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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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 2021, NATA 2021.
  • After completing your B.Arch course, you have a scope of higher study. You can apply for GATE 2021.

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.

Displaying 20 Comments
  1. Chandra sekhar says:

    Hello sir I am doing bsc computers now how can i join the architecture?? Could you please give me some details

  2. Insiya says:

    Hello sir I am doing O.A intermediate voccational course which is not related to maths in spite of this do I am able to join B.arch or not plz answer me

  3. Hari says:

    How many times we can write b arch exam?

  4. Vaishnavi says:

    I got 3000 rank in jee main but I have joined btech.can I join in b arch college next year by writing jee or Nata exam?

  5. AKASH HALDER says:

    SIR I COMPLETE MY DIPLOMA IN ARCHITECHTURE AFTER 10th EXAM….HOW TO APPLY FOR B.ARCH?……

  6. Shubham Suryawanshi says:

    Its most useful informaton for new comers,and interesting b arch,as well as me.

  7. Manu says:

    I have got 151 score in bata 2020 can I get good college in delhi …marks in 12 is 79.5%…suggest ????

  8. Kowshik reddy says:

    What is Difference between b.arch and civil engineering

  9. santhi says:

    Sir,I had written NATA 2019 exam.I got qualifing marks.Is it helpful to join college that offer B.Arch now?

  10. sharon sanjana says:

    sir i wanna know how much will it be useful if i study b arch after 12 which im doing now many people say barch is a bad idea please gimme suggesions

  11. Bhoomi says:

    Now I am in 11th science with A group. How can I do preparation of Nata? How can I get reading material related to it?

  12. jitanshu says:

    Now Iam 12th grade with commerce(maths) then I can apply for NATA or JEE for B.arch

  13. Lalitha says:

    Which one is better ???
    b.arch or b.tech…

  14. 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.

  15. 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?

  16. 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 ?

  17. Sandhya says:

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

  18. Vinod Nigam says:

    Thanks for helpful information

  19. Asmita says:

    Helpful… 🙂

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