Recently, I had an interesting time talking with an architect who does not own an office, but had a reputed clientele. He did not plan his entire career as a freelance architect. People approached him after seeing some of the work he did and his professional network helped him to grow further. Today, he is a busy man with hand full of work and promoting the business has never been an issue for him, as his words always speak louder than words. In fact, for individuals who enjoy solving a diverse array of issues, using creative and systematic problem solving to come to aesthetic and functional answers, architecture has been a great platform.
Although, the country has booming business in architecture education, the Indian building market has never shown hesitance in hiring qualified and skilled labours. The growth in residential construction is at all time high, as India is facing a huge housing backlog - some estimates claim as many as 30 million families need homes. To tackle the ever-expanding need for affordable housing, the government is also planning to build 20 million low cost units by 2022. Moreover, India is experiencing a broad need for all building types, which means corporate campuses, education, housing, infrastructure, and master-planning efforts are the most active development sectors. Indeed, as a country with huge potential for expansion, India is bound to pull architects into its borders from every corner of the globe.
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 Colleges in India 2018. On the cover, we feature Indus University's Institute of Design, Environment, and Architecture, which is unequivocally playing a vital role in generating skilled and informed future architects.
We sincerely hope that our efforts will help all the aspirants who are looking for something challenging and new to add in their profiles.