Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has virtually rolled out Council of Architecture (Minimum Standards of Architectural Education) Regulations, 2020 in New Delhi. The regulation will replace Architecture Regulations, 1983. Minimum Standards of Architectural Education Regulations, 2020 will come into force from 1st November 2020. It has been prepared by the experts of Council of Architecture (CoA).
About Council of Architecture Regulations, 2020:
- As per this, Architecture course will have minimum duration of 5 academic years or 10 semesters of 90 days each.
- Also, candidates who have secured 50% marks in aggregate at 10+2 level examination or passed 10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject with at least 50% can only apply
- To enroll in an Architectural course, candidates must qualify an Aptitude Test in Architecture conducted by the Council.
- The new regulations also deal with Intake and Migration, Courses and periods of studies, Professional examination, Standards of proficiency and conditions of admissions, qualification of examiners, Standards of staff, equipment, accommodation, training and other facilities for Architecture education.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
• Council of Architecture (COA) is a body constituted by the Government of India under the provisions of the Architects Act, 1972.
• It has the responsibility to regulate the education and practice of profession throughout India besides maintaining the register of architects.