Maharashtra Association Of Schools of Architecture.
M.A.S.A. is Maharashtra Association Of Schools of Architecture. MASA is formed for improving the quality of Architectural Education through various academic activities addressing the Students, Staff, Professionals and Society in the state of Maharashtra. The member institutions of MASA are self financing Institutions from the State of Maharashtra with commendable track record of providing quality education in Architecture. The member institutions are represented through their Principals and Head Of the Departments (Architecture) as members of the association.
Prior to last year the Aptitude test for Architecture was conducted by Directorate of Technical Education for the entire state of Maharashtra.
However, last year, the system has undergone major changes due to the Supreme Court full bench decision on Writ Petition No. 317 of 1993 and subsequent G.R. of Directorate of Technical Education Maharashtra State No. 2003/(133/2003/TE-1) dated 16th April 2003.
For academic session2003 2004, the admission to first year B-Arch course were done by the individual institutions. It has been observed that the aspiring students had to appear in a number of Aptitude Tests conducted by various Institutions separately thus leading to unnecessary harassment and expenditure.
This year following directive of the Supreme Court, the Pravesh Niyantran Samiti has permitted the MASA to conduct the Common Entrance Test (Aptitude Test) for management and minority quota seats in Architecture for its Member Institutions for the academic session 2004-2005.