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Nitte Institute of Architecture (NIA), Mangaluru: Shaping Future In Architecture

Architecture, as a profession, is ever-changing and evolving. It is a blend of creative freedom, personal expression and technical awareness. It is creative in terms of design & aesthetics; and technical in terms of the process of construction. An architect takes on different roles in the various stages of the design & construction process, experiencing the best of both worlds. Nitte Institute of Architecture (NIA), Mangaluru is all enough to give you the best in Architect studies. Nitte Institute of Architecture (NIA), Mangaluru was established in 2015, as a constituent college of Nitte Deemed to be a University (DU), one of the premier universities in Karnataka. The university has been accredited with an A+ grade by the National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC) and is ranked among the top 100 universities in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) and the top 450 universities in Asia by the QS World University Rankings.

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In the same philanthropic spirit, in order to make architectural education accessible to all, Nitte DU has announced excellence scholarships in Architecture, for students based on their academic performance and aptitude in architecture. NIA will now offer a full tuition fee waiver for the top three students, and a 65% concession in tuition fees to five students, as a part of this new scholarship scheme. This is in addition to the existing university-wide scholarships to meritorious students.

 Architecture is a unique profession that provides its students with a global perspective and allows them to follow their passion, by providing a wide range of employment options, from entrepreneurship and private practice to urban design and allied design fields such as product and graphic design.

Nitte DU has identified architecture as one of the key domains that contribute to the building of this great nation. As a developing country, both rural and urban India is witnessing unprecedented growth and requires trained design professionals. So the first step to a career in architecture is a BArch or bachelor’s in Architecture. NIA offers a 5-year Bachelor in Architecture programme that is approved by the Council of Architecture (CoA) and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

The progressive curriculum at NIA was developed by academic and professional entities from around the world and has been designed to integrate hands-on practical training with theory-based education. Design excellence is encouraged through rigorous theoretical training, experiential learning, critical thinking, innovative pedagogy, craft and skill-building, dialogue and collaboration. The programme hopes to lead a new generation of holistic professionals that work with a deeper understanding of architecture by bringing together meaningful insights of experiential learning from both academia and professional practice.

The institute has been envisioned as a centre for excellence in tropical architecture with partners across the globe and plans to offer undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes in architecture, urban studies and design.

For more information regarding scholarships for architecture, please visit or email [email protected]. The Institute also provides tours of its campus located at Paneer, Deralakatte. Please call +91 70228 27317 to schedule a tour.

One may also contact Prof Vinod Aranha, director, Nitte Institute of Architecture: 7022494808.

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