I am currently studying in Class 10. I want to be an architect. Which subjects should I take up in Class 11 and beyond?
Akansha (15) / Surat
Architecture is the art of planning, designing, and constructing buildings and other physical structures. You can become an architect after completing Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch.), a 5-year course available at many universities all over India. Eligibility is 10+2 with mathematics and English as compulsory subjects.
Almost everywhere, selection is through a written examination and an aptitude test. The Council of Architecture conducts an aptitude test, NATA, (nata.in) on an All India basis for colleges of architecture private and government. Many engineering colleges having architecture courses admit students on the basis of the results of the entrance examination common to other engineering courses and the aptitude test especially for architecture branch.
Dr Vibha Gupta, a feature writer, is a Ph.D. in Mathematics from IIT Roorkee. Her book Careers: A Pathfinder and articles in various publications are an attempt to guide students in choosing a career according to their natural strengths, talents and skills.