About the Course

The School offers a Council of Architecture approved, B. Arch degree. The course looks at the discipline of Architecture as an interlinked entity, which sources from varied fields such as Mass Communication, Design, and Management to provide a holistic idea of the built environment to the students. The course also recognizes the multiplicity and changing nature of future roles open to the architect. The students are afforded the freedom to engage with the discipline at many levels, and through multiple channels where they are allowed to choose their own unique pathways through the course.

The Foundation Year is common with the Design courses, in which the students encounter their courses as a part of the larger design umbrella. The Foundation Year studios give each student a hands-on experience of multiple facets of architecture and design, while also exposing them to the basics of research and theory of the built environment.

The course is also designed as a combination of Core and Elective subjects, where each Core Atelier Studio is open to all students, and deals with a different construction technique every semester. The elective seminars function differently. Not restricted to any particular level, these seminars are offered by a group of multi-disciplinary scholars who comprise the liberal arts collective within the school. In case of these seminars, the students are free to select any elective that they choose according to their own interests.

Course Structure

Foundation Year: 58 Credits

  • FNDS 101: Foundation Studio: Representation and Meaning (4)
  • FNDS 102: Foundation Studio: Performance Media (4)
  • FNDS 103: Foundation Studios: Design/Game Analysis and Interpretation (4)
  • FNDS 104: Foundation Studios: Animation and Storyboarding (4)
  • FNDS 105: Foundation Studio: Form, Colour & Texture (4)
  • FNDS 106: Foundation Studio: Light & Sound (4)
  • SKWP 103: Skills Workshop III: Sketching (4)
  • SKWP 104: Skills Workshop IV: Wood & Metal (4)
  • SKWP 105: Skills Workshop V: Clay & Ceramic (4)
  • SKWP 106: Skills Workshop VI: Fabric (4)
  • RNCU 101: Freshman Seminar - I (Creative Writing & Reading) (2)
  • RNCU 102: Freshman Seminar - II (Research Methods) (2)
  • COMP 101: Introduction to Computer Graphics I (2)
  • COMP 102: Introduction to Computer Graphics II (2)
  • ARST 101: Introduction to Structural Systems I (Workshop) (2)
  • ARST 102: Introduction to Structural Systems II (Workshop) (2)
  • ARSL 101: Surveying & Leveling I (3)
  • ARSL 102: Surveying & Leveling II (3)
  • ARDR 101: Architectural Drawing I (3)
  • ARDR 102: Architectural Drawing II (3)

Major Curriculum: 152 Credits

  • ARDS 201: Mud, Brick & Stone (18)
  • ARDS 202: Glass & Steel (18)
  • ARDS 301: Concrete (18)
  • ARDS 302: Timber & Fabric (18)
  • ARDS 401a: Recycled Material (18) Or ARDS 401b: Low-cost Material (18) Or Any FDST -, IDST -, CDST -, HDST -, DIST -, DMST -
  • ARST 402: Thesis Project (18)
  • ARMS 201: Architecture Major Seminar – Politics of Material (Mud, Brick & Stone) (3)
  • ARMS 202: Architecture Major Seminar - Questions of Identity (Glass & Steel) (3)
  • ARMS 301: Architecture Major Seminar - Modernity and Material (Concrete) (3)
  • ARMS 302: Architecture Major Seminar - Nature & Shelter (Timber & Fabric) (3)
  • ARHS 201: Human Settlements and Vernacular (2)
  • ARCM 202: Advanced Graphics & Computing (2)
  • ARST 201: Structural Systems – Mud, Brick & Stone (2)
  • ARST 202: Structural Systems – Glass & Steel (2)
  • ARST 301: Structural Systems – Concrete (2)
  • ARST 302: Structural Systems – Timber & Fabric (2)
  • ARST 401a: Structural Systems – Recycled Material (2)
  • ARST 401b: Structural Systems – Low-cost Material (2)
  • ARST 402: Structural Systems – Thesis Project (2)
  • FNRC 302: Thesis Research Design (3)

Electives: 24 Credits

Liberal Arts

  • SSCE 201: Built Environment & Social Form (3)
  • SSCE 202: Architecture & Modernity (Prerequisite: ARSS 301) (3)
  • SSCE 301: Gendered Spaces (Prerequisite: ARSS 301) (3)
  • SSCE 302: Architecture & Anthropology (Prerequisite: ARSS 301) (3)
  • SSCE 401: Culture & Spaces (Prerequisite: ARSS 301) (3)
  • HUMA 302: Changing Face of Rural and Urban South Asia (3)
  • HUMA 401: Architecture and Urbanism in Film (3)


  • MGMT 201: Introduction to Management (3)
  • MGMT 301: History of Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Prerequisite: ARMG 301) (3)
  • MGMT 302: Design Innovation Development and Marketing Strategies (Prerequisite: ARMG 301) (3)
  • MGMT 401: Visual Communication and Presentation (Prerequisite: ARMG 301) (3)
  • MGMT 402: The Human Factor, Design Thinking (Prerequisite: ARMG 301) (3) 

Candidate must be Proficient in English Communication.

Eligibility criteria Online Application Online Exam (SUAT) Selection criteria
50% marks in aggregate in 10+2 with Mathematics as a compulsory subject


10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognized by Central/ State Governments with 50% aggregate marks with Mathematics as a compulsory subject


International Baccalaureate Diploma, after 10 years of schooling, with not less than 50% marks in aggregate and Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination
Selection is based on:
  • SUAT Test Score
  • NATA Score
  • Personal Interview


In addition to the above, every candidate is required to give the NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) examination as a prerequisite for admission into the Bachelors of Architecture course. You can find more information on the NATA examination at www.nata.in

Sharda University requires the candidate to have achieved a score of 80/200 in the NATA examination for consideration of admission.

There are 80 seats every year in the B.Arch Program.

Admission Procedure

The admission forms are available at Sharda University Admissions Office. You may buy the form for Rs 1,000 from the counter or send a DD in favour of Sharda University- "SURE Entrance Test” payable at Greater Noida.

Note: Please write your Name, Father’s Name, Contact Number, and Course opted at the back of the DD and send it to

Admission Cell,
Sharda University, 
Plot No. 32-34, Knowledge Park III, 
Greater Noida, U.P. - 201306
Enquiries: 0120-3121001/2

You can apply online at ola.sharda.ac.in
Career and Placement

The school offers a Council of Architecture approved, B. Arch degree. The course is of five years duration with a mandatory year of work experience, to be taken after completing four years. The course recognizes the multiplicity and changing roles open to Architects today. The course looks at the discipline of Architecture as an interdisciplinary field which sources from various other fields like Communication, Design and Management. The students are exposed to various facets of other disciplines which would help strengthen their understanding and place forth the future opportunities in which they could branch out into.

The students would be well qualified to pursue higher studies in Architecture and planning across the Globe.

The students can engage in Architectural practice individually or join renowned consulting and corporate and developer organizations based on their interests. Listed below are defined areas for placement and career.

  • Architectural Practice
  • Corporate Architectural Practice - DLF, L&T., SATLIER,
  • Builder Groups-Eros, Jaypee. Omaxe, Ansal, 3c's, Assotech, Supertech etc.
  • Government Organiations- Urban Local Bodies
  • In-house Architects for Private organizations
  • Pursuing Masters in Architecture & Planning
  • Teaching NGO