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What are the Eligibility Criteria for B.Arch. and M.Arch course? What are the best colleges to do these courses?

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Eligibility Criteria for Graduate Course  (Bachelor of Architecture-B. Arch) are:

Most of the Architecture colleges in India offer education in Architecture at undergraduate level and students with Mathematics at +2 level are preferred. Duration of the graduate course is 5 years.

1.Minimum 50% marks (45% aggregate for Reserved category) in 10+2 Examination or equivalent with Mathematics as subjects,


   10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognized by Central/ State Governments with 50% Aggregate marks, 


   International Baccalaureate Diploma, after 10 years of schooling, with not less than 50% marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination.


2. Passing of National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) conducted by the Council of Architecture. Higher score in NATA increases chances of   admission in known University or institutes, however, minimum 40% marks in NATA is expected by most Universities or Institutes.

    The states of Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Haryana and West Bengal select students also through the new JEE. Separate merit lists are drawn by the respective state Government for the admission of students on the basis of JEE scores. 


 Eligibility Criteria for Post-Graduate Course  (Masters of Architecture-B. Arch)

Those who are interested in taking career forward, one can pursue postgraduate study in any specialization such as lighting, green building, construction management, fire protection engineering, building transportation systems, acoustics design and construction are also available apart from many others. Admission in post-graduate studies is based on bachelor's degree in Architect or any other equivalent branches of engineering. The duration for this course is two years.

List of select University/Institutes for Architecture

Many colleges and institutes who impart education in architecture have mushroomed in last 10 years and some of them have global reputation. Some of the leading colleges of architecture are as follows:

1.Sir J J College of Architecture, Mumbai. 

2.Department of Architecture, IIT Roorkee .

3.Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh. 

4.Department of Architecture, NIT Tiruchirapalli. 

5.Department of Architecture, NIT Calicut. 

6.Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon. 

7.Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics, JMI, Delhi. 

8.Department of Architecture, BIT, Mesra. 

9.R V School of Architecture, RVCE, Bangalore. 

10.Department of Architecture, the M S University of Baroda.

11.Punjab University, Chandigarh College of Architecture.

12.School of Architecture, CEPT, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad.

13.School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi.

14.Indian Education Society's College of Architecture, Mumbai.

15.Govt. College of Architecture, Lucknow.

16.College of Architecture, Goa University. 

17.Faculty of Architecture, Manipal University. 

18.Marathwada Mitra Mandal College of Architecture, Pune.

19.Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, School of Planning & Architecture, Hyderabad.

20.College of Engineering, Kerala University, Thiruvananthpuram.

21.Anna University, School of Architecture & Planning, Chennai.


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