About Architecture:

The profession of architecture includes designing buildings, communities, and other artificial constructions and environments. It may also include design or selection of furnishings, supervision of construction work, and also the examination, restoration, or remodelling of existing buildings.

Architects design buildings and other structures according to client specifications, taking into consideration issues such as the location and topography of the building site, surrounding structural styles and the intended use of the planned structure. In addition to the building design, architects may prepare estimates of time, material and labour costs, as well as coordinate construction of the project through oversight of bidding, permitting and construction.

Basically, an Architect provides professional guidance with respect to the execution of construction projects. But his role goes beyond this. He indulges in client discussions, preparation of the blueprint, budget decisions engineering, supervision, final execution, studying the environmental impact of a certain project and undertaking tasks such as site selection and materials supervision.

Students who pursue a degree in architectural studies are creative, analytical and proficient at using computer software.


UG Courses

  • Diploma in Architectural Assistantship
  • B.Arch. (Bachelor of Architecture)

PG Courses

  • M.Arch. (General)
  • M.Arch. (Specialization)

Doctoral Degree Courses

  • M.Phil/PhD in Architecture



Under graduate Level

  • Diploma: Minimum educational qualification required is 10th pass from a recognized board. Candidates who have higher qualification (such as 12th pass) can also pursue this course.
  • B.Arch.: Minimum educational qualification required is 12th pass with PCM subjects from a recognized board OR equivalent architecture qualification.

Post graduate Level

  • Minimum educational qualification required is B.Arch. or equivalent qualification in B.Arch. (recognized by the CoA).

Doctoral Level

  • Completed Master’s Degree in Architecture (Specialization or General) OR Completed Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Art History or Civil Engineering.

Top architecture entrance exams conducted at National Level

  • NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture)
  • JEE-Main (Joint Entrance Exam – Main (AAT))
  • HITSEEE (Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science Engineering Entrance Exam)
  • CEED (Common Entrance Examination for Design)
  • GAT (Gitam Admission Test)
  • AMU B.Arch. (Aligarh Muslim University Bachelor of Architecture)
  • BSAUEEE (BS Abdur Rahman University B.Arch. Entrance Exam)
  • JEE-Advanced (Joint Entrance Examination AAT (Advanced))
  • KIITEE (Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Examination)

Top architecture entrance exams conducted at State level

  • JNTUPACET (Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Planning and Architecture Common Entrance Test)
  • UPSEE (Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination)
  • KCET (Karnataka Common Entrance Test)
  • WB-JEE (West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination)
  • IPUCET (Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test)
  • TANCET (Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test)
  • COMEDK UGET (COMEDK UG Entrance Test for BArch Courses)
  • MAH M. Arch CET (Maharashtra MAH M. Arch CET)
  • OJEE (Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (M. Arch))
  • KEAM (B.Arch.) (KEAM Engineering Agriculture Medical Exam)


  1. Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  2. Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
  3. School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi
  4. College of Engineering Trivandrum, Thiruvananthapuram
  5. School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal
  6. Anna University, Chennai
  7. JNAFAU School of Planning and Architecture, Hyderabad
  8. Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
  9. National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur
  10. Faculty of Architecture, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Udupi

Future Scope:

The career opportunities for architects are very high due to the boom within the construction and designing fields. They are demanded in various government and private organizations. Jobs available in government organizations are public works Department, the Archaeological Department, Ministry of Defense, National Building Organization, Town and Country Planning Organization, National Institute of Urban Affairs, Departments of Railways, Post and Telegraphs, Public Sector Undertakings, Housing and urban Development Corporation, National Building Construction Corporation Ltd., etc. While other organizations or bodies like State Departments, Housing Boards, Local Bodies for construction works, Builders, Architecture Firms, Consultants, etc. also hire architects.

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


As an architect, you will earn a starting salary about Rs. 4 Lac to Rs. 5 Lacs per annum. The salary will increase along with your experience in this field. Candidates having a work experience of over 5 years 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. The salary also depends upon your job profile, company, location & work experience.