Pass in Bachelor of Architecture degree course or equivalent courses recognized by the Council of Architecture with 55% minimum marks in aggregate, from an Institution approved by COA and as per Mahatma Gandhi University norms.
For SC/ST candidates a pass in the relevant Degree course is sufficient.
For SEBC (OBC) students, a minimum of 54% aggregate marks in the B.Arch. Degree examination is mandatory.
Council of Architecture (CoA) Norms -M.Arch
No candidate shall be admitted to architecture program unless she/ he has passed an examination at the end of the 10+2 scheme of examination with at least 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also at least 50% marks in aggregate of the 10+2 level examination; or passed 10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject with at least 50% marks in aggregate.
In addition, candidates will have to score 70 marks out of 200 in the NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture). Reserved category (SC/ST/SEBC) candidates should also have obtained the same marks in NATA as per guidelines of Council of Architecture. (For details, visit www.nata.in).
Eligibility Conditions - M.Arch
The candidate shall be an Indian National.
The candidates should have studied the Graduate course in an institution approved by the Council of Architecture in India.
Candidates should have a minimum of 55% aggregate marks in B.Arch. Degree examination. For SC/ST candidates a pass in the B.Arch. Degree course is sufficient. For SEBC (OBC) students, a minimum of 54% aggregate marks in the B.Arch. Degree examination is mandatory.
Candidates, who have passed AIIA Examination and satisfying the following conditions, are eligible for admission, subject to the following conditions.
a. They must have valid GATE score.
b. Attainment of minimum 50% marks for AIIA examination.
Candidates who have appeared for the final semester examination can also apply, provided he/ she has passed all the subjects up to and including the 8th semester for B. Arch Programme. Confirmation of admission of such candidates shall be subject to the production of qualifying degree before the date stipulated by the affiliated University.
Admission shall normally be restricted to those with valid GATE score. However, this stipulation is relaxed in the case of Sponsored candidates.
In case seats remain vacant due to lack of candidates with valid GATE score, candidates from Kerala State without valid GATE score will be considered against such vacancies. If seats are still remaining vacant, candidates from other states will be considered for admission.
Candidates should produce conversion formula of their CGPA score if the same is not specifically stated in the Mark list or Certificate.
Sponsored candidates from Industries, R&D organizations, National Laboratories, State/ Central Government Departments as well as Educational Institutions, with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture as per the Eligibility Criteria stated above shall be eligible for admission to the M. Arch. Programme.
Foreign nationals whose applications are received through Indian Council of Cultural Relations, Government of India and who possess a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from a recognized University by Mahatma Gandhi University are also eligible for admission to the M. Arch. Programme.
Candidates qualified in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) and admitted to the M.Arch. Programme shall be eligible to receive Half Time Teaching Assistantship (HTTA) as per the rules of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).
***Announcements regarding admission to M. Arch. Programme shall be made by the Director of Technical Education (DTE), Government of Kerala. In the case of private self-financing architectural colleges of the state, the colleges concerned shall make admission announcements. Eligibility of candidates shall be decided from time to time by following the guidelines issued by COA and the Government of Kerala.
Seats - M.Arch
The total no: of seats allotted is 20.
30% Seats are reserved for candidates belonging to Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC). Candidates belonging to SEBC (OBC) and OEC shall produce a certificate to the extent that the candidate belongs to the community which is designated as an SEBC (OBC) / OEC and does not belong to the category of Creamy Layer.
10% Seats are reserved for SC/ST Candidates. (SC-8%, ST-2%)
The seats reserved for each category will be distributed among the eligible communities by observing the pattern of general reservation rules of the state of Kerala.
5% seats are reserved for differently abled candidates.
**Subject to changes as per Government orders from time to time.
Selection of candidates - M.Arch
Selection of candidates for the M. Arch. Programme shall generally be done centrally or monitored by the Directorate of Technical Education as per the guidelines given on this by the Government of Kerala.
Institution shall conduct admission by themselves after inviting separate applications and ascertaining the eligibility for admission as per the norms of the University and Directorate of Technical Education/ Government of Kerala, and following the statutory reservation policy.
For filling up of 50% Seats, the Principals concerned should resort to the Rank List published by the Directorate of Technical Education, and in the absence of candidates in the Rank List by Directorate of Technical Education, other eligible candidates from the Rank List prepared by the institutions can be considered.
Selection will be made Institution wise from the rank list prepared by that Institution on the basis of the marks scored in qualifying examination of the candidates who have applied. Portfolios of candidates shall be verified to ascertain their attainments during B.Arch. Degree Course and profession.
Transfer certificate issued from the Institution last attended shall be produced at the time of counseling or admission.
The selection of candidates will be provisional and subject to verification of original documents by the Principal of the concerned Institution at the time of admission.
Admission shall be complete only on meeting all the other requirements mentioned in the letter of admission and on payment of the fees.
The number of candidates to be admitted to each M. Arch. stream shall be as per the approval of the University which shall be based on the decision given by the Council of Architecture.
All admissions shall be governed by the procedure laid down for this by the Director of Technical Education, Kerala and the Government of Kerala.
Notwithstanding all that is stated above; the admission policy may be modified from time to time by the University, particularly to conform to directions from the Council of Architecture, Government of Kerala and the Government of India.
Mangalam School of Architecture and Planning, Parampuzha, Perumbaikkad P.O., Kottayam, Kerala
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