In exercise of the powers conferred by sub section (1) of section 3 and section 15 of the Andhra Pradesh Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admissions and Prohibition of Capitation Fee) Act, 1983 (Andhra Pradesh Act No.5 of 1983) and in supersession of the Andhra Pradesh Planning and Architecture Common Entrance Test (PACET) for entry into 5-year B.Arch and 4-year B.Plng and other related courses Rules, 2004 issued in G.O.Ms.No.34 Higher Education (EC.2) Department dt: 07.04.2004 and the Andhra Pradesh Regulation of admissions into Under Graduate Professional courses in Planning and Architecture (B.Arch, B.Planning and other related courses) Rules, 2006 issued in G.O.Ms.No.60 Higher Education (EC.2) Department dt: 26.05.2006 and as amended from time to time, the Governor of Andhra Pradesh hereby makes the following Rules for Admission into Professional Institutions imparting Under Graduate Professional courses in Architecture (B.Arch and other related courses) in the State.
Eligibility Criteria for Admission:
The eligibility criteria for Admission into Under Graduate 5-year B.Arch course shall be as mentioned below;
(i) The candidate should be of Indian Nationality
(ii) The candidate should satisfy ‘local’/’non-local’ status requirements as laid down in the A.P. Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admission) order, 1974, as subsequently amended.
(iii) The candidate should have passed the qualifying examination either in,-
(a) 10+2 or equivalent and secured 50% marks (45% in case of reserved categories) in aggregate with Mathematics as subject. Or
(b) 10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognized by State Government and secured 50% aggregate marks (45% in case of reserved categories) in aggregate with Mathematics as subject.
(iv) The candidates should also have secured State Architecture Rank and satisfy other conditions as laid down in these rules.
(v) Provided that Category B seats shall be as specified in Rule 7 (ii) (c) of these rules.
(vi) The vacant seats, if any, in B.Arch course shall be filled only with candidates who secured SAR/score at Online NATA test conducted by Council of Architecture and satisfied other conditions.
(vii) The candidates should satisfy local/non-local status requirement as laid down in the Andra Pradesh Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admissions) order, 1974 as subsequently amended for admission into category A seats in Unaided Professional Institutions and for all seats in University colleges.
. Allotment of Seats:
(i) University colleges
All the sanctioned intake of seats in Under Graduate Professional Institutions offering Architecture and other related courses in University colleges shall be filled by the Convener, Architecture admissions. Such seats shall be allotted to eligible candidates on the basis of State Architecture Rank by following the provisions of the rules laid down hereunder
(ii) Unaided Non-Minority and Minority Professional Institutions
(a) The seats allotted in each un-Aided Non Minority and Minority Under Graduate Professional institutions for admission of candidates under these rules shall be classified as;
(a) Category A seats
(b) Category B seats
(b) The Category A seats shall be 70% of sanctioned intake of seats in B.Arch courses in Unaided Non Minority and Minority Professional Institutions, which shall be filled with eligible candidates on the basis of State Architecture Rank following the procedure and reservations laid down in these rules hereunder.
(c) The Category B seats shall be 30% of the total intake of seats in this course in respect of Unaided Non Minority and Minority Professional Institutions, which shall be open for admission to all the eligible candidates including candidates belonging to other States and Union Territories of India and NRIs on merit basis, following the provisions of Rule 7 (ii) (c ).
(d) In case of Minority Professional Institutions, the seats shall be filled up by the eligible candidates of the concerned Minority, as a percentage of total seats and should satisfy the minimum percentage norm as prescribed by the Government while according the minority status.
Method of Admission:
The general guidelines for the admission of candidates into Professional
Institutions offering B.Arch courses shall be as follows,-
i) The admissions into all the University colleges offering Under Graduate B.Arch course shall be made through single window system in the order of merit on the basis of State Architecture Rank.
ii) All the seats in the Unaided Non Minority/ Minority Institutions offering
Under Graduate Professional courses in B.Arch shall be filled as follows:
a) All the Category A seats shall be filled by the respective
Institutions by admitting candidates as allotted by the Convener, Architecture Admissions/Convener, Architecture (AC) Admissions, as the case may be depending upon the option exercised by the institution as per Rule 7 (ii) (a) of these rules.
b) All the Category B seats shall be filled by the respective Institutions on merit basis following the procedure laid down in Rule 7 (ii) (c ) hereunder.
c) The admission of the candidates made in various Unaided Non
Minority and Minority Professional Institutions shall be subject to scrutiny by the Inspecting Authority appointed for the
iii) The Convener, Architecture Admissions/Convener, Architecture (AC) Admissions shall allot candidates to Institutions in terms of Rules laid
iv) The admissions shall be made in the order of merit on the basis of the
v) The total number of candidates to be admitted in all the Professional
Institutions offering B.Arch shall not exceed the limits prescribed by All India Council for Technical Education/Council of Architecture from time to time.
(II) To fill up Convener seats in un Aided Minority Institutions who have opted for admissions based on State Architecture Rank through SW-II window
(1) The Convener, Architecture (AC) Admissions shall collect lists of SAR qualified candidates prepared by the Convener, Architecture Admissions.
(2) The Convener, Architecture (AC) Admissions shall prepare and notify the schedule for admissions, venue, timings and all other necessary details in at least three leading newspapers one each in Telugu, Urdu and English, at least 8-10 days before the commencement of counselling. The decision of the Committee for Architecture (AC) Admissions shall be final in issuing notification, schedule and procedure of counselling.
FEE for Professional Institutions offering B.Arch course:
i) “The fee payable per student per annum for each discipline in each institution shall be as prescribed by the Admission and Fee Regulatory Committee.
ii) The fee prescribed and collected from Non Resident Indian/Non Resident Indian sponsored candidates in excess of the fees prescribed
for Non NRI candidates under category B shall be utilized for benefiting the students from economically weaker sections of the society whose eligibility criteria shall be notified by the Government. The mechanism for extending such benefit to the students belonging to economically weaker sections shall be as prescribed by the Admission and Fee Regulatory Committee.
iii) The Government may notify specific Fee Waiver Scheme (s) with the approval of Admission and Fee Regulatory Committee for benefiting the disadvantageous sections of society.