Top 5 Architecture Colleges in India!

They say if you have a combination skill set of math and art, architecture is a great option to choose. Of course, it’s imperative that you are super passionate about buildings, constructions, design, sustainability and so on. Check out a few architecture schools that you could go to in India.

CEPT University, Ahmedabad

One of the finest architectural schools in the country, the Centre of Planning and Technology started out as a small centre in 1962. The school now offers a full range of UG, PG and doctorate courses in Architecture and allied disciplines such as Technology Management, Humanities, Interior Design, Urban Planning and much more. If you want opportunities to study abroad through exchange semesters, CEPT should be your choice.

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Sir JJ School of Architecture, Mumbai

Can you believe that the JJ school of Architecture was Asia’s first architectural school? Not only does it have a rich alumni resource, the school also recently revised its curriculum to include sustainable architectural and planning studies. It’s also consistently rated amongst the top 5 colleges in India through private and popular rankings.

Visit the website for more details: Sir JJ School of Architecture

School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), New Delhi

If degrees in Landscape Architecture, Industrial Design or Architectural Conservation interest you, you should zero in on SPA in New Delhi. The interesting thing about this school is that it keeps up with the advances in the field and tailors its programs accordingly.

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Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi

A much newer school in comparison to other architectural colleges in India, The Birla Institute of Technology seems poised for greater growth in the coming few years. You could enroll into the Bachelors of Architecture or Masters of Urban Planning. A limited number of PhD applications are also accepted in a year. The amazing thing is that in 2011, it was ranked the 5th best architectural school in India by a well reputed private publication.

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Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU), Baroda

It’s always an added bonus if you study subjects like Art and Architecture in cities that have a thriving history of promoting that field. Throughout India, Baroda is widely known as the epicenter of art. The university focuses on teaching subjects through studio based project approach. The focus is also on recruiting professional faculty so that the bridge between pure academics and hands on work is never burnt.

Visit the website for more details: MSU

Studying architecture is a long journey. After four exhausting years of Bachelors, you would ideally need to do a Masters with a niche specialization and then grab some on site experience under a practicing architect before setting shop by yourself (if that’s what you plan to do). But it’s a journey well worth it, we hear.

2 Comments to Top 5 Architecture Colleges in India!

  1. Vikas says:

    What about Chandigarh College of Architecture?

  2. Dears,
    These colleges and universities are very good but as an architect and phd scholar, I think department of architecture of IIt, Rurki and department of architecture of Jamia Millia Islamia can replace in this list instead of two options. This is my experience as a foreigner student and scholar of architecture in India

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