BA Interior Design FAQ

1What are the minimum requirements for BA Interior Design  course?
Pass in plus 2(any stream) / graduation Aptitude Test + personal Interview conducted by DCSMAT
2DCSMAT – BA Interior Design is affiliated to which university?
BA Interior Design in DCSMAT Vagamon is affiliated to MG University, Kottayam
3Is the application process offine?
No. The application process is online only. You can submit the application online from web www.dcsmat.ac.in
4What about the faculty pool?
Being a residential campus, all our permanent faculty members are residing within the campus. In addition, we have quite number of visiting experts and guest faculty from relevant fields, who will interact with students on campus Qualifications and expertise of faculty are always above the industry benchmark and university requirement
5Do students have the opportunity to meet and interact and have an industry exposure with experts of various fields?
Being practical oriented study, students will have enough opportunity to interact with visiting experts from various fields. Experts from the field of art, design and architecture will be visiting the campus for interactions with the students.
6Where is DCSMAT located in Vagamon?
DCSMAT is located in a place called Pullikkanam (9 kms from Vagamon towards Moolamattom and 13 kms from Moolamattom towards Vagamon.)
7What are the distances to the nearest towns for Vagamon?
Moolamattom -13kms Thodupuzha – 35kms Eerattupetta – 35kms Elappara – 30kms
8.What are the different modes of transportation available to Vagamon campus?
There are KSRTC bus services from Ernakulam, Thodupuzha, Moolamattom, Kottayam, Pala, Eerattupetta, Kumily, Elappara. There is a KSRTC bus from Kottayam at 4.15 PM which will reach the campus at 8.00 PM, it halts in the campus and leaves back to Kottayam at 5.50 AM every day. There are local taxi jeeps and autorikshaws available on call. Vagamon Campus has one mini bus, 10 seater cab and an Innova car available on payment basis for student group travel on special cases.
9Is mobile connectivity available in the campuses? Who are the different mobile service providers? What are the recharge options?
Mobile connectivity of all service providers are available both in Vagamon campuse. Recharge facility is available in the mini super market inside the campus
10How are the landscaping and aesthetics of the Campuses?
Both the campuses of DCSMAT are designed by TM Cyriac’s Environmental Creations, a team that is well known for their eco- friendly projects. The buildings are designed in keeping with the natural landscape and the traditional Kerala architecture The campus is located away from the hustles and bustles of city life which gives a rejuvenating atmosphere to the inmates. The open-air theatre near the entrance of the campus adds to the beauty of the campus.
11How is the accommodation provided for girls and boys?
Separate hostels are provided for gents and ladies within the campus. Separate security and wardens take care of all the hostels.
12Vagamon being a hill station, are geysers available in hostels?
Yes; with time restrictions.
13Being in a hilly area what about the water and electricity provisions available in the Vagamon campus?
Sources of water are well maintained and hence there is absolutely no water shortage even in summer. A power house is located in the campus. Full generator back up is available both in Trivandrum and Vagamon.
14What are the classroom facilities like?
DCSMAT takes pride in implementing the latest teaching-learning methods and using the modern teaching aids and tools such as e-boards, interactive video conferencing, e-journals, streaming videos etc. The class rooms are well-furnished with latest technology to aid lecturing and presentation. Most of the academic related activities in the campus are technology driven and as a result the learning experience of students is greatly enhanced. All the classes are provided with computers, mounted LCD projectors, wide screens, sound systems, video coverage and interactive electronic boards. The entire campus is Wi-Fi enabled. The students can access internet and other E- resources from anywhere in the campus and hostel. Fully furnished computer labs as per mandatory specifications are available to the students for the conduct of the IT related classes.
15What are the hostels like?
We have twin occupancy and three sharing rooms with tables, chairs, beds and pillows provided with common bathroom facility. All hostels are provided with hot water & centralized laundry services There is 24 x 7 Wi-Fi connectivity and TV and DTH facility. We have a tunnel connecting the hostels and campus and also a walk way (foot bridge) directly connecting the girls hostel to the B.Arch & BAVA department.
16Is Wi-Fi available in the campuses?
The Wi-Fi facility is extended throughout the campus. All the hostels as well faculty and staff quarters are also connected. The student recreational areas like Activity Centre, Common area for boys and girls are also connected through Wi-Fi. The 100 mbps, ubiquitous Wi-Fi gives full support of the student online needs wherever they are in the campus. The connectivity also provides recreational avenues such as online games, movies and music. The facilities are also extended to all recreational clubs., What is the IT support available in the campuses? DCSMAT uses internet and intranet extensively for all course management; conduct of classes, assignments, feedbacks, online quizzes as well as for projects and research. It also uses internet for staying connected with alumni, partners, parents, students and faculty. It is also used for complaint management in the campus. The resources are used extensively for research by students and faculty. DCSMAT is having an Intranet which is hosted inside for the community. The URL of the DCSMAT Intranet is (http://cms.dcschool.net). Intranet is having links to various IT applications/services available in the campus. The Institute is having high speed Internet access with 8 MBPS leased line connection for the use of the entire community. The Campus has very good network connectivity with Fiber Optics ‘back bone’, IG switches and Campus wide Wi-Fi coverage. DCSMAT provide 24X7 Internet access to all students and faculty through the Wi-Fi and connected LAN wherever available. The learning Platform Moodle is being used extensively for the course management.
17Does the College have video conferencing facilities?
The B-School is having a high-end Video conference facility with 2 large LCD displays and 2 high definition cameras. This facility was first installed in 2010. The video conference facility is available to faculty and students at their disposal whenever it is needed. The college is using this system for International talks and sessions, regional collaborations with other B-Schools. The recent sessions by Prof. William J Baumol of Stern School of Business, New York University and Prof. Arpita Srivastava, (Prof. of marketing) from XLRI Jamshedpur are the examples. This facility is also used for placement interviews with companies. The students and faculty are using system for external linkages and cooperation.
18How well equipped is the library?
DCSMAT has a well equipped library in both Trivandrum and Vagamon campuses and library staff is well qualified and trained. We have at present 38,043 textbooks issued 26,025 reference books, 531 journals, 28000 e-journals, 5 relevant databases and 440 multimedia content. Library uses efficient software and all major newspapers are available daily in the library. Economic Times and Business line are subscribed by students at subsidized rates.
19What are the working hours of the Library?
DCSMAT Vagamon being a fully residential campus, the library operates for about fourteen hours every weekday and when required 24×7. The library opens at 8.00 AM in the morning till 10.00 PM in the night. On Saturdays, the library operates for 9.00 hours (9.00 AM to 6.00 PM) and on Sundays it operates about 9 hours (1.00 PM to 10.00 PM) The library promotes Open Access System by which students have direct access to all the resources available in the library. After consulting the catalogue the students can directly go to the shelves and browse the collection for their needed copies. The library has got 90 seats with separate carrels for reading and research. In each floor the library provides UPS supply for connecting student laptops and also Wi-Fi facility for Internet
20Does DCSMAT encourage extracurricular activities?
Yes. We do. We believe that extracurricular activities promote managerial skills in students such as team skills. Leadership skills, organizing ability, time management and so on. Other than academic activities, there are various club activities
21What is the daily schedule like?
Classes are scheduled well in advance and a typical working day starts at 8.00 AM and ends by 3.30mPM. Depending on various cultural/club/guest interactions, regular intervals and rest periods are catered to the students. The students are able access the studio 24/7 if they need to have extended studio for completing their works. Teachers are available anytime for clarifying doubts or helping out with their works.
22Will there be vacations in DCSMAT residential campus?
Yes, vacations are normally during Onam, Pooja and Christmas. There will be breaks after every 30-45 days based on the academic calendar published each year.
23Can my parents /relatives visit me?
Yes, but with prior approval from concerned authorities
24Are there medical facilities available in Vagamon?
Doctor-on call, ambulance, first aid facilities and a hospital near to the campus.
25Is DCSMAT a ragging free campus?
Yes, completely ragging free and anti ragging committees are effective in campus.
26Is there a dress code followed in DCSMAT?
Decent formals are a must on all working days. Full uniform as prescribed which is provided from college during stipulated days and during major events.
27Should I pay the fees in a lump sum while joining?
A registration fee of Rs 25,000 is required to be paid at the time of confirmation of seat and balance of the first year at the time of actual joining or earlier.
28Will I be eligible for a loan?
Yes. You can apply for education loan. But get a loan is primarily depend on bankers decision.
29What support will I get from DCSMAT?
Needed documents showing the credentials of the program  will be provided. Loan may be availed from any bank in their locality as per eligibility criteria of individual applicant.
30Can I visit the campus before I make a decision?
Yes. Kindly coordinate with the Admissions Office for the visit.
31I would like to get updates on DCSMAT Institutions. What are the available options?
You may join our facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/DCSMAT). You will receive a monthly Newsletter from DCSMAT once you get registered. You may visit the campus as well as the admission office to get connected.
32Is there transparency in the Academic activities?
Highest level of transparency is maintained in all academic activities as everything is uploaded in the Moodle. Schedule is published well in advance. Examination dates are announced in advance. Evaluated papers are shown to students. Internal evaluations are displayed in notice board and students are given an opportunity to clarify their concerns. There is an online system “DCSMAT Support Center” through which they can represent or make suggestions regarding conduct of exams, internal evaluation, scheduling etc. We are using a software called INSTOCAMPUZ, through which assignments are regularly given to the students and the marks are published on the same. Each student can access the Uploaded files & also their marks, attendance status, learning materials etc.
33Does DCSMAT encourage extracurricular activities?
Yes. We do. We believe that extracurricular activities promote managerial skills in students such as team skills. Leadership skills, organizing ability, time management and so on.
34What are the extracurricular activities apart from academics in DCSMAT?
There are several student managed clubs with faculty coordinator as club in charge; these clubs organize several cultural programs as well as competitions within the campus. The media club organize movie playing on evenings, dance club conducts dance competition once in a while, arts club take initiative for painting, cartooning, drawing competitions. The sports club is very active and our students participate in various inter college Football tournaments. The SSA (Student's Society of Architecture) take initiative to coordinate all the club activities. The SSA is very active in our campus. There is a seperate space called SSA room for the students to gather together for meetings regarding the club activities. College organises exhibitions where BAVA students could exhibit their art works, paintings, sculptures and other works. College also encourage students to participate in inter college arts festivals and exhibitions. Cluster activities also add academic and non-academic competitiveness. Social activities through NSS and clubs are well organized.
35Does DCSAAD organise architectural festivals?
Yes. It does. We believe that competing with other colleges in various architectural festivals like NASA, ZONASA, inter college fests etc, fosters confidence amongst the students and help to develop different skills. In fact, for the last consecutive years DCSAAD has emerged as winners in most number of events. Also we are proud to say that we have hosted 60th ANNUAL NASA convention in our campus where more than 5000 students from various Architecture colleges and famous architects around the globe were participated. Our college have also conducted annual college festivals like 72 hours, Latitude, Kerala Architectural Festival (KAF) etc. The KAF for 2019 called SPACES-2019 was a great success. About 300+ speakers and over 150 events was a visual treat as well as it gave a more refined perspective on topics ranging from culture, politics, design etc. for both public and our students.
36Are there any kiosk and banking facilities nearby the campus/in the area?
ATM facility is available in the campus. There is an SBT located in Vagamon.
37Does the college encourage Research and publication?
Yes. Our college always promotes and back up the students and teachers in reasearches and also publication of books. We have already published a book ' Synagogues of Kerala's, which was an initiative by the faculties and students of DCSAAD.
38Is there any soft skill development program or workshop ?
Yes. We have well equipped workshops like handloom, etching, pottery & kiln, carpentry, chithrashala, model making etc. where students and faculties gets hands on experience on various fields and they are trained by industrial professionals on every week.
39How will the college tackle situations like the present conditions existing around the world due to the outbreak of COVID 19?
Our college is well resourceful to handle the present issues caused by the lockdown and even in the future. We are able to manage the academics by conducting online classes through platforms like ZOOM, MEET etc and also the college ERP INSTOCAMPUZ. We conduct regular classes on daily basis according to the time table. Reviews and discussions with the students are happening frequently. Along with the academics we conduct SOP sessions with students where faculties interact with their students over online platforms. It helps to handle their stress, sharing their problems,mentoring etc.
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