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All You Need To Know About Architecture

Architecture is one of the unique courses which is an amalgamation of culture, design and science technology. The subject not only teaches you the art of designing houses, skyscrapers, office spaces etc. but public spaces like airports, parks, shopping centres. In short, people need space to live, work, play shop and eat. Architects are responsible for designing these spaces. Architects can be commissioned to design anything from a single room to an entire complex of buildings.

The coursework is very creative in nature blending technology with arts. The course also teaches you the concept of planning apart from imparting knowledge about designing structures. If you are a fan of science and math and a creative thinker with a penchant for drawing & designing, then this might just be your dream course.


  1. With the rapid development of infrastructure development, the real estate boom is here to stay. And for this to continue, the industry will need architects for planning and designing the blueprint of the building. No infrastructural project can be green signalled without any architectural design.

  2. Planning of infrastructural projects are at an all time high, due to globalization and the industry needs people with domain expertise i.e the architects.

Duties of Architects

Architects typically do the following:

  • Meet with clients to determine the objectives and requirement of structures.

  • Estimate the construction time, required materials and equipment.

  • Prepare structure specifications.

  • Prepare scaled drawings of the proposed structure.

  • Prepare contract documents for building contractors.

  • Manage construction contracts.

  •  Visit construction sites to ensure whether construction adheres to the plan.

Top Colleges of India

Name (QS World University Ranking)

  1. School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi (Not Ranked)

  2. IIT Kharagpur (308)

  3. Sir JJ College of Architecture (Not Ranked)

  4. IIT Roorkee (431-440)

  5. NIT Tiruchirapalli (Not Ranked)

Top Colleges of the World

Name (QS World University Ranking)

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1)

  2. University College London (7)

  3. University of California, Berkeley (27)

  4. Delft University of Technology (54)

  5. Harvard University (3)

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