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Planning & Architecture

The Planning & Architecture Career Family involves the designing of any built environment, structure or object, from town planning, urban design to furniture and other objects. It comprises of studying the planning, design and construction of various establishments.

Career Strengths

It refers to an orientation to look at the big picture and come up with unique ways of doing things. This requires one to do considerable research, thinking and modelling.
It refers to the orientation to create and express ideas creatively. It requires one to focus on every detail of the product including its aesthetic appeal.

Remuneration that an individual receives monthly for his/ her professional services

Division of an individual’s time and focus between working and leisure activities

Opportunities given to an individual to scale upwards in the organization

Opportunities given to an individual to travel and interact with experts in a professional setting

Opportunities given to an individual to innovate on new ideas and projects at work

Career Roles

1. Architect

Architects work in the construction industry, designing new buildings, restoring and conserving old buildings and developing new ways of using existing buildings. They are involved in construction projects from the early stages to completion.

Career Road Map

  • School
  • Graduation
  • Job and Career

At school level, students should ideally pick up Science and Mathematics. If the school provides an opportunity, classes in Design and Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) should also be taken. Minimum requirement to get into a top college is 80% marks in class 10+2.

The best suited course is Bachelor of Architecture/ Master of Architecture. Students who take up Physics and Mathematics during their under graduation can also take up Architecture at the Postgraduate level. Click here for the top colleges.

Architects can pursue a career across a range of specialties such as landscape architecture, interior architecture, environmental design etc. It gives individuals the opportunity to experiment with different ideas and explore innovative ways of doing projects.

2. Urban Planner

Urban Planners keep in mind the future needs of the city's population and recommend placement of various infrastructure such as schools or roads etc.

Career Road Map

  • School
  • Graduation
  • Job and Career

At school level, a combination of any four subjects is possible. Taking up Humanities would be the ideal choice for the student.

The best suited course is Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies/ Master of Arts in Development Studies. Click here for the top colleges.

Urban Planners develop land use plans and programs that help create communities, accommodate population growth, and revitalize physical facilities in towns, cities, counties and metropolitan areas. They have the opportunity to be creative and explore different ideas in their field.