Housing: Admission, Syllabus, Fees and Jobs

Housing is a branch of Architecture course is a technical course that focuses on the development of skills in designing and building houses for the general public. This course involves concepts of planning, architecture, and design fundamentals. The Housing architecture course includes designing and constructing buildings in both and rural and urban areas. It also includes the theory and practice of designing process and as well as the commercial drawing techniques. The Council of Architecture (COA) serves as a regulating body concerned with the education and practice of this profession. This course not just limited to buildings but is also involved with designing or construction of Parks, Museums, Gardens, Theme Parks, National Highways Constructions, Malls, and Civil Constructions. 


Top Colleges

1. Centre For Environmental Planning & Technology

2. Chandigarh College Of Architecture

3. Jadavpur University

4. School Of Planning & Architecture

5. NIMS University

6. Sir J.J.College Of Architecture

7. Indian Institute of Technology

8. National Institute of Technology

9. Jamia Millia Islamia

10. Manipal University

11.CEPT University

12. NIMS University

13. Anna University


Highlights

CourseMaster in Architecture, Bachelor in Architecture
Course level 

Master in Architecture - P.G.

Bachelor in Architecture - U.G.

DurationMaster in Architecture - 2 Years

Bachelor in Architecture - 5 Years
Examination TypeSemester type
Eligibility

Bachelor in Architecture - 10+2 in science with 50% marks from a recognized University and college

Master in Architecture - Graduation in Architecture is compulsory.

Admission ProcessEntrance and Counselling (Both) Some colleges have a merit-based selection for Bachelor Degree.
Top RecruitersDLF, L&T, Sahara Group, Eros Group, Oscar & Ponni Architects, C.P. Kukreja Associates, Kembhavi Architecture Foundation, Shilpa Architects, N.M. Roof Designers Ltd, Christopher Charles Benninger Architects, Talati & Panthaky Associated, Architecture Brio



Eligibility

CourseDurationEligibilityEntrances
B. Architecture in Housing5 YearsBachelor in Architecture - 10+2 in science with 50% marks from a recognized University and college

NATA, COMEDK, IPU CET, TANCET, JEE ADVANCED

M. Architecture in Housing2 YearsMaster in Architecture - Graduation in Architecture is compulsory.
GATE, CEPT, PGCET, AICE



Top Recruiters

1. DLF,

2. L&T,

3. Sahara Group,

4. Eros Group, 

5. Oscar & Ponni Architects,

6. C.P. Kukreja Associates, 

7. Kembhavi Architecture Foundation,

8. Shilpa Architects, 

9. N.M. Roof Designers Ltd, 

10. Christopher Charles Benninger Architects, 

11. Talati & Panthaky Associated, 

12. Architecture Brio

Admission Process

For Bachelor Degree:

The admission process will start after the entrance exams are concluded. The students at first are required to enroll themselves for the respective entrances. The students can opt for any national level entrance examinations like GATE, CEED, etc or state level entrance exams. Students who have qualified the entrance exam with the cut-off marks will be invited by different colleges for the admission process. There are many colleges and universities that have their own entrance exams for architecture in housing, so the students should choose their entrance exam according to their college preference.

For Masters Degree:

There are many national entrances whose scorecard is accepted by the top architecture colleges in India. After the completion of graduation, the students can apply for any national level entrance exam like NATA and JEE Main. The students who have qualified the entrance exam with the prescribed cut-off mark will be invited for the counseling process which comprises of Group activities and Personal Interview. In the counseling round, the college or university is allotted to the students based on the availability of seats in the respective college or university and the student's performance in the entrance examination. There are many colleges and universities that have their own entrance exams, so the students should choose their entrance exam according to their college preference.   


Syllabus

For Bachelor Degree
Advanced Visual Representation
Architectural Design Studio: Residential 
Electrical, HVAC, Fire Safety and Building Automation
Interior Architecture & Space Programming
Ancient Civilizations
Architectural Design Studio: Rural Context
Environmental Sciences
Introduction to Landscape Design
Applied Climatology
Architectural Design Studio: Urban Context
Fundamental Architecture Studio
Introduction to Structures
Applied Mathematics
Architectural Design Thesis
Estimation, Costing & Specifications
Introduction to Urban Design
Architectural Design Studio: Functionally Complex
Architecture and Urbanism in Asia
High and Late medieval period
Landforms Survey & Analysis
Architectural Design Studio: Heritage Context
Behavioural Architecture
History of Architecture & Human Settlements
Lighting, Ventilation & Acoustics
Architectural Design Studio: Housing
Building Economics
History of Architecture & Human Settlements  - Late medieval & early modern architecture
Modern and Post-Modern Era
Modern and Post-Modern Era
Professional Practice
Building Materials and Construction
Buildings
RCC Structures
Classical & early Medieval period
Steel Structures
Computer Simulation & Modelling
Structural Analysis
Construction Project Management
Structural Mechanics
Design Communication
Theory of Architecture
Disaster Resilient Buildings
Visual Representation
Water Supply & Sanitation
For Master Degree
Semester 1Semester 2
Contemporary Processes in Architectural Design I
Contemporary Processes in Architectural Design II
Urban Conservation and Practice
Performance Evaluation of Buildings
Traditional and Contemporary Landscapes
Services in High Rise Buildings
Sustainable and Green Building Design
Urban Landscape Design
Urban Design Studio
Web Design and Portfolio Production
Landscape Ecology and Planning
Advanced Architectural Design Studio I
Semester 3Semester 4
Emerging Practices in Housing
Building Information Modelling
Research Methodologies in Architecture
Thesis
Architecture and Critical Theory
Building Management and Control Systems
Dissertation
Appropriate Technologies and Sustainable Construction
Advanced Architectural Design Studio II
GIS Modelling in Urban Planning
Sustainability and Energy Conservation in Landscape Architecture
Material Conservation


Skills

1. Communication Skills

2. Presentation and Public Speaking Skills

3. Rapport Building and Networking

4. Innovation and Creativity

5. Influencing Capability

6. Leadership Skills

7. Good Decision-Making Skills

8. Negotiating skills

9. Management skills

10. Proper Research Skills


Top Entrances

1. NATA

2. JEE MAIN

3. JEE ADVANCED

4. COMEDK UGET

5. GATE

6. IPU CET

7. PG CET

8. AICE

9. COMEDK PGET

10. KIITEE


Career

Job ProfilesJob DescriptionSalary
Design Architect
An Architectural Designer is involved in the design of buildings or urban landscapes.
2.5-10 Lacs
Project Architect
A Project Architect is responsible for overseeing the architectural aspects of the development of the design and production of construction documents and specifications.
3-9 Lacs
Landscape Architect
A Landscape Architect is an expert in design of outdoor public areas, landmarks, and structures
2-7 Lacs
Project Manager
A Project Manager has the overall responsibility of the successful initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling and closure of a project.
2-8 Lacs
Assistant Professor
An Assistant Professor teaches in architecture colleges to undergraduate students.
2.5-9 Lacs


FAQ's


Q: Who are the top recruiters in this field?

A: The top recruiters in this field are mentioned below:


Q: What are the top colleges providing Housing course for Architecture Stream?

A: The top colleges are mentioned below:

1. Centre For Environmental Planning & Technology

2. Chandigarh College Of Architecture

3. Jadavpur University

4. School Of Planning & Architecture

5. NIMS University

6. Sir J.J.College Of Architecture


Q: What is the principal objective of this course?

A:  The principal objective of this course is to educate students on the development of skills in designing and building houses for the general public.


Q: What are the skills required for a degree in housing?

A: The skills required in this field are mentioned below:

1. Communication Skills

2. Presentation and Public Speaking Skills

3. Rapport Building and Networking

4. Innovation and Creativity

5. Influencing Capability


Q: What is the duration for a degree in the branch of housing?

A: The duration for Undergraduate course is 5 years ( Bachelors) and the duration of the Postgraduate (masters) course is 2 years


Q: What is the admission process for a degree in housing?

A: The student is eligible for admission only after qualifying the entrance examinations. The students who will qualify the entrance examination will be invited for the counselling process.


Q: What are the top job profiles associated with this field?

A: The top job profiles are mentioned below:

Design Architect 

Assistant Professor

Landscape Architect

Project Architect


Q: What are the top entrances for a degree in housing?

A: The top entrances are mentioned below:

1. NATA

2. JEE MAIN

3. JEE ADVANCED

4. COMEDK UGET

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