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Call for registrations: The Attendance: Reconfiguring Government Schools in India

India Architecture News - Aug 15, 2020 - 13:13   4402 views

Call for registrations: The Attendance: Reconfiguring Government Schools in India

India is home to one of the largest & complex education system in the world. There are over 1.5 million schools & more than 260 million school – goers in India. Schools providing primary education counts for 56.58% of the total number of schools in India. Students in the age group of 6 -14 years are entitled to free & compulsory education under the “Right of Children to free & compulsory education” Act 2009 (RTE). There are about 10 lakh government schools in India offering primary education. But these schools are in extremely bad shape with some even lacking basic amenities such as electricity & water.

Education in India has become more of a business than a source of knowledge. Lack of administration & poor utilization of funds are resulting in critical infrastructural gaps in government schools of India. One of the major problem is that there are too many unviable sub-scale government schools in India with only a few number of students & inadequate resources.

The Challenge is to design a school for 400 students from grade 1 to 8 with all state of the art facilities. The proposed educational facility should have areas that are collaborative, interactive and multi - functional. These educational spaces should also be useful to the local community post school hours. As designers it is our duty to provide a solution through architecture as our primary tool & help millions of children in achieving a better educational infrastructure.

Registration dates 

Early Bird Registrations – 03rd August TO 15th September – 2020

Standard Registrations – 16th September TO 25th October – 2020

Late Registrations – 26th October TO 10th November – 2020


Registration fees

Early bird registrations: 03rd August TO 15th September – 2020

For Students –  Indian Nationals: INR 1350

Foreign Nationals: USD 25

For Professionals - Indian Nationals: INR 1750

Foreign Nationals: USD 35


Standard Registrations: 16th September to 25th October – 2020

For Students –  Indian Nationals: INR 1650

Foreign Nationals: USD 35

For Professionals - Indian Nationals: INR 2150

Foreign Nationals: USD 45


Late Registrations: 26th October to 10th November – 2020

For Students – Indian National: INR 1950

Foreign Nationals: USD 45

For Design Firms - Indian Nationals: INR 2500

Foreign Nationals: USD 60


Submission dates

15th, 16th, 17th November 2020

Submissions will be accepted till 10th August up to 23:59 HRS (IST)

Announcement of winners: 20th December 2020 / Winners will be announced on this day.


Prize Money

Total Prize Money: INR 2,00,000  + 15 Honourable Mentions + TOP 50

1st Prize – INR 1,00,000 + Certificate + Publication

2nd Prize – INR 50,000 + Certificate + Publication

3rd Prize – INR 25,000 + Certificate + Publication

- Best Student Design Entry: INR 10,000 + Certificate + Publication

- Best Architect Design Entry: INR 10,000 + Certificate + Publication

- Best Design Presentation Award: INR 5000 + Certificate + Publication

To read more details about the competition, please visit Archmello.

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