Top 10 Architecture Colleges in India

Top 10 Architecture Colleges in India

To keep up the new trend and to ensure Indian architecture a number of architecture colleges have mushroomed in our country. Among these the top 10 have been arranged in order. Thus if you are considering pursuing a career in architecture, this is a list you must definitely check out in order to ensure that you carve a worthy career for yourself in the field of architecture.

  1. School Of Planning And Architecture, Delhi


The School of Planning and Architecture had a modest beginning in 1941 as a Department of Architecture of Delhi Polytechnic. It was later affiliated to the University of Delhi and integrated with the School of Town and Country Planning which was established in 1955 by the Government of India to provide facilities for rural, urban and regional planning. On integration, the School was renamed as School of Planning and Architecture in 1959. The School is a specialized University, only one of its kinds, which exclusively provides training at various levels, in different aspects of human habitat and environment. The School has taken lead in introducing academic programmers in specialized fields both at Bachelor’s and Master’s level, some of which are even today not available elsewhere in India.

The current SPA Delhi campus is located near ITO in Indraprastha Estate in New Delhi. The SPA Residential Campus and Hostel is located at Maharani Bagh, New Friends Colony, New Delhi and a girl’s hostel at Indraprastha Estate.

School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi

4-Block-B, Indraprastha Estate, New Delhi 110002

Ph.  : +91011-23702375, 23702376

Fax   : 011-23702383

For Admission and Help: +91011-23724383

E-mail  :

Website  :


  1. Indian Institute Of Technology, Kharagpur

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

The Institute currently has 19 Departments, 13 Schools and 9 Centres of Excellence. Additionally there are more than 25 R&D units. Academic programs are offered are B.Tech. (15 programs), B.Arch, Dual Degree (35 programs), MBA, MHRM, LLB, MMST,MCP, M.Sc/ M.Tech/ MS (67 programs), PhD programs. Ensure competence in core area through effective instructions by world class faculty. We improve the industry worthiness of students and their interest in research by involving them in industry sponsored research. This helps us deliver top quality graduates who are well equipped to follow a corporate or research career. We have a plethora of multidisciplinary programs through Minor, Microspecialization and Dual Degree for empowering students with added skills. We offer opportunities for global academic research experience. Our programs on Law, Management, Finance etc. help build leadership or entrepreneurial aptitude, thus our graduates are more than mere engineers.

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Kharagpur, India- 721302

Ph.   : +91-3222-255221

Fax  : +91-3222-255303



  1. Sir J. J. College Of Architecture, Mumbai 

Sir J. J. College Of Architecture, Mumbai

In 1913, one hundred years ago, architecture as a distinct discipline was recognized by the formation of a separate and independent Department of Architecture of the Sir JJ School of Art. Robert Cable was appointed as the first Professor of Architecture and headed the department until 1923. In 1952, the department of architecture became a department of the University of Mumbai, and the school became the Sir JJ College of Architecture. In the last hundred years, the college has consistently excelled and has enhanced its reputation by having some very distinguished alumni including architects Padmashri. Achyut Kanvinde and Padmashri.BalkrishnaDoshi.
Most appropriately, in this Centenary Year, Sir J.J. College of Architecture has been ranked the BEST architecture college in the country according to the independent 2013 Outlook-MDRA Poll (results of the annual survey published in the July 1st 2013 issue).The University of Mumbai has consistently supported our aims to architectural excellence through the last six decades.

Sir J. J. College Of Architecture, Mumbai

78/3, Doctor D.N. Road,

Dhobi Talao, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Area,

Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001


Ph.       : 022 2262 1649

Fax       : 22621118


Official website:


  1. Birla Institute Of Technology, Mesra

Birla institute of technology,mesraFor over five decades, BIT Mesra (located 16kms from Ranchi, the Jharkhand state-capital) has been engaged in nurturing minds through a rich heritage of academic excellence. Essentially a hub of bustling student activities, the beautiful campus has been a second-home to thousands of students in their journey to challenge the times. Established in 1955 by the visionary-industrialist Mr. B.M. Birla, it is today one of the most premier engineering destinations in India.

BIT Mesra had been conceived with a vision to be recognized as a world-class learning institution for engineering and technology. But it has moved beyond the fulfilment of a scholastic promise to re-defining education in the new age through creation of aptitude and comprehensive intelligence. Targets are achieved every day, only to make space for newer dreams. The Institute has made significant forays into international academics by becoming a part of international ventures and tie-ups. BIT Mesra has collaborative arrangements with Universities in the USA, UK & Canada.

BIT Mesra Campus
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
Ranchi, Jharkhand 835215
PABX    : +91 651 2275444/2275896
Fax       : 0651 2275401

Ph.       :0651 227 5444



  1. Jadavpur University, Kolkata

jadavpur university

Jadavpur University has successfully established itself as a foremost Indian University with a vast repertoire of courses, an enviable list of faculty members and has come to be known for its commitment towards advanced study and research. Founding members of National Council of Bengal, the parent body of the Jadavpur University, in 1906 set the goal “To achieve self-reliance through empowerment of Youth by imparting Best of Global Knowledge”.

Today University also aims:

  • To promote and pursue higher education by linking up traditionally separated subjects in the light of the ever-changing global scenario.
  • To explore new dimensions of academic administration free of bureaucratic impediments.
  • To set up a role model for academic leadership.

Jadavpur University, Kolkata

188, Raja S.C. Mallick Rd,

Kolkata 700032

Ph.:2457 – 2227, +9133-24146666

Salt Lake Campus

Plot No.8, Salt Lake Bypass, LB Block, Sector III, Salt Lake City Kolkata 700098

Ph.: +9133-2335 5215



  1. Chandigarh College Of Architecture, Chandigarh

Chandigarh College Of Architecture, Chandigarh

Chandigarh the largest and the most daring experiment in modern urbanism has become the Mecca for architects from all over the world. Chandigarh’s pre-eminence as an International City rests largely on the world renowned architect Le Corbusier; who developed its master plan in 1951, based on his urban planning theories and his masterly architectural works. We believe that architecture, the Great Mother Art, is an ambient social art and it seeks to render comprehensive service to mankind by meeting the complex challenges of contemporary life.

The College has a well-qualified and experienced faculty duly reinforced by visiting faculty of eminent professionals drawn from the field in the disciplines of architecture, planning, urban design, engineering, humanities etc. This college caters to the needs of architectural education largely of the north-western region, covering the States of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Rajasthan and the Union Territory of Chandigarh.  In addition to this there are 5 (five) seats which are reserved for nominees of states from the north-eastern parts of the country which are deficient in architectural education. This lends a more heterogeneous character to the college broadening knowledge of diverse cultures and lifestyles.

Chandigarh College Of Architecture, Sector 12,
Chandigarh – 160012, India.
Ph.: (0172)2740558, (0172)2740685, (0172)2740689 Fax no. : (0172)2740686.


  1. Jamia Milia Islamia University

7. Jamia Milia Islamia University

Jamia Millia Islamia, an institution originally established at Aligarh in United Provinces, India in 1920 became a Central University by an act of the Indian Parliament in 1988. In Urdu language, Jamia means ‘University’, and Millia means ‘National’. While the University has come a long way since its inception, it has to keep pace with the changing needs and expectations of the society.  It has to successfully perform the multiple roles of creating new knowledge, acquiring new capabilities and producing an intelligent human resource pool for the promotion of economic growth, cultural development, social cohesion, equity and justice.

In view of special status of Jamia Millia Islamia in our country, we need to deliberate upon reconstituting the academic programmes through introduction of Choice-based Credit System, discuss suitable examination and administrative reforms and consider use of international benchmarks, such as Citation index, Journal Impact factor etc. for evaluating the quality of our research. A part from strengthening the teaching-learning process, research and extension programmes, special focus on extracurricular, sports and other similar activities to foster global competencies among the students is our priority.

Jamia Millia Islamia,
Jamia Nagar,
New Delhi – 110025
Phone: +91(11)26981717, 26984617, 26984658,
26988044, and 26987183
Fax: +91(11)2698 0229


  1. National Institute Of Technology, Tiruchirapalli

National Institute Of Technology, Tiruchirapalli

The National Institute of Technology (formerly known as Regional Engineering College) Tiruchirappalli, situated in the heart of Tamil Nadu on the banks of river Cauvery, was started as a joint and co-operative venture of the Government of India and the Government of Tamil Nadu in 1964 with a view to catering to the needs of man-power in technology for the country. The college has been conferred with autonomy in financial and administrative matters to achieve rapid development. Because of this rich experience, this institution was granted Deemed University Status with the approval of the UGC/AICTE and Govt. of India in the year 2003 and renamed as National Institute of Technology. NIT-T was registered under Societies Registration Act XXVII of 1975.

The institution offers Under Graduate Courses in ten branches and Post Graduate Courses in twenty-one disciplines of Science, Engineering & Technology besides M.S. (by Research) and Ph.D. in all the departments. The faculty is inducted through a process of open advertisement throughout the country. The institute is an example of cultural unity with students drawn from most of the states in the country.

The College has a total campus area of 800 acres. This includes good hostel facilities, Hospital, Post & Telegraph, Telecom Center, fully computerized State Bank of India (SBI) NIT branch with ATM facility, Bookstall, Reprographic Center, Canteen, Swimming pool and Co-op. Stores.

National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli – 620015,
Tamil Nadu,

Ph.: +91-431-2503000 / 2504000

Fax: +91-431-2500133



  1. Center for Environmental Planning and Technology University, Ahmedabad

cept university

CEPT University focuses on understanding, designing, planning, constructing and managing human habitats. Its teaching programs aim to build thoughtful professionals and its research programs deepen understanding of human settlements.  CEPT University also undertakes advisory projects to further the goal of making habitats more liveable.

The University comprises five faculties.  The Faculty of Architecture was established as the ‘School of Architecture’ in 1962.  It focuses on design in the private realm.  The Faculty of Planning, focused on planning in the public realm, was established in 1972 as the ‘School of Planning’.  The Faculty of Technology, which concentrates on engineering and construction, was established in 1982 as the ‘School of Building Science and Technology’.  The Faculty of Design was established in 1991 as the ‘School of Interior Design’.  It deals with habitat related interiors, crafts, systems, and products. Faculty of Management was established in 2013 and it focuses on Habitat and Project Management.

CEPT University
Kasturbhai Lalbhai Campus
University Road, Navrangpura
Gujarat India

Phone: 0091-79-26302470 / 26302740
Fax: 0091-79-26302075

For Admissions Enquiries
Toll Free number 1800-270-4030
Phone: 0091-79-26302470



  1. Manipal Institute Technology, Manipal

Manipal Institute of technology

MIT offers a Bachelor’s and Master’s program in engineering streams. It also gives students the option to carry out full-time or part time research. The minimum duration for postgraduate qualified PhD students is three years for full time, and four years for part-time. There is a one year relaxation for applicants with an MPhil degree

The institute undertakes sponsored research programmes supported by funding agencies such as DST, CSIR, AICTE and the Ministry of Environmental Sciences. It has collaborative research programs in association with premier research laboratories and institutes in India and abroad. Manipal Academy of Higher Education provides the finest in infrastructure and facilities to its students, like the state-of-the art Innovation Centre.


Indian Admissions
Director, Admissions, Manipal 576104, Karnataka, India
Tel: +91 9243777733