The Council of Architecture, an organisation charged with the responsibility to regulate the education and practice of profession, has said that the new eligibility criteria for admission into architecture course would come into application from the new academic year starting this year. It may be recalled here that a notification issued by the COA in January last year had changed minimum requirement to get admitted to B. Arch course.
The new notification announced by COA states “No candidate shall be admitted to architecture course unless she/ he has passed an examination at the end of the 10+2 scheme of examination with at least 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics and also at least 50% marks in aggregate of the 10+2 level examination or passed 10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject with at least 50% marks in aggregate.”
Till now aspiring candidates should have had a valid NATA score (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) conducted by Council of Architecture (COA) / JEE (Main) Paper – II (subject to COA Regulations) and must have passed any one of the these courses with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate: 10+2 with Mathematics and English as compulsory subjects. Alternatively, 3 years Diploma (any stream) after 10 years of schooling recognized by Central/State Governments with Mathematics and English as compulsory subjects, also fulfills minimum eligibility criteria for the candidates.
New eligibility criteria will be effective from the academic year 2019-20. (Also read: https://sawdust.online/2020/spotlight/do-science-students-make-better-architects/)