Best 20 Architecture Colleges in India

February 6, 2018

The architecture stream is known to be a great career option. Architecture in India is very ancient and can be traced back Indus valley civilization. In present times there are more than 135 Institute of Architecture.

Selecting the right college is very important for the student. Here’s a glance at top 20 Architecture colleges in India.

Top 20 Architecture Colleges in India:

1. Department of Architecture & Planning, IIT Roorkee:
IIT Roorkee is the top-notch government Institute of Architecture in India. This colleges established in the year 1956. In present, the college puts a lot of focus on imparting practical experience and research in building construction. The department also offers consultancy services to a variety of government and non-government agencies.

2. School of Planning & Architecture (SPA), New Delhi:
School of Planning and Architecture(SPA), Delhi was started in 1941. SPA comes in the queue of top-notch architecture institute in India, It forms a part of the league along with the other two SPAs in India. School of Planning and Architecture ranks 4 in Asia. SPA Delhi campus is located near ITO in Indraprastha Estate in New Delhi.

3. Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai:
Sir J. J. College of Architecture is an architecture school located in downtown Mumbai, affiliated to University of Mumbai established 1910. Sir J.J college of architecture is considered one of the foremost institutions of Architecture in India.

4. Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT), Ahmadabad:
CEPT University is an academic institution located in Ahmedabad. The School of Planning was established in 1972. The state government also supports the School of Architecture through grant-in-aid.CEPT is registered as a Society and Public Charitable Trust. CEPT are awarded Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.

5. Department of Architecture, BIT Mesra, Ranchi:
The Birla Institute of Technology was established in 1955 at Mesra, Ranchi. BIT was the first institute in India to establish a department of space engineering and  rocketry, in 1964. It is one of the few Universities to be accorded a Super Computer at the core of its ultramodern IT infrastructure. There’s a Technical Council that decides the academic policy of the Institute.

6. Department of Architecture, IIT Kharagpur:
The Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur) is a public engineering, management and law institution, established in 1951 With the help of Bidhan Chandra Roy. Soon it developed into a full-fledged undergraduate programme. In 1956, it started offering post-graduate courses for the first time in the country.

7. Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh:
Chandigarh College of Architecture (CCA) is a college imparting education and research in the field of architecture. CCA was established on 7 August 1961, and was set up to impart education in architecture. CCA offers a five-year program leading to the degree of B.Arch. A semester system has been in place since 1972.

8. Department of Architecture, NIT Calicut:
National Institute of Technology Calicut (NITC) was set up in 1961 by the Government of India for imparting high standard technical education to students from all over the country. In 1987 the college celebrated 25 years of its existence, and postgraduate courses were started.

9. Department of Architecture, NIT Tiruchirapalli:
The institute was founded in 1964 to cater to the country’s growing need for technological manpower. The institute awards B.Arch. degree through its architecture program. Today Institute has faculty members who have specialised in all important branches of architecture and a group of able students drawn from all over the country. NITT follows the reservation policy declared by the Supreme Court of India, by which 27% of seats are reserved for OBCs, 15% for SCs, and 7.5% for STs.

10. Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi:

Jamia Millia Islamia is a public central university located in Delhi. The university provides undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate courses. Jamia Millia Islamia in the only Central university having the full fledge Faculty of architecture & Ekistics. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in architecture and ekistics besides a PhD programme.

11. Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon:

Sushant School of Art and Architecture is a private college in Gurgaon, (H.R), was established in September 1989 by Chiranjiv Charitable Trust. The faculty is drawn from diverse academic and professional backgrounds, with academic thrusts as diverse as Fine Arts, Digital Architecture, Urbanism and Architecture of the City and Habitat and Human Settlements.

12. Manipal School of Architecture and Planning, Manipal:

Manipal, today, is a knowledge powerhouse and a brand name in higher education. Faculty of Architecture (FOA) has been providing world class education under multicultural environment since 1978. It started the B. Arch degree under the Mysore University. On 15th December, 2010 it became the 22nd institute of Manipal University under Prof. (Dr) N.K . Garg, the Dean, Faculty of Architecture and he became the first director of Faculty of Architecture Planning and Design.

13. School of Planning & Architecture, Hyderabad:
The Institution initially founded in the year 1940 as Department of Architecture. The School has highly qualified and experienced faculty specializing in Architecture. The School of Planning and Architecture also offers postgraduate courses in Urban & Regional Planning, Environmental Design and Interior Design.

14. Vastu Kala Academy,New Delhi:
Vastu Kala Academy was established in 1993 by the Institute for Socialist Education. It offers a five year full time Undergraduate Programme in Architecture, which is recognized by the Council of Architecture and  All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

15. Goa College of Architecture, Goa:
Goa College of Architecture was founded in the year 1982. It is the only Institute in Goa offering a Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch) Course in architecture. These are various courses to broaden the horizon of the Students.

16. School of Architecture and Landscape Design, Kakrial, Udhampur:

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, School of Architecture and Landscaping College of Engineering, Udhampur was established in 2006. Number of seats in Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, School of Architecture and Landscaping College of Engineering, Udhampur is 40. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, School of Architecture and Landscaping College of Engineering, Udhampur runs course(s) in Architecture stream(s).

17. L.S.Raheja School of Architecture, Bandra (E) MUMBAI:

L.S. Raheja School of Architecture, Bandra(E), Mumbai has been affiliated with Mumbai University. The Status of this college is Un-Aided Non-Autonomous. This college has been established in 2007. This college has been approved by AICTE. Number of seats in L.S.RAHEJA School of Architecture is 80.

18. Rizvi College of Architecture, Bandra (W), MUMBAI: Rizvi College of Architecture was established in August 1992 by Dr. Akhtar Hasan Rizvi. Rizvi College of Architecture has been affiliated with the University of Mumbai and has been granted approval by the AICTE for its five year Degree Course in Architecture with an annual intake of 40 students. The College aims to develop an all round character and creativity among its students.

19. Aayojan School of Architecture, JAIPUR (Rajasthan):
Aayojan School of Architecture was established at Jaipur in the year 1999. The Aayojan School of Architecture, at Jaipur is the premier centre of architectural education in Rajasthan. The school is affiliated to University of Rajasthan, Jaipur and Rajasthan Technical University, Kota awarding Bachelor degree & Masters degree in Architecture.The institute’s infrastructure is modern with well equipped facilities.

20. Vaishnavi School of Architecture and Planning, Madhapur, Hyderabad:

Vaishnavi School of Architecture and Planning offers an Undergraduate Programme in Architecture which is approved by COA (Council of Architecture), New Delhi, Established in the year 2010. VSAP is a premier institution offering Undergraduate program in the areas of Natural and Built environment and related disciplines.

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