CEPT University focuses on understanding, designing, planning, constructing and managing human habitats. Its teaching programs build thoughtful professionals and its research programs deepen understanding of human settlements. CEPT University also undertakes advisory projects to further the goal of making habitats more livable.
The University comprises five faculties. The Faculty of Architecture was established as the ‘School of Architecture’ in 1962. It focuses on design in the private realm. The Faculty of Planning, focused on planning in the public realm, was established in 1972 as the ‘School of Planning’. The Faculty of Technology, which concentrates on engineering and construction, was established in 1982 as the ‘School of Building Science and Technology’. The Faculty of Design was established in 1992 as the ‘School of Interior Design’. It deals with habitat related interiors, crafts, systems, and products. Faculty of Management is a newly established faculty from the Faculty of Technology Management and it focuses on Habitat and Project Management.
CEPT University takes its name from the ‘Center for Environmental Planning and Technology’ (CEPT). CEPT and the various schools that it comprised were established by the Ahmedabad Education Society with the support of the Government of Gujarat and the Government of India. The Government of Gujarat incorporated CEPT as a university in 2005. The University Grants Commission recognized CEPT University under section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956 in 2007. The Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) of the Government of India recognizes the University as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO).
Interior Design brings meaning to the built environment. It addresses the enactment of life in space. It recognizes the orders - both tangible and intangible, through which human beings occupy space and particularize it to the acts of living and inhabitation. Interior Design encompasses a syncretic outlook built on the understanding of various aspects of life.
CEPT University, through the Faculty of Design, offers a full time five-year professional program in Interior Design, leading to the award of Bachelor of Interior Design (B.Id).
To facilitate the holistic development of the designer, the education at the Faculty of Design employs a threefold approach. First is the enrichment of the mind by inputs from the liberal arts, second is the development of the skills of the hands by experimenting in the workshop and the third is the synthesis of this knowledge into design solutions relevant to the physical as well as the temporal context.
The program is structured to allow students to understand human habitation by exposure to different contexts through various means like in-class lifelike experiences, field trips, living with craftsmen and case studies encountered at various phases in the student life. These engagements enable the students to be both reflective and responsive designers.
The curriculum is designed to facilitate the holistic development of the students with an emphasis on the development of skills, knowledge as well as the critical faculties and rational thinking. Thus the learning involves simultaneous inputs from theory and workshop subjects that eventually find a synthesis in design exercises undertaken as design studios.
Courses like freehand drawing, technical drawing, color workshop, graphic design as well as workshops in creative writing hone skills required for effective communication. In addition to the formal classroom and studio based courses and workshops, students are exposed to various scenarios of learning such as the Related Study Programs and Practical Training. The learning process culminates in a Research Thesis that the students undertake upon the completion of nine semesters of formal course requirements.
This program in Interior Design is internationally recognized. Its alumni are amongst successful practising designers of India, work at the foremost global design practices, teach and conduct research at reputable global universities and are notable social entrepreneurs of the country. The program provides students with diverse opportunities to pursue their interests and build a strong career.
Minimum Qualifications & Eligibility Criteria
Candidates will have passed XII Standard Higher Secondary Certificate Examination of Gujarat State in Science Stream (or its equivalent in CBSE/CISCE/NIOS/ISB/IB) with Physics & Mathematics as compulsory subjects and Chemistry / Biotechnology / Biology / Computer as optional subject (all at higher/advance level) securing a minimum aggregate score of 50% for all subjects (45% for SEBC/SC/ST candidates). In all the cases, aggregate will be calculated based on all the subjects including languages, optionals, practical’s, etc. Failure in any subject disqualifies the candidature. Applicants having equivalent qualifications other than those stated above will have to submit an attested copy of equivalence certificate along with the application.
Candidates awaiting HSC result and candidates who have applied for verification/rechecking of marks may also apply. Such candidates will have to produce a certificate from the principal of the high school that he/she has appeared in the XII Standard examination of the Science Stream. The candidate must submit final mark sheet on or before the stipulated date and time and satisfy the minimum requirements failing which admission will not be granted.
Criteria for Admission
It is mandatory for all the eligible applicants to appear in the admission test/s conducted at CEPT University (including SC/ST/SEBC, Physically Handicapped, Gujarat Defense / J &K migrants/Tuition Fee Waiver Scheme candidate) for considering in the merit list of admission. Absence in any test will disqualify the applicant from admission.
Candidates will be selected on the basis of aggregate score of HSC and performance in the admission tests at CEPT University, Ahmedabad. The reservation criteria for the candidates would be as per the rules of the State Government at the time of admission.
The final list of merit order would be based on the following weightage:
First Level Test : 60%
Second Level Interview : 10%
HSC Aggregate : 30%
Total number of seats available for admission: 40
The reservation criteria for the candidates would be as per the Gujarat Government Norms. Allotment of seats for various categories of reservation will be placed on Notice Board as stipulated by rules before Admission Tests. In absentia of any reserved category candidate/s at the time of counselling, their seats will be allotted to General Category candidates.
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