Regional Planning: Course, Eligibility, Admission Process, Career

While pursuing this course students will learn how to do town planning and how to use the resources to make the city better and developed.  The main objective of this course is to make the candidates able to handle issues of land use, understand the different kinds of planning processes such as environmental planning, land planning, and financial planning for the costing of land recreation, social and economic factors affecting urban areas. This course provides full knowledge of land management and township planning to the candidates with the use of the latest and innovative technology.

Top Colleges

Highlights

Course

Post Graduate and Bachelor 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

  • ICF
  • All India Institute of Local Self-Government
  • CIDCO, GSK, and Company
  • IBI Group, L&T Infrastructure Engineering Ltd
  • Ernst & Young
  • Egis India
  • Ansal housing.
  • Maruti Infra.
  • Ganesh Housing.
  • DLF Limited.
  • SRS Infra.
  • Supertech.

Admission Process

For M. Planning

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 the selection of candidates

For B.Tech

B. Tech in Regional Planning admissions is generally based on the Entrance test conducted on a national level. Some colleges and universities even have their own entrance examinations. 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.

Syllabus 

For B.Tech Subjects to study

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 Theory – II
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
Metropolitan Planning, Development and Management  
Planning and Design Lab – VII (Regional Planning)  
Training Seminar – II  

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  Urban Finance
Managers  
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  

Skills Required

  • Vision: The ability to envision the physical and social alternatives to the existing urban context.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Understanding the social and environmental impact of plans, as well as design and aesthetics.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lead a multidisciplinary team.
  • Stakeholder Management, which involves and influences the range of the stakeholders, where the negotiation, facilitation, mediation, and advocacy.
  • Delivering despite the constraints.

Top Entrances

  • JEE Main 
  • NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture)
  • UPSEE (Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Exam)
  • JUNE (Jadavpur University Entrance Exam)
  • TANCET (Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test)
  • 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: Who are the top colleges providing this course?

A: The top colleges are mentioned below:

  • Arvindbhai Patel Institute of Environmental Design
  • BIT (Birla Institute of Technology), Ranchi
  • CEPT (Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology) University
  • School of Planning & Architecture
  • UPES (University of Petroleum and Energy Studies) University

Q: What is the principal objective of this course?
A: The principal objective of this course is to impart proper knowledge regarding the issues of land use, understand the different kinds of planning processes such as environmental planning, land planning, and financial planning for the costing of land recreation, social and economic factors affecting urban areas

Q: What is the duration of these courses?
A:
Undergraduate course, B.tech is of 4 years and P.G. Master in Planning is of 2 Years.

Q: What are the top career profiles associated with this course?
A:
Some of the top careers are mentioned below:

  • Urban Planner
  • Project Planner
  • Urban Manager
  • Regional Planner

Q: What are the top entrances for regional planning?
A:
The top entrances are mentioned below:

  • Jee Main
  • GATE
  • TANCET
  • NATA

 

Q: What are the skills required in this course?
A:
Some of the skills are mentioned below:

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

For more details please check the skill section.

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

  • ICF
  • All India Institute of Local Self-Government
  • CIDCO, GSK, and Company
  • IBI Group, L&T Infrastructure Engineering Ltd
  • Ernst & Young
  • Egis India

Q: What is the minimum eligibility for this course?
A:
The minimum eligibility for U.G. is  45% marks in 10+2 in science and for P.G. is B.Arch/B.E (Civil)/B.Planning/M.A or M.Sc in Geography/ Sociology/ Economics with at least 50% in aggregate or equivalent

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