B.Arch. After Diploma in Architectural Assistantship (IIA Exam Method)

Have you completed Diploma in Architectural Assistantship course? Do you want to get B.Arch. qualification and register with the CoA (Council of Architecture)? If yes, this article will be of help to you. In this article, I’ve mentioned steps to be followed after completing Diploma in Architectural Assistantship, to get qualification that is equivalent to B.Arch. The qualification will also help you to get registered with the CoA!

B.Arch. after Diploma in Architectural Assistantship

Diploma in Architectural Assistantship course can be pursued after completing 10th standard as well as after completing 12th standard (Science stream, mathematics group). For more details about this course, check this article out- Diploma in Architectural Assistantship.


How to get qualification equivalent to B.Arch. after Diploma in Architectural Assistantship?

After completing the diploma course and working for specific period (mentioned ahead in this article) of time under CoA registered architects, candidates may appear for Associate Membership examinations held by the IIA. IIA stands for Indian Institute of Architects.


To appear for the associate membership exam held by the IIA, Diploma in Architectural Assistantship qualification holders must possess specific work experience –

  • For 10th passed Diploma in Architectural Assistantship holders- 2 years work experience
  • For 12th passed Diploma in Architectural Assistantship holders- 1 year work experience


If you satisfy the above mentioned condition, you may appear for the associate membership exams held by the IIA. On clearing relevant exams, you will be awarded qualification which is equivalent to B.Arch. Degree.


You may also check –

Architecture courses after 10th

How to become an Architect in India


After obtaining associate member of IIA (AIIA) qualification, you may even register with the CoA. This qualification will also be of help while applying for Government job (State as well as Central Government).

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