Environmental Planning

M.Plan. in Environment Planning gives exposure to best practices in urban planning and equips with theoretical knowledge and skills required in a professional career of planning and development of human settlements. The specialization is built around core subjects like environmental planning, city and metropolitan planning, urban planning, development and disaster management, land conservation, infrastructure planning, urban development management, legal issues and project planning.

At the end of M.Plan. in the Environmental Planning course, students will learn to understand, analyze and apply critical thinking to provide integrated and interdisciplinary solutions on urban development issues. Through practical exercises, theory, internship, field visits and individual research projects, the course equips students with thorough knowledge to plan from regional to urban area levels. Post Graduates are likely to get excellent campus placements and job opportunities on their own.

 

Top Colleges

1. Arvindbhai Patel Institute of Environmental Design

2. BIT (Birla Institute of Technology), Ranchi

3. CEPT (Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology) University

4. School of Planning & Architecture

5. UPES (University of Petroleum and Energy Studies) University

6. School of Planning and Architecture


 

Highlights

Course Bachelor and Master's Degree
Duration B.Tech (U.G.) - 4 Years, M. Planning (P.G.) - 2 Years 
Eligibility

B.Tech (U.G) - 45% marks in 10+2 in science 

M. Planning (P.G.) - B.Arch/B.E (Civil)/B.Planning/M.A or M.Sc in Geography/ Sociology/ Economics with at least 50% in aggregate or equivalent

Admission Process Entrance and Counselling ( Both U.G. & P.G.)
Annual Course Fees 50,000 - 3,00,000 ( Both U.G. & P.G.)
Top Recruiters ICF, All India Institute of Local Self-Government, CIDCO, GSK and Company, IBI Group, L&T Infrastructure Engineering Ltd, Ernst & Young, Egis India
Top Job Profiles Town Planner, GIS Expert, Urban Managers, Urban Planner

 

Eligibility

Course Duration Eligibility Entrances
B.tech 4 Years 45% marks in 10+2 in science  JEE Main, NATA
Master in Planning 2 Years B.Arch/B.E (Civil)/B.Planning/M.A or M.Sc in Geography/ Sociology/ Economics with at least 50% in aggregate or equivalent GATE, TANCET


 

Top Recruiters

1. ICF

2. All India Institute of Local Self-Government

3. CIDCO, GSK, and Company

4. IBI Group, L&T Infrastructure Engineering Ltd

5. Ernst & Young

6. Egis India

7. Ansal housing.

8. Maruti Infra.

9. Ganesh Housing.

10. DLF Limited.

11. SRS Infra.

12. Supertech.

Admission Process

Admissions are primarily based on the Entrance test conducted by the concerned university/college. The final selection process may vary from college to college for some conducted group discussion and personal and other admit students solely on the merit of entrance test. Previous academic records and work experience are important elements for determining the selection of candidates.

GATE qualifiers will be exempted from appearing in entrances conducted by concerned universities/institutes. However, some institutes allow only their entrance exams for selection of candidates

Syllabus

For M. Planning
Semester 1 Semester 2
URP – I Physical Planning URP – II Physical Planning
Development Plan Land Economics & Location Theory
Town/Area Planning Schemes Research Methods
Economics/Sociology Project Formulation & EIA
Evolution of Human Settlements Planning Legislation
Planning Techniques (GIS/RS) Summer Internship
Interaction with Planning Officials/City and Town Managers Urban Finance
Semester - 3 Semester - 4 
URP – III Physical Planning Dissertation, Seminar & Elective
Dissertation Approval  
Housing Policies & Finance  
Infrastructure Planning  
Urban Management  
Legal Issues & Professional Practice  
Field Trip to Metro City & Documentation  
For B.Tech
Semester 1  Semester 2
Fundamentals of Urban and Regional Planning Surveying and Photogrammetry
Fundamentals of Building Structures Specifications, Estimation and Valuation Statistical and Quantitative Methods in Planning – II
Materials and Principles of Construction Evolution of Aesthetics, Culture and Technology
Statistical and Quantitative Methods in Planning – I Techniques of Planning – I
Technical Report Writing and Research Methodology Applied Geology and Hydrology
Basic Architectural Design Planning and Design Lab – II (Graphics and Presentation Techniques)
Planning and Design Lab – I (Graphics and Presentation Techniques)  
Semester 3 Semester 4
Planning Theory – I Planning Theory – II
Settlement Geography Planning Practice – I
Techniques of Planning – II Traffic and Transportation Planning – II
Computer Aided Design (CAD) in Planning Ecology, Environment and Resource Development and Management
Demography and Urbanization Housing and Community Planning
Traffic and Transportation Planning – I Settlement Sociology
Planning and Design Lab – III (Neighbourhoods and Site Planning) Planning and Design Lab – IV (Transportation Planning)
Semester 5 Semester 6
Real Estate Planning and Management Urban Management – I
Planning and Management of Utilities and Services Urban Renewal and Conservation
Planning Legislation Project Formulation, Appraisal and Management
Landscape Planning and Design Introduction to Urban Design
Geo-Informatics for Planning Planning and Management of Informal Sector
Sustainable Urban Development GIS for Planning
Planning and Design Lab – V (Area Planning) Planning and Design Lab – VI (Urban Development Plan)
Training Seminar – I  
Semester 7 Semester 8
Introduction to Regional Planning Urban Management – II
Urban Governance Planning Practice – II
Urban Finance Human Values in Planning
Disaster Risk Mitigation & Management Electives: - Environmental Impact Assessment - PPP in Urban Environmental Services
Electives: - Infrastructure Planning, Development and Management - Rural Development and Management Planning Thesis
Planning and Design Lab – VII (Regional Planning)  
Metropolitan Planning, Development and Management  
Training Seminar – II  

 

Skills

1. Vision: the ability to envision the physical and social alternatives to the existing urban context.

2. Data collection: Often in challenging the environments over a short period of time, requires not only qualitative or quantitative research skills but also shares exceptional organization skills and the adaptation to changing circumstances.

3. Analysis: The sense of demographic information to recognize urban trends.The analysis of the overall context, its data, and the stakeholders make the early stages of this planning process.

4.  Understanding the social and environmental impact of plans, as well as design and aesthetics.

5. Communication (external): being able to clearly link the ideas and plans into work, whether through one-to-one or with a public presentation or in a report, this should not be underestimated.

6. Communication and the collaboration (internal): create an environment where the information is shared, where more constant and clear communication, the more is the effective team.

7. Project Management managing resources (personnel, financial and IT). Before the work commences, its vital to identify a team with the right mix of the skills and realistically estimate the timeframe and budget required to get the job done.

8. Lead a multidisciplinary team.

9. Stakeholder Management, which involves and influences the range of the stakeholders, where the negotiation, facilitation, mediation, and advocacy.

10. Delivering despite the constraints.

 

Top Entrances

1JEE Main 

2. NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture)

3. UPSEE (Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Exam)

4. JUNE (Jadavpur University Entrance Exam)

5. TANCET (Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test)

6. GATE

 

Career

Job Profiles Job Description Salary
Urban Planner An urban planner is someone who develops plans and programs for the use of land, to create communities, accommodate growth, or revitalize physical facilities in towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas. 5 -6 lakhs
Regional Planner Regional planners develop the land using plans and programs that assist in creating communities, have room for population growth, and revitalize physical facilities in towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas. 6 - 7 lakhs
Project Planner  Project planners or project managers, work with business directors to oversee and direct a project's progression, ensuring that projects are completed within a determined time frame, constraints of budget, and sufficient staffing.  3- 4 lakhs
GIS Expert Deals with large sets of GIS databases to process and analyze for creating maps, graphics, and charts 2 - 3 lakhs
Urban Manager Finalizes implements and manages various urban and regional development projects for clients (both government and private) of a company. 4 - 6 lakhs

 

FAQ's

 

Q: What are the top colleges for M. Planning in Environmental Planning?

A: The top colleges are mentioned below:

1. Arvindbhai Patel Institute of Environmental Design

2. BIT (Birla Institute of Technology), Ranchi

3. CEPT (Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology) University

4. School of Planning & Architecture

5. UPES (University of Petroleum and Energy Studies) University

6. School of Planning and Architecture

 
Q: Who are the top recruiters in this field?
A: The top recruiters are mentioned below:

1. ICF

2. All India Institute of Local Self-Government

3. CIDCO, GSK, and Company

4. IBI Group, L&T Infrastructure Engineering Ltd

5. Ernst & Young

 

Q: What is the principal objective of this course?

A: The principal objective of this course is to give exposure to best practices in urban planning and equips with theoretical knowledge and skills required in a professional career of planning and development of human settlements.

 

Q: What are the important skills for this course?

A: Some of the important skills are mentioned below:

1. Vision: the ability to envision the physical and social alternatives to the existing urban context.

2. Data collection: Often in challenging the environments over a short period of time, requires not only qualitative or quantitative research skills but also shares exceptional organization skills and the adaptation to changing circumstances.

3. Analysis: The sense of demographic information to recognize urban trends.The analysis of the overall context, its data, and the stakeholders make the early stages of this planning process.

4.  Understanding the social and environmental impact of plans, as well as design and aesthetics.

5. Communication (external): being able to clearly link the ideas and plans into work, whether through one-to-one or with a public presentation or in a report, this should not be underestimated.

 

Q: Who are the top job profiles associated with this course?

A: The top job profiles associated with the course are mentioned below:

1. Urban Planner

2. Urban Manager

3. GIS Expert

4. Regional Planner

 

Q: What are the top entrances for this course?

A: The top entrances are mentioned below:

 1. JEE Main 

2. NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture)

3. UPSEE (Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Exam)

 

Q: What is the process of admission?

A: The students have to qualify the entrance examination and then the students who have qualified the entrance will be invited for the counseling process

 

Q: What is the duration of this course?

A: The duration of the U.G course is 4 Years and for the Master's course its 2 years.


 

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