Programme - Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch.)


About Programme:

We at DYPUSOA, believe that architecture is a transformative force with which creatively ignited minds can bring about a positive change in society and hence are emphatically committed to excellence in architectural education and profession.

We focus on giving hands-on industry experiences through in-house and professional lectures, seminars, colloquiums, workshops, site visits, and study tours. We encourage students to push the envelope of conventional thinking, stretch their Imagination, and help them realize their full creative potential. To guide students on this path successfully, we’ve a distinguished team of highly qualified and diversely experienced faculty members.

A rigorous academic, with curriculum developed to accommodate co-curricular, extra-curricular activities as a part & parcel, is linked to many social projects to develop student into a professional with holistic personality.

Programme Objectives:

  • Understanding the basic philosophy and fundamental principles of multidimensional and multifaceted nature of architecture.
  • Acquire and enhance the skills of critical thinking, lateral thinking to inculcate design sensitivity and ability to undertake work as an architect.
  • Preparing the students to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary/inter-disciplinary team in the building industry and to lead team of stakeholders.
  • Directing and focusing the thrust of architecture education towards integration for social, economic, cultural, and environmental aspects of nation building.
  • Sensitize the students to the universal values of equity, environmental care, accessibility, respect for heritage and ethical practices through design pedagogy.
  • Preparing students to undertake research to understand and find solutions to issues or situations and give them creative and contextual solutions.

Programme Specialization/ Tracks Offered:

  • Ecological utopia in Architecture
  • Urbanism
  • Allied Design in Architecture
  • Architectural Management and Practice
  • Emergent Technologies
  • Digital/Parametric Architecture
  • Cultural Landscape
  • Emerging Discipline

Programme Delivery:

  • In-house professional lectures, simulation labs, seminars, colloquiums and event workshops
  • Field visit includes site visits and study tours.
  • Parallel Studies, assisting practicing architects, construction groups within and outside India.
  • Special Interactions with sensitive professionals, artists, historians, conservation architects, archaeologist and businesses
  • Festival of Architecture Lecture Series and Exhibition from Urban Design to Interior design.
  • Vertical Studios for exploring ideas and concepts into designing of the projects
  • Winter, summer and live projects with leading firms and industries
  • Professional internship and Research projects

Certifications* :

  • The certification programmes shall be organized at various schools/ departments as per the branches or programmes, required for Technical and Professional Managerial skills with leading and reputed Industry, Professionals and Certifying organizations.
  • Students can also pursue courses on online platforms such as a Massive Open Online Courses MOOCs*, Coursera*, National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL*) etc.


A student is required to earn a total of 298 credits to complete the course. In addition to mainstream courses the University offers Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) courses as electives from beyond architecture discipline.

Intake : 120 Students


1.   Passed HSC or its equivalent with 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as mandatory subjects with 50% marks in aggregate (at least 45% marks in aggregate in case of candidates of Backward class categories and Persons with Disability belonging to Maharashtra state only) of the 10+2 level examination


1.   Passed (10+3) Full time Diploma examination recognized by All India Council for Technical Education or Central or State Government or its equivalent examination and obtained at least 50% marks in aggregate (at least 45% marks in aggregate in case of candidates of Backward class categories and Persons with Disability belonging to Maharashtra state only) with Mathematics as compulsory subject;


1.   The candidate should have passed IB Diploma or Certificate with minimum 4 points in each subject with over all minimum of 24 points. English, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics are compulsory. Minimum two Science subjects must be taken in HL and the Third science subject in with English in HL or SL. Students awarded the IB Diploma should also have completed other mandatory requirements (like CAS, TOK and the EE) towards the award of IB Diploma


2.   The Candidate should have obtained at least 40% marks at National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA 2020), conducted by the Council of Architecture,


2.   The Candidate should have obtained qualifying marks in JEE (main) paper II

Transfer Candidates

  1. Transfer Admissions for Higher Classes (Only if seats are available)
  2. Passed in all subjects of Previous Years
  3. No Objection Certificate from the Previous Institute
  4. Enrolment number given by Council of Architecture is necessary

The admission Process will be governed by the rules and regulations as prescribed by the Council of Architecture and D Y Patil University, Ambi, Pune.


A.  If letter grades are assigned at SSC, HSC, Diploma, Bachelor of Science or its equivalent examination, the Candidate must submit the certificate of conversion of letter grades into equivalent marks from the concerned competent authority or Board at the time of submission of Application Form. The eligibility shall be decided on the basis of equivalent marks.

B.  If the Candidate reappears for the qualifying examination with all subjects, then the marks obtained in the latest examination shall only be considered.

Selection Process:

All Eligible students willing to apply should submit their ‘Academic Credentials’ and all relevant ‘Entrance Test Scores’, on or before the last date mentioned in the Admission Brochure of School of Architecture. A merit list will be published on D. Y Patil University, Ambi, Pune website. Selected students will take the admission on or before the last date given in the Admission Brochure of School of Architecture.

Professional collaborations:

Sr.No Name of Organization/Company Type Scope
1 Folk Fitness Training Services MOU Introduce different folk dances and fitness exercises based on folk dances on a weekly basis. These sessions planned to link to ongoing design studios with an objective to enhance cultural understanding & lateral thinking and also inculcate healthy life style.
2 Blueprint Designs, Authorised Autocad Academic Adoption Partners MOU For Digital training and globally accepted certifications
3 Professional Consortium. Click here for more info...


Mrs.. Aishwarya Bhangre

Ar. Omkar Samudra

Ar. Sham Kolhatkar

Ar. Seemantini Nakil

Ar. Swaminath Swamy

Ar. Sangita Kuvalekar

Ar. Milind Deshmukh

Ar. Ketki Lomte

Mrs. Anuradha Date

Mrs. . Arti Tawar

Ar. Durgesh Kulkarni

Ar. Samira Gupte

Ar. Aishwarya Bhangre

Mrs. Naheed B Mir

Assistant Professor. Priyanka Babar

Ar. Aakash Shah

Ar. Sayli Pawar Barse

Ar. Poonam Solanki

Ar. Sanjukta Das

Ar. Akif Pathan

Er. Anuja Padole

Mr.. Shrikant Parsewar


Ar. Nikhil Raut

Ar. Rohan Chavan

Ar. Nikhilesh Patil

Academic Calendar

B. Arch Academic Calendar 2020-21
Commencement of Teaching First Term Second Term
Commencement of Teaching 15/06/2020 01/12/2020
Tutorial/Juries/Presenation-1 13/07/2020 To 15/07/2020 04/01/2021 To 06/01/2021
Tutorial/Juries/presenation-2 27/08/2020 To 29/08/2020 27/01/2021 To 29/01/2021
Mid Semester Assessments/Juries 14/09/2020 To 16/09/2020 22/02/2021 To 24/02/2021
Conclusion of Term 15/10/2020 31/03/2021
University Practical /Oral Examination. 19/10/2020 To 22/10/2020 05/04/2021 To 09/04 /2021
End Semester Examination 28/10/2020 To 07/11/2020 19/04/2021 To 30/04/2021
Winter Training (Post & Pre Study tour report, Study Tour) - 10/11/2020 To 28/11/2020
Summer Training - 13/05/2021 To 30/05 /2021

*The school/college has all the rights to revise the academic calendar at any time

Programme Structure:

  • Five year programme revolves around ‘studios’ aided by labs, workshops, site visits, electives, and regular lectures. First three years enable student’s fundamental understanding of Architecture. Fourth and Fifth years are for advancement of architecture profession.
  • For holistic exposure, through the education process with an exposure to Art, History, Sociology, Psychology, Technology and yet keeping Humanity and environment as a core subjects. Students get an opportunity to experience professional internship of 16 -18 weeks with professional offices.
  • DYPUSOA, works on a Semester system, in which a day on field is mandatory for students and faculties. A project undertaken as ‘Social Service’ is planned to linked to CSR projects to make students socially responsive.
  • To enable each student to map his or her unique traits and interest and realize their own individual professional potential, pupils are offered a wide range of professional & open elective courses. Electives are designed especially to hone the specialised and ever changing industry requirements from the young graduate maximizing his or her employability in today’s competitive job market.
  • Practical Training and RSP courses are planned to increase student’s exposure towards fieldwork, remarkable architecture and passionate professionals from the field. In addition, students are required to invest 30 hours per week for rigorous academics.
  • On successful completion of five years, students are awarded Baccalaureate of Architecture degree by D Y Patil University, Pune which is recongnised by Council of Architecture, New Delhi.

Admission Handbook



Board Of Studies:

Ar. Utpal Sharma

BOS Member
Director, Institute of Architecture and Planning, Nirma University, Ahmedabad

Ar. Pushkar Kanvinde

BOS Member
Mentor and Principal (retd.) at BKPS College of Architecture, Pune

Ar. Ajay Kulkarni

BOS Member
Eminent Architect and Academician, Aurangabad

Ar. Omkar Samudra


Ar. Sham Kolhatkar

Professor in Design Chair DYPUSOA, Special Invitee
Retd. Principal Bharti Vidyapith

Dr. Ravindra Deshmukh

Professor in Design Chair

Ar. Seemantini Nakil

BOS Member
Associate Professor, HOD and Programme Head (B.Arch.), DYPUSOA

Ar. Aishwarya Bhangre

BOS Member
Assistant Professor, DYPUSOA

Ar. Ketan Hande

BOS Member
Alumni and Entrepreneur Architect

Dr. Supriya Nene

BOS Member
D Y Patil University Pune

Industry Experts:

Architect. Seema Bahirat
Visiting Architect & Visiting faculty

Seema Bahirat Architect & Interior Designer

Ar. Sneha Telang
Visiting Former Associate Director

Jones Lang LaSalle India Private Ltd

Ar. . Nikhilesh Patil
Visiting Architect

@CanvaHous De’Atelier

Ar. . Raunak Giri
Visiting Architect

TIME Architecture

Ar. Ramchandra Gohad
Visiting Professor

Gohad Architects Ex. Deputy Director of the Town Planning Department Pune.

Ar. Pushkar Kanvinde
Visiting Professor(Mentor)

Mentor and Principal (Retd.) at BKPS College of Architecture Pune

Mr. Rajendra Yeolekar
Visiting Professor (Allied)


Ar. Sarita Bajaj
Visiting Professor


Ar. Arthur Coutinho
Visiting Professor


Ar. Seema Bahirat
Visiting Professor

Seema Bahirat Architect & Interior Designer

Ar. Krishna Patil
Visiting Professor

Palvi Arch Group

Ar. Rachana Nair
Visiting Professor

Rachna Nair Designs

Ar. Mayuresh Gore
Visiting Associate Professor

Geodesy Design Collaborative Pvt. Ltd.

Ar. Shraddha Samudra
Visiting Associate Professor

Shrom Design Studio Pune

Ar. Mayur Rajgurav
Visiting Associate Professor

The Architect Studio

Ar. Rohit Kolekar
Visiting Associate Professor


Ar. Raunak Giri
Visiting Assistant Professor

TIME Architecture

Ar. Hemal Chauhan
Visiting Assistant Professor

Hemal Chauhan Architects

Ar.. Sangeeta Kuvalekar
Visiting Architect

NIMA Architects and Planners


DYPUSOA has proved to be more than just a professional stepping-stone for me. It has not only helped me in successfully crafting my architectural career but has also played an instrumental role in my individuation. DYPU's green and serene campus and intellectually stimulating built environments of the 'School of Architecture' perfectly complement each other in creating an oasis of architectural learning. And it goes without saying that its convivial atmosphere was always accentuated by a sense of self-discipline and self-responsibility that I found most empowering. Contrary to popular belief, a 5-year architecture course as taught at DYPUSOA is more daunting than you think. It's the research-oriented and industry-experienced faculty that makes the learning uncomplicated through their pedagogy. Today, I owe my success to DYPUSOA and will stand by it whenever called upon.

Ms. Parnika Waghmare - Admission: 2014-15

DYPUSOA always provided me with a platform to grow and showcase my capabilities. It has resulted in making me a skillful and competitive architectural professional and a team leader. Every student has some unique skill in which he or she can excel; All the curricular and co-curricular activities at DYPUSOA have helped us in exploring and exercising these unique skills and taught us to use them to our advantage. To augment these skills in each student, DYPUSOA has a faculty specialized and experienced in all the subjects taught under the academic curriculum along with many practicing professionals who come as visiting faculty. All the learning is supplemented by a healthy dose of extra-curricular activities and keeps you on your toes throughout the course. To sum up, If life is all about the choices you make, with an advantage of hindsight, I can confidently say that by selecting DYPSOA, I have made the right one.

Ma. Shantanu Roy - Admission: 2014-15

As a fresh graduate, I must admit that DYPUSOA has transformed my personal and professional life to afford me a head-start in a very competitive industry. I'm more confident as an individual and qualitatively differentiated as a novice professional architect. To be specific, the management electives I took in my final year, are proving to be most instrumental in my CV to raise my job profile, as even with the exceptional basic skillset nowadays it's very difficult to differentiate yourself in the job market. Everything that we were taught sometimes pushing us out of our comfort zone has come to fruition. The overall discipline and academic rigor inculcated in us by the DYPUSOA faculty that we dreaded once, has not only made us competitive architects but well-rounded individuals. Curricular and co-curricular activities always complemented each other in providing us with the much needed professional edge to keep us at the frontiers of the profession.

Ma. Advait Kolte - Admission: 2014-15

DYPUSOA played a pivotal role in shaping my personality and professional life. The 5-year journey was full of challenges and overcoming these challenges. DYPUSOA's environment and faculty were extremely instrumental in preparing me to successfully overcome these challenges and hone my capabilities to realize my true potential. All the curricular and co-curricular activities were planned and managed to complement each other and optimize fun and learning. Vertical Studio, Workshops, Professional Practice & Training, was taught and managed very effectively to match our interests and skills to appropriate architectural firms and offices. This along with specialized electives on our resume has opened several opportunities for us, from post-graduation to working abroad, nothing seems impossible!

Ma. Vidhan Goel - Admission: 2014-15

What our fresh students say...

DYPUSOA is a high-spirited abode of architectural education and learning. Its environment is full of creative thinking and action that keeps everyone involved in curricular and co-curricular activities with full enthusiasm. And having served as Unit-Secretary as well as the Zonal-Convener for the National Association of Students of Architecture (NASA), I can confidently vouch for that. It's the collective and dedicated efforts of faculties as well as students that make all such events successful and memorable. Along with co-curricular activities, DYPUSOA regularly organizes various hands-on workshops, seminars, and vertical studios that help us explore architecture theory and practice alike.

Ma.Shubham Agale - Fifth Year Admission: 2015-16

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