Master of Architecture in Urban Design is a 2-year post graduate program. Master of Architecture deals with the design and construction of fine buildings. This program is divided into 4 semesters those vary from institute to institute.
Top Colleges that offer this course:
The minimum eligibility criteria for applying this course is a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture with minimum 50% aggregate marks completed by recognized university/ institute.
In some of the institutes, admission is done on the basis of marks secured by candidates in an entrance examination.
The average tuition fee for this course in India varies between INR 50, 000 to INR 2 Lacs.
Those who have successfully completed the postgraduate can earn anything between INR 1 to 6 Lacs.
Such postgraduates are hired in job positions such as:
Assistant Professor, Manager, Senior Urban Planner, Urban Designer, Senior Landscape Architect, Architect, Landscape Architect
The following table shows the some of the major highlights of the course:
|Course Level||Post Graduate|
|Examination Type||Semester system/ Year wise|
|Eligibility||Must possess Bachelor’s degree in B.Arch from a reputed university/ institute with minimum 50% aggregate marks.|
|Admission Process||Merit Based/ Entrance Test|
|Course Fees||INR 1.25 Lacs (approx.)|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 1, 00, 000 to INR 6, 00, 000|
|Top Recruiting Companies||Accenture, Adani Group, Amazon, Baker Hughes, Benz, Bosh Ltd, CTS, Ernst & Young, HP, IBM, Intergraph, ITC, L T Finance, MRF, MU Sigma, Oracle, Quest Global, Royal Enfield, Saint Gobain, SAP, Siemens, TCS, Texas Instrument, Unisys India, Wipro.|
|Job Positions||Assistant Professor, Manager, Senior Urban Planner, Urban Designer, Senior Landscape Architect, Architect, Landscape Architect|
M.Arch in Urban Design is not only involved in buildings it also involved in designing a variety of environments like Gardens, Parks, Theme Parks etc. Those who want to improve their architecture skills and knowledge of current theory must opt. For this course. The scope of architecture is very vast even in non-related areas.
The course is comprised of the concepts such as Planning, Architecture, and design fundamentals. Students can opt. for specializations in various fields of Architecture such as Landscape Architecture, Architectural Conservation, Urban Design, Environmental Planning, Housing, Transport Planning, Industrial Design, Regional Planning etc.
Students enrolled in the course are provide introduction of urbanism and design of urban environments, taught how to deal and approach to understanding and engaging with urban issues and mentor students to become skilled and ethical professionals
The following table shows the list of the top institute offering M.Arch in Urban Design:
|Name of the Institute||City/ State||Average Fees|
|Aayojan School of Architecture||Jaipur, Rajasthan||INR 70, 000|
|Ansal University||Gurgaon, Haryana||INR 32, 500|
|CEPT University||Ahmedabad, Gujarat||INR 1, 60, 000|
|Dr. Baliram Hiray College of Architecture||Mumbai, Maharashtra||-|
|Guru Nanak Dev University||Amritsar, Punjab||INR 41, 810|
|Guwahati College of Architecture||Guwahati, Assam||INR 55, 000|
|Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture and Environmental Studies||Mumbai, Maharashtra||INR 37, 750|
|Rizvi College of Architecture||Mumbai||INR 31, 250|
|Late Bhausaheb Hiray S.S. Trust’s College of Architecture||Mumbai, Maharashtra||-|
|MBS School of Planning and Architecture||New Delhi, Delhi||INR 39, 100|
|School of Planning and Architecture||Delhi||INR 55, 000|
|Sir JJ College of Architecture||Mumbai, Maharashtra||INR 10, 000|
|Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University||Nasik, Maharashtra||INR 64, 000|
|Amity University||Noida, Uttar Pradesh||INR 62, 500|
|Babu Banarsi Das University||Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh||INR 40, 000|
|Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Architecture||Pune, Maharashtra||INR 27, 500|
|CCLS College of Architecture and Design||Rohtak, Haryana||INR 40, 000|
|College of Architecture||Ropar, Punjab||INR 31, 250|
|IES College of Architecture||Mumbai, Maharashtra||INR 31, 250|
|MEASI Academy of Architecture||Chennai, Tamil Nadu||INR 51, 500|
Those who are applying for this course need to go through the below-mentioned eligibility criteria once.
Applicant’s admission in the course is strictly done on the basis of marks secured by them at graduation level. If students score less than 50% marks then they are not eligible to apply. Admission in some of the reputed colleges is based on the student’s marks in an entrance examination:
GATE, CEED etc are some of the exams which are explained below:
GATE – This examination is conducted jointly by IIT’s and Indian Institute of Science. For appearing in this test minimum eligibility criteria is graduation. It is abbreviated as Gate Aptitude Test in Engineering.
CEED – For appearing in the exam applicants must be Graduate in Design, Fine Arts, or Engineering for a recognized institute. It is abbreviated as Common Entrance Examination for Design which is conducted by IIT’s and Indian Institute of Science. The examination syllabus is comprised of Design and General Awareness, Visual Design, Observation, Visual Communication Design etc.
The following table shows the semester wise syllabus of this course:
|Semester I||Semester II|
|Urban Studies, Design & Development||Urban Extensions|
|Evolution of Urbanity||Urban Planning Practice and Legislation|
|Urban Conservation||Infrastructure, Traffic & Transportation|
|Humanizing Cities||Urban Form & Space|
|Methods and Representations||State, Culture & Urban Design|
|Semester III||Semester IV|
|Urban Transformation||Urban Design Thesis|
|Urban Design Theory||Urban System & Management|
|Housing Politics & Patterns||-|
|Project Development & Financing||-|
Successful postgraduates can are hired in the companies such as Accenture, Adani Group, Amazon, Baker Hughes, Benz, Bosh Ltd, CTS, Ernst & Young, HP, IBM, Intergraph, SAP, Siemens, TCS, Texas Instrument, Unisys India, Wipro etc.
Some of the popular postgraduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered to the respective positions:
|Job Profile||Description||Average Annual CTC in INR|
|Senior Urban Designer||Senior urban designer’s job responsibility is to manage projects, oversee the development of design ideas and direct their team’s daily operations.||6, 94, 541|
|Landscape Architect||They are expert in design of outdoor public areas, landmarks and structures||2 Lacs to 7 Lacs|
|Design Architect||They are involved in design of buildings or urban landscapes||2.5 Lacs to 10 Lacs|
|Assistant Professor||Assistant professors teaches architecture in colleges to undergraduate students||2.5 Lacs to 9 Lacs|