Gargee Saxena

Is Architect can be a good field for girls?

I want to be an architect....... in interior designing.... is this a good career...... from NID .......

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RE: Is Architect can be a good field for girls?

Prathamesh Kapote
Prathamesh Kapote
Verified Career Expert
Founder And Director At Canvas Career
  • Nasik

Hello Dear Friend,
That sounds good that you have been thinking to get into such a profession which is very creative,skill based and prestigious career.
But let me clarify you one thing that Architecture and Interior Designing are two different things though they are two sides of one coin. Both professions have different working profiles.
Architecture: The art or practice of designing and constructing buildings.

Interior Designer: Its a profession that combines creativity,technical knowledge and business skills.

So if you see both the professions have different approaches in terms of work.
The former profession works for planning and designing of Buildings while the latter works for designing the interiors of the buildings using creativity and technology. Some of the aspects do come in architecture of interior designing but not all aspects come. So while pursuing Architecture you will not get any specialised degree with interior design. So you have to decide whether you want to go for Architecture or Interior designing.

You can do 1 thing you can take a degree in Architecture while simultaneously you can go for some certificate/diploma course in interior designing for deep knowledge which will be adding feature to you for your career growth.

While talking about is it good or not ; well definitely both the professions have a great demand both in and out of the country giving you an innumerable opportunities.Sky is the Limit for skill based,creative candidates. And if you are pursuing your degree from one of the top most institute like NID(National Institute of Design) than you have very good opportunities through campus placements. The students also get placed in foreign Corporates through campus.

Earlier talking about Architecture this profession was not considered to be a good profession for girls due to the labour work is involved and also one has to visit sites from time to time. SO architecture is considered not a good profession. But now the scenario has changed there has been a steady growth with regards to girls choosing architecture as their career. Definitely this profession is also good for girls nowadays apart from Interior Designing.

So decide and think which career you want to go for and go for it.

Hope find the information helpful.

Wish you good luck.

feel free to get in touch.

Thank you

Warm regards
Prathamesh K.

RE: Is Architect can be a good field for girls?

Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
Verified Career Expert
Career Consultant at Pinnacle School of Business Management
  • Thane


Greeting's for the day!!!

Architects are real creators of amazing buildings and structures. Skyscrapers in metro cities would not have been possible without them. While capitalism furthers the growth and prosperity of human race, tall buildings with beautiful designs and glory show the grandeur. The rebuilding of 'Twin Towers' collapsed in 9/11 incident and other towers ad structures shows the real dint of human talent and excellence, creativity and vision.

Required Presonal / Professional Skills:
A person requires sound Interpersonal & Communication skills and immense physical stamina to get into the profession of architecture. he is expected to work on desk as well as on the construction site. Excellent memory and sound concentration level, flexibility, patience, team spirit, responsibility, and accountability,etc. are some common personality traits which are essential for professional success in architecture and design. But it is a right credentials in academics which matters the most in architecture.

Candidates with Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry at the 10+2 level only can apply for admission to study architecture at the graduate level.

Various colleges offer undergraduate course in B.Arch which lasts for 5 years. The selection is done through an entrance exam conducted by the Council of Architecture throughout India.

On the other hand engineering college select students on the basis of the result of the appropriate engineering courses. Similarly, some private colleges offering courses in architecture have their own criteria which are based on +2 marks of the students. Studnts interested to further their knowledge in architecture can pursue post-graduation in architecture for two years.

Note: Now a days, girls also can select "Architecture" as a field for their career. Earlier, it was a male dominated domain. However,many ladies has been working in architecture field with the expertism related to CAD/ CAM Design.

Top Colleges for Architecture in India:
A number of colleges and institutes imaprting education in architecture have come up in last six decades and some of them have global repuation. Some of the leading colleges of architecture are as follows:
1. School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi
2. Chandigarh College of Architecture, Punjab
3. School of Architecture CEPT, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad
4. Govt College of Architecture, Lucknow
5. College of Architecture, Goa
6. Sir J J College of Architecture, Mumbai
7. College of Architecture, Mumbai
8. Marathwada Mitra Mandal College of Architecture. Pune
9. School of Planning & Architecture, Hyderabad
10. College of Engineering, thiruvananthpuram, Kerala University

Further doubts or queries feel free to contact.


RE: Is Architect can be a good field for girls?

Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Verified Career Expert
Founder & CEO: Discovering Careers India
  • pune

Dear Aspirant,

Both the fields - Architecture and Interior Designing - are good for girls.

Architecture and Interior Designing are separate courses. Architecture is a Bachelors/Masters Degree course where as Interior Designing is a Diploma course.

I would suggest that you can do both, but Architecture is the best and then you can do diploma in interior designing.

Best wishes

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