Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)

Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)

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.
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
Team spirit
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 2018, NATA 2018.
After completing your B.Arch course, you have a scope of higher study. You can apply for GATE 2018.

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
Sales/Business development Manager
Architectural Assistant
Architectural Historian/Journalist
Art Director
Building Contractor
Landscape Architect

Top Recruiters

Jones Lang LaSalle Meghraj
Manchanda Associates
Architect Consultants
VSA Space Design (P) Ltd.
Edifice Architects Pvt.Ltd.
Chitra Vishwanath Architects
Sahara Group


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.