BMC in semester VIII enable a student to advanced concepts in structural actions and detailing, it also serves to introduce the student to the different types of structural systems available like space frames, geodesics and tensile structures; these would help sensitize the student to structural, material, technical and environmental issues.
The course in semester VIII would set out the basic notion, history and theories of Urbanism, seen through examples from Urban History (both World & Indian). It would also include the study & analysis of various settlement patterns & the cities-towns that manifest them. The focus period would be the late-Modernist (roughly 1960s to 1980s), both abroad and in India. The objective is to engage the students into the issues of settlement, or architecture larger than that designed for an individual household or small community, One would also attempt to understand the basic notions of coherence, identity, sense of place and sustainability of a larger urban issue through mass housing.