ROYAL SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE

BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE:

01. COURSE OVERVIEW:

Royal School of Architecture is an outcome of increasing demand for well qualified Architectural professionals in India owing to its projected urban rate of growth. The School endeavours to contribute to the Nation’s building plans as well as NE region’s growth by offering students of Architecture a creative environment for self-expression, self-discovery and intellectual growth. Architecture as a profession involves and influences positively the way the built environment is planned, designed, used and maintained to improve the quality of life.

02. SYLLABUS:

The School offers a 5-year undergraduate degree program, “Bachelor of Architecture”, comprising of 10 semesters (9 working semester + 1 Internship), and is affiliated to Gauhati University, Guwahati.

03. CURRICULUM:

1st Semester

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Sl. No. Sub Code Subject
1 ARC 1.1 Basic Design
2 ARC 1.2 Building Construction & Materials - I
3 ARC 1.3 Graphics - I
4 ARC 1.4 Early Civilization Art, Culture & Architecture
5 ENG 1.5 Structure - I
6 ART 1.6 Visual Arts
7 ARC 1.7 Workshop - I

2nd Semester

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Sl. No. Sub Code Subject
1 ARC 2.1 Architectural Design - I
2 ARC 2.2 Building Construction & Materials - II
3 ARC 2.3 Graphics - II
4 ARC 2.4 History of Architecture - I
5 ENG 2.5 Structure - II
6 ENG 2.6 Surveying & Levelling
7 ART 2.7 Art Appreciation
8 ARC 2.8 Workshop - II - Arch. Model Making

3rd Semester

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Sl. No. Sub Code Subject
1 ARC 3.1 Architectural Design - II
2 ARC 3.2 Building Construction & Materials - III
3 ARC 3.3 Graphics - III
4 ARC 3.4 History of Architecture - II
5 ENG 3.5 Structure - III
6 ARC 3.6 Building Services
7 ARC 3.7 Computer Application in Architecture - I
8 ARC 3.8 Env. Science (Climatology)

4th Semester

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Sl. No. Sub Code Subject
1 ARC 4.1 Architectural Design - III
2 ARC 4.2 Building Construction & Materials - IV
3 ARC 4.3 Architectural Presentation
4 ARC 4.4 History of Architecture
5 ENG 4.5 Structure - IV
6 ARC 4.6 Building Services - II
7 ARC 4.7 Computer Application in Architecture - IV

5th Semester

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Sl. No. Sub Code Subject
1 ARC 5.1 Architectural Design - IV
2 ARC 5.2 Building Construction & Materials - V
3 ARC 5.3 History of Architecture - IV
4 HUM 5.4 Humanities (Sociology & Economics)
5 ENG 5.5 Structure - V
6 ARC 5.6 Building Services - III
7 ARC 5.7 Computer Application in Architecture - III
8 ARC 5.8 Theory of Architecture - I

6th Semester

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Sl. No. Sub Code Subject
1 ARC 6.1 Architectural Design - V
2 ARC 6.2 Building Construction & Materials - VI
3 ARC 6.3 Theory of Architecture - II
4 ARC 6.4 Estimating & Costing
5 ENG 6.5 Structure - VI
6 ARC 6.6 Building Services - IV(Acoustics)
7 ARC 6.7 Contemporary Architecture
8 ARC 6.8 Working Drawing

7th Semester

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Sl. No. Sub Code Subject
1 ARC 7.1 Architectural Design - VI
2 ARC 7.2 Building Construction & Materials - VII
3 ARC 7.3 Town Planning - I
4 ARC 7.4 Professional Practice - I
5 ENG 7.5 Structure - VII
6 ARC 7.6 Interior Design
7 ARC 7.7 Landscape Architecture
8 ENG 7.8 Earth Quake Resistant

8th Semester

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Sl. No. Sub Code Subject
1 ARC 8.1 Architectural Design - VII
2 ARC 8.2 Building Construction & Materials - VIII
3 ARC 8.3 Town Planning - II
4 ARC 8.4 Professional Practice - II
5 ARC 8.5 Elective - I
6 ENG 8.6 Construction Management

9th Semester

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Sl. No. Sub Code Subject
1 ARC 9.1 Architectural Design Project
2 ARC 9.2 Elective - II

10th Semester

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Sl. No. Sub Code Subject
1 ARC 10.1 Professional Training

04. PEDAGOGY:

Architecture is a 5 year degree course, approved by the Council of Architecture, New Delhi and recognised by the AICTE. In Architectural education, the design studio lies at the heart, where learning through a well-documented pedagogical process of ‘learning by doing’ forms the primary student experience. An often-tenuous connection between academics and industry is also created since it is a practise-oriented field.

05. COURSE OUTLINE:

The course is outlined to develop a student into a fully equipped and trained Architect set to face the challenges towards a healthy infrastructural development of the nation.

06. ACADEMIC INDUSTRY INTERFACE:

• Organisational Intervention: Royal School of Architecture is associated with various organisations like ‘Indian Institute of Architects, Mumbai’ & ‘Indian Green Building Council’ , to provide a platform to the students for a healthy interaction with practising maestros of the field and associates from the industry.

• Aedificatoria:An annual event by the Royal School of Architecture to enable its students to showcase their work to the architectural and non-architectural fraternity in the form of an exhibition and also interactive sessions by famous personalities from the field to broaden their vision. Noted personalities like Ar. Christopher Charles Benninger, Ar. Yatin Pandya, Ar. Brinda Somaya, Ar. Nandini Sampat have motivated the students at different times.

• Study Tour/ Documentation Trip: Rapid Globalisation is resulting into an extinction of our heritage, thus making it a responsibility of every architect to safeguard it. As a part of our academic curriculum, an annual Documentation of heritage sites is materialised across the country through study tours and measured drawings.

• Workshops: Regular workshops are conducted and participated in throughout the academic calendar to enhance the skills and expose the students beyond academics.

07. LEARNING FACILITIES:

• Design Studios: Comprises of drawing tables which enables the students of the “learning by doing” process.

• Lecture Halls:Equipped with high end day view projection systems & interactive smart boards for highly empowered teaching & learning experiences.

• Workshop:: Equipped with a workshop along with the expertise and machinery for carpentry and welding, the students are trained to gain practical knowledge byhands on training.

• Model-Making Room: Equipped with machines and instruments to enable students to convert their imagination into a product

• Computer Lab:Equipped with high end computers with applicable softwares to enable students to convert their imagination into a virtual reality

• Computer Lab:Equipped with a high tech lab with gadgets to measure various weathering conditions like Sun Dials, Weather Station, Barometer, Solarimeter etc.

• Material Museum:Equipped with the latest building materials in the market to keep the students updated.

• Library:An in-house library apart from the Central Library is equipped with a collection of books, journals and e-journals from the field of Architecture.

FACULTY

Ar. Anita P. Yammiyavar, Principal
MBA in Project Management (Sikkim Manipal University), B.Arch. (Karnataka University)
Registered member of Council of Architecture
Fellow of Indian Institute of Architects
Experience: 9 years academic, 15 years industry
E-mail: anitap.yammiyavar@rgi.edu.in

COMMUNIQUE:Architecture relates to the study of built habitat and influences positively the way the built environment is planned, designed, used and maintained to improve the quality of life. Architects design the habitat to meet specific needs of the user. It is the creative conservation of space that brings together the Arts, Sciences, Engineering and technology in a sustainable and ecologically viable interdisciplinary mix. Advancement in Technology along with present national focus on infrastructure development has provided limelight and tremendous opportunities to the profession of Architecture as it helps to conceptualize, build and transform the built environment around us. The role of an architect influences generations of humans, animals and trees, be it a simple and a humble bamboo hut or a massive urban tower or even an urban settlement.
There is an increasing demand for well qualified Architecture professionals in India owing to its projected urban rate of growth. Royal School of Architecture endeavors to contribute to the Nation’s building plans as well as NE region’s growth by offering students of Architecture a creative environment for self-expression, self-discovery and intellectual growth aided by valuable inputs from all the integrated schools of RGI.

Ar. Gautam Sarma, Professor (Design Chair)
B.Arch. (Punjab University)
Registered member of Council of Architecture
Experience: 6 years academic, 27 years industry
E-mail: gautam.sarma@rgi.edu.in

Ar. Dhrubojyoti Sonowal, Assistant Professor
M.Arch. in Theory Design (School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi),
B.Arch. (Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur)
Registered member of Council of Architecture
Experience: 9 months academic, 1 year industry
E-mail: dhrubojyoti.sonowal@rgi.edu.in

Ar. Dwijomala Hanjabam, Assistant Professor
M.Arch. in Urban Design (CEPT University)
B.Arch. (Mumbai University)
Registered member of Council of Architecture
Experience: 1.7 years academic, 4 years industry
E-mail:dwijomala.hanjabam@rgi.edu.in

Ar. Nabajit Deka, Assistant Professor
MA (Art, Design & Communication) in Interaction & Information Design (CEPT University)
B.Arch. (Jamia Millia Islamia University)
Registered member of Council of Architecture
Experience: 1.7 years academic, 1.5 years industry
E-mail: nabajit.deka@rgi.edu.in

Ar. Praschaya Kaushik, Assistant Professor
Masters in Urban and Regional Planning (CEPT University)
B.Arch. (Gauhati University)
Registered member of Council of Architecture
Publications: 1 National Journal, 2 International Journals
Experience: 2.7 years academic
E-mail: praschaya.kaushik@rgi.edu.in

Ar. Shaheen Nazif, Assistant Professor
M.Sc. in Integrated Sustainable Design (NUS)
B.Arch. (UPTU)
Registered member of Council of Architecture
Experience: 1.9 years academic, 3 years industry
E-mail: shaheen.nazif@rgi.edu.in

Ar. Syed Gufik Hussain, Assistant Professor
B.Arch. (Gauhati University)
Registered member of Council of Architecture
Experience: 1.9 years academic, 1 year industry
E-mail: syed.gufik@rgi.edu.in

Ar. Tanaya Deka Sinha, Assistant Professor
PGD in Construction Management (NICMAR)
B.Arch. (Anna University)
Registered member of Council of Architecture
Experience: 1.5 years academic, 6.5 years industry
E-mail: tanaya.sinha@rgi.edu.in

Ar. Dhrubajyoti Padun, Assistant Professor
M.Arch. (IIT Roorkee)
B.Arch. (SPA Bhopal)
Registered member of Council of Architecture
Experience: 1 year academic
E-mail: dhrubajyoti.padun@rgi.edu.in

Ar. Arnav Bhagawati, Assistant Professor
B.Arch. (NIT Hamirpur)
Registered member of Council of Architecture
Experience: 1 year industry
E-mail: arnav.bhagawati@rgi.edu.in

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