Architecture Regulation 2020 allows students to exit after three years with “Appropriate Degree”

The Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has released the new Architecture Regulation 2020. As per the new norms the students are allowed to exit the program at the end of the third year with ‘appropriate degree’ awarded by the University. The new norm focuses on bridging the gap between Industry and academia. 

The new regulations have been designed in accordance with the National Education Policy  (NEP) 2020. 

Related – Key Highlights of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020


According to New Architecture Regulation

  • The choice-based credit system has been introduced in the new set of regulations, with practical hands-on training in the eighth and ninth semesters. 
  • The study tours to cultural and historic sites will be held more frequently so as to focus more on hands-on learning.
  • Introduction of an exchange program with national and international universities.
  • The admission process will be based equally on marks obtained in the 10+2 exam and the National Aptitude Test in Architecture.
  • Multi-disciplinary approach in courses. 
  • The new regulation also allows the semester exchange option, in flexibility to offer courses.
  • The regulation also allows private practice and research for faculty members associated with architecture programs. 
  • Teacher-training has been made mandatory before joining the course and the pay scale to be followed will be as per government directive.