ARCHITECT’S EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

ARCHITECT’S EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

In order to obtain the skills and knowledge required to design, plan, and oversee a diverse range of projects, Architects are required to obtain extensive, specialized, formal education coupled with a requisite amount of Professional practice to obtain a license to practice Architecture similar to the requirements for other professionals. The requirements for practice vary from place to place. In India, an Architect is required to have completed a 5 year Bachelor of Architecture Course (B.Arch.) and be registered with the Council of Architecture in order to practise.
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DESCRIBE THE ARCHITECTURE COURSE (B.ARCH) IN INDIA?

In India, Architecture is taught through diploma or degree courses in the different colleges/schools of Architecture throughout the country. The Architecture degree course (B.Arch.) is of a minimum period of 5 academic years or 10 semesters and includes 6 months or 1 semester of practical training in a Professional Architect’s office.


DESCRIBE THE ARCHITECTURE SPECIALIZATION COURSE (M.ARCH) IN INDIA?

On completion of the graduate course, if interested, one can study Architecture at the post graduate level (M.Arch) which will be for a minimum period of 2 academic years or 4 semesters. Further specialization in this field can be in Industrial Design, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Town Planning/ Urban Planning, Environmental Planning, Building Engineering and Management, Transport Planning, etc. These courses are open to B.Arch. degree/diploma holders.

WHAT IS THE ELIGIBILITY FOR B.ARCH IN INDIA?

The candidate seeking admission in the Architecture course must have passed 10 +2 or equivalent higher secondary / pre-university examinations in the science group of any recognized University/Board with Mathematics as a subject of examination with at least 50% aggregate marks.
The candidate with a good academic background in physics and mathematics is better suited for the study of Architecture, as the work involves complex designing problems, building economies and cost estimations.

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IS THERE AN APTITUDE TEST FOR ARCHITECTURE IN INDIA?

The National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture (NIASA), Pune, an Academic Unit of the Council of Architecture (COA), conducts a National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) far admission to first year of 5-year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) degree course for all Architectural Institutions in the country. It is mandatory for every Architectural Institution imparting 5-year B.Arch degree course in the country to join the NATA and to admit students on the basis of valid NATA marks. To know more about NATA, go to:www.nata.in

Candidates, who are not admitted on the basis of valid NATA marks, will not be considered for registration as an “Architect” under the Architects Act, 1972 with the COA irrespective of their obtaining a B.Arch degree. Registration as an “Architect” with the COA is mandatory for pursuing the profession of Architecture and employment in Central/State Governments Services in the country

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WHAT ARE THE SUBJECTS TAUGHT IN THE B.ARCH COURSE?

An Architect is required to have knowledge in a vast variety of subjects so as to be able to grasp the requirements of any type of Client. A brief description of the subjects listed in the Architectural Course is given here:

  1. Architectural Drawing & Graphics
  2. Surveying & Levelling
  3. History of Architecture
  4. Structural Mechanics
  5. Principles of Human Settlements
  6. Estimating & Costing
  7. Workshop Practice for model making
  8. Building Construction
  9. Building Materials & Specifications
  10. Building Services
  11. Humanities
  12. Theory of Structures
  13. Town Planning
  14. Landscape Design
  15. Building Bye-laws

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7 Responses to “ARCHITECT’S EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS”

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  2. nitesh says:

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  4. sanjay pawar says:

    i am Sanjay Pawar 12th science pass with 42 %. Also completed architect assistance ship course. doing job in architect office since 12 years.so can i give architect exam externally. Please help me about this.
    Hi Sanjay,
    Even though you have worked in an architect’s office, you will have to do an architectural course (either B.Arch or diploma in Architecture) to become an architect. You can refer to the Council of Architecture Admission guidelines for more information.
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  5. nandu says:

    i am interested in ARCHITECTURE plz tel me the details and wt is the qualifications.
    Hi Nandu,
    The candidate seeking admission in the Architecture course (5-year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) degree course) must have passed 12th in the science group with Mathematics as a subject, with at least 50% aggregate marks. He should have also passed the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) far admission to first year of architecture.
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  6. sanjay says:

    Hello ! I am interested in architecture plz tel me which qualification required & 12th sci is required
    Hi Sanjay,
    The candidate seeking admission in the Architecture course (5-year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) degree course) must have passed 12th in the science group with Mathematics as a subject, with at least 50% aggregate marks. He should have also passed the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) far admission to first year of architecture.
    Admin

  7. pankaj sharma says:

    I have a talent to make models and buildings. but I doesn’t have the qualification that architecture need…I completing my 12th with commerce stream through nios
    Hi Pankaj Sharma,
    Use your talent to make models for architects. Nowadays, there are lot of requests for models from clients, So if your models are reasonably priced, you could get work from many architects.
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