Faculty at Department of URP
We have experienced faculty members in the department having expertise in various related specializations. All the faculty members are academically committed and professionally trained. Besides the specialization of urban and regional planning, we have faculty having expertise in the related domains such as environmental planning, transport planning, architecture, geography, civil engineering, economic and finance, etc. Also, the department is ably supported by the administrative staff to take care of the labs along with other support staff.
Dr. Binayak ChoudhuryHead of the DepartmentUrban and Regional Planning
MA (Economics, NE Hill University)MRP (IIT Kharagpur)PhD (Regional Economics, Gauhati University)
Research Interests: Regional Planning & Development Analysis, Urban Economics, Municipal Governance & Finance, Economterics.
Subjects at MURP: Demography & Economics, Quantitative Techniques, Regional Planning & Development, PPP in Development, Project Planning & Appraisal
Dr. Nikhil Ranjan MandalProfessorB. Arch (IIT Kharagpur)M. Plan (SPA, Delhi)PhD (BIT, Mesra Ranchi)
Research Interests: Industrial Development Strategies, Urban Competitiveness, Role of DCR.
Subjects at B.Plan: Planning Studio, Housing
Subjects at MURP: Planning Studio, Project Planning & Appraisal, Planning History & Theory, Community Planning
Dr. Natraj KranthiProfessorUrban and Regional Planning
B. Arch (JNTU, Hyderabad)MURP (JNTU, Hyderabad)PhD (Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, Hyderabad)
Research Interests: Urban Land Tenure, Inclusive Planning, Urban Morphology, Geospatial Modelling, Architectural Daylight.
Dr. Sheuli MitraAssosiate ProfessorB. Arch (Jadavpur University, Kolkata)MCP (IIT Kharagpur)PhD (Jadavpur University)
Institutional Research: Shelter for All by MHRD, GoI, Climate resilient planning for 5 Smart Cities in MP funded by EPCO, GoMP, Study to develop appropriate Housing Design ALternatives for Geo-Climatic Region covering MP, CG, and Inland MH by MHUPA, GoI
Research Interests: Urban Renewal. Transportation and Real Estate, Land Economics.
Subjects at MURP: Thesis Guidance, City Planning, Land Economics and Real Estate Planning, Introduction to Area Planning
Dr. Ashfaque AlamAssistant ProfessorMA (Geography, Jamia Millia Islamia Central University, Delhi)M. Plan (SPA Delhi)PhD (SPA Bhopal)
Research Interests: Impact of Spatio-functional determinants of small towns on Regional Development, Small & Mediu m Towns, District Development.
Subjects at MURP: Demography & Economics, Regional Planning & Development, Special Area Planning, Planning Studio
Dr. Kshama PuntambekarAssistant ProfessorB. Arch (MIET, Nagpur University)M. Tech (Urban Planning, VRCE, Nagpur)PhD (Integrated Land Use & Transport Planning, MANIT, Bhopal)
Research Interests: Integrated Land Use and Transport Planning, Land Use and Travel Behaviour, Urban Biodiversity.
Subjects at MURP: Planning Studio, Planning Theory & Techniques, Geoinformatic Lab, Disaster Management, Planning for Mega Cities.
Dr. Kakoli SahaAssistant ProfessorB. Sc. (Geography, Presidency University, Kolkata)M. Sc. (Geography, University of Calcutta, Kolkata)PhD (Applied Remote Sensing, Kent State University, Ohio, USA)
Institutional Research: Optimization of Photovoltaic Solar Panel Installation, IMPRESS Research Project under ICSSR, Universal Design Innovation for Heritage Sites, DIC, MHRD
Research Interests: Application of GIS & Remote Sensing in spatial planning, Visualization of digital terrain, Use of GPS to locate Meso-scale landforms.
Subjects at MURP: GIS Lab, Computer Application
Dr. Arti JaiswalAssistant ProfessorB. Arch (MANIT Bhopal)M. Plan (Housing, SPA, Delhi)
Research Interests: Urban Transformations, Housing, Heritage Conservation as a tool for Urban Regeneration.
Subjects at MURP: Housing, Evolution of Urban and Regional Planning, Real Estate Planning and Valuation
Dr. Premjeet Das GuptaAssistant ProfessorB. Arch (Jadavpur University)MCP (IIT Kharagpur)PhD (Sustainable Transport, SPA Bhopal)
Research Interests: Inter-relation between built-environment, socio-psychological factors, and active transport use; Study of choice anduse behaviour in relation to health, housing, infrastructure, transport, tourism, etc. in both urban and rural contexts; Innovations in project development, financing, and governance aspects of urban and rural infrastructure projectsand services
Subjects at MURP: Integrated Planning Studio (First semester), Urban Planning (Third semester), Planning Legislation; Local Governance, Management and Finance; Transportation Planning; Seminar and Technical Report Writing; Project Planning, Appraisal and Management; PPP in Development
Mr. Paulose N. KuriakoseAssistant ProfessorMA (Geography, University of Kerala, Trivandrum)MURP (CEPT University Ahmadabad)Diploma in Transport Economic and Management (Indian Rail Institute, Delhi)PhD (Ongoing) SPAB
Research Interests: Urban Transportation, Urban Infrastructure Issues & Management, Policy Studies, GIS based Urban and Regional Planning.
Subjects at MURP: Integrated Studio, Planning Legislation, Disaster Management, Geomatics, Sustainable Urban Development
Mr. Gaurav VaidyaAssistant ProfessorBE (Civil Engineering, MITS, Gwalior)M. Plan (Infrastructure Planning, CEPT University, Ahmadabad)PhD (Ongoing) SPAB
Research Interests: Urban Infrastructure System, Urban Sanitation Management, Urban Environment Management, Urban Poverty Issues.
Subjects at MURP: Infrastructure Planning, Transport Planning, Planning Challenges for Mega Cities
Mr. Vibhore BakshiAssistant ProfessorB. Plan (SPA Bhopal)MURP (CEPT University, Ahmadabad)PhD (Ongoing) IIT Roorkee
Research Interests: Infrastructure Planning, Urban and Regional Planning.
Subjects at MURP: Integrated Planning Studio, Infrastructure Planning, PPP in Development, Regional Planning and Development
Ms. Aparna SoniAssistant ProfessorB. Arch (UPTU APEEJAY School of Architecture and Planning)MURP (CEPT University, Ahmadabad)PhD (Ongoin) OP Jindal
Research Interests: Urban and Regional Governance, Planning Legislation in India, Land & regulatory framework, Real Estate Market Analysis.
Subjects at MURP: Planning Studio, Urban Governance & Management, Integrated Studio
Ms. Anuradha ChakrabartiAssistant ProfessorB. Sc (Calcutta University)M.Sc (Calcutta University)M.Plan (CEPT University, Ahmedabad)
PhD (Ongoin) : Dual Doctorate Degree between IIT KGP & Curtin University
Research Interests: Critical Urban Theories ,Migration, Subalternism etc.
Subjects at MURP: Planning Studio,Planning History and Theory, Regional Planning , Settlement, Ecology & Environment,