BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE (B.ARCH.)
Architecture is primarily concerned with the design of buildings. Students of architecture address the complex problems of designing – to house human activity, issues of climate and energy, technology and structure, combining the needs of internal and external environment.
Architecture education is a methodological training in analysis, understanding and problem solving. It qualifies graduates to pursue a career in architecture along with other areas of the construction and design.
The education in the School of Planning and Architecture is grounded in effective and interactive instruction provided by dedicated and qualified faculty members whose educational background, practical experience and diverse scholorly interests ensure comprehensive preparation for practicing
“real life architecture”.
The department of Architecture has qualified faculty in,
- Urban & Regional Planning
- Sustainable Design
- Landscape Architecture
- Environmental Design
- Urban Design
The course broadens the intellectual and social lives of students beyond the boundaries of architecture and built environment. The department has one of the best ratings for teaching and research in architecture. Its small size, friendly atmosphere and well-resourced library make it an enjoyable place for learning.
Eligibility- 10+2(MPC) or 10+3 Diploma(with Maths)
How to Apply?
National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA)
The School of Planning and Architecture offers full-time 5 years (10 Semesters including 6 months of practical training) degree programme with the curriculum designed on the idea of learning through hands on experience. Throughout the course students work on design projects, usually related to practical conditions on live sites. Students progress is monitored through a combination of continuous assessment in design studios, written examinations, group discussion reviews, and juries for each field of study.
The program includes relevant courses dealing with concepts, design development , professional practice, as well as electives in an area of student’s interest. The course work is structured to help the student understand intricate aspects of architecture which are very much integral to designing, planning and construction of buildings. It aims to impart quality education through effective communication skills, making the students conscious of built form in the contemporary ever changing scenario.
The University is equipped with advanced infrastructure labs such as,
- Model Making Workshop
- Construction Yard
- Building Materials Lab
- Electrical Lab
- Plumbing and Sanitation Lab
- Visual Arts & Graphic Lab
- Climatology Lab
- Surveying and Levelling Lab
- Acoustic Lab
In an independent practice an architect is expected to understand specific requirements of clients and strike the right balance between aesthetics and practicality. An architect helps clients with his ideas in terms of balancing the requirements of appearance, financial budget and time frame. Some architects even work independently and earn their livelihood through consultancy fees which entirely depends upon their skills, profile as well as work experience.
Other jobs in architecture come up in government organizations such as,
- Public Works Department
- Ministry of Defence
- National Building Organization
- Town and Country Planning Organization
- Housing and Urban Development Corporation
- National Building Construction Corporation Ltd
- National Institute of Urban Affairs
- Department of Railways, Airport Authority of India
- Post and Telegraphs
- Archaeological Department
- Confederation of Indian Industry, GRIHA/ IGBC/ LEED
Other State Departments, Housing Boards, Local Bodies for construction works, Builders, Architectural Firms, Consultants, etc,. also hire architects.
After Bachelor of Architecture many students opt for higher studies to choose a specialization in
Architecture through Master’s Programs in,
- Masters in Urban Planning
- Masters in Urban Design
- Masters in Architectural Conservation
- Masters in Landscape Architecture
- Masters in Environmental Design and Housing
- Masters in Architecture
- M.Des in Interior Architecture
- MS in Sustainable Design
- M.Tech, in Building Energy
- M.Tech. in Construction Management
Few of the institutes offering higher or specialized courses in India are,
- School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi
- CEPT University, Ahmedabad
- IIT Kharagpur
- School of Planning and Architecture, Chennai
- TJNAFAU, Hyderabad
Apart from these institutions there are many others in India, American, British, Australian and Scandinavian Universities offering Masters program with Architecture Major