Architecture courses in India

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Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) is an undergraduate Architecture course. Architecture is the activity of designing and constructing buildings and other physical structures by a person or a machine. Usual definition includes the design of the total built environment, from the macro level of how a building integrates with its surrounding man made landscapes to the micro level of architectural or construction details. As a profession, architecture is the role of those persons or machines giving architectural services.

As documentation, often based on drawings, architecture defines the structure or behavior of a building or any other kind of system that is to be or has been constructed. This differentiates architecture from engineering design, which has as its primary object the creative manipulation of materials and forms using mathematical and scientific principles. B.Arch is innovative, creative and intellectually vibrant. The program strives for excellence in architectural education and training for changing socio-cultural aspirations, environment compulsions, material & technology innovations and the IT revolution and globalization of economics.

Basic Eligibility:

  • Candidate must possess 50% marks in aggregate at 10+2 level or equivalent with Mathematics as one of the subjects at 10+2 level. Or
  • Have 10th + 3 years Diploma (any stream) recognized by Central / State Governments with 50% aggregates marks. Or
  • Candidates seeking admission to B.Arch. Program should have a valid NATA score obtained in National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) conducted by the Council of Architecture.

Course Duration:The course duration for the program is for 5 Years.

Job orientation:

  • Professional Practice
  • Development Authorities
  • Real Estate Companies
  • Educational Institutions
  • NGOs & Local Bodies
  • Town & Country Planning Departments
  • Private Firms


M.Arch (Master of Architecture) is a postgraduate Architecture Engineering course. Architecture is a discipline or art of designing and constructing buildings. It deals with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings. The duration of Architecture Masters Programs is two years which is generally divided into four semesters; these vary from institute to institute. The course can also be pursued through Correspondence or Distance Education. The Course curriculum provides specialization in one's chosen specialization. Master of Architecture is not involved in just buildings; it is also involved in designing a variety of environments like Gardens, Parks, and Theme Parks etc. And for each architectural environment there is a specialist, thus we have Green Architect, Landscape Architect, Museum Architect, Naval Architect, Theatre Architect etc. The Council of Architecture (COA) is a regulating body concerned with regulating the education and practice of profession throughout India besides maintaining the register of architects.


  • Any Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch.) passed student is eligible for M.Arch. Degree course. Candidates appearing for the final exams of B.Arch. can also apply.
  • Those eligible need to acquire a minimum of 50% in the entrance examination.
  • Some Institutes requires an aptitude test and an Interview for admission into the Masters Degree in Architecture

Course duration: The course duration for the program is for 2 Years.

Job opportunities:

  • Architectural Technician
  • Architectural Technician
  • Architectural Technician
  • Building Control Officer
  • Architectural Engineer
  • Architectural Conservator
  • Building Inspector
  • Architectural Theoretician
  • Architectural Technician
  • Architecture Professor
  • Architecture Critic, Architecture Photographer
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List of best Architecture colleges in India
  • Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh
  • CEPT University, Ahmadabad
  • School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), New Delhi
  • Manipal Institute of Technology, Karnataka
  • Sir J.J.College of Engineering
  • Bengal Engineering College
  • Jadavpur University
  • TVB School of habitat studies
  • RAI University, Raipur
  • IIT, Roorkee
  • IIT Roorkee - Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
  • Jadavpur University
  • Lovely Professional University
  • Amity University
  • Anna University, Chennai
  • Babu Banarasi Das University (BBDU)
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Architecture
  • Chitkara University
  • CCLS College of Architecture and Design
  • Central University of Rajasthan
  • College of Engineering and Technology - (CET)
  • Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology