Planning

The program offers the interested candidate wide range specializations of designing, engineering, managing, and also solving the problems related to urban human settlements, while at the same time building competence in a particular area of business. Urban planners are concerned with the interaction between people, the places they live in, and the policies and plans that shape sustainable cities and liveable communities. Planners work to positively influence environmental sustainability, economic innovation, and social equity in urban centers. Planning can be defined as the design and regulation of the uses of space that focus on the physical form, economic functions, and social impacts of the urban environment and on the location of different activities within it.


Highlights


Course Name
Planning
Course level

Bachelor of Planning (Undergraduate)

Master of Planning|(Postgraduate)

Duration 

Bachelor of Planning: 4 years

Master of Planning: 2 years

Examination Type
Semester System
Eligibility

Bachelor of Planning

  • A minimum of 50% aggregate marks in 10, +2 is required for this course.
  • Some colleges offer admission through the merit-based selection process and many have entrance based selection process

Master of Planning

  • The candidate should have a bachelor’s degree in B.Arch/B.E (Civil)/B.Planning/M.A or M.Sc in Geography/ Sociology/ Economics with at least 45% from any recognized university. 
  • Some colleges offer admission through the merit-based selection process and many have entrance based selection process
Top Recruiting Companies
Town & Country Planning Department known as TCP department under state government, NITI Aayog, MNCs like Feedback Infra, JLL, E&Y , ICF, All India Institute of Local Self-Government, CIDCO, GSK and Company, IBI Group, L&T Infrastructure Engineering Ltd
Job Positions
Town Planner, GIS Expert, Urban Managers, Urban Planner, Project Planner, Design Architect, Interior Designer, etc


Eligibility


Course
Eligibility
Bachelor of Planning: 4 years
  • A minimum of 50% aggregate marks in 10, +2 is required for this course.
  • Some colleges offer admission through the merit-based selection process and many have entrance based selection process
Master of Planning: 2 years
  • The candidate should have a bachelor’s degree in B.Arch/B.E (Civil)/B.Planning/M.A or M.Sc in Geography/ Sociology/ Economics with at least 45% from any recognized university. 
  • Some colleges offer admission through the merit-based selection process and many have entrance based selection process


Top Recruiters

  • Town & Country Planning Department (state government)
  • NITI Aayog
  • Feedback Infra
  • Egis India
  • JLL
  • E&Y
  • ICF
  • All India Institute of Local Self-Government
  • CIDCO
  • GSK and Company
  • IBI Group
  • L&T Infrastructure Engineering Ltd
  • Housing and Community Advocacy Offices
  • Environmental and Transport Planning Consultancies


Admission Process

The process of admission to the course may vary across institutes. Some institutes conduct their own entrance exams for admission, while some select students on the basis of their score at the level of graduation, completed from a recognized college/university.

Most colleges/universities in India base their criterion of selection on the candidate’s performance in a relevant national-level entrance exam.


Syllabus Course


Bachelor of Planning

Year 1


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)


Year 2


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)


Year 3


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)


Year 4


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
Metropolitan Planning, Development and Management

Planning and Design Lab – VII (Regional Planning)

Training Seminar – II


Master of Planning

Year 1


Semester I
Semester 2
Semester 3
URP – I Physical Planning
URP – II Physical Planning
URP – III Physical Planning
Development Plan
Land Economics & Location Theory
Dissertation Approval
Town/Area Planning Schemes
Research Methods
Housing Policies & Finance
Economics/Sociology
Project Formulation & EIA
Infrastructure Planning
Evolution of Human Settlements
Planning Legislation
Urban Management
Planning Techniques (GIS/RS)
Summer Internship
Legal Issues & Professional Practice
Interaction with Planning Officials/City and Town Managers
Urban Finance
Field Trip to Metro City & Documentation

Semester IV

Dissertation, Seminar & Elective

Skills Required

  • Good communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Innovative skills


Career


Job/Career ProfilesJob DescriptionSalary
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.
Rs 4 - 6 Lakhs
GIS Expert
Deals with large sets of GIS databases to process and analyze for creating maps, graphics, and charts
Rs 1.5 – 2.5 Lakhs
Urban Planner
Helps planning best use of land in urban locations for public or private organizations
R 3.5 – 5.5 Lakhs
Urban Manager
Finalizes implements and manages various urban and regional development projects for clients (both government and private) of a company.
Rs 3.5  – 5.5 Lakhs
Project Planner
Project managers are the planners of a specified project. They have the duties of making a blueprint of the project progression, ensuring that the project is completed within the stipulated time frame with the constraints of budget, and with sufficient staffingRs 2.5 - 3.5 Lakhs
Design Architect
Architects create designs for new construction projects, alterations, and redevelopments, using their specialist construction knowledge and high-level drawing skills to design buildings that are functional, safe, sustainable, and aesthetically pleasing.
Rs 3.5 - 4.5 Lakhs
Interior Designer
They are responsible for making interior spaces functional, safe, and beautiful by determining space requirements and selecting decorative items, such as colors, lighting, and materials. They read blueprints and must be aware of building codes and inspection regulations.
Rs 5 - 9 lakhs


FAQ's


Q: What is the difference between an Interior Designer and a Design Architect?

A: A Design Architect create designs for new construction projects, alterations, and redevelopments, while Interior Designer is responsible for making interior spaces functional, safe, and beautiful by determining space 


Q: Which are the good colleges to pursue a course in Planning?

A:  Some of the top good colleges are mentioned below:


Q: Planning, What it is about? 

A: The program offers the interested candidate wide range specializations of designing, engineering, managing, and also solving the problems related to urban human settlements, while at the same time building competence in a particular area of business.


Q: What is the starting salary in a career in Planning?

A: The average starting salary is around 3.5 to 4 Lakhs per annum


Q: What is the minimum qualification required for a degree in Planning?

A: The minimum qualification is mentioned below:

Bachelor of Planning

  • A minimum of 50% aggregate marks in 10, +2 is required for this course.
  • Some colleges offer admission through the merit-based selection process and many have entrance based selection process

Master of Planning

  • The candidate should have a bachelor’s degree in B.Arch/B.E (Civil)/B.Planning/M.A or M.Sc in Geography/ Sociology/ Economics with at least 45% from any recognized university. 
  • Some colleges offer admission through the merit-based selection process and many have entrance based selection process

Q: What are the top entrances for a degree in Planning?

A: The top entrances are mentioned below:


Q: Who are the top recruiters in the field of Planning?

A: Some of the top recruiters are mentioned below:

  • Town & Country Planning Department (state government)
  • NITI Aayog
  • Feedback Infra
  • Egis India
  • JLL

Q: What is the top career scope in the field of Planning?

A: The popular career/job profiles are mentioned below:

  • Urban Planner
  • Urban Manager
  • Project Planner
  • Design Architect


Q: What is the Admission Process for a course in Planning?

AThe process of admission to the course may vary across institutes. Some institutes conduct their own entrance exams for admission, while some select students on the basis of their score at the level of graduation, completed from a recognized college/university.

Most colleges/universities in India base their criterion of selection on the candidate’s performance in a relevant national-level entrance exam.


Q: What is the duration of a course in Planning?

A: The duration of the course is mentioned below:

  • Master of Planning: 2 years
  • Bachelor of Planning: 4 years




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