Creative School of Architecture (CSA)

Creative School of Architecture (CSA)


Creative School of Architecture CSA

Duration: 5 years – Eligibility: +2 / Equivalent and NATA.

An architect is an artist and a creator in his own right; and architecture is an art that is a perfect medley of aesthetics, economy and feasibility. CSA helps students become responsible architects who create art for both art’s sake as well as life’s sake. The Bachelors in Architecture program at the Creative School of Architecture’s functions with the watchword ‘Creativity’, which is also the guiding principle of the institution in all its endeavours. Students are trained and motivated to think along the lines of creativity and sustainability, thereby helping them become the best architects in the 21st century job market.

Creative School of Architecture’s Bachelors degree program has been approved by Council of Architecture, New Delhi and is affiliated to Anna University, Chennai, a legendary institution that has produced the likes of Dr.Abdul Kalam.

The Course:

The Bachelors in Architecture (B.Arch) degree offered by Creative School of Architecture is a new age course offered by very few colleges in India. It is a five year programme that is tailor made to create sharp, able and creative professionals in specific thrust areas of architecture, designing and planning. At CSA, the students can specialise in any one of the following streams*:

  • Energy efficient architecture and Theory of design: 5th semester (2013 regulations)
  • Vernacular architecture, Landscape architecture, Interior design: VI semester (2013 regulations)
  • Sustainable planning and architecture, Contemporary processes in architecture, Construction technology: 9th semester (2013 regulations)
  • Urban housing, Urban Conservation: 10th semester (2013 regulations)

*Courses will be offered subject to popular demand

CSA follows an international curriculum that is on par with any leading school of design in the world. The programme, through an amalgamation of intensive coursework, experiential learning, seminars and field trips, alchemizes the students into thoroughbred professionals. 


CSA has been fortunate enough to have the kind of inspired young minds that make the institution a success. CSA has aided in the successful transition of students from budding young architects to successful professionals. The best young minds have graced the halls of this institution and been benefitted by it in turn. The kind of diverse and progressive pool of talent that CSA has parallels the top most institutes in the country.


Architects trained at CSA are now working all over the country and the world with top architecture firms. The dedicated placement team has brought in leading companies to recruit from CSA.


CSA has the distinction of having the second highest number of teaching faculty in Tamil Nadu. The Faculties are from renowned background with active industry exposure – which makes a faculty dynamic and eminent academic profession. The dedicated group of both full-time and visiting faculty comes from the academic world as well as the industry.

Creative School of Architecture is led by a team of driven and energetic architects from some of the best institutions world wide such as IIT, CEPT, SPA, SAP, and from some of leading architectural firms in India. 

Foreign Collaborations:

Creative School of Architecture has a plethora of tie ups with various institutions and industries so the learning process is well rounded. CSA has signed a MoU with the BITS UAE, for a student exchange programme and idea sharing. The students have taken part in international programs with European universities such at the University of Stadelschule, Frankfurt, and Universities in Germany and Switzerland.

CSA has an exclusive iSTUDiO certificate twinning program that partners students from CSA with other institutions worldwide. This time-bound approach provides opportunities projects, simulating real-world office environment and professionalism. The iSTUDiO provides opportunities to students for visiting historical and archeological sites of architectural value, to learn architectural styles, techniques materials and technologies across time periods.



The B.Arch students of CSA were the first Undergraduates from India to participate in the World Architects Congress conducted by UIA in Seoul, South Korea. They have also participated in workshops on contemporary issues such as sustainable town planning, in leading global institutions like the National University of Singapore and have also obtained certificates.

Creative School of Architecture won the Regional level best painting awards at Zone Nasa Convention held in Chennai In 2016. It has also bagged prizes in the COA logo designing competition.

The college conducts a series of educational lectures called The Spark Series every year. In this event, leading architects from the industry and academia come together and share their ideas. In 2016, CSA successfully hosted the two day ZoNASA panel discussion in which over 600 students and 20 revered architects participated.

An annual cultural fest called Kalpana is also held where all the colleges in the region come together. The school also organises‘Chitram’, the largest painting competition in the region.


Why Creative College of Design?

Why join the Creative College of Architecture?

CSA has the best B.Arch program in Coimbatore and is ranked among the best in South India. Moreover, it has one of the highest pass percentage amongst the architecture colleges in the region. The exposure to leading academics ad industry professionals, regular international visits, and the emphasis on being ‘creative’, all go into making CSA the place to be if one wants to be an architect.

Why become an Architect in India?

  1. Architecture is a professional course. Like Doctors, CA’s, and lawyers, wherein one needs to be certified by the government in order to qualify and practice in that profession. Like other professional courses, most people start their own practice or firm after they gain sufficient industrial reputation, relations and experience. One need not worry about getting a job, but one rather treats oneself as equipping themselves for their future career as an entrepreneur.
  1. Architecture is by far the most diverse and dynamic of all professions. It has always been regarded as the mother of all art, and rightly so. There are many different career options that one can choose after their graduation. Building Architecture, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architect, Urban Planner, Conservation Architect, Political Architect, Artist, Research Architect, Extreme Architect,Professor, Philanthropy Architect, Politician & State Affairs, Conservationist, Writer and Consultant. As a program it is very dynamic and creative.
  1. Architecture is about impacting lives and leaving a behind a legacy. The greatest monuments in the world are the only things that have withstood time. They stand as the only legacy humans leave behind. There is a great responsibility that comes with being an architect, the power to create an art and influence people for generations to come.
  1. India has one of the lowest ratio of architects to its population in the world. In Italy,there is one architect for roughly every 414 people. In Indiaits astoundingly low at one architect for roughly every 17,000 people. This low availability of Architects is also the reason for the great demand for skilled architects and will remain so for a very long period in India.
  1. India being a growing economy with trillions of dollars being spent on infrastructure every year by public and private sector, undoubtedly architects play a very pivotal role for the future of India. The planning and visioning of these massive infrastructure projects are the brainchild of Architects who  are going change the entire landscape of India.  

Admission process:

Admission is conducted based on the marks obtained in the NATA exam followed by a personal interview and/or group discussion.

Students are admitted on the basis of a merit list. A limited number of Management and Trust quota seats are also available.