M.Arch. Master of Architecture

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Master of Architecture is a Postgraduate Academic Master Degree which is
awarded for a course or program in the discipline of Architecture. It is also
known as M.Arch. which is an abbreviated form of the Master of Architecture. The
duration of Architecture Masters Programs is 2 years which is generally divided
into 4 semesters. The Course curriculum provides specialisation in one's chosen
specialisation. The Council of Architecture (COA) is a regulating body concerned
with regulating the education and practice of profession throughout India
besides maintaining the register of architects. The institutions, which impart
architectural education in India leading to recognized qualifications are
governed by Council of Architecture. The Government of India and Council of
Architecture has framed Regulations as provided for in the Architects Act, with
the approval of Government of India. Any person desirous of carrying on the
profession of 'Architect' must have registered himself with Council of
Architecture. For the purpose of registration, one must possess the requisite
qualification as appended to the Architects Act, after having undergone the
education in accordance with the Council of Architecture (Minimum Standards of
Architectural Education) Regulations, 1983. The registration with Council of
Architecture entitles a person to practice the profession of architecture,
provided he holds a Certificate of Registration with up-to-date renewals. The
registration also entitles a person to use the title and style of Architect.
There are various architecture schools in India which offer Master of
Architecture Degree. Some popular Architecture Institutes in India are IIT-Kharagpur,
IIT-Roorkee, Jamia Millia Islamia University in Delhi, RV College of Engineering
in Bangalore, Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and
Environmental Studies (KRVIA) in Mumbai, etc.


Any Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch.) passed student is eligible for M.Arch.
Degree course. Candidates appearing for the final exams of B.Arch. can also
apply. Those eligible need to acquire a minimum of 50% in the entrance
examination. Some Institutes requires an aptitude test and an Interview for
admission into the Masters Degree in Architecture.

Master of Architecture Subjects

Master of Architecture Subjects are bases one's preferred choice of

Master of Architecture Specialisations

  • Landscape Architecture.
  • Architectural Conservation.
  • Urban Design.
  • Building Engineering & Management.
  • Environmental Planning.
  • Housing.
  • Transport Planning.
  • Regional Planning.
  • Town and Country Planning.
  • Industrial Design.

Who can and Who should pursue Master
of Architecture Degree

Candidates who want to advance their architecture skills and improve their
knowledge of current techniques and theory are perfectly suited for acquiring
this Degree. One can also go for M.Arc. if they want to undertake their own
architecture design project.

Advantages or Benefits of Master of
Architecture Degree

  • The course offers advanced and detailed study of Architecture which are

  • The Course enables one to identify the unique qualities of his/her work
    and how to use these to forge new directions for their own design practice.

Master of Architecture Jobs

The role of an Architect is constantly being modified and redefined with the
changing scenario in the profession and arising complex ecological and
environmental issues. This has increased the importance and the subsequent
employment of an expert Architect.

Employment Areas

  • Public Works Department (PWD).
  • Department of Railways.
  • Department of Post and Telegraph.
  • National Building Organization.
  • Town and Country Planning Organization.
  • National Institutes of Urban Affairs.
  • Housing and Urban Development Corporations.
  • Architecture and Building Development Firms.
  • Private Construction Organizations.

Job Types

  • Architectural Technician.
  • Architectural theoretician.
  • Architectural conservator.
  • Architectural engineer.
  • Architectural technologist.
  • Architecture Professor.
  • Architecture Critic.
  • Architecture Photographer.
  • Building Control Officer.
  • Building inspector.

M.Arch. Courses in India


M.Arch. (Advanced Design)

M.Arch. (Architectural and Settlement Conservation)

M.Arch. (Building Construction and Management)

M.Arch. (Computer Applications)

M.Arch. (Construction Management)

M.Arch. (Digital Architecture)

M.Arch. (Environmental Architecture)

M.Arch. (Interior Design)

M.Arch. (Landscape Architecture)

M.Arch. (Theory & Design)

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