Bachelor of Architecture in Interior Design is a 5-year full-time undergraduate course, the minimum eligibility for admission to which is the successful completion of the 10+2 level of education from a recognized educational Board. The course is essentially about interior decoration of a room or building, based on understanding of people’s behavior or the purpose of that place.
The course is spread over 10 semesters, of 6 months each, and the average tuition fee charged for the course in India lies between INR 2 and 5 Lacs for the span of five years, which varies across institutes.
Admission to the course is generally offered on the basis of the candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance test and a further round of counseling.
Upon successful completion of the course, graduates can find lucrative employment across:
the average initial monthly salary offered to such graduates in India ranges between INR 15K and 50K, increasing with expertise and experience in the field.
Tabulated below are some of the important highlights of the course.
|Minimum Qualification Required||10+2 with a minimum aggregate score of 50%|
|Admission Procedure||Counseling after taking qualification of entrance test|
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Major Entrance Exams||NATA, JEE MAINS, JEE Advanced AAT, BIT SAT, etc.|
|Total Course Fee||INR 1.5 to 6 Lacs|
|Top Recruiting Areas/Fields||Town Planning Bureaus, Architecture Firms, Airports, Theatres, Government Agencies, Pubic Work Departments, Exhibition Organizing Firms, Hotel Industry, Graphic Designing, Engineering Firms, Film Industry, etc.|
|Job Positions||Architect, Interior Decorator, Lighting Designer, Set Designer, Visual Merchandiser, Space Planner, Interior Designer, Teacher, and such.|
|Average Initial Salary||INR 2 to 8 Lacs|
B. Arch. In Interior Design is a technical and creative course study, which mainly focuses on skills and techniques needed to:
turn an interior space into an effective setting for a range of human activities.
Ideal candidates for the course would possess:
Some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by the respective colleges are listed below.
|NAME OF INSTITUTE||CITY||AVERAGE ANNUAL FEES|
|School of Planning and Architecture (SPA)||New Delhi||INR 46,300 (course)|
|India Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur||Kharagpur||INR 74,000 (course)|
|India Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee||Roorkee||INR 77,280 (course)|
|Sir JJ College of Architecture (SJJCA)||Mumbai||INR 17,800 (course)|
|National Institute of Technology (NIT)||Thiruchirapalli||INR 39,350 (course)|
|Jadavpur University||Kolkata||INR 2,765 (course)|
|Birla Institute of Technology (BIT-MESRA)||Ranchi||INR 2, 42,000 (course)|
|CEPT University||Ahmedabad||INR 1,61,000 (course)|
|Chandigarh College of Architecture (CCA)||Chandigarh||INR 17,150 (course)|
|Sushant School of Skills & Architecture (SSAA)||Gurgaon||INR 5,56,000 (course)|
|Jamia Millia Islamia University (JJI)||New Delhi||INR 64,490 (course)|
|National Institute of Technology (NITC)||Calicut||INR 90,300 (course)|
|Rizvi College of Architecture||Mumbai||INR 62,000 (course)|
|Manipal University (MU)||Manipal||INR 3,04,000(course)|
|Anna University (AU)||Chennai||INR 30,020 (course)|
|Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT)||Bhopal||INR 1,38,000 (course)|
|Malaviya National institute of Technology (MNIT)||Jaipur||INR 97,320 (course)|
|Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT)||Nagpur||INR 1,60,000(course)|
|Vastu Kala Academy||New Delhi||INR 60,000 (course)|
|Noida International University (NIU)||Noida||INR 1,52,000 (course)|
Listed below are the minimum criteria of eligibility that interested candidates need to fulfil in order to apply for the course.
Most institutes offering the course admit students based on their performance in a relevant entrance test, followed by a round of Personal Interview. Some institutes conduct their own entrance tests for offering admission. Admission process generally varies across colleges.
Most institutes offering the course in India accept qualification of the National Aptitude Test (NATA), conducted by the Council of Architecture.
On the basis of their skills and availability of seats, qualifying candidates get admission. The counseling round consists of Personal Interview, wherein the candidate’s general aptitude for the course is examined.
Diploma Holders, who have completed a recognized Diploma in the subject after class X qualification, with Mathematics as a main subject, are welcomed to apply for the course too.
Some of the top entrance exams conducted in the country for admission to the course are:
tabulated below is the semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus.
|SEMESTER I||SEMESTER II|
|Architectural Design||Building Technology & Materials|
|Architectural Design and Graphics||Building Sciences|
|Basic Design||Building Management|
|Interior Design||Theory of Structures 1|
|Interior Materials and Products||Interior Drawings and Representation Skills|
|SEMESTER III||SEMESTER IV|
|Building Services||Design Fundamentals of Architecture|
|Computer Applications||Environmental Sciences|
|Construction, Services & Materials||Environmental Studies|
|History of Furniture||Computer and Software Lab|
|Building Construction 1||Methods of Interior Designing|
|SEMESTER V||SEMESTER VI|
|Concepts of Estimating||History of Art & Culture|
|Concepts of Costing||Architectural Appreciation|
|Furniture Design||Design Applications|
|History of Architecture||History of Interiors|
|Interior Construction||Landscape Architecture 1|
|SEMESTER VII||SEMESTER VIII|
|Quantity Surveying||Theory of Structures 2|
|Architectural Designing System||Town Planning 1|
|Application of Interior Design 1||Application of Interior Design 2|
|Quantity Estimates||Software for Designing|
|Interior Services||Building Construction 2|
|SEMESTER IX||SEMESTER X|
|Town Planning||Communication Skills|
|Basics of Sketching||Personality Development|
|Landscape Architecture 2||Advance Interior Services|
|Workshop and Model Making 1||Workshop and Model Making 2|
|Thesis Work||Thesis Work|
With people becoming more conscious of the design, layout, and placements of their interiors both at home and workplace, this is now one of the few professions where one can operate from home with minimum investment going in.
The job responsibility of an Interior Decorator is a fine balance between the layout of the design format and the practical output of design.
Popular areas of employment for such professionals include:
Such graduates are lucratively employed across:
Interested graduates of the course may pursue higher degree courses in the subject, such as M. Arch. (Master of Architecture).
Some of the popular professional avenues open to such graduates are listed below, along with their corresponding salary and responsibilities associated to each.
|JOB PROFILE||JOB DESCRIPTION||SALARY (Tentative)|
|Interior Designer||Interior Designers decorate interior spaces of buildings, malls, etc., and make them functional, safe, attractive and beautiful by determining space requirements. They selecting appropriate decorative items, such as wall colors, lighting, furniture and materials, and also read blueprints, and are aware of building codes and inspection regulations.||INR 4 Lac to 9 Lac|
|Teacher||Teachers create various lesson plans and teach those plans to the entire class or individually to students, tracks student performance and progress. They creates tests and prepare students for standardized tests.||INR 2 to 5 Lacs|
|Architect||Architects generate designs for construction projects, alterations, and redevelopments of buildings, etc. They use their designing knowledge and expert drawing skills to design buildings that are functional, safe, and aesthetically pleasing.||INR 3 to 7 Lacs|
|Theatre Designer||Theatre Designers are responsible for designing and creating the sets that appear in films, on television programmes as well as in the theatre. The role involves reading scripts, working and communicating with directors, producers, costume designers, and other members of staff.||INR 2.5 to 6.5 Lacs|
|Consultant||Consultants offer advice and expertise to organisations to help them improve their business performance in terms of operations, profitability, management, structure and strategy.||INR 3 to 5 Lacs|
|Exhibition Designer||An Exhibition Designer creates design and layout of shows and exhibitions, including - exhibitions for museums, galleries, and local businesses.||INR 2.7 to 8 Lacs|