JJ School of Architecture , Mumbai

JJ School of Architecture mumbai

University of Mumbai
Degree/Diploma Offers: 
Bachelor of Architecture
Master of Architecture (Urban Design)
Master of Architectural Conservation
Courses Offers: 
Architecture & Planning

Sir J. J. College of Architecture is an architecture school located in downtown Mumbai (Bombay), affiliated to University of Mumbai. The Sir J.J College is a heritage building situated in the premises of Sir J. J. School of Art, rented from Government of Maharashtra as per the deed of Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy. The college has two buildings where its departments are located and a small workshop building.

In 2008, it was recognised as a participant under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) ECO (Energy Conservation and Commercialisation) III Project by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) — India.
Established in 1913, it was Asia's first architecture school, attached with Sir J. J. School of Art, itself established in 1896 [2]. In 1958, Sir J. J. School of Art was divided, with the Departments of Architecture and Applied Art becoming becoming the Sir J. J. College of Architecture and Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Art respectively.

Sir J.J college of architecture is considered one of the foremost institutions of Architecture in India and is a recognized college of architecture all over the world .The origin can be traced to the founding of a Draftsman's Class, started with a view to produce men with a practical and really useful knowledge, fit to be employed in an Architect's office attached to the Sir J.J School of Arts in 1896, set up in the year 1857 by the erstwhile Government of Bombay from the grants made by the philanthropist Sir Jamshedji Jeejeebhoy, the first Baronet of Bombay.

The course was re-organized in 1913 to make it suitable for training in Architecture, and the Government Diploma Examination in Architecture was held subsequently. The entire course was again re-organized in 1936 and was made into a full time Five-year course. In 1952, the department of Architecture was affiliated to the University of Bombay for teaching the courses leading to the Degree of Architecture.
College Premises
Located on Dadabhai Naoroji Road, the campus of this Institute contains three majestic buildings for education purposes and a dwelling worthy of mention. The Sir J. J. School of Art, called after the distinguished Parsee Baronet, was first opened for pupils in 1857. The first building erected on this campus was housing the old Sydenham College. This building is today accommodating the Department of Commercial Arts. It lies at the extreme south of the campus. The building was designed by M.C.Murzban A.C.E. and completed in 1866.

In 1878 the next building was erected. A part of the existing Fine Arts department, is today continuing its intended use. Sir J. J. School of Art is housed here. This building was constructed at the extreme north of the site. The later addition was that of the Sir George Clarke Studios and Technical Laboratories, which is currently the old building of the Sir J.J.College of Architecture. Originally designed by George Wittet[3] as a Ground storey structure, this building has been sensitively extended by an additional floor in subsequent years.

The Sir J. J. College of Architecture has contributed many known designers in the Western part of India. The involvement of John Lockwood Kipling in Bombay is also seen in the relief panels above the entrance of Crawford Market and its fountain within. The craftsmen and artists produced by this School are also responsible to have worked on the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Building (Formerly Victoria Terminus). The Statue of 'Progress' (atop the V.T. central dome), which was damaged by lightning sometime in 1970s-80s was replenished by the School's creative hands. Earlier records also indicate that under John Lockwood Kipling, the students had worked on the University Buildings designed by Sir Gilbert Scott.

In the campus is also located the Dean's Bungalow. This modest Bungalow is rich in its associations. Prior to it being occupied by known figures like Cecil L.Burns and W.C.Gladstone Solomon. John Lockwood Kipling occupied it when he got in charge of the modeling department from 1865 to 1880. According to a tablet on the building, it was here that the famous Rudyard Kipling was born on 30th December 1865. It was the Empire's poet who wrote of Bombay :

     "Mother of cities to me,
    For I was born in her gate,
    Between the palms and the sea,
    Where the world-end steamers wait."

The setting of this bungalow, though dwarfed by the monumental public architecture, which Bombay is remembered with, could foster the birth of a great man. Likewise, on 12th May 1917, the first historic meeting was held in its confines, when known as 'Mr.King's Bungalow' (associated with H.Foster King - then Principal of the School and later partner with the reputed Firm of Gregson, Batley, King), to mark the beginning of what is today's Indian Institute of Architects.

The first classes in architecture were started at the Sir J.J.School of Art in 1900 under the guidance of John Begg, first consulting Architect to the Government of Bombay. In 1917 the Bombay Architectural Students Association was formed of past students of the School. Within five years it had grown into the Bombay Architectural Association. Trained men gradually went to other parts of the country. The influence of the School and Association was thus increased and in 1929, the Association was reconstituted as the Indian Institute of Architects, to serve the interests of the profession on a Nation-wide basis.
For the admission to First Year of Five Year Degree Course in Architecture for the academic year 2011-2012 in Government, Govt. Aided, University Departments and Un-aided Institutes (Who have given consent to participate in CAP) approved by AICTE/COA in Maharashtra State.
Eligibility criteria for appearing to MAH-AR-CAT:

  • The candidates should be Indian National and must have passed the HSC (Std. XII) examination of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education or its equivalent examination with Mathematics as the subject at HSC or Diploma (10+3 Level) or its equivalent examination and secured minimum 50% aggregate marks ( 45% aggregate marks for backward class category candidates from Maharashtra State only).
Eligibility criteria for Maharashtra State Candidate, J & K Migrant candidate, GoI nominee Candidate for admission to first year of degree course in Architecture through CAP :
  • Candidate should have obtained minimum 40% marks i.e. 80 marks out of 200 (minimum 35% marks i.e. 70 marks out of 200 in case of candidates of Backward class categories belonging to Maharashtra state only) at MAH-AR-CAT.
Eligibility criteria for Admission to AIEEE Seats in Unaided Architecture Institutes
The Candidate must have passed AIEEE (Paper 2) Examination [both Maharashtra & OMS] with minimum 40% Marks in paper 2 are required to fill the online application form For MAH-AR-CAT.
Scheme of MAH-AR-CAT Examination:-
The MAH-AR-CAT examination will consist of one common question paper of maximum 200 marks in the subjects of Aesthetic Sensitivity (100 marks) and Drawing (100 marks) to test the aptitude of the candidate for architecture degree course.
Availability of Information brochure along with Application Kit and other details Information Brochure along with Application Kit is available for sale at all designated Application Form Receipt Centres (ARCs) listed below.
  • Prescribed Fees for application form is Rs. 700/- for all candidates and Rs. 500/- for reserved category candidates belonging to Maharashtra State only (i.e., Candidates having relevant backward class Caste Certificate issued by Maharashtra State authorities )
  • Prescribed fees to be given in the form of D.D.(Demand Draft)/Pay Order only of any Nationalized/Scheduled/ Private sector commercial bank drawn in favour of “Director of Technical Education, Mumbai” payable at Mumbai. No other mode of payment shall be permitted.
  • It is mandatory for all candidates to procure the Information Brochure along with Application Kit and go through it carefully. The CAT that will be conducted in pursuance of this advertisement is subject to the rules and regulations set out in this information brochure.
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  • The Centralized Admission Process will consist of first 2 rounds of allotment and the third (i.e. last) round of counseling. Candidates are instructed to carefully read the Annexure-I of the Information Brochure to understand the eligibility criteria for participating in each round.
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Submission and Confirmation of online filled application form:-
  • Aspiring candidates will be able to submit and confirm the Online Application form through the web site www.dte.org.in/arch through any computer connected to Internet.
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  • In order to take the printout of the Online submitted Application form and the printout of the Hall Ticket for the CAT, it is mandatory for all the candidates to confirm the Online submitted Application form and such applications only will be considered valid for further processing.
  • It is mandatory for AIEEE Candidates to purchase application kit and confirm the Online Application form. Only such applications only will be considered valid for further processing.
  • Applications sent by Post/Courier etc. to ARCs/DTE office will be rejected and no communication in this regard will be done with the candidates.
  • It should be noted that no documents are required to be submitted at this stage. Candidates are advised keep the necessary documents ready at the time of Document verification stage as per schedule.
  • Candidate should report to the examination centre half an hour before the examination.
Candidates may also approach designated ARC’s to scan & upload photo, submit & confirm the Online Application Form. Candidates are required to pay facilitation/support charges of Rs. 50/- in cash towards scanning, printing etc. at these centers.