Ahmedabad is an important economic and industrial hub of India. Being one of the largest cities of Gujarat, Ahmedabad is highly recognised for its educational facilities. The Architecture and Planning colleges present in the city are highly held for their quality of education and facilities. Undergraduate B.Arch. program of 5-years duration is one the most popular architectural program offered by these institutes. Admission in these colleges is primarily granted through NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture), a national level common Aptitude Test in Architecture conducted by the Council of Architecture. NATA tests the students’ ability of drawing and sketching along with the assessment of their mathematical skills, observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity, and critical thinking ability.
Some of the best architecture colleges in Ahmedabad are:
• Indus University
Indus University is an UGC approved higher education institute located in Thaltej, Ahmedabad. It is a private institute and member of AIU. Those students who have passed class 12th and have a valid NATA scorecard can apply for admission in the B.Arch. program offered by the institute. The institute has 40 seats allocated to the course out of which 30 seats are for home state students. The institute offers various infrastructural facilities to its students such as, library café, hostel, labs, gym, wi-fi campus, sports complex, shuttle service, auditorium and more.
• Ganpat University
Ganpat University is UGC approved private university located at S.G Highway, Ahmedabad. It is a UGC approved university with membership of AIU. It offers a full-time course of 5-years to its architecture students. The B.Arch. program has a total 40 seats and admission in the program is done through NATA. Infrastructural facilities offered by the institute include, library, gym, shuttle service, cafeteria, hostel, sports complex, convenience store, labs, wi-fi campus, auditorium and more.
• CEPT University
CEPT is a UGC approved private university located at University Road, Ahmedabad. The B.Arch. program offered by the institute is of 5-years duration and admissions are based on NATA exam results and the candidate’s performance in CEPT Entrance Exam. The institute has 80 seats allotted to the B.Arch. program. Infrastructural facilities offered by the institute include, design studio, café, hostel, auditorium, labs, gym, hostel, etc.
• Anant National University
Anant National University is an UGC approved private university. It is located at Bopal, Ahmedabad. The undergraduate degree in architecture of B.Arch. is offered by the university. The program has 80 seats allotted to it. Admissions on the B.Arch. program are done on the basis of NATA scorecard and JEE Mains scorecard of the aspiring students. Infrastructural facilities offered by the institute include, design studio, library, cafeteria, hostel, sports complex, gym, wi-fi campus, auditorium, labs and more.
Reputed coaching institutes like Bhanwar Rathore Design Studio have been assisting the students aspiring to qualify the NATA and other such entrance exams. Bhanwar Rathore Design Studio is a leading name in the coaching scenario of architecture studies. With an experience of over 11 years, the institute has earned reputation for its high results and great facilities. The Ahmedabad centre of the coaching institute is located at Drive in Road. The expert faculty and great study material provided by the institute helps numerous students every year to gain admission in these reputed institutes of higher learning.