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Top Architecture Colleges in India

 

For the common man the role of an architect can be defined as one who creates architecture. Their responsibilities include all the activities that lead to the creation of the architecture. These activities could be in terms of their architectural vision and its articulation.

In India students join an architecture course after the 12 standard or the senior secondary exam. You need high percentage in the sciences and mathematics plus some graphic ability to qualify for an architecture course. There are several architecture institutes in India, most technical colleges or the IITs run a course in architecture. An entrance exam is also held for students aspiring to a career in architecture. The bachelor of architecture course runs for 5 years and students have to go through an eligibility test. Students have to appear for the NATA eligibility test, which is the national architectural ability test to qualify for a B.Arch course.

The NATA eligibility test typically measures the studentís aptitude in the field of architecture. His drawing ability and observation skills are measured plus sense of proportion, aesthetic sense and ability to think creatively.

Students can also go for post graduate study in architecture after they have completed graduation in architecture.

In terms of career growth students of architecture have a vast prospect. They can be employed in the public as well as the private sector. An individual who use qualified as an architect can take up employment with government organizations like PWD or CPWD, state housing development programs as well as city development centers. They can also seek employment with industrial organizations, private contractors or builders and architectural firms. For architects there are employment opportunities abroad too.

After a few years of experience architects can set up a private practice and if they have good clients it can prove to be quite lucrative.

Some of the top institutes that offer architecture courses in India are School of planning and architecture, New Delhi; School of Architecture CEPT, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad; Government College of Architecture, Lucknow; College of Architecture, Goa; Sir J.J College of Architecture, Mumbai; Indian Education Societyís College of Architecture, Mumbai, Marathwada Mitra Mandal College of Architecture, Pune; Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad; College of Engineering Tiruvanathpuram ;Anna university Chennai; Sushant school of art and architecture, Gurgaon, School of architecture and interior designing, New Delhi.  

A student who has completed a course in architecture can start on a salary of Rs 15000 to 20000 per month. After some experience the sky is the limit for an architect especially if he is running a private practice.
 

CHANDIGARH COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE  
Sector 12, Chandigarh ∑ 160012 
Ph: 745531 Fax: 746260 
Email: cca@chd.nic.in  
Website: http://www.cca.nic.in  


SCHOOL OF PLANNING & ARCHITECTURE 
4-Block B, Indraprastha Estate, New Delhi-110002 
Tel: 23317390/ 23318387 
Email: root@spa.ernet.in 
Website: http://www.indiawatch.org/spa 


SIR J.J.COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE 
78/3 D.N. Road, Mumbai -400001 
Tel: 2621118, 2621649 
Email: info@sirjjarchitecture.com 
Website: http://www.sirjjarchitecture.com  


TVB SCHOOL OF HABITAT STUDIES 
Behind Sector D, Pocket-2, Vasant Kunj, 
New Delhi-110070 
Tel: 26894898 
Email: tvbshs@vsnl.com 
Website: http://www.tvbshs.org 


SUSHANT SCHOOL OF ART & ARCHITECTURE 
Sushant Lok, Gurgaon ∑122001 (Haryana) 
Ph: 6385896 6385346 
Fax: 6385049 


BENGAL ENGINEERING COLLEGE (Deemed University) 
P.O. ∑Botanical Garden Shibpur, Howrah 3, 
West Bengal. Tel: 6684561/2/3 
Website: http://www.becollege.org/becollege/becollege.html  

JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY 
Jadavpur, Kolkata ∑ 700032 
Ph: 4735508 
Website: http://www.Jadavpur.edu  


INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY KHARAGPUR 
Kharagpur ∑ 721302, 
Tel: 03222-55386 
Email: bks@arp.iitkgp.ernet.in 
Website: http://www.iitkgp.ernet.in/acads/dept/ar/degrees.php  
Or www.iitkgp.ernet.in  


INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ROORKEE 
Roorkee-247667 Ph: 91-1332-85200 
Website: http://www.iitr.ernet.in  
Or www.iitr.ernet.in/acads/depts/architecture/contect.html  

CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING & TECHNOLOGY 
Kasturbhai Laalbhai Campus, Navarangpura, 
Ahmedabad ∑380009 Tel: 91-79-6302470 
Website: http://www.ceptindia.org  


RAI UNIVERSITY RAIPUR 
A-41, MCIE, Mathura Road, New Delhi-110044 
Tel: (011) 51560000/ 70000, 26959000 
Mobile: (011) 32740932/7/8/9 
Email: rutestdelhi@raiuniversity.edu 
Website: http://www.raiuniversity.edu 

 

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