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B Plan-M Plan (Five Year Integrated)


The 5-years Integrated B Plan-M Plan programme comprises of ten semesters. This programme encourages convergence of disciplines like sociology, economics, environment, law, architecture, engineering and many others. The course structure is a blend of various components. The planning studios range from small neighbourhoods to Metropolitan Region. There are courses to develop a strong theoretical foundation, courses catering to technical learning, research-oriented courses, skill development courses and supplementary courses which will ensure the overall development of the student. The last two years of the programme envisages the students to opt for design studio on their chosen specialization like Urban and Regional Planning, Housing & Real Estate, Transport Planning, Infrastructure Planning, Environment and Climate change etc. The programme also gives field exposure to students through Summer-Winter schools and Related study programme organized nationally and internationally. The academic journey with every passing year ensures that the students get better at responding to planning issues in a critical and reflective manner. Lectures and seminars by professionals and academicians are an integral part of the programme to encourage inclusive learning.

Open House – Integrated BPlan – MPlan (30 August 2020 | 11:00 AM – 01:00 PM)

  • This unique 5-year integration of B Plan and M Plan comes with an advantage to a student by saving one year.
  • The programme follows Studio based learning
  • The programme offers choice of specialisation in the last two years in the chosen fields like Urban Planning, Housing & Real Estate, Transport Planning, Infrastructure Planning, Environment and Climate change etc.
  • The programme offers field exposure to students by including in curriculum a Summer and a Winter school where students do studio on site.
  • A National and International Related study programmes intended to document different places is also organised to make inclusive knowledge building a part of pedagogy
  • Six months office training during the programme enriches the academic journey of the student and prepares him/her for the professional world.
  • Multidisciplinary lectures and seminars by professionals and academicians are regularly organised to bring in knowledge from beyond the boundaries of the campus.
  • Equipped with professional planning knowledge
  • Equipped with basic research skills
  • Good at Modern Technology Usage
  • Respond to planning issues in critical and reflective manner
  • Efficient in coordination with consultants and also with team mates from multi-disciplinary backgrounds.
  • Sensitive towards Environment Sustainability concerns
  • Excellent in visual communication
  • Follow professional ethics

The integrated programme is designed to prepare graduates to attain the following programme outcomes.

  • An ability to apply knowledge of planning in the professional practice
  • An ability to respond critically to issues at urban and regional scale in varying context
  • An ability to be sensitive towards Social, Cultural and Environmental issues.
  • An ability to select appropriate tools and techniques and use them with dexterity in planning related projects
  • An ability to communicate effectively with sound leadership skills, negotiation skills, stakeholder engagement and entrepreneurial spirit
  • An ability to function professionally while adhering to ethical standards
  • An ability to work in collaboration with multi-disciplinary approach
  • An ability to appreciate the importance of goal setting and time management
  • To prepare graduates who are sought-after professionals in government, academia, research, entrepreneurial pursuit, consulting firms and NGOs.
  • To prepare graduates who can understand and manage complexities of projects through demonstration of good analytical, design and implementation skills.
  • To prepare graduates who will contribute to society by sensitively responding to societal and environmental issues through research and planning.
  • To prepare graduates who hold multi-disciplinary perspective and become informed decision makers.

The Course matrix structure for the programme is made up of following components:

  • Urban Component Studio
  • Rural Planning Studio
  • Neighbourhood Planning Studio
  • Infrastructure Planning Studio
  • Urban Development Studio
  • Regional Planning Studio
  • Based on Major specializations
  • History of Settlement Planning
  • Planning theories
  • Environmental/ Transportation/ Infrastructure Planning
  • Introduction to Housing
  • Participatory Planning
  • Disaster Management and Climate Change
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics and Indian Economy
  • Principles of Management etc
  • Planning Tools and Techniques
  • Land Economics
  • Basics of Finance
  • Development Finance
  • Municipal finance
  • Project Appraisal & Management
  • Contracts and Specifications
  • Valuation and Arbitration etc
  • Hand skill
  • Communication skill
  • Technical skill
  • Computer based software skill
  • Visual Representation Techniques
  • GIS and Remote Sensing etc
  • Research Methodology and Thesis Proposal Formulation
  • Research Thesis
  • Yoga
  • Social Work
  • Photography
  • Film making
  • Personality Development etc

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