Architecture has been in existence for ages, and Indian architecture is well known all over the world. The job of an architect is not limited to designing corporate offices; rather, they design houses, apartments and colonies, industrial complexes, hospitals, hotels, airport terminals, stadium, shopping and commercial complexes, schools etc. With the growing urbanization, the demand for qualified architects will rise immensely. Hence there is huge scope for young aspiring architects in the forthcoming decades.



Course Eligibility Duration
Diploma Course Class 10 + 2 3 years
Under Graduate Course (B.Arch.) Class 10 + 2(PCM) + Entrance Test 5 years
Post Graduate course (M.Arch.) Graduate in Architecture + Entrance Test 2 years
Phd. / Doctorate Course (Architecture) M.Arch. 3 years

Entrance Exam    

Under-Graduate Entrance:

National Level Entrance Test

  • NATA or National Aptitude Test in Architecture

  • J.E.E or Joint Entrance Exam(Paper 2)

  • J.E.E AAT or Joint Entrance Exam Advanced Architecture Aptitude Test

Graduate Entrance:

  • GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)


Depending on the type of institute/quota, fees can range from Rs 5 thousand to Rs 3 lakhs per year excluding lodging and boarding expenses.

Skills Required   

  • Analytical Skills

  • Creative Thinking

  • Computer Literacy

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Project Management

Career Options   

The following are the opportunities available for architects in various fields:

  • Design Architect:They gather design requirements and create plans for new structures. They are also consulted for redoing the designs of the existing architecture

  • Architectural Engineer: They design buildings by combining systems such as structural, electrical, mechanical, lighting, environmental, acoustics, and fire protection.

  • Interior Designer: They design indoor units by maximizing available space and making them functional, safe, and aesthetically top-notch

  • Architecture Draftsman: They convert designs and plans created by the architects and architectural engineers into technical drawings.

  • Architectural Historian/Journalist: A person who studies and writes the history of architecture is an architectural historian and one who writes interesting, analytical pieces on trends and emerging methodologies of architecture is an architectural journalist.

  • Set Designer: A person who designs the sets that appear in films, television shows or other performing art productions.

  • Landscape Architect: Someone who designs outdoor spaces with the aim to build a synergy between gardens and the surrounding buildings and roads.

Undergraduate Courses (B.Arch/B.Tech)   

  • Bachelor of Architecture

  • Interior Design

  • Bachelor of Planning

  • Urban and Regional Planning

  • Building and Construction Management

  • Landscape Architecture

Postgraduate Courses (M.Arch/M.Plan)   

  • Architectural Design

  • Conservation and Regeneration

  • Architectural History & Theory

  • Landscape Architecture

  • Urban Design

  • Urban and rural Planning

  • Agricultural Systems and Management

  • Urban and regional planning

Popular colleges offering the course:   

In Gujarat

In Maharastra

In India


A qualified architecture can get employment opportunities in following areas:

  • Gensler

  • HKS

  • HOK

  • Jacobs

  • Perkins & Will

  • Stantec


All the students, teachers and guardians should note that the above mentioned websites and information on various colleges / universities may change under the rules and regulations of the education department.