Examination & Evaluation Policy

Following is the list of examination/evaluation academic policy followed by Department of Architecture. It mentions the eligibility criteria for the following topics.

  • Finishing the course (Bachelors in Architecture)
  • Eligibility for internship (which happens in 7th semester)
  • Appearing in exams/modules/semester
  • Promotion to higher semesters
  • Completion of Dissertation Projects
  • Unfair Means of Copying (IU Policy)


  • Odd semesters are prerequisites for consecutive odd semesters. For example, 3rd semester is a prerequisite for 5th semester.
  • Even semesters are prerequisites for consecutive even semesters. For example, 2nd semester is a prerequisite for 4th semester.
  • A student can have a maximum of 2 backlogs from the prerequisite semester. More than two backlogs from the prerequisite semester leads to a disqualification from appearing in the consecutive even/odd semester.
  • A five year degree course of B.Arch. is divided in two phases as follows:
    • Phase I - Semester 1 to semester 6
    • Phase II - Semester 7 to semester 10
  • To qualify for phase II, a student cannot have more than two backlogs in phase I. Also, a student cannot have a backlog in a Design Project module in phase I to qualify for phase II.
  • Thus, before starting phase II, a student must clear his backlog of Design Project Module.

Chart- for Maximum Allowed Backlogs


  • Pass in Previous odd for odd & even for even is compulsory to be eligible for Design Project of current semester.
  • Pass in all studios from 1-6 is compulsory for official internship in 7th semester
  • More than 4 accumulative Back logs in different semesters will result in non-promotion to higher semester within each Phase of the program.
  • To be promoted to Sem. 8 (phase 2) Completion of internship is mandatory
  • Pass grade is a pre requisite in Design Project for semester 8 to be promoted to 9 DP to be promoted to 10 DP.
  • More than 3 Backlogs within an odd or even semester would lead to non-promotion in the next odd to odd and even to even semester.
  • 6 Collaborative programs to be completed for completion of the course The pass percentage shall not be less than 45% in each subject (in each internal & external component) and shall not be less than
  • 50% in the aggregate. Candidates who have passed in the internal assessment, shall only be permitted to appear in an external examination.


  • The students must apply to the architecture firms/offices from the list of firms/offices given to them from the department.
  • Only one student from each batch is allowed to intern with a firm
  • In no case whatsoever, a student is allowed to do internship at a relative`s office. The students and their parents will duly sign an undertaking stating the same. In case, student is found to be deviating from the above norm, his/her internship will be considered invalid & the student will have to repeat his internship semester.
  • In case a student wishes to do internship at an office/firm, which is not in the given list, he/she has to get an approval from the internship committee of IDEA Indus University. The principal architect of the architecture firm/ office should have at least 10 years of experience and should be registered with CoA.
  • In case a student wishes to do his/her internship outside India, he/she must get it approved from the internship committee. Also, the principal architect of the respective firm should be registered with the governing body of architecture practice of the respective country.
  • Internship Semester carries 100 marks for evaluation. 50% marks for the internship will be given on the basis of Viva-voce conducted on completion of the internship. Remaining 50% marks will be based on the weekly reports given by the student on weekly basis in addition to monthly & Completion certificate given by the respective offices.
  • A backlog in Design Project module in any semester even or odd before the internship (7th semester) leads to disqualification for doing internship until all design modules are cleared.


  • Students can Identify and confirm internal guides to register for dissertation topics before Review 1.
  • Dissertation Evaluation Structure:
    • 4 reviews of 5 mark each.
    • 30 marks on final jury to be given by external juror
    • 50 marks to be given by the guide
  • Based on the dissertation report the external jurors shall be finalized and viva-voice will be conducted.
  • Plagiarism would result in immediate disqualification of the project.
  • Dissertation timeline would be of 26 weeks. At the ends of 26 weeks’ students are supposed to submit their dissertation report. Any extension of the above period will result in failure in the particular semester.


  • Credits will be allotted for successfully completing one collaborative program. Each Collaborative program is of 100 marks.
  • A student must attend a minimum of 6 collaborative programs to attain the degree.
  • First two collaborative programs conducted at the end of 1st semester and 2nd semester respectively are mandatory for the 1st year students.
  • Black listed students will not be allowed to attend collaborative programs, outside Gujarat.


  • A vertical Design Project will be conducted every odd semester in which students from 2nd, 3rd and 5th year can participate.
  • Students will be awarded equal number credits as they are offered in the regular Design Project.
  • Vertical Design Project will have a Common Theme for students participating from odd semester of 2nd, 3rd & 5th year. The scale and Programmatic requirements of Design Project may vary for students from respective semesters.


  • Maximum 3 gracing marks will be given per subject (Theory & Practical) in only ESE and for all students (Regular or repeater students) to fulfill minimum pass criteria.


  • 50% weightage is for internal marks and the remaining 50% is for external marks.
  • To pass, a student must score at least 45% marks of the aggregate of internal and external marks in a particular subject.
  • Internship: Refer to “internship policy” section.
  • Dissertation: refer to “Dissertation project policy” section.
  • Module 1 and Module 2 have end semester exams. So, marks obtained in the end semester exam will be considered as external marks.
  • Subjects in which end semester exam is not conducted, the marks given by the external examiner will be considered as external marks.
  • Module with no end semester exam and no visiting faculty, the internalmarks will be given on the basis of work that the students do in the classroom, CIE. Also, the external marks will be given on the basis of portfolio that they will submit by the end of that module.
  • The internal marks for a module are given on the basis of CIE (Continuous Internal Evaluation). A faculty conducting a particular module is supposed to conduct at least 5 reviews/tests/surprise tests during the module. Surprise tests will also contribute to internal marks.

ATTENDANCE CRITERIA (refer to “Students` Code OfConduct”)

  • Minimum 80% overall
  • Absence from Internal exam would require a Medical Certificate for Reexamination.
  • Absence from external exam would result in failure.
  • *Medical Leaves won’t be considered on the minimum criteria’s. Medical leaves will only be considered on 100% attendance.