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    M Arch

    About Master of Architecture (M.Arch)

    M.Arch is a postgraduate course which can be completed in 2 years. The course is conducted in semester format in most of the colleges. The course is designed to improve the thinking ability of students in architectural design and help them explore design techniques beyond traditional methods. 

    The Council of Architecture (COA) constituted by the Government of India is responsible for maintaining the register of architects in India. It also regulates the education and practice of the profession in the field of Architecture. 

    M.Arch course focuses on the use of new technology and digital tools for design exploration. Students with good collaborative thinking and keen interest to explore architectural design and theory can opt for an M.Arch course. 

    There are various specialisations that a student can opt-in the M.Arch course. Some of the popular specialisations include:

    • Environmental Architecture
    • Landscape Architecture
    • Regional Planning
    • Rural Architecture
    • Sustainable Architecture
    • Town and Country Planning
    • Transportation Planning and Design
    • Town and Country Planning

    M.Arch Highlights

    Following are the important highlights of the M.Arch Course: 

    Course Name 

    Master of Architecture (M.Arch)

    Level 

    Postgraduate

    Duration of Course

    2 years

    Minimum Eligibility 

    Bachelor’s degree in Architecture 

    Course fees 

    1,00000 to 2,50,000

    Average Starting Salary

    4 lacs to 6 lacs 

    Master of Architecture (M.Arch) Eligibility Criteria

    Following are the eligibility criteria to apply for M.Arch course at various colleges/ universities in India:

    • The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s of Architecture degree from a recognised board. 
    • Minimum percentage in previous years of study is 50% 

    Master of Architecture (M.Arch) Syllabus

    Two years M.Arch course generally covers the following topics:

    Term 1 syllabus 

    Term 2 syllabus 

    Term 3 syllabus 

    Term 4 syllabus 

    • Design Studio

    • Urban Design

    • Contemporary Architecture Trends and Theories

    • Research Techniques in Architecture and Planning

    • Low Cost Building Design and Techniques

    • Dissertation

    • Introduction to Architecture Pedagogy

    • Instruction methodology and Classroom Management

    • Digital Applications in Architecture

    • Research Methodology

    • Intensive Humanities-Communication

    • Dissertation II

    • Practice teaching

    • Education Technology

    • Education management

    • Thought Synthesis for Architecture Students

    • Psychology of Learning and Development

    • Thesis
    • Internship 

    Elective subjects include: 

    •  Architecture Conservation

    •  Theory of Architecture Education

    Master of Architecture (M.Arch) Career Options and Job Prospects

    M.Arch course adds experience and knowledge of a candidate. Candidate with an M.Arch degree can excel at a professional level. Following are the list of career option for M.Arch candidate: 

    • Project Architect
    • Design Architect
    • Assistant Professor 
    • Urban Planner
    • Senior project Architect
    • Landscape Architect

    Candidates can expect a starting salary of INR 4 Lacs to 6 Lacs after the completion of the M.Arch course. 

    FAQs about M.Arch

    What are the top colleges offering Master of Architecture (M.Arch) courses ?

    Following are some of the top colleges offering Engineering courses : Indian Institute of Technology (Guwahati) , Indian Institute of Technology (Roorkee) , Indian Institute of Technology (Bhubaneswar) , National Institute of Technology (Mangalore) , Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (Delhi). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer Master of Architecture (M.Arch) or not.

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

    Delhi University Science , Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test , Delhi University Arts , Maharashtra Master's in Architecture Common Entrance Test , Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test are some of the exams that you can appear for to get admission in Master of Architecture (M.Arch) courses.

    What is the average fee for the course Master of Architecture (M.Arch) ?

    The average fee for Master of Architecture (M.Arch) is INR 1,50,000 per year.

    What are the popular specializations related to Master of Architecture (M.Arch) ?

    Some of the popular specializations for M.Arch. (Master of Architecture) are : Sustainable Architecture , Computer Science , Urban Design , Construction Management , Planning.

    What is the duration of the course Master of Architecture (M.Arch) ?

    Master of Architecture (M.Arch) is a 2 year course.
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    priyal gogna, Student / Alumni

    At LPU the eligibility for B Arch is Pass with 50% aggregate marks in 10+2 with English, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and pass with 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, subject to qualifying marks in NATA 2022. Or Pass with 50% in Diploma (any stream) (3 years) recognized by Central or State Govt. (with Mathematics) or equivalent, subject to qualifying marks in NATA 2022. Very beautiful thing about LPU in the context of B Arch is that the Architects design homes and buildings and LPU designs the architects' future, such is the course of B Arch at LPU. This five-year full-time program is a blend of theoretical and practical knowledge for students to learn the art of planning, designing, and constructing physical structures of various kinds. At LPU the course design is cutting edge. It deals with topics like comprehending design approach and inter-relationship of function, circulation, structure, material and construction, climatology, services, form, aesthetics, and knowledge inbuilt environment. Interpret the facet of architectural design and urban realm context through schematic drawings, project reports, physical models, and 3 D visualizations. Analyze and appraise through research, various aspects of anthropometry, building technology, materials, structural analysis and design, history, art, culture, humanities, landscape, assessment methods, architectural computation, and management of resources. Evaluate legal and regulatory framework for application in planning and design of architectural and urban scale projects. The best part is exceptionally talented students can get scholarships by attempting LPUNEST up to 45 percent of the program fee. Approved by COA (Council of Architecture, New Delhi) B Arch at LPU is a sought-after program. The highest package last year was 7.44 LPA and the average was 5.6 LPA.
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    Roma, Student / Alumni

    M. Arch at LPU is a good choice based on my own personal experience. M.Arch at LPU is C.O.A approved professional degree preparing graduates for the full range of professional activities in the field of architecture. The faculty is very experienced and highly educated. In the program, innovative teaching practices are adopted. One such practice is called ‘Experiential learning week’ which is organized every semester in which students are taken to nearby historic and construction sites and are given live case studies to do. In design studios, the professors encourage students to take challenging and practical design problems. There is a rich culture of internships for final year students who go for very challenging and top placements nationally as well as internationally through department. The department is actively working to arrange internships by making a cluster of architectural and consultant firms with them. Most importantly they are recognized by the Council of Architecture (COA). Their curriculum comprises of Live Projects, Study tour to overseas projects, they follow collaborative learning with Industries. • Tie ups with industry • Content delivery by industry experts • Projects in collaboration with industry • Internships to engage deeply in hands on real-life situations Placements of the department also shows promising results. Architect Hafeez Contractor (Mumbai), IDDC (Instrument Design Development Centre) in IIT (Delhi), VastuNidhi Architects (New Delhi), Studio KIA (Gurgaon), Hemant Vora & Associates (Mumbai), L’vista, (Mumbai), Form Space and Design Architects (Bangalore), Sankraman Design Studio (Mumbai), K2 Concepts (Gurgaon), Sleek (Chandigarh), Al RakhaGroup,Green Vision Architects,AKTC-Aga Khan Trust for Culture (Afghanistan), Capital region Development Authority (Kabul), Total Environment Builders, Wagma Designs, Cabinet secretariat ,GOI,Benzara Ecommerce India etc are few companies where our students are well placed. To seek admission in LPU you need to Pass with 50% aggregate marks in B.Arch. or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPUNEST.
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    Roma, Student / Alumni

    M. Arch at LPU is a good choice based on my own personal experience. M.Arch at LPU is C.O.A approved professional degree preparing graduates for the full range of professional activities in the field of architecture. The faculty is very experienced and highly educated. In the program, innovative teaching practices are adopted. One such practice is called ‘Experiential learning week’ which is organized every semester in which students are taken to nearby historic and construction sites and are given live case studies to do. In design studios, the professors encourage students to take challenging and practical design problems. There is a rich culture of internships for final year students who go for very challenging and top placements nationally as well as internationally through department. The department is actively working to arrange internships by making a cluster of architectural and consultant firms with them. Most importantly they are recognized by the Council of Architecture (COA). Their curriculum comprises of Live Projects, Study tour to overseas projects, they follow collaborative learning with Industries. • Tie ups with industry • Content delivery by industry experts • Projects in collaboration with industry • Internships to engage deeply in hands on real-life situations Placements of the department also shows promising results. Architect Hafeez Contractor (Mumbai), IDDC (Instrument Design Development Centre) in IIT (Delhi), VastuNidhi Architects (New Delhi), Studio KIA (Gurgaon), Hemant Vora & Associates (Mumbai), L’vista, (Mumbai), Form Space and Design Architects (Bangalore), Sankraman Design Studio (Mumbai), K2 Concepts (Gurgaon), Sleek (Chandigarh), Al RakhaGroup,Green Vision Architects,AKTC-Aga Khan Trust for Culture (Afghanistan), Capital region Development Authority (Kabul), Total Environment Builders, Wagma Designs, Cabinet secretariat ,GOI,Benzara Ecommerce India etc are few companies where our students are well placed. To seek admission in LPU you need to Pass with 50% aggregate marks in B.Arch. or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPUNEST.

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