JSS Institute of Architecture and Planning

BMS College of Architecture-Bull Temple Road, Bengaluru

BMS COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE (BMSCA), Bull Temple Road, Bangalore is one of the premier Institutions imparting Architectural education since last 40 years. Began in 1980 as Department of Architecture and recognized as independent College of Architecture since 2016, BMSCA is approved by Council of Architecture, New Delhi & affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi. BMSCA continues to work with the vision of ‘FOSTER GROWTH & NURTURE CREATIVITY’ and a strong mission ‘To be a landmark institution by imparting quality Architectural Education strengthened through Innovation, Research & Consultancy to produce responsible Architects for the Society’. BMSCA aims to provide an enriched academic environment and being one of the oldest and recognized Institutions of Architecture located in a culturally rich oldest neighborhoods of Bangalore and well connected to all areas, boasts of a vast campus equipped with the best of infrastructure and landscapes. BMS Educational Trust & Management provides a reliable, benevolent support and necessary infrastructure for a valuable academic environment. In the NIRF Ranking 2020 by MHRD, BMSCA stood in the top 15 Institutions in India, in Outlook survey 2020 BMSCA was 1st in Bangalore & 4th under private institutions in India and in IndiaToday survey 2020 BMSCA stood 1st in Bangalore, 3rd in Karnataka and 10th in India. Under the leadership of Director, Dr. Mamatha P Raj, BMSCA strives to provide the best in architectural education and knowledge.

The institution offers national and international platform for students to perform well and excel. BMSCA instills essential values to pursue and fulfil the aspirations of the profession and society in creating better places to live and flourish. BMSCA offers five-year full-time Bachelor's degree in Architecture (B. Arch) and Master's degree (M. Arch) in Habitat Design and is a recognized Research center offering Doctoral Program under VTU. Students are instilled with professional abilities and societal moral values as well. Best of qualified Faculty, world class Infrastructure & outstanding curriculum is provided for the academic growth and up-to-date knowledge dispersal to students.

Core faculty comprises of a strong team of well qualified and experienced architects with Master’s degree from eminent Indian and foreign universities, pursuing research and various innovative activities under various disciplines. Faculty keep updating their skills and knowledge by attending conferences, publishing and presenting research papers. They encourage student to keep up their academic rigor and learning curve. Professors with Doctoral degree are recognized research supervisors under VTU and conduct research under various disciplines ranging from architecture, design, sustainability to urban design & urban planning. Faculty from Engineering, Humanities, Art and well qualified Librarians, Sports Instructor & student Counselor aid in overall development of students. Faculty have won many awards. Additionally, eminent visiting faculty from the profession are invited regularly to studios, and also to deliver expert lectures and preside as jurors in design reviews. An efficient Non-teaching staff assist in smooth running of the college administration.

Students have been participating and winning many awards in national and International design competitions, conferences, seminars, workshops, technical paper presentations, co-curricular as well as extra-curricular activities bringing laurels to the institution.
The Infrastructure at BMSCA includes well quipped, well-furnished academic studios, classrooms, laboratories & workshops such as Computer lab, Innovation lab, Model making, Carpentry, Climatology, Acoustics, Illumination, Art lab and Construction yard, Library with nearly 10000 books and other supporting spaces. Latest equipment is always added to the labs such as 3D plotter, laser cutting & engraving machine which enables conduction of innovative experiments. Outdoor spaces include Open air theatre, plazas, construction yard and quadrangles reinforce studio learnings and conducting outdoor workshops such as bamboo workshop. All amenities are provided including canteen, kiosks, sports facilities, Gym, bank, clinic, stationary outlet, hostels and parking facilities.

The Curriculum is a well-balanced, advanced and regularly updated comprising of a good combination of Studio and Lecture courses. Under both design studios and theory courses, continuous evaluation of the students' works is followed to ensure quality in the outcome. Many hands-on workshops are conducted regularly, visits to site and themed study tours under faculty supervision to various prominent national level and international places ensures a good exposure to students. A fair evaluation system is in place along with a systematic and disciplined conduction of classroom sessions and examinations.
BMSCA conducts annual fest with various other competitions, events and hosts speakers from international platforms as well, regular co-curricular, extra-curricular & cultural events are conducted for overall growth of students. BMSCA Alumni force comprises of accomplished graduates in the field doing exceptionally well and contributing to the academic discourse as well.

Engineering Programs:


Accreditations & Affiliations:

  • NIRF RANKING IN 2020- 14th RANK


  • Canteen,
  • Hostel for Boys,
  • Hostel for Girls,
  • Bank,
  • Sports and Gymnasium
  • Health centre
  • Internet in Campus
  • MPH
  • OUTDOOR INFORMAL SPACES (Shilavana, Quadrangles, construction yard, Open-air theatre)

Campus Location:

Bull Temple Road, Bengaluru - 560019


Dr. Mamatha P. Raj

Contact College:

Phone: 080-26622125, 26, 27

Email : info@bmsca.org, director@bmsca.org, director.bmsarch@gmail.com

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