Top Architecture Colleges In Ahmedabad

Architecture as a Career Option can be highly rewarding – both economically and in terms of job satisfaction. One can choose from a plethora of opportunities. The article below takes a quick look at opportunities in architecture.

Job Profile of an Architecture

Whether it is a bridge or a skyscraper in the metros or a charming little villa in the hills every building requires the expertise and skill of an architect to design and construct it. Behind every such structure lies the expert hand of an architect.

Although previously considered as a study for the elite class students being one of the most stylish professions, it has now changed drastically from what it used to be, especially in the last few decades. Now-a-days students from varied economic backgrounds, streams and disciplines are taking admission in the architecture colleges due to the standardization of the entrance exam systems.

This field offers various attractive job profiles with attractive salary packages more than many other engineering fields, but one needs certain specialized skills to be successful in this field especially artistic visualization abilities.

Course Details and Eligibility

The main field of study for architects is to understand and create the planning and designs of buildings and other structures; therefore an inclination towards the structural planning and layout of buildings and keen interest in design visualizations is necessary for getting ahead in this field. The undergraduate level degree offered in most Architecture colleges in India is B. Arch, and for masters’ level it M. Arch. There are several All India Entrance Exams that can be taken by aspiring students just after passing their higher secondary exam (i.e. 10+2). There are also various institutes that offer preparatory training to help students qualify these exams. The preparation can be commenced soon after passing class 10.

While pursuing one’s graduation or just after completing the bachelors’ course it is prudent to go for internship programs with different architecture or construction firms to increase ones knowledge and gain some hands-on practical experience within the industry to better ones chances of getting a good job in the competitive markets.

Eligibility: a candidate must have more than 50% in aggregate marks at 10+2 level with Mathematics as one of the subjects. Other than the various state joint entrance exams and all India entrance exams, the National Aptitude Test in Architecture is also mandatory for students to be eligible for admission in any architecture college in India.

Top Architecture Colleges in Ahmedabad:

  • Gujarat University, Navrangpura, Ahmadabad.
    Course: Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch)
    Duration: 4 years
    Mode: Full-time
  • School Of Architecture Centre For Environmental, Planning & Technology (CEPT)
    Course: Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch), Degree In Interior Design, Degree In Construction Technology

Duration: 4 years

Mode: Full-time

  • Indus University, Thaltej, Ahmadabad.
    Course: Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch)

Duration: 5 years

Mode: Full-time

Major Private Organizations with High Paying Job Prospects for Aspiring Architects in India:

  • Sahara
  • DLF
  • Gammon India
  • L & T
  • Eros Group
  • Aeons Construction
  • City Development Authorities
  • Town and Country Planning Organization
  • Housing and Urban Development Corporation
  • Public Works Department
  • National Building Construction Corporation Ltd.
  • National Building Organization
  • Departments of Railways
  • The Archaeological Department
  • Post and Telegraphs
  • Ministry of Defense
  • Public Sector Undertakings
  • National Institute of Urban Affairs

Major Public Sector Projects Employing Architects in India:

Present Career Prospects in Architecture

Regardless of whichever sector a freshly graduated architect wants to venture into, he/she is required to register with the Council of Architecture (COA), soon after successfully acquiring a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture. One can then choose to apply at the various above mentioned government sector jobs such as the CPWD (Central Public Works Department) or go for the high-paying private sector giants like DLF. One might also find employment in the various architecture colleges across the country and abroad like IIT Roorkee, IIT Kharagapur etc. For every skilled professional out there, there are ample opportunities within the market which is growing day by day, to find their suitable job. With a few years of experience and a bit entrepreneurial skill one can even start out their own construction business, to be “one’s own boss”.

Pay Scale and Average Salary

A fresher can expect to make something between INR 1 Lakh to INR 1.5 lakhs per annum as the minimum pay scale. But the salaries increase fast and significantly as a person goes on gaining experience in this profession. An experienced professional can expect to make around INR 5 Lakhs per annum according to current industry standards.

Author Bio: A professional writer and an ardent blogger, Sampurna Majumder has been lending her knowhow to prominent websites like Shiksha.com by penning articles and blog posts on popular courses, educational trends and institutes like these.