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Career and Scope in the field of Architecture

Are you intrigued by beautiful buildings and office spaces? Do you like to appreciate the beauty of art incorporated in cement and bricks? Do you like to decide how rooms transition in an apartment or building space? Architecture might just be right for you if you like to employ your creative aptitude in designing spaces to accommodate more and look amazing.Architecture stems out of passionand for those who aspire to design their own ideas and see them in the form of brick and mortar models, architecture is an ideal subject of study in college. Skyscrapers in metropolitan cities would not have been possible without architects, nor would have been picturesque monuments from the ancient era. Architecture paves way for value of real estate and also enhances the tourism potential of a place. Your creativity may be satiated the right way if applied to create value in form of structures and buildings well designed to impress the eye and meet all practical requirements. A career in the field of architecture is rewarding aesthetically as well and financially.

Courses Offered

  1. Arch – Bachelor of Architecture is the undergraduate course offered for those candidates who want to become architects. The course spans for a duration of 5 years to be covered in 10 semesters of 6 months each. It gives a complete understanding of spatial design works, safety management, aesthetics, material management etc. The 5 year B. Arch course covers the following topics:
  • Architecture design
  • Theory of structures
  • Building Construction
  • Building Management
  • History of Architecture
  • Architectural interpretation
  • Architectural drawing
  • Building science and services
  • Workshop Practice

The infrastructure and labs at AP Goyal Shimla University make the instruction of the above subjects possible in a manner that ensures learning and a good hold of the subjects.

Good communication skills along with the ability to draw creatively are very important for a person to work as an architect. Patience is the key to a sustainable career in the field of architecture.


In order to secure admission to a B. Arch course, a candidatemust have successfully completed Class 12 or equivalent from a recognized higher secondary board. The candidate is expected to have obtained atleast 40% score to qualify for NATA – National Aptitude Test in Architecture conducted by the Council of Architecture (CoA). Also, a minimum of 50% aggregate score in Mathematics and English is mandatory to be eligible for the B. Arch course. Also, if you have a 10+3 Diploma from a recognized university with Mathematics as a primary subject, you can apply for the B. Arch course, a 50% aggregate score, however, is mandatory. One can also choose to appear for the architecture exam along with AIEEE.

If you meet the eligibility criteria, admission at AP Goyal Shimla University is possible by just filling up the form. You are just a step away from the best infrastructure to help you become a successful architect.


Government aided institutions may offer the course for a fee varying from Rs. 160000 to Rs.  230000 per year while in private and unaided institutes it varies between Rs. 200000 to Rs. 350000 per year. The fee does not include hostel fees, library and exam fees. They are additional expenses and vary according to the college offering the course. If you cannot make it to the engineering level B. Arch course, you may opt to pursue a diploma in architecture which costs between Rs. 130000 to Rs. 200000 per year.

APSU offers the course at 100000 per year. Now that is pretty reasonable for the quality of education offered.

There are also various scholarships offered to students who wish to pursue aneducation in the field of architecture after class 12.

Career scope

After successful completion of B. Arch course, a candidate can work with construction companies as a designer or as a freelance consultant. Understanding the client requirements and maintaining a balance between aesthetics and practicality can take you a long way in the field of architecture. It is a lucrative career for those who can design keeping in mind the statistics of dimensions and space. The government may also absorb candidates with a B. Arch degree as employees in the following departments:

  • Public Works Department
  • Archeological Department
  • Ministry of Defense
  • Town and Country Planning Organisation
  • National Building Organisation
  • National Institute of Urban Affairs
  • Department of Railways, post, and telegraph
  • Housing and Urban development corporation
  • National Building Construction Corporation

Architects are also hired by State Departments, housing boards, Local bodies for construction works, Builders and Developers, Architectural firms and consultants. Apart from these employments, you can choose to practice on your own from home or office.

Numerous architecture students from AP Goyal Shimla University have been placed at various positions in the government and private sectors and are successfully carving their way into a professional career in architecture.

Salary and Perks

The starting salary of an architect with a B. Arch degree can be anywhere between Rs. 15000 to Rs. 20000 per month subject to upward revision after 2 years of experience in the same field. If you have some good projects in hand, an experience of minimum 5 years can fetch you a salary of nearlyRs. 50000 to 60000 not limited to that. Based on the department or organization you work for, you may be entitled to health and other benefits accordingly.

The demand for architects is expected to grow rapidly in the next decade and an estimated 10,000 architects are needed in India alone. Professionally trained architects are in demand in countries like Australia, U.S.,and Dubai where construction industry is the most rapidly growing industry. They offer a wide range of well-paying jobs to architects. The various roles may be that of an architect, architectural designer, architecture engineer and interior designer based on the requirement of the recruiting firm.

The salary packages that architecture Alumni at AP Goyal Shimla University are drawing are some of the best in the industry and are subject to constant revision based on good performance facilitated by the education and training at AGSU.

It is a great career but requires perseverance and creativity to achieve scalable progress.

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