The CEPT University which is also known as Center for Environment Planning and Technology is hailed as one of the top institutions for studying architecture in India. The university primarily focuses on comprehending the management, construction, designing and planning of human habitats. The research and teaching programs of the institute have been specially designed for proper understanding of the concepts of human settlement to make it more livable. The institute comprises of five faculties and is one of the popular educational institutes of the country.
The institute was established by AES (Ahmedabad Educational Society) in the year of 1962 under the supervision of B.V. Doshi. Initially the University used to function under AES but in the year of 1994 the institute was granted permission to form its own distinct society and trust which is commonly known as CEPT Society. After its establishment the university began to function as an independent academic body through framing its own academic schedules and programs along with awarding its degree and diploma towards the end of every academic course that are affiliated by various statutory technical bodies of Gujarat. It became a recognized university in the year of 2005. From the period between 2002 to 2005 the university was accredited to Hemachandracharya North Gujarat University which is located in Patan. The entire area of the campus has been designed by Doshi in such a way that students are not deprived from the nature.
Other places of attractions
Apart from this campus, there are many places to visit in Ahmedabad. These include Sabarmati Ashram, Sarkhej Roza, Parimal Garden, Balvatika and many more. Visitors can have a nice stroll in Amar Dham to appreciate the architectural beauty of the site.
The CEPT campus for the last thirty nine years is helping students to shape their careers in architecture. The buildings of the university have been arranged in an organized double storeyed linear mass that are opened every side. The university also comprises of external seating arrangements for holding discussions and social interactions among students.
Where is it located?
The university campus is situated in the middle of Ahmedabad city in Navrangpura. It will roughly take 11.8 km to reach the spot from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport via Airport Road. From Ahmedabad Junction, it will roughly take 7 km to reach the campus via Kasturba Gandhi Road.
Eligibility criteria and minimum educational qualifications
Students interested to seek admission in this reputed institution must have to crack qualifying examination like that of Higher Secondary Examination or equivalent to that including any of the following subjects like Business Mathematics or Statistics or pure Mathematics with minimum aggregate percentage of about fifty from the Board of Gujarat or that of other state boards. Students after passing Diploma following the pattern of 10+3 on any stream from Technical Examination Board of Gujarat and other states are also eligible to seek admission in the university. Students scoring minimum forty percent marks in NATA( National Aptitude Test in Architecture) are eligible for admission.