Some of the most important Websites for architecture in India are listed below. Please note that these Websites will help you in the admission process as well as they will inform you about the different colleges for Architecture in India. You need to visit these Websites from time to time to look for updates.
Council of Architecture
The Council of Architecture (COA) has been constituted by the Government of India under the provisions of the Architects Act, 1972, enacted by the Parliament of India, which came into force on 1st September, 1972. The Act provides for registration of Architects, standards of education, recognized qualifications and standards of practice to be complied with by the practicing architects. The Council of Architecture is charged with the responsibility to regulate the education and practice of profession throughout India besides maintaining the register of architects. For this purpose, the Government of India has framed Rules and Council of Architecture has framed Regulations as provided for in the Architects Act, with the approval of Government of India.
National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture (NIASA)
NIASA was instituted in July 2005, as the first institute of architecture initiated jointly by the Council of Architecture (COA) and the Centre for Development Studies & Activities (CDSA). It is a national level institute of excellence that facilitates advanced research in the various fields of architecture, to teachers of architecture, professionals and individuals / students. For this NIASA is in talks with CDSA, recognised research center of Pune University, in offering Doctoral and Post-Doctoral level programs. NIASA is presently operating from the picturesque campus of CDSA, on the outskirts of Pune, Maharashtra, lovingly called the Oxford of the East.
The Centre for Development Studies and Activities (CDSA) was established in India in August 1976, as a non-profit Trust and Society, registered under the relevant Acts of 1860 and 1950.
The economy of India is mainly based on agricultural processes and products with the development of industries at different levels. The economic situation is varied from place to place. However, level of unemployment with high inflation has bearing on economic conditions. The labor market and its requirement is also changing very fast due to change in industrial growth in different sectors of areas at all levels. Government is making restructuring of education. Quality consciousness has a special prominence in recent years, in education sector and particularly in technical education. Technical education contributes substantially to the Socio Economic development of the country as a whole. The development sustenance of the industrial sector is entirely dependent upon the availability of trained manpower to perform the multidimensional activities needed to keep the wheel of industry running. Thus the Technical Education Department aims towards making available these trained technically qualified hands to serve the industry & society. Equality of educational opportunities and preparing highly skilled work force for enterprises widely with excellence is also objective of Technical Education. Technical Education system is thus has to be flexible enough to adopt to rapid change. Thus precise aim of the system is to develop and transfer of technology to user systems.
M.A.S.A. is Maharashtra Association Of Schools of Architecture. MASA is formed for improving the quality of Architectural Education through various academic activities addressing the Students, Staff, Professionals and Society in the state of Maharashtra. The member institutions of MASA are self financing Institutions from the State of Maharashtra with commendable track record of providing quality education in Architecture. The member institutions are represented through their Principals and Head Of the Departments (Architecture) as members of the association.
Some important links fro this website are as follows.
Important Links in MASA
List of Application Receipt Centers
Applications for the the centralized admission process can be submitted in the above mentioned centers.
List of Colleges covered under MASA – CAP 2008-09 with sanctioned intake by COA for 2008-2009
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.
Important Links for Architecture in India.
Architecture as a Career Choice.
Architecture Admission Process
Architecture Colleges in Pune