Bachelor of Planning is a 4-year full-time undergraduate course, the minimum eligibility for which is a Higher Secondary Certificate (10+2) qualification with a minimum aggregate score of 50% with Mathematics as a subject. The program is spread over 8 semesters, with the final semester based on the candidate’s chosen stream of study.
Admission to the course is based on the candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance test and subsequent round of counselling. Few entrance tests which are conducted for admission to the course are:
Some of the top institutes for Bachelor of Planning course are mentioned below:
Such graduates are hired in capacities such as Urban Planner, Regional Planner, Project Planner, Design Architect, Interior Designer, and others such.
The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 1 lakh and 2 lacs for a span of 4 years, and the average annual salary offered to such professionals ranges between INR 3 to 6 lacs, increasing with experience and expertise.
Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Examination Type||Semester wise|
|Eligibility||HSC with 50% aggregate and Maths as subject|
|Admission Process||Entrance exam based|
|Course Fee||INR 1 to 2 lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 3 to 6 lacs per annum|
|Top Recruiting Companies||Town & Country Planning Department known as TCP department under state government, NITI Aayog, MNCs like Feedback Infra, JLL, E&Y and various others.|
|Job Positions||Urban Planner, Regional Planner, Project Planner, Design Architect, Interior Designer etc.|
The program has been designed to offer to eligible candidates’ specialization in a wide range of designing, engineering, managing and also resolving challenges related to urban human settlements, while at the same time building competence in a particular area of business.
The program aims to build in students competent business acumen through advanced study of general subjects such as Fundamentals of Urban and Regional Planning, Evolution of Aesthetics, Culture and Technology, Basic Architectural Design, Ecology, Environment and Resource Development and Management, later allowing them to specialize in a chosen area. The curriculum involves intensive study, culminating with the completion of a research-based dissertation.
One of the principle objectives of the course is to make optimum use of resources available in front of him/her and create functional and comfortable environment using those resources, as also for pursuing advanced research in the discipline. The course’s curriculum integrates theoretical and practical components of study.
Listed below are some of the top institutes in India that offer the course.
|Name of Institute||City||Average Annual Fees in INR|
|School of Planning and Architecture - [SPA]||New Delhi||46,800|
|CEPT University||Ahmedabad||3.20 Lakhs|
|Sushant School of Art and Architecture - [SSAA]||Gurgaon||1.98 Lakhs|
|Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology - [MANIT]||Bhopal||1.38 Lakhs|
|Lovely Professional University - [LPU]||Jalandhar||1.49 Lakhs|
|Ansal University- [AU]||Gurgaon||2.1 Lakhs|
|Jagannath University||Jaipur||1.06 Lakhs|
|Nirma University - [NU]||Ahmedabad||1.07 Lakhs|
|Amity University||Gurgaon||1.4 Lakhs|
|Integral University||Lucknow||1 Lakh|
|Babu Banarasi Das University - [BBDU]||Lucknow||1.2 Lakhs|
|University of Petroleum and Energy Studies - [UPES]||Dehradun||2.32 Lakhs|
|Manipal University - [MUJ]||Jaipur||2.66 Lakhs|
|Amity Institute of Architecture and Planning||Noida||1.31 Lakhs|
|Modern Vidya Niketan - [MVN University]||Palwal||1.11 Lakhs|
Candidates wishing to apply for the course need to fulfil the below-mentioned eligibility criteria:
Most institutes offering the Bachelor of Planning course admit students based on their performance in a relevant entrance test, followed by a round of Personal Interview. Some institutes conduct their own entrance tests for offering admission. Admission process generally varies across colleges.
A few institutes also provide direct admission based on the candidate’s score at the 10+2 level. Following are the entrance exams that are conducted by some of the Bachelor of Planning colleges in India:
Following are the documents required to be submitted at the time of admission:
Semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Fundamentals of Urban and Regional Planning||Surveying and Photogrammetry|
|Fundamentals of Building Structures||Specifications, Estimation and Valuation Statistical and Quantitative Methods in Planning – II|
|Materials and Principles of Construction||Evolution of Aesthetics, Culture and Technology|
|Statistical and Quantitative Methods in Planning – I||Techniques of Planning – I|
|Technical Report Writing and Research Methodology||Applied Geology and Hydrology|
|Basic Architectural Design||Planning and Design Lab – II (Graphics and Presentation Techniques)|
|Planning and Design Lab – I (Graphics and Presentation Techniques)||-|
|Semester 3||Semester 4|
|Planning Theory – I||Planning Theory – II|
|Settlement Geography||Planning Practice – I|
|Techniques of Planning – II||Traffic and Transportation Planning – II|
|Computer Aided Design (CAD) in Planning||Ecology, Environment and Resource Development and Management|
|Demography and Urbanization||Housing and Community Planning|
|Traffic and Transportation Planning – I||Settlement Sociology|
|Planning and Design Lab – III (Neighbourhoods and Site Planning)||Planning and Design Lab – IV (Transportation Planning)|
|Semester 5||Semester 6|
|Real Estate Planning and Management||Urban Management – I|
|Planning and Management of Utilities and Services||Urban Renewal and Conservation|
|Planning Legislation||Project Formulation, Appraisal and Management|
|Landscape Planning and Design||Introduction to Urban Design|
|Geo-Informatics for Planning||Planning and Management of Informal Sector|
|Sustainable Urban Development||GIS for Planning|
|Planning and Design Lab – V (Area Planning)||Planning and Design Lab – VI (Urban Development Plan)|
|Training Seminar – I|
|Semester 7||Semester 8|
|Introduction to Regional Planning||Urban Management – II|
|Urban Governance||Planning Practice – II|
|Urban Finance||Human Values in Planning|
|Disaster Risk Mitigation & Management||Electives: - Environmental Impact Assessment - PPP in Urban Environmental Services|
|Electives: - Infrastructure Planning, Development and Management - Rural Development and Management||Planning Thesis|
|Metropolitan Planning, Development and Management||-|
|Planning and Design Lab – VII (Regional Planning)||-|
|Training Seminar – II||-|
Government Departments related to Urban and Town planning, Government-operated Housing schemes, Government Transportation Projects (Highways, Railways and Metros etc), administration creation and rehabilitation projects, PWD employment posts, Municipal conglomerate job posts etc. are well known government job opportunities available in front of planning graduates.
Firms indulged in Realty Development, Construction firms, Architecture and Interior Design firms, Public Structure Construction firms (PPP model- like roads and bridges etc), NGOs etc are known to recruit planning professionals in private domain. Self-employment opportunities are also available for graduates from this field which include starting one’s own consultancy service.
A planning professional’s chief mission is to formulate most advantageous use of capital accessible in front of him/her. Planners are involved in devising, planning and production of human settlements, cities and towns. They are also involved in planning, design and making of services and facilities useful to the society, such as- transportation systems, drainage systems, sanitary systems, water supply systems etc.
Planning professional’s work includes designing, planning, surveying, model making, cost estimation and project management which form an integral part of planning, to an extent, site visits, supervision and field trips also are involved in this profession. Such graduates may later pursue advanced courses in the subject such as M.Plan or Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in planning.
Some of the popular professional avenues open to successful graduates of the course are listed below with corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|Job Position||Job Description||Average Annual Pay Scale in INR|
|Urban Planner||An urban planner is someone who develops plans and programs for the use of land, to create communities, accommodate growth, or revitalize physical facilities in towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas.||5,44,000|
|Regional Planner||Regional planners develop land using plans and programs that assist in creating communities, have room for population growth, and revitalize physical facilities in towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas.||6,00,000|
|Project Planner||Project planners or project managers, work with business directors to oversee and direct a project's progression, ensuring that projects are completed within determined time frame, constraints of budget, and with sufficient staffing.||3,51,000|
|Design Architect||Architects create designs for new construction projects, alterations and redevelopments, using their specialist construction knowledge and high-level drawing skills to design buildings that are functional, safe, sustainable and aesthetically pleasing.||3,90,000|
|Interior Designer||Interior Designers understand a client's individual taste and aesthetic requirements in order to dress an interior space with colour, lighting and furnishings.||2,99,000|