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There are around 350 Architecture colleges all over India that provide admissions to architecture aspirants to undergraduate courses in Architecture and Planning. Some institutes admit students to B. Arch. courses through JEE.

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Architecture Colleges In India::B-Arch through JEE

National Institute of Technology, Architectural colleges of states participating in JEE Main, Central Government Funded Technical Institutes and other colleges all over India grant admission on the basis of JEE Main. The National Institute of Technology (NITs) offer admission on the basis of score achieved in JEE Main Paper 2 and a subsequent counselling session by CSAB.

Below is a list of top 27 architecture colleges that offer B. Arch course through JEE:

Institutes Location Website
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology Bhopal
National Institute of Technology Calicut
National Institute of Technology Hamirpur
Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology Nagpur
National Institute of Technology Patna
National Institute of Technology Raipur
National Institute of Technology Rourkela
National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli
BITS , Mesra Ranchi
School of Planning & Architecture Bhopal
School of Planning & Architecture New Delhi
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University  Jammu & Kashmir
School of Planning & Architecture  Vijayawada
Chandigarh college of Architecture Chandigarh
SRM University Chennai
Punjab Technical University Patna
PM College of Engineering Sonepat
Himgiri Zee University Dehradun
Gitam Institute of Technology Vishakapatnam
Deenbandhu Chottu Ram University Sonepat
Dehradun Institute of Technology Dehradun
ICL Institute of Architecture Ambala
Faculty of Technology and Engineering Vadodra
MGMs Jawaharlal Nehru Engg. College Aurangabad

Only IIT Kharagpur and IIT Roorkee grants admissions after the candidate clears AAT. Rest of the colleges grant admissions through the ranks secured in JEE Main Paper 2. It is a pen and paper exam conducted at the respective centres. The objective type paper of three hours’ duration has questions based on Mathematics, Aptitude and a Drawing/Sketching Test. The ranks are prepared on the basis of JEE Main normalization procedure and only those securing the qualifying cut-off score can appear for the JEE Advanced Exam. The qualifiers then appear for AAT or the Architectural Aptitude test. The paper consists of an Aptitude test that is mandatory to clear for admission to B.Arch. colleges.

Other top B.Arch Colleges for Architecture and Planning

Sir J J College of Architecture, Mumbai

Sir J J College of Architecture has been ranked the BEST architecture college in the country according to the 2013 Outlook-MDRA Poll. The results of the annual survey are published in the July 1st 2013 issue. It was set up in the year 1857 by the erstwhile Government of Bombay from the grants made by the philanthropist Sir Jamshedji Jeejeebhoy, the first Baronet of Bombay. This college has consistently been ranked in the top 3 architecture colleges in the country ever since the survey began around four years ago. This is the first time they have topped the list.

Chandigarh College of Architecture

Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh The Chandigarh College of Architecture is a college imparting education and research in the field of architecture. The college was established on 7 August 1961 in Chandigarh, India. Admission is through Chandigarh Engineering and Architecture Counselling based on rank obtained in JEE Mains Paper-2. The eligibility of the candidate is that he/she has passed an examination at the end of the new 10+2 scheme of Senior School Certificate Examination or equivalent with Mathematics and English as subjects of examinations at the +2 level with minimum 50% marks in aggregate

Sushant School of Art and Architecture

Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon Sushant School of Art and Architecture has established itself as one of the top 3 architectural institutes in the Indian subcontinent. Established in the year 1989, by the Chiranjeev Charitable Trust. Sushant School had many past associations with International Universities such as the Oxford Brookes’ University, University Of York, University Of Melbourne, Frank Lloyd Foundation, USA, University Of Virginia, University Of British Columbia, Vancouver, University Of Montreal, Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki, Greece and Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago etc.  In every stage of its long history, the school has renewed the faith in the agenda of change, which can inspire the students to experiment, create and refine their ideas and encourage a process of guided self-learning. The emphasis is on the development of faculties of perception, analysis, assimilation and decision making with the help of both objective information and subjective attitudes based on reasons. Architectural education at SSAA encompasses training in specific skills and exposure to abroad range of issues. Technology and humanities are integrated with design to enhance this process.

Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics

Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics, JMI, Delhi Jamia Millia Islamia is the only Central university which have the full fledge Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics The Jamia has a long history but the Architecture program was started in the year 2001-2002. In a short span of time Jamia has created a history by establishing its ‘Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics’. It is aimed to establish a seat of excellence for the education of architecture and associated disciplines and facilitate multidisciplinary research to deal with the complexities of Human settlements as a whole.

Department of Architecture, BIT, Mesra

Department of Architecture, BIT, Mesra The Department of Architecture was established at BIT Mesra in the year 1993, . It provides multifarious scope of Architecture as the art and science of designing spaces and adding value to a meaningful, built environment. It is a subject which is a combination of faculties of engineering, science as well as arts. The programme is a balanced combination of all these streams, yet follows a unique pedagogical methodology that is its hallmark. Since 2010, Outlook magazine has been ranking the Department of Architecture, BIT Mesra among the top 10 Indian institutes imparting architectural education.

R V School of Architecture

R V School of Architecture, RVCE, Bangalore R V School of Architecture was instituted in 1992-93, as a Department of Architecture of R V College of Engineering. The department started to make a mark by its earnestness to the cause of architectural education. Faculties with expertise in specialised areas were handpicked to establish the qualitative teaching core of the school whose guidance was in turn was sought by scholarly students. The structure of the B.Arch course is design centric with architectural design studios forming the core of the course. This is supported by other subjects like history and theory which are knowledge based. Building Construction, Structures and Services aim at informing the students with the latest technology and material options while Graphics and drawing skill imparted in design studios enable communication of design. Specializations like Landscape architecture, Interior Design and other allied areas are inducted into the program as elective, studios and other theory subjects. The design studios gradually introduce the various concepts in Architectural Design to the students with increasing complexity culminating in an Architectural Thesis at the end of 4th year [8 semester]. This learning over four years concludes with practical training for one year, thereby being a comprehensive and competent program for learning architecture effectively.

 Manipal University Faculty of Architecture

Faculty of Architecture, Manipal University Faculty of Architecture (FOA) has been providing world class education under multicultural environment since 1978. It aims to foster creative, innovative and intellectually vibrant learning with a global outlook that would establish academic and professional excellence in architecture. FOA is an elite institution with state of the art facilities, dedicated and experienced faculty members believing in student centric practices where teaching is no longer confined to the four walls of the class room. The quality of life at FOA enriches the students and helps moulding them into responsible and professional citizens.  FOA is an elite institution with state-of-the-art facilities, dedicated and experienced faculty members and has student-centric practices.


Instill the ability to think, explore, reason, create and eventually bring out the best in students. Develop analytical skills and creative thinking. Sensitise towards environmental issues and social responsibilities.


Faculty of Architecture, Manipal University Faculty of Architecture (FOA) has Four-point Philosophy. (1) Sustainable and sensitive practices in design. (2) Regional values and global essence. (3) People-centric design. (4) Profession-oriented education & training.

The students aspiring to pursue B. Arch must possess a creative mind and drawing skills. We recommend you go through the syllabus thoroughly before you make up your mind. With the need for modern infrastructure leading the cause, architecture in India is opening up its avenues for hopeful students, with a diverse ranges of careers in the field. 

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