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Panjab University, Chandigarh

About Chandigarh College of Architecture

Chandigarh College of Architecture (CCA), Chandigarh was established on 7th August 1961 and it was set up as a part of the great Chandigarh Experiment to impart co-education in Architecture.

The college is affiliated with the Panjab University, Chandigarh. It is recognized & approved by Council of Architecture (COA), New Delhi.

The college caters to the needs of architectural education largely of the north-western region, covering the regions of India including the states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir as well as the Union Territory of Chandigarh.

The fundamental aim of the CCA is to impart spiritually-oriented and value-based education to young aspirants under circumstances congenial to their all-round development. It encourages the students to aim at excellence not only in academic pursuits but also in every aspect of human endeavor to achieve perfection.

The campus is housed inside the PEC University of Technology (formerly Punjab Engineering College) Campus, Sector 12 in Chandigarh. CCA is widely spread in 5 acres campus with its outdoor games grounds like cricket ground, basketball court, volleyball court and also has a special facility with gymnasium.

At present, the college offers five years undergraduate course in Architecture stream with providing proficient teaching with needful techniques under the affiliating university.

This undergraduate course is divided into two stages:

  • Stage One is from the first semester to the sixth semester, awarding the Degree of Bachelor of Building Science. A university examination is held at the end of each semester
  • Stage Two is from the seventh semester to the tenth Semester, awarding the degree of Bachelor of Architecture. A university examination is held at the end of each semester
  • The college has a vibrant campus life with a wide range of opportunities to fill your free time
  • The college has an impressive and pollution-free campus with panoramic green surroundings, elegant landscaping and beautiful flower-beds
  • The college has separate individual departments for all subjects with young, dynamic faculty and non-teaching staff and with good results
  • The college has a well qualified and experienced faculty duly reinforced by visiting faculty of eminent professionals drawn from the field in the disciplines of architecture, planning, urban design, engineering, humanities etc.
  • The college has well-equipped with modern facilities like library, laboratory, classrooms, computer lab, canteen, seminar halls, common rooms, multipurpose halls, playground & hostel etc.
  • A sufficient number of classrooms with varying sizes are made available for the smooth conduct of different classes in the college
  • The college has a library with a good number of books (both text and reference) on various subjects to meet the needs of the students as well as the teachers with reading room facility. Daily Newspapers and selected journals are also regularly subscribed
  • State of the Art Laboratories with sufficient space and all the necessary equipment are made available to various departments
  • The college has taken up the responsibility of imparting necessary, effective and practical education to the students so that they can reach great heights and attain maximum achievements in their life
  • The college runs a canteen inside the campus where staff and students can have meals and snacks prepared in a hygienic manner and at an affordable cost
  • Internet & Wi-Fi facilities may be availed by the students and teachers as per their needs
  • Transportation facility is available for the students
  • The college also has a hostel with providing all the facilities, security and good atmosphere, best suited for studies of the boys & girls coming from far-off places
  • The college has a large playground with well-equipment for different sports
  • A medical facility has been available in the college for the benefit of the students
  • State Government and Central Government offers a number of scholarships to the meritorious students and the students belonging to SC / ST / OBC
  • A special complaint cell has been formed for the female students in the college. Students can directly complain orally or by written application to the head of the cell. Apart from this, Ragging is strictly prohibited on the college campus
  • To sharpen the skill of students and their personality development, various curricular and extra-curricular activities are the regular features of the institution
  • The college also organizes workshops, seminars, and conferences for improving teaching skills and methodology
  • To support their academic program, workshops, seminars and special lectures in various areas are organized in the college from time to time by eminent professionals from diverse fields
Levels of study
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) Full Time 5 Years 10+2
  • Library
  • Hostel
  • Laboratories
  • Internet
  • Classroom
  • Placement
  • Workshop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Seminar Halls
  • Playground
  • Curricular Activities
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • Medical Facility
  • Outdoor Stadium
  • Common Rooms
  • Computer Lab
  • Cafeteria/Canteen
  • Anti Ragging
  • Public Transportation





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