Planning Engineering Eligibility, Top Recruiters and Top Colleges

Planning engineering offers specialization in a wide range of designing, engineering, managing and also resolving challenges related to urban human settlements, while at the same time building competence in a particular area of business. This program makes a student competent by introducing them to subjects like Fundamentals of Urban and Regional Planning, Evolution of Aesthetics, Culture, and Technology.


Top Colleges

1. School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi

2. CEPT University, Ahmedabad

3. Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon

4. Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar

5. Amity University, Gurgaon

6. University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun

7. Manipal University, Jaipur

8. Amity Institute of Architecture and Planning, Noida


Highlights

Course levelU.G. & P.G.
DurationU.G. - 4 Years & P.G. - 2 Years
Examination type Semester
Eligibility

U.G. - 50% marks in H.S.C with math as a subject

P.G. - Minimum 55% marks in B.tech Degree

Admission ProcessEntrance Based for both U.G. & P.G.
Course Fees1 lakhs - 5 lakhs
Average starting Salary3 lakhs - 10 lakhs
Top Job positionsUrban Planner, Regional Planner, Project Planner, Design Architect, Interior Designer etc.


Courses and Eligibility

Course
Duration
Eligibility
Entrances
B.TECH
4 years
Minimum of 50% in 10th and +2, with mathematics as a core subject in +2.
JEE Main, TANCET, NATA
M.TECH
2 years
B.TECH in Planning/Civil/ Architecture engineering with a minimum of 55% mark
JEE Advanced, GATE


Top Recruiters

1. Town & Country Planning Department 

2. NITI Aayog

3. Feedback Infra

4. JLL

5. E&Y

6. Clover IT Global

7. Seagull International

8. OG Skills India Pvt. Ltd.


Admission Process

For undergraduate, once a candidate is eligible, he/she is admitted through their performance in entrance exams, followed by personal interview. Some colleges consider the marks from state level and national level entrance exams, while some universities conduct their own entrance exams. Few colleges admit a student directly on a merit basis.

Selection of students for a post-graduate degree in planning engineering is done by their performance in GATE. Some universities also conduct their own entrance exams. After a good performance in entrance tests, candidates are followed with a round of personal interview. After all the steps are cleared, they are called for counseling, where they are eventually admitted.

Syllabus

Some of the basic and important subjects taught in planning engineering are:

Fundamentals of Urban & Regional Planning
Real Estate Planning and Management 
Basic Architectural Design
Planning Legislation  
Settlement Geography
GIS for Planning 
Demography and Urbanization
Planning and Management of Informal Sector
Surveying and Photo Geometry 
Disaster Risk Mitigation and Management
Techniques of Planning 
Regional Planning
Housing and Community Planning 
Metropolitan Planning, Development, and Management
CAD in Planning
Human Values in Planning

Skills Required

The following skills are required to be a good Planning Engineer:

1. The ability to work as part of a team

2. Good leadership skills

3. The ability to motivate others and make them aware of an overall aim

4. Attention to detail

5. Good communication and interpersonal skills

6. The ability to remain flexible and calm under pressure and in the face of a tight deadline

7. Creativity

8. Good numeracy and literacy skills

9. The motivation and desire to solve complex engineering issues.

10. Good analyzation of the work situation.


Top Entrances

1. Joint Entrance Exam(JEE) main

2. National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA)

3. Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Exam (UPSEE)

4. Jadavpur University Entrance Exam (JUEE)

5. Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET)

6. Graduate Aptitude Test Engineering (GATE)


Career and Job Profile

Job Profile
Job Description 
Average Salary Per Annum
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
5.4 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 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 with sufficient staffing. 
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.
3.8 lakhs
Interior Designer
Interior Designers understand a client's individual taste and aesthetic requirements in order to dress an interior space with color, lighting, and furnishings.
3 lakhs


FAQ

Q:  What is the principal objective of a Planning Engineer?
A:  The principal objective of a Planning Engineer is to make optimum use of resources available in front of him/her and create a functional and comfortable environment using those resources, also for pursuing advanced research in the discipline.


Q: What is the course fee for Planning Engineering?
A:  The average course fee for bachelor degree in Planning Engineering ranges from 2 lakhs to 4 lakhs for a duration of 4 years, whereas the average course fee for master degree in Planning Engineering ranges from 1 lakhs to 2 lakhs for the duration of 2 years.


Q: Planning Engineering is a Bachelor or a Master's course?

A: Planning Engineering can be done as  Bachelor as well as a Master course.


Q: What are the top entrances for Planning Engineering?

A: Some of the top entrances are mentioned below:

1. Joint Entrance Exam(JEE) main

2. National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA)

3. Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Exam (UPSEE)

For more information please see the entrance section.


Q: Who are the top recruiters in Planning Engineering?

A: Some of the top recruiters in this filed are as follows:

1. Town & Country Planning Department 

2. NITI Aayog

3. Feedback Infra

4. JLL

5. E&Y


Q: What are the important skills required in this field?

A: Some of the important skills required in the field of 

1. The ability to work as part of a team

2. Good leadership skills

3. The ability to motivate others and make them aware of an overall aim

4. Attention to detail

5. Good communication and interpersonal skills

6. The ability to remain flexible and calm under pressure and in the face of a tight deadline

7. Creativity

Q: What are the top Colleges providing Planning Engineering as a course?

A: Some of the top colleges are mentioned below;

1. School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi

2. CEPT University, Ahmedabad

3. Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon

4. Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar

5. Amity University, Gurgaon

Q: What are the top career opportunities of the course of Planning Engineering?

A: Some of the top career opportunities of the course are Urban Planner, Regional Planner, Project Planner, Design Architect, Interior Designer



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