The Central Government has constituted, with effect from 1.9.1972,an autonomous Statutory Body known as the Council of Architecture, which is:
- a body corporate,
- having perpetual succession;
- a common seal;
- with power to acquire, hold and dispose off movable and immovable property;
- power to contract;
- and may by that name, sue or be sued.
The Council of Architecture (CoA), has been constituted by the Government of India under the provisions of the Architects Act, 1972, enacted by the Parliament of India, which also came into force on 1st September, 1972. The CoA is charged with the responsibility of enforcing the Act throughout the country, including Registration of Architects, regulating the Architectural Profession and Architectural Education in India besides maintaining the Register of Architects. For this purpose, the Government of India has framed rules and the CoA has framed Regulations as provided for in the Architects Act, with the approval of the Government of India.
The Head Office of the Council of Architecture is located in the India Habitat Centre. This building serves as a catalyst for a synergetic relationship between individuals and institutions working in diverse habitat related areas, so as to maximise their total effectiveness.
The address of the Council of Architecture is:
Council of Architecture,
India Habitat Centre,
Core 6-A, Ist Floor,
CONTACT DETAILS OF THE COUNCIL OF ARCHITECTURE IN INDIA:
Tel(EPABX Nos.): 011-2465 4172, 011- 2464 8415
Fax: 011- 2464 7746.