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
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
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.
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:
A Course, which should compulsorily be studied by a candidate as a core requirement is termed as a core course.
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.
ii. Open Elective (OE): Which enables an exposure to some other discipline/subject/domain or nurtures the candidate’s proficiency/skill.
i. Employability Enhancement Compulsory
ii. Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC)
|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|
|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|
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.
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.