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...

How Architecture as an Education Contributes to Professional Arena

Varun Juneja

Architecture is the purposeful integration of design and technological skills, knowledge,...

Practicing Design in Modern India

Adil Afsar

Design in India as in every part of the world comes from a need to develop, grow and evolve in...

B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent University: Education that Transcends beyond the Drawing Rooms

By: Sarath Shyam

Every year, the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) organizes 'Anveshan,' a National Student...

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RVS KVK School of Architecture: Inviting the Dreamers of Architecture

By: HER Team

Located in Trichy, an important educational centre in the state of Tamil Nadu, RVS KVK School of...

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Piloo Mody College of Architecture: Fabricating the Dreams of Future Architects

By: HER Team

Ar Mohana Das, an alumna of the 2016 batch of Piloo Mody College of Architecture (PMCA) explains...

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Tips to deal with Exam Stress

By: Charushilla Narula Bajpai

Examination, testing, striving for excellence, struggling to pass and grade-racing, creating...

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R V College of Architecture: In Pursuit Of Excellence in Architectural Education and Research

By: HER Team

Today, R V College of Architecture (RVCA) has become a force to be reckoned in the field of...

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University 4.0: Redefining the Role of Universities in the Modern Era

By: Prof. John Dewar

While there are many metaphors for universities, I suggest that 'University 4.0' is a fitting...

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Lovely School of Architecture and Design: Making a Perfect Architect

By: HER Team

In an era of smart creations and innovations, the art of architecture has taken a new mode by...

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Dr D Y Patil School of Architecture: To Plan and Design for A New India

By: HER Team

Architecture is a creative art, which has evolved from generation to generation, from age to age...

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Asian School of Architecture and Design Innovations: For a Creative Architectural Exploration

By: HER Team

Architecture is one of human's most visible and long-term forms of expression. For Arch. B. R....

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Top 10 Promising Architecture Colleges in India

By: HER Team

The architecture industry is moving forward in creating beautiful and aesthetically designed...

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Thejus College of Architecture: Creating Excellence in Architectural Studies

By: HER Team

A constituent institution of Cheruvathur foundation, Thejus College of Architecture was...

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The Art of Structures

By: Sarath Shyam

I can read an article written by an amateur writer. But, I cannot even imagine about living in an...

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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.