Best Architecture College in India

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I wanna know which college is the best which offers undergraduate course in Architecture....plz help me


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Don't know about India. But it's sure that the best college for Architecture in United Kingdom is "University of Cambridge". I think it's the world's best.

And in United States the best college for Architecture is "Columbia University" and "Princeton University". Harvard University and Yale University are next on line.

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In India I suppose it's SPA....

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In India I suppose it's SPA....

SPA = School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi?

Are you guys from SPA?

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Yes in India it's School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi also known as SPA. It is also one the best Architecture College in Asia.

To get admission in SPA Undergraduate program you have to appear for AIEEE-Architecture (All India Engineering Entrance Examination for Architecture). Top 150 ranks get through to SPA.

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People having a

<------ "Traingular logo" are from SPA.

Hope this helps you.

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Glad to know that you guys are from one of the best Architecture college in Asia.

That's why you people are doing so well in projects. I'm glad to be here at Archinomy.

Cheers!Cool

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Rohit .. could you please tell me the minimum marks that one needs to score in AIEEE paper -2 to get into SPA .

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Dear Rohit,

Please could you tell me what are the minimum marks required to secure above 150 rank in AIEEE . This year maths section was bit tough so could you tell me what are the other good architecture colleges in India apart from SPA. Colud you also tell me what is the admission procedure for JJ College of Architecture if you know. Please tell me it would be of great assistance to me.

Thanks

Siddharth 

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Dear siddharth,

There is nothing as minimum marks which are required...it highly depends on the difficulty of the paper...if more tough questions are asked it will surely go up..so dont be tensed...and best of luck for your results..

I am very sorry that i dont know the admission procedure...but you can post a new forum topic asking people for the procedure...some jj guy will correspond to you as people here believe in sharing information...smile

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Dude believe me cept(center for enviornment plannning) is the best school in the country and amongst the best in world as well ( i dont hail from this school so please dont make it an immature personal argument as above ) the beauty of cept is that it has a school of thaught as shared by other great institutes like bauhaus there are some excellent faculties there with a sprawling meticulous campus . also a lot of exchange progrrames are availaible which can see you going on a free trip to europe the exposure is great during this period...................... it truly is one of the finest schools of architecture and as for entrance all schools of architecture have to now onwards compulsarly accept students thorugh a common admission test in architecture called nata

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I think CEPT is the best in India followed by CCA and Sushant School of Art and Architecture.

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  1. School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), New Delhi - http://www.spa.ernet.in/
  2. Sir J.J College of Architecture, Mumbai - http://www.sirjjarchitecture.org/
  3. Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT), Ahmedabad - http://www.cept.ac.in/
  4. School of Architecture and Planning (SAP), Chennai - http://www.annauniv.edu/sap/
  5. Chandigarh College Of Architecture (CCA), Chandigarh - http://www.cca.nic.in/
  6. Rizvi College of Architecture (RIZVI), Mumbai - http://www.rizvicollege.com/
  7. Sushant School of Art and Architecture (SSAA) i.e., Guru Gobind Singh Indra-Prastha University, Delhi. - http://www.sushantschool.org/

You can find other architecture institutes taking admission through:

  1. All India Engineering Entrance Examination - Architecture (AIEEE) - http://www.aieee.nic.in/
  2. National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) - http://www.nata.in/
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In India.for good ranks like above ...

I would say SPA, CEPT, JJ...

Even this new college opened up 2 years ago called Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University...being new it has good infrastructure and above all there isn't any quota system existing...

 

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Dear Rohit Bhaiyya,

Its with great disappointment that I have to say that I have secured a rank in architecture exam of 6491 and stare rank (UP) of 548. At this rank could you tell me what can I expect. I know SPA Delhi is a distant dream. Which colleges can I expect or i will get no govt college. I am giving NATA on 14 of June. Could you tell me how should I prepare for that so that I can get CEPT, Ahmedabad. I think I attempted too many questions in AIEEE in my anxiety to secure good score which resulted in such a pathetic rank. Plz guide me further. Need Help.

SIDDHARTH

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The admissions for cept and jj are strange, since there is a state government stranglehold, the admissions for people from other states are extremely low.... for jj through maharch cet and cept has something similar.

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why dont u give nata.. and then apply in gujarat and few more states.. if ur rank will be good u will get in cept or msuor u can also try for other colleges one in vda ie vadodara design academy where i study its a upcoming college and trust me a really good college wid gr8 faculties..

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Hey incorrigible1989 Siddharth,

dont call anybody Bhaiiyya here...

we are a community of equals.. understand...

Undoubtly SPA is THE Best...

howcome u joined this site and dont know about arch colleges...

i think we should put some filters to stop non-arch students from regestering...

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Hey incorrigible1989 Siddharth,

dont call anybody Bhaiiyya here...

we are a community of equals.. understand...

Undoubtly SPA is THE Best...

howcome u joined this site and dont know about arch colleges...

i think we should put some filters to stop non-arch students from regestering...

Hey man...i think its not good to only allow architecture students to join this place... BTW, there should be a place for non-arch people to know more about architecture (i think this is a good place for the upcoming architecture students to more about the field of architecture before they take their vital decision about making a career in this field...)

Just my two cents...

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Hey man...i think its not good to only allow architecture students to join this place... BTW, there should be a place for non-arch people to know more about architecture (i think this is a good place for the upcoming architecture students to more about the field of architecture before they take their vital decision about making a career in this field...)

Hey Ankit,

I really dont think architecture forum is a great hang out place for non architecture students. If somebody needs councelling, we can open a new councelling thread but seriously not the arch forum. Arch forum should have some more really serious topics running on. Well i dont know about you guys, but at least i am not here just to spend some time...

Chao...

 

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Hi! CEPT is absolutely NOT the best.........it may have been once though, but the quality since has deteriorated and that too quite fast.....i think i know why. CEPT is not taking in the best......its selection is through NATA and has 40 seats for people who have passed their 12th 4m Gujarat............and goddamn 2 seats(open category/non sc st) for the rest of india. No wonder the best are left out!! odd in'nit? Only a sprawling campus wont do much-you have to bring in the best too, na!

On top of it, accordin' to me NATA is a poor measure of one's arch aptitude...... it better measures drawing aptitude.......which is why spa has most intelligently stuck with the much better aieee arch entrance exam

SPA is the best-and most certainly better than CEPT

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mathurutsav, i think u r right reguarding NATA being a measure of drawing applitude rather than architectural applitude, but with poor drawing capabilities of aieee students, the standard of colleges like SPA has also deteriorated over time. NATA was founded only to avoid engineering stream students from opting architecture. And SPA has maintained its reputation of the best architectural school of india only because of its exceptional faculty staff and the immense support which the newcomers get from their seniors and passouts, otherwise today even the SPA wouldnt have been THE SPA...

this time, our profession seriously needs an satisfactory enterance test for architecture colleges, which tests the iq of applicants from their level, yet fix some standard of drawing skills simultaneously....

but in the end, truth remains truth...........

....................SPA ROCKS MANN....................

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--adiwall--with ref. 2 ur last post--

The AIEEE arch entrance test is made up of 3 parts.

1.Maths Geometry questions (30, to be precise;none in NATA)

 which is absolutely and undoubtedly essential, i'm sure you'l  l agree. totally missing from NATA.

2. Arch aptitude questions(about 30 again; 3-5 in NATA)........excellent questions, truly check your perception quite effectively. Again, such well framed quest. r missin' from NATA.

3. Drawing tests(mindya full 100 marks, 3 questions in this part!! No less a measuring scale in drawing abilities.......;NATA has mostly these quest.)

!!What I'm tryin' to emphasize is that NATA has NO scale to measure one 'so essential' geometry and calculative skills, AIEEE Arch. beating it full and out!!

Though i'd like to agree with you that a better test should be coined.......start a forum on this one!!

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See this poll Which is the best architecture college in India? that tells the story.

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Just giving admissions to people coming in top 150 of buckle-up-and-by-heart- and-vomit manner AIEEE exams doesn't make you the best college. It's all useless... Talent is more important than memory.

Our college.viz. IDEA, Goa.  is emerging with understanding knowledge base. -Learning So watch out...we've made a new beginning.... U all old-fashioned  by-hearters---your days are over.

Get to know more aabout IDEA, Goa.  at 'www.ideagoa.ning.com'

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Just giving admissions to people coming in top 150 of buckle-up-and-by-heart- and-vomit manner AIEEE exams doesn't make you the best college. It's all useless... Talent is more important than memory.

Our college.viz. IDEA, Goa.  is emerging with understanding knowledge base. -Learning So watch out...we've made a new beginning.... U all old-fashioned  by-hearters---your days are over.

you are right mann...

ur collge is the coolest, the biggest and the bestest...

congratulations for getting into the best college in the world...

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LOL! hv u ever sat for aieee barch exam urself gautam??

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Hey none of u guys mentioned about Vastukala Acadmy,i p u.Delhi.

Is it not a good place? I am planning for  there?

I also heard about LAD SMT College of nagpur have 68 seats in arch..

What is right path to get in there?

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Forget about new colleges try for reputed colleges, we all use to live on the edge for securing admission.

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You should try at School of Architecture, Arvid Bhai Institute of Enviornmental Design : it has a decent cozy campus which is cut off from the hoch poch of city life although lying inside a small town it has nice facilities and some good faculties its nice to spend five years in a dignified college ike this and to come out a quite cutoff but artistically rooted architect.

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HEY GUYZZ..

I want to knw what do we need to study to score high in aieee-barch??? r there any study materials available?? from where can i get the previous year question papers??

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Sir J.J College of Architecture is the best in Asia... i believe...

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I got to know that SPA has always been the best.

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Could you please suggest any study material or any book as i am prepaping for AIEEE - B.Arch.

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Hello,

I am an international student applying for SPA from Nepal.

Does anyone know if i have to take the entrance exm?

Someone please help...

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What decent architecture college can one hope for with a aieee rank of 17000?
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I got All-India 82 rank in B.Arch (AIEEE 2009).

And i found that SPA is the best college for architecture.

Can i get admission into this college with my rank?

If yes, can u plz give me the procedure of how to get admission in that college?

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I have got 297 rank in state in AIEEE arch exam...can u please tel me which NIT is the best?

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Vineela, first of all congrats...well done..to get into SPA, attend the AIEEE counselling....there is no other way of getting into that college...and achu...sorry dude...your chances of getting into the nit's is bit low...i know this is straight on your face but i would rather give u the true picture than giving false hope...anyways, try for the relatively new colleges...

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Hey i got an all india rank of 2303 and state rank of 214.

I know SPA is an impossible dream but can i make it to CCA with this rank?

CCA has just got 5 seats for outsiders and I really have no idea what rank is needed to make it to that place.

Moreover i have scored 105 in NATA and 82% in CBSE 12th...

What are the other options for me?

And in case i get a choice between Sushant and CCA which one should i go for?

PLZ HELP! :(

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Hello guys!

Wanted help.

I have got 83/200 in nata and 5790 AIR will i be able to get any of the NIT's?

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Hi, I have got about 18600 ranking in AIEEE B.Arch exam.

In which college can i get chance?

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Hey Pragya,

Just check AIEEE official website and check "opening and closing rank 2008" to get a clear idea of where you stand and where you might just get through as they have the complete details of last year's counselling.

And the trend remains the same more or less every year.

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Does any one have any idea about College of Engineering, Trivandrum.

As they also have architecture and i have heard its good.

Plz advice.

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I got AI-rank 1648 and Delhi Rank 145.Do i stand a chance to get through SPA?

Plz help..

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Hey, I know that SPA Delhi is the best for B.Arch.

But among NIT's which is the best ?

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Hi,

My stare rank is 241 and All India Rank is 9668 in AIEEE 2009.

SPA is a distant dream i know, can i get admission in a good architecture college?

Plz help me.

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Hello,

I am aspiring for B.arch.

Have scored 85/200 in NATA nd 81.5% in ISC board.

I have applied to IP university for SUSHANT COLLEGE. Will i be able to get the college with those marks?

And hows IDEA, Goa? I know nothing can be compared with SPA but is it good enough?

Plss help.

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Hi guys,

I got AIR rank 994 in architecture, and i was thinking of taking admission in SPA Delhi.

I just wanted to know that whether it is a good college, although everywhere i found that its the best college of arch in India, but i wanted to know from you guys, is it hard to study there?

I mean is architecture good? Actually i am very confused about taking admission in SPA, thats why i just wanted to ask you guys, after all you are the best ones who can give me suggestion..

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Rank Name of Institute City Score
(1000)
1 IIT Kharagpur 644
2 Sir JJ College of Architecture Mumbai 432
3 School of Planning & Architecture Delhi 324
4 IIT Roorkee 320
5 Academy of Architecture Mumbai 260

Thats what outlook is saying. Listen it doesn't matter which college you come from.

It matters how u work in that college...

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Yoo Thumu!

Good work .....

In all their discussion people have forgotten about IIT kharagpur and IIT Rorkee, I think its just because its not through AIEEE.

But I would like to tell the Architecture aspirants, if you really want to be an Architect.

Why settle for the second best - go for JEE, crack it and get into IIT.

One of the World's most premiere institute, and a completely different experience in itself.

BE THE BEST...... :)

 

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Can any one tell me about NIT Jaipur or Bhopal?