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INDIA
Number of inhabitants 1,008,937,000
Number of architects 25,000
Index of architects per inhabitant 0.024‰
 
 

Admittance to the profession

EDUCATION

Establishing of education standards or recognition of study plans Yes
Regular supervision by an independent body Yes
Relevant authorities COUNCIL FOR ARCHITECTURE
Recognised educational centers 106 SCHOOLS OF ARCHITECTURE
Duration of studies 5 years
 
INTERNSHIP
Compulsory Yes
Is it structured and recorded? Yes
Duration  
 
EXAMINATION
Compulsory examination by an external authority to the education Yes
Examining body  
 
TITLE GRANTED
Academic title B. ARCH Authority that grants the academic title University
Job title ARCHITECT Authoriry that grants the job title Council of Architecture
Additional notes  
 
Professional practice
Regulated profession Yes
Inscription in register compulsory Yes
Registering entity COUNCIL OF ARCHITECTURE
Law regulating profession Architects Act of 1972
Additional notes  
 
ARCHITECT'S COMPETENCES
Description Design of all types of buildings, and in collaboration with other professionals, structures and installations. Feasibility studies, drafting of technical documentation, control of construction costs, supervision and co-ordination of the constrution. Urban planning and development, design of urban infrastructure, landscape design, supervision and co-ordination of the urban planning and landscape projects. Design of interiors, fittings and objects, appraisal services, consulting and technical expertise, valuation and arbitration.
 
MECHANISM CHECKING LICENSE TO PRACTISE
Description Architects' registration is checked by local authorities during the approval of building plans.
 
ARCHITECT'S LIABILITY
Description  
Source  
 
INSURANCE
Compulsory No
Description  
 
FEES
Does a fee scale exist? Yes
Compulsory Yes
Recommended No
Published by The Indian Institute of Architects, Council of Architecture
Additional notes The fee scale is actually under revision
 
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Compulsory No
Is it audited? No
Organising body/ies The Indian Institute of Architects
Description The IIA organises workshops and programmes through its Chapters and centres throughout the country.
 
CODE OF ETHICS
Does it exist? Yes
Constituting body The Indian Institute of Architects, Council of Architecture
 
OTHER PROFESSIONALS INVOLVED IN THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS
Are there others who may legally provide similar services to architects? No
Title Competences
   
Other professionals in the provision of architectural services
Title Competences
ENGINEER (Structural, HVAC, Public Health) Parts of projects, according to their speciality.
QUANTITY SURVEYOR  
 
ADDITIONAL NOTES
 
 
PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURAL BODIES
Name of body Competences
THE INDIAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS Organising and uniting in fellowship the architects of India in order to promote aesthetic, scientific and practical efficiency of the profession. International representation of the Indian architects. Library, publications, cultural activities, CPD
COUNCIL OF ARCHITECTURE Register
 
 
Foreign architects
Can a foreign architect practice independently? No
 
LAW/S REGULATING PRACTICE
 
 
REQUIREMENTS
Origin 1  
Origin 2  
Origin 3  
 
PROCEDURE
 
 
EXPENSES
 
 
DOCUMENTATION
Origin 1  
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If foreign architects are authorised to work independently, what type of collaboration with national architects is recommended?  
In the event that foreign architects are not authorised to work independently, what is the stipulated formula of collaboration with national architects? Prior permission of the Government of India for specific project is required

ADDITIONAL NOTES
 

Useful addresses
THE INDIAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS
Prospect Chambers Annexe, 5th Floor, Dr. D. N. Road, Fort
400 001  Mumbai
Tel: 91-22-204 6972 /228 4805
Fax: 91-22-283 2516
e-mail: iia@vsnl.com
URL: www.iia-india.org
 

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