NMIMS Balwant Sheth School of Architecture (BSSA), Mumbai comes under the aegis of NMIMS (Deemed to be University), Mumbai. The institute offers degree courses in the discipline of Architecture, Interior Environment, etc. BSSA Mumbai has a solid academic and resource base with modern facilities and infrastructure. The school focuses on user-centricity to create valuable spaces providing a sustainable environment for years to come.

Important Dates

Admission to B.Arch 2021 Batch
Events Dates
Register online at www.nmims.edu February 3, 2021
Last date of registration June 27, 2021
Merit List of candidates selected for admission on website July 2, 2021
Payment of Admission fees July 3, 2021 - July 10, 2021
Declaration of Second merit list July 13, 2021
Payment of Admission fees July 14, 2021 - July 16, 2021
Commencement of classes July 19, 2021
Closure of Admission August 4, 2021
Admission to B.A (Hons.) & M.Arch 2021 Batch
Start of the application February 3, 2021
Last date of registration June 27, 2021
Call letters for Personal Interview will be available on the website June 28, 2021
Last date to upload documents June 30, 2021
Conduct of Personal Interview July 2, 2021
Merit List of candidates selected for admission on website B.A (Hons.): June 6, 2021
M.Arch: July 7, 2021 
Payment of Admission fees B.A (Hons.): June 7, 2021 - July 14, 2021
M.Arch: July 7, 2021 - July 14 2021
Commencement of classes July 19, 2021
Closure of Admission August 4, 2021


NMIMS Balwant Sheth School of Architecture Highlights

Established | Institute Type 2007 | Private
Recognized by Council of Architecture
Affiliated to NMIMS (Deemed to be University), Mumbai
Entrance Exam Accepted for B.Arch  National: NATA/ JEE Main Paper II 
Courses Offered UG & PG
Application Mode | Fees Offline | INR 1,600 (for B.Arch) & INR 1,800 (for M.Arch)
Seats Available 120
Facilities Available Library, Hostel, Studio, Workshops
Official Website architecture.nmims.edu
Admission Helpdesk 022 2613 4577

NMIMS Balwant Sheth School of Architecture Courses

NMIMS BSSA Mumbai offers UG and PG Courses in the discipline of Architecture, Interior Environment, etc. Tabulated below are the details for the same:

Course Eligibility Details
B.Arch
  • 10+2 in PCM or Diploma in any stream with Mathematics and English
  • Obtained a valid score in NATA
  • Duration: 5 years
  • Intake: 80
  • Fees: INR 5,03,000
M.Arch
  • B.Arch with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks
  • Obtained a valid score in Personal Interview and Portfolio of relevant works
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Intake: 20
  • Fees: INR 5,52,000
B.A (Hons.) in Interiors Environment and Design
  • 10+2 with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks from a recognized board
  • Obtained a valid score in Personal Interview and Portfolio of relevant works
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Intake: 20
  • Fees: INR 4,27,000

Check: NMIMS BSSA Courses and Fees

NMIMS Balwant Sheth School of Architecture Admission

Step 1: Collect the prospectus and application form from the admission office of the college.

Step 2: Fill the application form for B.Arch – https://bssa.nmims.edu and for M.Arch – http://march.nmims.edu/ and for B.A (Hons.) – https://www.nmims.edu/centre-of-interior-environment-and-design/ and affix the passport size photograph.

Step 3: Attach all the relevant documents.

Step 4: Submit the duly filled application form along with the application fee of INR 1,600 (for B.Arch) and INR 1,800 (for M.Arch).

Step 5: Send the same to the address given below:

NMIMS, Admission Department,
V.L.Mehta Road, Vile Parle (West),
Mumbai - 400 056

Selection Criteria

Check: NMIMS BSSA Mumbai Admission

NMIMS Balwant Sheth School of Architecture Facilities

NMIMS BSSA Mumbai has a state of the art infrastructure with all the facilities:

  • Lecture Halls
  • Well Stocked Library
  • Air-Conditioned Resource Centre and Computer Laboratory
  • Studios and Workshop
  • 24 hours high-speed WIFI Access
  • E-Library Resources are available all Students and Faculty
  • Projector Facilities
  • Hostel Facilities

NMIMS Balwant Sheth School of Architecture Faculty

The faculty of BSSA Mumbai comprises practicing architects, urban planners, product designers, art historians, landscape architects, sociologists and civil engineers. It also includes highly experienced academicians and young professionals with international exposure.

Check: NMIMS BSSA Mumbai Faculty

NMIMS Balwant Sheth School of Architecture FAQs

Ques. What is the focus of M.Arch. Program at BSSA?

Ans. It is an Advanced Architecture Degree Program that focuses on training Professionals to Experiment and develops Innovative Design Strategies to expand the boundaries of conventional Architectural Practice. The Program focuses on specific research domains including the impact of Increasing Urbanisation, Environmental Adaptation and radical Technological Shifts that would affect the Practice of Architecture in the coming decades.

Ques. What is the focus of B.Arch. Program at BSSA?

Ans. B.Arch. Program at Balwant Sheth School of Architecture (BSSA) focuses on various modes of architectural education, research and practice. It emphasizes on the ever-changing ethos, behavioral sciences, tools and techniques, and assimilates all in contemporary design expression. The students would be offered holistic exposure and understanding through Art, History, Technology, Architectural Design and Construction process. 

Ques. What are the B.Arch program’s highlights? 

Ans. The B.Arch Program at the Balwant Sheth School of Architecture is approved by the Council of Architecture 

  • Opens up multiple fields from socio-cultural to management studies Workshops for active and guided learning 
  • Creates an appropriate academic environment for honing skills 
  • Creates awareness of climate, culture & socio-economic pattern 
  • Adapts new concepts & technologies to influence architectural education and profession 

Ques. What are the M.Arch Program’s highlights?

Ans. The programs at the Balwant Sheth School of Architecture are approved by the Council of Architecture 

  • Advance architecture design stream-based studios 
  • Digital prototyping and fabrication workshops 
  • Multi-disciplinary interactive seminars 
  • International study programs

Ques. What are the B.A.(Hons.) IED program’s highlights?

Ans. The highlights of B.A are as follows:

  • Workshops: Workshops conducted during the Program would enable the student to understand the relation between the Natural and Artificial realms and the Human. 
  • Design Studios: Studios explore design principles through design problems involving the unique fundamental framework for Interior Environmental, Design Product and Furniture Design 
  • Indian and International Study Visits: Visits through the program would expose students to various Indian and International sites of historic, heritage and contemporary significance. 
  • Advance Computation: Digital Design and Advance Computation courses will engage in desktop making tools to foster familiarity with digital fabrication in the design of the interior environments. 
  • Spatial Dynamics: Colour and Light and Acoustics 
  • Seminars: These would offer complementary theories to position Interior Environment and Design from a holistic perspective. The Seminars offered in the Program include Humanities, Visual Studies, Elements of Design, Art Appreciation, History of Art and Visual Culture, Theory of Design, Design Research, Traditional and Crafts, Environmental Studies and Professional Practice. 
  • Choice of Elective: The skills acquired through the elective modules would strengthen their cognitive and abstraction abilities. They would refine their technical abilities and enrich their theoretical base. Elective Courses offered would include Wood Workshop, Pottery, Painting, Object Art, Photography, Printmaking, Photography, Project Management, Cinema: Process and Product and Journalism.

Ques. Do IB students have a different process?

Ans. No, IB Students must follow the same admission procedure.

Ques. What exactly is the program structure and curriculum for this kind of program? 

Ans. Use this link https://architecture.nmims.edu/docs/b.arch-course-structure-18-19-1-.pdf to find a detailed structure year-wise along with the Curriculum.

Ques. Does the program include fees of the activities mentioned under the curriculum? 

Ans. Only Tuition fees are included in the program fees. Activities other than academic classes and teaching require additional funding. This depends on the kind of study tour the School undertakes for the students.

Ques. What are the USPs of the School?

Ans. The School is well equipped with state-of-the-art classrooms, new age labs and support technological aided teaching 

  • Part of the NMIMS Deemed to be University that is one of the top institutes across India 
  • Possess a strong team of Teaching Faculty 

Ques. Does the program include fees of the activities mentioned under the curriculum?

Ans. Only Tuition fees are included in the program fees. Activities other than academic classes and teaching require additional funding. This depends on the kind of study tour the School undertakes for the students.

Ques. Where can I view the gallery of Student Activities and Workshops? 

Ans. Log on to this link https://architecture.nmims.edu/gallery/ to have a look at the gallery featuring student workshops and activities.

Ques. Is there a placement cell?

Ans. Yes, the Balwant Sheth School of Architecture has a dedicated placement cell for students.

Ques. Where can I find other information related to the admission process, fee structure?

Ans. You will find all information on www.bssa.nmims.edu and www.architecture.nmims.edu

Ques. What is the focus of the Interior-Environment Program at NMIMS?

Ans. A variety of core, value-added and multidisciplinary courses are offered through the program to expose the students to areas of art, history, humanities, sociology, film and journalism apart from the core design, technology and professional studies, to create a holistic learning environment and to situate the practice of Interior Design within a larger context.