Bachelor of Architecture (B Arch) - Course details, Career, Scope,Salary


B Arch (Bachelor of Architecture)

“Society needs a good image of itself. That is the true job of an architect.” 

In this article, we are going to talk about B Arch (Bachelor of Architecture). Here you will get all necessary details, information about B Arch course available in India, career prospectus, eligibility requirement, Entrance test, Admission procedure, and PG courses.

B Arch stands for Bachelor of Architecture. B Arch is five years long under-graduation degree programme. To be eligible for this course you need to have some skills like drawing, writing, practical managerial ability, creativity, and eye for detail. As India is growing the need for architects is also growing. We need homes, we need hospitals, we need malls, we need bridges and so many things. To make each of them we need different designs and creative style. And to make this task possible we need architects who accomplish all this task and bring those plans to reality.

Bachelor of Architecture (B Arch) is a technical course in which you learn many things which are essential to becoming an architect. This course students learn the process of construction of malls, highways, commercial building, and civil construction. 


Skills required for Bachelor of Architecture (B Arch) 

Drawing and Designing 
Creative thinking
Good communication skills
Technical knowledge
Geometry and mathematical knowledge
practical and managerial ability
Identifying and problem-solving
Intellectual capabilities
Simulate sensitivity
Managerial skills

Eligibility required for Bachelor of Architecture (B Arch)

To get Admission you should have minimum required eligibility.

Aspirants should have scored 50% in 10+2 with Mathematics, Physics, and chemistry from any recognized Examination Board according to COA now other stream students can't be eligible for this course as new rules.

10+3 year's diploma in any stream from a recognized board, university, and an institution.

Aspirants can get admission in this course through NATA and JEE MAIN.

Admission process for Bachelor of Architecture (B Arch)

To get admission in this course you have two option. First, you can go through the NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture). And the second way is to choose the JEE MAIN. To clear these exams, you need to have proper knowledge and understanding of subjects. Every states and university have different criteria for admission.

Most of the universities and institution take admission on the basis of 'Merit'.
They consider marks scored by candidates in their board exam as well as in the entrance test. After clearing this stage universities may call aspirant for counseling and then seat allotted to deserving candidates.


B Arch syllabus 

Syllabus of Bachelor of Architecture (B Arch syllabus) as prescribes by various universities and colleges.
Here is the list of core subjects which aspirants have to study through this course.

Architectural Drawing
Architecture Design
Architectural Appreciation
Building Construction
Building Science & Services
Building Management
Computer & Software Lab
Design Applications 
General Proficiency
History of Architecture
Theory of Settlement Planning
Thesis Project
Theory of Structures
Workshop Practice

Benefits of Bachelor of Architecture (B Arch)

After Completing B Arch aspirants have several benefits.

You can pursue Higher studies after B Arch. You can go for Master's degree in Architecture. After completing B Arch you may take advanced training in Building Science, learn heritage Studies and Conversion, Computer Application in Architecture and a lot of other benefits can get after B Arch.

Fees Structure of Bachelor of Architecture (B Arch)

The Fees structure can vary from Universities to Universities. The Average Course fees structure of  Government based institution is between INR 1.5 to 2.5 Lacs. And in the private institution, it varies from INR 2.5 to 5 lacs.


Top architecture colleges in India

Here is the list of the top architecture colleges in India:

School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi
Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai
Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi
University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore
Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore
Ajay Binay Institute of Technology, Cuttack
Vastu Kala Academy, New Delhi
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur
National Institute of Technology, Raipur
Nirma University, Ahmedabad

Bachelor of Architecture job Profile

Art Director
Interior Designer
Building Contractor
Architecture Designer
Building Contractor & Researcher
Project Assistant Manager
Landscape Architect
Architectural Historian
Architectural Engineer

Advance courses after Bachelor of Architecture 

Master of Architecture(M.Arch)
Master of Architecture and Urban Design
Master of Building Engineering
Master of Planning

Salary after B Arch

As an architect, you can earn a starting salary of about INR 2.5 to 4 Lacs per year. Starting salary depends on various factors like the employer, job location and job profile. The salary will increase as your experience increases in this field. Normally the salary is high in the private sector compared to the Government sector. In the government job, the salary will be based on the pay scale.

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