Top 20 Colleges using JEE Main (Paper II) Scores for B.Arch. Admission 

By Vaishnavi Tyagi

Top 20 Colleges accepting JEE Main Scores for B.Arch. Course Admission: Architecture is the branch of science which deals with planning, construction, and design of buildings. In India, at the Undergraduate level, B.Arch. or Bachelors of Architecture course is offered to the students for a duration of 5 years.

The Top Architecture Entrance Exams in India are National level entrance examinations that offer admission to the various B.Arch. courses. Some of them are – NATA, JEE Main and IIT JEE-AAT. A Candidate with a minimum score of 50% marks in aggregate and Mathematics as a subject in class 12 examination is eligible to apply for admission to B.Arch. course. Many colleges and Universities accept the JEE Main score in Paper II for admission to the Bachelor of Architecture course. With more than 350 colleges offering admission to B.Arch., here is a list of the top 20 colleges for B.Arch. course that accept JEE Main score


JEE Main Paper II

JEE Main is a national level entrance examination conducted by the NTA, twice a year (April and January) for admission to B.Tech/B.E., B.Arch and B.Planning. For B.Arch, JEE Main Paper II is conducted which is of 400 marks. There are a total of 77 questions as follows – 


25 questions (20 MCQ + 5 Numericals)
Drawing test
2 questions
Aptitude test
50 questions
77 questions


JEE Main Paper II is conducted online in CBT mode while the Drawing Test is held offline on an  A4 size paper.  

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The NTA has revamped the JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern. For details of the new Exam Pattern for JEE Main to secure admission to B. Arch. courses, Click here.


B.Arch Course Overview

Course level
Passed 10+2 examination in Science stream with 50% marks as aggregate and Mathematics as a subject
5 years
Admission Process
Average Fees structure
Between INR 1 Lakh to 5 Lakhs
Average Salary Package
Between INR 4 to 6 lakhs


Subjects offered in the B. Arch. course

In the B. Arch. course, students study subjects such as Architecture Design, Building Construction, Structural Theory, Building Management, History, Architectural Drawing, Architectural Appreciation, Workshops and Design Applications.

To know more about the B.Arch course, click here.


Career Options after B.Arch. course

After completing B.Arch., there are numerous opportunities for students. Some of them are as follows-

  • Architectural Engineer, 
  • Architect, 
  • Building Researcher, 
  • Historian, 
  • Draftsman, 
  • Interior Designer, 
  • Art Director, 
  • Section Engineer, 
  • Technologist, 
  • Contractor 
  • Planner  

Not only the corporate sector, but students can also try to get into the Government sector after completion of the B. Arch. course. You can also become a Town Planner, Surveyor, and Lecturer or even try for higher education at the PG level.


Top B.Arch Colleges that accepts JEE Main score

Here is a list of colleges (with location and fees structure) that offer a degree in B.Arch.


Name of the College/University
Fees Structure (INR)
BIT, Mesra
School of Planning & Architecture
76,800 per annum
School of Planning & Architecture
New Delhi
31,300 per annum
School of Planning & Architecture
68,500 per annum
Manipal University
Chandigarh College of Architecture
RV School of Architecture
Dehradun Institute of Technology
1, 50,000 per annum (approx.)
SRM University
2,75,000 per year
National Institute of Technology
53,000 per annum (approx.)
National Institute of Technology
1,46,100 per annum
National Institute of Technology
13,000 per annum in first year & 9,000 per annum from 2nd year onwards
National Institute of Technology
National Institute of Technology
Malaviya National Institute of Technology
99,568 per annum
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology
Punjab Technical University
80,750 per annum
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology
66,850 per semester
Gitam Institute of Technology
2,84,000 per annum
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University
1,20,000 per annum


For the contact details, website link and phone numbers of the top colleges that offer B Arch. course in India, click here.

Admission Procedure

Some colleges have a centralized admission process through Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB)/JoSAA based on AIR in JEE Main. For NRI, PIO or SFFS candidates, admission is given on the basis of the marks obtained in class 12 examination or equivalent. 

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Institutes such as BITS Mesra, NIT (Calicut, Hamirpur, Raipur, Patna and Rourkela), SPA (Delhi, Vijayawada and Bhopal), Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, VNIT Nagpur and MNIT Jaipur follow the official criteria given by NTA, i.e., JEE Main followed by centralized JoSAA/CSAB counseling process. 

However, there are few colleges which also accept application separately through their official website. 

In case you are spoiled for choices as to which college is apt for you, we have compiled the USPs of the institutions that offer a degree course in Bachelor of Architecture by accepting the JEE Main score. These are as follows-

1. BIT, Mesra

Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Mesra is located at Ranchi and is a deemed university. It offers B.E., B.Arch, B.Pharm, BHMCT, M.E., M.Tech, M.Sc., MUP, MCA and MBA courses at UG and PG level. It also offers Ph.D. at the doctorate level. It provides a campus area of 780 acres with world-class library facilities such as audiobooks, online journals, print journals, etc. Students get an average package of INR 9 Lakhs per annum once they pass out of the university.

2. School of Planning & Architecture, Bhopal        

SPA Bhopal is one of the finest institutes for studying Architecture in India. It was established by the MHRD as an autonomous institute which is a Centrally Funded Technical Institute (CFTI). It offers approximately 3 to 6 lakhs per annum average package after completion of the course.

3. School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi

SPA New Delhi offers various UG and PG courses in Architecture and Planning. It was established in the year 1947 and is one of the best institutes in India. It is ranked at number 4 in NIRF under Architecture.

4. School of Planning & Architecture, Vijayawada

Established in the year 2008, SPA Vijayawada put its best foot forward in class education and research. The campus accompanies the latest technology, up to date library, modern laboratory, etc.

5. Manipal University, Manipal

It is a deemed university that offers UG and PG courses in more than 300 specializations. There is a total of thirty-one colleges affiliated to the university. This university offers best placement opportunities for students in top companies.

Candidates can apply online through the official website of the university. Login into the official website and fill in the application form. The application fees is INR 600.

6. Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh

The CCA was established in the year 1961 at Chandigarh. This college offers the best education in the field of architecture. This college has a record of good placement opportunities for students after completion of the course.

For admissions, the college follows the ‘Chandigarh Engineering & Architecture Counselling’ conducted by the Joint Admission Committee (JAC).

7. RV School of Architecture, Bangalore

This college was established in the year 1992 as ‘Department of Architecture of R V College of Engineering’. With experienced faculty, the course structure for architecture makes sure each student gets the best possible knowledge related to the field. The college has also included history as a theory subject to add up to the knowledge of the students.

If a candidate is seeking admission through the Management Quota, he/ she is required to mail the class 10th, 11th, and 12th marksheets to [email protected] with other details like name, telephone number and a request for admission to the B.Arch course.

8. Dehradun Institute of Technology, Dehradun

Awarded as the ‘Best Private Engineering College 2018’ at Uttarakhand’s Educators Summit, this private college was established a few years ago in 2013. It is situated in the beautiful valley of Dehradun. The job placement at this college is good with an average package of 4.5 lakhs per annum.

Admission can be sought through the official website of the DIT. Candidates can also apply online separately for admission to B.Arch course. Create your profile, submit the application form and pay the application fees online.

9. SRM University, Chennai

SRM University has a total of 7 campuses across India. It is one of the best private engineering colleges in the country. With good placement opportunities and a campus equipped with the latest technology, it is a good option for students looking for great educational facilities.

Candidates can also apply through the official website of the university for admission to the course. Candidates need to login to the website, fill the details carefully and pay the application fees through online mode/DD/offline mode, respectively.

10. National Institute of Technology, Calicut

NIT Calicut was established in 1961, it is a non-profitable institute which is a leading platform for providing best possible education in the field of technology, science, architecture, and planning. In the year 2018, more than 600 offers were given to students in-campus for placements.

11. National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur

Ranked 60 in NIRF among all the colleges in India, NIT Hamirpur was established in the year 1986. This institute offers one of the best placements for students with top companies. The average package per annum is more than INR 5 lakhs.

12. National Institute of Technology, Raipur

NIT Raipur was established in the year 1956. It has a campus area of 100 acres. It offers the best education to the students with facilities like modern library, laboratories, etc. The average package per annum for NIT Raipur is around INR 5 lakhs per annum.

13. National Institute of Technology, Rourkela

NIT Rourkela was established in the year 1961 with a mission to become internally acclaimed and with expertise for the society. It is one of the highly reputed institutes in India that offer various UG and PG courses. This institute is headed by a senior faculty which ensures to provide students with the best industrial training, placement and research organization for their better future. It is ranked 2nd among the NITs and 12th among the best technical colleges in India.

14. Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur

MNIT Jaipur was established in 1963, it was earlier known as Malaviya Regional Engineering College. The college’s motto is to provide education of international standards. The campus is spread over an area of 317 acres. The average package for students is around INR 8 lakhs per annum.

15. Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal

MANIT Bhopal was established in the year 1960, it is deemed to be university. This institute offers various UG and PG courses along with Ph.D. courses. The placement cell of the institute ensures that each student gets the best possible opportunity in the industry. The average package per annum is around 6 lakhs.

16. Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala

A state technical university, it was earlier known as Punjab Technical University. Now, its name has been changed to I.K. Gujral Punjab Technical University. The university has more than 80 colleges affiliated to it. PTU has been awarded ‘Best University Promoting High-Quality Research at Masters and Doctoral Thesis Work’ in the year 2013. It has also been awarded ‘Best technical university 2013’ by the Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE). This university offers world-class latest technological facilities at the campus.

PTU conducts ‘Centralized Online Counselling’ for UG and PG courses respectively. Candidates need to pay the counseling fees, register, fill the choices, check for result and report at the allotted institute.

17. Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur

VNIT Nagpur was established in 1960. After the institute was converted from ‘Visvesvaraya Regional College of Engineering’ to VNIT, it was declared as an Institute of National Importance by the National Institutes of Technology Act 2007. This institute offers the best possible industrial training to students that makes them ready to work in top companies in India. The average package every year during placement is around INR 5 lakhs per annum.

18. Gitam Institute of Technology, Vishakhapatnam

GIT Vishakhapatnam is one of the best technical institutes in the city. It was established in the year 1980. It is an NAAC ‘A’ grade accredited institute and has a campus spanning around 100 acres. Companies like TCS, Wipro, IBM, etc. visit it every year during the placement season to offer jobs to the students.

For a separate admission process, candidates can successfully apply online through their online portal. Register online, fill the application form, attach the required documents and pay the application fees of INR 600 through online mode.

19. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Jammu

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University is located at Katra, Jammu & Kashmir. This university provides best learning in serenity and ensures an excellent educational environment.

20. National Institute of Technology, Patna

NIT Patna is an autonomous institute established in the year 2004. NIT Patna has partnered with Mettl that helps to assess students by taking a Mettl’s Employability Test. On the basis of scores obtained, the students are called by recruiters for Personal Interview in order to secure placements. 


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