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B. Arch and B. Planning Differences


Architecture, Planning and Design have always been 3 very closely related fields with professionals and academics often dabbing into all 3 at some point in their careers or in some cases even simultaneously. While the degree for architectural design and planning initially covered various aspects of design, research and urban living, it became necessary to study, learn and apply both of these fields more extensively due to rapid urbanisation and various environmental issues of the modern times there by separating design from planning. Although at its core both of these fields thrive on the same principle of creating functional spaces, there are some key elements that set them apart.

B.Arch is one of the most prominent courses in construction and designing. The course has earned more recognition over the years due to the government and private institutions' increase in infrastructure and construction. During the 5-years allow the students to earn proficiency in designing, preparing blueprints for constructing infrastructure, and supervising and finalizing the process of the project for the private and public sectors.

B.Planning or Bachelors in Planning is steadily growing as the government, and the people of the economy are becoming more inclined towards proper planning and designing of the country and the infrastructure of cities and towns. Thus, one is imparted with a deep-dive knowledge of planning - urban and rural areas, real estate development, and housing settlement.

Getting admission into the undergraduate program for Architecture and Planning requires dedication and passion for the course. The criteria for admission in Bachelors of Architecture and Bachelors in Planning more or less have similar requirements however vary in certain aspects:

  • For Bachelors in Architecture, one has to score a minimum of 50% marks in their 10+2, from a recognized central or state board with compulsory subjects like Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry.

  • However, for B. Planning, a student requires a minimum of 50% in the higher secondary examination from a recognized board of examination with mathematics as their compulsory subject.

  • A person, having a diploma under 10+3 type of examination from any discipline and a recognized university or board examination can apply for Bachelors in Planning or Bachelors in Architecture.

B.Planning Syllabus

  • Elements of Economics

  • Applied Hydrology and Geology

  • Planning with Quantitative and Statistical Methods

  • Techniques of Planning

  • Urban Planning

  • Regional Planning

  • Planning Studio

  • Fundamentals of Building Structure

  • Basic Design

B.Arch Syllabus

  • Architectural Design

  • Visual Arts and Basic Design

  • Computer Applications

  • Building Construction

  • Theory of Structures

  • Environmental Studies

  • Model making and Workshop

  • Climate-responsive Design

  • Surveying and Leveling

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