Program Overview

Program Overview - B.Arch.

PiCA is affiliated to the University of Mumbai. It offers a five year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) degree course approved by Council of Architecture.

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 History of Architecture and Humanities.

B.Arch. students are expected to complete a Design Dissertation and Thesis along with electives and supporting technical subjects in the fifth year. In the second year half of the year students undergo professional training for 16 weeks in offices where architects are employed. 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 Programme

Current Sanctioned Strength: 80

YearStudent EnrolledIntake

Academic Calendar
Yearly pattern with two terms about 18 weeks each
Semester pattern from 2012-2013 with two semesters of 18 weeks each
Total no. of teaching days annually 180 days
Preparatory leave,
Exam days
Study tours
15 days
10 days
12 days
Total Days37 days
Total contact hours30 hours/week (6/day x 5 days/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 headsMinimum 50%
Passing in External heads for sessional subjects50%
Passing for Theory examination 40%
Overall passing Minimum 50%