The Council of Architecture incorporated under the Architects’ Act 1972 is empowered to regulate education in the field of architecture and to ensure quality and competency of the registered architects. To monitor the quality of education, Council has prescribed minimum standards of architecture education and conducts periodic inspections of institutions. In recent times, the focus on inspection has shifted to quantitative assessment thus neglecting the qualitative aspects of education.
To overcome this shortcoming of the process, the Council has decided to reform the inspection process and focus on qualitative aspects of education by launching the new portal “Academics & Approval Process of the Council of Architecture”. The new portal provides for grant of approval to institutions for imparting programmes in Architecture and enables institutions to submit online applications for seeking extension of approval, additional intake, introduction of course for UG/ PG/ Diploma courses, within the academic calendar prescribed by the Council.
The portal introduces revised formats of Applications forms to be submitted by institutions and Assessment reports to be submitted by Inspectors appointed by the Council and also offers various online services to the institutions. Apart from the above, the portal also automates different processes of Academic Department of the Council for smooth functioning.