CoA | Recognised Architectural Qualifications For Registration

CoA | Recognised Architectural Qualifications For Registration

In India, to be able to practise as an Architect one has to be registered with the Council of Architecture (CoA). To apply for registration with the Council of Architecture, a person is required to possess a recognised architectural qualification. But what are the qualifications recognised by the Council of Architecture? I have got many queries regarding this. So I decided to post the latest list of the recognised architectural qualifications appended to the Architects Act, 1972 and updated on 03/05/2016 by the Council of Architecture. 


INDIAN QUALIFICATIONS RECOGNISED BY THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENTUNDER THE ARCHITECTS ACT, 1972.

  • Bachelor Degree of Architecture awarded by Indian Universities established by an Act of the Central or State Legislature.
  • National Diploma (Formally All India Diploma) in Architecture awarded by the All India Council for Technical Education.
  • Degree of Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch.) awarded by the Indian Institute of Technology incorporated under Section 3 of the Institutes of Technology Act, 1962 (59 of 1961).
  • Five-Year full-time Diploma in Architecture of the Sir J.J. School of Art, Bombay, awarded after 1941.
  • Diploma in Architecture awarded by the State Board of Technical Education and Training of the Government of Andhra Pradesh with effect from 1960 (for the students trained at the Government College of Arts and Architecture, Hyderabad).
  • Diploma in Architecture awarded by the Government College of Arts and Architecture, Hyderabad till 1959, subject to the condition that the candidates concerned have subsequently passed a special final examination in Architecture held by the State Board of Technical Education, Andhra Pradesh and obtained a special certificate.
  • Diploma in Architecture awarded by the University of Nagpur with effect from 1965 to the students trained at the Government Polytechnic, Nagpur.
  • Government Diploma in Architecture awarded by the Government of Maharashtra (or the former Government of Bombay).
  • Diploma in Architecture of Kalabhavan Technical Institute, Baroda.
  • Diploma in Architecture awarded by the School of Architecture, Ahmedabad.
  • Membership of the Indian Institute of Architects.
  • Diploma in Architecture awarded by the University of Nagpur during the period 1962 to 1964
  • Degree of Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) awarded by a School of Planning and Architecture incoporated under Section 4 of the School of Planning and Architecture Act, 2014 (37 of 2014).
  • Diploma in Architecture awarded by the Centre for Environment Planning and Technology (CEPT), Ahmedabad, with effect from 16-10-1980.
  • Diploma in Architecture awarded by the Institute of Environment Design to the students trained at the D.C. Patel School of Architecture, Vallabh Vidya Nagar (Gujarat).
  • Five-Year Diploma in Architecture awarded by the Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon (Haryana) with effect from 1.6.1994 to the students trained at the Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon (Haryana).
  • Five-Year Diploma in Architecture awarded by the TVB School of Habitat Studies, Sector-D, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi with effect from
  • Bachelor Degree of Architecture awarded by every Institution for higher education declared to be a university under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 (3 of 1956)

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FOREIGN QUALIFICATIONS RECOGNISED BY THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT UNDER SECTION 15(1) OF THE ARCHITECTS ACT, 1972

AUSTRALIA

  • Degree of Bachelor of Architecture awarded by the University of Adelaide.
  • Degree of Bachelor of Architecture awarded by the University of Melbourne.
  • Degree of Bachelor of Architecture awarded by the University of New South Wales, Kensington.

GERMANY

  • Diploma-Ingeniur awarded by the Technical Universities in Federal Republic of Germany in Architecture.

SWITZERLAND

  • Doctorate of Technical Sciences in Architecture awarded by Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (Recognised at par with Ph.D. degree of the Indian Universities).

U.K.

  • Degree of Architecture awarded by the Universities of Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, Glassgow, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Sheffield, Wales.
  • The Diploma of the Architectural Association, London.
  • Associateship Examination of the Royal Institute of British Architects, London (A.R.I.B.A. Examination)/Corporate Membership of the Royal Institute of British Architects, London).
  • Chartered Membership of Royal Institute of British Architects awarded by the Royal Institute of British Architects, UK.

UKRAINE

  • Diploma/Master of Science in Architecture awarded by Odessa State Academy of Civil Engineering and
    Architecture, Odessa, Ukraine.
  • Diploma/Master in Architecture awarded by Prydniprovs’ka State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine.
  • Diploma/Master Degree in Architecture awarded by Kharkiv State Technical University of Construction and
    Architecture, Kharkiv, an accredited University in Ukraine.13

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USA:  Bachelors Degree in Architecture awarded by the American Universities/Institutions, the curricula of which are accredited to the National Architectural Accrediting Board (USA)

  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.
  • Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas-72701.
  • Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis, Obsro California.
  • Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-15213.
  • Case Western Reserve University, University Circle, Cleveland, Ohio.
  • The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
  • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio-45221.
  • City College, The City University of New York, New York, N.Y.
  • Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina-29631.
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado.
  • Columbia University, Momingside Heights, New York, N.Y. 10027.
  • The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Cooper Square, New York, N.Y.
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
  • Detroit Institute of Technology, Detroit, Michigan.
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida-32601.
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia-30332.
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts-02138.
  • University of Houston, Texas.
  • Howard University, Washington, D.C. 20001.
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Chicogo Illinois-60616.
  • The University of Chicago, Chicago Illinios.
  • The University of Illinios, Urbana, Illinios-60801.
  • Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Ames, Iowa 50010.
  • Kansas State University of Agriculture and Applied Science, Manhattan, Kansas-66502.
  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas-66044.
  • Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky-40506.
  • Louisiana State University and A.M.College, Baton Rouge, Lousiana.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts-02139.
  • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio-45056.
  • The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan-48104
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana.
  • University of Nebraska, Lincolon, Nebraska.
  • North Carolina State University at Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana.
  • Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio-43200.
  • Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma.
  • University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma.
  • University of Oregon, Eugene and Portland, Oregon-97403.
  • The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania-16802.
  • Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York-11205.
  • Reneseelayer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York.
  • Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island.
  • Rice University, Houston, Texas-770001.
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York-13210.
  • The Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas.
  • Texas Tech. University, Lubbock, Texas.
  • Stephen F. Austin State University, Nagogdoches, Texas.
  • Tulane University of Louisiana, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • University of Virgina, Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.
  • Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
  • Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.
  • Hampton Institute, Hampton, Virginia.
  • University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii-96822.
  • University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho.
  • North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota.
  • University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana.
  • University of Tennessee System, Knoxville, Tennessee-37916.
  • Tuskegee Institute, Alabama.
  • Washington State University, Pullman, Washington.
  • Boston Architectural Centre, Boston, Massachessets.

USA  Graduate (Master’s and Doctor’s) Degree in Architecture awarded by Accredited American  Universities/Institutions.

  • University of California, Berkeley Campus, California.
  • The Catholic University of America, Washington D.C.
  • City College, The City University of New York, New York, N.Y.
  • Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina.
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • Howard University, Washington D.C.
  • University of lllinois, Urbana, IIIinois.
  • Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Ames, lowa
  • Kansas State University of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, Manhattan, Kansas.
  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.
  • Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • University of Nebraska, Lincolon, Nebraska.
  • The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma.
  • University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma.
  • University of Oregon, Eugene and Portland, Oregon.
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Pratt Institute, Brooklyn New York.
  • Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey-08540.
  • Renseelaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y.
  • Rice University, Houston, Texas.
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York.
  • The Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas.
  • University of Utah, Slat Lake City, Utah.
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.
  • Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri-63130.
  • The University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
  • Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
  • University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho.
  • Certificate of Fellowship awarded by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, USA.

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U.S.S.R

  • Diploma/Master of Science in Architecture awarded by Tajik Technical University, Dushanbe, an accredited
    University in Tajikistan, U.S.S.R.14

YUGOSLAVIA

  • Doctorate Degree in Architecture awarded by the Zagreb University, Yugoslavia.

UZBEKISTAN

  • Diploma / Master of Science in Architecture awarded by Tashkent Institute of Architecture & Civil Engineering, Uzbekistan.11

NEPAL

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture awarded by Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal.13
  • Notified in the Gazette of India Part II Section 3 sub-Section (i) with G.S.R. No. 780 dated 4-7-1973.
  • Notified in the Gazette of India Part II Section 3 sub-Section (i) with G.S.R. No. 18(E) dated 08-09-2016.
  • Notified in the Gazette of India Part II Section 3 sub-Section (i) with G.S.R. No. 866 dated 16-10-1982, Page No. 2423.
  • Notified in the Gazette of India vide Ministry’s 16-12/87-T-12/TD-3 dated 29-11-1990.
  • Notified in the Gazette of India vide Ministry’s No. F.16-12/87-T.3/T.D. III dated 7.10.1993.
  • Notified in the Gazette of India vide G.S.R. 482 dated 12-9-1994.
  • Notified in the Gazette of India vide G.R.R. No. 361 dated 29-7-1995.
  • Notified in the Gazette of India vide Ministry’s F.No. 26-1/95-T-S-III dated 25-1-1996.
  • Notified, vide GSR No.108 (E) dated 25-02-2005, in the Extraordinary Gazette of India Part II-Section 3-Sub-section (i) on 28-05-2005
  • Notified in the Extra Ordinary Gazette of India Part II Section 3 sub-Section (1) dated 27-2-1973.
  • Notified, vide GSR No.318 dated 01-06-2001, in the Gazette of India Part II-Section 3 – sub-Section (i) on 16-06-2001.
  • Notified, vide GSR No.102(E) dated 12-02-2008, in the Gazette of India Part II-Section 3 – Sub-Section (i) on 21-02-2008
  • Notified, vide GSR No.850(E) dated 19-10-2010, in the Gazette of India Part II-Section 3 – sub-Section (i) on 21-10-2010.
  • Inserted as per approval for notification in the Gazette of India vide letter no. F.No.35-6/98 TS.IV dated 28.12.1998.

If your architectural qualification is recognised by the Council of Architecture, India, then you must get registered in order to be able to practise. For details regarding the procedure for registration, go to my next post:

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