Bachelor of Architecture

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:

Architecture Design

Theory of Structures

Building Construction

Building Management

History of Architecture

Architectural Appreciation

Architectural Drawing

Building Science & Services

Workshop Practice

Top Colleges

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

Course Suitability

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.

Employment Areas

Academic Institutes

Museums & Arts Galleries

Allora&Elephanta Caves

Urban Planning Bodies

Construction Companies

Self-employment (design/consultancy)

Bachelor of Architecture Job Types


Data Analyst

Sales/Business Development Manager

Retail Interior Designer

Architecture Draftsman

Front Office/Receptionist/Admin.

Assistant Staff Consultant

Architecture and Interiors Manager

Projects Assistant Manager

Architecture Technical/Assistant Teacher/Lecturer