Welcome to BEADS

At BEADS, we are dedicated to nurturing architects who will design and build India’s future. Our holistic approach to design embraces all aspects of architecture. The learning experience is focused around the studio, based on the traditional one-to-one approach to design teaching. The studio culture is strong with high quality working space, workshops and computer aided design facilities. Academic staff are supported by visiting professors and tutors from local and leading Indian practices, providing an exciting and informative mix of design approaches and experiences.


The mission of BEADS is to nurture and inspire design-minded and responsible architecture students. BEADS graduates demonstrate a firm foundation of critical thinking, ethical behavior, and a culture of professional practice on their way to becoming socially responsible leaders of change for our global society. Our focus is to creating structures that are: Architecturally Significant, Functionally Sound, Environmentally Focused and Offer Highest Value for Investment.


Our vision is to be a leading provider of architecture and design education focused on improving the quality of life in the built and natural environments, locally and globally, as informed by nature, supported by research, focused on professional practice, and committed to sustainability..


We value critical thinking and subject all concepts, ideas, and opinions to intellectual reflection and a rigorous examination based on logic, clarity, consistency, and fairness. We value an atmosphere of open exchange and dialogue that allows for the sharing of a range of opinions and methods. We value ethical behaviour that promotes the practice and application of personal, professional and social responsibility. We value leadership in the academic, professional, and social environments with the expectation that through one’s actions, the actions of others are influenced, inspired, and focused. We value the diversity of cultural and social backgrounds, offering differing points of view brought about by an array of cultural traditions, economic backgrounds, ethical upbringing, and gender.


Bearys Enviro-Architecture Design School (BEADS) is the high point of over 100 years of my family’s interest, involvement and passion for excellence in education . From its very inception, The Bearys Group has believed that Triple E: entrepreneurship, education, the environment, and by extension, architecture are contiguous. My vision is that, “Nature must inspire our architecture, and education must inspire our young minds to become entrepreneurs of sustainable architecture”. We are what our buildings say about us. Like Winston Churchill has succinctly said, “We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us.” How we design, the materials we use, the spaces we occupy, their impact on our lives and well-being, the energy we consume, all define our present and predicate our future.

Through BEADS, we endeavor to make quality education in architecture more inclusive, accessible and affordable. We have intentionally located BEADS in Mangalore, an established educational hub and an emerging South Indian metropolis that is experiencing a surge in building and construction activity. Our budding architects will have ample opportunities to put their academic knowledge into practice through workshops, internships, industry-academic partnerships.

While I believe we need to offer our students everything from engineering and structural design, to building and project management, to graphics and design, and also inculcate business acumen, we must strongly emphasize sustainable architecture as the long term vision and goal of this institution. Bearys Group is a leader in sustainable development , as is evident from the numerous awards bestowed on buildings put up by the group in India and I look forward to nurturing architects who will share our vision and leave their mark on our architectural landscape.

With this in mind, I invite you to enroll in our School, a place where you will meet – and interact with – practitioners and peers who will become your trusted friends and community. Here, we help you to find your passion and achieve more than you ever thought possible. If excellence is what you seek and wish to practice, I look forward to welcoming you at BEADS.



The Profession and Education of Architecture in India is regulated by the Council of Architecture, a national statutory body, and followed by the various Universities & Schools of Architecture across the country. Architectural Education in India is a 5-year exercise involving nearly 20 mandatory subject streams (with subjects of various breadths) to be studied, exposure to nearly as many 'optional electives' some of whom enrich and some which serve as pre-specializations, and about a year of 'Practical Training', the compressed avatar of the apprenticeship. Typically the early years focus on skill building and knowledge sharing, while the later years focus on application of the knowledge with the skills, and thereon to further exposure & specialization.


The People at BEADS are our greatest resource. Faculty, students and the community that surrounds our college work together to undertake ambitious architectural exploration. BEADS is in the process of building its faculty which will be a stimulating blend of full-time academics and professional services staff, as well as a large cohort of part-time researchers and consultants. Many of these are immensely successful practitioners from across India and overseas in a diverse spectrum of activities. We hope to include in our faculty list, architects, artists, designers, fabricators, film-makers, historians, photographers, technologists, theorists, urbanists and writers. They will further our deep sense of curiosity, passion and inventiveness in architecture as a core subject and a discipline of the built environment, both creatively and critically.

In the long run, BEADS intends to develop academic collaborations with Schools of Architecture in Europe and the USA, where our group Chairman has established vital links by virtue of his being a reputed builder. He has personal contacts and enjoys a good rapport with iconic Architects both in India and abroad. They have all promised to interact with the students and inspire them to achieve excellence in Architecture. 


BEADS offer upto 100% concession in fees to meritorious and deserving students. These include students who are ecnomically deprived and those who excel in sport, NCC, NSS and other extra-curricular activities.

All Admissions to Architecture degree course shall be subject to passing of National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) conducted by the Council of Architecture.

No candidate, with less than 50% marks in aggregate, shall be admitted to the architecture course unless he/ she has passed an examination at the end of the new 10+2 scheme of Senior School Certificate Examination or equivalent with Mathematics and English as subjects of examination at the 10+2 level and minimum 40% marks in Aptitude Test (NATA).
10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognized by Central/ State Governments with 50% aggregate marks and minimum 40% marks in Aptitude Test (NATA).
International Baccalaureate Diploma, after 10 years of schooling, with not less than 50% marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination and minimum 40% marks in Aptitude Test (NATA).




Prof. Uday Gadkari
President, Council of Architecture
New Delhi

Impressive indeed... The infrastructure, the faculty, its commitment, everything... I wish the school attaining a coveted place in Education. Realm soon...!!

Gayathri Shetty
Founder, Gayathri & Namith Architect

With the vision of a great location to start with, only the sky is the limit for BEADS!!

PVK Rameshwar
Former Director, CEPT

With a setting like this and the determinition you have no excuse NOT to perform. Best Wishes!

Shahrukh Mistry
Mistry Architects

Great people, place and amazing emotions, power to this institution

Vasanth K. Bhat
Dean, Acharya's NRV School of Arch.

Great beginning, Excellent hospitality. Wish BEADS a bright future.

Ashok Lall
Founder, Ashok B Lall Architects
New Delhi

Saare jahaan se achha.... Best Wishes...




Bearys Knowledge Campus
Lands-End, Boliyar
(Near Mangalore University)
Mangalore 574153

[T ] +91 824 2235 500

[M] +91 99805 78600

principal@beads.edu.in or info@beads.edu.in