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 Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.)

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Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.)

Program Overview
PHCOA is affiliated to the University of Mumbai. It offers a five year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) degree course approved by Council of Architecture, New Delhi & recognized by Government of Maharashtra & DTE, Maharashtra.

The first year B. Arch. course focuses on the development of various skills and the language of expression required by students of Architecture; from the second year to the fourth year B.Arch. students tackle subjects such as Architecture design, technical subjects that support the design assignments and subjects like Humanities, Environmental Studies.

B.Arch. students are expected to complete a Design Dissertation (Thesis) along with electives and supporting technical subjects in the fifth year. Over the five years students also attend seminars, workshops, guest lectures by eminent architects and professionals and go on study tours and also visits.

Academic Calendar

Semester pattern from 2012-2013 with two semesters of 16 weeks each
Total no. of teaching days annually 180 days
Preparatory leave,
Exam days
Study tours
15 days
10 days
12 days
Total Days 37 days
Total contact hours 6.5 hrs x 5 days/week
30 hrs/week
Additional 6 hrs/week for Library, computers, workshop, etc.

Examination and Evaluation (End of Year / Semester system from 2012-13)

Internal Marking 50%
External Marking or Final examination 50%
Passing in Internal heads Minimum 50%
Passing in External heads for sessional subjects 50%
Passing for Theory examination 40%
Overall passing Minimum 50%
The new semester pattern has CGPA grading system

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