Top Architecture Colleges in Himachal Pradesh 2023: Seats, Admission & Rating

Last Updated on July 28, 2023 by Sidharth PS

Have you passed 12th standard? Do you want to become an architect? If yes, this post will be of help to you. Here, I’ve listed down some of the best architecture colleges in Himachal Pradesh, India.

Architecture Colleges Himachal Pradesh

In this post, you will find the names of popular architecture colleges in HP, India. Using this post, both students and parents may find the right college.


Apart from the names of architecture institutes, I’ve also covered additional details in this post. It consists of the following details – list of architecture courses, their duration, eligibility, scope, admission process and career prospects.


Architecture is a popular choice among 12th Science stream students. B.Arch. is the most popular architecture course among them.


Come, let us check out the list of colleges now. Here it is –


List of architecture colleges in Himachal Pradesh 2022

Here are some of the popular architecture colleges in HP –

  • NIT, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh
  • Maharaja Agrasen University, Solan, Himachal Pradesh
  • Himachal Pradesh Technical University, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh
  • AP Goyal Shimla University, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh


The above list consists of both Government and self-financing architecture colleges. This classification of colleges has been carried out on the basis of the type of entity that owns the college.


Government colleges are managed and funded by the State or Central Government. Self-financing colleges are managed and funded by private charitable trusts and organizations. These colleges are also known as private colleges.


Admission process

If you want to secure admission into a decent architecture college, you must crack relevant entrance exam. These exams are carried out at State, College and National levels. These exams are carried out to facilitate merit based admission process.


Under merit based admission process, seats are distributed among deserving candidates on the basis of their performance in relevant entrance exam and/or board exam. Some colleges are also known to carry out direct or donation based admission process.


Diploma in Architectural Assistantship is a Diploma certificate program. Students who have passed 10th class are eligible to pursue this course. The training program is 3 years long.


B.Arch. is the most popular architecture course in India. It stands for Bachelor of Architecture. It is an undergraduate level Bachelor’s Degree course. Students who have passed 12th class with PCM subjects are eligible to apply for admission.


M.Arch. is a Master’s Degree course. Students who have completed B.Arch. are eligible to apply for admission. The academic program is 2 years long. It is a PG level course.


PhD and M.Phil. are Doctoral Degree courses. These are research oriented programs. Candidates who have completed M.Arch. or possess an equivalent qualification are eligible to pursue this course.


Career prospects

If you want to thrive in this sector, you must possess the following qualities – creativity, technical knowledge, design skills, project management skills, finance management skills etc. Architects are usually hired by – architecture firms/agencies, construction firms, design consultancies, Government departments, real estate firms etc. Architects may also start their own architecture agency/firm.

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