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Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch.)

Course Overview

The process of planning, designing and supervising construction of buildings or any civil structures is Architecture. Building first evolved out of the dynamics between needs and means. As human cultures developed and knowledge began to be formalized through oral traditions and practices, building became a craft, and "architecture" is the name given to the most highly formalized and respected versions of the craft. Historically, the great structures built across the world are considered as cultural symbols and great works of art and design, and architectural achievements.

A work of architecture will have the characteristics like suitability to use, stability and permanence, and communication of experience and idea through its form. Architecture began the first time humans built anything to live in. Stonehenge was built 3000 years ago, pyramid in Egypt was built in 2789 BC, and the great wall of china was built around 25 BC. The earliest surviving written work on the subject of architecture is De architectura, by the Roman architect Vitruvius in the early 1st century AD.

The architecture of India is rooted in its history, culture and religion. Indian architecture progressed with time and assimilated the many influences that came as a result of India's global discourse with other regions of the world throughout its millennia-old past. The architectural methods practiced in India are a result of examination and implementation of its established building traditions and outside cultural interactions. Though old, this Eastern tradition has also incorporated modern values as India became a modern nation state. The economic reforms of 1991 further bolstered the urban architecture of India as the country became more integrated with the world's economy. Traditional Vastu Shastra remains influential in India's architecture during the contemporary era.

According to current demand for architects, India needs more than 10,000 trained professionals in various government and private organizations. Ample working opportunities are available for architects who have specialization in one segment or the other. Numerous internationally acclaimed construction and real estate development companies provide employment opportunities to candidates who are willing to explore career outside India.

A number of colleges and institutes imparting education in architecture in India have come up in last six decades to meet the demand for trained architects.

The School of Architecture at REVA UNIVERSITY offers Council of Architects of India (COA) approved bachelor programme in Architecture to create motivated, innovative, thinking and creative graduates to fill the roles as Architect, Architecture Designer, Architectural Engineer or Interior Designer.

Indian economy is experiencing an upward growth right from the beginning of 21st century except for a short stint during the mid of present decade. The per capita earning of an average Indian is rising and there is rapid urbanization. Also, Government is investing heavily on infrastructure development projects resulting in demand for significant number of architects.

The B.Arch., curriculum developed by the faculty at the School of Architecture, is outcome based and it imbibes required theoretical concepts and practical skills in the domain. By undergoing this programme, students develop critical, innovative, creative thinking and problem solving abilities for a smooth transition from academic to real-life work environment. In addition, students are trained in art, communication skills and interdisciplinary topics to enhance their scope. The above mentioned features of the programme, advanced teaching and learning resources, and experience of the faculty members with their strong connections with construction sector makes this programme unique.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The programme helps to develop critical, innovative, creative and problem solving skills amongst its graduates. The programme makes the graduates employable as architecture designers. With further acquisition of higher level degrees help the graduates to pursue a career in academics or scientific organisations as a researcher.

The Programme Educational Objectives are to prepare the students to:

  • practice the profession of Architecture Designer
  • act as administrators in public, private and government organisations or business administrators with further training and education
  • pursue masters and doctoral research degrees to work in colleges, universities as professors or as scientists in research establishments

Programme Outcomes (POs)

After undergoing this programme, a student will be able to:

  • Design buildings and structural monuments
  • Suggest modern materials and methods of construction
  • Supervise construction of building and structures
  • Design interiors for comfort living with enhanced aesthetics
  • Assimilate knowledge of history, culture, environment, sustainability concepts while designing buildings
  • Operate commercially available software tools for designing building, structures, interiors and landscapes
  • Work as a member of a building construction project team
  • Communicate across teams verbally, visually and by writing
  • Conduct himself as a responsible citizen
  • Choose appropriate online programmes for further learning, participate in seminars and conferences

Course Curriculum

First Year

Semester I
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1 Basic Designand Visual Art
2 Structural systems and Building construction-I
3 Architectural Representation-I
4 History of Architecture - I
5 Environmental Studies
6 Technical English I
Semester II
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1 Architectural Design I
2 Structural systems and Building construction-II
3 Architectural Representation-II
4 History of Architecture II
5 Model Making
6 Technical English II
7 Constitution of India

Second Year

Semester III
Sr. No Course Title
1 Architectural Design - II
2 Structural systems and building construction-III
3 Music/Dance/Theatre /Yoga /Sports
4 Building Services-I
5 History of Architecture- III -Hindu and Buddhist Architecture
6 Site survey and planning
7 Computer applications in Architectural design -I
Semester IV
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1 Architectural Design - III
2 Structural systems and building construction-IV
3 Climatology
4 Building Services -II
5 Housing
6 History of Architecture –IV Islamic Architecture
7 Computer applications in Architectural design -II

Third Year

Semester V
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1 Architectural Design - IV
2 Structural systems and building construction-V
3 Energy efficient Design
4 Building services III
5 Theory of Architecture
6 History of Architecture IV-Contemporary Period
7 Entrepreneurship development
Semester VI
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1 Architectural Design - V
2 Structural systems and building construction-VI
3 Estimation and Costing
4 Building Services-IV
5 Architectural research writing
6 Urban Planning
7 Advanced Software/Parametric modeling/Building Automation

Fourth Year

Semester VII
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1 Architectural Design - VI
2 Working Drawings
3 Professional Practice
4 Interior Design
5 Vernacular Architecture
6 Sustainable Architecture
7 Open Electives : (Click here)
Semester VIII
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1 Practical Training
2 Certification course

Fifth Year

Semester IX
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1 Architectural Design - VII
2 Pre-Thesis
3 Professional elective : (Click here)
4 Professional elective : (Click here)
5 Professional elective : (Click here)
6 Soft Skills
Semester X
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1 Thesis
2 Architectural Journalism
3 Disaster Mitigation and Management
4 Project Management



Career Opportunities

Graduates in Architecture have excellent opportunities to start their own architectural consultancy firms. They may work as designers in construction companies, Government Departments, such as Public Works Department, Archaeology, Railways, Ministry of Defence, National Building Organization, Town and Country Planning, National Institute of Urban Affairs, Public Sector Undertakings, Housing and Urban Development Corporation, National Building Construction Corporation Ltd., etc. Other organizations / bodies like State Departments, Housing Boards, Local Bodies for construction works, Builders, Architecture Firms, Consultants, etc. also hire architects. International market particularly the USA, Dubai, Australia offer attractive career for architecture professionals.



Pass in PUC/10+2 / Pre-University Course or equivalent with minimum 50% of marks in aggregate and has studied Mathematics and English compulsorily


10+3 Diploma (Architecture, Civil, and Interior design] or equivalent recognized by the Central/State Governments with minimum 50% aggregate marks.


International Baccalaureate Diploma, after 10 years of schooling with not less than 50% of marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination.


Should have passed in National Aptitude Test in Architecture [NATA] conducted by Council of Architecture.


JEE part 2 is considered equivalent to NATA.


Course Duration: 10 Semesters (5 Years)

Important Dates

Application Round Opening Date of Application Closing Date of Application
Regular Applications Round 11th August 2018 20th August 2018



How to Apply?

Contact for Admissions
Office of Admissions,
REVA University, Rukmini Knowledge Park Kattigenahalli, Yelahanka,
Bangalore – 560 064
Karnataka, India
+91-80-6622 6622
+91 95388 74444/45
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Foreign Nationals
B. Arch. 1000 2000 50
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