CoA | Procedure For Registration

The Council of Architecture (CoA) states that, “Any person desirous of practising as an ‘Architect’ in India is required to be registered in the Register, with the Council of Architecture (CoA). He shall be entitled on payment of the prescribed fees to have his name entered in the register, if he resides or carries on the profession of Architect in India and holds a recognised qualification (Indian and Foreign) listed in the CoA  Schedule, or does not hold such a qualification but, being a citizen of India, has been engaged in practice as an architect for a period of not less than five years prior to 27.04.1974 or possesses such other qualifications as may be prescribed by rules .”

REGISTER

CAN A PERSON WITH AN ARCHITECTURAL QUALIFICATION NOT INCLUDED IN THE SCHEDULE, BE REGISTERED WITH THE CoA?

“Any authority in India which grants an architectural qualification not included in the schedule may apply to the central Government to have such qualification recognised, and the Central Government, after consultation with the Council, may, by notification in the Official Gazette, amend the schedule so as to include such qualification therein, and any such notification may also direct that an entry shall be made in the schedule against such architectural qualification declaring that it shall be a recognised qualification only when granted after a specified date.”

CAN A PERSON, WHO IS NOT A CITIZEN OF INDIA BE REGISTERED WITH THE CoA?

No person other than a citizen of India shall be entitled to registration with the Council of Architecture, India.

CAN AN INDIAN CITIZEN RESIDING IN ANOTHER COUNTRY BE REGISTERED WITH THE CoA?

If a citizen of India residing in another country, holding an architectural qualification registrable in that country is permitted to enter and practise the profession of architect in such a country, the Central Government of India in pursuance of a scheme of reciprocity or otherwise, may after consultation with the Council, direct, by notification in the Official Gazette, that such architectural qualification as the Council has decided should be recognised, shall be deemed to be a recognised qualification.

WHAT IS THE REGISTER OF ARCHITECTS?

The Central Government provides a Register of Architects in India. The Council of Architecture prepares and maintains the Register in accordance with the provisions of the Architect’s Act. The Register includes the following particulars:

  • The full name with the date of birth, nationality and residential address of the Architect.
  • The Architect’s qualification for registration (B.Arch. or M.Arch etc) and the date on which he obtained that qualification and the authority which conferred it.
  • The date of the Architect’s first admission to the Register.
  • The Architect’s professional address.
  • Further particulars prescribed by rules.



WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE FOR GETTING REGISTERED WITH THE COUNCIL OF ARCHITECTURE?

Earlier a person applying for registration was required to download the registration form and send a duly filled form to the Council of Architecture office. But w.e.f. 01.04.2016 onward, only online filled up applications shall be accepted. The instructions for filling and submission of online application form are described here:

1) REGISTER AS AN APPLICANT: The first step is to sign-up/register yourself as an applicant for registration. For that, you have to go to the CoA site and click on online services. Fill in all the details required of you, such as email id (which will be your login ID), year of admission, date of birth, mobile number, enrollment number and OTP which will be sent to your email account. Subsequently a password will be generated by the system and sent to you by email. This will be your login password. With the login ID and password, you can login the Council’s website anytime.

2) FILL UP THE APPLICATION FORM: Fill-up the application form in proper case and completely. Remember an incomplete application shall not be processed further and no intimation shall be sent in this regard. Please fill up your name in the form as per the recognised architectural qualification certificate on the basis of which registration is sought. Also ensure that the spelling of your name is correctly mentioned on the recognised architectural qualification certificate and marksheets being submitted by you. In case, your name is mentioned incorrectly, you must get the same corrected from the competent authority of the University/institution. 

3) ENROLLMENT NUMBER: Enrollment number i.e., (CoA-Six digit Number) is mandatory / as applicable (for admissions from the Academic Year 2008-09 onwards). Make sure that the enrollment number entered is strictly in format as given in the enrollment number list as available on the website of the Council www.coa.gov.in/enrollment. Enrollment numbers of the students are also available with the respective Institutions.

4) TAKE A PRINTOUT OF FILLED FORM: After filling up the application completely, take a printout of the duly filled form on good quality bond A4 size paper (preferably a coloured one). Paste a photo of 3.5cm x 3.5cm on the form.

5) CORRECTIONS: Correction(s), if any, can be made by the applicant in the hard copy of the generated/printed application form by countersigning at the place of correction before sending to the Council. Note that the CoA is strict about completing the application format. 

6) SEND THE FILLED FORM TO THE CoA OFFICE: The duly filled and signed application form should be properly stapled with the requisite documents in the same order as provided in the checklist mentioned below and may be handed personally either by you or by a person authorized by you, at the office of the “Council of Architecture” (Payment Timings :10.00 am to 01.00 p.m. & 01.30p.m. to 03.30 p.m. on all working days Monday to Friday) or be sent to the Council’s office by registered post addressed to the “Registrar, Council of Architecture, India Habitat Centre, Core 6-AFirst floor, Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110 003”. Each application shall be accompanied by Registration Fee (Non-refundable) of Rs.600/- by way of cash at the counter or by demand draft drawn in favor of “Council of Architecture”, payable at New Delhi or alternately the payment can also be made online through login id details.

7) ONLINE PAYMENT: Alternately the payment can also be made online through login id details.Go to the Submit your bank account details page in the CoA site.

8) SUBMIT TO CoA:  Do remember to press ‘Submit to CoA’ button after making the payment online. It ensures that the application form is in order otherwise your application shall not be available for further processing.

WHAT ARE THE DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED ALONG WITH THE APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION?

The documents to be submitted along with the application for Registration include the following. Documents must be duly attested by a Gazetted Officer or Notary Public / Oath Commissioner and must be self attested. Documents should be properly stapled with the application form in the same order as provided in the checklist:

1) FILLED-UP APPLICATION FORM:  Application form color printout in the prescribed format, duly filled in and signed by you with a recent color passport of size 3.5 x 3.5 cm.  Please ensure that the spelling of your name is strictly as per the recognised university architectural qualification certificate and mark sheets submitted by you.

2) BIRTH CERTIFICATE: A copy of the date of birth certificate attested by either a Gazetted Officer or Notary Public/Oath Commissioner. In case you do not have a birth certificate, you may submit a self-attested copy of Matriculation / Secondary Examination having a record of your date of birth.

3) 10 + 2 MARK SHEET:  A  self-attested copy of mark sheet of 10+2 or equivalent examination showing at least 50% marks in aggregate with Mathematics as a subject at 10+2 level. In case of 10+3 diploma, enclose all semester’s mark-sheets and diploma certificate.

4) ARCHITECTURAL QUALIFICATION CERTIFICATE: The self-attested copy of the final recognised architectural qualification degree certificate on the basis of which registration is sought i.e. 5-year B.Arch. Degree or 5-year Diploma in Architecture or 5-year Government Diploma in Architecture or Membership of I.I.A. Certificate (as the case may be).  The recognised architectural qualifications (Indian and Foreign) are listed in the CoA  Schedule. In case the final degree/diploma has not been awarded/ issued by the University, you may submit a self-attested copy of the provisional certificate/passing certificate issued by the competent authority of the University i.e. Asst. Registrar/Dy. Registrar/Registrar or any other competent authority authorised. 

NOTE: The Council of architecture will only accept the Provisional Certificate/Passing Certificate issued by the University and will not accept a provisional certificate issued by an institution. Also, the provisional certificate will not be accepted if the final degree/diploma for the applicant’s batch has already been awarded.

5) COPIES OF MARKSHEETS FOR ALL SEMESTERS/YEARS: The self-attested copies of marksheets (including Practical Training certificate, if any) for all the semesters/years of the recognised qualification(including Fail/ATKT/Supplementary etc.). Alternatively, you may also submit an attested copy of your consolidated mark sheet for all semesters/years. No original mark sheet(s) should be submitted with the application.

6) CASTE/ CATEGORY CERTIFICATE: If any applicable.

7) DEMAND DRAFT: A demand draft for Rs.600/- (non-refundable) drawn in favour of “Council of Architecture”, payable at Delhi/New Delhi towards registration fee. It must be mentioned that the option of availing of One Time Payment at the time of applying for registration has been discontinued. The registration shall be granted initially for two calendars years and after that period, you can opt for one time payment. 

8)  SELF-ADDRESSED ENVELOPE: A self-addressed envelope of size 12”x ́10″ for sending the certificate of registration by Registered Post back to the candidate.

9) REGISTERED POST: A self-attested copy of the final recognised architectural qualification certificate on the basis of which registration is sought  should preferably be sent by Registered Post to avoid any loss in transit along with a self-addressed envelope large enough to contain it.

NOTE:
Please make sure that all documents as required by the Council are submitted along with your application for registration. If any application is incomplete in any respect, it would not be processed further for registration.

Since I get many queries and doubts regarding registration with the Council of Architecture, I have addressed them here.
CAN YOU APPLY FOR REGISTRATION IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR ARCHITECTURAL CERTIFICATE?

In case, you have not received the architectural certificate pending the award of the same by the University, you may for the time being submit a self-attested copy of the provisional certificate/passing certificate issued by the competent authority of the University i.e. Asst. Registrar/Dy. Registrar/Registrar or any other competent authorised authority. As soon as you receive the original architectural certificate, you must send a self-attested copy of the same to the registrar of the Council of Architecture.

NOTE: If the degree/diploma for a particular batch has been awarded by the University/institution, then the applicant belonging to that batch is required to submit his final degree/diploma, in original, to Council when applying for registration. The Council of architecture will only accept the Provisional Certificate/Passing Certificate issued by the University and will not accept a provisional certificate issued by an institution. Also, the provisional certificate will not be accepted if the final degree/diploma for the applicant’s batch has already been awarded.

WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE IF A MARK SHEET IS MISSING?
In case a mark sheet(s) for any particular semester/year is/are missing or untraceable, you must apply for the duplicate mark sheets to the concerned institution/university and submit duly attested copies of the same. Before submitting the form, ensure that details such as name, course name etc. are correctly mentioned on the mark sheets.
HOW DOES ONE  APPLY FOR CHANGE OF NAME AFTER MARRIAGE?

In case of change of surname consequent upon marriage, you should fill up the  application for registration online with the changed name along with supporting documents such as,  application form for change of name and copy of the Marriage Certificate (i.e. Memorandum of Marriage) or a copy of the Gazette Notification from the respective State/Central Government duly attested by either a Gazetted Officer or Notary Public/Oath Commissioner, OR alternatively, an attested copy of a joint affidavit submitted along with husband executed on a non-Judicial Stamp paper of Rs.10/- towards change of name consequent upon marriage.

WHAT SHOULD BE DONE TO APPLY FOR CHANGE OF NAME?

In case where name is changed due to reasons other than marriage, you should fill up the application for registration online with the changed name along with supporting documents such as, application form for change of name and a copy of the Gazette Notification from the  respective State/Central Government, duly attested by either a Gazetted Officer or Notary Public/Oath Commissioner.

NOTE: In case of change of name, only the new name must be entered under the column provided for. However, if there is any correction in the details of the name i.e., name order (First name, Middle name and/or Surname or any correction, the same can be done by cutting and correcting the same on the hard copy, at the place but it has to be countersigned by the applicant.

WHAT SHOULD BE DONE IF THE NAME ON THE ARCHITECTURAL CERTIFICATE DOES NOT MATCH WITH THE NAME ON THE BASIS OF WHICH REGISTRATION IS SOUGHT?

In case, your name or the nomenclature of the qualification pursued by you is mentioned incorrectly in your architectural certificate, or the mark sheets that you are submitting,  you must get the same corrected from the competent authority of the University/institution before you submit it for registration.

CAN AN ARCHITECT HAVE AN ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION ENTERED IN THE REGISTER OF ARCHITECTS?

An architect is entitled to have any additional architectural qualification(s), entered in the Certificate of Registration as an additional qualification on payment of additional qualification fee of Rs.200/- (per qualification).  But only recognized architectural qualification(s)  included in the schedule of qualifications appended to the Architects Act, 1972, can be entered on the Certificate of Registration.

The additional recognized architectural qualification certificates IN ORIGINAL, for verification and return by Registered Post, along with a copy of the same duly attested by either a Gazetted Officer or Notary Public/Oath Commissioner must be enclosed along with the application for registration.

NOTE: Please ensure that the nomenclature of the qualification pursued by you is correctly mentioned on the recognised architectural qualification certificate and marksheets being submitted. In case, the nomenclature of the qualification is not mentioned correctly, you must get the same corrected from the competent authority of the University,before submitting to the Council.

IS THE ONE TIME PAYMENT OPTION AVAILABLE WHILE REGISTERING WITH THE COA?

Note that the option of availing of One Time Payment at the time of applying for registration has been discontinued. The registration shall be granted initially for two calendars years only. But at the time of renewal after the initial two years, you may make payment of the prescribed renewal fee annually or opt for One Time Payment as and when your renewal fee falls due. One Time Payment can be opted at the time of renewal, subject to submission of a duly attested copy of the final Degree/Diploma certificate received after convocation, if not submitted earlier.

WHEN IS THE CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION ISSUED?

If the Registrar is of the opinion that the applicant is entitled to be registered, then he shall enter  the name of the applicant in the Register and issue a Certificate of Registration.

WHEN IS THE REGISTER PRINTED?

After the first day of April every year, the Registrar prints copies of the up-to-date Register, which are then available to persons applying for a copy, on payment of the prescribed fee and shall be evidence that on the said date, the persons whose names are entered therein were architects.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE CoA REJECTS YOUR APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION?

Any person whose application for registration is rejected by the Registrar, can within three months of the date of rejection, appeal to the Council.

DOES THE REGISTRATION WITH THE CoA HAVE TO BE RENEWED?

The registration shall be granted initially for two calendars years. In order to renew your registration after its expiry, you may make payment of the prescribed renewal fee annually or opt for one time payment as and when your renewal fee falls due. One Time Payment can be opted at the time of renewal, subject to submission of a duly attested copy of the final Degree/Diploma certificate received after convocation, if not submitted earlier. 

NOTE: Even though you pay a one time payment, the registration is given for a period of 10 years at a time and the certificate of registration must be sent IN ORIGINAL for further endorsement before the 10 year period ends along with the form for further endorsement.

For details regarding renewal of registration go to my next post:

The Council Of Architecture (CoA) in India has stipulated guidelines and regulations regarding an Architect’s profession and education. To know more, go to:

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284 thoughts on “CoA | Procedure For Registration

  • January 18, 2017 at 11:15 pm
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    Hi Sir/Maam,
    I received my B.Arch degree on October 2015. I want to appear for an interview. since there is an opening in my state for the post of assistant architect, can I, if I am not registered in COA.
    Hi,
    I do not think it is necessary to have registration with the CoA, for teaching. But if it is a requirement, then you need to get it done at the earliest.
    admin

  • January 19, 2017 at 12:30 am
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    Hi I have applied for registration via online process,and then posted my documents and form. My post was delivered to the COA on the 6th of January. How many days does it take for registration and when can I expect my documents to arrive? Is there any way to track the registration process?
    Hi,
    Usually it takes time around 2 months for you to get back your documents along with the certificate of registration. No I am not aware of any way of tracking the registration process.
    Admin

  • January 28, 2017 at 12:16 am
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    i have completed my diploma architecture asst.in 2009.i have 7 years experiance in this field. so i want to know that i can get coa membeship????
    Hi,
    If you are a citizen of India and hold a recognised architectural qualification (Indian or Foreign) as listed in the Schedule given here, then you are eligible for registration with the CoA.
    Admin

  • January 28, 2017 at 11:33 am
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    Hi,
    I am not able to submit the duly filled registration form on the COA website. To be precise the ‘submit’ button is not responding.
    Hi,
    You must not have filled the form completely.
    Just follow all the instructions that I have explained in my post ‘Procedure for Registration with the CoA’.
    Admin

  • February 4, 2017 at 1:16 am
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    Hello sir..
    I amit kumar completed 3yrs diploma in architectural assistantship and also doing indian institute of architects student membership part 1, after completion I eligible or not for registration in architect council
    Hi,
    If you are a citizen of India and hold a recognised architectural qualification (Indian or Foreign) as listed in the Schedule and given here, then you are eligible for registration with the CoA.
    Admin

  • February 4, 2017 at 4:44 am
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    Can we immediately apply for COA registration after graduation or we have to wait for 1 year after the last exam we had written?
    Thanks in advance
    Hi,
    You can and you must apply immediately after graduation for registration provided you have all the necessary document for registration. Just follow all the instructions that I have explained in my post ‘Procedure for Registration with the CoA’.
    Admin

  • February 13, 2017 at 9:47 am
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    I am a registered Architect. My registration has just expired on 31st December 2016 . Is there any grace period allowed for renewal.If not,what is the procedure for renewal. And let me know the fee for renewal of registration or for restoration of my registration.
    Hi,
    In case the renewal fee is not paid before the due date, the Registrar shall remove the name of the defaulter from the register. But the name so removed may be restored to the register on such conditions as may be prescribed by rules. An application for restoration should be sent to the Registrar, Council of Architecture. The Council may, for reasons appearing to it to be sufficient and subject to the approval of the Central Government, order that the name of the person removed from the Register can be restored upon payment of Restoration Fees of Rs.1000/- which will be with effect from 1st April of that year. You can follow the instructions in my post “Procedure for renewal“.
    Admin

  • February 16, 2017 at 2:32 am
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    after how many days i’ll get my registration no. once the documents are posted being verified. ?
    Hi,
    Usually it takes time around 2 months for you to get back your documents along with the certificate of registration.
    Admin

  • February 24, 2017 at 12:21 am
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    Hello,
    I am a B.Arch student and I had a query that after completing the 5 years degree course can I immediately apply for my practice license ?
    As I heard that fresher architects have to practise for 5 years before they can apply for such licence , I am confused
    I would be greatful if you reply
    Hi,
    You can and you must apply immediately after graduation for registration provided you have all the necessary document for registration. Just follow all the instructions that I have explained in my post ‘Procedure for Registration with the CoA’.
    Admin

  • February 24, 2017 at 1:23 am
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    I am Indira dayanand singh(indira jathiya)ca/90/13378 member of COA for endorsement online from the Registrar i need the procedure pl.
    Hi,
    For registration, just follow the instructions in my post ‘Procedure for Renewal with the CoA’
    Admin

  • February 26, 2017 at 2:09 am
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    Dear Mam/Sir,
    I have completed Three year diploma in ARCHITECTURUAL ASSISTANTSHIP. in 2014 from govt. polytechnic college,so i want to know about the process to get the registration by the CEO. plz Mam/Sir gave some instruction to me
    Hi,
    If you hold a recognised architectural qualification as listed in the Schedule given here, then you are eligible for registration with the CoA.
    Admin

  • February 27, 2017 at 12:40 am
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    Can BE (civil) + M.Arch (Project Planning) holder candidate get Architect’s liscence and registration???
    Hi,
    According to the CoA, if you are a citizen of India and hold a recognised architectural qualification (Indian or Foreign) as listed in the Schedule given here, then you are eligible for registration with the CoA. So by that definition since civil engineering degree is not part of the Schedule you are not eligible. But since you did M.Arch, I am not sure. Write to the CoA and see what they have to say.
    Admin

  • February 27, 2017 at 7:45 am
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    I have taken up associate membership examination with institute of civil engineers (india). in architecture.which is approved by MHRD as eq to degree in architecture.
    kindly wish to know after completion of my course can i register and practice as an ARCHITECT.
    Hi,
    According to the CoA, if you are a citizen of India and hold a recognised architectural qualification (Indian or Foreign) as listed in the Schedule given here, then you are eligible for registration with the CoA. So by that definition since civil engineering degree is not part of the Schedule you are not eligible. However since you say that your degree is considered equal to an architecture degree, you could write to the CoA and see what they have to say.
    Admin

  • March 1, 2017 at 2:41 am
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    HI,
    I AM NOT GETTING MY ENROLLMENT NO. I WENT THROUGH THE COA WEBSITE. WHERE ELSE I CAN FIND IT?
    Hi,
    Go to the enrollment numbers page on the CoA site. You may be able to find your number there.
    Admin

  • March 3, 2017 at 12:47 pm
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    Hi Sir,

    In the document no. 03. under 10+2 markscards. It says you should have 50% marks in aggregate. Is it just PCB(Physics,Chemistry, Biology) / PCM( Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics) or the overall subjects score? As some college offers either Biology or Mathematics as 1st or 4th subject. So the 4th subject (Biology or Mathematics) marks are not fully counted in the overall percentage score.
    Also is there any reservations/quota for ST, SC etc for the percentage ?
    Would appreciate your response!
    Thank you,
    Hi,
    According to the new CoA elligibilty criteria which will come into force from the academic year 2019-2020, “No candidate shall be admitted to architecture program unless she/ he has passed an examination at the end of the 10+2 scheme of examination with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also 50% marks in aggregate of the 10+2 level examination OR 10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject, with at least 50% marks in aggregate”. The fourth subject marks are not required to be included in the overall aggregate.
    Admin

  • March 8, 2017 at 4:23 am
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    If I have my degree from Dubai, Can i be registered with CoA ?
    Hi,
    If you are a citizen of India and hold a recognised architectural qualification (Indian or Foreign) as listed in the Schedule given here, then you are eligible for registration with the CoA.
    Admin

  • March 8, 2017 at 11:15 pm
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    after 10th, i hv 3 yr diploma in architecture. passed 2011 from women’s polytechnic , chandannagore.
    can i applied for architect registration.
    Hi,
    According to the CoA, if you are a citizen of India and hold a recognised architectural qualification (Indian or Foreign) as listed in the Schedule given here, then you are eligible for registration with the CoA. I doubt if your degree comes under the schedule.
    Admin

  • March 9, 2017 at 10:18 pm
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    Hi
    I am doing B. Arch. from Indian University and i am in 2nd year. I got offer of admission from University of Sydney for Bachelor of Design in Architecture.
    If I want to pursue Bachelor of Design in Architecture and then Master in Architecture from University of Sydney. Can I register with COA India with above qualifications?
    Is it advisable to leave my present education and join there in Sydney?
    Thanks.
    Hi,
    According to the CoA, if you are a citizen of India and hold a recognised architectural qualification (Indian or Foreign) as listed in the Schedule given here, then you are eligible for registration with the CoA. So it is advisable to check if the degree offered to you in Sydney comes under the schedule. The decision to go to Sydney is solely yours.
    Admin

  • March 17, 2017 at 9:25 pm
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    Hi am Latha i have completed D.Arch from Palamaneru(A.P) govt Polytechnic 3 years courseduring 1996 am i eligible for registration
    Hi,
    If you hold a recognised architectural qualification as listed in the Schedule given here, then you are eligible for registration with the CoA. Otherwise you are not.
    Admin

  • March 18, 2017 at 8:27 am
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    I completed diploma in architecture and completed B.tech in Civil too.and having experience of 5 years with architect.
    Could I get mebership with COA
    Hi,
    Only if you hold a recognised architectural qualification (Indian or Foreign) as listed in the Schedule given here, you are eligible for registration with the CoA. A civil degree is not considered as eligibility criterion.
    Admin

  • March 20, 2017 at 3:52 am
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    Hi I am b.arch. graduate I have applied online for registration. But I am not getting how to submit documents online will you please help me
    Hi,
    Just follow all the instructions that I have explained in my post ‘Procedure for Registration with the CoA’.
    Admin

  • March 21, 2017 at 10:38 pm
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    Hello,
    I will be graduating in 2018 with B.A Interior Architecture and Design from University of Portsmouth, UK. If I continue in my university by studying M.Arch, will I be eligible for a licence upon graduation from University of Portsmouth?
    Thank you,
    Vijay
    Hi,
    If you are a citizen of India and hold a recognised architectural qualification (Indian or Foreign) as listed in the Schedule given here, then you are eligible for registration with the CoA.
    Admin

  • March 22, 2017 at 3:45 am
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    hi I got my IIA membership by examination .I joined in the year 2011 and completed in 2016 . How would I get my coa enrollment number and how can I get my COA registration
    Hi,
    Go to the enrollment numbers page on the CoA site. You may be able to find your number there.
    Admin

  • March 26, 2017 at 12:31 am
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    i did diploma in architecture,im working under an architect for 4.5 years,am i eligible for registration? or what is the procedure to get license.
    Hi,
    Hi,
    According to the CoA, if you are a citizen of India and hold a recognised architectural qualification (Indian or Foreign) as listed in the Schedule given here, then you are eligible for registration with the CoA. So if your degree comes under the schedule, then you can apply for registration. Just follow all the instructions that I have explained in my post ‘Procedure for Registration with the CoA’.
    Admin

  • March 30, 2017 at 3:16 am
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    Hello,
    I am an Indian and wrote NATA exam, but ended up studying a three year degree in Bachelors in Architecture in the UK. I am working as a architectural designer in Bangalore for the past one year. Is there an exam or additional course I can take to get my licensure?
    Hi,
    If you are a citizen of India and hold a recognised architectural qualification (Indian or Foreign) as listed in the Schedule given here, then you are eligible for registration with the CoA.
    Admin

  • April 1, 2017 at 1:35 am
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    Hi I am completed diploma in Architecture (3 year) from a Government Polytechnic College in 2009. will u suggest me that I am capable of license.
    Hi,
    If you hold a recognised architectural qualification as listed in the Schedule given here, then you are eligible for registration with the CoA.
    Admin

  • April 4, 2017 at 3:55 am
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    min percetage require for coa licence registrartion in b.arch
    Hi,
    According to the CoA guidelines for admission to architecture course, “No candidate, with less than 50% marks in aggregate, shall be admitted to the architecture course unless he/ she has passed an examination at the end of the new 10+2 scheme of Senior School Certificate Examination or equivalent with Mathematics as subjects of examination at the 10+2 level”. But for B.Arch there is no minimum percentage required.
    Admin

  • April 7, 2017 at 6:30 am
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    Sir i completed my b.arch in 7.5 year can i apply for registration
    Hi,
    You are expected to complete the architecture program within 8 years. Since you have done it within that period, can still apply for registration.
    admin

  • April 7, 2017 at 1:01 pm
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    Hello,

    I graduated in architecture (B.Arch) in 2012, its been 6+ years, can I still register with COA?
    Hi,
    You can still apply for registration.
    admin

  • April 8, 2017 at 12:41 am
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    Hello! I am trying to fill in the form online, but unable to submit even though all files have been filled and sizes of attachment within limit. Anybody has any idea how to do it?
    Hi,
    If any body has some suggestions, please share since I am getting many queries about online submission issues.
    admin

  • April 8, 2017 at 5:25 am
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    sir,
    i have passed 10+2 non medical in year 1988 & passed four year diploma in civil Engg.in year 2001
    Now i am practice as an architect regd.from municipal corporation amritsar & Empanelled as valuer by The amritsar central co-op-bank(panjab) from 2012. now i want to registeration my name in COA As architect.
    i am eligiblie or not
    Hi,
    If you hold a recognised architectural qualification as listed in the Schedule given here, then you are eligible for registration with the CoA. Otherwise you are not.
    Admin

  • April 9, 2017 at 9:47 pm
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    Im NRI who study B. Architecture abroad and graduated master course urban design in india. Will i be able to registed as linced COA.
    Hi,
    If you are a citizen of India and hold a recognised architectural qualification (Indian or Foreign) as listed in the Schedule given here, then you are eligible for registration with the CoA. otherwise you are not eligible.
    Admin

  • April 13, 2017 at 9:02 am
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    Hi sir ,my admission is 2010- 2015, i could not register for coa due to some reason . Can i register now ?Am i eligible?
    Hi,
    You can still apply for registration.
    admin

  • April 15, 2017 at 6:40 am
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    Hi,
    Thanks for the great article. Helped me a lot.
    A question.
    How long does it generally take for the registrar to respond to our applications?
    Hi,
    Thank you. It takes around 2 months.
    Admin

  • April 17, 2017 at 11:41 am
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    i have completed 3 years diploma in architecture from karnataka am i eligible to apply for licence!
    Hi,
    If you hold a recognised architectural qualification (Indian or Foreign) as listed in the Schedule given here, then you are eligible for registration with the CoA.
    Admin

  • April 18, 2017 at 11:22 pm
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    Sir, I have complited my Diploma in architecture 3 year course in 1996 from Belgaum karnataka india Board of technical education issueed Certificate. I have practiced in Mumbai nearly ten years with my associates.Now I want register for councl of Archtecure. Kindly provided detailed information at your earliest convenience so that I can make it registered in your office.awaiting early response in the matter. Always yours Shetti.V.S thanks
    Kindly provided details early
    Hi,
    If you hold a recognised architectural qualification (Indian or Foreign) as listed in the Schedule given here, then you are eligible for registration with the CoA.
    Admin

  • April 19, 2017 at 12:06 am
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    Diploma in architecture 10+3 havig certificate in 1996 can apply for coa?
    Hi,
    If you hold a recognised architectural qualification (Indian or Foreign) as listed in the Schedule given here, then you are eligible for registration with the CoA.
    Admin

  • April 22, 2017 at 10:56 pm
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    After passing Architectural Engineering in AMIE Section-B, Can I register with COA?
    Hi,
    If you hold a recognised architectural qualification (Indian or Foreign) as listed in the Schedule given here, then you are eligible for registration with the CoA.
    Admin

  • April 27, 2017 at 12:37 am
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    A civil engineer who is practicing under an architect for more than 3 year can he practic as an architect
    Hi,
    According to the CoA, if you are a citizen of India and hold a recognised architectural qualification (Indian or Foreign) as listed in the Schedule given here, then you are eligible for registration with the CoA. So by that definition since civil engineering degree is not part of the Schedule you are not eligible. Working with an architect does not make you eligible.
    Admin

  • April 27, 2017 at 10:27 am
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    Respected sir!
    Instead of original degree certificate sending to CoA ;can we send certified true copy of the same while registration as an architect with Council of Architecture New delhi.
    Hi,
    Earlier, the original certificate had to be sent for verification. But it now appears that a self-attested copy is sufficient…. Probably because of loss of certificates during transit.
    Admin

  • April 28, 2017 at 6:19 am
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    Hello sir i passed my 2nd semester 1 backlog exam in the 6th year. I read in the architects act that first five semesters must have been passed within 5years. Can i get license? I have a degree now.
    Hi,
    Earlier it was a must that you should have completed the first stage of 3 years within the first 5 years. But in the latest “minimum standards for architectural education, 2017”, I do not see any such rule. So You could send all the required documents to the CoA and see what happens.
    Admin

  • April 28, 2017 at 8:50 pm
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    as i am civil diploma holder & working as licens engineer at municipal corporation for last 15 year can i get membership of CoA UNDER SEC 24
    Hi,
    If you are a citizen of India and hold a recognised architectural qualification (Indian or Foreign) as listed in the Schedule given here, then you are eligible for registration with the CoA. Since you have done civil engineering, you are not eligible.
    Admin

  • May 9, 2017 at 12:43 pm
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    Am I eligible of getting a license if I have less than 50% marks in 10+2?
    Hi,
    According to the CoA guidelines for admission to architecture course, “No candidate, with less than 50% marks in aggregate, shall be admitted to the architecture course unless he/ she has passed an examination at the end of the new 10+2 scheme of Senior School Certificate Examination or equivalent with Mathematics as subjects of examination at the 10+2 level”. So I dont understand how you got admission to architecture. Anyhow, you send all the documents required by the CoA for registration including the 10+2 marks and see what they say.
    Admin

  • May 19, 2017 at 10:24 pm
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    will COA accept Architecture through AMIE Section A & B for architect registration?
    Hi,
    If you are a citizen of India and hold a recognised architectural qualification (Indian or Foreign) as listed in the Schedule given here, then you are eligible for registration with the CoA.
    Admin

  • May 23, 2017 at 3:03 am
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    Hi, I passed out in 2002 but due to some reason I have not registered in CoA and I am continuing my job. Please confirm if I can apply now? Is there any extra charges/fine that will be applied? Please suggest. Thanks!
    Hi,
    You can apply for registration provided you have all the necessary documents for registration. There should not be any fine for not registering for so long, according to my information. Just follow all the instructions that I have explained in my post ‘Procedure for Registration with the CoA’.
    Admin

  • May 25, 2017 at 12:08 am
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    Hi
    I’ve done btech in civil engineering and i’m not intersted to do job as a site engineer. So, i want to do my own business related to architecture and engineering field in future such as preparing architectural and structural drawing both. For this what should i do ? and can i register for COA and IIA
    If not so, can i do architecture in future without registering.
    Hi,
    According to the CoA, if you are a citizen of India and hold a recognised architectural qualification (Indian or Foreign) as listed in the Schedule given here, then you are eligible for registration with the CoA. So by that definition since civil engineering degree is not part of the Schedule you are not eligible for registration. You cannot practise architecture without being registered. It is illegal.
    Admin

  • May 26, 2017 at 4:17 am
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    I have done B.sc interior Design , I have an experience of 5yrs with a registered Architect with COA he has 25yrs of experience , am i eleigible for the COA licensure ??
    Hi,
    According to the CoA, if you are a citizen of India and hold a recognised architectural qualification (Indian or Foreign) as listed in the Schedule given here, only then are you eligible for registration with the CoA. Working with an architect does not make you eligible.
    Admin

  • June 2, 2017 at 5:56 pm
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    If a person does march after civil, can he get architect degree?
    Hi,
    According to the CoA, if you are a citizen of India and hold a recognised architectural qualification (Indian or Foreign) as listed in the Schedule given here, then you are eligible for registration with the CoA. So by that definition since civil engineering degree is not part of the Schedule you are not eligible. But since you did M.Arch, I am not sure. Write to the CoA and see what they have to say.
    Admin

  • June 5, 2017 at 2:16 am
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    Hello Sir,
    I’m in my 4th year of B Arch and I have to apply for my final year internships. Can I do my internship under an architect who is registered with the COA but the firm is not registered with the COA.
    Thanks & Regards
    Hi,
    Yes you can do that.
    Admin

  • June 7, 2017 at 4:32 am
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    Hello Sir!
    I want to know if there is any eligibility criteria for architectural licence in which student should have cleared all subjects of first 3 years in first 5 years to get a licence from coa.
    Hi,
    Earlier it was a must that you should have completed the first stage of 3 years within the first 5 years. But in the latest “minimum standards for architectural education, 2017”, I do not see any such rule. So You could send all the required documents for registration to the CoA and see what happens.
    Admin

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