Architectural Assistantship

Salient Features of the Course


Programme Title

Diploma course in Architectural Assistantship


Entry Qualification

10+ with science subjects


Course Duration   

Three years


Course structure

Semester system


Industrial Training

4 weeks supervised summer training (task oriented  type) to be provided after fourth semester.
Also the project work course in the sixth semester be linked by providing, as   far as possible, industrial problems as project.                                                 



This course is concerned with the  structural drawings, working drawings and detailed drawings of various components of buildings with the help of graphic representation.  So, architects design buildings as per norms requirements. 


         Diploma holders in Architectural Assistantship are supposed to prepare working drawings of buildings and should have  basic knowledge  of the important materials like; stones, bricks, lime, cement, paints, timber, exterior and interior finishes, glass, plastics, building hardware, roofing materials, additives and admixtures, adhesives etc.

         To prepare structural drawings, working drawings and detailed drawings of various components of buildings with the help of graphic representation.  

         To know, design and execute building interiors.

         To create, manipulate and manage 2D drawings for interior projects with the help of  Computer Aided Drafting and Design.

         To prepare working drawings of various fittings and fixtures and water supply and sanitary installations. 

         To prepare the municipal drawings to get them sanctioned from the local development body.

         To prepare architectural models 

Main Subjects :Three Year Diploma Curricula

         Theory of Design

         Sketching, Lettering and Printing 

         Building Construction 

         Architectural Graphic Presentation

         Workshop Practice for Architecture

         History of Architecture

         Architectural Building Materials  

         Architectural Design 


         Theory of Structure


         Structural Design

         Interior Design

         Computer Aided Design and Drafting 

         Building services 

         Building Bye Laws

         Working Drawing 

         Computer Graphics

         Estimating and Specification writing 

         Site Planning & Landscaping 


Further Education

         Degree through A.I.I.A.

         Degree through A.M.I.E.

         Certain Universities admit diploma students in to 2nd year degree course after entrance exams like J.N. Technological University, Hyderabad and some other Universities.


Employment Opportunities

         Govt. Architect's offices of different state and universities.

         In Govt. engineering offices like P.W.D., Public Health, Irrigation, Town Planning Corporation offices etc. as Draughtsman.

         Teaching jobs.

         Large percentage of diploma holders in Architectural Assistantship find employment with private architects and also majority of them go for self-employment. 

         Some percentage of students may find employment in state housing boards, urban development authorities. 

         Diploma holder in architect assistantship mainly assist the architect who is a degree holder in making drawings and supervising the building under construction 

         In some states local self Govt. does give them license to approve plans of buildings.

         Self employment scope is very much there.