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Built Environment Studies BA ( Hons.)

The BA (Hons.) in Built Environment Studies at the Jindal School of Art and Architecture is a unique 3 + 1 (fellowship year option) program in the country. This program is especially designed for students who are interested in building and maintaining our cities, towns, infrastructure and communities from a humanistic and social scientific background. Through courses in this program you learn about the fundamentals of design & making our cities, towns infrastructure and communities in addition to learning law, policy, environmental issues, question of economics, technology, sustainability and ecology; all of which prepare you for becoming active participants in making the Built Environment of the future. Your “classrooms” are live cases and projects where you work with experts to learn how design, policy and law and go hand in hand to make buildings, cities, infrastructure to secure development that is just and equitable for communities. You visit and intern in firms that work globally in areas of housing, urban development, community design and development, conservation and heritage management, landscape design, sustainable development to develop your own insights into the variety of people who work on the Built Environment. You also avail of many exchange opportunities with similar programs in some of the top schools of design globally.

At present, the program, offers two pathways that are available to students after a common foundation year. These are

 

Architectural Studies Pathway:

The Architectural Studies program, is geared towards students who are especially keen to embark on a career of engaging with the built environment from the point of view of nature, culture, history, politics and society. The program combines course from design and the liberal arts to produce professionals who are committed to understanding and making our built environment just, safe and equitable. Graduate of this program would be part of a team of professionals who ensure that building designs and construction happens in a manner that is historically sensitive, contextually appropriate and both pleasing and sensitive to the needs of its inhabitants

The Architectural Studies provides you with the essential knowledge base and fundamental skills required to work as designer as well as a consultant within the many companies and sectors of the architectural, heritage and Conservation industry. Courses include but are not limited to,

 Building Design

 Sustainability

 Environment and Ecology

 Legality and the Built Environment

 Society and Culture

 Built Environment and Its Histories

 Gender and Design

 

After Graduation:

Employment: After graduating from the Architectural studies pathway, students can enter the workforce directly as Green Building Consultants; Heritage and Conservation manager; Landscape designers; Project Managers and Real Estate Developers; Museum curators; Architectural Historians and Critics etc. 

Postgraduate Studies: Students graduating from the program (fellowship year option) become eligible for entry into Master’s Degree program across the world in Architecture; Planning and Regional Studies; Urban and Landscape Design; Project and Construction Management, to name a few. 

Graduating Students of the program (3 yr option) become eligible for Master’s degree program in Development Studies, Policy Studies; Ecology and Environment Studies; Development Studies etc.  

Community Planning & Development Pathway:

Community Planners & Developers are key individuals who improve quality of life through recommendations such as the use of public transit systems, development of walkable communities, development of affordable housing, sustainable practices, or historic preservation. They are involved in the making of communities more livable by regulating land use, creating design guidelines, or developing finance package. They ensure that all members of the community are involved and represented in decision making processes. They work intimately to solve problems while creating political, social and economic opportunities. The pathway empowers students to drive change in organizations and society at multiple levels, including towns, infrastructure, transportation networks and landscape. Their work is to create and develop designs, plans, projects that are both pleasing and functional and work to develop our communities. Graduates work with various structures, spaces, and systems from residential, transport, infrastructure and industrial.

The Community Planning & Development Pathway provides you with essential and fundamental skills to work within the Development sector, Building Industry, infrastructure and planning sector, including but not limited to 

 Space Design

 System Design

 Community Planning and Development

 Geoinformatics

 Sustainability

 Governance

 Adaptive Reuse

 Retrofitting

 Design Management

 Infrastructure Design

 Service Design

 Development Policy

After Graduation:

Employment: After graduating from the Community Planning & Development pathway, students can enter the workforce directly as City Planner, Environmental Impact Analysts, Real Estate Agents, Surveyors, Community Developers, Development professionals. 

Postgraduate Studies: Students graduating from the program (fellowship year option) become eligible for entry into Master’s Degree program across the world in Architecture; Planning and Regional Studies; Urban and Landscape Design; Project and Construction Management, to name a few. 

Students graduating from the program (3 yr option) become eligible for Master’s degree program in Development Studies, Policy Studies; Ecology and Environment Studies; Development Studies; Business Management etc.

 

Approved by Directorate of Higher Education, Haryana (click),

  Approved by UGC

 

Course Structure


Min. Eligibility

10+2 or equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks (CBSE, ISC, State Boards, IB, Cambridge, and other Government Recognized Boards) and JSAT/ACT/SAT/NIFT/NID/NATA/UCEED/JEE-2/CEPT Score         

Candidates will be selected through a holistic admissions process conducted over three rounds based on a personal statement, supplemental question, X and XII Grade Marks, Faculty Interview and at par JSAT-50 %/SAT-1100 & above/JEE-2-165 Marks & Above/NATA- 80 Marks & Above /NIFT- Qualified/NID-Qualified/UCEED PART A (Total)- 50 and above. Students completing grade 12th in 2020 can also apply.

 


Tuition and Hostel Fee

The Tuition fee* Rs. -3.5 Lakh per year & Hostel Fee**- Rs. 2.4 Lakh per year

*The tuition fee is subject to an increase of up to ten percent (10%) every year. 

**The Food, accommodation, and laundry charges are subject to an increase of up to ten percent (10%) every year


Admissions

 

For admissions to our academic programs please contact.

Mr. Azad Ali

Director-Admissions & Outreach

+91 8930302097,8800209888