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Q - i want to do architecture and i have completed my graduation in bcom. can i do that?

- Divya


There are two entry level courses for architecture career-
Diploma in Architecture (after 10th or equivalent)
Bachelor of Architecture(BArch.)  (after 10+2 or equivalent)

Admission to  5-year B. Arch. course is subject to various eligibility conditions laid by the concerned authorities and there is one mandatory aptitude test too. According to the Council of Architecture guidelines: -
ELIGIBILITY for Admission :
No candidate, with less than 50% marks in aggregate, shall be admitted to the architecture course unless he/ she has passed an examination at the end of the new 10+2 scheme of Senior School Certificate Examination or equivalent with Mathematics as subjects of examination at the 10+2 level......
All Admissions to Architecture degree course shall be subject to passing of National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) conducted by the Council of Architecture.
(read complete details at http://www.coa.gov.in/school/admission.htm  )

Colleges/institutes can add more eligibility conditions related to qualification, marks, etc.
Considering all this, admission in an approved and recognised architectural institution is going to be really tough for you, if you try now. Also, keep in mind that it is a 5-year course. So, think again and try to understand why you want to switch over.

If you like designing or creative work or want to switch to other field, there are other options too. You can choose any such field  and do a Diploma or short term course and start a career.    
If you are just confused about what to do with your B.Com. degree, there are some suggestions:
  prepare and apply for competitive exams - Banking, Accountant, Civil Services, etc.;
  join accounts, business, management related courses, but only if interested in that field.
Be clear what you actually want to do.

[Answered on November 12, 2014]

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