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SMEF's Brick Group of Institutes: The Architects of a New Nation

The era of university corridors lined with doors that open into tiny classrooms, artfully decorated with posters, inspiring quotes and research ideas on scraps of paper may be over. A wave of new building work has followed the trend for open-plan study paces, complete with soft seating, breakout areas and numerous hubs. Bringing this change to India is Pune based Satish Misal Educational Foundation's Brick Group of Institutes, a centre for creative architecture learning. With open format spaces - some expansive, some cosy - the college looks more like an architectural museum than a traditional brick and mortar educational institution. At the SMEF's Brick Group of Institutes, students and teachers can change the space to meet their needs - even they conduct classes on the rooftop - and...

Top 10 Promising Architecture Colleges in India

Top 10 Promising Architecture Colleges in India

The architecture industry is moving forward in creating beautiful and aesthetically designed buildings. Along with that, various campaigns have created awareness about making the planet healthier and have produced jobs in green architecture. Therefore, the 21st century architects have to focus on several areas, which include structural integrity of buildings, analysis of heating and air conditioning system, a design of electrical and fire protection systems, planning of energy conservation issues and so on. Today, architecture is considered as one of the most sophisticated professions with diverse career opportunities for students aspiring to become architects.

Taking the latest trends in the industry into consideration, architecture colleges must train aspirant to enhance their creativity in providing the public with a better quality of living. The education should not be restricted to books or theories, but should involve lots of practice. The industry expects one to be very creative, with a right sense of technology and art. The institution must train the students with the relevant market demand, rather than age-old traditional teaching methodologies. With rapid urbanisation, there has been a greater demand for a smart infrastructure. Even the government is coming up with many projects like the smart city project Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana, where the architects are provided with an arena to showcase their talents. 

On the flipside, with the exponential increase in aspiring candidates pursuing Architecture, the opportunities or career options are becoming increasingly competitive. However, it is necessary for the aspirants to examine the industry that they would like to begin their career. This includes the trends in hiring, how they compare to their likely competition for available positions, and where the industry itself is headed. 

Understanding the necessity to find best Architecture programmes in the country, in this issue of the Higher Education Review Magazine, we have listed Top 10 Promising Architecture College in India 2017. We sincerely hope that our efforts will help all the aspirants who are looking for something challenging and new to add in their profiles. 

Institution Name



Asian School of Architecture and Design Innovations Kochi, Kerala The college has been initiated with the sole objective of creating a new breed of young architects who are fully committed to the societal needs of the day.
Cornerstone International College Navallur, Tamil Nadu The instiute prepares students in understanding about the many facets of building and construction and makes them participate in a student-directed team project.
Crescent School of Architecture Vandalur, Tamil Nadu The institute aims to foster critical thinking and develops the capability of students to significantly improve the built environment.
D Y Patil School of Architecture Pune, Maharashtra The college is determined to impart the world class architectural education to all students and transforms them to architects with a global vision.
Lovely Professional University Phagwara, Punjab The institute nourishes learners to become lateral thinkers by focusing on critical design approach in an era of smart cities, sustainable buildings and contemporary interiors
Piloo Mody College Of Architecture Cuttack, Odisha The collge equips the students with latest knowledge through interaction with professionals and imparts knowledge in emerging areas of the construction sector.
RV College of Architecture Bengaluru, Karnataka The collage has a dedicated team of teachers, with education and training from best universities in the world who ignite creativity and to quench the thirst for knowledge among the budding architects.
RVS KVK School of Architecture Inamkulathur, Tamil Nadu The institute emphasizes on nuturing the students towards approaching architectural challenges with advanced technology.
SMEF's Brick Group of Institutes Pune, Maharashtra The college is designed to shape tomorrow’s architects by giving them an opportunity to learn from accomplished professionals, work with industry-leading tools and practice working on real-world projects.
Thejus College of Architecture Thrissur, Kerala The institute aspires not only to train competent professionals but also to achieve the highest standards.