The Bachelor of architecture course will be revamped over the next few months, with the Mumbai varsity’s ad hoc Board of Studies for Architecture working on new course content, structure and modules. Around 5,000 students are enrolled in the B.Arch programme across the varsity.
A slew of changes are on the anvil – concerning both the course content and structure. Instead of six months of professional practice, which students undertook in their fifth year, the board of studies is looking to make it a one-year long internship. One proposal is that students will intern under an architect in their fourth year and return to college for the fifth year.
The Board of Studies is also looking to give students more options within the curriculum, especially in the third, fourth and fifth year. Possibilities include studying environment, product design and art criticism. “There will be a minimum core that everyone will have, over and above that students will have greater flexibility in choosing options,” said Sushama Joglekar, chairperson, ad hoc board of studies.