Architecture is a multi-disciplinary subject which covers various fields, including spatial design, aesthetics, safety management, material management etc.
An architect is a person who has studied the discipline and is trained and licensed to plan, design and oversee the construction of buildings. Be it the tall skyscrapers or your neighborhood buildings, it is all planned and designed by these trained professionals. The Bachelor of Architecture is a 5-year full-time course.
The bachelor of architecture curriculum includes
- Integrated learning methodology
- Learning techniques such as, block models, sketches, illustrations and PBL.
Duration: 5 years (10 semesters) inclusive of 1 year (2 semesters) of internship in the 5th year of the course.
Citizenship: Indian nationals.
Qualification: Candidates must have a valid NATA score(National Aptitude Test in Architecture) conducted by Council of Architecture (COA) and must have passed any one of the following courses with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate:
10+2 with Mathematics and English as compulsory subject
3 years Diploma (any stream) after 10 years of schooling recognized by Central/State Government with mathematics and English as compulsory subjects.
Courses Content of B.Arch:
Theory of Structures
History of Architecture
Building Science & Services
Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
National Institute of Technology or NITs
Punjab University, Chandigarh
School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi
Government College of Architecture, Lucknow
Government Engineering College, Trichur (School of Architecture)
Government College of Architecture & Sculpture, Mamallapuram
Those who want to have quality education for their productive career in Architecture through formal classroom teaching and practical field exposure can go for the course. Candidates should have intellectual capabilities, simulate sensitivity, unveil creative talents and develop proficiency in professional skills to enable them to pursue various specializations within the broad spectrum of architecture.
They are required to be equipped with appropriate skills, understanding & knowledge and deep commitment to professed ideals. Applicants who are aiming at a high level of excellence in architectural design, seeing it as a core of the program with supportive inputs of the courses in the stream. The emphasis is on development of decision making of students with the aid of both objective information through IT and subjective attitudes through experiences of practicing architects and faculty.
They have scope for Higher Studies after B.Arch. These graduates can apply for CEED, which is the qualifying exam for higher study in design, during the final year itself. Another option is the Master’s degree in architecture. The graduates who have completed their B.Arch. can join for this. The best option for higher study after B.Arch. is the Master of design. It has many career opportunities. There are many institutes in India which offers this course. The admission to this course is based on the CEED score, design aptitude score and interview.
Short-Term Course on Green Architecture and Carbon-Free Living Advance training in Building Science, Advance training in application of computer techniques in architectural design simulation Advance training in Presentation Graphics and Construction Technology Heritage Studies and Conservation Visual and Graphic Design Computer Applications in Architecture and Planning GIS and Multimedia Applications are also options for students.
Museums & Arts Galleries
Urban Planning Bodies
Bachelor of Architecture Job Types
Sales/Business Development Manager
Retail Interior Designer
Assistant Staff Consultant
Architecture and Interiors Manager
Projects Assistant Manager
Architecture Technical/Assistant Teacher/Lecturer