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

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  1. Hitesh says:

    Hi Sir,
    How are You ?!
    i am complete my degree MCA i have good knowlage of website and software design development
    but my full interest in interior designs Sector, please suggest me how to complete my dream in interior designes.!
    Thank you .

  2. Senthil says:

    Can I do engineering after completing architecture course

  3. Mayank says:

    Is good drawing skills required in the course ?

  4. Amara says:

    Am complete my degree BCA but I like to study A arch please suggest how to join and puc percentage is 45 have a chance or not to study A arch

  5. Yash gupta says:

    after B Arch where should i go to get good job .usa or dubai?? And i want to do job in foreign as well m arch ,is it possible to do

  6. Anuja Bhosle says:

    How marks take in JEE to appear the admission of B arch

  7. Sayanta Paul says:

    Is it a successfully placement course after b
    arch?

  8. Aashish Mahendru says:

    Sir, will the scope of barch remain same after 5 years too for a good career or will require any further studies to be sucessfull in this field?

  9. Nikhil chaudhary says:

    Sir,
    i’m doing bsc by pcm. can i do b.arch after bsc??? If i can do b.arch after bsc then how many year i study in b.arch.

  10. Alina ansari says:

    Sir,
    I got a 188 marks in jee mains paper 2
    Can i get a good govt. College ???

  11. Muskangoel says:

    Where can i get jobs after completing 1st year of architecture

  12. Ishita singh says:

    Sir my rank in jee paper 2 is 3503 but after councilling i have got no NITs or GFITs. So studying from not a good college will get me to bad future ?

  13. Imman says:

    Sir. Still how many years there Will be a scope for architecture?

  14. Kishan says:

    Sir I am in STD 12 can I give jee as well as nata exams both?

    • Avinash Singh says:

      Yes..you will have to give both of them.As there are various colleges which will give prefrence to Jee mains or some will give prefrence to NATA..

  15. mohd bilal says:

    Sir
    Doing B.arch through NATA or JEE is tht the only best way of doing this cource ?

  16. S A B says:

    Does spa college accept nata rank for their admission

  17. S A B says:

    I have got selected for nift Mumbai (knittwear design) n my nata air is 957.what should I choose??which one has more scope??? Please reply

  18. Sanjay Durgapal says:

    Sir,i have done 3 years diploma in civil.
    So what will be the duration of b.architecture course..?

  19. Rahul says:

    Sir i got 56 marks in NATA exam can i get a government college.?? Please tell me

  20. Vamsi says:

    Sir i got 5000 rank in jee mains paper 2 (sc caste) can i attend counselling

  21. ABHISHEK YADAV says:

    what type of queations r asked in jee paper 2 . and is there any negative markings in that exam

  22. sayli s says:

    Good afternoon sir, as i am in 4th year of b.arch now, i want to do job in goverment public sector. Can u tell me is there any entrance for applying in public secter for job? And any recruitments in goveement public sector job? i belongs to st category. Reply must. Thank you

  23. Sadaf says:

    Sir,
    What would be the salary if i become lecturer for architecture

  24. shibin says:

    Whether an architect can become a gaming designer

  25. Shreya R says:

    Sir i got 216 marks in jee mains paper 2 with 10308 all india rank can i get a good govt college

  26. Indraneel says:

    I am qualified in NATA 2017 but I am failed in maths of HSC Maharashtra (march 2017) because of what I am appearing for supplementary exam which is conducted in july in which I can clear the failed subject and get Admission without loosing one year. Question is that if I filled CAP form ans i get seat allotment on basis of NATA how can I get admission through it cause I am failed in one subject and the result of supplementary ex is not published till august first week? So how can Get admission with all Document verification system?

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      You will provide the admission only when you will produce the marksheet of passed in all subjects at the time of admission.

  27. yasala harshita says:

    Dear Sir,

    My name is harshita I got in Jee mains 2017, Paper 2 7500 rank and Can i get any where in the Nit’s in B.arch.I belongs to SC.

  28. Nitheesha Reddy says:

    Sir,I got 151 in of oc category in b.arch. I can get seat in jnafau ?and after b.arch I can get government jobs?

  29. Deepak says:

    Hello sir my jee main score 156 sc category tell me collage

  30. Rahul says:

    Sir I got 1971 obc rank in jee main 2017. Can I get any nit college?

  31. Pavan koushik says:

    What is the career after b arch..?? What job oppurtunities do i get??

  32. anika says:

    this is my paper 2 (barch) rank
    reply me please.

  33. anika says:

    sir i secure 9407 rank in obc cat.with 186 marks in jee main 2017 so please tell me can i get admission in igdtuw or any other college. i passed 12 this yr with medical with maths.

  34. Kratika Sharma says:

    Sir

    I got 184 marks in JEE paper 2 can I get admitation in any NIT collage or any good collage & what is the carrier scope in B Arch.

  35. Mohd Tanzeer says:

    sir, i hve got 3144 general rank in AKTU b arch. So there is chance to get government college…

  36. vishal sahani says:

    sir, i;am student of b.a 2nd year
    i want to be prepared b.arch
    sir please give me suggestion how are preparing this ?

  37. anshika singh says:

    which govt colleg i can get wid a score 161 in [jeemains paper 2]??

  38. Gopal gupta says:

    Sir,I have got 3408 rank in GN category in AKTU -B.Arch exam…what should do to take admission in BArch..

  39. Raj says:

    Sir i got 62 mks in NATA EXAM can i get admission for architecture?

  40. Deepak says:

    Sir, i have qualified in NATA, i am in a dilemma of choosing between b. Arch and BE civil. Please guide me on the basis of future scope in these two fields.

  41. Gopal gupta says:

    Sir,I have got 3408 rank in GN category in AKTU -B.Arch…

    How is it possible for me to get a govt. College???

  42. ashish says:

    sr this year I clear jee main 2nd paper with 187 marks and according to previous year cutt off I got seat in nit hamirpur so can I take addmision there according to u there is scope in architecture or not

  43. Shreya says:

    I got 6062 rank in jee mains paper 2 can i get admsn in any nit or what about jmi for barch

    • Deepanjan Kumar says:

      Have u filled up the application form for jmi sperately it takes admission on basis of your marks what’s ur Mark in jee

  44. Parmeet says:

    Sir can i do b.arch after taking medical in 12th

  45. Gaurang says:

    Sir,I have got 1109 rank in general category in AKTU -B.Arch exam…is it possible for me to get a govt. College???

  46. Karan Oli says:

    I just passed my Class 10th with 9.0 CGPA(CBSE Board). I have a keen interest to apply for B.arch..Can u tell me what is the scope of this job in India & under what conditions?

  47. Pramod Tayade says:

    Sir can I do B.Arch after 12th comers side.

  48. Ujjwal tragi says:

    Sir, I have passed 12th this year with 80% marks with PCM what should I do to take admission in BArch

  49. shweta singh says:

    i need govrnment coll.for b.arch,give me some suggetion about it..how

  50. Deepan.v says:

    I have more interest in b.arch
    But I got only 951 in state board exam.
    What can I do next ??

  51. Nipun varshney says:

    Sir what is the future for a job person abroad

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