B.Arch. (Bachelor of Architecture) Programme

Programme Overview

Architecture can be defined as the art and science of designing buildings and other physical structures. An amalgamation of creativity and technology, architecture requires mathematical proficiency, technical skills, and artistic ability.

Architecture is also influenced by various factors such as the environment, society, technology, and art.

The Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) programme, offered by CMR University School of Architecture, Bengaluru, is strong in the fundamentals of architectural theory and practice; and responds to the changing definitions of architecture in the Indian and global contexts.

The emphasis on ‘Practice to Theory’ and ‘Theory to Practice’ makes the B.Arch. programme competitive and relevant. The maker-centred pedagogy is an integrated process of directed, experiential, hands-on, reflective, and independent learning.

Being a systemic interdisciplinary course, it focuses on creative problem solving; and instills motivation to learn. The B.Arch. programme imparts knowledge and skills required to design built environments required for human habitation.

This 5-year programme is a blend of theoretical and practical learning, where the students will be exposed to a wide range of techniques and skills required to have successful careers in the field.

Career Opportunities

  • Architect
  • Design Manager
  • Interior Designer
  • Landscape Designer
  • Urban Designer
  • Construction and Project Manager
  • Architectural Journalist
  • Builder/Developer

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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 in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or a 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.


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.