CU ranked amongst the Top 20 Institutions for Architecture by NIRF

Chandigarh University NAAC A Plus Grade

North India’s one of the top-rated universities, Chandigarh University has succeeded in making its mark once again. The latest NIRF Rankings in 2021 have witnessed CU scaling up the ranks in numerous disciplines. Similarly, the Architecture division of Chandigarh University has also made quite an improvement in its performance and NIRF Rankings.

Rated on the basis of five different parameters set National Institutional Ranking Framework, CU’s Architecture division (or the University Institute of Architecture) has made its entry into the Top 20 institutions.

Rated amongst the top Architecture Colleges in North India, CU's UIA has been ranked #16 among the Best Architecture Institutions in the country.

The ranking was awarded on the basis of UIA’s performance and NIRF’s five parameters. Among these five, Teaching, Learning & Resources; Graduation Outcome along with Outreach and Inclusivity were rated highly by the NIRF.

With an overall score of 54.41, CU secured 68.93 in Teaching, Learning & Resources, 82.75 in Graduation Outcome and 72.71 in Outreach & Inclusivity.

Architecture at Chandigarh University

Architecture is the art and science of building design and Architects are licensed professionals who develop the concepts and turn them into reality.

Architecture often inculcates the ability to draw ideas and transmit them clearly; to imagine, an understanding of our environment, human behaviour, our habitat and the skill to solve problems.

At Chandigarh University, the University Institute of Architecture is a leading centre of teaching-learning practices and research in architecture. The institute has been recognized for its innovative approach to Architectural education, which is supported by the cutting-edge industry-aligned curricula and global collaboration with leaders from the industry and academia.

With pen and pencil being replaced by software for design in Architecture, Chandigarh University’s UIA has incorporated top-notch technological resources. The varsity’s curriculum imparts remarkable resources for application-based learning like building material, acoustic lab, construction yard, construction lab, survey lab, climatology lab, visual arts & graphics lab and much more.

Apart from it, the curriculum inculcates integrated software applications like Auto CAD, Sketch-up, 3Ds Max V-Ray, Revit, etc.


  • Independent Practice in collaboration with contractors and builders.

  • Work in reputed Architectural/ Interior design offices around the world.

  • Government Jobs in Architectural or  Planning Departments.

  • Jobs with LEED and GRIHA organizations.

  • Architectural Journalism and Photography.

  • Researcher and Educator in Universities.

  • Collaboration with NGO’s and Human Development organizations.

  • Freelance work

Programs and Eligibility

Chandigarh University offers both graduation and postgraduation in Architecture.

  • The eligibility criteria for the Bachelors in Architecture (B. Arch) program is as follows:
    10+2 Pass with Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics subjects OR passed in 10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as a compulsory subject. The candidate needs to qualify for the mandatory Aptitude Test in Architecture conducted by the Council.

  • The eligibility criteria for the Masters in Architecture (M. Arch) program is as follows:
    Minimum of 50% aggregate marks in a Bachelors of Architecture degree programme or equivalent degree recognized by Council of Architecture.


There are numerous scholarships you can apply for at Chandigarh University. The different scholarships carry different criteria, which must be fulfilled by the applicant in order to avail of the scholarship.

At Chandigarh University, you can either apply for CUCET (Chandigarh University Common Entrance Test) or the Architecture Scholarship on the Basis of your Nata/JEE (Main) Score.

The CUCET offers you up to 100% Scholarship on your course fee, while the Architecture Scholarship depends upon your NATA or JEE (Mains) score.

Top Recruiters

Architecture offers lucrative and high paying employment opportunities with immense potential for growth. Professional Architects are employed or hired by various government and private organizations. Here are some of the top recruiters:

Top Recruiters in Govt. Sector

  • Municipalities

  • City Development Corporation

  • State Architectural Department

  • Architecture and Building Development Firms

  • Town Planning Department

  • Housing Boards

  • Urban Development Corporation

  • State Public Work Departments

  • Public Service Commission

  • Civil Service

  • Public Sector Banks

  • Defence

  • Department of Railways

  • Department of Post and Telegraph

  • National Building Organization

  • Hindustan Prefab Limited

  • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

Top Recruiters in Private Sector

  • Design Consortium, Ar. Naman Lochan

  • S.E.P Planning and Architects

  • Environment Creations Ar.T.M.CYRIAC

  • Lavanya Architects

  • Morphogenesis

  • Gian P. Mathur & Associates Pvt. Ltd.

  • Habitat Architects

  • Arcop Associates

  • Design Consortium

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