The Council of Architecture (CoA)
is charged with the responsibility to regulate the
education and practice of the Architecture profession throughout India besides
maintaining the register of architects.
To do an undergraduate program in Architecture (B. Arch) in India, there are 3 exams
that one may target:
- NATA: To get admission into 400+ architecture colleges in India. This test is
conducted by CoA. Universities include CEPT Ahmedabad, JJ School of
Architecture Mumbai, RV College of Architecture Bangalore etc.
- IIT JEE (Paper 2): To get admission into 20+ NIT's and other Centrally Funded
Universities providing B. Arch programmes. Universities other than NIT's
include SPA (Delhi, Bhopal and Vijayawada)
- IIT JEE + IIT Advanced + Architecture Aptitude Test: To get admission into 2
IIT's - Kharagpur and Roorkie which provide B. Arch Programmes.
In all cases, students must have Mathematics and English as mandatory subjects in
their 12th board exams. Students with a commerce background can also appear under
NATA. For IIT's - Physics and Chemistry are also mandatory.