Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) is a five years undergraduate program which can be started after 10+2 with minimum 50% marks. This course is designed to produce licensed and professional architects who are authorized to do private constructions and government constructions.
Average fees for this course in government colleges ranges from Rs. 1.5 Lakhs to 2.5 Lakhs and in private institutes it ranges from approx. Rs. 2.5 Lakhs to 5 Lakhs. After the successful completion of this course the students can pursue their career in architecture sector with the average salary range between Rs. 2.5 to Rs. 4.5 LPA.
Architectural study includes the activity of designing models of building, preparing construction’s blue print and other physical structure of any land and building. The increasing demand of constructing shopping malls, flyovers in cities and other commercial complexes can be fulfilled by the role of an architect.
B. Arch. is a technical course study which mainly focuses on the development of the skills which are required to become an Architect. Students learn the process of construction of commercial buildings, malls, complexes, highways construction and civil construction by applying their innovative ideas and analytical skills. It also includes the theory and practice of designing process and as well as the commercial drawing techniques.
The activities of an Architect are different in each project or assignment but it is enjoyable. Mainly the skills required in this course are drawing skills, analytical skills and constructing skills. It also requires practical skills rather than theoretical skills.
If somebody is fond of doing different kind of activities every time by his/her own then they should opt for this course. As compared to clerical work, this course requires initiative abilities, challenges-accepted attitude and hands-on-work style.
The duration of this course is five years after 10+2 or equivalent with minimum 50% marks in aggregate.
Best colleges to pursue B.Arch. course
ü Centre For Environmental Planning & Technology
ü Chandigarh College Of Architecture
ü Jadavpur University
ü Rai University
ü School Of Planning & Architecture
ü Sir J.J.College Of Architecture
ü TVB School Of Habitat Studies
The duration of the course is 5 years and to get admission into B.Arch. the student must be fulfilled the following conditions:
Candidates can take admission in this course through NATA entrance test and to clear the exam the candidates should have understanding of subjects as mentioned in the below table:
A paper based drawing test for 1 hour duration
The National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture (NIASA)
Design and drawing of geometrical, architectural awareness, architectural terminology, history of buildings
A computer based online aesthetic sensitivity test for 1 hour duration
Council of Architecture (COA)
Aesthetic, Sensitivity and Drawing Skills, Analytical reasoning mental ability, elements of design, 3D views of objects, use of charts and graphs, Visualization, thoery of colors, principles and fundamentals of design
Scale and proportion, freehand sketching of objects, Enlargement and reduction of drawing, mirror image
Every college or institute has different criteria for admission and moreover state or region have the another impact on admission. Break up of seats quota is different in each state, here we have example of Gujarat and Chandigarh:
Seats quota for Gujarat
Seats quota for Chandigarh
All India quota
All India quota:
Sports persons (2% of sanctioned intake)
Ward of Kashmiri Migrant
Ward of Direct Descendents of Kargil Martyrs
Nominee of deficient States/Union Territories
The students can get admission in B. Arch. by appearing in NATA entrance exam which is conducted by Council of Architecture every year and qualifying examination from a recognized university or board. There are various colleges which are taking admission of students through this entrance exam.
After this process, students got shortlisted in merit list of NATA test will be called for counseling process and on the basis of skills and availability of seats suitable candidate will get admission.
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