Top Architecture Colleges in South India 2023: Seats, Admission & Rating

Last Updated on July 28, 2023 by Sidharth PS

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 South India. Government and private – I’ve covered both types of architecture institutes in this post.

Both students and parents may use this guide to find the right architecture college. The colleges mentioned in this post fare well in areas such as – infrastructure, faculty, rating, amenities and more.   The quality of the college you choose will have an impact on the shape and path of your career. While selecting a college, both students and parents must give attention to the parameters mentioned above.   In this post, you will find the names of popular architecture colleges in South India. Apart from the names of colleges, you will also find additional details such as – architecture courses, their duration, eligibility, scope, admission process and more.   South India is home to some of the best architecture colleges in India. It has some of the best architecture institutes and Universities in it.   South India consists of the following states and UTs – Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep.   These states and UTs are home to many architecture colleges. I’ve tried to cover all the major states in this post.   Here, you will find the state-wise list of architecture colleges. Here it is –

List of architecture colleges in South India 2022

Here’s the state-wise list of colleges –

You may click on any state. After clicking on the link, you will be taken to a new page that contains the list of architecture colleges in that particular state.   The list consists of both Government and Private architecture colleges. Let us find out more about the different types of architecture colleges. Let’s start –

Types of architecture colleges

There exists two main types of architecture colleges in South India –

  • Government colleges
  • Private colleges

Classification of colleges has been carried out on the basis of the entity that owns the college or institute. Government colleges, as the name suggests, are managed by the State Government or Central Government. Private colleges are managed and operated by private charitable and educational trusts and organizations.   Government colleges are known to charge very low tuition fees. Private colleges, on the other hand, are known to charge relatively higher tuition fees. This is the main reason why students prefer Government colleges over self financing ones.

Architecture courses

Here are some of the popular architecture courses in South India – Diploma in Architectural Assistantship, B.Arch., M.Arch., PG Diploma programs, PG Certification programs and PhD programs.   Looking from academic level’s point of view, these courses can be classified into the following types –

  • UG
  • PG
  • Doctoral Degree

Looking from course format’s point of view, these courses can be classified into the following types –

  • Diploma
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree
  • PG Diploma
  • PG Certification
  • PhD

Architecture admission

In order to secure admission into reputed private institutes and all Government colleges, you must take part in merit based admission process. Relevant entrance tests are conducted to facilitate architecture admission process.   These tests are conducted at State, National and College levels. A merit list is created on the basis of candidates’ performance in the entrance test. Seats are allotted to candidates on the basis of their merit list rank and position.

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