Presently, the Department offers (i) Bachelor of Planning (B.Plan) – A four year (eight semesters) undergraduate degree programme, (ii) Master of Planning (Urban and Regional Planning) [M.Plan (URP)] – a two year (four semesters) postgraduate degree programme and (iii) doctoral degree programme (Ph.D.).
These programmes are primarily aimed to equip the students with knowledge, analytical, interpretative and technical skills required to comprehend and address the issues concerning the discipline of urban and regional planning. These programmes are primarily aimed to equip the students with knowledge, analytical, interpretative, technical, practical skills and real time experience required to comprehend and address the issues concerning the discipline of urban and regional planning. The department very often organizes national / international conferences, seminars, and workshops and has always updated academic networking with eminent national / international institutions and organizations.
The course curriculum is rigorously and meticulously designed. The present curriculum is designed so as to enable the students to serve in various professional capacities of academics, research, industry in both private and government organizations. The department periodically revises the course curriculum to meet the changing needs. The following are the details of curriculum of the programmes offered by the Department.
Bachelor of Planning
The programme is divided into eight semesters. Each semester has a total of 26 credits with a combination of planning studio, lab-based subjects and theory courses. Studios and labs are hands-on based, where the students learn by doing. The planning studio exercises are designed to deal with planning problems at all levels viz., site planning, area planning, urban planning and regional planning. The studios also deal with projectization and financial planning aspects. The first four semesters focus on the fundamentals along with theories and techniques in planning, while the remaining four semesters help develop advanced skill sets, with domain specific specializations in the form of pool of elective subjects. Students also get an opportunity to do their internship in planning based organizations where they are exposed to practical and field knowledge.