Career in Bachelor of Architecture

Choosing a career option can be difficult if you do not have enough knowledge about this. It is always suggested by the Experts that, one must choose the career option as per their interest. Here in this article, I am sharing with you the complete details about the Career in Bachelor of Architecture. We will get to know here the course details, Career Prospects, Job Opportunities and what is the average salary one get as fresher after the completion of the course, etc

Bachelor of Architecture

The Bachelor of Architecture is an underrated stream in India. Most of the candidates after passing class 12th opts for IT Engineering, Doctor, or Defense (If from a science background) or CA, UPSC preparation (if from Commerce or Arts background), etc. Here we will see the career option after pursuing a Bachelor of Architecture commonly known as B.arch. To get detailed information about this, Check the complete blog in the below paragraphs.

What is Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch):

The architect is the actual creator of the building and amazing designs that we usually see in our daily lives. The B.Arch is an undergraduate course and the duration of the course is five years. After completing this undergraduate program, one can become an Architect. The architect works on the basis of their client’s demand. A Successful Architect has a Quality of a Designer, Professionalism as well as Entrepreneurship, etc. 

There are many courses available in the field of Architecture. One can go for the Diploma courses or Certificate courses other than the degree courses. But to make your career better and to earn better, It is always suggested to pursue Bachelor o Architecture. Now let’s eligibility Criteria requirement to apply for admission in this course. 

Important Highlights

Course level



5 years

Examination type

Semester system


10+2 with 50% marks

Average course fees

Rs 2-6 lakh

Average starting annual salary

Rs 2.5-5.5 lakh

Eligibility Criteria for Admission in B.Arch:

To apply for Admission in the B.Arch or commonly known as B.Arch. Here are the following criteria that must be fulfilled:

  • A candidate must have passed class 12th with Physics and Mathematics as a compulsory subject.
  • A candidate must have scored at least 50% marks in the class 12th board examination. 
  • A candidate who has passed class 10th and has 3 years of diploma in any stream is also eligible to apply for admission. 
  • For admission, one will have to appear for JEE Mains or NATA Examination. 
  • There is no defined age limit criteria have been set for this. But the age of the candidate should not be more than as per the Indian Education Standard. 

There is nothing much in the eligibility Criteria section. Now let’s see the admission process in the colleges for Bachelor of Architecture. 

Admission Process of Bachelor of Architecture:

The Admission process of the Government colleges and private colleges is different in nature. In order to get admission in the Government colleges or any reputed college, It is mandatory to clear the Entrance exam. Some exams are conducted by the Colleges themselves or the admission is done through the National Level or State level Examinations. Some entrance exams are for admission:

Well, there are some private colleges that offer admission through the Interview or through the Oral Examination. Some private colleges even offer admission directly with any entrance exam or Interview or test etc. The fees of private colleges are too much as compared to the Government colleges or other reputed colleges. Government colleges are always suggested for admission. 

The admission criteria of each college are different. While choosing any college for admission make sure to check their required eligibility Criteria as well as their admission process etc. Now let’s see the complete syllabus of the Bachelor of Architecture or B.Arch course. 

Syllabus of Bachelor of Architecture:

It is hard to share the complete syllabus of the B.Arch that is taught in the five years. Here I sharing the topics that will be covered during the five years of this course. There are so many micro-topics in this course. It is not possible to mention every micro-topic here. 

  • Building Construction
  • Theory of Structures
  • Building Science & Services
  • Building Management
  • Architecture Design
  • History of Architecture
  • Architectural Drawing
  • Computer & Software Lab
  • Workshop Practice
  • Architectural Appreciation
  • Theory of Settlement Planning
  • Design Applications
  • Training
  • Thesis Project
  • General Proficiency

The Syllabus of the private colleges and the Government or Semi-Government colleges are a bit different in nature. But there are lots of similarities in this. 

Top Colleges for B.Arch in India:

The name of the colleges that I am sharing here is not as First, Second, or Third. All the college names that are shared here have considered as the best college for Bachelor of Architecture last year. 

  • School of Planning and Architecture (SPA) Vijayawada
  • Parul University
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee
  • Amity University, Noida
  • Integral University, Lucknow
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • National Institute of Technology or NITs
  • Punjab University, Chandigarh
  • School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi
  • Government College of Architecture, Lucknow
  • Government Engineering College, Trichur 
  • Government College of Architecture & Sculpture, Mamallapuram

Well, I am not promoting any college here. I have shared the list of the college on the basis of their annual performance last year. As I said above that the admission criteria of each college are different. To get admission to the IITs, you will need to clear the JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) Mains. Whichever college you think is better for you, check their admission criteria on their official website. 

Career After Bachelor of Architecture:

After the completion of the degree courses, One has a number of opportunities in the Government sectors as well as in the private sectors. As an Architect, One can work in the office as well as on-site as well. Your Job is not limited to this field. You can work in the private sector or in the Government sector or can also work as freelancing or can open your own Office of consultancy. You can also go for the master’s degree program after the completion of the bachelor’s degree program. In the Master’s degree program, you will get to learn things in every deep. You can also go for the Ph.D. Well, After the Bachelor of Architecture, Government has vacancies in the following sectors:

  • Archaeological Department
  • National Building Organization
  • Ministry of Defense
  • Departments of Railways
  • Housing and Urban Development Corporation
  • Public Works Department
  • State Departments
  • Consultants
  • Local Bodies for construction works
  • Architecture Firms, etc.

As a fresher, You can work under the supervision of well-established Architects or firms to gain some practical knowledge. You can also work Lecture in Educational firms or Institute. Well, As a fresher, your job Profile could be the following:

  • Data Analyst
  • Architecture Designer
  • Architecture Engineer
  • Interior Designer
  • Architecture Draftsman
  • Staff Consultant
  • Technical Assistant
  • Project Assistant Manager
  • Manager
  • Sales/Business Development Manager
  • Architectural Assistant
  • Architectural Historian/Journalist
  • Art Director
  • Building Contractor
  • Landscape Architect etc. 

Top Recruiting Companies After B.Arch:

There are many private firms as well as semi-Government forms that recruit freshers. But Here are some tops recruiting companies that hire fresher and pay them a good amount as salary. 

  • Jones Lang LaSalle Meghraj
  • L&T
  • DLF
  • Jindals
  • Manchanda Associates
  • Architect Consultants
  • VSA Space Design (P) Ltd.
  • Edifice Architects Pvt. Ltd.
  • Chitra Vishwanath Architects
  • Sahara Group etc

Salary After Bachelor of Architecture:

The field of Architecture is very lucrative and known for Paying very well. if you work in the Private sector as fresher, You may get less salary at the beginning. But it would be definitely better after a few years of experience. In the Government firms, You can earn a good amount as fresher but for that, you will need to clear the competitive examination. On average, one can make around 4 lakhs to 5 lakhs per annum as fresher. After a few years, It can be between 8lakh to 20 lakhs or even more. depending upon your skills, knowledge as well as experience, etc. 

FAQs For Bachelor of Architecture

What are the required eligibility criteria for admission in B.Arch?

One must have passed class 12th with English and Mathematics with at least 50% Marks. 

Is there any age limit criteria for admission in B.Arch?

No, there is no defined age limit requirement but the age should not be more than 27 years old as per the Indian Education standard. 

What is the average salary after completing B.Arch?

One can earn somewhere between 4 to 5 lakhs per annum as freshers. The Government firms pay a bit better to the fresher as compared to the private companies. 

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Dasharath Maurya