The profession of an Architect involves designing buildings, communities, open areas, and other artificial constructions and environments, typically with proper regard to functionality and aesthetics. Architecture also comprises designing of furnishings and decorations.

The courses of architecture are generally a mix of engineering, arts, and technology essential to the field. Having good drawing skills is one of the most basic requirements for this field. Various courses are offered at different levels in this field, B.Arch. spanning over 5 years being the most prominent programme. The candidates can also register for COA (Council of Architecture) on completion of this course.

From the elaborate design work in the Bhimbetka caves to the high-rise skyscrapers adorning the modern-day city-skylines, Indian architecture always has been the envy of the world. Indian architects have been in high demand after globalisation, even for multinational companies. With such strong a trend we often see Indian architecture freshers being paid in crores.

To keep up with the trend, many numbers of architectural institutions have emerged in the country. Some of the private colleges are standing toe-to-toe with the leading government colleges. If you are an aspiring architect you should go through the list of best private architecture colleges in India as well to maximise your chances of studying at one of the best institutes. IIRF has done the job easier for you by ranking the best 30 architecture colleges in India 2021.

Find your college from the top 30 architecture colleges in India 2021!

RankName of Architecture College (Private)CityState
1Birla Institute of TechnologyMesraJharkhand
2Manipal Academy of Higher EducationManipalKarnataka
3L S Raheja School of ArchitectureMumbaiMaharashtra
4Rizvi College of ArchitectureMumbaiMaharashtra
5Sushant School of Arts and Architecture, Ansal UniversityGurugramHaryana
6BMS College of ArchitectureBengaluruKarnataka
7School of Architecture, Vadodra Design AcademyVadodraGujarat
8Institute of Architecture & Planning, NIRMA UniversityAhmedabadGujarat
9Narsee Monjee Institute of TechnologyMumbaiMaharashtra
10Bharath Institute of Higher Education and ResearchChennaiTamil Nadu
11Institute of Design Environment and ArchitectureNasikMaharashtra
12ICFAI Foundation for Higher EducationHyderabadTelangana
13Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture and Environmental StudiesMumbaiMaharashtra
14RV College of ArchitectureBengaluruKarnataka
15Vellore Institute of TechnologyVelloreTamil Nadu
16Holy Crescent College of ArchitectureErnakulamKerala
17Bharti Vidyapeeth College of ArchitecturePuneMaharashtra
18Piloo Mody College of ArchitectureCuttackOdisha
19KLE Technological UniversityHubliKarnataka
20KITSNagpurMaharashtra
21AMITY School of Architecture and PlanningNoidaUttar Pradesh
22Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College of Architecture for WomenPuneMaharashtra
23Sidhganga Institute of TechnologyTumkurKarnataka
24Indubhai Parekh School of ArchitectureRajkotGujarat
25School of Architecture REVA UniversityBengaluruKarnataka
26Madhav Institute of Technology and ScienceGwaliorMadhya Pradesh
27GITAM School of ArchitectureVisakhapatnamAndhra Pradesh
28SRM School of ArchitectureKanchipuramTamil Nadu
29Dr. D Y Patil College of Architecture, PunePuneMaharashtra
30K L UniversityGunturAndhra Pradesh
30Hindusthan School of ArchitectureCoimbatoreTamil Nadu