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Architectural Assistantship

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Details of the Course
1. Course  Title Diploma course in Architectural Assistantship
2. Entry Qualification 10th /12th
3. Course Duration    Three years -10th  / Two years – 12th
4. Course structure Semester system
5. Course deals with A. structural drawings
B. working drawings and detailed drawings of various components of buildings with the help of graphic representation. 


Functions of Architectural Assistantship

  • They prepare working drawings of buildings and should have basic knowledge of the important materials like; stones, bricks, lime, cement, paints, timber, exterior and interior finish, 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 in 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 
  • Climatology
  • Theory of Structure
  • Surveying 
  • 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 

Higher Study

  • Degree through A.I.I.A.
  • Degree through A.M.I.E.
  • Certain Universities admit diploma students in to 2nd year degree course

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 from colleges
  • 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.


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