Updated On : August 31, 2022
Architecture is one of the oldest forms of designing that deals with the structural and planning part of a building/city/area or locality.
Architecture is a mix of creativity and engineering design. India has many colleges that offer courses in architecture both in UG and PG.
The architecture Schools are shaping the future of architecture and planning in our country. The courses offered in the field of architecture at UG and PG levels are B.Arch and B.Des programs.
Choosing the right college will better your chances, of having an excellent career. The Best Architecture Schools you can choose to study in India are curated in the article below.
National Institute of Ranking Framework (NIRF) is a government-run institution working under the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), Government of India.
It provides the most accurate ranking of colleges in India considering various factors. The following factors are considered while deciding the ranking of colleges.
NATA is the most prestigious exam for Architecture aspirants, as it offers a plethora of career options after B. Arch. Also, the NATA score is widely accepted by many Government as well as private colleges.
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Some of the colleges that accept NATA scores are listed below:
India is home to some of the finest pieces of architecture and their study teaches some of the most intricate teachings in architecture.
The table below consists of the best colleges that accept scores of NATA and JEE Mains.
|Serial Number||College Name||Course Offered||Entrance Exam||Fees|
|1||IIT Kharagpur and IIT Roorkee||B.Arch, B.Tech in Ocean Engg and Naval Architecture, M.Arch - masters in Architecture and Regional Planning, Ocean Engg and Naval Architecture, M.U.R.P.||IIT-JEE||INR 82,070 (1st year)|
|2||NIT Tiruchirapalli, NIT Calicut, NIT Hamirpur
||B.Arch, M.Arch, M.Plan,||JEE Mains||1,07,550 (1st year)|
School of Planning and Architecture - ( Delhi, Bhopal & Vijaywada)
|B.Arch, M.Arch, M.Plan, Doctorate programs||JEE Mains||INR Rs.74,000 per semester - 1.22 Lakhs (1st Year Fees)
|4||CEPT University Ahmedabad
||B.Arch, M.Arch, Bachelors, and masters in Planning||NATA||INR - 1,89,000/- each semester|
|5||Sir J J College of Architecture Mumbai
||B.Arch, M.Arch||NATA/ JEE||INR - 23000 (approx)|
|6||Birla Institute of Technology
||B.Arch||NATA/ JEE||INR - 125500|
|7||Jamia Milia Islamia University
||B.Arch, M.Arch, PhD||JMI Entrance Exam, JEE||INR - 156500|
|8||Chandigarh College of Architecture||B.Arch, M.Arch||JEE Main||INR 52,474 (1st Year Fees)|
|9||Manipal Institute of Technology
||B.Arch, M.Arch, MSAP||Manipal Entrance Test (MET)||INR 19.45 lakhs|
|10||Nirma University, Ahmadabad
||B.Arch, M.Arch||JEE Main and GUJCET||INR 11.10 lakh|
Here is the list of government architecture colleges in India that you can choose to pursue the B. Arch program.
Apart from the institutes mentioned in the above table, various other private colleges offer architecture courses.
Check out the table below to know the list of private architecture colleges in India.
|Rank||Name of the Institute||City||State|
|1||Birla Institute of Technology||Mesra||Jharkhand|
|2||Manipal Academy of Higher Education||Manipal||Karnataka|
|3||L S Raheja School of Architecture||Mumbai||Maharashtra|
|4||Rizvi College of Architecture||Mumbai||Maharashtra|
|5||Sushant School of Arts and Architecture, Ansal University||Gurugram||Haryana|
|6||BMS College of Architecture||Bengaluru||Karnataka|
|7||School of Architecture, Vadodra Design Academy||Vadodra||Gujarat|
|8||Institute of Architecture & Planning, NIRMA University||Ahmedabad||Gujarat|
|9||Narsee Monjee Institute of Technology||Mumbai||Maharashtra|
|10||Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research||Chennai||Tamilnadu|
As said above, there are around 800 architecture colleges in India. However, opting for the best college is most important for your career advancement.
You should keep the following points in mind while choosing architecture schools.
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