Bachelor Of Architecture (B.Arch)

Career in Architecture is attractive, lucrative, and has lots of potential in terms of development. The architectural degree is designed in such a way so that it fulfills the educational component of professional certifying bodies.

This field covers different works such as spatial design, safety management, aesthetics, material management, etc.

Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) is a well-known undergraduate bachelor’s degree programme of Architecture. Architecture is the art of planning, designing, and constructing buildings and other physical structures.

You can become an Architect after completing B.Arch education. Architects are the actual creators of amazing buildings and structures that exist in our surroundings.

Architect concentrates how to make people living simple and comfortable ranging from middle class to upper class & provide them shelter and housing with luxury and style.

The Architect can work according to the need of the client. The architect must be a combination of artist, professional and entrepreneur qualities.

The famous German Architect Walter Gropius said that: “Society needs a good image of itself. That is the true job of an architect.”



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Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) is a 5 year full-time duration programme. It is comprised of 10 semesters. It focuses on the subjects from the fields of engineering, arts and technology to the professional practice of architecture. B.Arch is a generous mix of both theory and studio exercises.

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You can register with COA (Council of Architecture) after completing your B.Arch Degree. You can also pursue advanced courses in B.Arch that are given below:

Advance Architecture Courses:

  • Master of Architecture (M.Arch)
  • Ph.D in Architecture

The Disciplines of Architecture are: Transport Planning, History and Pedagogy, Interior Design, Urban or Rural Planning, Construction Management, Architecture Theory, Landscape Design, etc.

During the B.Arch Course duration and after completing this course, you can do an internship programme with an architecture firm or with some professional Architects to increase practical experience and better up job prospects.

Courses Content of B.Arch:

  • Architecture Design
  • Theory of Structures
  • Building Construction
  • Building Management
  • History of Architecture
  • Architectural Appreciation
  • Architectural Drawing
  • Building Science & Services
  • Workshop Practice

Skills required to make career in B.Arch:

  • Good communication skills
  • Immense physical stamina
  • Excellent memory
  • Patience
  • Team spirit
  • Responsibility
  • Accountability
  • Creative Thinking Skills
  • Observant Attitude

Eligibility & Admission

How I get admission in B.Arch?

  • Candidates have to complete their 10+2 Examination with Mathematics and English as compulsory subjects & secure at least 50% marks in the examination.
  • Those candidates have 10+3 year Diploma in any stream, they can also apply for B.Arch programme.
  • Candidates can get admission in this programme through JEE Main 2018, NATA 2018.
  • After completing your B.Arch course, you have a scope of higher study. You can apply for GATE 2018.

Top B.Arch Colleges in India:

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • National Institute of Technology or NITs
  • Punjab University, Chandigarh
  • School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi
  • Government College of Architecture, Lucknow
  • Government Engineering College, Trichur (School of Architecture)
  • Government College of Architecture & Sculpture, Mamallapuram

Career & Jobs

The career opportunities for architects are very high because of the boom in the construction and designing fields. They are demanded in various government and private organizations.

You can work in the sectors of construction, urban planning, urban development corporations, public works departments, interior designing, etc.

Architects have lots of job opportunities in architect firms, universities, consultancy companies, etc. Global market, especially in the USA, Australia and Dubai provide attractive career and jobs for architecture graduates.

Architects can work in the office as well as in the construction site. In construction companies, they are working as a designer. You can also work independently and earn occupation through consultancy charges that is depend upon your skills, profile and experience.

As an Architect, your job in not limited to design corporate workplace rather than you have to design houses, colonies, apartments, hospitals, hotels, stadium, shopping complexes, schools, industrial complexes, etc.

Government Organizations offering jobs to the B.Arch Candidates such as Archaeological Department, National Building Organization, Ministry of Defense, Departments of Railways, Housing and Urban Development Corporation, Public Works Department, etc.

Some other organizations also hire architects are: Builders, State Departments, Consultants, Local Bodies for construction works, Architecture Firms, etc.

After completing graduation, you can go for the higher studies. You can pursue Master degree or further studies in architecture field.

You can also work as a lecturer in various Institutions.

You can also work with an architectural firm or under the supervision of a well-established architect.

As an Architectural Consultant, you can work in different construction companies.

Job Profiles:

  • Data Analyst
  • Architecture Designer
  • Architecture Engineer
  • Interior Designer
  • Architecture Draftsman
  • Staff Consultant
  • Technical Assistant
  • Project Assistant Manager
  • Manager
  • Sales/Business development Manager
  • Architectural Assistant
  • Architectural Historian/Journalist
  • Art Director
  • Building Contractor
  • Landscape Architect

Top Recruiters:

  • Jones Lang LaSalle Meghraj
  • L&T
  • DLF
  • Jindals
  • Manchanda Associates
  • Architect Consultants
  • VSA Space Design (P) Ltd.
  • Edifice Architects Pvt.Ltd.
  • Chitra Vishwanath Architects
  • Sahara Group


As an architect, you can earn a starting salary about Rs. 4 Lac to Rs. 5 Lacs per annum. The salary will increase with your experience in this field. Candidates having a work experience of more than 5 years they can get salary in between Rs. 8 Lac to Rs. 10 Lacs per year. The salary is high in the private sector as compared to the government sector. In USA, Architect can earn a salary around $ 95000 per annum. The salary will also depend on your job profile, company, location & work experience.

Books & Study Material

  • Architectural Drawing by David Dernie
  • The Fundamentals of Architecture by Lorraine Farrelly
  • ABC of Architecture by James F. O’Gorman
  • Becoming an Architect: A Guide to Careers in Design by Lee W. Waldrep
  • 101 Things I Learned in Architecture by Mathew Frederick
  • Towards a New Architecture by Le Corbusier
  • 10 x 10 (Architecture) by Editors of Phaidon Press
  • Building Construction Illustrated by Francis D.K. Ching
  • Basics Architecture 02: Construction & Materiality by Lorraine Farrelly

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  1. Vyshu says:

    what Certificates needed for b arc

  2. Sandy says:

    Please help me out Sir. I’m confused. Is architecture better than engineering fields and do we actually move to a good standard after completing b arch?!

  3. rahul says:

    got 105marks in nata2018
    please suggest me a college in pune and kolkata.
    IN ISC 75%
    but in maths 45.

  4. Manish Kumar Rai says:

    I didn’t got 50 in maths but i got 180 marks in Jee so can i still apply for colleges in jee.

  5. L Abhishek says:

    I got 92 marks in nata and 92% in inter which collage is best to me

  6. L Abhishek says:

    I got 92 marks in nata 92% in inter so suggest me collage for architecter in india

  7. Riya says:

    I got 225 in JEE MAINS PAPER-2 and rank is 5461 and 68% in 12th.
    Am I eligible for any NIT’s ?

  8. Chelsi patel says:

    I got 71 in nata and 121 in jee b arch can you suggest some colledge in gujrat for architecture

  9. Manish kumar says:

    Sir , recently I gave the paper of intermediate and I scored 50.6 percent and I want to give NATA test for b.arch am I eligible for this??? Please sir say ????

  10. Darshan R says:

    I have got 192 in jee B. Arch paper 2 so will I get best college for the course

  11. afsari says:

    I score 78 in nata and 193 jee b-arch and my pu marks is 83% which college may I get in Mangalore for architecture course

  12. sumati sakharkar says:

    which is best for doing m.arch ?(means interior or what?)

  13. Shraddha says:

    Hello I attempted jee paper 2 can I get admission through jee paper 2 .. I have scored 134 marks in jee paper 2

  14. andrew says:

    Sir may I know the total amount of fees for various reasons required for b arch degree

  15. Chandana R says:

    I have got 27k ranking in jee paper 2 can i get any top college in bangalore for b.arch

  16. Pratiksha says:

    i have scored 154 marks in jee paper 2,and 75% in boards.would i get admission for architecture in pune ?

  17. Vasanth says:

    Hii . Is there a chance to get admission in b.arch by writing jee paper 1 ?

  18. Aswin says:

    I got 158 in jeemainpaper 2 and I belong to SC category can get seat in nits

  19. Ronak says:

    Kya hm 14 June wali exam k lye apply kr skte h ya nhii

  20. Aniket says:

    Can I get admission in B architecture without cet or jee

  21. Trewin fedo says:

    IS JEE MAIN is enough for
    doing b.arch

  22. Abhinav Raj says:

    If i choose architecture as career of my life . Can you suggest me that i am doing right.

  23. shraddha says:

    Is it necessary to write JEE ADVANCE to get admission through JEE for B.Arch

  24. Pushkar says:

    Sir can we give NATA exam after 12+1

  25. neeraja says:

    Is maths a subject for the jee adv architecture aptitude test?
    Where can i get some prev question papers for preparing? Pls reply…

  26. Tanveer says:

    Hello I attempted jee mains paper 1&2 .I didn’t qualified in paper1.but I qualified in paper 2.and my rank is5219.could I get good collage.

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