AIA - 721 Axis Institute of Architecture
Course Offered : B.Arch. (Five Year Degree Programme)
Axis Institute of Architecture, an initiative of the Axis Group through its Axis Education Society, first institute of architectural profession in Kanpur, is situated in Axis Knowledge City, Rooma, Hathipur Kanpur on the Kanpur – Allahabad Highway.
The B.Arch. first degree course in Architecture offered by AIA is recognized by AICTE, New Delhi and affiliated to GBTU, Lucknow. The course is of five year (10 Semesters) full time duration. The curriculum of the same includes lectures, tutorials, practicals, seminars, educational tours and regular site visits. The seventh semester of the course is devoted to practical training in a professional organization allotted / approved by the Director.
Vision and Mission
The AIA has a mission to produce the best architects of the state to take up the challenges of physical, socio cultural and environmental development of global standards.
To impart quality education to students from highly qualified and experienced faculty for making them the best architects of the country.
To promote the individual talents of the students by launching numbers of prizes, medals trophies and also by bringing out a magazine.
Campus and Infrastructure
The AIA is the first institute of its kind in Kanpur offering B.Arch. 5 year degree course. Its campus alongwith other institutes AITM offering B.Tech. in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, AIFT offering B.FAD., AIHE offering BBA and BCA and also the administration etc has an area of about 75 acres of land with well designed landscape and its totally Wi-Fi with all its buildings air conditioned.
The AIA has its own four storied building block with approx. total area of around 5000 SQ. M. to impart quality education. It also has excellent lab and library facilities with audio visual lecture theatres, workshop, art room and construction yard etc. in natural and man made surroundings.
In addition, the AIA has an advantage of sharing facilities of central library, central workshop, central administration, canteen, auditorium and other amenities.
Photography / environmental lab (climatology), material bureau, exhibition room are upcoming facilities in the institute.
Ample employment opportunities are available to architects in various fields :
An architect may be a direct government employee or hired as a consultant. Public architects get to work with Ministry of Urban Development, Central Public Works Department (CPWD) and with local bodies, improvement trusts, Municipal Corporation and other bodies engaged in the development of towns and cities.
CPWD and State PWD are responsible for a wide range of projects such as housing and commercial complexes, educational institutions, sports complexes, hospitals, factories, hostels, airports, roads, bridges etc.
Other major public sector bodies employing architects are Town and Country Planning Organization, The National Building Organization, HUDCO, The National Building Construction Corporation Ltd, Hindustan Prefeb Ltd. etc.
Corporate architects are employed within the retail, office manufacturing, medical and hospitality industries and there are numerous job choices and opportunities available at various construction and designing companies.
In addition, as professional experts in the field of building design and construction, architects use their unique creative skills to advise individuals, property owners and developers, community groups, local authorities and commercial organizations as private practitioners.
An architect may be employed in Amy / Air Force / Navy and can also work as teachers.