J. J. College of Architecture


Located on Dr. DadabhaiNaoroji Road, the campus of this Institute contains three majestic buildings for education purposes and a dwelling worthy of mention. The Sir JamsedjeeJeejeebhoy School of Art, called after the distinguished Parsee Baronet, was first opened for pupils in 1857. The first building erected on this campus was housing the old Sydenham College. This building is today accommodating the Department of Commercial Arts. It lies at the extreme south of the campus. The building was designed by M.C.Murzban A.C.E. and completed in 1866.

The first classes in architecture were started at the Sir J.J.School of Art in 1900 under the guidance of John Begg, first consulting Architect to the Government of Bombay. In 1917 the Bombay Architectural Students Association was formed of past students of the School. Within five years it had grown into the Bombay Architectural Association.


Sir J. J. College of Architecture is an architecture school located in downtown Mumbai (Bombay), affiliated to University of Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra, India. Established in 1913, it was Asia’s first architecture school, attached with Sir J. J. School of Art, itself established in 1896. It offers two courses namely, Bachelor of Architecture (undergraduate, B.Arch – 5 years) and Master of Architecture (postgraduate, M.Arch – 2 years). The B.Arch course intake of seats for every academic year is approximately 70 students. Every academic year begins in the month of August and ends in the month of April. Sir J.J college of architecture is considered one of the foremost institutions of Architecture in India and is a recognized college of architecture all over the world .The origin can be traced to the founding of a Draftsman’s Class, started with a view to produce men with a practical and really useful knowledge, fit to be employed in an Architect’s office attached to the Sir J.J School of Arts in 1896, set up in the year 1857 by the erstwhile Government of Bombay from the grants made by the philanthropist Sir JamshedjiJeejeebhoy, the first Baronet of Bombay.


Address: Dhobi Talao, ChhatrapatiShivaji Terminus Area, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
Contact Number: 022 2262 1649

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