City Planning Courses

Infrastructural development is an important field of work in India. With the growth in the various industries and the subsequent demand for urban spaces, city planning is becoming a necessity. If you are interested in planning the road network, land use, public buildings, residential settlements, electricity distribution system and the sewerage system, then you must become a city planner. The common traits among city planners are ability to visualize, understanding of the basic requirements of the city, being futuristic and ability to think out of the box.

City planning can also be called urban planning. You can work in both the government and private sector. A city planning job will require you to not only plan out a new urban settlement, you might also have to work towards bettering the infrastructure of a city, which does not have a good planning, or add a new subway rail system in an old city and the like. The qualified, futuristic and talented city planners can do pretty well for themselves and do something for the society as well.

Students who wish to pursue a course in city planning in India can find a number of colleges and universities offering undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. A graduate in architecture or architectural engineering can take urban planning as a specialization. The colleges or universities offering city planning courses are given below:

Name
of College/ University and Location
Contact
details
Course
offered
Course
name
Duration
of course
Anna
University, Chennai
Tel.:
044-22433662
Website:
www.annauniv.edu
Undergraduate Bachelor
in Planning in Real Estate Development and Town Planning
3
years
Postgraduate Masters
in Infrastructure Planning
2
years
Indian
Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Tel.:
03222-255303
Website:
http://www.iitkgp.ac.in/
Postgraduate Master
of City Planning
2
years
New
Delhi School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi
Tel.:
011-23724383;
Website:
www.spa.ac.in/home.aspx
Postgraduate Master
of Architecture in Urban Design
2
years
Postgraduate Master
of Planning with Specialization in Urban Planning
2
years
Postgraduate Master
of Landscape Architecture
2
years

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