Upon graduation the students are recruited as professional planners in town and country planning offices throughout the country. Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, has accorded approval to this programme. The Institute of Town Planners, India has also accorded professional recognition to the Bachelor of Planning programme. Holders of the Bachelor of Planning degree are eligible for admission to master’s programmes in Indian and foreign universities. These include specializations such as housing, landscape architecture, transport planning, architectural conservation, environmental planning, urban design, etc. This degree also serves to widen students’ professional options after graduation. In terms of securing employment, both public and private sectors offer a range of jobs. Graduates work in organizations providing services in the fields of urban and regional planning, housing, transportation, urban design etc. Some of the past students are also working in the United Nations and World Bank, and few have become self-employed consultants. Names and qualifications of the highly motivated faculty of the Department are listed below.
Planning, development and management of human settlements is becoming an increasingly important task. As a result of technological advancements and integration of societies and economies of the world, planning of cities and regions has become very complex. Professionally trained town and country planners are therefore needed in order to evolve new options for the development and management of human settlements. This applies not only to the planning of metropolitan areas but also to small cities, towns and villages. Being the pioneering institution in these fields, the School of Planning and Architecture took lead in instituting the first ever Bachelor of Planning programme in the country in 1989. Students admitted to this four years intensive training programme are provided with broad knowledge and skills necessary to plan for integrated and balanced development of human settlements and areas of varying sizes.