As a curriculum in colleges, Architecture was started sometime during the British rule, with the establishment of the J.J School of Arts
in Mumbai, which offered a diploma in architecture.
Many years later, the School of Planning and Architecture in Delhi was started,
and by 1957, there were around seven to eight colleges in the country.
Other colleges like REC Trichy, started offering
architecture as a course of study in the 1960s. Gradually, many of the self-financed, private colleges began offering the subject.
The Centre of Environmental Planning and Technology, (CEPT), Ahmedabad has become very prestigious of late.
Right now, there
are around 100 schools in India, with Maharashtra topping the list with 30 schools.
Premier institutions in the country are IIT
School of Planning and Architecture in Delhi,
J.J School of Architecture in Mumbai.
JN Technological University of Hyderabad,
Anna University, Chennai and
Regulatory organisations in the field of architecture
The Council of Architecture is
the registering body, where every architect has to register himself before he can practice. It was formed after the Indian Architecture
Act of 1972. The Indian Institute of Architects is a professional body and these two organisations take care of the interests of the