B.Arch. (Bachelor of Architecture) Programme

Programme Overview

  • Provides students with a strong foundation in architecture
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  • Offers a blend of theoretical and practical knowledge through coursework, case studies, and internships
  • Taught by experienced faculty with a strong industry background

Career Opportunities

  • Architect: Architects design and plan buildings and structures of all types, from residential homes to commercial buildings and public spaces.
  • Urban Planner: Create plans, zoning regulations, and infrastructure projects that promote sustainability, accessibility, and livability.
  • Landscape Architect: The focus is on creating functional and aesthetically pleasing outdoor environments that promote environmental sustainability.
  • Interior Designer: Interior designers create functional and attractive indoor spaces to suit a client’s needs and preferences.
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM) Specialist: BIM specialists use specialized software to create digital models of buildings and structures.
  • Construction Manager: Oversee that construction processes are completed on time, within budget, and to the required quality standards.
  • Project Manager: Project managers oversee and coordinate the entire project, from conception to completion.
  • Facilities Manager: Responsible for managing the maintenance and upkeep of buildings, ensuring that they are safe, functional, and efficient.
  • Sustainability Consultant: Reduce environmental impact and promote sustainable practices in buildings and operations.
  • Preservation Architect: Preservation architects specialize in the restoration and preservation of historic buildings and structures.

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K-CET CODE: E245 and COMEDK CODE : E187(A)


Programme USPs/Key Features

  • Engagement in a variety of activities which include studio guidance for the main course of Architectural Design; lectures and quizzes on knowledge based supportive courses like history.
  • Hands-on experience in foundation studies; mid-semester workshops; working with latest software; engaging in field work for surveying of sites; site visits and study tours.
  • Trained in a gamut of activities related to ecology and the human habitat.

Programme Outcomes

  • To synthesize the requirements of a client with one’s own ideology in order to arrive at a programme brief.
  • To advise and guide the client about the statutory requirements applicable to a work site.
  • To deploy skills related to site analysis and site zoning.
  • To design various building types, residential, industrial, commercial, transportation, government structures, etc.
  • To integrate structural systems and service systems into design.
  • To design and execute keeping in pace with the emerging needs of the society.
  • To appreciate the fields directly and indirectly related to architecture including Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Visual Communication, and Industrial Design.

Programme Duration

5 Years (10 Semesters)

Programme Type

Full Time

Eligibility Criteria

  • A pass in the 10+2 scheme of examination with at least 50 percent aggregate marks overall and 50 percent aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics OR
  • Pass in 10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject with at least 50 per cent marks in aggregate (45% in case of SC/ST/OBC students).
  • The candidate needs to qualify an Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) or JEE Mains (Paper 2) or any other entrance tests conducted by the State or Central government.
  • Weightage of 50 per cent marks for aptitude tests and 50 per cent marks in the qualifying examination will be considered for the admission.

Expertise You Gain

  • Knowledge of architectural principles and design concepts, including building codes and regulations
  • Understanding of structural engineering and construction methods
  • Familiarity with materials, technology, and sustainability practices in architecture
  • Effective communication skills to convey design ideas to clients, contractors, and other stakeholders
  • Leadership and teamwork skills to collaborate with other architects, engineers, and contractors
  • Ability to analyze and solve complex design problems using critical thinking and creativity
  • Exposure to real-world architectural projects through internships, design studios, and site visits.


  • Canoeing – The serene waters of the lake at CMR University provide a perfect setting for students to indulge in the thrilling sport of Canoeing. With expert guidance and state-of-the-art equipment, it is an exhilarating experience that combines fitness and adventure.
  • Cricket Stadium – The sprawling Cricket Stadium at CMR University is a venue that echoes with the sounds of cricketing glory. With professional-grade facilities and coaching, it provides a platform for students to showcase their talent and pursue their passion for the sport.
  • Labs – The Labs at CMR University are a hub of scientific research and experimentation. Equipped with the latest technology and equipment, they provide a conducive environment for students to explore and develop their ideas and theories.
  • MakerSpace – The MakerSpace at CMR University is a haven for students who are passionate about innovation and creation. With access to advanced tools and technology, students can turn their ideas into reality and learn about cutting-edge fields such as 3D printing and robotics.
  • Hostels – The Hostels at CMR University provide a comfortable and secure living space for students from diverse backgrounds. With modern amenities and round-the-clock security, they offer a homely environment where students can focus on their studies and personal growth.
  • Animal Shelter – The Animal Shelter at CMR University is a testament to the institution’s commitment to animal welfare. With a team of dedicated professionals and volunteers, it provides a safe haven for animals and raises awareness about animal rights among the student community.

Programme Structure


I Semester

II Semester

III Semester

IV Semester

V Semester

VI Semester

VII Semester

VIII Semester

IX Semester

X Semester

Evaluation Criteria

Applicants should have passed the qualifying examination of Ten plus Two (10+2) or its equivalent examination from any State Board or CBSE/ICSE/NIOS/IB with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.


Applicants should have passed the Diploma Examination (10+3 pattern) of any stream with Mathematics as a compulsory subject from the Technical Board of Karnataka or any other state will be eligible to apply for the program. The candidate needs to qualify for the NATA or equivalent aptitude test approved by the Council of Architecture, New Delhi.



 What is the future scope of B.Arch?

B.Arch students have a good scope in the field of construction, product design, interior design, animation and VFX, and Architect to name a few. The students can pursue further specialisation by doing masters in architecture and Ph D.

 What job opportunities are there for architects?

As architecture is a multi-disciplinary course, students have a lot of avenues to explore for their job opportunities. Few most sort after job opportunities are as

  • Architect
  • Graphic designer
  • Illustrator
  • 3D animator
  • Journalist
  • Professor
  • Art director
  • Civil engineer
  • Structural engineer
  • Conservation architects to name a few.

 What set of skills do I need to be an architect?

Architecture needs creativity, the knowledge of design and structures, and good verbal communication. Knowledge of building materials, negotiation skills, and customer service skills. We at CMR School of Design, one among the best private university architecture colleges in Bangalore provides training and placement assistance for our students.

 What is the admission process for B.Arch at CMR University?

The admission process can be approached in both offline and online modes for B. Arch at CMR University. You can download the form from our website, fill up the same and submit it online or in person at the campus with an application fee or you can visit our campus, get an application form and submit it in person.

 Why CMR University for B.Arch?

CMR University, one of the best universities among the bachelor of architecture colleges in Karnataka has a full-scale library, audio-visual rooms, material museum, and exhibition hall to exhibit the student’s works in a way to encourage them. We also organise regular events like CHinnari that help the students to meet the industry experts and network for a better future.

 What kind of jobs can I get with an architecture degree?

There are many career opportunities available for graduates with an architecture degree, including architect, urban planner, landscape architect, interior designer, building information modeling (BIM) specialist, construction manager, project manager, facilities manager, sustainability consultant, and preservation architect.