What is Architecture?
Architecture is a fine art devoted to the design of the human environment. The architect
is concerned with the aesthetic, social, environmental, technological and psychological
factors that influence the design of a building and determine its success, quality
and appearance within the context of community.
To become an architect you must learn to make use of science and technology, and
develop sensitivity for beauty in the design of space, form and material. You also
must develop a deep understanding of people and their surroundings. Because this
work encompasses so many different fields of interest, an University like Jagan
Nath University where various disciplines are taught in same campus is the right
place to study Architecture.
The B.Arch. Degree course of the School of Architecture at Jagan Nath University
is approved by Council of Architecture India  - the apex body set up under the
HRD Ministry of Government of India.
Any person desirous of carrying on the profession of 'Architect' must have registered
himself with Council of Architecture. For the purpose of registration, one must
possess the requisite qualification such as the B.Arch. Degree offered by the Jagan
Architects work in architectural firms or accept positions with government, corporations
or institutions. Some architects become highly specialized; others remain generalists
in the profession, working on all facets of a project. Whichever path your career
may follow, it is necessary to first build a firm background that includes essential
architectural knowledge and skills.
In India there is vast scope of work for Architects both in public sector and private
sector. About 46% of registered Architects in India have their own practice. Rests
are employed in private and public sector.
India has largest number of women Architects in the world. 34% of Architects registered
with Council of Architecture are women.  32% of women architects have their own
practice while 68% are in employment in different sectors.
The architecture Programme at School of Architecture at Jagan Nath University is
a five-year professional course of study leading to a Bachelor of Architecture degree.
This degree is nationally accredited and recognized by all states and employers
in public and private Sector. At School of Architecture of Jagan Nath University
emphasis is to develop overall competencies of the students to make them true professionals.
The curriculum of the school and method of education is developed to cater to demands
of the industry at Global Level. Special attention is given to develop managerial
skills like project management, effective communication, presentation skills, negotiation
skills etc through additional non credit courses run especially for Architecture
students by the School of Management of the Jagan Nath University.
The studies during the first year of the course develop your understanding of how
designers make decisions and how architecture relates to the determination of our
built environment. Students learn drawing skills on board and are also trained to
use Computer Aided Design Soft wares for drawing. Students creative skills are honed
by innovative methods used in Arts and graphics studio.
The next four years are devoted to extensive design studio work, regular site visits,
expert lectures, assigned readings and real life design projects. Additional courses
include the History of Architecture, Computer Applications, Mechanical and Structural
Systems, and Professional practice etc.
Projects in architectural design, whether done individually or by groups, are often
assigned much as a practicing architect would receive them from a client. In the
design studio the functional and environmental requirements of a project are carefully
studied, along with the social and visual conditions that determine the solutions.
Analytical diagrams, schematic layouts and design studies are prepared in close
cooperation with faculty and classmates. Models, sketches and diagrams are used
to investigate aspects of design and to test the integration of all systems that
are part of it-such as movement of people, site development, and systems that heat,
cool and light spaces. At the same time, and with equal emphasis, students study
the social, psychological and aesthetic conditions that result.
In the fourth year of study, students undertake internship with a professional Architect
that enables them to meet the real world challenges immediately as they pass out.
The fifth year is dedicated to studies in Professional Practice dissertation work
and a design thesis project.
Our facilities include:
- Integrated campus with extensive facilities for co curricular and extra curricular
- A departmental library and resource centre,
- Well equipped Design Studio
- Lecture Halls with Audio Visual Aids
- Arts and Graphics studio and exhibition halls
- Computer Labs to explore the possibilities of computer-aided design,
- Well-equipped work shops
- Construction yard and material display yards.
10+2 scheme of Senior School Certificate Examination or equivalent with Mathematics
as subjects of examination at the 10+2 level with minimum 50% marks in aggregate.
Download B.Arch. USP
10+3 Diploma in Engineering (From State Board of Technical Education).
The students are required to appear in National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA)
conducted by NIASA.