New Delhi: The Ministry of Education on Tuesday relaxed admission criteria for admission to Bachelor of Architecture courses in view of the partial cancellation of Class XII board exams.
“In view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the partial cancellation of Class XII exams by several boards across the country, the Ministry of Education on the recommendations of Council of Architecture has decided to relax the eligibility for admission to B.Arch Course for 2020-2021,” Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ tweeted.
In view of the ongoing #COVID19 pandemic and the partial cancellation of class XII #exams by several Boards across the country, the Ministry of Education on the recommendations of @CouncilofArchi1 has decided to relax the eligibility for admission to B.Arch. Course for 2020-2021.
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) August 4, 2020
In a series of tweets, the minister wrote, “Now, candidates who have passed the 10+2 scheme of examination with PCM subjects or 10+3 diploma with Mathematics shall be eligible for admission to the first year of B.Arch. course for 2020-2021.”
According to the Pokhriyal’s tweet, the candidates should have qualified an aptitude test in Architecture, i.e. NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) or JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) for admission to the B.Arch. course.