Top 10 Best Architecture Colleges in India

India is famous for its marvelous architecture all over the world. From ancient times, India is always on the top when it comes to outstanding architecture. It also opens avenues for students to let them pursue their careers in the field of architecture. 

There are many colleges and universities in the country that offer various architecture courses. So, it is essential to find a good college for you if you are willing to pursue your career in this field. This article has a list of the 10 best architecture colleges in India. 

Check out the top 10 Architecture colleges of India

Rank  College Name Location 
1 Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur  Kharagpur 
2 Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee Roorkee 
3 School Of Planning and Architecture Bhopal 
4 National Institute of Technology, Trichy   Tiruchirappalli 
5 University Of Mysore  Mysore 
6 Manipal School of Architecture & Planning Manipal 
7 National Institute of Technology, Calicut  Calicut 
8 CEPT University Ahmedabad 
9 IIEST Shibpur Howrah
10 SPA Delhi Delhi 

1. IIT Kharagpur 

IIT Kharagpur is one of the autonomous colleges in India and was founded in 1951. This institute is at the 5th rank by NIRF for engineering and law in 2021. It offers UG, PG, and doctorate courses in different fields. This college is one of the top choices for architecture studies. 

2. IIT Roorkee 

This college was established in 1847 and is in the 7th position as an Institution of National Importance. It is located in Uttarakhand and is a public technical college. IIT Roorkee is one of the oldest colleges in Asia for architecture studies. 

3. School Of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal

SPA Bhopal is an Institute of National Importance and is recognized by UGC. This college is in the 6th position among the top 25 architecture colleges in India. It has eight academic departments and more than 10 courses in the field of architecture. 

4. NIT Trichy

Nit Trichy was established in 1964, which is a government college for higher studies. This college is recognized by UGC and AICTE. It is also accredited as an Institute of National Importance by the central government. The college has 17 departments to offer courses in engineering, architecture, management, and humanities fields. 

5. University Of Mysore 

It is a reputable university located in Karnataka and was founded in 1916. Being one of the oldest universities in India, it is an autonomous institution. It is recognized as grade A by NAAC. This university offers 72 programs at undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctorate levels. 

6. Manipal School of Architecture & Planning, Manipal 

Manipal school of architecture and planning is a part of Manipal Academy of Higher Education. Earlier, it was under Mysore university, but now it is a unit of Manipal Academy of Higher Education since 2010. This college has a total of 76 faculty members to provide quality education. 

7. NIT Calicut 

Nit Calicut is one of the oldest colleges in India with a total of 13 departments and 52 courses. It offers UG, PG, as well as doctorate-level courses. This college offers admission to its courses on the basis of national-level entrance exams. 

8. CEPT University, Ahmedabad 

It is a private university and offers studies in the field of design, management, research in architecture, etc. It was established in 1962 and is approved by AICTE.

9. Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology 

IIEST is a popular engineering college in India and offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctorate level courses in different specializations. It gives admissions to students depending on national-level entrance exams. 

10. School Of Planning and Architecture, Delhi

SPA Delhi is a department of architecture of Delhi polytechnic, which was established in 1941. It offers UG, PG, and doctoral programs in the field of architecture.