FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
With rapid urbanization and development in India, the need for professionals such as Architects, Interior Designers and Landscape Designers is only bound to grow. There is a dire need for well trained professionals in this area.
The programs at SEDA are tailored to be versatile base degrees, which can be used to launch one’s career in a variety of specialisations, if needed.
Presently, SEDA faculty members give lectures all over the world. They have won international awards and honours and are recognized and known for their teaching and research. They write books, are very passionate about teaching, research and they also practice in the field. Hence, they combine the best of professional and academic knowledge.
Yes, the 5-year Architecture program has a semester (nearly 4 months) dedicated to Office Training where our students spend time and work in an Architect’s firm as interns.
SEDA is presently working very closely with North Dakota State University (NDSU), USA, to start student and faculty exchange programs, apart from joint degrees. There is a possibility that students, after finishing three years at SEDA move to NDSU to complete their bachelor’s degree.
NDSU graduates have excellent placements in major design firms across the globe. They have a very inter-disciplinary approach to teaching, and they have high-end workshop facilities. Their program is well recognised and accredited.
Oh yes! If you join Architecture, you sell your soul to the profession! It’s a lot of work, but it is so exciting that you will get addicted to it! To be in an architecture school is a life changing experience.
Yes, we have a hostel facility for both boys and girls 2 km away from the campus. But we do have a lot of newly built apartment buildings near the University, where most of our students prefer to rent on a sharing basis.
We have amongst the most advanced workshops in the country that include laser cutting, precision equipment etc., that are at the heart of design teaching. Students learn by working on state-of-the-art equipment.
Admission to Bachelor of Architecture is governed through the Gujarat Government Joint Admission Committee (ACPC). You have to first appear for NATA examination and then apply to ACPC with your NATA score plus your HSC results (50% weightage is given to both).
Admission to Bachelor of Design takes place through an in-house entrance test and interview. The test focusses on drawing skills, imagination and awareness of the candidate. This entrance test is conducted in the month of June.
Admission to Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and Design program takes place through an in-house entrance test and interview. The test focusses on drawing skills, imagination and awareness of the candidate. This entrance test is conducted in the month of June.
Architects are amongst the most sought-after graduates in the building industry. They often work in large firms or they have their own practice. Many architects also do research work and teach.
The Design program offers a very strong professional base degree. After this, most students get hired by prestigious Design firms while many choose to start their own practice.
Architecture is a very well accepted base degree. Graduates pursue many different disciplines or even specializations after this. Like Landscape, Conservation, Urban Design and even Furniture Design.
Since B.Design is a 4-year professional degree, it is recognised as a valid degree for pursuing Masters in specialization in many renowned universities all across the globe, some graduates have also secured good job positions in various architectural and design firms.
Landscape Architecture deals with the design of a range of outdoor spaces from gardens to parks to river front development, as well as playing a crucial role while developing infrastructure on challenging terrain.
Landscape Architecture graduates can pursue Master’s in Landscape Architecture after this course. Though, many different allied disciplines or even specializations are available abroad in the fields of Urban Design, Conservation, Planning, etc., for the graduates.
Landscape Architecture is a rapidly upcoming field in the building industry. There is a huge gap between the demand and availability of trained professionals in the field. Landscape architects would be most sought-after in firms or they can have their own practice. Many Landscape Architects also do research work and teach.
We believe in learning by doing so we indulge in a lot of hands-on learning methods. Students are exposed inhouse state-of-the-art facilities like the SEDA Material Lab, Wood Workshop, Pottery and Photography Labs. We get the best experts from the industry to come and teach. We have very talented and passionate faculty members and presently the Dean is an internationally acclaimed architect with over 25 years of teaching experience.
SEDA enjoys a very strong student culture. Our students are very enthusiastic and organise many activities on their own, and overall enjoy a very positive rapport with their fellow colleagues, peers and faculty.