Planning to do your Masters in Architecture overseas?

The practice of Architecture in India is governed by the Architects Act 1972. Given below is clause 15 of the act which speaks for reciprocity for the recognition of architectural qualification, at the end of the act a schedule is enclosed which mentions the countries which consider B.Arch degree provided by Indian Universities as valid for admissions in a Master’s Program and vice versa.

The clause is such as from the Architects Act 1972-

Clause 15.)Central Government may, after consultation with the Council (Council of architecture), direct, by notification in the Official Gazette, that an architectural qualification granted by any university or other institution in any country outside India in respect of which a scheme of reciprocity for the recognition of architectural qualification is not in force, shall be a recognized qualification for the purposes of this Act or, shall be so only when granted after a specified date or before a specified date.

Provided that until the first Council is constituted the Central Government shall, before issuing any notification as aforesaid, consult the expert committee set up under the proviso to sub-section (2) of section 14.

The Council may enter into negotiations with the authority in any state or country outside India, which by the law of such State or country is entrusted with the maintenance of a register of architects, for settling of a scheme of reciprocity for the recognition of architectural qualifications and in pursuance of any such scheme, the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, direct that such architectural qualification as the Council has decided should be recognized, shall be deemed to be a recognized qualification for the purposes of this Act, and any such notification may also direct that such architectural qualification, shall be so recognized only when granted after a specified date or before a specified date.

As per the schedule enclosed at the end of Architects Act 1972 the list of countries where B.Arch from India is recognized for Masters in Architecture are –

FOREIGN QUALIFICATIONS RECOGNISED BY THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT UNDER SECTION 15(1) OF THE ARCHITECTS ACT, 1972

UKRAINE

  • Master of Science in Architecture awarded by Odesa State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Odesa, Ukraine.11
  • Master in Architecture awarded by Prydniprovs’ka State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine.12
  • Master’s Degree in Architecture awarded by Kharkiv State Technical University of Construction and Architecture, Kharkiv, an accredited University in Ukraine.

Graduate (Master’s and Doctor’s) Degree in Architecture awarded by Accredited American Universities/Institutions.

  • The University of California, Berkeley Campus, California.
  • The Catholic University of America, Washington D.C.
  • City College, The City University of New York, New York, N.Y.
  • Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina.
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
  • The University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • Howard University, Washington D.C.
  • The University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois.
  • Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Ames, Iowa
  • The Kansas State University of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, Manhattan, Kansas.
  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.
  • Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • The University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.
  • The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma.
  • The University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma.
  • The University of Oregon, Eugene, and Portland, Oregon.
  • The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Pratt Institute, Brooklyn New York.
  • Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey-08540.
  • Renseelaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y.
  • Rice University, Houston, Texas.
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York.
  • Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas.
  • The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.
  • Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri-63130.
  • The University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
  • Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
  • The University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho.

U.S.S.R

  • Diploma/Master of Science in Architecture awarded by Tajik Technical University, Dushanbe, an accredited
  • University in Tajikistan, U.S.S.R.14

UZBEKISTAN

  • Diploma / Master of Science in Architecture awarded by Tashkent Institute of Architecture & Civil Engineering, Uzbekistan.11

IRAN

  • The integrated Master of Architecture degree awarded by Imam Khomeini International University, Tehran, Iran.1Planning to do your Masters in Architecture overseas? The practice of Architecture in India is governed by the Architects Act 1972. Given below is clause 15 of the act which speaks for reciprocity for the recognition of architectural qualification, at the end of the act a schedule is enclosed which mentions the countries which consider B.Arch degree provided by Indian Universities as valid for admissions in a Master’s Program and vice versa. The clause is such as from the Architects Act 1972-Clause 15.)Central Government may, after consultation with the Council (Council of architecture), direct, by notification in the Official Gazette, that an architectural qualification granted by any university or other institution in any country outside India in respect of which a scheme of reciprocity for the recognition of architectural qualification is not in force, shall be a recognized qualification for the purposes of this Act or, shall be so only when granted after a specified date or before a specified date.Provided that until the first Council is constituted the Central Government shall, before issuing any notification as aforesaid, consult the expert committee set up under the proviso to sub-section (2) of section 14.

    The Council may enter into negotiations with the authority in any state or country outside India, which by the law of such State or country is entrusted with the maintenance of a register of architects, for settling of a scheme of reciprocity for the recognition of architectural qualifications and in pursuance of any such scheme, the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, direct that such architectural qualification as the Council has decided should be recognized, shall be deemed to be a recognized qualification for the purposes of this Act, and any such notification may also direct that such architectural qualification, shall be so recognized only when granted after a specified date or before a specified date.

    As per the schedule enclosed at the end of Architects Act 1972 the list of countries where B.Arch from India is recognized for Masters in Architecture are –

    FOREIGN QUALIFICATIONS RECOGNISED BY THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT UNDER SECTION 15(1) OF THE ARCHITECTS ACT, 1972

    UKRAINE

    • Master of Science in Architecture awarded by Odesa State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Odesa, Ukraine.11
    • Master in Architecture awarded by Prydniprovs’ka State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine.12
    • Master’s Degree in Architecture awarded by Kharkiv State Technical University of Construction and Architecture, Kharkiv, an accredited University in Ukraine.

    Graduate (Master’s and Doctor’s) Degree in Architecture awarded by Accredited American Universities/Institutions.

    • The University of California, Berkeley Campus, California.
    • The Catholic University of America, Washington D.C.
    • City College, The City University of New York, New York, N.Y.
    • Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina.
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
    • The University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
    • Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
    • Howard University, Washington D.C.
    • The University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois.
    • Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Ames, Iowa
    • The Kansas State University of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, Manhattan, Kansas.
    • University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.
    • Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
    • The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
    • The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
    • The University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.
    • The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
    • Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma.
    • University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma.
    • The University of Oregon, Eugene, and Portland, Oregon.
    • The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    • Pratt Institute, Brooklyn New York.
    • Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey-08540.
    • Renseelaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y.
    • Rice University, Houston, Texas.
    • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.
    • Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York.
    • Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas.
    • The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
    • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.
    • Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri-63130.
    • The University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
    • Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
    • The University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii.
    • University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho.

    U.S.S.R

    • Diploma/Master of Science in Architecture awarded by Tajik Technical University, Dushanbe, an accredited
    • University in Tajikistan, U.S.S.R.14

     

    UZBEKISTAN

    • Diploma / Master of Science in Architecture awarded by Tashkent Institute of Architecture & Civil Engineering, Uzbekistan.11

    IRAN

    • The integrated Master of Architecture degree awarded by Imam Khomeini International University, Tehran, Iran.1

Samiksha Muddamwar, an architecture graduate currently collaborating with a firm involved in conservation and heritage awareness, besides her instinctive explorations in prose, poetry, and visual illustration. Her interests span a multitude of subjects, driven by a curiosity of ways and means, to make the world around her, a better place.

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