Last updated: 26 Aug 2020
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Architecture is the design of buildings, groups of buildings and often the space between the buildings. But the scope of architecture goes well beyond just the drawing board. Architecture takes the imagination and the ability to order ideas and communicate them clearly, creatively, a keen interest in human behaviour, the habitat and the natural environment and problem- solving skills.
M.Arch is a 2-years post graduate programme that is divided into 4-semesters. The course prepares the students in basic planning and its applications in daily life. The course explores on an advanced level, the goals of sustained development, planning and urban and rural, physical and social dimensions. The course essentially involves concepts of planning architecture and design fundamentals. It incorporates elements of both rural and urban infrastructure, imparted through professional oriented curriculum.
There are various specialisations under this domain like Landscape Architecture, Green Architecture, Naval Architecture and many more.
The B.Arch students who have scored 50% aggregate in their degree from recognised university are eligible to apply for M.Arch programme.
The students with relevant qualifications can join the M.Arch course by two modes. The first one is Merit based admission and the second one is Direct admission.
Let’s discuss in detail
The students who are interested to join M.Arch degree should mandatorily appear for NATA/PGCET/JEE Main Paper 2 or institutional-based entrance exams and undergo counselling to choose their desired colleges for merit seats. The architecture college allots the merit seats to the students according to their rankings and marks obtained by them in their entrance exams and marks scored in B.Arch course
There are two types of counselling for the M.Arch students
1. Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) Counselling
The students who are interested to join the government architecture colleges and other architectural colleges affiliated to the government should undergo the counselling procedures of Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA).
The students who intend to join for the merit seats under government quota are required to complete the NATA/PGCET/JEE Main Paper 2 counselling procedures and join for the M.Arch programme in their chosen colleges. The architectural colleges under the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) are affiliated to the Visveswaraya Technological University (VTU).
2. NATA/JEE Counselling
The students who are interested to join the private autonomous architecture colleges and deemed universities that are affiliated to the Council of Architecture (COA) and All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) are required to apply for the NATA/JEE Main Paper 2 counselling procedures. The students should qualify the NATA/JEE Main Paper 2 counselling procedures to get admission to their desired private autonomous architecture colleges or deemed universities for architecture programme.
The students have another option of getting admission to M.Arch course by direct admission process. Under this mode of admission, the students are given direct admission to their desired colleges under management quota. The direct admission students enjoy many special privileges like that they are not required to apply for any entrance exam for getting admissions. They have an option to choose their desired colleges and universities and book their seats in advance even before the starting of the academic year. The students who are interested in direct admissions are required to contact Galaxy Educational Services for more details.
The students of M.Arch will be studying the following subjects in their M.Arch course duration
|Sl. No.||Subjects of Study|
|1||Architectural Design Studio|
|2||Contemporary Architecture Theories and Trends|
|4||Computer Applications in Architecture and Planning|
|5||Resource Conserving Architecture|
|7||Building Byelaws & Professional Practice|
|8||Low- Cost Building & Techniques|
|9||Advanced Landscape Design|
|10||Research Techniques in Architecture & Planning|
|11||Advanced Building Technologies|
|13||Traditional and Contemporary Landscapes|
|14||Sustainable and Green Building Design|
|15||Urban Design Studio|
|16||Landscape Ecology and Planning|
|17||Emerging Practices in Housing|
|18||Research Methodologies and Architecture|
|19||Architecture and Critical Theory|
|20||Advanced Architectural Design|
The scope of architecture has varied applications. It is interdisciplinary in nature. The M.Arch graduates can find lucrative job roles in different areas. They are hired in construction firms, architectural firms, government and private organisations. They can further join a PhD course to have an in-depth study in the subject. They can even join as lecturers in various architecture colleges and take up teaching.
Some of the important job roles available are:
The fresh M.Arch postgraduates will be easily earning around 6 lakhs to 8 lakhs per annum. The experienced professionals will be earning around 10 lakhs to 15 lakhs per annum. The salaries depend upon the location and recruiter.
Some of the organisations hiring M.Arch students are:
Although M.Arch is the extension of the B.Arch, the demand is always there for well-qualified professionals in every field. The M.Arch students are also handsomely paid by the organisations. The demand is always increasing for architecture professionals.