Master of Architecture in India

Master of Architecture in India

Master of Architecture in India
Banita KhanalFri Jan 28 2022

Master of Architecture in India is a 2  years postgraduate degree that helps students to acquire an architectural licence. One should pass the B. Arch (Bachelor of Architecture) to apply for M.Arch.

Architecture course includes the study of planning, designing and executing the residential as well as commercial infrastructure.    

M.Arch in India offers a number of specializations such as Environmental Architecture, Regional Planning, Rural Architecture, Sustainable Architecture,  Landscape Architecture, Green Architecture, Naval Architecture, etc.

The curriculum of M.Arch in India is regulated by the council of Architecture in the country. 

About the Course 

Name of the course 

Master of Architecture (M.Arch)

Duration 

2 Years 

Level

Postgraduate 

Eligibility 

B.Arch with aggregate 50 %

Entrance Exam

GATE, CEED, MAH MArch CET

Course Fee (Average)

1-2 Lakhs 

Salary (Average)

2- 10 Lakhs 

Why Study M.Arch in India?

Following are the reasons why one should choose to study M.Arch in India: 

  • Demand for Architecture is rising day by day, creating a huge job market for Architecture graduates. 
  • The M.Arch course in India is very much industry oriented. 
  • M.Arch in India is project-based experiential learning. 
  • Being an Architecture is a very fulfilling career for someone who enjoys exploring the world of Architecture and Design

Top Colleges For M. Arch in India 

Below is the list of the top 10 M.Arch Colleges in India according to the latest  NIRF Ranking 

Rank

Name of College 

Location 

1

Indian Institute of Technology  

Roorkee  

2

National Institute of Technology 

Kozhikode

3

Indian Institute of Technology

Kharagpur   

4

School of Planning and Architecture    

New Delhi 

5

Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology University

Ahmedabad    

6

School of Planning and Architecture

Bhopal  

7

National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli   

Tiruchirappalli  

8

School of Planning and Architecture

Vijayawada     

9

Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology   

Shibpur 

10

Jamia Millia Islamia

New Delhi

Eligibility Criteria for M.Arch in India 

Document checklist 

The documents required at the time of admission in Master of Architecture in India are:

  • The transcripts of your previous courses
  • Scan a copy of your passport
  • Entrance Test scores
  • Motivation letter or personal statement
  • A document indicating your financial situation

Academic Eligibility 

The academic qualifications needed for getting admission for M.Arch in India are:

  • Students must have passed BArch in India or its international equivalent from a recognized institution 
  • Student must have scored aggregate 50% marks in Bachelors 
  • Students must have qualified for the Entrance Examination 

Let's have a look at the various types of entrance exams in India for M.Arch 

Exam Name  

Details 

GATE 

  • Mode: Computer Based 
  • Nature of questions: Recall, Comprehension, Application, Analysis Synthesis 

OJEE

  • Nature of questions: Engineering, Mathematics, Arithmetic, Logical Reasoning 

CEED

  • Mode: Computer- Based, Pen- Paper Based 
  • Conducting Body: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)

TS PGECET 

  • Mode: Computer-Based 
  • Question Type: Multiple Choice Questions 

TANCET

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice Questions 

CUCET

  • Mode: Computer Based, Pen - Paper Based 
  • Question Type: Multiple Choice Questions 

Karnataka PGCET 

  • Conducting Body: Karnataka Examinations Authority
  • Mode: Offline  

MAH M.Arch CET

  • Mode: Online/ Offline 
  • Question Nature: Objective type 

TANCET

  • Questions Type: Multiple Type
  • Exam Language: English 

Colleges with Fees  for M.Arch in India  

Below are some colleges with their respective Fee Structure 

Name of the College 

Course Available 

Fees (Whole Course)

Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

M.Arch. Architecture Pedagogy

M.Arch. Building Services

M.Arch. Health Architecture

M.Arch. Recreation Architecture

M.Arch. Urban Regeneration

80,500

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee 

M.Arch. 

45,760

School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), Bhopal

M.Arch. Urban Design

M.Arch.  Conservation

2,00,000

School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), New Delhi

M. Arch. Urban Design

M.Arch.Landscape Architecture  

1,47,400

BMS College of Architecture, Bengaluru

M.Arch.Habitat design

1,60,000

Amity University, Noida 

M.Arch. 

4,80,000

Manipal Institute of Architecture and Planning, Manipal

M.Arch in Urban Design & Development (M.Arch-UDD)

3,10,000

Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurugram

M.Arch.  

1,90,000

Scope and Future Prospects of M.Arch in India 

If an M.Arch. degree holder wishes to continue his/her studies further, then they can enrol in M.Phil or Master of Philosophy in Architectural and Settlement Conservation.

A person who has completed M.Arch in India is qualified to work in a field like -  Architectural Planning and  Design or he/ she can start their own architectural design and planning firm. 

M.Arch degree holder in India is qualified to work in:

  • Railway Department
  • Publishing Houses
  • Town and Country Planning Firms
  • Educational Institutions etc. 

Job Title with Average Salary 

Some of the popular jobs and their respected salaries after completing Master of Architecture in India are as follows. 

Job Title 

Average Annual Salary (Lakhs)

Design Architect

INR 5.1 

Project Architect

INR 7.7 

Architect (beside Landscape or Naval)

INR 5.7

Urban Designer

INR 5.6

Senior Project Architect

INR 8.5 

Project Manager, Architecture

INR 16.4 

Landscape Architect

INR 4.6 

Interior Designer

INR 3.5

Building Inspector

INR 7.2 

Urban Planner

INR 5.2

Placement for M.Arch. in India 

A M.Arch. degree of India is recognized worldwide, this has made students from India move abroad and work in other countries like - Switzerland, Norway, Vietnam, Australia, Saudi Arabia, China and Brazil. 

Generally, a person who has completed M.Arch from India works as Structural Engineer, Production Designer, Interior and Spatial Designer, Historic Building Inspector, Research Architect, Industrial Designer and Building Surveyor

The top companies hiring M.Arch. from India are - Gensler, Kohn Pederson Fox, Smith Group, HKS, CallisonRTKL, HDR, Perkins & Will, HOK and Jacobs.

The below table shows the details about M.Arch. Placement in India 

Name of the university 

Placement Details 

Jamia Millia Islamia 

  • Average Salary: 6.6 lac annually
  • Placement in top firms in India and around the globe 

SPA

  • Placement in Companies like - Gensler, IBI Group, Jacobs, SITE and DLF 

SSAA

  • Placement in Companies like - Toppr, Decathlon, Oyo rooms, Jaro education, Wipro etc

ASAP

  • Placement at companies like Semac, Arcop, Design forum of Architects, Enarch consultants, Sparrow, Studio 919 architects etc.
  • Salary range: 4.5-5.5 lakhs

GIATP

  • Both on-campus and off-campus placement

DCRUST

  • Placement at highly ranked firms

M.Arch In India OR Abroad

The following table compares Masters of Architecture in India or abroad (USA, Australia & Canada) based on the following parameters: 

Parameters 

M.Arch. in India 

M.Arch Abroad 

Course Name

Master of Architecture (M.Arch)

Master of Architecture (M.Arch)

MSc. in Architecture 

Duration 

2 Years 

2 -3 Years 

Eligibility

  • Bachelor degree in Architecture or equivalent with 50 % aggregate marks 
  • Qualify the Entrance Exam   
  • Bachelor of Architecture 
  • GRE/ GMAT Test Score 
  • Minimum 80 TOEFL
  • Minimum 6.5 IELTS

Course Fees 

INR 3 to 5 Lakhs (whole Course) 

16,500 USD to 55,600 USD per year

Placements 

Yes 

Not Always 

 

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