Bullet Department of Urban Planning
Urban Planning is a discipline, which synthesizes inputs from various disciplines into an integrated plan of action for shaping the natural and built environment in order to achieve a desirable quality of life in urban areas by keeping the resource constraints in view.
This degree programme is designed to prepare students in the skills of analyzing the physical, social, cultural, economic and ecological dimensions of urban settlements, comprehending their problems, and evolving measures to tackle them in a planned manner. Along with a group of core courses common to all planning programmes, specializations are built around courses such as city and metropolitan planning, design of human settlements and conservation, urban networks and services, urban development management, city planning models, basic needs, community planning and urban informal sector, ecology and resource development, urban fringe development, urban regeneration, and urban land management. Constant review and upgradation of the programme content is carried out.
The programme focuses on various forms of planning processes and products, and exposes the students to new techniques such as project planning and informational technology including remote sensing and the GIS. The programme includes studio exercises in plan preparation through live case studies related to comprehensive and micro level urban development issues, and problems related to various cities and towns in the country
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