Nowadays the word ‘builder’ has become very popular. Basically a builder is an architect who by profession designs buildings and environments with an element of aesthetics. Architecture is the art and science of designing buildings and other physical structures. This is one of the oldest professions in the world which can be gauged from the historical structures, forts, temples, churches, mosques, bridges, roads which have artistically pleasing designs. With the growth of economy in India, not only the big cities but small towns also require the services of architects to design the structures in pleasing ways.
In order to join an under-graduate course in architecture (B. Arch), the basic qualification is class XII with physics, chemistry, and mathematics. Besides good grades at +2 level, an aspiring student in this field should have an artistic taste because constructing buildings of any sort would require novelty and beauty. He should possess creativity, keen observation, knowledge of building material, urban conservation, heritage management and of course skill in drawing and sketching. Lutyen’s Delhi, Chandigarh, Lotus Temple, etc are examples of originality and aesthetics.
The job of an architect is not only to design houses; it also involves many other things like rural or urban planning, landscape designing, interior designing, etc. He has to update his knowledge about latest developments in the field of architecture. When a big task is ahead, he should have a burning desire to know the history of the place and events keeping in view the future requirements.
There is a great demand of architects in India because of rapid development in infrastructure in urban and rural towns. With experience and skill, one may rise to senior posts with very high incomes pretty soon. For a practicing architect, the biggest scope is in real estate. An architect can work independently or join some government or private organization. Some government agencies are Public Works Department (PWD), the Archaeological Department, Public Sector Undertakings, Housing and Urban Development Corporation, National Building Organization, National Institute of Urban Affairs, and many others.
The School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. It is a specialized university, the only one of its kind, which exclusively provides training at various levels, in different aspects of human habitat and environment. It provides courses for under-graduates, post-graduates, and doctoral level. The selection of admission will be based on performance in the qualifying examination and interview.
10 + 2 or equivalent in any stream
- B Arch. (5 years)
- Bachelor of Planning (B. Plan) (4 years)
- School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi. Web: http://spa.ac.in/Home.aspx
- KR Mangalam University, Delhi-NCR. Web: https://www.krmangalam.edu.in/
- Ansal University, Gurgaon, Haryana.Web: https://ansaluniversity.edu.in/
- Chandigarh University, Chandigarh, Web: https://www.cuchd.in/
- Sharda University, Delhi. Web: https://www.sharda.ac.in/
- Lovely Professional University, Punjab. Web: https://www.lpu.in/