B.Arch (Bachelor of Architecture)


B.Arch (Bachelor of Architecture)

B.Arch (Bachelor of Architecture)

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Admission of eligible candidates to the Bachelor of Architecture program at Nitte Institute of Architecture (NIA) is based on their aptitude, passion for the program, and the willingness to work hard consistently. Candidate’s creative portfolio review and a personal interview will be part of the assessment for admission.


Candidate must have passed the 10+2 Examination with at least 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, and also 50% marks in aggregate OR a candidate must have passed a 10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject with at least 50% marks in aggregate.

Duration : 5 Years
Intake : 40

In addition to the above, the candidate needs to qualify the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) conducted by the Council of Architecture OR the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main Paper II for Architecture conducted by the competent authority of the Central Government, OR any other test made equivalent to these by the Council of Architecture or competent authority.

The 2020-21 Admission Process

Step 1: Complete and submit application form

Visit to apply online OR download the application form at and email the completed form to

Hardcopies of application forms are also available at the Admissions Office of Nitte (Deemed to be University) and NIA Admin Office. Once completed, the form can be submitted to the NIA Admin Office along with documents noted in Step 2 below. Please note that NIA does not charge an application fee.

Step 2: Submit Creative Portfolio and Document Photocopies

E-mail a copy of your Creative Portfolio* and attested photocopies of the documents listed below to

  • 10th Standard Pass Certificate for proof of date of birth
  • 12th Standard Marks Sheet and Pass Certificate
  • NATA Scorecard OR JEE Main Paper II Scorecard and Rank Card (if available)

*The Creative Portfolio for the admission process should be A4 size and between 5 to 10 pages. A Creative Portfolio is a collection of original creative works showcasing a candidate’s creativity, practical abilities and/or design and thinking skills. It could include paintings, sketches, photographs, writing samples, certificates for classes and workshops attended, or for participation in creative competitions.

Step 3: Counselling & Pre-Admission

Prospective Candidates will be required to appear for an interview that will be used to assess the candidate’s preparedness for taking up the five-year architecture course. Candidates should come for the session with their parents or guardian.

  1. Creative Portfolio
  2. Original plus 3 attested copies of:
    • 12th Standard Marks Sheet OR Diploma Certificate
    • 10th Standard Pass Certificate
    • Government Approved Photo Identity Card

Pre-Admission: Candidates who are selected for admission can opt for pre-admission to the course on payment of Rs. 1,50,500 by cheque. Final admission to NIA is subject to the candidate meeting the minimum Eligibility Criteria specified above. The pre-admission fee will be counted towards the final admission fee for the candidate.

Step 4: Final Admission

Selected candidates should submit the documents listed below along with the prescribed fee as noted in by DD favouring Nitte Deemed to be University payable at Mangaluru by June 15, 2019 to complete the admission process.

List of Documents to be submitted at the Nitte (Deemed to be University) Admissions office if not submitted previously: Original plus 3 attested copies of:

  • NATA Score Card/ JEE Main Paper II Score Card and Rank Card
  • 12th Standard Mark Sheet and Pass Certificate OR Diploma Marks Sheet and Diploma Certificate
  • 10th Standard Pass Certificate for proof of date of birth
  • Transfer Certificate from the institution last attended
  • Conduct Certificate from the Institution last attended
  • Migration Certificate from the Board of the institution last attended
  • Aadhar Card or Passport
  • Physical fitness certificate from a registered medical practitioner
  • Blood group certificate

Recent colour passport photographs with white background

  • 35 mm x 45 mm : 5 numbers
  • 20 mm x 25 mm : 5 numbers

Important Addresses & Contacts

Apply for B.Arch admission


NIA Admin Office

Attention of: Ms.Sithara Shetty
Nitte Institute of Architecture
Paneer Campus, Kotekar Beeri Road, Deralakatte
Mangaluru, Karnataka 575018
Desk: +91 824 2203263
Cellphone: +91 8762123472

Admissions Office, Nitte (Deemed to be University)

Attention of: Ms. Deeptha Rebello
6th Floor, University Enclave
Deralakatte, Mangaluru - 575018
Desk: +91 824 2204310 Cellphone: +91 9480812310

Prof. Vinod Aranha,
Director, Nitte Institute of Architecture

Cellphone: +91 702.249.4808