Architecture entails both the process and product of designing, planning, and constructing buildings and other physical structures. In certain cases, architects are responsible for predesign services such as the study of feasibility and environmental impact, selection of site, analysing cost, etc. Architects use software like CADD (Computer-Aided Design and Drafting) and BIM (Business Information Modelling) to develop construction designs and drawings. Architectural works, in the tangible form of structures like buildings, bridges, etc., often go on to become cultural symbols and are regarded as works of art.

With a vast history of architecture and an ever-growing urban infrastructure, India certainly has a demand for architects. Talented architects are required in multiple processes like construction, interior design, urban development, etc. As a stream of education, Architecture has secured acceptance in the country over the last decade. Some of Asia’s most respected colleges for architecture studies are among the top colleges for architecture in India.

In India, we have about 860 Architecture colleges offering full-time, part-time, distance education, and online courses. Aspiring candidates could choose the course of their liking from any of these colleges. IIRF ranks the top 25 government architecture colleges in India 2021.

Given below is the list of the best 25 government architecture schools in India 2021!

Rank*Name of Architecture College (Govt.)CityState
1Indian Institute Of TechnologyKharagpurWest Bengal
2School Of Planning And ArchitectureDelhiDelhi
3Sir J J College Of ArchitectureMumbaiMaharashtra
4Chandigarh College Of ArchitectureChandigarhPujab
5Jadavpur UniversityKolkataWest Bengal
6Indian Institute Of TechnologyRoorkeeUttar Pradesh
7National Institute Of TechnologyTiruchirapalliTamil Nadu
8Zakir Hussain College Of Engineering & TechnologyAligarhUttar Pradesh
9Central Building Research InstituteRoorkeeUttar Pradesh
10Centre For Environmental Planning And Technology (Cept) UniversityAhmedabadGujarat
11National Institute Of TechnologyHamirpurHimachal Pradesh
12Visvesvaraya NitNagpurMaharashtra
13National Institute Of TechnologyCalicutKerala
14Maulana Azad National Institute Of TechnologyBhopalMadhya Pradesh
15College Of Engineering, TrivendrumThiruvanantpuramKerala
16Aligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhUttar Pradesh
17Jamia Milia Islamia UniversityNew DelhiDelhi
18Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine ArtsHyderabadTelangana
19National Institute Of TechnologyPatnaBihar
20Anna UniversityChennaiTamil Nadu
21Malaviya Natioanl Institute Of TechnologyJaipurRajasthan
22National Institute Of TechnologyRaipurChhattisgarh
23Rajiv Gandhi Institute Of TechnologyKoyattamKarala
24Thiagrajan College Of EngineeringMaduraiTamil Nadu
25Maharaja Sayaji Rao University Of BarodaVadodraGujarat
25Aaert & Ssb Faculty Of Architecture, Sarvajanik College Of Engineering & TechnologySuratGujarat