M.Arch. Master of Architecture

Master of Architecture is a Postgraduate Academic Master Degree which is awarded for a course or program in the discipline of Architecture. It is also known as M.Arch. which is an abbreviated form of the Master of Architecture. The duration of Architecture Masters Programs is 2 years which is generally divided into 4 semesters. The Course curriculum provides specialisation in one's chosen specialisation. The Council of Architecture (COA) is a regulating body concerned with regulating the education and practice of profession throughout India besides maintaining the register of architects. The institutions, which impart architectural education in India leading to recognized qualifications are governed by Council of Architecture. The Government of India and Council of Architecture has framed Regulations as provided for in the Architects Act, with the approval of Government of India. Any person desirous of carrying on the profession of 'Architect' must have registered himself with Council of Architecture. For the purpose of registration, one must possess the requisite qualification as appended to the Architects Act, after having undergone the education in accordance with the Council of Architecture (Minimum Standards of Architectural Education) Regulations, 1983. The registration with Council of Architecture entitles a person to practice the profession of architecture, provided he holds a Certificate of Registration with up-to-date renewals. The registration also entitles a person to use the title and style of Architect. There are various architecture schools in India which offer Master of Architecture Degree. Some popular Architecture Institutes in India are IIT-Kharagpur, IIT-Roorkee, Jamia Millia Islamia University in Delhi, RV College of Engineering in Bangalore, Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies (KRVIA) in Mumbai, etc.


Any Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch.) passed student is eligible for M.Arch. Degree course. Candidates appearing for the final exams of B.Arch. can also apply. Those eligible need to acquire a minimum of 50% in the entrance examination. Some Institutes requires an aptitude test and an Interview for admission into the Masters Degree in Architecture.

Master of Architecture Subjects

Master of Architecture Subjects are bases one's preferred choice of specialisation.

Master of Architecture Specialisations

  • Landscape Architecture.
  • Architectural Conservation.
  • Urban Design.
  • Building Engineering & Management.
  • Environmental Planning.
  • Housing.
  • Transport Planning.
  • Regional Planning.
  • Town and Country Planning.
  • Industrial Design.

Who can and Who should pursue Master of Architecture Degree

Candidates who want to advance their architecture skills and improve their knowledge of current techniques and theory are perfectly suited for acquiring this Degree. One can also go for M.Arc. if they want to undertake their own architecture design project.

Advantages or Benefits of Master of Architecture Degree

  • The course offers advanced and detailed study of Architecture which are tangible.
  • The Course enables one to identify the unique qualities of his/her work and how to use these to forge new directions for their own design practice.

Master of Architecture Jobs

The role of an Architect is constantly being modified and redefined with the changing scenario in the profession and arising complex ecological and environmental issues. This has increased the importance and the subsequent employment of an expert Architect.

Employment Areas

  • Public Works Department (PWD).
  • Department of Railways.
  • Department of Post and Telegraph.
  • National Building Organization.
  • Town and Country Planning Organization.
  • National Institutes of Urban Affairs.
  • Housing and Urban Development Corporations.
  • Architecture and Building Development Firms.
  • Private Construction Organizations.

Job Types

  • Architectural Technician.
  • Architectural theoretician.
  • Architectural conservator.
  • Architectural engineer.
  • Architectural technologist.
  • Architecture Professor.
  • Architecture Critic.
  • Architecture Photographer.
  • Building Control Officer.
  • Building inspector.
Bachelor Degrees
Bachelor of Agriculture (B.Sc. (Agriculture))
Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery (B.A.M.S.)
Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)
Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.)
Bachelor of Computer Applications (B.C.A.)
Bachelor of Computer Science (B.Sc. (Computer Science))
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S.)
Bachelor of Design (B.Des. - B.D.)
Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)
Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Technology (B.E./B.Tech.)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA - BVA)
Bachelor of Fisheries Science (B.F.Sc. - B.Sc. (Fisheries))
Bachelor of Home Science (B.A. - B.Sc. (Home Science))
Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (B.H.M.S.)
Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B.)
Bachelor of Library Science (B.Lib. - B.Lib.Sc.)
Bachelor of Mass Communications (B.M.C. - B.M.M.)
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.)
Bachelor of Nursing (B.Sc. (Nursing))
Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm.)
Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.Ed.)
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (B.P.T.)
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW or B.A. (SW))
Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc.)
Master Degrees
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
Doctor of Medicine in Homoeopathy (M.D. (Homoeopathy))
Master in Home Science (M.A. - M.Sc. (Home Science))
Master of Architecture (M.Arch.)
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Master of Chirurgiae (M.Ch.)
Master of Commerce (M.Com.)
Master of Computer Applications (M.C.A.)
Master of Dental Surgery (M.D.S.)
Master of Design (M.Des. - M.Design.)
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Master of Engineering - Master of Technology (M.E./M.Tech.)
Master of Fine Arts (MFA - MVA)
Master of Fishery Science (M.F.Sc. - M.Sc. (Fisheries))
Master of Laws (L.L.M.)
Master of Library Science (M.Lib. - M.Lib.Sc.)
Master of Mass Communications (M.M.C - M.M.M.)
Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm)
Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.)
Master of Physical Education (M.P.Ed. - M.P.E.)
Master of Physiotherapy (M.P.T.)
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Master of Science in Agriculture (M.Sc. (Agriculture))
Master of Social Work (M.S.W. or M.A. (SW))
Master of Surgery (M.S.)
Master of Veterinary Science (M.V.Sc.)
Doctorate Degrees
Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Doctorate of Medicine (D.M.)
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