Faculty of Architecture, CEPT University – Ahmedabad, Gujarat


Originally established in 1962 as the School of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, CEPT University, is one of the vital centers of thought and education in the field of Architecture in India. It continues to aim for excellence in its teaching and research programs in the field of Architecture. The Faculty enjoys an excellent reputation nationally as well as internationally.
Architecture is situated in physical contexts, both natural and manmade. It is shaped by and helps to shape the form of settlements. It has to be responsive to cultural contexts of deep historical and ideological significance. It significantly affects the flow of resources and energy.
Education at this Faculty is therefore based on the premise that an architect is a responsible agent of societal change. It aims to give its students a breadth of cultural exposure that shapes a reflective and critical outlook based on social and environmental awareness and responsiveness. This must be combined with rigorous learning of skills and disciplines necessary in the profession of architecture. This twofold orientation and a well-developed pedagogical method have helped the Faculty to become an outstanding center of architectural thought, research and learning.

The Bachelor of Architecture program aims to shape students into thoughtful and responsible individuals who are effectively able to tackle the challenges of the profession.
The Master of Architecture program also offers the possibility of, but does not require, specializing in and obtaining a Major and/or a Minor in any of the following: 1. Architectural Design; 2. History, Theory and Criticism; 3. Urban Design; 4. Conservation. During the first or ‘foundation’ semester, all students are required to complete a joint design studio.

Courses Offered:

  1. Bachelor of Architecture
  2. Master of Architecture
  3. Master of Landscape Architecture
  4. Master of Landscape Design
  5. PhD in Architecture

Admission procedures:

Bachelor of Architecture:

Eligibility criteria for applications:

A candidate must have passed Standard XII (10+2) or its equivalent Examination with Mathematics as one of the subjects with minimum aggregate score of 50% marks for all subjects and 45% for SC/ST/SEBC category from Gujarat Board, other State Boards, CBSE/CISCE/NIOS/ISB/IB.

Candidate must have passed Diploma 10+3 pattern of any stream with subject of Mathematics with minimum 50% aggregate marks from Technical Examination Board of Gujarat or other state or from a university established under Section 3 of UGC Act 1956 are also eligible for admission to B.Arch. course
International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of Schooling with 50% marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination

Additionally, the student will have to meet the minimum qualifying marks and the minimum cutoff marks in various portions of the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) test as per Council of Architecture.
Master Of Architecture:

Minimum Qualifications & Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor’s degree in Architecture (B.Arch) or equivalent recognized by the Council of Architecture (COA) with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks for general category candidates and 50% aggregate marks for reserved category candidates. (Two years of experience is desirable)

Master of Landscape Architecture:

Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from any recognized University or Institution by Council of Architecture.

Minimum requirement to apply for the programs is 55% aggregate marks for general category candidates and 50% aggregate marks for reserved category candidates in the undergraduate program.  Two years of experience in profession and/or teaching after graduation is desirable.

Master of Landscape Design:

Master’s degree in any of the disciplines like Botany, Ecology, Horticulture, Geography, Agriculture, Forestry, Geology, Hydrology or similar natural sciences.
Minimum 4 years Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Interior Design or Planning from recognized Universities.

Minimum requirement to apply for the programs is 55% aggregate marks (50% aggregate marks for reserved category) in the qualifying degree. Individual performance in final year thesis or dissertation will be considered. Two years’ professional and/or teaching experience along with computer drawing skills like CADD software are desirable.

PhD in Architecture:

A professional master’s (or equivalent) degree in fields related to designing, planning, constructing, and managing human habitat is highly desirable.
A master’s degree in economics, geography, sociology or other related fields.
A bachelor’s degree in architecture or planning with teaching and/or research experience.