Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) - Course Overview

Average Duration
5 years
Average Fee
1 L-2 L INR annual
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About Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)

Architecture is the study of the artistic and organisational aspects or construction. B.Arch course is designed in a way that it enables you to learn space management for maximum utility along with architectural planning and design. This field has very less use of core mathematics.

B.Arch is a five-year undergraduate programme that focuses on helping candidates undergo training and theoretical knowledge on the designing aspects of building models of buildings, preparing a construction structure/ blueprint using appropriate techniques and principles. With the advancement in technology and the increasing rate of urbanization, it has become almost mandatory to create structures that can serve the needs of the public in general. Architects are in great demand with respect to the construction of malls, commercial companies, flyovers etc. 

Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) - Course Highlights

Full Form

Bachelor of Architecture 

Duration of the Programme

05 Years

Eligibility Criteria

Class XIIth qualified candidates from Science stream and recognised Board with a minimum overall aggregate of 50% are eligible

Admission Process

Both Direct and Entrance based admissions

Top Entrance Exams for B.Arch Admissions

Top Institutions

Average Programme Fee


Job Roles Offered

Landscape Architect, Interior Designer, Contractor & Researcher, Architectural Historian, Architectural Engineer, Art Director etc

Average Starting Salary


Higher Study Options

M.Arch, MBA etc

Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who wish to pursue this 5-year bachelor of architecture programme must be aware of the eligibility criteria given below - 

  • Candidates who have completed their class XIIth studies or equivalent studies from a recognised Board are eligible to apply

  • Candidates should have cleared their Class XIIth qualifying exams with a minimum aggregate of 50% (45% for SC/ST candidates)

  • Diploma holders in relevant discipline are also eligible to apply 

Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) Admission Process

There are some B.Arch offering institutions which accept NATA scores for the purpose of admission whereas some accept the scores of state-level B.Arch entrance exam scores like WBJEE, UPSEE etc. There are some B.Arch offering institutions which conduct their own entrance exams like HITSEEE, GITAM GAT etc. Based on the performance of the applicants and entrance exam scores, the institutes prepare a merit list and conduct a counselling process for the purpose of final seat allotment. 

There are also some top private B.Arch institutes in the country that offers direct admission in this prestigious 5-year programme. These institutions reserve a certain number of seats under the management quota scheme and B.Arch aspirants who want to apply for direct admission can get into one of these colleges through the management quota seats. 

Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) Syllabus

Popular Subjects:

Architecture Design

Types of StructuresHistory of Architecture

Building Science & Services

Architectural DesignBuilding Management

Theory of Settlement Planning

Design ApplicationsComputer & Software Lab

Architectural Appreciation

Workshop PracticeBuilding Construction

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Career Options and Job Prospects

After successfully completing the B.Arch degree, one can either look for employment opportunities in order to gain experience or can further pursue an M.Arch degree wherein they can specialise in the field of their choice. The options of M.Arch specilisations would essentially include Environmental Planning, Urban Planning, Housing, Infrastructure Planning etc. 

India is moving towards rapid urbanisation and there is a constant need to come up with architectural designs that can accommodate more people in less area. To accomplish this and move towards vertical construction development, there is a need for good architects in India. There are various government as well private organisations that hire architects.

Popular recruiters include:

  • Manchanda Associates
  • Chitra Vishwanath Architects
  • Larsen & Toubro
  • DLF
  • Sahara Group
  • Architect Consultants
  • Edifice Architects Pvt.Ltd.
  • Jindals
  • Jones Lang LaSalle Meghraj
  • VSA Space Design (P) Ltd.

After completing B.Arch, graduates can expect a salary of Rs. 2.5 lakh to Rs. 5 lakh per annum. Moreover, with experience, architects can earn more, as high as Rs. 15 lakhs per annum.

Related Questions

When will the CAP rounds for B.Arch start in Maharashtra?

-nameer ibrahim bhaldarUpdated on October 28, 2020 06:39 PM
  • 1 Answer
Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

No information regarding the commencement of the CAP rounds for B.Arch in Maharashtra has been released. Candidates are advised to keep a close eye on the developments as CollegeDekho will share the information as soon as it is released. Meanwhile, you can also check out the Top Private Colleges for B.Arch Admission 2020.

To take any admission related assistance, you can talk to our admission experts on the toll-free number 1800-572-9877 or fill-up the Common Application Form. In case of any unresolved queries, write back in the QnA zone.

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Is B.Arch branch available in Harcourt Butler Technical University, Kanpur?

-Supriya chaudharyUpdated on October 26, 2020 05:11 PM
  • 1 Answer
Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

Harcourt Butler Technical University, Kanpur does not offer a B.Arch course. Some of the top colleges in Uttar Pradesh that provide a B.Arch course are Amity University, LucknowTeerthanker Mahaveer University (TMU), MoradabadInvertis University, BareillyAxis Colleges, Kanpur and Sanskar Educational Group (SEG), Ghaziabad.

Also check Top Private Colleges for B.Arch Admission and B.Arch Admission 2020 to clear your doubts.

If you require any assistance, please feel free to dial 1800-572-9877 (toll-free) or fill-up the Common Application Form. In case of any queries write back in the QnA zone.

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How can I get admission in B.Arch at Sir J.J. College of Architecture, Mumbai for 2020? Got 90% in XIIth and 97.5 marks in NATA and also 92% in JEE Main paper 2 this year.

-SUPRIYA SREEKUMARUpdated on October 22, 2020 10:35 AM
  • 1 Answer
Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

Since you satisfy the required eligibility criteria, you are eligible for the admission at Sir J.J. College of Architecture, University of Mumbai. The online admissions are conducted by Maharashtra CET and the university does not conduct any institute level entrance exam. Candidates have to go through the complete procedure of MHT CET 2020 centralized admissions in order to get the seat allotment process.

The registration for the MHT CET 2020 is closed, you can either apply for the next year or you can check out other top B.Arch colleges in Maharashtra for admissions. They are MIT ...


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FAQs about Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)

I want admission in Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch). Do I have to clear any exams for that ?

Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Exam , GITAM Admission Test , Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination , Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test , National Aptitude Test in Architecture are some of the exams that you can appear for to get admission in Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) courses.

What are the top colleges offering Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) courses ?

Following are some of the top colleges offering Engineering courses : Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (Nagpur) , National Institute of Technology (Warangal) , Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (New Delhi) , Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (Delhi) , Indian Institute of Technology (Mumbai). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) or not.

What is the average fee for the course Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) ?

The average fee for Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) is INR 2,00,000 per year.

What are the popular specializations related to Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) ?

Some of the popular specializations for B.Arch. (Bachelor of Architecture) are : Construction Management , Civil Engineering , Interior Design , Planning , Travel & Tourism Management.

What is the duration of the course Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) ?

Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) is a 5 year course.

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