# STATISTICS OF ARCHITECTS IN INDIA

Sometimes it is interesting to know the statistics of architects in India. As a woman **Ar chitect,** practising in India, I am surprised that the male:female ratio of independently practising architects is so skewed even though at the time of admission, there are often equal number of girls and boys joining Architecture. Here are some interesting statistics about the architects in India, the male:female ratio, age, number of architects in cities and states of India, under the following headings:

**How many Architects are there in India today?**

**What is the ratio of male to female architects in India?**

**Till what age do architects practise in India?**

**How many architects are there in the major cities in India?**

**How many architects are there in the states in India?**

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**HOW MANY ARCHITECTS ARE THERE IN INDIA TODAY?**

**Ninety thousand**Architects in India. In the past 10 years the number has increased by sixty thousand.

**WHAT IS THE RATIO OF MALE AND FEMALE ARCHITECTS IN INDIA?**

Out of these **ninety thousand (registered) Architects, 53%** (48,510) is Male while **47%** (42,285) is Female. The number of women architects who have registered with the CoA has increased in the past 10 years from 34% to 47% which is a very favourable sign.

**35%**of the male Architects are self employed, only about

**17 %**of female Architects are practising independently. This could be because the general perception about women Architects is that they are better suited to be interior designers and so people hesitate to approach a woman Architect for architectural services.

**TILL WHAT AGE DO ARCHITECTS PRACTISE IN INDIA?**

Out of the ninety thousand architects in India, 46,000 Architects **(51%)** are in the age group of **20-35** and there are just about 1565 Architects **(2%) **in the post retirement age group of **66-75.** Surprisingly, there are **741 **Architects in the age group **76-85,** and believe it or not there are **86 **Architects older than **85** who are still practicing. Architecture being a creative field, one can just not fix an age of retirement. So if you have the enthusiasm for it, you could still be practicing at 90!

**HOW MANY ARCHITECTS ARE THERE IN THE MAJOR CITIES OF INDIA?**

**5000 – 10000 architects**

Mumbai has the largest number of Architects of around **6850**.

New Delhi has around **6145** Architects,

**1000 – 4999 architects**

Pune has around **4834** Architects,

Chennai has **4300 **odd Architects.

Bangalore has around **3767 **Architects.

Hyderabad has **2391** Architects.

Nagpur has **1714** Architects.

Ahmedabad had around **1572 **Architects.

Thane has **1569 **Architects.

Delhi has **1565** architects

Kolkata has around **1303** Architects.

Gurgaon has **1292** architects.

Jaipur – **1133**

Navi Mumbai – **1021**

Nashik – **1002**

**Below 1000 architects**

Surat – **989**

Ghaziabad – **876**

Vadodara – **864**

Indore – **707**

Kolhapur – **689**

Chandigarh – **636**

Mumbai (Suburban) – **587**

Thiruvananthapuram – **553**

Bhopal – **548**

Coimbatore –** 540**

Faridabad – **519**

The rest of the cities and towns in India have **less than 100** Architects.

**HOW MANY ARCHITECTS ARE THERE IN THE STATES & UNION TERRITORIES IN INDIA?**

The number of Architects in the different States and Union Territories of India, varies from just 1 in Lakshadweep to almost 11,000 in Maharashtra.

Andaman & Nicobar Islands has **15**.

Andhra Pradesh has **1015.**

Arunachal Pradesh has **14.**

Assam has **101.**

Bihar has **139. **Chandigarh has

**410.**

Chattisgarh has

**162.**

Dadra & Nagar Haveli has

**3.**

Daman & Diu has

**7.**

Delhi has

**4133.**

Goa has

**404.**

Gujarat has

**1443.**

Haryana has

**670.**

Himachal Pradesh has

**157.**

Jammu & Kashmir has

**120.**

Jharkhand has

**132.**

Karnataka has

**2419.**

Kerala has

**818.**

Lakshadweep has

**1.**

Madhya Pradesh has

**631.**

Maharashtra has

**10,930.**

Manipur has

**27.**

Meghalaya has

**37.**

Mizoram has

**20.**

Nagaland has

**12.**

Orissa has

**277.**

Pondicherry has

**51.**

Punjab has

**461.**

Rajasthan has

**375.**

Sikkim has

**23.**

Tamil Nadu has

**1594.**

Tripura has

**10.**

Uttar Pradesh has

**1290.**

Uttarakhand has

**161.**

West Bengal has

**1014.**

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