The Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) is a bachelor’s degree designed to satisfy the academic requirement of practicing architecture.
In India, Bachelor of Architecture lasts for five years. The most prestigious institutions offering the course are as follows. Specialized Institutes founded by the government of India, for excellence in the field of architecture and planning are SPAs (Schools of Planning and Architecture). They are Institutes of National Importance through an act in the Parliament, on the lines of IITs, NITs and IIMs. Currently, there are three such SPAs, with the MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development) mulling over setting up more such institutes.
- School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi
- School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal
- School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada