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A Career In Architecture: Where Art, Culture and Science Unite

Considered as one of the chic professions and looked upon as a profession for the elite class, a career in architecture is attractive, high paying and has lot of scope. We tell you all about pursuing a career in architecture. Read on!

Growth and prosperity of an economy to quite an extent, is reflected in its physical appearance, which is why the construction industry plays a vital role in the infrastructure sector of the country. Times have changed and so has our demands. From the basic necessities like shelter, emphasis has now moved to shelter, luxury, comfort and style. Over the past few years the concept of building has metamorphosed from dealing in urban design and landscape architecture to usage of furniture in the best possible way.

Considered as one of the chic professions and looked upon as a profession for the elite class, a career in architecture is attractive, high paying and has lot of scope, in terms of growth. However besides the eligibility criteria, there are a few other skills that form the foundation of a career in architecture. We tell you all about pursuing a career in architecture. Read on!

Eligibility

As architects study planning and designing of physical structures, a mental inclination and orientation is of utmost importance to move ahead in this career. Science with Maths in 10+2 is the basic eligibility when applying at graduate level in India. A number of private as well as government colleges offer UG courses, at the end of or during which students can also take up internships to gain practical experience and better up job prospects. A Bachelor’s degree in architecture (B.Arch) is generally of five years including your intership span.

Qualifications

The first and foremost thing you need to have to pursue a career in architecture is artistic skills, which will also be verified when you appear for your UGET. Because architecture requires a lot of field work, you need to have immense physical stamina and sound communication skills to get into this profession. Also, because the work involves a huge team, for professional success in this field it is important that you are flexible and patient with the progress of the work.

Job prospects

Architects can work with construction companies wherein they are asked to serve as a designer. frelancing or consulting are also good option is this field, but are not suggested in early career, as you need to have good experience and skills to work independently.

A number of jobs in architecture come up in government organizations like Public Works department, National Building Organization, Town and Country Planning organization etc. Architects working independently have ample scope when it comes to earning.

Pros and Cons

P: Good pay packet, growth prospects in India and abroad, individual identity, international exposure

C: Job pressure, odd hours of working, frequent changing of locations

As said earlier, the scope of architecture is vast, especially when you think of getting the best, without causing harm to environmental planning.

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