Updated on Jun 5, 2023 17:13 IST

Top Architecture Colleges in India 2023

What’s new at Architecture Colleges in India? The last date to apply for NATA 2023 has been extended. Candidates can now access the NATA 2023 application form for the second and third tests latest by May 24 and Jun 27, respectively. 

There are around 860 Architecture colleges in India that offer courses in full-time, part-time, distance-learning, virtual classroom and online mode of study. These colleges provide degree, diploma and certificate courses. Out of these, the top 29 Architecture colleges in India ranked by NIRF offer degree courses in a full-time mode of study. Among these, 17 are Public and the rest 12 are Private.

Top Architecture Colleges in India Highlights

India is home to some of the top-rated colleges/ universities to pursue Architecture courses like Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Kharagpur), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Roorkee), National Institute of Technology (NIT Calicut), School of Planning and Architecture (SPA Delhi), Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST Shibpur), School of Planning and Architecture (SPA Bhopal), National Institute of Technology (NIT Trichy), School of Planning and Architecture (SPA Vijayawada), Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI, Delhi), etc.

Particulars

Parameters

No. of Colleges

29

Fee

< INR 1 lakh: 3

INR 2-3 lakh: 4

INR 3-5 lakh: 1

 > INR 5 lakh: 19

Admission Process

Entrance Based: NATAJEE Main, etc.

Top Architecture Colleges in India: Eligibility Criteria

Candidates can pursue degree and diploma Architecture courses at UG, PG, and PhD levels.

  • Degree Architecture courses:Candidates can pursue a BArch or M.Arch degree or PhD at UG, PG and doctorate levels.
  • Diploma Architecture courses: A diploma course is a three- years Architecture programme which can be pursued after passing Class 10 with at least 55% aggregate score.

Popular Exams Accepted by Top Architecture Colleges in India

For admissions to architecture colleges in India, Candidates must qualify some of the exams and they are:

  • NATA: The Council of Architecture (CoA) administers the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA), a national entrance exam, to applicants for admission to undergraduate degrees in architecture (5-year BArch). Candidates might choose to take one or all of the tests.
  • JEE Main: For admission to BE/BTech, BArch, and BPlan programmes at NITs, IIITs, and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs), as well as institutions/universities supported/recognized by participating State Governments, the Joint Entrance Test, or JEE Main, is held. JEE Main serves as a condition for JEE Advanced, a test used to determine admission to IITs. JEE Main Session 2 exam is being held on 6 Apr '23- 15 Apr '23. Candidates preparing for the exam can check JEE Main previous years papers for preparation and information about the exam. It is recommended that exam candidates practise JEE Main past years papers for at least ten years. Students will have a better understanding of the exam's numerous components, including the topics that are frequently included in exams and the level of difficulty of the exam. For more Preparation Candidates must visit: JEE Main 2023 Preparations TIPS from FIIT JEE Expert

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Top Architecture Colleges in India NIRF Ranking 2022

National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranks colleges every year. The ranking is based on various parameters and changes year on year depending on college universities and performances. Following is a college of top architecture colleges in India ranked by NIRF with the past three years:

College Name

NIRF 2021

NIRF 2022

NIRF 2023

IIT Roorkee

1

1

1

NIT Calicut

2

2

2

IIT Kharagpur

3

3

3

NIT Trichy

7

5

4

SPA Delhi

4

4

5

List of Top Public and Private Architecture Colleges in India

There are 17 Public and 12 Private top Architecture colleges in India.

List of Top Public Architecture Colleges in India

Below table showing list of public colleges with their annual fees:

Public Colleges

Total Tuition Fee

IIT Roorkee

INR 10 lakh

NIT Calicut

INR 6.25 lakh

IIT Kharagpur

INR 50,000

SPA Delhi

INR 2.70 lakh

NIT Trichy

INR 6.25 lakh

List of Top Private Architecture Colleges in India

Below table showing list of private colleges with their annual fees:

Private Colleges

Total Tuition Fee

SRM IST

INR 13.75 lakh

LPU

INR 12 lakh

Manipal School of Architecture and Planning

INR 12.60 lakh

BMS College of Architecture

INR 11.10 lakh

CU

INR 10.50 lakh

Top Architecture Colleges in India: Exam Dates

Take a look at important dates of exams accepted by Top Architecture colleges in India: 

Exam

Date

Schedule

NATA Exam

3 Jun '23

NATA Schedule

Top Architecture Colleges in India: Ownership Type

Below table shows the number of colleges owned by private, public and public private sector.

Ownership

Number of Colleges

Private

17

Public

12

Location-wise Top Ranked Architecture Colleges in India

There are almost 30 top Ranked Architecture colleges in India. Out of which, Tamil Nadu have the maximum number of top ranked architecture colleges in India. Refer to the table below states having maximum number of colleges:

States

No. of Colleges

Tamil Nadu

5
Punjab

3

Delhi/NCR

3

ROI of Top Architecture Colleges in India

ROI describes the benefit a student will reap in form of placement amount after paying for the course they have perused. In the education, the ROI means placement package received at the end of the course.

IIT Roorkee offers highest package in comparison to total tuition fee.

Below listed top Architecture colleges in India with their annual fees and annual salary package.

College Name

Total Tuition Fee

Average Salary Package

IIT Roorkee

INR 10 lakh

INR 10 LPA

IIT Kharagpur

INR 50,000

INR 12.62 LPA

NIT Calicut

INR 6.25 lakh

INR 3.50 LPA

SPA Delhi

INR 2.70 lakh

INR 6 LPA

Top Recruiters for Architecture Students

Below is the list of Top Recruiters for top architecture in India along with their placement ratings and few top companies that recruit graduates.

College Name

Total Tuition Fee

Average Salary Package

IIT Kharagpur

4.5

Google, Microsoft, IBM, Intel, Uber, etc.

NIT Trichy

4.4

Google, ITC, Infosys, Intel, Samsung, etc. 

IIT Roorkee

4.3

Amazon, ONGC, ICICI Bank, Flipkart, Uber, etc.

NIT Calicut

4.0

Accenture, Infosys, IBM, Google, etc. 

Note: Above Statistics are based on latest data.

How Affordable is studying Architecture in India?

 It is estimated that studying architecture in India is expensive. 20 colleges have their annual fee ranging > INR 5 lakh and some of them are IIT Roorkee, NIT Trichy, NIT Calicut, IIEST Shibpur, VNIT Nagpur.

Below table showing number of colleges with their annual fee:

Fee Range

No. of Colleges

< INR 1 lakh

3

INR 1-2 lakh

4

INR 3-5 lakh

1

> INR 5 lakh

19

Which are the most popular exams accepted by Top Architecture Colleges in India?

The most popular exams accepted by top architecture colleges in India are NATA, JEE Main, JEE Advanced, KEAM, etc., for admission to architecture courses.

Below is table showing exams accepted by number of colleges:

Exams

No. of Colleges

NATA

29

JEE MAIN

17

DASA UG

6

Top Architecture Colleges in India: Cut Off

Tabulated below the cut offs of Top Architecture colleges in India:

College Cut Off

IIT Roorkee Cut Off

NIT Calicut Cut Off

IIT Kharagpur Cut Off

SPA Delhi Cut Off

NIT Trichy Cut Off

IIEST Shibpur Cut Off

SPA Vijayawada Cut Off

VNIT Nagpur Cut Off

JMI Cut Off

Top Architecture Colleges in India: Compare

Tabulated below the comparison of other Top Architecture colleges in India:

Compare

IIT Roorkee Compare

NIT Calicut Compare

IIT Kharagpur Compare

SPA Delhi Compare

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Location

Total Fees

Rating

Ownership

Exams Accepted

1
NIRF ' 23
IIT Roorkee - Indian Institute of Technology
4.5

Placements

4.3

Infrastructure

4.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.7

Value for Money

4.5
(484)
Fees: 10.00 Lakh
Salary : 10.00 Lakh
1
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
2
NIRF ' 23
NIT Calicut - National Institute of Technology
4.1

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

3.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.3
(298)
Fees: 6.25 Lakh
Salary : 3.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
3
NIRF ' 23
IIT Kharagpur - Indian Institute of Technology
4.5

Placements

4.5

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.7

Value for Money

4.6
(431)
Fees: 50,000
Salary : 12.62 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
4
NIRF ' 23
NIT Trichy - National Institute of Technology
4.4

Placements

4.4

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.6
(308)
Fees: 6.25 Lakh
Salary : 6.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
5
NIRF ' 23
SPA Delhi - School of Planning and Architecture
3.7

Placements

3.2

Infrastructure

2.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.3
(34)
Fees: 2.70 Lakh
Salary : 6.00 Lakh
2
India Today ' 21
2
Outlook ' 19
6
NIRF ' 23
Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics, Jamia Millia Islamia
4.4

Placements

4.2

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.8

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

4.8
(11)
Fees: 55,750
4
India Today ' 21
4
Outlook ' 19
7
NIRF ' 23
CEPT University
4.3

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.5

Crowd & Campus Life

4.7

Value for Money

4.1
(29)
Fees: 17.44 Lakh
Salary : 5.20 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
8
NIRF ' 23
NIT Rourkela - National Institute of Technology
4.3

Placements

4.1

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.6

Value for Money

4.3
(524)
Fees: 6.25 Lakh
Salary : 6.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
9
NIRF ' 23
Zakir Husain College of Engineering and Technology, Aligarh Muslim University
4.3

Placements

3.5

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.8
(198)
Salary : 4.21 Lakh
11
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
10
NIRF ' 23
IIEST Shibpur - Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology
4.1

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

3.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.2
(282)
Fees: 6.25 Lakh
Salary : 3.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
11
NIRF ' 23
SPA Bhopal - School of Planning and Architecture
4.1

Placements

3.1

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.5

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.6
(14)
Fees: 2.50 Lakh
Salary : 9.90 Lakh
5
India Today ' 21
6
Outlook ' 19
12
NIRF ' 23
VNIT Nagpur - Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology
4.1

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.0
(306)
Fees: 6.25 Lakh
Salary : 5.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
13
NIRF ' 23
MNIT Jaipur - Malaviya National Institute of Technology
4.2

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.2
(647)
Fees: 6.25 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
14
NIRF ' 23
SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai
4.0

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.8

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

3.7
(1803)
Fees: 13.75 Lakh
Salary : 6.40 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
15
NIRF ' 23
Chandigarh University (CU)
4.2

Placements

4.2

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.1
(3598)
Fees: 10.50 Lakh
Salary : 3.45 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
16
NIRF ' 23
LPU - Lovely Professional University
4.3

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.1
(4229)
Fees: 12.00 Lakh
Salary : 7.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
17
NIRF ' 23
College of Engineering, Trivandrum
4.5

Placements

4.3

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.7

Value for Money

4.7
(160)
Fees: 43,250
Salary : 7.20 Lakh
22
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
18
NIRF ' 23
SPA Vijayawada - School of Planning and Architecture
4.1

Placements

3.4

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.5
(20)
Fees: 2.13 Lakh
Salary : 4.56 Lakh
6
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
19
NIRF ' 23
NIT Patna - National Institute of Technology
3.9

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

3.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

3.9

Value for Money

4.1
(336)
Fees: 6.25 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
20
NIRF ' 23
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
3.9

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.7

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

3.7
(589)
Fees: 17.30 Lakh
Salary : 3.18 Lakh
8
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
21
NIRF ' 23
BMS College of Architecture
3.6

Placements

3.0

Infrastructure

3.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.7

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

3.8
(6)
Fees: 11.10 Lakh
Salary : 2.40 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
22
NIRF ' 23
Nirma University
4.1

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.0
(668)
Fees: 10.97 Lakh
Salary : 3.60 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
23
NIRF ' 23
Ramaiah Institute of Technology
4.2

Placements

4.1

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.1
(362)
Salary : 1.44 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
24
NIRF ' 23
MANIT - Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology
4.0

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

3.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.7

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.1
(537)
Fees: 7.20 Lakh
Salary : 4.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
25
NIRF ' 23
Manipal School of Architecture and Planning, Manipal Academy of Higher Education
4.0

Placements

3.1

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.9

Value for Money

3.6
(8)
Fees: 12.60 Lakh
Salary : 3.20 Lakh
9
India Today ' 21
7
Outlook ' 19
26
NIRF ' 23
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University
3.8

Placements

3.2

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.6

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

3.7
(78)
Fees: 6.60 Lakh
Salary : 2.34 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
27
NIRF ' 23
Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute
3.7

Placements

3.2

Infrastructure

3.9

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.7

Crowd & Campus Life

3.9

Value for Money

3.6
(168)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 9.20 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
28
NIRF ' 23
NIT Hamirpur - National Institute of Technology
4.1

Placements

3.7

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.8

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.1
(332)
Fees: 6.25 Lakh
Salary : 5.00 Lakh
14
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
29
NIRF ' 23
Chandigarh College of Architecture
4.7

Placements

4.3

Infrastructure

4.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.7

Crowd & Campus Life

5.0

Value for Money

5.0
(3)
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
3
Outlook ' 19

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FAQs

Q. How many top ranked architecture colleges in India?

A. There are around 860 Architecture colleges in India that offer these courses in full-time, part-time, distance-learning, virtual classroom and online mode of study. These colleges provide degree, diploma and certificate courses. Out of these, the top 29 Architecture colleges in India ranked by NIRF offer degree courses in a full-time mode of study. Among these, 17 are Public and the rest 12 are Private.

Q. What is the eligibility criteria for top architecture colleges in India?

A. Candidates can pursue degree and diploma Architecture courses at UG, PG, and PhD levels.

  • Degree Architecture courses:Candidates can pursue a BArch or M. Arch degree or PhD at UG, PG and doctorate levels.
  • Diploma Architecture courses:Diploma course is a three years Architecture programme which can be pursued after passing Class 10 with at least 55% aggregate score.

Q. Which are the best top government architecture colleges in India?

A. The best top government architecture colleges in India are listed below with total course fee:

Public Colleges

Total Tuition Fee

IIT Roorkee

INR 10 lakh

NIT Calicut

INR 6.25 lakh

IIT Kharagpur

INR 50,000

SPA Delhi

INR 3.70 lakh

Q. Which college has the highest placement for architecture in India?

A. The college has the highest placement for architecture in India with their annual salary package are listed below along with their total course fee and average salary package:

College Name

Total Tuition Fee

Average Salary Package

IIT Roorkee

INR 10 lakh

INR 10 LPA

IIT Kharagpur

INR 50,000

INR 12.62 LPA

NIT Calicut

INR 6.25 lakh

INR 3.50 LPA

SPA Delhi

INR 2.70 lakh

INR 6 LPA

Q. What is the estimated fee for top ranked architecture colleges in India?

A. It is estimated that studying architecture in India is expensive. Nearly, 19 colleges have their annual fee ranging > INR 5 lakh and some of them are:

  • IIT Roorkee
  • NIT Trichy
  • NIT Calicut
  • IIEST Shibpur
  • VNIT Nagpur

Q. What are the various exams accepted by top ranked architecture colleges in India?

A. Most of the colleges offering Bachelor of Architecture courses accept admissions based on the entrance test that is either conducted in-house or accept scores of the national level architecture aptitude entrance exams. The most popular exams accepted by top architecture colleges in India are NATA, JEE Main, JEE Advanced, KEAM, etc., for admission to architecture courses.

Q. What are the job opportunities after I complete an Architecture course from India?

A. Yes, there are several job opportunities for students who complete an Architecture course from India. Some of them are listed below:

  • Architect
  • Architecture Designer
  • Architecture Engineer
  • Interior Designer

Q. Which is the No 1 college for BArch in India?

A. There are many top government and private engineering colleges which offer Architecture programmes. India has about the top 29 Architecture colleges ranked by NIRF offer degree courses in a full-time mode of study. The best colleges for BArch in India are IIT Roorkee, NIT Trichy, NIT Calicut, IIT Kharagpur, SPA Delhi, SRM IST, LPU, Manipal School of Architecture and Planning, BMS College Architecture, IIEST Shibpur, VNIT Nagpur, SPA Bhopal, and many more

Q. Does B Arch have a scope?

A. You can work as an architect, architectural assistant, architectural historian/journalist, project assistant manager, architectural designer, architect-engineer, building contractor, or an interior designer after completing your B. Arch course. Compared to B. Tech, Arch is far more difficult but provides with competitive remuneration. Only those with strong physical stamina, patience, responsibility, creative thinking, and sketching abilities should pursue a degree in architecture.

Q. Which state is famous for Architect?

A. There are almost 30 top Ranked Architecture colleges in India. Out of which, Tamil Nadu have the maximum number of top ranked architecture colleges in India. Refer to the table below states having maximum number of colleges:

States

No. of Colleges

Tamil Nadu

5
Punjab

3

Delhi/NCR

3

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