• What is Architecture?

    Architecture is a very popular course among students in India. It is a combination of planning, designing and constructing buildings and other physical structures. It is a careful study of the complex design and structure of a building. The term 'architecture' is used to describe buildings and other physical structures. 

    A programme in Architecture develops a highly visual, creative, technical and design-based skill set in a candidate. It teaches the style of design and method of constructing.

    Skill Set Required For Architecture

    Numeracy, design and drawing

    IT skills

    Decision-Making Ability

    Adaptability and flexibility

    Problem Solving and analytical skills

    Research skills

    Good written and communication Skills

    Team Work

  • At Undergraduate Level (B. Arch)

    Eligibility Criteria

    Those who seek admission in Bachelors of Architecture should have passed 10+2 from a recognised board/ university with Mathematics as one of the subjects with at least 50% marks in aggregate. Candidates appearing for their final examinations or awaiting their results are also eligible to apply for this course.

    Admission Process

    Admission to Bachelors of Architecture is possible through the scores of certain entrance examinations. These exams check the General IQ level, Aesthetic Sensitivity, Drawing ability, Quantitative Aptitude of a candidate. Scores of these examinations are taken by various colleges and universities for admission.

    Examination

    NATA -  NATA or National Aptitude Test in Architecture is a national level entrance examination conducted by the Council of Architecture (CoA). This exam tests applicants' aptitude in the field of Architecture. Students preparing for this examination should thoroughly practice their perspective drawing, memory skills, visualisation of 2D and 3D objects, mental and analytical abilities, architectural awareness, etc. Colleges like Sir JJ College of Architecture, Department of Architecture- IIT Roorkee, Department of Architecture, NIT Tiruchirapalli, Department of Architecture- NIT Calicut and Department of Architecture- BIT Mesra accept NATA scores for admission to B.Arch.

    JEE Mains -  JEE Mains (Paper 2) is a national entrance exam which is one of the most popular exam in India and it is taken up by architecture aspirants. This exam is conducted for admissions to B.Arch programmes offered at NITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions. These examinations are designed to test the mathematical capabilities, general aptitude and drawing abilities of a candidate. Colleges like NIT Patna, BIT Mesra, SPA Bhopal, SPA New Delhi and Faculty of Architecture- Jamia Millia University accepts JEE Mains scores for admission to B.Arch.

    AAT (JEE Advance) -  AAT or Architecture Aptitude Test is an entrance examination given by students who desire to join Bachelors of Architecture in one of the IITs. Only candidates who have cleared JEE Mains Paper 2 can appear for AAT. It is conducted only at the seven zonal IITs. Candidates preparing for AAT should brush up their Freehand drawing,  Geometrical Drawing, Three-dimensional perception, Imagination and Aesthetic sensitivity and Architectural awareness. IIT Kharagpur and IIT Roorkee accept AAT scores for admission to their B.Arch programme.

    Counselling and College Allocation

    After clearing any of the above-mentioned entrance examinations, students need to register themselves for the counselling session of the particular exam. The counselling schedule will be posted on the official website of the particular examination once it is released. It is compulsory to carry original and attested copies of scorecards, mark sheets,  certificates, photograph, etc to the counselling session. Allotment of college will be done through this counselling session.

    Duration, Delivery Type and Fee Structure

    Duration

    Delivery Type

    Fee Structure (per annum)

    5 years

    Full-Time

    60K to 3.2 Lakhs

    5 years

    Distance Learning/ Part-time

    75K to 1.5 Lakhs

     

  • At Postgraduate Level (M. Arch)

    Master of Architecture is a professional Postgraduate programme in Architecture. This programme helps candidates to move forward in this field and helps them gain a leap in their career. Candidates receive a certified license after on the completion of this programme. On the completion of this programme, one can take up any architecture project individually.

    Eligibility Criteria

    M. Arch Aspirants need to have a Bachelors degree in Architecture with a minimum of 50% marks in the qualifying examination. Candidates pursuing the last year of their B. Arch programme can also apply.

    Admission Process

    M. Arch aspirants need to improve upon their knowledge of the latest techniques and theories before appearing for any entrance examination for the same. Admission to this programme is possible

    Examination

    GATE (Architecture) - GATE or Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. It is one of the most popular entrance examination when it comes to Postgraduate courses in Engineering. Architecture and Planning are a major part of GATE. Qualification in this exam makes a candidate eligible for admission to Master's programme in IITs, NITs and other premiere institutions. Its scores are valid for three years. Several government enterprises also recruit GATE qualifiers.

    State Level Entrance Exam - Various college admits students into their M. Arch programme on the basis of their performance in their respective State level Entrance Examination. Some of these exams are Odisha JEE PGAT, APPGECET (Andhra Pradesh), Tamil Nadu CET, etc.

    Counselling and College Allocation

    On the clearance of the respective entrance examination, candidates are called in for a counselling session where their document verification takes place and college allocation also takes place there and then. Students should carry their original documents along with a photocopy of their documents to the counselling session.

    Duration, Delivery Type and Fee Structure

    Duration

    Delivery Type

    Fee Structure (per annum)

    2 years

    Full-Time

    40K to 2 Lakhs

    3 years

    Executive M. Arch

    80K to 1 Lakhs

     

    No data is available as of now. Keep watching this space for more information soon !

  • Syllabus and Job Prospects At Undergraduate Level

    Syllabus

    During this programme, students will learn about Architectural Designs, Theory of Design, Building Construction, Theory of Structures, Building Management, History of Architecture, Graphics & Communication, Theory of Settlement and more.

    Job Prospects 

    Career prospects after Bachelors of Architecture are high. B. Arch graduates can work as independent architects or can even take up a job in the private or public sector. They can also work as architecture professors in universities.

  • Syllabus and Job Prospects At Postgraduate Level

    Specialisations

    Architectural Conservation, Building Automation, Digital Architecture, Environmental Architecture, Environmental Planning, Housing, Industrial Design, Regional Planning, Rural Architecture, Sustainable Architecture, Town and Country Planning, Transportation Planning and Design, Urban Design, etc.

    Syllabus

    During this programme candidates will learn about Advance Structural Systems, Advance Interior Design, Energy Efficient Building design, Principles of Urban Design, Business Communication, Construction and Technologies, Disaster resistant building design and more.

    Job Prospects

    On the completion of this programme candidates can work in Railway Department, Architecture and Building Development firms, Department of Post and Telegraph, Private Construction Firms, Public Works Department, etc. M. Arch graduates can also work in the different field as Architecture Photographer, Building Inspector, Architecture Critic, Architectural Conservator, Architecture Professor, etc.

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