Sir J. J. College of Architecture, Mumbai
Mumbai

Established

1857

Streams

Engineering, Science

Ownership

Government

Status

College Type

Postgraduate, Undergraduate

Overview

Sir J. J. College of Architecture, Mumbai is an architecture school located in Mumbai, affiliated to University of Mumbai in Maharashtra. Asia’s first architecture school, the college was set up in 1857 as the Bombay School of Art & Industry by Sir Jamshetjee Jeejeebhoy, with the recognition and formation of a separate and independent Department of Architecture of the Sir JJ School of Art in 1913. In 1952, the department of architecture became a department of the University of Mumbai, and the school became the Sir JJ College of Architecture.

Sharing its premises with Sir J. J. School of Art and Sir J.J. School of Commercial Art, it is now rented from Government of Maharashtra as per the deed of Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy. Today, the college occupies two buildings commonly known as “Old Building” (a heritage building on campus) and “New Building”, housing the teaching and non-teaching departments along with a small workshop area and canteen space.

It offers two courses: the undergraduate Bachelor of Architecture (five years) and postgraduate Master of Architecture (2 years). The B.Arch course intake of seats for every academic year is approximately 70 students. Every academic year begins in the month of August and ends in the month of April.

Campus

Located on Dr. Dadabhai Naoroji Road, the 21 acres campus comprises three majestic buildings for education purposes and residence. The Sir Jamsedjee Jeejeebhoy School of Art, called after the distinguished Parsee Baronet Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy, was first opened for pupils in 1857. The first building erected on this campus was housing the old Sydenham College.

The college occupies the “Old Building” and “New Building” housing the teaching and non-teaching departments along with a small workshop area and canteen space. The Old Building is one of the heritage buildings in the campus.

Campus facilities a library, a seminar hall, several lecture halls, canteen and workshops

Academics

Undergraduate course:

Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) – 5 years

Postgraduate course:

Master of Architecture (M.Arch) – 2 years

Placements:

Sir JJ College of Architecture has a training and placement cell for arranging the placement procedure for the students and providing them with adequate training programmes on personality development and communication skills to help them to understand and prepare for the recruitment process. The college also conducts mock tests and practice sessions on aptitude, quantitative ability, logical and reasoning to prepare students for the final Interview and written test. The placement procedure is as follows:

  • The training and placement cell contacts recruiting companies and sends them annexures to obtain the necessary information and fixes dates for the placement drives and pre-placement talks.
  • Students are required to register with the training and placement cell and provide the relevant information to qualify for the recruitment procedure.
  • The recruitment process comprises three steps- the written test, group discussion and interview rounds. Students clearing all three rounds will be jobs and salary packages depending upon their performance and overall academic merit.

Placement highlights (2018-20): students graduating between 2018-2020 recorded a median CTC of INR 2.4 LPA, the highest CTC being INR 3 LPA. Recruiters included Amazon, Freelancer, Hsc Design and Ingrain Architects and K Raheja Corp among others.

General Information

Library
Yes
Campus Size
21 acres
Internet Wi-Fi
Yes

Admission

Undergraduate Admissions: B.Arch. (67 seats)

Selection Criteria: JEE (Main)/NATA scores

Eligibility: 10+2 with PCM from a recognised board with a minimum of 50% marks.

Admission Process:

  • Students must register for admission by filling and submitting the online application form along with all required documents and payment of the application fee.
  • Students have to apply and appear for the JEE (Main) and/or NATA examinations.
  • Students meeting the required cutoffs based on the scores/ranks obtained in the entrance exams will be invited for the counselling process for seat allocation. Students may confirm their admission by verifying all documents and paying the fees.

Postgraduate Admissions: M.Arch. (12 seats)

Selection Criteria: MAH-M.Arch-CET scores

Eligibility: B.Arch. degree from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% marks.

Admission Process:

  • Students must register for admission by filling and submitting the online application form along with all required documents and payment of the application fee.
  • Students have to apply and appear for the MAH-M.Arch-CET examination.
  • Students meeting the required cutoffs based on the scores/ranks obtained in the entrance exams will be invited for the counselling process of PICT for seat allocation. Students may confirm their admission by verifying all documents and paying the fees.

Fees: First year fees are as follows:

B.Arch.- INR 17,385  

M.Arch.- INR 9,130

Achievement

Sir J. J. College of Architecture was ranked third for architecture by India Today in 2021.

The college houses heritage buildings in its campus and was recognised as a participant under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) ECO (Energy Conservation and Commercialisation) III Project by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) — India in 2008. Every year, the school publishes a magazine known as “Shilpsagar” (“the ocean of crafts”). 

Accommodation

There is no on campus hostel facility at Sir JJ College of Architecture, but students can avail provisional hostel facilities available for boys and girls.

Sir J. J. College of Architecture

Information

Website : http://www.sirjjarchitecture.org/

Address : 78/3, Dr Dadabhai Naoroji Rd, Dhobi Talao, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Area, Fort, Mumbai

Email : [email protected]

Contact : +91 2222621649

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