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.

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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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Courses

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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, NATA.
  • Some private universities also conduct their own entrance test for admission in B.Arch such as BITSAT, SRMEEE, etc.
  • After completing your B.Arch course, you have a scope of higher study. You can apply for CEED, GATE.

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
  • IMAXE
  • Manchanda Associates
  • Architect Consultants
  • VSA Space Design (P) Ltd.
  • Edifice Architects Pvt.Ltd.
  • Chitra Vishwanath Architects
  • Sahara Group

Salary

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

If you have any query about Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch), you can ask your query in the comment box.

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  1. Afraa says:

    What is the future scope of arch in india?

  2. Yogesh says:

    Hello sir , I want to know if we can do m.des in automotive design after b.arch course. Would it be considered similar to a b.des course ?

  3. Bhanu Teja Bompally says:

    Most of the students those who cleared their 10 2 doesn’t have any idea regarding the B-Arch & planning courses….
    My question is
    For a talented student who is good at both b-arch and b-tech programs.. Which one should he need to opt?in order to get high packages to work in India(not foreign countries)

  4. Your Name... says:

    My drawing is very poor is it ok with this course

  5. Sa.. says:

    sir i m scoring Between 180-200 in jee main paper 2 and also qualifying nata… Do i have a chance of getting a good college for b.arch?? N is amity university good for architecture… I mean does it has nice placements or not… Sir plz do reply…

  6. Pintu kumar says:

    Is it necessary to be good in drawing for B.arch course.

  7. Your Name... says:

    i gave jee main in 2016 and secured 195 marks in b.arch. is my score valid for 2017 also? am i eligible for counselling this year?

  8. Kiran says:

    I completed my diploma in dmlt directly after 10th,so can I eligible to apply for b.arch giving NATA exam???? Please reply me..

  9. vishal says:

    Can we appear in UPSC exam after having Barch degree?

  10. Bharti says:

    I hv scored 88%in 12th and will gt around 240 marks in jeemain paper2 ..which colleges will I get probably??

    • Prince Kumar says:

      I have scored upto 220 marks in jeemain paper-2. Can you please say me, will I get nit or suggest which institution will best. Also I will get upto 90 percent in 12th board.Please reply fast

  11. Sunitha says:

    I missed my NATA entrance exam do I have a chance to apply this year2017

  12. naresh vishram says:

    sir my drawing is not good ..can i choose b.arch as a career ????please tell me sir g ?????

  13. Vipin yadav says:

    Hii sir/madam i think i got approx 205 marks in jee mains paper 2.Can i get admission in Nit’s, /other institutes for b. Arch

  14. Supriya says:

    In present days, why most of the students don’t pursue b. Arch as career and only run for b.tech course??

    • anonymous says:

      due to the rumor created by our society that after doing b.tech your life is set also most of the students don’t even know about this course and i’m telling you that within few years you will see a tough competition in this course also just like engineering. don’t take it wrong but i want to tell you that except 10k-12k students all the students who are doing b.tech course are just following the herd just like a sheep or on a harsh quote just like a donkey nothing else and we are seeing the ill effects of it “about 1.5 million engineers and 8% only getting employed and the rest ———bam!!!” engineering is a good course but it will not guarantee you good job may be if you do b.arch or b.des you may end up getting a job better than your friends doing b.tech “””most of aspirants are sheep””” a bitter truth of our country just see the trend within 3-4 years.

  15. Varsha Sharma says:

    Is there any entrance exam for B. Arch

  16. Yashika says:

    I have given jee paper 2 but not nata. ..can I get into jj colleg of arch. And srm university by jee main paper 2 score?

  17. Spandan says:

    I want to do b.arch but missed the NATA exam. Are there any other ways to do it?

  18. Ajoy says:

    Hi. My daughter is expecting a score of around 210 in the paper 2 of IITJEE Main exam for B.Arch. However, she could not apply for NATA exam for this year thinking that she may appear it later (as NATA exams till last year were conducted on different dates). But this year, we find that there is only one exam for NATA 2017 and date of application already lapsed.

    My questions are
    1. Is it now essential that she has to clear NATA, then only she can get admission ?
    2. Can she get admission anywhere purely on the basis of IITJEE Main (paper 2) exam score?
    3. If yes, which are the top colleges where she can get admission with a score of around 210-220?

    Kindly reply early, Thanx
    ph 9414323248

    • Sarvgyan says:

      JEE Main Paper 2 is conducted for the admission to the NITs and centrally funded colleges Across the nation and the NATA Exam is conducted for the admissions to the B.Arch Colleges in India except NITs and Centrally funded colleges.

  19. manveer singh says:

    is there any entrance exam of architecture in foreign countries such as USA or UK???

  20. Hannah says:

    now i am in 12th grade with commerce (Maths)..can i apply for nata b.arch 2018

  21. R.ALOCHANA says:

    sir,I have written B.Arch exam.Is it write to choose B.Arch than B.Tech.

  22. Dpk says:

    Hello sir
    I am interested in b.arch
    Plz tell me govt job in b.arch

  23. Prajna. says:

    Hello sir/ma’am, i hope to get 230 in jee main paper 2 and 79% in tbse. Should i apply for nata or can i get chance in b. Arch without any other admission test?

  24. Shreyasi Karmakar says:

    is it possible to get admission in a college with b arch course without having written the NATA or JEE exam??? i need to know this as soon as possible so plz reply

  25. S.Immanuel says:

    If i had completed my B.Arch course ,can i go for naval architect or ship building and designing

  26. Jolly patel says:

    Hey im in 12 science and so much interested in b.arc.may be I become b.arc in future… but whats the scope of jobs

  27. Sarah says:

    What to prepare for nata and jee paper2 ??? And what marks should score to get good college??? Please help!!!

  28. umamah says:

    Hello sir , i m in 12th in commerce stream. After clearing 12th , Can i apply. For b.arch..my Ques. is Commerce students can also choose this?

  29. Ayushi goyal says:

    I am a student of 12th science A-group I want to set my career in architecture but rite now I am confused whether I should do course for NATA or JEE

  30. Kranthi says:

    I am Marathi completed diploma in mechanical bench,can I eligible for the barch

  31. akash singh says:

    i am akash singh i want to take admission in iit roorke, is there would be chances that i want to give the jee main 1st exam that engenearing students give or there would be other

  32. Madhawi says:

    Sir/mam I am in my 1st year b,arch in Nagpur.But I want to take admission in Mumbai for 2nd year.So,how can I apply?

  33. yogendra says:

    tks for helpfull information

  34. marry says:

    sir i am student of pcm and studyng Bs.c-part-2 Can i fill NATA FORM

  35. kavya.k says:

    helo sir/mam i m studyng 12th on combination pcbcs(phy,chm,bio,c++)is i am eligible for b.arch and direct admission is avilable?????

  36. gulzar says:

    i am appearing in 12 class
    can i appply b arch ?????

  37. Sarah says:

    Hey …my drawing is not too good … can i choose this as my career after 12th …

  38. V.y.bhilwika says:

    This is very good information for BArch student’s

  39. V.y.bhilwika says:

    Thanks for helpful information

  40. Adeena says:

    Is civil engineering good for girls…

  41. Your Name... says:

    seat getting marks in JEE main paper 2 for open category regarding B.arch

  42. nick says:

    In B.arch which there were more categories so I am confused in choosing which is best can you give me a scope?

  43. adarsh says:

    I m completing my hsc exam but not yet started to practice sketching so what should i do,should i give it next year or their is another option

  44. sastry says:

    I have just searched this site for information on B.Arch. This has been the best site I have visited so far, that has given comprehensive information. All the best to the creators.

  45. vaishak says:

    Hi…now im in 1st year b tech computer science branch.Our semester exams are starting 2nd of December. I have less hope in my cs engineering. Im intrested in b arch .So can I apply for b arch nxt year, dropping my engineering?

  46. Aniruddha says:

    Hi. Right now , i am in my 1st year b.tech . So , would it be possible for me to directly join 2nd year of b.arch course after dropping 1st year b.tech ?

  47. Sandhya says:

    I’m doing my UG in Interior Designing,Am I eligible for B.Arch course after the completion of my current course…???

  48. Vinod Nigam says:

    Thanks for helpful information

  49. Asmita says:

    Helpful… 🙂

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