About the B.Arch Course

Architecture is the branch of engineering which deals with the art of planning, designing, and construction of the building and other physical structures. The B.Arch or Bachelor of Architecture course is a five year (full-time) course, spanning across 10 semesters. The course covers spatial design, safety management, aesthetics, material management as topics.

Course

B. Arch is a 5-year, 10-semester degree course. It comprises of theory classes, practical classes in the form of studio exercises and practical training. After the 6th semester for 6 months of the course, candidates will have to utilize for practical experience.

Topics which will be covered under the B.Arch course are –

  • Architecture Design
  • Theory of Structures
  • Building Construction
  • Building Management
  • History of Architecture
  • Architectural Appreciation
  • Architectural Drawing
  • Building Science and Services
  • Workshop Practice

Duration

The duration of the course is 5-years, divided into 10 semesters.

Admission Procedure

Some universities and institutes prefer the merit-based system of admitting students to the course. According to the merit-based system, marks scored by the candidate in the last qualifying examination (senior secondary exams) or any relevant entrance test, is considered. Seats are allotted to deserving candidates on the basis of merit scores achieved by them.

However, most universities prefer known as NATA or National Aptitude Test in Architecture, JEE as well as Architecture Aptitude Test. Certain institutes also conduct entrance examinations of their own.

Eligibility

Candidates must have had science with mathematics (PCM) as an individual subject in their 10+2 examinations and the minimum score achieved should have been 50%.  Valid scores in NATA test are also necessary for a candidate to be eligible for admission to any Architecture course.

Examination

The examination for the B.Arch course will consist of theory papers, practical examinations as well as workshops and internship.

Jobs and Career Opportunities

Jobs which are suitable and available for candidates with a B.Arch degree are

  • Building Surveyor
  • Landscape Architect
  • Consultant
  • Project Manager
  • Project Supervisor
  • Design Architect
  • Building Inspector
  • Restoration Specialist
  • Teacher/Instructor in Universities/ Education Institutes

Career opportunities are in abundance in real estate, interior designing, and infrastructure sector. Some of the most well-known recruiters are Government firms, PWD, Municipal Corporation, Town and Urban planning boards and Government run housing schemes. Small architectural service firms, builders, property developers, architectural consultancy firms as well as NGO’s too provide employment to students with B.Arch degrees.