School of Architecture VIT Bhopal is committed to play a leading role in architectural practice, by being regionally sensitive and globally aware, through a critical discourse of architectural theory, Animated and Computer technologies associated with Designing, Developing, Practical, Professional, Intensive Fieldwork, Knowledge sharing Critique, and Debates. School of Architecture formulates the success in constant learning, practicing, e-learning, lab testing, field testing, and exchange programs leading to continuous excellence in students’ confidence and knowledge. Demystifying the Gap within Theory and Profession is the key indicator of the whole Curriculum designed so that students pass through all steps of development; think, learn, design, share, practice, present and achieve.
School of Architecture VIT Bhopal has started its journey to lead and guide the forthcoming generation for their Architectural exposure and mark a presence in the Modern Architectural field with a deep foundation of Vernacular basis.
With the Unique ability to combine architectural education with well advanced computer graphics, animations, Automations and 3 D graphics with printing and much more use of the latest technologies for Energy simulations, Environmental applications and Climate responsive designing features , VIT School of Architecture is unique to start the highly combated course of Architecture with modern applications and all sort of computer aided designing.
Human civilization has evolved and is in its continuation through integration with the ambient environment that depends on preservation of nature. Every place and region, all over the globe, has developed unique characteristics that distinguish it from others due to the multifarious interaction of evolution and human adaptability to the surroundings that defines it’s identity.
Perseverance of maintaining the identity requires proper understanding of nature and immersion into the cultural responses to the environmental assets and liabilities and it contains the essence of sustain-ability. Sustainability, being a fundamental part of cultural resources and preservation of cultural identity are complementary to each other. Sustainable design is integral to vernacular architecture that is evolved over a period of time using the local materials and technology which by carrying the local identity defines the optimum relationships between people and their place.
Both are remarkably important and unique of their own. One brings the imagination and concepts on to paper and models while other is an expert who can transform that model into real structure.
Architects take care of the beauty and functionality of a structure while Engineers take care of the strength and safety aspects.
Architecture is a specialized education where you are trained to design an imagination of owner , with best use of space, functional, useful, economical visually pleasing and functionally efficient design for human use. Engineers on the other hand incorporate these spaces with security, structural properties and technology based formation of the project.
An architect’s design is of no use unless coming into reality and an engineer is helpless in absence of the Design and concept. The futuristic imagination needs an architect and the present construction of the imagination needs an engineer.
To sum up; both make equally challenging and rewarding careers.
Placements in architecture are available from designing firms, consultants, productions firms, planning organizations, Development Authorities, PWD department, Builders, creative companies, IT companies, Housing board, TNCP, Forest departments, Banks etc
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Yes , Council of Architecture Registration in mandatory for practicing architecture and also in various jobs and recruitment in Architectural institutions and Firms.
For securing seat in any architecture department throughout the country you need to qualify and secure good NATA Score in the NATA examination conducted by COA
There is no such scale for measuring more or less. Its all your ability and input to any profession which brings opportunities, earning, fame and success. The more you are knowledgeable and experienced in your field , the more brighter chances of success is there.
Yes, right from first year you can have field experience of self or as intern in different organizations , firms and consultants. B Arch course itself has a 6 months training in 8th semester where you undergo training in some firm for 6 months .
Yes. A graduate from any university approved by COA, B. Arch degree is accepted as valid UG degree for further studies in Design, Planning, Economics, Transportation, Land management, Construction management, project management , MBA, Arbitration, Valuation Journalism, Sustainable Architecture, Landscape, Land Economics, Product design and consultant, Geomatics,etc.
Before starting direct practice, it is advisable to do a training under supervision of an senior architect and get experience of , office, design, site management, project management, economic management etc. You can start practice after receiving COA registration number by self free lancing, or in partnership, take projects in Municipal corporation, Smart city, PHE, and other departments. Also Some turnkey consultancy with construction and supervision can be taken initially, with self practice or with some builder.
Yes, Architecture is not based on drawing efficiency, it is based on your imaginative skills, creativity, Visualization, and conceptualization of activities.
Yes, Five Year B Arch course from any university approved by COA is acceptable as valid U G Course in all universities within and outside India.
Every profession is suitable for females as profession and education are not gender biased. Architecture has more creativity, versatility, application of themes, colours, texture, patterns and designing spaces which attract more female students . Professionally also female students have excelled in this profession due to their ability of multitasking, creativity, imagination and acceptance of changing utility of spatial activities. Civil engineering on the other hand has application of engineering solutions to structural and management components which also has its own challenges and liked by many female students.
The NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) is a national level aptitude test organized by Council of Architecture. This exam is organized for those aspirants looking for admission in architecture courses like B.Arch offered by top institutions of the country including our VIT. This test measures the aptitude of the candidate for the field of architecture.
The National Aptitude Test 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 long period of time, and that are related to specific field of study, i.e. Architecture.
Applicants seeking admissions for B.Arch in VIT, Vellore campus should qualify through NATA. Please refer the website www.nata.in. for filling NATA online application. NATA score card is must for admission in B.Arch. programme.
Selection is based on merit, determined by marks secured in the higher secondary school examination and eligible NATA/JEE paper-2 score.