Bachelor of Architecture at Sharda Group of Institutions is a 5 year full-time program that focuses on the subjects related to engineering, arts and technology to impart practical understanding of architecture to the students. During the program, students develop their drawing and designing skills and techniques. Sharda Group of Institutions is dedicated to developing the best eco-sensitive practitioners in the architecture field.
Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves. Julia Morgan
B.Arch. degree is related to the designing and development of buildings and different types of constructions. This program equips students with the competencies required for being the professional architects and also exposes them to the technical, social, aesthetic, political and ethical dimensions of the environment. This field covers different areas of architecture such as safety management, aesthetics, spatial design, material management etc. Architecture is the art of planning, designing and constructing different structures and buildings. Architects are the actual creators of building designs and after pursuing B.Arch course, one can secure their future in this sector.
B.Arch. program teaches students about architectural theory, history and practice. First year of the program is considered as the foundation year which focuses on developing the basic architectural skills in the students. The following two years of the program focus on the development of advanced skills while 4th & 5th years focus on the areas and practice domains of the learners.
During the 4th year of the B.Arch. program, students take internship for the whole semester at any of the approved architectural offices as part of their curriculum. During the final semester, students have to undertake individual capstone projects. The whole program is centered on ‘studios’ where students are expected to resolve real-life design problems on their own. Studios operate as the learning communities where teachers support the students as coaches in their learning quests.
Seminars and workshops are also the part of curriculum that expose students to latest technologies and various other dimensions of architecture field. Common course topics of the B. Arch program are: design theories, visual communications, building materials, structural elements and construction etc.
Traits: An Architect is ideally required to have the following traits.
He should have a rational and pragmatic approach.
He should have analytical and mathematical ability to help him solve design problems and handle building cost and estimations.
He should be a imaginative- a creative artist with an interest in designing. The ability to sketch, free hand, though not very important is beneficial while explaining to the clients the very intricate details of the structure.
He needs to be observant and aware of surrounding social and environmental factors.
He should have a good perception of social and psychological attitudes.
He should have the ability to issue clear instructions and explanations to team-mates, clients and contractors.
He should show a keen desire to update knowledge of latest developments in structural techniques and materials. He should have good understanding of legal and financial matters.
He should have an authoritative personality.
Scope/Career Prospects : After pursuing B.Arch. program at Sharda Group of Institutions, graduates will be able to become licensed architects. They can also take up an academic career through advanced studies, teaching and research and development. After completion of the program, the architects can contribute to social development with non-governmental organizations. Career opportunities in this sector are immense because of boom in the construction and designing sectors.
A brief summary on Architect’s scope of work is discussed below:
Once the Contract is awarded to a Building Contractor, the Architect has to pay periodic visits to the building site to supervise the work in progress, issue instructions to the Contractor’s Site Supervisor to discuss any difficulties that may have come up.
are drawn up including detailed drawings and specifications and estimates of costs.
is obtained from local statutory bodies and local authorities.
of the floor plans, the elevations, and the perspective drawings. Many such schemes may have to be produced before one is finally approved.
of the proposed building and obtains an accurate site plan.
On the type, function, capacity and approximate cost of the building required.
Remuneration: A fresh architectural graduate working as a trainee with established architects starts with a salary of Rs. 4000-7000 per month. Within a short span of time, the earnings can rise up to Rs.10,000- 20,000 per month depending upon the experience and the work involved. In the government sectors, the pay scale is not as lucrative as the private sector, since it is set according to the rules by the government. The Council of Architecture has laid down a standard scale of remuneration for services.