Town and Country Planning Top Colleges, Eligibility, & Syllabus

Town and Country Planning is to build a career in planning and development of urban areas. Town and Country Planning involves formulating master plans for the development of cities. Town and country planning is the study which concerns land use. The goal is to ensure sustainable economic development and a better environment. The core subjects are city and metropolitan planning, environment, urban planning, development and disaster management, land conservation, infrastructure planning, urban development management, legal issues and project planning. This course will help the students to take part or involve in analyzing and dragging out the solutions to the urban development issues.

Top Colleges:

  • School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi
  • UPES University, Dehradun
  • Arvindbhai Patel Institute of Environmental Design, Gujarat
  • BIT, Mesra
  • CEPT University, Gujarat

Highlights:

  • The course Town and Country planning is generally a PG course to apply after completing the UG level.
  • The type of examination is based on the semester system.
  • Studying town planning will help in developing a critical, questioning approach, and in getting a solid grounding in the way planning works.

Courses and Eligibility:

Courses

Duration

Eligibility

Entrance

Bachelor 4 years at least 50% marks in 12th JEE Main, NATA, UPSEE, TANCET 
Master 2 years B.Arch/ B.Planning or B.E. in Civil Engineering with at least 55% marks in aggregate.M.A/M.Sc degree or equivalent in Geography/Economics/Sociology or Statistics with at least 55% marks in aggregate. GATE

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

Admission Process:

  • To study town and country planning you have to clear the entrance exam.
  • If you’re a student of 10+2, then you have to clear any of the entrance exams that I’ve mentioned above to study B. Planning.
  • Then you can apply for masters in town and country planning if you have B.Arch/ B.Planning or B.E. in Civil Engineering with at least 55% marks in aggregate or M.A/M.Sc degree or equivalent in Geography/Economics/Sociology or Statistics with at least 55% marks in aggregate.
  • After clearing the entrance, the candidates have to face group discussion and PI. 

Syllabus:

  • Physical Planning
  • Development Plan
  • Town/Area Planning Schemes
  • Economics/Sociology
  • Planning Legislation
  • Housing Policies & Finance
  • Urban Management
  • Interaction with Planning Officials/City and Town Managers, etc

Skills Required:

  • Interest in improving places for people to live and work
  • Creative thinking
  • Analytical skills
  • Good communication
  • Team work
  • Maintain profession standard

Top Entrances:

  • GATE
  • CEPT (Center for Environmental Planning and Technology)
  • CUCET (Central Universities Common Entrance Test )
  • GATA (Goenka Aptitude Test for Admission)
  • MUSAT (Mody University Scholarship cum Admission Test), etc

Job Profile:

Job Post

 Description  Salary

GIS Expert 

Deals with large sets of GIS databases to process and analyze for creating maps, graphics, and charts. 1.2 lakhs to 2.4 lakhs
Urban Manager Decide, imposes and handles various urban and regional development projects for clients (both government and private) of a company.     3.4 lakhs to 5.5 lakhs
Urban Planner  Helps planning best use of land in towns for public or private organizations  3.5 lakhs to 5.5 lakh

FAQs:

Q: What are the core subjects of Town and Country Planning?
A: The core subjects of Town and Country planning are city and metropolitan planning, environment, urban planning, development and disaster management, land conservation, infrastructure planning, urban development management, legal issues and project planning.

Q: Which colleges are best to study M. Planning?
A: The top colleges for M. Planning are School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi, UPES University, Dehradun, Arvindbhai Patel Institute of Environmental Design, Gujarat, BIT, Mesra, CEPT University, Gujarat.

Q: What is the eligibility Master in Planning course?
A: For M. Planning, the eligibility to complete B.Arch/ B.Planning or B.E. in Civil Engineering with at least 55% marks in aggregate.M.A/M.Sc degree or equivalent in Geography/Economics/Sociology or Statistics with at least 55% marks in aggregate.

Q: What are the top recruiting areas in town and country planning to program?
A: The top recruiting areas are Public Bodies, Municipal Corporations, Multinational Corporation, Construction Companies, Architecture Companies, Urban Development Authorities.

Q: What are the skills required to make a career in town and country planning?
A: The skills required are Interest in improving places for people to live and work, Creative thinking, Analytical skills, Good communication, Teamwork, & Maintain professional standards etc.

Q: What are the Job profiles in town and country planning?
A: The job profiles are Town Planner, GIS Expert, Urban Managers, Urban Planner, etc.

Q: What is the job of an Urban Planner?
A: The job of an Urban Planner is to help in planning the best use of land in urban locations for public or private organizations.

Q: What are the rounds in the admission process to the course town and country planning?
A: Generally after the entrance exam the qualified candidates have to face group discussion and personal interviews conducted by the respective institute.

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