Bachelor of Architecture Program

The Bachelor of Architecture Program at the ICFAI School of Architecture (ISArch) prepares students for a bright career as a well equipped architect in India. It is a five-year full time degree program with 10 semesters of continuous evaluation in coursework, design projects, research and practical training.

The Uniqueness of the B.Arch. Program at ICFAI School of Architecture lies in its approach towards bridging the gap between academia and industry. The curriculum made is to attain a synergy between design education and the role of an Architect in the society.



Thus justification of the profession will be attained by providing better environments for contemporary societies. The program is contemplated in modules for more variety and flexibility. The curriculum is based on the principle that a set of courses will make up the structure. Thus each course is self-contained but also acts as a bridge between what precedes and what follows.

The workshop-based hands on education will evolve students towards real-time projects. Each workshop exercise has an expert in theory and various practicing architects guiding the students to realize their ideas for practically implementing them.

Program Structure:

ISArch offers Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) program under Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) specified by the University Grants Commission (UGC) enabling students to choose courses of interest while meeting the minimum required credits. Under the Choice Based Credit System, which is a student/ learner centric system, the courses of study in the Architecture Degree program are as under:

Professional Core (PC) Course:

A Course, which should compulsorily be studied by a candidate as a core requirement is termed as a core course.

  • The weightage in terms of credits is 45%

Building Sciences and Applied Engineering (BS & AE):

  • A Course, which informs the professional core and should be compulsorily studied.
  • The weightage in terms of credits is 20%

Elective Course:

  • A course which can be chosen from a pool of courses and are of two types:

i. Professional Elective (PE): which may be very specific or specialised or advanced or supportive to the discipline/ subject of study or which provides an extended scope.
Credits: 15%

ii. Open Elective (OE): Which enables an exposure to some other discipline/subject/domain or nurtures the candidate’s proficiency/skill.
Credits: 5%

Employability Enhancement Courses (EEC):

  • Which may be of two kinds:

i. Employability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (EECC)
Credits: 15%

ii. Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC)
Credits: 5%

S.No Course Code Percentage of Credits Credits Required Credits Proposed
1 Professional Core Courses PC 45% 135 135
2 Building Science & Applied Engineering BS & AE 20% 60 60
3 Elective Courses EC
i) Professional Electives PE 10% 30 37
ii) Open Electives OE 5% 15 8
4 Employability Enhancement Courses EEC
i) Employability Enhancement Compulsory Courses EECC 15% 45 45
ii) Skill Enhancement Courses SEC 5% 15 15
Total Credits 300 300

Duration of the Program:

Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) Program is minimum of 10 semesters duration inclusive of 6 months practical training in the 9th Semester. The Duration of each semester is either 90 working days or 15-18 working weeks.

Award of Degree:

A candidate shall be awarded Bachelor of Architecture degree by the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, Hyderabad, on successful completion of the course of studies for having earned the minimum credits as specified in the program structure.