The RV College of Architecture was established in the year 1992. It was initially established as a department on the campus of the RV College of Engineering. It is affiliated to the Visvesvaraya Technological University. It has been ranked at 8th position among the top architecture colleges in India by Outlook India Rankings in 2019. The college has also been ranked at 15 among Indian architecture colleges by India Today.
The college offers both undergraduate as well as postgraduate courses in the field of architecture. It has an approved intake of 120 students for B.Arch whereas, for M.Arch, it is 20 students. Admission to the courses is based on the merit scored in various entrance exams such as KCET, PGCETThe college offers student and faculty exchange programs in between RVCA and the University of Muenster, Germany, as well as Moratuwa University, Sri Lanka.
|Established | Type||1992 | Private|
|Approved by||Government of Karnataka Council of Architecture|
|Courses Offered||2 courses across 1 stream|
|Popular Courses||B.Arch., M.Arch.|
|Application Mode||Online and offline|
|Admission Criteria||Merit-based & Entrance Test|
|Facilities Available||Digital classrooms, Book bank, E-Library, Transport facilities, Placements, Training opportunities.|
The RVCA college offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in architecture. Tabulated below are the details for the same:
|B.Arch.||Architecture||Intermediate graduate with 60% marks in Physics & Mathematics and 50% marks in aggregate|
|M.Arch.||Architecture||Graduate in B.Arch. with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate|
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Admissions are given to the B.Arch and M.Arch. courses in two major categories i.e. Merit and Management Quota. Students can visit the college to collect the prospectus and application form. The application process of the college is done in an offline mode. One must also register themselves for the respective entrance exam before applying for admission to the college.
B.Arch admissions are done on the basis of national level architecture exam i.e. NATA. Students can apply on the basis of 3 categories - KCET, COMEDK, and Management Quota. Listed below are the details for the same:
Admissions to M.Arch. courses are given through PGCET/ GATE and Management quota. Listed below are the details for the same:
The college will also review a portfolio review which should be submitted by the candidates. The review should be a maximum of 10 pages. The college will also conduct an interview of the candidates to do a final selection of eligible candidates.
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The placements for Architecture students is relatively low. Most of the students would search for internships with existing architects and Architecture companies. The internship maybe a few months to a year or two. This internship may be mostly without any payment or salary. After gaining a good experience in the real world, the student may then approach for a job with the same company or may begin their own venture. Thus, for architects, the real world is more of a practice rather than a job. Architects may approach the hospitality industries in conceptualization departments.
Scholarships are awarded when good performance, outstanding scores, and various accolades are performed. Annual scholarships are given by the Landscape Foundation. Scholarships are also offered in Kind by getting shortlisted for rewarding competitions and awards. Sports tournament awards and rewards are also given for winning teams in various sports.
The Karnataka State government has a Commissionerate of Social Welfare. The government offers Post Matric Scholarships for students from SC, ST, Minority and Backward classes. The government also has a KARePASS facility to apply for scholarships.
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The college has a strong faculty team to support the growth of the field of Architecture within the minds of the aspiring students. Under the flagship of Dr. Om Prakash Bawane, the college has 4 professions, 8 Associate Professors, and 17 Assistant professors who look after the teaching and practical training for the student. Students in Master’s courses are given micro-projects for the teaching of undergraduate students. Apart from the regular teaching faculty, the college also has a vast repertoire of visiting faculty.
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The campus is spread over 2.4 acres and the total floor area is over 15,000 square meters. The campus constituents of Academic block, administrative block, and hostels. The academic block of the college has the following facilities for the students:
Ques. What is the amount I need to pay for my complete education in B.Arch and then consecutively in M.Arch courses?
Ans. The total amount one needs to pay has a lot of components in them. These components are tuition fees, other college expenditures, hostel, mess, leisure expenditure and travel. If we were to think of only tuition fees, then for the complete B.Arch. course, the fees would vary in between INR 2 lakhs to 35 lakhs. For complete details on college fees, click here.
Ques. Would I be able to pursue a Bachelor’s and Master’s level courses in the same college?
Ans. The college provides education for the students, right in Bachelors’s and Master’s Courses in Architecture. The admissions will be based on merit, rank, and score in the entrance examination as would be applicable for the respective course. Management quota is also available, but necessary examinations are required. The college provides all concerned details for the same. For additional details, click here.
Ques. I am not eligible for any of the backward and reserved categories. I do not have money. Am I applicable for any scholarships?
Ans. The college provides minimal scholarship options by itself. The Karnataka state offers scholarships for the reserved categories, Backward classes. The options for general categories for scholarships is minimal. But the option to apply for education loans is still available. Many financial institutions and nonbanking financial institutions offer repayment options after 6 months to 1 year of completion of course.
Ques. Does the college support research-related activities?
Ans. RVCA college is founded on research. Studying the existing city plans and bringing in developments; working on mini and demo surveys and creating new city plans. The main focus of the local area is developed along the Cauvery river, keeping Vernacular and contemporary Indian architecture in mind.
The college also has a Model making workshop, construction yard on its campus. The college also has Fine Arts studio and exhibition halls to come up with avenues for new architecture ideas. Along with the same, research is promoted through studio workstations to work on various creative material.
Ques. Does the college have an Alumni Association?
Ans. The college has an alumni association. The Alumni caters to the personal and professional growth of the current students. The alumni has an international reputation with a cumulative strength of expertise and experience. The alumni give a collective voice of all the experienced and participate in the programs arranged by the college. The alumni can be approached through social media, especially through Facebook groups.