Master of Architecture is a 2- year long postgraduate course divided into 4 semesters. The course prepares enrolled students in the basics of planning and its applications in daily life. The course explores on an advanced level, the goals of sustained development, planning, and urban and rural physical and social dimensions.
The minimum eligibility for pursuing this course is a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture with a minimum aggregate score of 50%, completed from a recognized institution. The average tuition fee charged for the course in India varies between INR 50,000 and 2 Lacs, depending upon the institute offering the course.
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Successful postgraduates of the course are hired in capacities such as Town planner, Draughtsman etc. The average annual salary offered to such postgraduates in India varies between INR 3 and 10 Lacs.
|Name of the course||Master of Architecture|
|Course Level||Post graduation|
|Duration||2 years (4 semesters)|
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||Graduation in Architecture (B.Arch.)|
|Admission Process||Based on merit at the graduation level, entrance tests and interviews in case of some institutes|
|Average Course Fee||INR 50 K to 2 Lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 3 Lacs to 10 Lacs|
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The course essentially involves concepts of planning, architecture, and design fundamentals. It incorporates elements of both rural and urban infrastructure, imparted through a professionally oriented curriculum.
Aspiring candidates capable of planning and visualizing a design on paper and drawing it with pencils to give it a form are ideally suited for the course. The course requires aptitude in architecture and designing subjects, which is why ideal candidates would be interested in and capable of executing planning of urban and rural infrastructure.
Listed below are some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by each:
|College Name||Location||Average Annual Fees|
|School of Planning and Architecture||New Delhi||55,000|
|Indian Institute of Technology||Roorkee||50,000|
|Sir Jj College of Architecture||Mumbai||10,000|
|National Institute of Technology - [NIT]||Thiruchirapalli||2 Lacs|
Candidates aspiring for admission to the course need to have completed graduation in Architecture from a recognized university with a minimum aggregate score of 50%.
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Also, there are some colleges and universities that conduct their own entrance tests for admission to the course, while some offer direct admission too.
Successful postgraduates of the course are hired in capacities such as Architectural Consultant, in organizations such as DLF, L&T, Sahara Group, Eros Group etc.
Such postgraduates find lucrative career opportunities in areas such as:
Some of the popular professional avenues open to such postgraduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|Job Profile||Description||Average Annual CTC in INR|
|Design Architect||An Architectural Designer is involved in the design of buildings or urban landscapes.||2.5-10 Lacs|
|Project Architect||A Project Architect is responsible for overseeing the architectural aspects of the development of the design and production of construction documents and specifications.||3-9 Lacs|
|Landscape Architect||A Landscape Architect is an expert in design of outdoor public areas, landmarks, and structures||2-7 Lacs|
|Project Manager||A Project Manager has the overall responsibility of the successful initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling and closure of a project.||2-8 Lacs|
|Assistant Professor||An Assistant Professor teaches in architecture colleges to undergraduate students.||2.5-9 Lacs|
A semester- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is given here.
|Contemporary Processes in Architectural Design I|
|Urban Conservation and Practice|
|Traditional and Contemporary Landscapes|
|Sustainable and Green Building Design|
|Urban Design Studio|
|Contemporary Processes in Architectural Design II|
|Performance Evaluation of Buildings|
|Services in High Rise Buildings|
|Advanced Architectural Design Studio I|
|Emerging Practices in Housing|
|Research Methodologies in Architecture|
|Advanced Architectural Design Studio II|
|Building Information Modelling|
|Elective I, II|
|Building Management and Control Systems|
|Appropriate Technologies and Sustainable Construction|
|Architecture and Critical Theory|
|GIS Modelling in Urban Planning|
|Anthropology and Architecture|
|Elective III, IV|
|Landscape Ecology and Planning|
|Sustainability and Energy Conservation in Landscape Architecture|
|Urban Landscape Design|
|Web Design and Portfolio Production|