Council of Architecture – Colleges, Registration, Eligibility, Form, Guidelines

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The person who is desiring for the profession of Architect has to register himself/herself with the Council of Architecture. The Council of Architecture (COA) is passed by the Government of India, under the provisions of the Architects Act enacted by the Parliament of India on 1st September 1972. The major functions of the COA are to regulate the education and practice of professions all over India and also to maintain the registration of the architects.

The main aim of the COA is to provide the regulations for the standard of education, recognized qualification and registration of architects and also for their practice. Anyone who wants to register with the COA must possess the required qualifications as mentioned in the Architects Act.

The COA will provide an up to date certificate of Registration if the person is 21 once to it and it also allows him/her to practice the profession of Architecture. It also enables a person to make use of the title and the style of the Architect.

  •  If anyone misuses it or falsely claims to be registered, he will be punished under section 36 or 37 (2) of the Architects Act, 1972.
  • The Architects Regulations, 1989 governs the profession of an architect.
  • A firm of architects can also use the style and title of architect.
  • The Council of Architecture takes care of the standard of education in the institutions.
  • The COA also monitors the eligibility criteria for admission, course duration, content, examination, and also the standard of staff and accommodation.

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COA Registration

Before going to the COA registration process, always have a scanned copy of your documents such as photo, provisional certificate, etc. Here are some steps to be followed during the registration process for the COA:

  1. Go to the website https://www.coa.gov.in/
  2. Click the option “Student enrollment”.
  3. Search the Institute or College name
  4. Enter your academic year.
  5. Enter the details such as name, date of birth, etc.
  6. Upload the necessary documents required.

NOTE: 

  • The photo size should be in the range of 4 to 10kb.
  • The signature should be between 2 to 4kb.
  • The provisional certificate should be between 20 to 100kb.

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COA Address

The Council of Architect (COA) address is given below

Council of Architecture,
India Habitat Centre,
Core 6-A, First Floor,
Lodhi Road,
New Delhi- 110 003.
Tel: 011- 24648415, 011- 24654172.

COA Approved Colleges

There are 92 colleges approved by the Council of Architects. They are

Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, [NMIMS] Mumbai Mumbai, MaharashtraLovely Professional University, [LPU] Jalandhar Jalandhar, PunjabHindustan Institute of Technology & Science, [HITS] Chennai Chennai, Tamil NaduDIT University, Dehradun Dehradun, UttarakhandSharda University, Greater Noida Greater Noida, Uttar PradeshManipal University, [MUJ] Jaipur Jaipur, Rajasthan
Mody University of Technology and Science, [MITS] Sikar Sikar, RajasthanShri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra Katra, Jammu and KashmirGalgotias University, Noida Greater Noida, Uttar PradeshKarpagam University, Coimbatore Coimbatore, Tamil NaduKR Mangalam University, [KRMU] Gurgaon Gurgaon, HaryanaAmity University, Gurgaon Gurgaon, Haryana
GD Goenka University, [GDGU] Gurgaon Gurgaon, HaryanaREVA University, Bangalore Bangalore / Bengaluru, KarnatakaITM University, [ITMU] Gwalior Gwalior, Madhya PradeshChandigarh University, [CU] Chandigarh Mohali, PunjabChitkara University, [CU] Patiala Patiala, PunjabApex Institute of Engineering and Technology, [AIET] Jaipur Jaipur, Rajasthan
Dr KN Modi University, [DKNMU] Tonk Tonk, RajasthanNIMS University, [NIMSU] Jaipur Jaipur, RajasthanAmity University, [AU] Jaipur Jaipur, RajasthanVivekananda Global University, [VGU] Jaipur Jaipur, RajasthanThangavelu Engineering College, [TEC] Chennai Chennai, Tamil NaduMangalayatan University, [MU] Aligarh Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh
Invertis University, [IU] Bareilly Bareilly, Uttar PradeshMonad University, [MU] Hapur Hapur, Uttar PradeshApollo Institute of Hospital Management and Allied Science, [AIHMAS] Chennai Chennai, Tamil NaduAmity School of Rural Management, [ASRM] Noida Noida, Uttar PradeshManipal University, [MU] Manipal Manipal, KarnatakaJagannath University, [JNU] Jaipur Jaipur, Rajasthan
Amity Institute of Physiotherapy, [AIP] Noida Noida, Uttar PradeshRoyal Global University, [RGU] Guwahati Guwahati, AssamSushant School of Art and Architecture, [SSAA] Gurgaon Gurgaon, HaryanaAmity College of Commerce & Finance, [ACCF] Noida Noida, Uttar PradeshPoornima University, [PU] Jaipur Jaipur, RajasthanSri Sri University, Cuttack Cuttack, Orissa
Sat Priya School of Architecture and Design, Rohtak Rohtak, HaryanaRajalakshmi School of Architecture, Chennai Chennai, Tamil NaduPR Patil College of Architecture, Amravati Amravati, MaharashtraParul Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, Vadodara Vadodara, GujaratOmDayal Group of Institutions, Howrah Howrah, West BengalMohamed Sathak AJ Academy of Architecture, Kanchipuram Kanchipuram, Tamil Nad
Masterji College of Architecture, Warangal Warangal, TelanganaManipal School of Architecture and Planning, Manipal Manipal, KarnatakaMAM School of Architecture, Thiruchirapalli Thiruchirapalli, Tamil NaduInstitute of Technology and Management Universe, Vadodara Vadodara, GujaratInstitute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, Palampur Palampur, Himachal PradeshIndus University, Ahmedabad Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Holy Crescent College of Architecture, Ernakulam Ernakulam, KeralaHimgiri Zee University, Dehradun Dehradun, UttarakhandGateway College of Architecture and Design, Sonepat Sonipat, HaryanaGanga Institute of Architecture and Town Planning, Jhajjar Jhajjar, HaryanaDevaki Amma's Guruvayurappan College of Architecture, Malappuram Malappuram, KeralaDev Bhoomi Group of Institutions, Dehradun Dehradun, Uttarakhand
Chitkara School of Mass Communication, Chandigarh Chandigarh, PunjabBalwant Sheth School of Architecture, Mumbai Mumbai, MaharashtraAPG Shimla University, Shimla Shimla, Himachal PradeshAmity School of Fine Arts, Noida Noida, Uttar PradeshAmity School of Computer Sciences, Noida Noida, Uttar PradeshAmity Nursing College, New Delhi delhi, Delhi NCR
Amity Institute of Pharmacy, Noida Noida, Uttar PradeshAmity Institute of NanoTechnology, Noida Noida, Uttar PradeshAmity Institute of Global Legal Education and Research, Noida Noida, Uttar PradeshAmity University, [AU] Kolkata Kolkata, West BengalApex Professional University, [APU] Pasighat Pasighat, Arunachal PradeshTamilnadu School of Architecture, Coimbatore Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
College of Architecture Trivendrum, Thiruvananthapuram Thiruvananthapuram, KeralaJagannath University NCR Haryana, Bahadurgarh Bahadurgarh, HaryanaJagannath University, Jaipur Jaipur, RajasthanMody University, [MU] Sikar Kota, RajasthanLovely Professional University Distance Education, [LPU-DE] Delhi Phagwara, PunjabAmity University, Mumbai Mumbai, Maharashtra
SRM Engineering College, [SRM] Kanchipuram Kanchipuram, Tamil NaduSharda Group of Institutions, [SGI] Agra Agra, Uttar PradeshBrindavan Group of Institutions, Bangalore Bangalore / Bengaluru, KarnatakaSanskar Educational Group, [SEG] Ghaziabad Ghaziabad, Uttar PradeshSigma College of Architecture, [SICA] Kanyakumari Kanyakumari, Tamil NaduEast West School of Architecture, [EWSA] Bangalore Bangalore / Bengaluru, Karnataka
Sanaka Educational Trust's Group of Institutions, [SETGOI] Durgapur Durgapur, West BengalAnant National University, [ANU] Ahmedabad Ahmedabad, GujaratRani Rashmoni School of Architecture, [RRSA] Durgapur Durgapur, West BengalAxis Colleges, Kanpur Kanpur, Uttar PradeshAwadh College of Architecture, Jamshedpur Jamshedpur, JharkhandMarian College of Architecture & Planning, [MCAP] Thiruvananthapuram Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Amity University, Dubai Noida, Uttar PradeshApex Group of Institutions, Jaipur Jaipur, RajasthanInstitute of Design Education and Architectural Studies, [IDEAS] Nagpur Nagpur, MaharashtraAditya Academy of Architecture and Design, [AAAD] Bangalore Bangalore / Bengaluru, KarnatakaVMRF School of Architecture and Planning, [VMRFSAP] Chennai Kanchipuram, Tamil NaduGanga Group of Institutions, [GGI] New Delhi Delhi, Delhi NCR
Om Sterling Global University, [OSGU] Hisar Haryana,Swarrnim Startup & Innovation University, [SSIU] Gandhinagar Gandhinagar, Gujarat

Council of Architecture Renewal Form

The Council of Architecture can be renewed by following the procedures given below

  1. Before going for applying for the renewal of the COA, it is advised to have the scanned copies of the required documents including your original degree.
  2. Send the scanned copy of your original degree to the council of architecture renewal email ID [email protected]
  3. Or else you can submit the application for renewal along with the COA registration certificate(original) directly at the “Council of Architecture” office or you can send it to the Registrar by registered post.
  4. The prescribed fee for the renewal of COA is Rs.600/-

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Council of Architecture (COA) Norms

The Council of Architecture or COA follows certain acts such as The Architects Act, 1972, Rules 1973, Regulations 1982, COA( Minimum Standards of Architectural Education) Regulations 1983, Architects (Professional Conduct) Regulations 1989. All the rules and regulations specified in the above acts can be seen in a detailed manner in the link: https://www.coa.gov.in/index1.php?&lang=1&level=0&linkid=6&lid=10

Council of Architecture (COA) Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria defined by COA for all the institutions to follow include

  1. The students must have passed with a minimum of 50% on the board exams of the senior secondary with Mathematics as the main subject.
  2. Or the students must have passed with a minimum of 50% on the Diploma with Mathematics.

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Council of Architecture Guidelines

There are 6 articles mentioned on the official website of COA for guidelines. They are

  1. Article number one focuses on eligibility. The participation in all the competitions will be open to
    1. Architects and firms i.e those are registered with COA.
    2. Students from the teaching institution 
    3. But the promoter of the competition, assessor, or partners cannot join.
  2. The article 2 focuses on the competition.
  3. Article 3 deals with the Board of Assessors.
  4. Article 4 says about the prizes, Honoraria, and mentions.
  5. Article 5 focuses on the copyright and right of ownership.
  6. Finally, article 6 says about all the competition designs that are disqualified.

FAQ

How do I get a council of architecture license?

Ans. COA License can be obtained by registering on the website https://www.coa.gov.in

How do I contact the Council of Architecture?

Ans. COA can be contacted by using the address:
Council of Architecture,
India Habitat Centre,
Core 6-A, First Floor,
Lodhi Road,
New Delhi- 110 003.
Tel: 011- 24648415, 011- 24654172.

How do I renew my Council of Architectural Registration?

Ans. Here is the process of how to renew COA registration:
1. Before going for applying for the renewal of the COA, it is advised to have the scanned copies of the required documents including your original degree.
2. Send the scanned copy of your original degree to the council of architecture renewal email ID [email protected]
3. Or else you can submit the application for renewal along with the COA registration certificate(original) directly at the “Council of Architecture” office or you can send it to the Registrar by registered post.
4. The prescribed fee for the renewal of COA is Rs.600/-

How long does it take for COA registration?

Ans. Once you have finished registering for COA, it may take around one month to get processed.

How do I register online with COA?

Ans. Here is the process for registration:
1. Go to the website https://www.coa.gov.in/
2.
Click the option “Student enrollment”.
3.
Search the Institute or College name
4.
Enter your academic year.
5.
Enter the details such as name, date of birth, etc.
6. Upload the necessary documents required


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