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Consolidated list of colleges and universities in India offering B.Arch and M.Arch courses in architecture and construction engineering is provided here. Given below information is also provided about eligibility and courses of architecture and construction engineering.


Bachelor in Architecture (B.Arch) is a 5 year course after +2. There are about a number of national institutions that offer architectural training at the under-graduate level. Those candidates who have studied Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics can apply for admission. A minimum of 60% marks in aggregate in the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (+2) is required, with the main subjects being English and Mathematics. An entrance examination will be given to test the candidates on their comprehension, sketching abilities and IQ. The top institutions in Ahmedabad and Delhi give about 30% weightage to class 12 results and the rest to the entrance exam. The course can be taken full-time or part-time, the former being divided into 10 semesters (16 weeks each) that also includes 6 months of practical training.

The basic subjects taught are Humanities, Arts and Crafts, Design, Engineering and Technology. The studies mainly focus on : developing awareness of the technical, cultural and environmental factors that determine the limits of any architectural problem understanding the institutional forces which will define the ground on which decisions will be framed balancing the aesthetic, scientific and technical requirements During the final year, students need to undergo practical apprenticeship with a selected Architectural firm. This training helps them to practice and learn all the various aspects of architectural designing, under the guidance of experienced professionals. The Post-graduate awards offered are the Masters degree (M.Arch), the PG diploma and the Ph.D., which usually last from about 1 and a half to 2 years.

Some of the reputed institutions in India offering architecture and construction engineering

  • The Centre of Environment and Planning Technology, Ahmedabad -
  • The JJ School of Architecture and -
  • The School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi
    • Undergraduate Programmes - Bachelor of Architecture (68 seats) , Bachelor of Planning (20 seats) (four years) Eligibility: Pass in the 10+2 examination with (a) General Science including Chemistry at the 10th stage and (b) at least 60%% marks in aggregate in English, Physics, Mathematics and one more optional subject in which the candidate has secured maximum marks at he 10 + 2 stage, provided that all the subjects have been passed separately. Admission Procedure: Selection is made through an Entrance Examination comprising two tests: Test I: General Knowledge, Scholastic Performance and IQ Test (common to both the courses), Test II: Aptitude Test. For B.Arch.: aptitude in visual and spatial perception, creative writing and aesthetic sensitivity. Fro B.Planning: comprehensive ability, ability to write on and general awareness about, environment, society and human habitation.
    • Master's Programmes - Master of Architecture in Architectural Conservation (10 seats), Industrial Design (15 seats) and Urban Design (10 seats) , Master of Building Engineering and Management (15 seats) , Master of Landscape Architecture (15 seats) , Master of Planning in Environmental Planning (10 seats), Housing (15 seats), Regional Planning (10 seats), Transport Planning (15 seats), Urban Planning (20 seats). Eligibility: 55% marks in the aggregate in the qualifying examination and qualified in GATE/UGC (NET) examination.
    • Doctoral Programmes (PhD) Eligibility: Master's degree in architectural and related subjects with a minimum of 55% marks in the aggregate or Bachelor's degree in Architecture and Planning with a minimum of 55% marks in the aggregate and five years experience in teaching, research or professional practice.

Colleges of Architecture in different states of India

  • Andhra Pradesh - JNTU College of Planning and Architecture (Hyderabad-500028) , Andhra University College of Engineering
  • Bihar , Birla Institute of Technology (Mesra-835215, Ranchi) , Bihar College of Engineering (Patna-800005)
  • Chandigarh - Chandigarh College of Architecture.
  • Delhi - School of Planning and Architecture (New Delhi-110002).
  • Goa - Goa College of Architecture (Goa-403001).
  • Gujarat - MS University of Baroda (Vadodar-390001) , School of Architecture, Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) (Ahmedabad)
  • Karnataka - BMS College of Engineering (Bangalore-560019) , Bangalore Institute of Technology (Bangalore-560004) , Poojjya Doddapaa Appa College of Engineering (Gulbarga-585102) , MS Ramaiah Institute off Technology (Bangalore-560001) , Manipal Institute of Technology (Manipal-5761199) , RV College of Engineering (Bangalore-560059) , University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (Bangalore) , Bangalore University (Bangalore-560001).
  • Kerala - University of Kerala, College of Engineering (Thirvananthapuram-695016) , Thangal Kunju Musallar College of Engineering (Kollam-691005).
  • Madhya Pradesh - IPS Academy School of Architecture (Indore-452012) , Institute of Environmental Planning & Technology (Indore-452001) , Madhav Institute of Technology and Science (Gwalior-474005) , Government Engineering College (Raipur-492010).
  • Maharashtra - Maharashtra Institute of Technology (Aurangabad-431005) , Bharati Vidyapeeth's College of Architecture (Navi Mumbai-400614); Kamla Raheja Vidynidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies (Mumbai-4000499) , Rizvi College of Architecture (Mumbai-400050) Sir JJ College of Architecture (Mumbai-400001) , Kavikulguru Institute of Technology and Science (Ramtek-441106, Nagpur) , LAD and Smt R P College of Women (Nagpur-440006) , Manoharbhai Patel Institute of Engineering and Technology (gondia-441614, Maharashhtra) , BKP Sabha's College of Architecture (Pune-411030) , Bharati Vidyapeeth's College of Architecture (Pune-411043) , Dr Bhanuben Nanavati College of Architecture for Women (Pune-411052) , Maratha Mitra Mandal's College of Architecture (Pune-411004)) , College of Architecture (Kolhapur-416012) , DY Patil College of Engineering and Technology (Kolhapur-416006).
  • Orissa - College of Engineering and Technology (Bhubaneswar-751003).
  • Punjab - Guru Nanak Dev University, Department of Architecture (Amritsar-143005) , Giani Zail Singh College of Engineering and Technology (Bathinda-151001).
  • Tamil Nadu - Anna University School of Architecture and Planning (Chennai-600025) , Periyar Maniammai College of Technology for Women (Thanjavur-6134003) , Bharath Institute of Science and Technology (Chennai-600073) , Dr MGR Engineering College (Chennai-602102) , Hindustan College of Engineering (Chennai-603103) "SRM Engineering College (Kattankulathur-6032003, Kanchipuram) , Satyabhama Engineering College (Chennai-600019) , Mohamma Sathak Engineering College (Kilakarai-623806) , Thiagarajan College of Engineering (Madurai-625015).
  • Uttar Pradesh - Aligarh Muslim University , Zakir Hussin College of Engineering and Technology (Aligarh-202002) , Government College of Architecture (Lucknow-226007). University of Rookee (Roorkee-247667).
  • West Bengal - Bengal Engineering College (Howrah-711103) , Jadavpur University (Calcutta-700032). , Regional Engineering Colleges , Maulana Azad College of Technology (Bhopal-462007) , Visvesvaraya Regional College of Engineering (Nagpur-4400011) , Malaviya Regional Engineering College (Jaipur-302617) , Regional Engineering College (Tiruchirappalli-620015). Regional Engineering College (Hamirpur, HP) , Indian Intitutes of Technology , Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur-721302, West Bengal).

The Indian Institute of Architects

The Indian Institute of Architects conducts its examination in four parts. Candidates desirous of taking the examination have to enrol themselves as Student Members. The minimum qualification requirement is a pass in Class 10 examination with English, Mathematics and Science as compulsory subjects. He should be working in the office of an architect who is registered with the Council of Architects. Candidates possessing higher qualifications, such as 10+2 pass, diploma holders in Architectural Assistantship and Civil Engineering and degree in civil engineering are exempted from appearing in some subjects.

The plan of the examinations is as follows: Part I (Group A - D). Total number of papers: 10, Total Marks: 900; Part II (Groups A and B). Total number of papers: 7, Total Marks: 1100; Part III (Group A). Total number of papers: 7, Total marks: 1150, and Part III (Group B), viva-voce 100 marks; and Part IV - Dissertation (400 marks), Viva-voce (100 marks) and Architectural Appraisal.

Pass mark in each paper is 50%. Candidates are permitted to appear in the subsequent parts only if they clear all the papers in the preceding parts. Successful candidates of Parts I, II, and III are permitted to appear in the subsequent papers only after a gap of one year. Examinations are held in June and December, every year. Candidates are awarded first class or second class, if they pass the examinations in one attempt. Otherwise, they are declared as "pass". During the entire period of studentship, i.e., from the date of enrolment till passing the final part of the examination, the students must acquire practical experience.

Candidates successfully completing the examinations are admitted as associate members - Associate of the Indian Institute of Architects (AIIA). Associate Members, subsequently may be elected as full members (MIIA) and Fellow Members (FIIA). These abbreviations may be used, indicative of their professional qualifications in architecture. The Associates become eligible for registration with the Council of Architecture, the regulatory authority for architectural education, established under the Architects Act, 1972. They are then entitled to undertake practice. The registration with Council would remain valid only if they continue their memberships of the Institute by paying the prescribed subscription.


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