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Aims Of Practical Training


The aim of the ‘Practical Training’ is to enable the students to gain the kind and range of practical experience, which will prepare them for their likely responsibilities, immediately after qualifying B. Arch. Course.

The ‘Practical Training’ should be regarded as an important academic activity. Whatever good the arrangement of training may be, the trainee student, still, has the responsibility to use his own initiative in making the best use of the opportunities which he gets during training period and prepare himself for profession. The student should try to seek the variety of experiences, in the ‘Training office’, to acquaint himself various works, procedures etc. of building trade.


Criteria for Selection of a Training Office

In case of proprietorship firm, the proprietor shall be an architect; also, the firm shall have at least two or more architects as employee/associates.

In case of ‘Partnership’/‘Pvt. Ltd.’ firms, atleast one of the partner/director shall be an architect, and the firm shall have atleast one or more architects as Partner/director/employee/ associate.

In case of a ‘Public-sector’/’State or Central Government office/academic institute or a multi- national organization, there shall be a separate wing for architectural consultancy works. The said architect (Proprietor/Partner/Director/Head of Department/Chief Architect etc.) shall have atleast 10 years of working experience and the organization shall have variety of projects.


Working Relationship between Architect and Trainee

The architect shall provide enough jobs to the trainee, to keep him/her occupied.

The Architect shall expose the trainee to difference aspects of professional practice. The task shall include the following-

Preparation of

  • Sketch designs, presentation drawings etc.
  • Municipal drawings according to the byelaws.
  • Workings drawings and details.
  • Estimates, bill of quantities & specifications.

Discussions with - Clients of

1-Structural Consultants.

2-Services Consultants.

Inspection and management of site.

Preparation of

Models, perspectives and photographs.

Municipal drawings according to the byelaws.

Reports, progress charts etc.

Other administrative works. 3. Honorarium/Stipend

The architects usually pay some amount as honorarium/stipend to meet out of pocket expenditure, to the trainee. The Institute shall have no objection if the trainees accept/receive such honorarium/ stipend.

The mode and amount shall depend upon the office but may be based upon the mutual agreement between the architect and trainee. However, it shall neither be a claim of the trainee nor binding on the architect, but in order of professionalism and to maintain the dignity of profession, the training office of architects pay a respectable amount as stipend/ honorarium.

The Institute/Training and Placement cell of the Institute shall not, in any way, be responsible for the payment against any sorts of damages, whatsoever.

The Institute/Training and Placement cell of the Institute shall not, in any way, be responsible for the payment against any sorts of damages, whatsoever.

Code of Conduct for Trainee

He/She shall abide by the rules, regulations and general instructions of the office/firm.

He/She shall remain punctual and regular in attendance.

He/She shall make all efforts to learn the work involved in profession of architecture, and if so required for the work, shall stay beyond the scheduled time in the office.

He/She shall respect & obey the senior members of the office/firm.

He/She shall take up the job with full responsibility and show utmost interest in the work allotted.

He/She shall inform, the institute/training and placement cell, about joining in the training office, its address and contact numbers. He/She shall also inform about the address of the accommodation acquired during the training period.

He/She shall remain in regular touch with the institute/training and placement cell and shall keep informing about the progress.

In case of any complaint of misconduct, the Institute/’Training and Placement Cell’ may take suitable and strict action against the student.

Joining and Leaving the Training Office

The trainee is expected to join the training office on the scheduled date, and submit his ‘Joining Report’ on the letterhead of the office, duly signed by Head of the Training, to the Institute in the proforma prescribed in this Log Book.

The trainee must obtain the ‘No Dues Certificate’ duly and get relieved from the office, at the end of the training period or before changing the ‘Training Office’. The trainee must submit this ‘No Dues Certificate’ along with the Log Book.

Change of Training Office

In case of any emergency the trainee may be permitted to change the training office/place of training, once only, during the period of training. He/she shall inform the Principal/Director/ Head of Department/Officer in-charge of the ‘Training and Placement cell’, and seek prior permission for such a change.

The total duration of the practical training shall be the sum of the period of stay in different offices. It shall be in conformity with the ‘Duration of Training’ as prescribed in the ‘Ordinances, Scheme of Examination & Syllabus’ of the APJAKTU

Final SubmissionsAfter completion of practical training, the trainee is required to submit the following.

Certificate’ of successful completion of the practical training also mentioning the attendance in percentage, from the architect

‘Daily Diary’ with details of the day to day work record, which will be returned to the student after assessment and viva voce examination. The suggested ‘Proforma’ of the page of the daily diary is available in this ‘Log-Book’.

‘Training report’ supplemented with the prints and documents of work done during practical training. The prints and documents shall be obtained with the permission of the Training office and shall be duly signed by the ‘Supervisor’.

Training report shall be submitted in two copies. First copy shall be returned to the student after assessment of sessional marks and viva voce examination. The second copy shall be retained by the training ad placement cell/library. These shall be presented in A-4 size with ring binding.

Failures

In case of any emergency the trainee may be permitted to change the training office/place of training, once only, during the period of training. He/she shall inform the Principal/Director/ Head of Department/Officer in-charge of the ‘Training and Placement cell’, and seek prior permission for such a change.