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School of Planning and Architecture Delhi

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Master of Planning with specializations in Urban Planning


The vision of the Department of Urban Planning is to ensure and maintain quality of education so as to be at par with institutions worldwide, continued / sustained research in the field of urban planning, development and management and strengthening academic links of the department with institutions in India and abroad and setting up of a knowledge centre.
The Masters of Planning (with specialization in Urban Planning) programme of the Department of Urban Planning is designed to prepare students in the skills of analyzing the physical, social, cultural, economic and ecological dimensions of urban settlements, comprehending their problems, and evolving measures to address the issues and emerging challenges in a planned manner. Along with a group of core courses common to all planning programmes, specializations are built around courses such as city and Metropolitan Planning, Infrastructure Planning, Environment, Development and Disaster Management, Heritage Conservation, Urban Development Management, Project Planning.
The programme focuses on various forms of planning processes and exposes the students to new techniques such as project planning and GIS. The programme includes studio exercises in plan preparation through live case studies related to comprehensive and micro level urban development issues, and problems related to various cities and towns in the country.
The Masters of Planning (with specialization in Urban Planning) syllabus is restructured, within the context of the perspective plan and vision of the Department of Urban Planning. The syllabus also takes cognizance of the First Semester Integrated Programme of the Masters of Planning course.
The course is designed to focus on Planning aspects in the Second semester, Management and Governance aspects in the Third Semester and the Legal and Finance aspects in the Fourth Semester. The studio exercise also reflect the abovementioned concept, the second semester studio  dwells upon the planning aspects of the urban areas and the third semester studio exercise focus on the management aspect of the cities.