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Architectural Design -Applying the knowledge gained in other subjects and to design buildings of

medium complexity e.g. Schools, Colleges, Dispensaries, Shops and Houses, etc., and present
them in graphic form.

Building Construction -Knowledge of various methods of building construction of medium

complexity with timber, stone, bricks, concrete etc. including foundation, walls, roofs, staircase,
joinery and finishes.

Building Materials and Sciences -Knowledge of basic building materials and their behaviour such
as bricks, stones, metals, timber and finishing materials. Effects of climate on built environment
to be able to design for comfortable conditions.

Architectural Drawing and Graphics -Ability to present in graphic form all elements of design –
Study of shades and shadows, textures, tones, colours, geometrical form, perspectives and
projections, free hand drawing and rendering.

History of Architecture -Study of various styles of Architecture and methods of construction

through the ages in the world with emphasis on Indian Architecture.

Workshop Practice -Ability to make building models with various materials such as card-board,
wood, plastics, plaster of paris and metals. Ability to make simple joints in timber, pipes and
other materials.

Landscape Design -Understanding of Landscape elements like trees, shrubs, plants, water, rocks
and development of landscape planning and application in architectural design.

Structural Mechanics and Theory of Structures – Understanding the structural concepts and
behaviour of structural elements, simple calculations for columns, beams, frames, footings,
slabs, walls in concrete, steel and timber.

Surveying and Levelling – Understanding of various survey and levelling instruments, carrying
out surveys of land of medium complexity and preparation of survey plans.

Building Services and Equipment – Study of and designing for water supply, drainage, sewage
disposal, electricity supply, wiring and lighting for buildings.

Humanities – Study of sociology, economics and culture, as applicable for design of human

Estimating and Costing – Systems of taking out quantities and estimating for all trades involved
in construction of medium complexity.

Principles of Human Settlements – Man and environment : Biological and behavioural responses
to human settlements; Design for living, natural and built-environment.

Ancient texts and treatises on settlement and area planning in India.

Human settlements during ancient medieval and modern periods in India, Europe and other
parts of the world. Characteristics of human settlements built by Muslims and Hindu rulers in



Architectural Design, Planning and Thesis – Design of complicated buildings and campuses
involving analytical studies of building and spaces from sociological, economic and cultural
points of view such as Universities, industrial Estates, Housing Schemes etc. Thesis on a subject
requiring detailed analytical study to lay down validity and design criteria presented in graphic
form, models and report. Thesis may also be on research projects presented as a written report.

Building Construction, Materials and Specifications – Study of advanced building construction

methods with new materials such as plastics, metals, synthetic boards and latest techniques in
the use of concrete.

Building Sciences and Services – Study of Accoustics, Air-Conditioning, Heating, Cooling,

Mechanical installations, Fire-control, Water supply and Drainage system for complicated

Town Planning (Theory) – A general understanding of Town Planning principles as they have
evolved through the ages.

Professional Practice – The examination in professional practice is designed to assess the

knowledge, skill and maturity which fit the architect to fulfil his professional duties and his
understanding of the management of an office organisation for such as a purpose. The sylabii
should cover the following areas of study:-

General principles of Indian Contract Act; Building Contracts generally, Conditions and forms of
contract, Administration of contracts, Principles of arbitration, Indian Arbitration Act, 1940,
valuation of properties, Architectural competitions; Easements of properties; Report writing;
Codes of Practice; Conditions of Engagement; Duties and responsibilities of an architect in
relation to owner, contractor, relate professional and public; Indian Standards & Codes of

Building Bye-laws – Study of building regulations to enable to design and prepare drawings for
submission to concerned bodies.

Structure Systems - Study of new structural technology such as space frames, prestressing, shells
and understanding of the limitations and scope of these techniques. Calculations for these
techniques are not expected.

Electives such as: Urban Design, Interior Design, Building Management, Landscape Design, Urban

Intensive study of one or more of the subjects offered as elective depending upon the expertise
available to an institution. The list of the subjects may be enlarged but they should be related to

B. Arch Specializations

The specialization areas of the Bachelor of Architecture includes the following,

Green Architecture.

Landscape Architecture.

Museum Architecture.

Naval Architecture.

Theatre Architecture.

B. Arch Projects

Project is a part of B. Arch evaluation criteria that the students has to compulsory submit the
project related to any prescribed area like architecture doctrines, design of building, examination
of temperature variation etc. The student are allowed to choose the industry for the projects, it
can either be a public or private organization. Some areas of project in B. Arch include,

Conservation of a Heritage Building

Construction Management

Eco Friendly Construction Methods and Materials

Energy conservation (green buildings)

Energy Management
Engineering technology

Industrial design

Interiors and Landscaping

Mud Architecture

Promoting Village Energy Security

Renewable Energy Technology Management

Smart building

Solar Architecture

Thermal Performance of Buildings

Urban planning

B. Arch Course Evaluation

The course evaluation is mainly done by the classroom as well as the field work activities. An
Architecture graduate is evaluated mainly by the following.


Class Tests

Home Assignments

Field work



Practical experiments etc.

B.Arch Text Books

A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction by Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa and
Murray Silverstein.
Architectural Study Drawings by Daniel M. Herbert

Architecture: Form, Space, and Order by Francis D. K. Ching

Construction for Landscape Architecture (Portfolio Skills) by Robert Holden and Jamie Liversedge

Environmental Control Systems: Heating, Cooling, Lighting by Fuller Moore Architect’s

Precedents in Architecture: Analytic Diagrams, Formative Ideas, and Partis by Roger H. Clark and
Michael Pause

Professional Practice Manual (Professional Architecture) by James Franklin

Statics and Strength of Materials for Architecture and Building Construction by Barry Onouye
and Kevin Kane

The Architecture of the Italian Renaissance by Peter Murray

The Art of Building in the Classical World: Vision, Craftsmanship, and Linear Perspective in Greek
and Roman Architecture by John R. Senseney

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What to do after B. Arch?

For an Architecture graduate there are mainly two opportunities, to work with any firm or to
select further studies. An architecture graduate can work with both public and private entities.
They can work with Railways, Postal and telegraph department, private firms like Sahara group,
Gammon India, Aeons Constructions etc.

The students who want to do further studies in the field is to chose M. Arch after B.Arch. The
higher studies option after B. Arch is

Master of Technology in Construction of Project Management (M.Tech – CPM)

Master of Technology in Environmental Planning (M.Tech – EP)

Master of Technology in Housing (M.Tech. - HSG)

Master of Technology in Infrastructure Planning (M.Tech – IP)

Master of Technology in Urban and Regional Planning (M.Tech. - URP)

Postgraduate Diploma Programme in Design (PGDPD)

Other Certification Courses after B.Arch

Advance training in Application of Computer Techniques in Architectural design Simulation

Advance training in Building Science

Advance training in Presentation Graphics and Construction Technology

Computer Applications in Architecture and Planning

GIS and Multimedia Applications

Heritage Studies and Conservation

Short-Term Course on Green Architecture and Carbon-Free Living

Visual and Graphic Design

Job and Career options for B.Arch

Since our county is in the developing phase more and more residential and non-residential
constructions are needed every year. Some of the job opportunities available for the architecture
graduates are,

Employment Areas

Architecture and Building Development Firms.

Department of Post and Telegraph.

Department of Railways.

Housing and Urban Development Corporations.

National Building Organization.

National Institutes of Urban Affairs.

Private Construction Organizations.

Public Works Department (PWD).

Town and Country Planning Organization.

Job Types

Architectural Technician.

Architectural Theoretician.

Architectural Conservator.

Architectural Engineer.

Architectural Technologist.

Architecture Critic.

Architecture Photographer.

Building Control Officer.

Building Inspector.

Remuneration after B. Arch

Due to the higher demand and lower supply of the professional architects, the remuneration
part is highly attractive in this industry. The salary package of an Architect depends on the size of
the firm, the project he/she handling, Clint and also the experience in the field. Salary of
experienced architects in India ranges from Rs.3-5laks/annum. For an entry level one can expect
a handsome salary ranging from Rs 1-3laks/annum. There are private firms like DLF, L&T, Eros
Group the salary package of an architect’s varies from Rs 1-15lakhs/Annum.

Difference between B.Arch in Interior Design and B.Des in Interior Design

AIEEE B. Arch Papers

Fee structure of M. Arch

Career after B. Arch

Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture and Environmental Studies, Mumbai

Career after M.Arch

Procedure to become an Architect after 12th

Difference between B.Arch and B.Planning

Salaries after B.Arch

Career Avenues after B.Arch

Government Colleges for B. Arch

Best Colleges for doing B.Arch

Colleges Offering B.Arch in South India

B. Arch vs B. Des - Which course is better?

M.Arch (Landscape Architecture) — Course Details

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