Department of Architecture is the youngest department of Zakir Hussain College of Engineering & Technology. It started in the year 1993-94 from internal resources and was established as a Department in 1998. UGC also adopted the department in 1998 i.e. IX plan (1997-2002). The course is approved by Council of Architecture & All India Council of Technical Education. The department offers Bachelor of Architecture degree having intake of 24. The duration of study is 5 years.
The Thrust area of study are; Islamic architecture, Energy Efficiency, Urban Design and Sustainable Architecture & Development. The department aims to develop into a great seat of learning for young Architects with high intellectual qualities to meet the challenges of the changing world scenario. To achieve this, effort has to be planned in a pragmatic manner taking stock of what exists and what needs to be developed/ required in tune with time as per standards prescribed by COA in a phased manner. Architecture provides large scale self employment of B. Arch. Graduates as well as opportunities for large number of other skilled and unskilled employed persons there by helping the country eradicate unemployment and poverty. Being a professional course, students have all 3 options of working in private organizations, Govt. /Semi Govt. /PSUs as an employee or establish their own consultancy as an Architect after getting registered with COA or pursue higher studies & Research.
Students of the Department have found berths in higher educational institutes and various research programs across India (notably IIT Delhi, IIT Roorkee, IIT Kharagpur, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, CEPT Ahmedabad, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi and others) and abroad (in countries like United Kingdom, Germany, South Korea, New Zealand). This ha been made possible by relentless dedication of the faculty members and consistent performance of the students in all India Gate examination securing as high as Rank 2.
Students are taken for short term educational site visits for subject based case-studies to nearby places like Agra, Mathura, Noida, Greater Noida and New Delhi on regular basis. Long term course oriented educational tours to places like Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Nainital, Simla, Jaipur, etc. are organised by the department for the benefit of the students annually. These visits help the students to achieve a broader and diversified outlook about Architectural practice and new trends in Architectural development across the country.