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6 Little Known Facts about B.Arch Eligibility

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In our previous blog  ‘NATA 2017 - Take Note of 6 Changes' we wrote about the changes introduced in National Aptitude Test in Architecture NATA exam in 2017. We were overwhelmed by the number of queries received from anxious students especially regarding eligibility criteria for B.Arch programs in India.  But we were not surprised. Not the least because this is a pretty confusing topic even for the experts.  In this blog, we will bring forth the facts. So, here you go.

But hey, to begin with, let us put forth one of the key but very little know facts – in many institutes (Govt as well as private), you do not need to be a science student for admission in B.Arch. And this is the last year for this – from next year (2019 batch),PCM in Class 12 will be made mandatory for B.Arch admission. So read on …

1. For Architecture programs in IITs (IIT-Kharagpur & IIT-Roorkee)

Compulsory subjects in Class 12: Physics & Mathematics

Eligibility : Top 2,24,000 in JEE-Main 2018 Paper-1 (Physics, Chemistry & Maths)

Selection : Qualify in JEE-Main Paper 1 + Qualify in JEE-Adv (Paper 1 & Paper 2) + Pass in Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT)

 

2. Architecture admissions in any of the NITs, IIITs and CFTIs (Centrally Funded Technical Institutions)

Compulsory subjects in Class 12: Mathematics

Eligibility : Min 75% (65% for SC/ST candidates) or be in top 20 percentile in Class 12 board

Selection : Paper 2 of JEE-Main  (Maths, Aptitude & Drawing).  Candidate need not apply for Paper-1 (Physics, Chemistry & Maths) if he/she interested only in Architecture.

 

3. Admissions to architecture programs in UP

Compulsory subjects : Physics & Mathematics

Eligibility : Min 50% aggregate and passed without grace in compulsory subjects

Selection : Paper 4 of UPSEE: Part A: Maths & Aesthetic Sensibility  Part B:  Drawing Aptitude

 

4. Admissions to architecture programs in West Bengal via WBJEE

Compulsory subjects : Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics.

Eligibility :  Aggregate 50% in Class 12

Selection : (WBJEE Paper 1 & Paper 2) + (NATA or Paper-2 of JEE-Main)

 

5. Admissions to architecture programs in Jadavpur University

Compulsory subjects : Physics & Mathematics.

Eligibility : Aggregate 60% (45% for Reserved Category Candidates) in PCM taken together & Min 30% in English in Class 12

Selection : WBJEE Paper 1 & Paper 2 + (NATA or JEE-Main Paper-2)

 

5 Admissions to architecture program in AMU

Compulsory subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics & English

Eligibility : Min 50% in aggregate in PCM & English

Selection : AMU Paper 1 (Physics, Chemistry & Maths) + AMU Paper 2 (Aesthetic Sensitivity & Drawing)

 

6. Admissions to other architecture programs across India via NATA

Compulsory subjects : Mathematics

Eligibility : 50% aggregate marks with Mathematics in Class 12

Selection : NATA

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Humanities and Commerce students can get into IITs

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Students of humanities and commerce now can get through into IITs. For instance, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-Madras) offers a 5-Year Intergrated M.A. in two streams.

a) Development Studies and
b) English Studies for students after Class XII.

The first two years of the curriculum are common to all students after which, they branch out into the two streams. Allocation of streams will be based on students' performance during the first three semesters as well as their preferences.

Admissions to these two streams is via the Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE) usually held in the month of April. The program is offered by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) at IIT-M. The department is essentially multi-disciplinary in nature and has faculty from diversestreams, such as Development Studies, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, FilmStudies, Health Studies, History, International Relations, Philosophy, Politics, and Sociology.

See details at http://goo.gl/qnTMO0

Industrial Design @ IIT-Bombay

Another little known to many is that Industrial Design Centre (IDC) at IIT-B is the mecca of design in India for Industrial Design, Visual Communication, Interaction Design, Animation and Mobility & Vehicle Design.

IDC at IIT-B offers 4-Year under-graduate Bachelors of Design program in Industrial Design for which admissions are offered via an Entrance Test called The Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design (UCEED)

Eligibility: Students from any stream who have completed their Class XII or are presently in Class XII may apply.

Application process: Application for UCEED starts pretty early sometime early/mid October and ends in November. The entrance test is held usually in the month of January, much before the actual entrance exam season begins.

Details @ http://goo.gl/hKH8qy

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Admission in IIT / IIIT for Commerce & Humanities students without JEE Advanced

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JEE Advanced is the gateway for entry into core engineering and some BS courses in IITs where primarily PCM students are eligible. However, many students are unaware that there are other Undergrad programmes as well (including a B.Tech in Computer Science at IIIT Hyderabad) where even Commerce & Humanities students are eligible. And admission to these is through entrance exams other than JEE Advanced.

Programme 1 : Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-Madras) conducts Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE) usually in April and offers a 5-Year Intergrated M.A. in two streams. Non-science students are eligible.

a) Development Studies and
b) English Studies for students after Class XII.

The first two years of the curriculum are common to all students after which, they branch out into the two streams. Allocation of streams will be based on students' performance during the first three semesters as well as their preferences.

Development Studies: This stream addresses questions of "order and change" in a globalizing world and aims to explore available approaches to fostering development, understood broadly as the goal of providing people the freedom to make their lives better.

English Studies: The  English Studies stream has been designed for students with sensitivity for literary and linguistic analyses.

Distinctive Features of the Prpgram:

1) A very distinctive feature of the programme is the involvement of the Engineering, Sciences and Management facultie s in offering innovative courses in collaboration with the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.

2) The programme imparts substantial knowledge of Indian economy, literature, philosophy, culture, society, and public policy. It provides opportunities for learning a foreign language. Currently German, French and Chinese are offered.

Programme 2 : IIT Mumbai conducts UCEED entrance exam (usually in the month of Jan) for admission to 4 year B.Design programme in which non-science students are eligible.

Industrial Design Centre (IDC) of IIT Mumbai has been conducting M.Des and Ph.D programs. From 2015, it started a 4 year B.Des program. Also offered is an integrated 5 year B.Des + M.Des program (option being available after 3rd year). In addition to IDC of IIT Bombay, UCEED qualified candidates are eligible for admission to B.Des. programme at IIT Guwahati and IIITDM Jabalpur (PDPM Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Deemeed to be university, under Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India ). However, in IIT Guwahati, candidates only from the Science Stream with Physics, Chemistry and Maths as subjects  are eligible to apply.

Programme 3 : IIIT Hyderabad conducts UGEEE-CLD entrance exam and offers a 5 year Dual Degree B.Tech in Computer Science and MS by Research in Computational Linguistics. Non-science students are eligible.

B.Tech in Computer Science and MS by Research in Computational Linguistics (5 year Dual Degree) (CLD in short) is a unique program offered by IIIT-H.  Computational Linguistics (CL) deals with understanding and developing computational theories of human language. Such theories allow us to understand the structure of language and build computer software that can process language. There is a great emphasis today on machine learning where the machine learns from real life language data. Consequently, the field is close to both Linguistics as well as Artificial Intelligence.  If you have a fascination for scientific study of natural language and combining it with computer science., this area is for you. The dual-degree programme will give you a strong grounding in both Computer Science and Linguistics, and will prepare you for academic research as well as industry research jobs in Computational Linguistics.

Eligibility Stream I -Higher Secondary / Class 12 or equivalent in Science stream with Physics and Mathematics. A keen interest in prior work in languages and aptitude for Conceptual Analysis and Mathematics is essential.

Eligibility Stream II - Higher Secondary / Class 12 or equivalent in Humanities, Art and Social Sciences with Mathematics. A keen interest in prior work in languages and aptitude for Conceptual Analysis and Mathematics is essential.

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1. Get the big picture: Understand what is being tested in the exam. Study the earlier exam papers to understand the objective in terms of what theoretical, objective and problem solving skills are being tested.

2. Set the bar: The cut-off rankings generally show an upward trend and hence, you need to have a clear and specific goal. Find out the previous years cut-off rankings to assess the desired ranking.

3. Research well: Understand the format of exams. This involves collecting information about time available per question, negative markings, minimum marks per section etc. which are crucial to plan your strategy.

4. Craft your strategy: Balance speed and accuracy. A key strategy to succeed is all about balancing speed and accuracy. Attempt simpler sections and questions, before attempting the tougher ones. Depending on your competencies and comfort levels, have a subject wise strategy. Students often tend to leave questions, even when there are no negative marks for wrong answers. Do intelligent guesses by eliminating one or two possible wrong answers and gain crucial additional marks.

Good luck!
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B.Arch Admissions after Class 12

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Update (11 June 2017) : For students who will appear in 10+2 exams in 2019, there is an update - pls read our news "From 2019, non-Science students  not eligible for B.Arch, eligibility changed by CoA" . Note - no change for students appearing in Class 12 final exams in 2018.

The National Aptitude Test in Architecture is a national level examination for admission to undergraduate courses in Architecture. NATA is conducted by National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture (NIASA) which is a body of Council of Architecture, New Delhi in India.

While many institutes offer B.Arch admissions on the basis of NATA scores, not many people are aware that some institutes conduct their own entrance exams. Also, the eligibility criteria to admissions to some of these courses vary. For instance, NATA stipulates that any candidate who has secured 50% marks in 10+2 or equivalent examination with Mathematics as one of the subjects shall be eligible for admission to B.Arch Course.  However, when it comes to admission to B.Arch program at one of the IIT's, then the candidate should qualify in the Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) conducted by the IIT's.

This blog can be used as a guide by students to know about the criteria used by some of the institutes (or exam conducting bodies) for admissions into their B.Arch programs:

Note: P - Physics C - Chemistry M - Maths

Admissions via NATA (Only Maths required in Class 12)

Admissions via own entrance exam (Eligibility in brackets)

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WBJEE 2018 Clashes with JAKBOPEE, Applications start 19 Dec 2017

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West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board (WBJEEB) has published the applications and admission schedule for Engineering courses through its entrance exam WBJEE 2018. 

The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board (WBJEEB) was constituted in the year 1962 by the State Government of West Bengal. For the academic session of 2018 - 19, the Board will conduct the Common Entrance Examination for admission to Undergraduate Courses in Engineering & Technology, Pharmacy and Architecture Courses in Universities, Government Colleges and Self Financed Institutes in the State of West Bengal.

Branches offered : List for 2018 will be released later. In 2017, the following branches were offered :

Agricultural Engineering

Apparel & Production Management

Applied Electronics & Instrumentation Engg / Electronics & Instrumentation Engg

Architecture

Automobile Engineering

B.Arch (General)

B.Pharm/Pharmaceutical Technology

Biomedical Engineering

Biotechnology

Ceramic Engineering And Technology

Chemical Engineering

Chemical Technology

Civil And Environmental Engineering

Civil Engineering

Computer Science & Engineering

Computer Science & Engineering

Computer Science & Engineering/

Construction Engineering

Dairy Technology

Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Electronics & Communication Engineering / Electronics & Telecommunication Engg

Electronics & Communication Engineering (Industry Integrated)

Food Technology

Food Technology And Bio Chemical Engineering

Information Technology

Instrumentation And Control Engineering

Instrumentation Engineering / Instrumentation & Electronics Engg

Jute & Fibre Technology

Leather Technology

Marine Engineering/Marine Technology

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Enineering (Automobile Manufacturing)

Metallurgical Engineering

Optics & Optoelectronics

Polymer Science & Technology

Energy Engineering

Power Engineering/Power Plant Engineering

Printing Engineering/Printing Technology

Production Engineering

Robotic Engineering

Textile Technology

Key dates

Last date to apply : 19 Jan 2018

Date of exam : 22 April 2018

For detailed information and tracking, check https://goo.gl/n6ZRS6 

Eye Opener #14 : B.Tech (Marine Engg / Naval Architecture) and Related BSc Courses

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Courses offered : Undergraduate courses offered are B.Tech (Marine Engineering), B.Tech (Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering), B.Sc (Ship Building & Repair), B.Sc (Maritime Science), B.Sc (Nautical Science), BBA (Logistics, Retailing & E-Commerce)

About Indian Maritime University (IMU) : IMU was established on Nov 14, 2008 as a teaching and affiliating university under the Ministry of Shipping, Government of India, with Chennai as headquarters. There were 6 renowned legacy teaching-cum-research institutes under the Ministry of Shipping, and these were subsumed under the Indian Maritime University in November 2008. The 3 institutes in Mumbai, namely, the Training Ship Chanakya, the Lal Bahadur Shastri College of Advanced Maritime Studies & Research, and the Marine Engineering Research Institute became the Mumbai campus of the Indian Maritime University. The 2 institutes in Kolkata, namely, the Marine Engineering Research Institute and the Indian Institute of Port Management became the Kolkata campus of the University. The National Ship Design and Research Centre in Visakhapatnam and the National Maritime Academy in Chennai became the Visakhapatnam and Chennai campuses respectively of the University. Post-November 2008, Kochi Campus was set up - in 2009. The University also has 24 Affiliated Institutes.

Note : BBA programme was introduced from 2017-18 session and there is no entrance exam for admission to BBA. Info on the same is not covered here. Please read the prospectus for information on application procedure & related details.

Campuses & Courses

(i) Out of the various campuses of IMU, B.Tech in Marine Engg is offered at Kolkata and Mumbai, Naval Arch & Ocean Engg is offered at Vishakhapatnam and Cochin.

(ii) In the affiliated institutes, Marine Engg is offered at Coimbatore, Cochin, Chennai, New Delhi, Pune, Madurai, Mumbai.

(iii) In the affiliated institutes, BSc (SBR) is offered at Palakkad and Noida (UP). BSc (NS) is offered at Chennai and Pune

Medical standards : Strict medical fitness standards applicable. Please refer prospectus for details.

Eligibility

(i) B.Tech, BSc (Nautical Sciences) & BSc (Maritime Science) : 10+2/ equivalent (PCM-60% and minimum of 50% marks in English subject in 10th / 12th Examination.) In case of SC/ST candidates there will be a 5% relaxation in eligibility marks; however, it will not apply to English marks.

 

(ii) BSc (Ship Building & Repair) : 10+2/equivalent (PCM- 50% and minimum of 50% marks in English subject in 10th / 12th Examination.) In case of SC/ST candidates there will be a 5% relaxation in eligibility marks; however, it will not apply to English marks.

(iii) Age as on the date of admission on 17 July shall be minimum 17 years and maximum 25 Years. For Scheduled Castes (SC) & Schedule Tribe candidates (ST) candidates, maximum age relaxation is for five (5) years.

 (iv) “Improvement Candidates” (i.e.) those who had secured less than 60% marks overall in Physics – Chemistry – Mathematics (PCM) in Class XII examination and had taken the examination again in order to improve their marks and secured more than 60% in PCM) and / or “Compartmental Candidates” (i.e.) those who had failed in one or more subjects in Class XII examination and had appeared in the examination again and passed) subject to the condition that such Improvement / Compartmental candidates should have reappeared in the examinations conducted by the Same Board; in other words candidates who had changed the Boards (e.g., from CBSE to NIOS) are not eligible.

(v) Only unmarried candidates are eligible

(vi) Candidates desirous of joining this course are advised to apply for Passport before taking admission.

Reservation of seats for Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and Minicoy Islands, Eight North Eastern States (including Sikkim) and Jammu & Kashmir : Maximum number of seats reserved in a given Academic Year for the U.G Programmes put together in all IMU Campuses shall as follows :

a) Andaman and Nicobar Islands - 20 seats

b) Lakshadweep and Minicoy Islands - 10 seats

c) Eight North Eastern States (including Sikkim) - 40 seats

d) Jammu and Kashmir - 10 seats

2018 admission info & tracking : Check https://goo.gl/MJ8RnF

IIT-Madras announces HSEE-2018 Schedule (Applicable for all streams)

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Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) has announced the date for the HSEE-2018 Entrance Exam for admissions after class 12 to the five year integrated Master of Arts (M.A.) program.  The M.A. shall be offered in two streams: a) Development Studies and b) English Studies.  Students from Humanities, Commerce or Science streams are eligible.

The program is offered by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) at IIT-M. The department  is essentially multi-disciplinary in nature and has faculty from diversestreams,  such as  Development  Studies,  Economics,  English,  Environmental  Studies,  FilmStudies, Health Studies, History, International Relations, Philosophy, Politics, and Sociology.  The Ingtrated M.A. programme has been offered since 2006-07.  The programme imparts substantial knowledge of Indian economy, literature, philosophy, culture, society, and public policy. It provides opportunities for learning a foreign language. Currently German, French and Chinese are offered.

The applications shall commence from December 14th, 2017 and the exam shall be held on 15th April 2018.  
For other information please visit HSEE-2018

V-SAT 2018 Applications Started, Includes Option of 3 Biotech Branches

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Vignan Foundation For Science, Technology and Research (VFSTR) Andhra Pradesh is Deemed to be University, offering B.Tech programmes in various disciplines including Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Biomedical and Food Tech. It has started accepting applications for V-SAT (Vignan's Scholastic Aptitude Test) 2018.

Course offered : B.Tech

Branches offered : Agricultural, Automobile, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electronics & Communication), Electrical & Electronics, Food Tech, Information Tech, Mechanical, Petroleum, Textile & Fashion Tech)

Vignan Foundation For Science, Technology and Research (VFSTR) Andhra Pradesh is a “Deemed to be University”

NIRF 2017 rank – 88 (in the category “Engineering”)

Branch wise eligibility

a) Candidates who attempt Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English/Aptitude in the V-SAT 2018 are eligible for all the B.Tech  programmes.

b) Candidates who attempt Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English/Aptitude in the V-SAT 2018 are eligible for B.Tech. Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Biomedical Engineering and Food Technology programmes.

Key dates

For detailed info and schedule, check Vignan-V-SAT-2018

3 Great Courses For PCB Students

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Driven by the craze for MBBS, a lot of PCB students end us missing out great courses which offer very promising career avenues in applied biology / medical related fields.. Given the premium courses that these are, admission to these courses is also through their own entrance exams. Listed below are select three of these :

 

Integrated MSC in Biochemistry / Biotechnology / Microbiology

Central Univ of Rajasthan

Eligibility : 10 + 2 in Science Stream or equivalent of any recognized board in India with Biology as one of the optional subjects having 50% marks or equivalent grade in aggregate for general category and 45% or equivalent grade for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates.

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5 Yr Integrated M.Sc. Biotechnology / 6 Yr M.Tech. Biotechnology (additional 1 yr after M.Sc. Biotechnology)

Savitribai Phule Pune University – NIRF 2017 University Rank 10 

Eligibility : 10+2 level Science Stream Examination of any recognized board in India with min 60% marks (50% for reserved category candidates)

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Integrated MSc in Systems Biology / Optometry and Vision Sciences / Health Psychology

University of Hyderabad (Central Univ)

Eligibility : Minimum 60% marks at +2 level of education (Intermediate/CBSE/ICSE/HSC or equivalent) with Science subjects 

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