No longer do people want to live in ordinary houses. Today, everybody wants a functional dwelling place, which also looks good. At the same time, space comes at a premium and it must be designed well so that maximum functions can be done from constricted quarters. These trends have given a boost to Architects and trained Interior Designers.
A direct consequence of the affluence that has resulted in the past few years is that people want better looking homes, and within rooms, maximum convenience and ease. If earlier, people were content to use a design to satisfy the needs of urban planning laws, now they want well-designed functional units.
At the outset, it may be said that both Architecture and Interior Design requires a creative talent. You must be good in drawing and have an artistic bent of mind. It may also be remembered that architectural design is not like normal painting or drawing and many technical aspects must be kept in mind. So, merely an artistic bent of mind may not be sufficient for becoming an architect. Also required is the knack for technical drawing.
To study Architecture in India or abroad, you have to appear for the entrance examinations of various institutes National Aptitude Test In Architecture (NATA) is one of them. Many of these are conducted jointly with the pre engineering test. The basic qualification is class 12. Usually, one is tested for creative skills and mathematics, since architecture involves mathematical drawings and models. The course leads to the B.Arch., degree.
Entrance to Architecture is based on the following:
Marks in HSC, 12th Std., CBSE, ICSE
Information regarding Entrance Examinations and Applications forms is available at the Directorate of Technical Education.
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