Bachelor of Urban Design
This five-year bachelor program gives students a professional training that equips them to work as designers in the public realm, and to analyze the urban environment, its systems, and its multiple scales. Students will be taught to use design skills, analytical tools and knowledge of legal frameworks that are required to design public infrastructure, facilities and amenities, and policies and regulations that shape the built environment. To do this, they will learn to assess the interactions of political frameworks, social and cultural relationships, and economic dynamics with the physical landscapes and systems that form the city.
As a new approach to design education, this course is tailored specifically for the urban realm, and brings together the study of the city and design in ways that encourage innovative, cross-disciplinary thinking and solutions to the problems we face in urban India.
University is located on an approximately nine acre campus, near Gujarat University. It houses important institutions such as the Vikram A. Sarabhai Community Science Centre, the Amdavad Ni Gufa, the Hutheesing Visual Arts Centre and the Kanoria Centre for Arts. Limited Accommodation on first cum basis is available at the CEPT Boys /Girls Hostel. All the hostels are located at about 5-10 minutes walking distance from the university campus.
Candidate must have passed the qualifying examination [Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination, (Standard XII, 10+2 patterns) or its equivalent Examination] from any stream with minimum 50% marks, 45% for SC/ST/SEBC category in aggregate from Gujarat Board, or other state boards,CBSE/CISCE/NIOS/ISB/IB.
Candidate must 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 will be eligible to apply for the program.
Total Intake : 40 Seats
The seats are proposed to be filled-in as per the following:
50% seats (20 seats with applicable reservation) shall be filled in by the candidates who have passed XII Standard Higher Secondary Certificate Examination or its equivalent Examination] from any stream from the schools located in Gujarat State (all Boards) or Diploma 10+3 pattern of any stream on the basis of merit considering the total aggregate score of all subjects in the
Qualifying examinations with 20% weightage combined with the score of Urban Design Aptitude Test with 80% weightage.
50% seats (20 seats on merit) shall be filled in by the candidates who have passed XII Standard Higher Secondary Certificate Examination or its equivalent Examination from any stream from the schools located outside Gujarat State (all Boards) or International Students or Diploma 10+3 pattern of any stream on the basis of merit considering the total aggregate score of all subjects in the Qualifying examinations with 20% weightage combined with the score of Urban Design Aptitude Test with 80% weightage. **
** In case all the 20 seats of Outstate do not get filled up the balance seats will be transferred to Gujarat State on Merit basis.
Admissions Test to Bachelor of Urban Design would access the skills and aptitude of the candidate in the following areas.
Section I: Visual Perception and Representation
This section of the exam tests students’ skills and abilities in:
- Visualization and creativity
- Spatial reasoning
- Three-dimensional perception and two-dimensional translation through a series of drawing exercises as well as multiple-choice questions.
Section II: Logical and Analytical Reasoning
This section of the exam tests students’ abilities to:
- Draw logical conclusions based on a statement or an argument
- Analyze given facts and rules to assess a specific situation through a series of multiple-choice questions.
Section III: Basic Math and Physics Principles
This section of the exam tests students’ knowledge of:
- Executing basic geometric constructions
- Extrapolating information through the use of mathematical and physical science concepts
- Basic concepts of physics used in everyday life through a series of multiple-choice questions.
Section IV: Communicative English and Verbal Reasoning
This section of the exam tests students’ ability to:
- Read comprehensively and summarize
- Think critically about a topic
- Articulate ideas clearly and effectively to sustain a coherent discussion through a multiple choice questions and written responses.
Section V: Socio-Cultural Issues Awareness
This section of the exam tests students’ knowledge about:
- Indian history, politics, art, culture, geography, and economy
- Environment and related recent issues
- Sensitivity towards the everyday experience of the city through a series of multiple-choice questions.
As per the decision of the University the entire application process will be conducted online.
Evaluation process of applications received:
The evaluation of applications will be done in four stages as mentioned below:
Scrutiny for Eligibility
All applications received will be scrutinized based on information provided/uploaded in the application forms. This scrutiny is to check whether the applicant meets the eligibility criteria set for the program. Only those applicants who meet the eligibility criteria and pass the scrutiny will be considered for Stage 2 or else the application will not be entertained further.
Written Admission Test
The applicants who pass the scrutiny in Stage 1 can appear for the Written Admission Test, which will be conducted at CEPT University, Ahmedabad. The paper for the Written Admission Test will include five sections and the weightages for each section is mentioned below:
||Visual perception and representation
||Logical and analytical reasoning
||Knowledge of basic math and physical science principles
||Communicative English and Verbal reasoning
||Sociocultural issues awareness
|Sr. No / Components / Weightage
|1. Visual perception and representation
|2. Logical and analytical reasoning|
|3. Knowledge of basic math and physical|
|4. Communicative English|
and Verbal reasoning
|5. Sociocultural issues awareness|
The evaluation of written examination will be done by the faculty members based on decided criteria for evaluation of the examination paper.
Shortlisting for Personal Interview
After appearing the Written Admission Test, all the applicants do not automatically qualify to reach the Personal Interview. Those applicants who qualify at the Written Admission Test based upon the University decided cut-off marks will be shortlisted and called for a Personal Interview. The cut-off point will be common for all the three streams of Science, Humanities/Arts and Commerce. The cut-off point is arrived at by maintaining a ratio of available seats to number of applicants (to be interviewed) at 1:3. Please note that at this stage, no cut-off is applied to the reserved category applicants who fulfil the eligibility criteria, they would be called for the PI process.
The personal interview for the shortlisted applicants will be evaluated by a panel of faculty members using the following criteria: communication skills, awareness and sensitivity and knowledge about the subject.
Preparation of Merit list
A consolidated merit list of the applicants who have appeared for the Personal Interview will be prepared on the basis of aggregate score of HSC and performance in the written admission test and personal interview at CEPT University, Ahmedabad.
The total weightage for the evaluation criteria generally follows this break up;
|Shortlisting based on academic performance
||Written Admission Test
|Process / Criteria Sr.No /
Evaluation Criteria / Weightage
|Shortlisting based on
|1. HSC Percentage
|2. Written Admission Test
|3. Personal Interview
The consolidated merit list of the applicants will be displayed on the CEPT website. CEPT University will bring out the first offer list for admission, following the order of merit. Based on the acceptance status of the applicants and the available seats, the admission committee at its discretion may decide to bring out further waitlists by following the order of the consolidated merit list.
CEPT Scholarship/ Financial Aid
CEPT has a comprehensive scheme for scholarship. It is the endeavor of the University that no student be denied opportunity to pursue their studies for want of adequate financial resources. However no financial aid or scholarship would be automatic and will be subject to norms and criteria laid down by the University. Pending sanction of financial aid / award of scholarship students are required to make payment of fees and charges on the due dates.