Rizvi College of Architecture
Rizvi College of Architecture
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Course B.Arch
Establishment 1992
Management Self
Afilated to University of Mumbai

Rizvi College of Architecture was established in August 1992 by Dr. Akhtar Hasan Rizvi, the well known builder and developer, in keeping with his cherished dream of setting up a network of academic institution that would develop into a modern university. 

Rizvi College of Architecture has been affiliated with the University of Mumbai and has been granted approval by the AICTE for its five year Degree Course in Architecture with an annual intake of 40 students. Rizvi College of Architecture aims to evolve into a school of architectural thought focussing on the human, socio-cultural, environmental, scientific and technological, aesthetic and philosophical values. The academic programme of the College follows the syllabus of the University of Mumbai. The courses are structured to orient the studies in a range of contexts, which includes rural, urban, metropolitan, regional, national and international. Architecture as a synthesis in space and time calls for focussing on the heritage and conservation issues on one side and the innovative and developmental aspects on the other. 

Rizvi College of Architecture has a faculty with rich national and international professional experience and a high standard of academic background. The faculty consists of full-time core faculty and part-time visiting faculty ensuring a higher faculty student ratio than 1:10 as required by the AICTE. Professor Akhtar Chauhan FIIA, architect planner, is the founder principal of the college.







5 years



Candidates shall be eligible for admission to the First Year of the Bachelors’  Degree programme in Architecture  if they have obtained at least 50% marks in aggregate, with Mathematics as a subject of the examination at the Higher Secondary or equivalent (10+2) level.


The RCA has its own library whose collection is growing at a high rate. The present collection covers the subjects of arts, graphics, architectural data, construction, design, architectural theory, history, interiors, landscape, urban design, town planning, housing and technology. The RCA subscribes to numerous Indian and foreign magazines and journals. The library is open from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m

Rizvi Education Society's library network includes 5 institutional libraries with books covering a whole range of subjects including arts, architecture, science, engineering, economics, sociology, business management, commerce, philosophy & languages. All the institutional libraries are within walking distance of each other. 

Slides collection/Audio Visual Centre

The RCA has initiated a slides collection covering various subjects related to the academic programme. This includes architectural heritage of India, historical buildings and monuments, contemporary architecture of India and the world, and human settlements. The RCA has a set of slides projectors, overhead projectors, screens, a sound system and a video system. 


The college has a wood and a metal workshop with necessary machines and tools. The students are introduced to workshop practice. They learn architectural model making and are encouraged to use the workshop facility for their design models. The college also has access to workshops of Rizvi College of Engineering including a material testing laboratory and Environmental laboratory. 


Rizvi College of Architecture has a PC based computer centre, which is available for use by RCA students and faculty. The softwares available include Autocad, Word, Lotus, Photo Shop, etc. 


Rizvi Educational Complex has a multipurpose auditorium with a 500 seat capacity at the ground floor with a stage and green rooms. The students use the facility for the cultural events. Important formal functions are held in auditorium. Rizvi Arch Fest and ICHH conferences are held here annually. 


Rizvi College of Architecture has a cafeteria with a capacity of 200 seats on the 1st floor. It also has a fast food and snacks counter. It serves Indian and Chinese cuisine, snacks, hot beverages and soft drinks. Rizvi College of Hotel Management & Catering Technology has a restaurant & cafeteria on the ground floor in the Rizvi Educational Complex.

Address Carter Road, Bandra (w), Mumbai, Maharashtra, India - 400050
E-mail rca@bom2.vsnl.net.in
Website http://www.rizvicollege.com/
Phone 0624 - 26044196