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Bachelor of Architecture


Pursuing an undergraduate course in architecture will award you with a B.Arch degree. Architecture mainly teaches you the art of designing homes, skyscrapers, office areas, shopping centers, malls, and resorts. It is one of the specific course as it has a combination of culture, design, and science and generation. Architecture programmes are creative in nature and it blends technology with arts. The course not only imparts knowledge about designing structures however also teaches you the idea of making plans. Following skills are required to make the career in B.Arch:

  • Good communication skills
  • Creative thinking skills
  • Immense physical stamina
  • Excellent memory
  • Team spirit
  • Patience
  • Observant Attitude
  • Responsibility
  • Accountability

Courses & Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for the course of Bachelor in Architecture (B.Arch) are as follows:

  • The candidate needs to have passed 10+2 exam from CBSE or some other equivalent exam board with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as center subjects.
  • The applicants must also fulfill minimal qualifying marks in aggregate of the subjects.
  • Must have a valid score in NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture), conducted by the Council of Architecture.

Course Curriculum

The syllabus of the course of Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) may differ from college to college. A definite syllabus of the same is as per the following:

Year I

Architectural Design
World Architecture
Principle of Architecture
Communicative English
Visual Arts
Environmental Science
Building construction and materials
Mechanics of solids
Hindu & Buddhist Architecture
Architectural Graphics

Year II

Building construction and materials
Structural Analysis
European Architecture
Architectural Graphics
Site Planning
Architectural Design
Applied Visual Arts
Concrete Technology
Indo - Islamic Architecture
Model Making
Computer Applications in architecure
Climatically Responsive Architecture

Year III

Building construction and materials
Design of R.C.C structures
Contemporary Architecture
Water Supply & Drainage
Computer Application in architecture
Architectural Design
Advanced Structures
Artificial lighting & Electrical services
Landscape Architecture

Year IV

Project Training
Building Construction & Material
Building Structural Systems
Architectural Acoustics
Estimation & Specification
Human Settlement Science
Air Conditioning & Mechanical Services
Architectural Design

Year V

Professional Practice
Human Settlement Science
Architectural Design
Environment & Behavior
Urban Design
Professional Practice – II
Construction Management

Career Prospect

The various job profiles a person can get after B.Arch Degree are as follows:

  • Architecture Designer
  • Art Director
  • Architecture Draftsman
  • Architecture Engineer
  • Interior Designer
  • Staff Consultant
  • Technical Assistant
  • Project Assistant Manager
  • Manager
  • Sales/Business Development Manager
  • Architectural Assistant
  • Architectural Historian/Journalist
  • Building Contractor
  • Landscape Architect

Pay & Remuneration

As an architect, after Bachelor of Architecture, you can earn a starting income of approximately Rs. 10,000-20,000 per month, whereas after 3-4 years of experience this amount gets doubled or even more. The revenue will grow along with your experience in this field. The salary will be different according to the job positions and the company you are working with.

The salary increment depends upon the eligibility of employee and also the condition of the company you are working with.

Famous Personalities

There are many known peoples in the field of Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch). Some of them are mentioned below:

  • Leonardo da Vinci (15 April 1452 - 2 May 1519)
  • Neri Oxman (1976)
  • Frank Lloyd Wright (8 June 1867 - 9 April 1959)
  • William Allen Alsop (12 December 1947 - 12 May 2018)
  • Thom Mayne (19 January 1944)
  • Frank Gehry (28 February 1929)
  • Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (15 December 1832 - 27 December 1923)
  • Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (27 March 1886 - 17 August 1969)
  • Louis Kahn (20 February 1901 - 17 March 1974)
  • Raj Rewal (1934)
  • Charles Mark Correa (1 September 1930 - 16 June 2015)
  • Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi (26 August 1927)

Top Colleges in India

There are various Government as well as Private colleges available for the course of Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) across India. Some of the famous colleges are as follows:

Top colleges for B.Arch
Sir J J College of Architecture, Mumbai
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesa
Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai
Government College of Architecture, Lucknow
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Government Engineering College, Trichur (School of Architecture)
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Government College of Architecture & Sculpture, Mamallapuram
National Institute of Technology, Calicut
Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh
National Institute of Technology, Patna
Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon
National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli
CEPT University, Ahmedabad
Punjab University, Chandigarh
Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal
School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi
SRM University, Chennai

Other Details

Advance courses in Architecture:

More Information

Specializations of Bachelor in Architecture (B.Arch) are:

  • Museum Architecture
  • Housing Architecture
  • Green Architecture
  • Theatre Architecture
  • Naval Architecture
  • Urban Planning
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Transport Planning

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