upload them on the admission portal.

Q5: Can I apply for multiple programs of CEPT University?
A: Yes, you can apply for multiple programs at CEPT University; however, you need to pay separate application fees for each program.

Q6: How do I apply for multiple programs?
A: Once you register on the portal, on the top header menu, you will see the “Apply for other courses” button, click on the button and choose another course you wish to apply for.

Q7: How do I see what courses I am applying for?
A: On the admission portal, on the top header menu, you’ll see the “My Applications” button, click on the button to see the courses you have applied for. It will also help you go to the course and complete the details of the form for a particular course.

Q8: Once, I have submitted my application form what is the next procedure?
A: Once you have submitted and paid the form fees, you will get a receipt of payment. After that the university administration will check your form for completion and accuracy of data. If found satisfactory, you will receive an admit card on your registered email within three working days of your application.

Q9: How do I know if my application is accepted or rejected?
A: After your application has been received, our administration would check your form for completion and accuracy of data. If your form is found satisfactory, you’ll receive a admit card on your registered email within three working days of your application. If your form is rejected you will be intimated via email after three working days of your application

Q10: If my form is rejected after submission, can I fill the form again for the course?
A: Yes, you can fill a fresh application, if your form is rejected.

Q11: Is it compulsory to put my name in the admission form as on my mark sheet?
A: Yes, it is compulsory to put your name exactly as on the mark sheet as this would be used as an official record at CEPT University.

Q12: My nationality is not Indian, can I apply?
A: Please look at the eligibility criteria for individual programs before applying.

Q13: I belong to a category other than given in the options in the form, do I get reservation?
A: No, only categories listed in the form are eligible for reservation.

Q14: I do not have a caste certificate or latest (2013-14) non creamy layer certificate, but I belong to a reserve category, will I be considered as a candidate from reservation category?
A: You either have to upload a latest certificate of caste or you would not be eligible for reservation.

Q15: I am applying for the Masters/ Doctoral program, but I do not have my latest mark sheet, can I apply?
A: Yes, you can apply for the course. However, it is compulsory to upload all your mark sheets of the degree diploma available with you as a single PDF.

Q16: I am applying for a Masters/ Doctoral program; do I have to upload all the mark sheets of my degree/diploma or just the final year?
A: It is compulsory to upload all your mark sheets for the degree diploma available with you as a single PDF.

Q17: I am applying for an Undergraduate program, but I do not have the 10+2 mark sheet, can I apply?
A: It is compulsory for all boards except ICSC to upload their 10+2 mark sheet for admissions. If you are still awaiting the results, do not rush and fill the admission form. Wait for the results and upload your mark sheet.
For ICSC board students you need to submit your projected score.

Q18: In what file format should I upload the mark sheets?
A: You can upload files in either .jpeg format or .pdf format only.

Q19: I am applying for a Doctoral program, what is the process followed by the University for taking reference?
A: Once you submit and pay your form, your referees would be contacted through e-mail. Your form is complete only on completion of your online referral form.

1. Please describe all UG Programs offered at CEPT U, in terms of no. of seats available and Gov. Recognition?

CEPT University is authorized under UGC norms There are Four Faculties under which UG Programs are offered:
(Each of 5 years duration)

FacultyProgramRecognitionIn Take
Faculty of Architecture
(FA)
Bachelor’s in 
Architecture
(CoA & AICTE)(40 Seats)
Faculty of Technology
(FT)
Bachelor’s in 
Construction 
Technology
(AICTE)(60 Seats)
Faculty of Design
(FD)
Bachelor’s in
Interior Design  
(AICTE)(30 Seats)
Faculty of Planning
(FP)  
Bachelor’s in 
Planning
(University 
Approved)
(40 Seats)
  • Visit website for details on the programs/curriculum/ career options etc.
  • You can also email at info@rathoredesign.com for specific details about a particular program.
Note I:

Supernumerary seats shall be filled in accordance with the directions of AICTE, or the Ministry of Human Resources Development, GoI for (Jammu & Kashmir Migrants, Tuition Fee Waiver Schemes (TFW)).

Note II:There is no Management / NRI/ Donation quota available.
Note III:As per Supreme Court’s notification, 1% seats are reserved for
physically disabled students. To apply under this quota, mention the type of disability in the Application form and attach documents.

2. Please guide me how to obtain/submit the Application Form for various Programs at CEPT, and maximum how many program I can apply for?

  • Application Forms for FP, FT, & FD can be obtained from
    the Student Services Office between 10am – 4pm, Mon – Fri; 
    or one can print the Application Forms and brochures 
    from the CEPT website click here
  • Candidates may apply for more than one UG Programby
    filling separate Application forms for each..
  • Submission of Application Forms for FP, FT, & FD 
    can be done either at the Student Services Office at CEPT 
    University or by post/courier along with the demand draft of Rs. 500/-
    as application form charges.
  • Application forms received after the last date will not be considered. 
    Keep a safe margin for transit.
  • For FA – Bachelor’s in Architecture – Application forms & 
    Admission guidelines will be as declared by the Admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC) – Please visit http://www.jacpcldce.ac.in

3. What is the Admission Procedure for Bachelor’s in Architecture?

  • To apply for B.Arch the first requirement is to clear NATA test.
  • The website uploads Application Form, Important Dates
    to be followed, List of Documents to be attached, Seat Distribution, Guidelines for Admission Procedure, Cut off marks etc.
  • Merit list and process for counseling rounds will be provided
    through ACPC website.
  • Final list will be declared by ACPC upon closure of admissions in the respective colleges
  • A candidate will have to register in his/her respective university/college as per merit list.

4. What is NATA?

National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) www.nata.in is conducted by the Council of Architecture. The National Aptitude Test is required for admissions to 1st year of 5 year B.Arch. degree course at all institutes/ schools/colleges of Architecture in India (including Govt., Govt.- aided, Private Unaided, University/Depts., Deemed Universities, etc.), for Bachelor’s degree in Architecture.

NATA measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. The test measures drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability that have been acquired over a period of time and that are related to architecture.

5. What should I do after clearing NATA?

After you get passing scores in NATA exam (80/200), follow the ACPC website: www.jacpcldce.ac.in for details of admission procedure and to obtain application form for B.Arch.

6. When will application forms be available for Undergraduate Programs? What is submission date?

Dates subject to change; check with Student Services Office before visiting CEPT for forms.

ProgramApplication 
Form Dt.

Last date 
of Submission

Bachelor’s in 
Architecture
– As declared
by ACPC
www.jacpcldce.ac.in
Bachelor’s in 
Construction 
Technology
JuneJune
Bachelor’s in 
Interior Design
JuneJune
Bachelor’s in
Planning
AprilJune

7. What is the Minimum Qualification required to apply for each UG Program at CEPT?

UG Eligibility Criteria – All Listed Criteria are as per AICTE norms

Faculty of Architecture (FA) – Bachelor’s in Architecture
Minimum Qualification:

Candidate shall have passed the qualifying examination with Mathematics or Statistics or Business Mathematics as one of the subjects securing a minimum aggregate score of 50% for all subjects for general category and 45% for SEBC/SC/ST candidates.
Or
10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognized by Central / State Governments with aggregate score of 50% for all subjects for general category and 45% for SEBC/SC/ST candidates.

Faculty of Technology (FT) – Bachelor’s in Construction Technology
Minimum Qualification:Minimum Qualification:Candidate shall have passed the qualifying examination with physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects and Chemistry /Biotechnology / Biology/ Computer as optional subject (all at higher/advance level) securing a minimum aggregate score of 50% for all subjects for general category and 45% for SEBC/SC/ST candidates.
Faculty of Design (FD) – Bachelor’s in Interior Design
Minimum Qualification:

Minimum Qualification:Candidate shall have passed the qualifying examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects and Chemistry /Biotechnology / Biology/ Computer as optional subject (all at higher/advance level) securing a minimum aggregate score of 50% for all subjects for general category and 45% for SEBC/SC/ST candidates.

Faculty of Planning (FP) – Bachelor’s in Planning
Minimum Qualification:

Minimum Qualification: Candidate shall have passed the qualifying examination with Mathematics or Statistics or Business Mathematics and English as compulsory subjects securing a minimum aggregate score of 50% for all subjects for general category and 45% for SEBC/SC/ST candidates.
Or
10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognized by Central / State Governments with aggregate score of 50% for all subjects for general category and 45% for SEBC/SC/ST candidates.

Note:

  • For all above listed criteria, if applicant has failed any subject, it disqualifies the candidature.
  • Candidates awaiting HSC result and candidates who have applied for verification/rechecking of marks may also apply. (Please refer to Que. # 16).
  • Candidates will be selected on the basis of aggregate score of HSC and performance at the admission tests at CEPT University, Ahmedabad. (HSC + NATA in case of B.Arch).

8. Please describe the Admission Procedure in FP, FT, & FD at CEPT University?

  • To apply for Faculty of Planning (FP), 
    Faculty of Technology (FT),& Faculty of Design (FD) at CEPT University, prospective students have to fill up CEPT application form/s in the relevant Faculty. Application forms are available on CEPT website and
    at CEPT University.
  • Please be present at the time of Entrance Tests of each Faculty.
  • Candidates who have appeared for UG – Faculty of Design (FD) entrance test – stage I will be provided  with the result the next day and called for 
    the personal interview.
  • Final Merit List will be declared on July (for FT, FD, FP)
  • Admission and payment of fees on July.
  • Orientation on July.
  • Registration on July.
  • Semester Begins on July.
  • Closure of Admissions on August.

9. What are the documents to be submitted along with the application forms?

Faculty of Architecture – Bachelor’s in Architecture Program

1. All candidates are requested to attach documents as listed on ACPC website (http://www.jacpcldce.ac.in)
the following list is just for reference.
2. Application Form
3. Application Form Fees
4. HSC or equivalent mark sheet (Attested True Copy only)
5. Rechecking slip (in case of mark sheet/s given for a recheck), (Attested True Copy only)
6. School leaving Cert./transfer certificate (Attested True Copy only)
7. NATA score
8. Reserved Categories to produce relevant certificates (in case of SEBC Creamy Layer Certificate for the current year + Caste Certificate).(Attested True Copy only)

For:
Faculty of Technology – Bachelor’s in Construction Technology
Faculty of Design – Bachelor’s in Interior Design
Faculty of Planning – Bachelor’s in Planning

1. Application Form
2. Application Form Fees
3. Mark sheet for qualifying exam/s (10+2 level), (Attested True Copy only)
4. Rechecking slip (in case of mark sheet/s given for a recheck) (Attested True Copy only)
5. School Leaving Certificate/transfer certificate (Attested True Copy only)
6. First Attempt Certificate (Attested True Copy)
7. A certificate from the principal of the high school stating that he/she has appeared at the XII standard examination (science stream), in case of candidates not submitting (3) above.
8. Reserved Categories to produce relevant certificates (in case of SEBC Creamy Layer Certificate for the
current year + Caste Certificate). (Attested True Copy only)
9. Ex-Servicemen of other States Settled in Gujarat and who produce Domicile Certificate of stay for 10 years or
more are not eligible for supernumerary seat available for wards of Ex-servicemen of Gujarat Origin.
10. Physically disabled candidates must submit Certificate of Physical Disability issued and duly signed by the Civil Surgeon/ competent Medical Authority.
11. The candidates claiming under J & K Migrant Quota will have to produce evidence in support of their claims.
12. Candidates of parents whose annual income is less than 4.5 lakh from all sources shall only be eligible for seats under Tuition Fee Waiver Scheme. Candidates claiming under this scheme will have to produce Income Certificate in the prescribed format as uploaded on CEPT website.

10. I have not received my 12th mark sheet yet. Am I still eligible to apply?

a. You can still apply..In place of 12th mark sheet, produce a certificate from the Principal of your high school that you have appeared in the XII Standard examination.
b. Online score sheet uploaded by relevant board can be submitted as a self-attested copy.
c. For rechecked mark sheets you have to also submit the receipt (slip) of rechecking..
d. You are still eligible to appear for NATA and other entrance exams.

Note:

  • The candidate must submit the final (10+2) result/mark sheet 3 days before the Merit List date at CEPT University in all above cases. If you fail to submit the result or if you have not satisfied the minimum requirements, the admission will not be granted. The aggregate will be calculated based on all the subjects including languages, optional and practical, etc. Failure in any subject disqualifies the candidature.
  • For B.Arch program, please follow the ACPC guidelines.

11. If I get my class 12 paper re-checked, will it affect my chances of admission?

No; however after receiving the final marks, you have to be eligible to apply and you must submit your final 12th Std. mark sheet before the Merit List is announced.

12. What is the Schedule and Assessment Criteria for all UG Programs Entrance Tests at CEPT U?

Faculty of Architecture (FA)– Bachelor’s in Architecture
Entrance Exam Date:
NATA Registration date: 
NATA Test Dates:
-May – June 
-May – June
*Overall Weightage:-12th Result – 50% & 
NATA Test – 50%

Components of the 
Entrance Test:

-As per www.nata.in

Faculty of Technology (FT)– Bachelor’s in Construction Technology
Entrance Exam Date:-June
*Overall Weightage:-12th Result – 40%Entrance Test – 60%

Components of the 
Entrance Test:

(1) Construction Awareness-20% (2) Analytical Ability -20% (3) English Communication-10% (4) Drawing-10%

Faculty of Design (FD)– Bachelor’s in Interior Design
Entrance Exam Date:-June
*Overall Weightage:-12th Result – 30%, Entrance Test – 60%, Personal Interview – 10%
Components of the 
Entrance Test:
(1) Paper I – Reasoning abilities and a quotient of Imagination – 100 marks (2) Paper II – Imagination with Color Perception – 75 marks (3) Paper III – Creativity and Sketching -125 marks
Faculty of Planning (FP)– Bachelor’s in Planning
Entrance Exam Date:-June
*Overall Weightage:-12th Result – 40%
Entrance Test – 60%
Components of the
Entrance Test:
(1) Visual Perception and Representation (30%),(2) Logical Reasoning and 
Analytical Skills (30%),(3)Verbal Reasoning (20%)

Note: *listed stipulated guidelines are for reference only and subjected to change by respective Faculty.

13. Can I change my Program after registration is done?

After taking admission in one Program, a student can change his/her Program before the Closure Date (9th August’13) of the admissions, provided (s)he fulfills all the following conditions:

1. (S)he must have applied beforehand for the other Program with Application form and documents.
2. If there is a vacant seat available in the other Program.
3. If his/her name falls in the merit order of the other Program.

Note:

If a student wants to shift to B.Arch from other Programs,(s)he has to follow through the procedure defined by ACPC,as all the vacant seats in B.Arch will be filled by ACPC only.

However, a student of architecture can choose to go to another program provided (s)he fulfill the above listed requirements.

14. What are the financial facilities available for students?

1. For New students, 1st year fees is mandatory. For the following year/s, fees can be paid through installment only in case of unavoidable circumstances with Dean’s permission letter.
2. Study Loan/ Scholarship options have been described under the relevant Faculties.
3. CEPT University purchases Insurance Policy for students (except PhD students) every year:

· Personal Accident Policy of Rs. 1, 00,000/- for each student.
· Mediclaim Policy of Rs. 50,000/- for each student.
· Rs. 5000/- as Accident Medical Reimbursement.

15. Do you accept transfer students?

I want to transfer to CEPT University after one year.

Transfer students can apply if and when a vacancy is announced on the University website at the beginning of a new academic year.

This Higher Level admission is acceptable in the following Faculties:

1.Faculty of Architecture (Bachelor’s in Architecture) – 3rd & 5th Semester
a. Eligibility Criteria – B. Arch students from other Universities.

2. Faculty of Technology (Bachelor’s in Construction Technology) – 3rd & 5th Semester.
a. Eligibility Criteria –
For 3rd semester
i. 10 + 3 year Diploma in Civil Eng. + 2 yrs. Field Experience.
ii.12 + 3 year Diploma in Civil Eng.
iii.12 + 2 semester B.E. Civil or equivalent
For 5th Semester
i.12 + 3 year Diploma in Civil Eng. + 1 yr. field experience
ii.12 + 4 semesters of B.E. Civil or equivalent

All other Details about procedure to be followed will be listed on the University website at the beginning of June of each year.

16. I have a gap year. Will it affect my chances?

If you can provide valid explanation and proof/s for the gap year/s and if you are meeting the eligibility criteria for the respective program then you might have a chance to get through the admission process.

17. What is the process to cancel the admission?
Will I get a total refund and original documents?

You need to fill up and submit the ‘Admission Cancellation’ form at CEPT Admin. Office to receive the original documents and the fees refund,
please follow the listed guidelines:
a.You need to fill up cancellation form before registration date (July) to avoid deduction of fees.
b.Admission cancellation the time of Registration (July) Rs. 1000/- deducted from fees.
c.For cancellations the admission after the registration is done and before the admission closure date (August).
Rs. 2000/- will be deducted from your fees.
d.If you fail to cancel even after the closure date only the deposit refund.

18. Where can I find information on short-term courses?

CEPT offers 2 – 4 weeks’ short term courses to students (after high school) in Summer (May) and Winter (Nov-Dec) in various fields. Regular information of the courses will be posted on the CEPT University website along with qualifications, registration and other details.

19. Can I visit the University? Do you do guided tours?

Student Services Office conducts an open house twice a year. Please visit here for details and appointment.

20. UG Programs Coordinator Contact details:

Faculty of Architecture
(FA)
– Bachelor’s in 
Architecture
Email: b.arch@cept.ac.in
Faculty of Technology 
(FT)
– Bachelor’s in 
Construction Technology
Email: sbst@cept.ac.in
Faculty of Design 
(FD)
– Bachelor’s in
Interior Design

Email: sid@cept.ac.in

Faculty of Planning 
(FP)
– Bachelor’s in 
Planning
Email: bplan.admission@cept.ac.in

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Bachelor of Architecture

Architects play significant roles in the design and production of built environments. Those who focus on design are commissioned by clients to lead the work of the many experts who are required to put buildings and places together. When playing this leadership role architects ensure that the end product is architecturally meaningful, while meeting prosaic functional requirements. Many architects refrain from playing this expansive leadership role and prefer instead to focus on some aspect of the built environment. Others refrain from design altogether and focus instead on the study and critique of built environments in a bid to enrich architectural discourse. Yet others choose to proactively work with disadvantaged communities to improve living conditions.

Professional architects can build careers as independently practicing architects, as architects working within architectural firms, as academics focused on teaching and research, or within non-governmental organizations. In India, the architectural profession is regulated by the Council of Architecture (CoA), which was established by Parliament through the Architects Act, 1972.

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.

The program is centered on ‘studios’ where students are expected to resolve life-like design problems on their own. Studios operate as learning communities where teachers take on the role of coaches supporting students in their learning quests. In studios students develop capacities and come up with technically and architecturally meaningful designs to communicate their ideas. Many group exercises are structured to develop leadership capacities.
Courses, seminars, and workshops, which run parallel to studios, expose students to technology, history, architectural theory and various other dimensions of architecture. Four times, during breaks between semesters, students are required to sign up for study tours or courses organized as part of the Summer and Winter School programs.

To enable students to pursue individual interests only three quarters of the total academic workload is mandated. Students choose courses from the many available electives to complete the rest. Teachers are drawn from practicing professionals who bring practical experience to the classroom and academics who complement teaching with more theoretical and critical approaches.

This fifty year old program is internationally recognized. Its alumni are amongst the most successful architects of India, work at the foremost architectural practices across the world, teach and do research at the most reputable global universities and are amongst the most notable social entrepreneurs of the country. Many long lasting exchange programs link this program to other architectural programs in Europe, USA and Australia providing unparalleled opportunities to enrolled students.

Eligibility
Minimum Qualifications & Eligibility Criteria

Candidate will passing the qualifying examination [Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination, (Standard XII, 10+2 patterns ) or its equivalent 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 (calculated based on all the subjects including languages, optionals, practicals, etc.) 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 for 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.

Admission to B.Arch. course will be handled directly by ACPC (online process).

For more details on admission please visit : www.jacpcldce.ac.in

Seats & Reservations
Sanctioned Intake: 40

Important Dates

  • Online Admission process conducted by ACPC *
  • NATA Registration: Please refer NATA Website:www.nata.in
  • Merit List & Admission-1st Year: As declared by ACPC*
  • Orientation: 08.07.14 (Tue)
  • Semester Registration: 08.07.14 (Tue) to 11.07.14 (Fri)
  • Declaration of Registration Status: 15.07.14 (Tue)
  • Semester Begins: 21.07.14 (Mon)

How to Apply
The CEPT Admissions 2014 is a completely online process. To apply, please visit http://admissions.cept.ac.in

Frequenty Asked Questions:

Q1. How do I apply for courses at CEPT University?
A: To apply for any course follow the steps below:

  • Go to the CEPT website
  • Click on the ‘Admissions 2014’ button (on the header menu) at the top of the page. This will open a page with all the programs offered at CEPT University.
  • Click on the program you wish to apply. This will open the tab with ‘About’ ‘FAQ’ & ‘How to Apply’. Click on the ‘How to Apply’ button and you will be redirected to page containing eligibility criteria, program details and the link to the admissions portal.

Q2: Can I apply for the courses offline?
A: No, you cannot apply for the courses offline.

Q3: How do I register on the admissions portal?
A: To register, create an account on the admission portal by clicking on the button “register here” on the admission portal.

Q4: How do I submit my mark sheets and other documents?
A: Please scan the mark sheets and upload them on the admission portal.

Q5: Can I apply for multiple programs of CEPT University?
A: Yes, you can apply for multiple programs at CEPT University; however, you need to pay separate application fees for each program.

Q6: How do I apply for multiple programs?
A: Once you register on the portal, on the top header menu, you will see the “Apply for other courses” button, click on the button and choose another course you wish to apply for.

Q7: How do I see what courses I am applying for?
A: On the admission portal, on the top header menu, you’ll see the “My Applications” button, click on the button to see the courses you have applied for. It will also help you go to the course and complete the details of the form for a particular course.

Q8: Once, I have submitted my application form what is the next procedure?
A: Once you have submitted and paid the form fees, you will get a receipt of payment. After that the university administration will check your form for completion and accuracy of data. If found satisfactory, you will receive an admit card on your registered email within three working days of your application.

Q9: How do I know if my application is accepted or rejected?
A: After your application has been received, our administration would check your form for completion and accuracy of data. If your form is found satisfactory, you’ll receive a admit card on your registered email within three working days of your application. If your form is rejected you will be intimated via email after three working days of your application

Q10: If my form is rejected after submission, can I fill the form again for the course?
A: Yes, you can fill a fresh application, if your form is rejected.

Q11: Is it compulsory to put my name in the admission form as on my mark sheet?
A: Yes, it is compulsory to put your name exactly as on the mark sheet as this would be used as an official record at CEPT University.

Q12: My nationality is not Indian, can I apply?
A: Please look at the eligibility criteria for individual programs before applying.

Q13: I belong to a category other than given in the options in the form, do I get reservation?
A: No, only categories listed in the form are eligible for reservation.

Q14: I do not have a caste certificate or latest (2013-14) non creamy layer certificate, but I belong to a reserve category, will I be considered as a candidate from reservation category?
A: You either have to upload a latest certificate of caste or you would not be eligible for reservation.

Q15: I am applying for the Masters/ Doctoral program, but I do not have my latest mark sheet, can I apply?
A: Yes, you can apply for the course. However, it is compulsory to upload all your mark sheets of the degree diploma available with you as a single PDF.

Q16: I am applying for a Masters/ Doctoral program; do I have to upload all the mark sheets of my degree/diploma or just the final year?
A: It is compulsory to upload all your mark sheets for the degree diploma available with you as a single PDF.

Q17: I am applying for an Undergraduate program, but I do not have the 10+2 mark sheet, can I apply?
A: It is compulsory for all boards except ICSC to upload their 10+2 mark sheet for admissions. If you are still awaiting the results, do not rush and fill the admission form. Wait for the results and upload your mark sheet.
For ICSC board students you need to submit your projected score.

Q18: In what file format should I upload the mark sheets?
A: You can upload files in either .jpeg format or .pdf format only.

Q19: I am applying for a Doctoral program, what is the process followed by the University for taking reference?
A: Once you submit and pay your form, your referees would be contacted through e-mail. Your form is complete only on completion of your online referral form.

1. Please describe all UG Programs offered at CEPT U, in terms of no. of seats available and Gov. Recognition?

CEPT University is authorized under UGC norms There are Four Faculties under which UG Programs are offered:
(Each of 5 years duration)

Faculty / Program / Recognition / In Take
Faculty : Faculty of Architecture
(FA)

Program : Bachelor’s in 
Architecture

Recognition : (CoA & AICTE)

In Take : (40 Seats)

Faculty : Faculty of Technology
(FT)

Program : Bachelor’s in 
Construction 
Technology

Recognition : (AICTE)

In Take : (60 Seats)

Faculty : Faculty of Design
(FD)

Program : Bachelor’s in
Interior Design  

Recognition : (AICTE)

In Take : (30 Seats)

Faculty : Faculty of Planning
(FP)  

Program : Bachelor’s in 
Planning

Recognition : (University 
Approved)

In Take : (40 Seats)

  • Visit website for details on the programs/curriculum/ career options etc.
  • You can also email at info@rathoredesign.com for specific details about a particular program.
Note I:

Supernumerary seats shall be filled in accordance with the directions of AICTE, or the Ministry of Human Resources Development, GoI for (Jammu & Kashmir Migrants, Tuition Fee Waiver Schemes (TFW)).

Note II:

There is no Management / NRI/ Donation quota available.

Note III:

As per Supreme Court’s notification, 1% seats are reserved for
physically disabled students. To apply under this quota, mention the type of disability in the Application form and attach documents.

2. Please guide me how to obtain/submit the Application Form for various Programs at CEPT, and maximum how many program I can apply for?

  • Application Forms for FP, FT, & FD can be obtained from
    the Student Services Office between 10am – 4pm, Mon – Fri; 
    or one can print the Application Forms and brochures 
    from the CEPT website click here
  • Candidates may apply for more than one UG Programby
    filling separate Application forms for each..
  • Submission of Application Forms for FP, FT, & FD 
    can be done either at the Student Services Office at CEPT 
    University or by post/courier along with the demand draft of Rs. 500/-
    as application form charges.
  • Application forms received after the last date will not be considered. 
    Keep a safe margin for transit.
  • For FA – Bachelor’s in Architecture – Application forms & 
    Admission guidelines will be as declared by the Admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC) – Please visit http://www.jacpcldce.ac.in

3. What is the Admission Procedure for Bachelor’s in Architecture?

  • To apply for B.Arch the first requirement is to clear NATA test.
  • The website uploads Application Form, Important Dates
    to be followed, List of Documents to be attached, Seat Distribution, Guidelines for Admission Procedure, Cut off marks etc.
  • Merit list and process for counseling rounds will be provided
    through ACPC website.
  • Final list will be declared by ACPC upon closure of admissions in the respective colleges
  • A candidate will have to register in his/her respective university/college as per merit list.

4. What is NATA?

National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) www.nata.in is conducted by the Council of Architecture. The National Aptitude Test is required for admissions to 1st year of 5 year B.Arch. degree course at all institutes/ schools/colleges of Architecture in India (including Govt., Govt.- aided, Private Unaided, University/Depts., Deemed Universities, etc.), for Bachelor’s degree in Architecture.

NATA measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. The test measures drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability that have been acquired over a period of time and that are related to architecture.

5. What should I do after clearing NATA?

After you get passing scores in NATA exam (80/200), follow the ACPC website: www.jacpcldce.ac.in for details of admission procedure and to obtain application form for B.Arch.

6. When will application forms be available for Undergraduate Programs? What is submission date?

Dates subject to change; check with Student Services Office before visiting CEPT for forms.

Program / Application Form Dt. / Last date 
of Submission

Program : Bachelor’s in Architecture

Application Form Dt. : – As declared by ACPC

Last date of Submission : www.jacpcldce.ac.in

Program : Bachelor’s in Construction Technology

Application Form Dt. : June

Last date of Submission : June

Program : Bachelor’s in Interior Design

Application Form Dt. : June

Last date of Submission : June

Program : Bachelor’s in Planning

Application Form Dt. : April

Last date of Submission : June

7. What is the Minimum Qualification required to apply for each UG Program at CEPT?

UG Eligibility Criteria – All Listed Criteria are as per AICTE norms

Faculty of Architecture (FA) – Bachelor’s in Architecture
Minimum Qualification:

Candidate shall have passed the qualifying examination with Mathematics or Statistics or Business Mathematics as one of the subjects securing a minimum aggregate score of 50% for all subjects for general category and 45% for SEBC/SC/ST candidates.
Or
10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognized by Central / State Governments with aggregate score of 50% for all subjects for general category and 45% for SEBC/SC/ST candidates.

Faculty of Technology (FT) – Bachelor’s in Construction Technology
Minimum Qualification:

Minimum Qualification:Candidate shall have passed the qualifying examination with physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects and Chemistry /Biotechnology / Biology/ Computer as optional subject (all at higher/advance level) securing a minimum aggregate score of 50% for all subjects for general category and 45% for SEBC/SC/ST candidates.

Faculty of Design (FD) – Bachelor’s in Interior Design
Minimum Qualification:

Minimum Qualification:Candidate shall have passed the qualifying examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects and Chemistry /Biotechnology / Biology/ Computer as optional subject (all at higher/advance level) securing a minimum aggregate score of 50% for all subjects for general category and 45% for SEBC/SC/ST candidates.

Faculty of Planning (FP) – Bachelor’s in Planning
Minimum Qualification:

Minimum Qualification: Candidate shall have passed the qualifying examination with Mathematics or Statistics or Business Mathematics and English as compulsory subjects securing a minimum aggregate score of 50% for all subjects for general category and 45% for SEBC/SC/ST candidates.
Or
10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognized by Central / State Governments with aggregate score of 50% for all subjects for general category and 45% for SEBC/SC/ST candidates.

Note:

  • For all above listed criteria, if applicant has failed any subject, it disqualifies the candidature.
  • Candidates awaiting HSC result and candidates who have applied for verification/rechecking of marks may also apply. (Please refer to Que. # 16).
  • Candidates will be selected on the basis of aggregate score of HSC and performance at the admission tests at CEPT University, Ahmedabad. (HSC + NATA in case of B.Arch).

8. Please describe the Admission Procedure in FP, FT, & FD at CEPT University?

  • To apply for Faculty of Planning (FP), 
    Faculty of Technology (FT),& Faculty of Design (FD) at CEPT University, prospective students have to fill up CEPT application form/s in the relevant Faculty. Application forms are available on CEPT website and
    at CEPT University.
  • Please be present at the time of Entrance Tests of each Faculty.
  • Candidates who have appeared for UG – Faculty of Design (FD) entrance test – stage I will be provided  with the result the next day and called for 
    the personal interview.
  • Final Merit List will be declared on July (for FT, FD, FP)
  • Admission and payment of fees on July.
  • Orientation on July.
  • Registration on July.
  • Semester Begins on July.
  • Closure of Admissions on August.

9. What are the documents to be submitted along with the application forms?

Faculty of Architecture – Bachelor’s in Architecture Program

1. All candidates are requested to attach documents as listed on ACPC website (http://www.jacpcldce.ac.in)
the following list is just for reference.
2. Application Form
3. Application Form Fees
4. HSC or equivalent mark sheet (Attested True Copy only)
5. Rechecking slip (in case of mark sheet/s given for a recheck), (Attested True Copy only)
6. School leaving Cert./transfer certificate (Attested True Copy only)
7. NATA score
8. Reserved Categories to produce relevant certificates (in case of SEBC Creamy Layer Certificate for the current year + Caste Certificate).(Attested True Copy only)

For:
Faculty of Technology – Bachelor’s in Construction Technology
Faculty of Design – Bachelor’s in Interior Design
Faculty of Planning – Bachelor’s in Planning

1. Application Form
2. Application Form Fees
3. Mark sheet for qualifying exam/s (10+2 level), (Attested True Copy only)
4. Rechecking slip (in case of mark sheet/s given for a recheck) (Attested True Copy only)
5. School Leaving Certificate/transfer certificate (Attested True Copy only)
6. First Attempt Certificate (Attested True Copy)
7. A certificate from the principal of the high school stating that he/she has appeared at the XII standard examination (science stream), in case of candidates not submitting (3) above.
8. Reserved Categories to produce relevant certificates (in case of SEBC Creamy Layer Certificate for the
current year + Caste Certificate). (Attested True Copy only)
9. Ex-Servicemen of other States Settled in Gujarat and who produce Domicile Certificate of stay for 10 years or
more are not eligible for supernumerary seat available for wards of Ex-servicemen of Gujarat Origin.
10. Physically disabled candidates must submit Certificate of Physical Disability issued and duly signed by the Civil Surgeon/ competent Medical Authority.
11. The candidates claiming under J & K Migrant Quota will have to produce evidence in support of their claims.
12. Candidates of parents whose annual income is less than 4.5 lakh from all sources shall only be eligible for seats under Tuition Fee Waiver Scheme. Candidates claiming under this scheme will have to produce Income Certificate in the prescribed format as uploaded on CEPT website.

10. I have not received my 12th mark sheet yet. Am I still eligible to apply?

a. You can still apply..In place of 12th mark sheet, produce a certificate from the Principal of your high school that you have appeared in the XII Standard examination.
b. Online score sheet uploaded by relevant board can be submitted as a self-attested copy.
c. For rechecked mark sheets you have to also submit the receipt (slip) of rechecking..
d. You are still eligible to appear for NATA and other entrance exams.

Note:

  • The candidate must submit the final (10+2) result/mark sheet 3 days before the Merit List date at CEPT University in all above cases. If you fail to submit the result or if you have not satisfied the minimum requirements, the admission will not be granted. The aggregate will be calculated based on all the subjects including languages, optional and practical, etc. Failure in any subject disqualifies the candidature.
  • For B.Arch program, please follow the ACPC guidelines.

11. If I get my class 12 paper re-checked, will it affect my chances of admission?

No; however after receiving the final marks, you have to be eligible to apply and you must submit your final 12th Std. mark sheet before the Merit List is announced.

12. What is the Schedule and Assessment Criteria for all UG Programs Entrance Tests at CEPT U?

Faculty of Architecture (FA)

– Bachelor’s in Architecture

Entrance Exam Date:
NATA Registration Date:
NATA Test Dates:

-May – June
-May – June

*Overall Weightage:

-12th Result – 50% & 
NATA Test – 50%

Components of the 
Entrance Test:

-As per www.nata.in

Faculty of Technology (FT)

– Bachelor’s in Construction Technology

Entrance Exam Date:

-June

*Overall Weightage:

-12th Result – 40%Entrance Test – 60%

Components of the Entrance Test:

(1) Construction Awareness-20% (2) Analytical Ability -20% (3) English Communication-10% (4) Drawing-10%

Faculty of Design (FD)

– Bachelor’s in Interior Design

Entrance Exam Date:

-June

*Overall Weightage:

-12th Result – 30%, Entrance Test – 60%, Personal Interview – 10%

Components of the Entrance Test:

(1) Paper I – Reasoning abilities and a quotient of Imagination – 100 marks (2) Paper II – Imagination with Color Perception – 75 marks (3) Paper III – Creativity and Sketching -125 marks

Faculty of Planning (FP)

– Bachelor’s in Planning

Entrance Exam Date:

-June

*Overall Weightage:

-12th Result – 40%
Entrance Test – 60%

Components of the Entrance Test:

(1) Visual Perception and Representation (30%),(2) Logical Reasoning and 
Analytical Skills (30%),(3)Verbal Reasoning (20%)

Note: *listed stipulated guidelines are for reference only and subjected to change by respective Faculty.

13. Can I change my Program after registration is done?

After taking admission in one Program, a student can change his/her Program before the Closure Date (9th August’13) of the admissions, provided (s)he fulfills all the following conditions:

1. (S)he must have applied beforehand for the other Program with Application form and documents.
2. If there is a vacant seat available in the other Program.
3. If his/her name falls in the merit order of the other Program.

Note:

If a student wants to shift to B.Arch from other Programs,(s)he has to follow through the procedure defined by ACPC,as all the vacant seats in B.Arch will be filled by ACPC only.

However, a student of architecture can choose to go to another program provided (s)he fulfill the above listed requirements.

14. What are the financial facilities available for students?

1. For New students, 1st year fees is mandatory. For the following year/s, fees can be paid through installment only in case of unavoidable circumstances with Dean’s permission letter.
2. Study Loan/ Scholarship options have been described under the relevant Faculties.
3. CEPT University purchases Insurance Policy for students (except PhD students) every year:

· Personal Accident Policy of Rs. 1, 00,000/- for each student.
· Mediclaim Policy of Rs. 50,000/- for each student.
· Rs. 5000/- as Accident Medical Reimbursement.

15. Do you accept transfer students?

I want to transfer to CEPT University after one year.

Transfer students can apply if and when a vacancy is announced on the University website at the beginning of a new academic year.

This Higher Level admission is acceptable in the following Faculties:

1.Faculty of Architecture (Bachelor’s in Architecture) – 3rd & 5th Semester
a. Eligibility Criteria – B. Arch students from other Universities.

2. Faculty of Technology (Bachelor’s in Construction Technology) – 3rd & 5th Semester.
a. Eligibility Criteria –
For 3rd semester
i. 10 + 3 year Diploma in Civil Eng. + 2 yrs. Field Experience.
ii.12 + 3 year Diploma in Civil Eng.
iii.12 + 2 semester B.E. Civil or equivalent
For 5th Semester
i.12 + 3 year Diploma in Civil Eng. + 1 yr. field experience
ii.12 + 4 semesters of B.E. Civil or equivalent

All other Details about procedure to be followed will be listed on the University website at the beginning of June of each year.

16. I have a gap year. Will it affect my chances?

If you can provide valid explanation and proof/s for the gap year/s and if you are meeting the eligibility criteria for the respective program then you might have a chance to get through the admission process.

17. What is the process to cancel the admission?
Will I get a total refund and original documents?

You need to fill up and submit the ‘Admission Cancellation’ form at CEPT Admin. Office to receive the original documents and the fees refund,
please follow the listed guidelines:
a.You need to fill up cancellation form before registration date (July) to avoid deduction of fees.
b.Admission cancellation the time of Registration (July) Rs. 1000/- deducted from fees.
c.For cancellations the admission after the registration is done and before the admission closure date (August).
Rs. 2000/- will be deducted from your fees.
d.If you fail to cancel even after the closure date only the deposit refund.

18. Where can I find information on short-term courses?

CEPT offers 2 – 4 weeks’ short term courses to students (after high school) in Summer (May) and Winter (Nov-Dec) in various fields. Regular information of the courses will be posted on the CEPT University website along with qualifications, registration and other details.

19. Can I visit the University? Do you do guided tours?

Student Services Office conducts an open house twice a year. Please visit here for details and appointment.

20. UG Programs Coordinator Contact details:

Faculty of Architecture
(FA)

– Bachelor’s in 
Architecture

Email: b.arch@cept.ac.in

Faculty of Technology 
(FT)

– Bachelor’s in 
Construction Technology

Email: sbst@cept.ac.in

Faculty of Design 
(FD)

– Bachelor’s in
Interior Design

Email: sid@cept.ac.in

Faculty of Planning 
(FP)

– Bachelor’s in Planning

Email: bplan.admission@cept.ac.in

 Architecture Information 2013

Architecture Admission

To get admission into all Architecture College in Gujarat, there is a common admission process by ACPC (The Admission Committee for Professional Courses, Gujarat). Below are the important details for admission process.

  • Admission Procedure
  • Schedule (Key dates) of admission
  • e-Booklet
  • MQ/NRI Admission Guidelines
  • Advertisement for Candidates of Gujarat State
  • SEAT MATRIX DISTRIBUTION OF YEAR 2013
  • Advertisement and Application Form-2013 for Outstate Candidate Only
  • ARCHITECTURE INSTITUTE LIST
  • Important Notice for Admission to B.Arch. – 2013
  • Admission Rules for B. Arch
  • Cut off Marks for the Year 2012
  • For more details please visit ACPC Website http://www.jacpcldce.ac.in/Archi.asp

     Architecture Information 2012

     Architecture Information 2011