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All you should know about B.Arch Course


All you should know about B.Arch Course

Last updated: 07 Oct 2020

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What is Architecture?

Architecture is the art and technique of designing and building, as distinguished from the skills associated with construction. The practice of architecture is employed to fulfil both practical and expressive requirements and thus it serves both utilitarian and aesthetic ends. Although these two ends may be distinguished, they cannot be separated and the relative weight given to each can vary widely.

Few lines about B.Arch Course  

B.Arch course is a 5-year undergraduate programme that is divided into 10 semesters. The course is designed to produce licensed and professional architects who are authorised to do private constructions and government constructions. The course involves the study of activity of designing models of building, preparing construction’s blueprint and other physical structure of any land and building.

The course mainly focuses on the development of the skills which are required to become an architect. The course will train the students about the process of construction of commercial buildings, malls, complexes, highways and civil construction by applying their innovative ideas and analytical skills.

Eligibility for B.Arch Course

The students who have passed PUC or 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics as core subjects with 50% aggregate from recognised board are eligible to apply for B.Arch course.

Admission Procedures

The students with relevant qualifications can join B.Arch course by two modes. The first one is Merit based admission and the second one is Direct admission.

Let’s discuss in detail

Merit Admission

The students who are interested to join B.Arch degree should mandatorily appear for NATA/CET/JEE 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 PUC or 10+2. 

There are two types of counselling for the B.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/CET counselling procedures and join for the B.Arch programme in their chosen colleges. The architectural colleges under the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) are affiliated to the Visveswaraya Technological University (VTU).

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 counselling procedures. The students should qualify the NATA/JEE counselling procedures to get admission to their desired private autonomous architecture colleges or deemed universities for architecture programme. 

Direct Admission  

The students have another option of getting admission to B.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.

Course Curriculum for B.Arch Course

The students of B.Arch course will be studying the following subjects during their course duration

Sl No

Subjects of Study

1.

Architectural Design

2.

Visual Arts and Basic Design

3.

Computer Application

4.

Building Construction

5.

Theory of Structures

6.

Environmental Studies

7.

Model making and Worksheets

8.

Human Settlement and Vernacular Architecture

9.

Professional Communication

10.

Climate Responsive Design

11.

Surveying and Levelling

12.

History of Architecture

13.

Sociology & Culture

14.

Water, Waste and Sanitation

15.

Site Planning and Landscape Studies

16.

Art and Architectural Appreciation

17.

Electrification, lightning and Acoustics

18.

Solar Active and Passive Systems

19.

HVAC, Mech Mobility and Fire Safety

20.

Energy System and Renewables

21.

Design Methodology

22.

Green Systems Integration

23.

Sustainable Urban Habitats

24.

Specifications & Contracts

25.

Contemporary Architecture

26.

Architectural Theories

27.

Urban Design Studies

28.

Architectural Design

Career and Scope

After successfully completing the B.Arch degree, one can either look for employment opportunities in order to gain experience or can further pursue an M.Arch degree. The B.Arch students can even start their architectural firms and work for clients.

Job Roles available after B.Arch

Some of the important job roles are:

  • Interior Designer
  • Architecture Draftsman
  • Architecture Manager
  • Architectural Assistant
  • Principal Architect

Salary and Emoluments

As a fresh B.Arch graduate one can easily earn around 4 lakhs to 6 lakhs per annum. The experienced professionals will be earning around 6 lakhs to 10 lakhs per annum.

Top organisations hiring B.Arch students

Some of the top organisations hiring B.Arch students are:

  • L&T
  • Sobha Developers
  • Puravankara
  • Prestige Developers
  • Embassy Builders
  • DLF Constructions
  • Brigade Group

Final Words

Architecture is gaining a lot of interest in today’s era. With more and more construction companies emerging with new projects the demand for the skilled architecture professionals has also increased. The architecture students are required in all the types of building like commercial, residential, factories, etc. The demand is increasing day by day and the companies are ready to offer handsome salaries for the skilled B.Arch students. The B.Arch students can even start their own firms and work for clients.

The students who are passionate about constructing buildings can join the B.Arch course and earn a decent living with excellent salary packages and also experience good career growth in the industry.

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