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Top 10 Architecture Colleges in India 2020: NIRF Ranking, College Details & More!!

The most awaited list of Top 10 Architecture Colleges in India by NIRF Ranking 2019  is out. The NIRF ranking framework was introduced about four years ago by the Education Department to outline the best colleges in the country and this is for the first time where colleges were ranked under the ‘Architecture’ category also.

Almost 4,500 institutes participated in the rankings this year and based upon certain guidelines (fixed by NIRF), the ranking is done. As per the list released by NIRF, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur topped the chart with a score of 78.4/100. The Department of Architecture-Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee stands at number 2 with a cumulative score of 74.2/100.

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How NIRF Rank the college?

To outline the Brand value of a specific College in India, the Concept of NIRF Ranking was introduced by the Ministry of Human Resource & Development(MHRD) on 29th September 2015. The main idea behind the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) is to outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country.

Ranking various institutions across the country is made by a Core Committee that Consist of High order Thinkers, Professor and other Reputed Think Tanks of India. The major aim of NIRF Lies in identifying the broad parameters for ranking various universities and institutions. The parameters broadly cover mainly five things

  • Teaching, Learning and Resources
  • Research and Professional Practices
  • Graduation Outcomes
  • Outreach and Inclusivity
  • Perception

Top 10 Architecture Colleges in India

Here is the Complete Updated list of Top 10 Architecture Colleges in India.

Rank Institute Name Fees (Approx)
1. IIT Kharagpur – Indian Institute of Technology (IITKGP) ₹ 10.41 Lakh
2. IIT Roorkee – Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee ₹ 10.51 Lakh
3. NIT Calicut – National Institute of Technology ₹ 6.40 Lakh
4. SPA Delhi – School of Planning and Architecture ₹ 1.67 Lakh
5. College of Engineering Trivandrum – COE Trivandrum ₹ 67,200
6. SPA Bhopal – School of Planning and Architecture ₹ 2.50 Lakh
7. NIT Trichy – National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli (NITT) ₹ 9.28 Lakh
8. Jamia Millia Islamia – JMI ₹ 3.23 Lakh
9. SPA Vijayawada – School of Planning and Architecture ₹ 2.79 Lakh
10. BIT Mesra – Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra ₹ 14.84 Lakh

Note: Though the NIRF Ranking is the most trusted methodology to decide between a good and the Best one Just because the college is “highly-ranked” or “prestigious” doesn’t mean it’s the right College for you. Always keep in mind that one person’s dream college could be another’s nightmare. It’s always better to visit and experience college.

Source: National Institute of Ranking Framework.

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Q. Is Nata necessary for architecture?

A. NATA is a compulsory exam for taking admission to any Architectural College in India (Except NITs & IITs) and is an eligibility test for admission into the Architecture Course.

Q. Which is better Nata or JEE?

A. JEE Main is conducted by CBSE whereas NATA is conducted by Council of Architecture. The institutes that give admission on the basis of JEE Main paper 2 are NITs and GFTIs whereas by NATA you get admission into Private colleges and State level colleges, other than NITs and IITs

Q. What is the highest NATA score 2019?

A. The maximum NATA Score is 156+.

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