Minimum Standards of Architectural Education Regulations, 2020 Launched By MHRD


Continuing relevant educational reforms being pursued by the Ministry of Education, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, the Minister of Education virtually introduced the “Minimum Standards of Architectural Education Regulations, 2020.” The occasion was also praised by Minister of State for Education, Shri Sanjay Dhotre. Also present on the event were senior officials of the Ministry of Education and President of the Architecture Council, Ar Habeeb Khan.

Nishank emphasized the special architectural beauty of India, its monuments and temples when addressing the attendees. He said COA should take ideas from Architecture’s present and past relics, and bring a paradigm shift in the architecture area to make India a global leader once again. The Minister was confident that these Architectural Education Regulations, formulated by the Council’s experts, will be prepared to address the country’s major human habitat and built environment challenges and issues and elevate India to a new high in the areas of innovation and development of skills. He said India’s architecture is grounded in its history, its culture and its religion.

The Minister said that with the announcement of National Education Policy 2020, our Prime Minister’s dream for a modern and prosperous India, Shri Narendra Modi, relies on the students who have to get trained for the challenges of the 21st century. NEP is proposing a lot of significant reforms and execution requires contributions from everybody. And these Architectural Education Regulations are definitely another significant step in this direction, taking forth other suggestions and proposals from the proposed NEP. He congratulated the Architecture Council and Ar. Habeeb Khan, Chairman, Council on the introduction of the Architectural Education Regulations and wished the Council every success in its future endeavours.

Addressing the gathering Shri Dhotre said these regulations were in the attempting to make for a long time and finally saw the light of day after a long wait since the past Regulations made in 1983. The education situation has since endured a vast shift throughout the world. It was therefore high time the Architectural Education Regulations in the country were updated in light of the recent developments in the sector. The ancient cities, monuments, temples, buildings, etc. are all Rich Indian Cultural Heritage and Awe-inspiring Architecture Testaments. Modern India Architecture has the potential to compete with the world’s very best.

Shri Dhotre hoped that the student-centric approach of these Regulations shall equip the students to learn and develop their skills in a much-improved manner and enable them to take up the challenges of the 21st century.

Check out the Highlights Of The Architectural Education Regulations here.

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