Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) in Urban and Regional Planning is a 4 years undergraduate degree program after 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized board. After completing this course candidate can seek employment in real estate and town planning field with the avaerage stating salary package ranging from Rs. 2 Lakh to 7 Lakh per annum. Average fees of this course would be from Rs 2 Lakh to 5 Lakh depending upon the criteria of the college. Admission to this course is done through various entrance tests conducted at national and state level.
This course mainly focuses on providing knowledge regarding development of a particular area. Rapid growth of cities has created a great demand of townships, real estate, construction of modular building and residential plots in the market. And to get this target achieved planning of urban and regional area is necessary. This course provides the same platform of town planning.
Urban and regional planning covers the appropriate use of land and area by applying technical skills and pre-planning procedure. Candidates who pursue this course will be able to do the optimal use of resources and infrastructure to make the city developed for the general public.
While pursuing this course students will learn how to do town planning and how to use the resources to make city better and developed. The main objective of this course is to make the candidates able to handle issues of land use, understand the different kinds of planning process such as environmental planning, land planning, and financial planning for the costing of land recreation, social and economic factors affecting urban areas. This course provides full knowledge of land management and township planning to the candidates with the use of latest and innovative technology.
Candidates who have interest in town planning, recreation of land and development and some creativity with the natural resources can opt for this course. Also who wants to contribute in national development can also opt for this course as it is a medium of contribution for overall growth of the country.
Candidates should have analytical skills, problem solving nature, research abilities and leadership skills also to do the better planning for the construction of land and buildings.
Duration of this course is 4 years full time after 10+2 or equivalent examination which contains 8 semesters which spans at the time period of 6 months.
Students who wish to study further after completing their degree in this course, they have following academic options for higher studies-
M. Tech. Urban & Regional Planning
P.G. Diploma in Planning (Urban and Regional Planning)
M. Tech. Town & Country Planning
Master of Planning in: Housing, Transport Planning, Regional Planning and Environmental Planning.
This course is not so popular among students and reason behind it that it is offered at very few colleges in India. Following are some renowned universities which offer this course-
Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar (Punjab)
Jawaharlal Nehru Technology University, Hyderabad (A.P)
Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts Univ. (JNAFAU)
Generally there are two ways to get admission in this course- Direct admission and through entrance test.
Following are the details for admission through different modes-
Direct Admission- Some engineering institutes offer direct admission on the basis of merit in qualifying exam 10+2. There are some management seats also reserved in private engineering colleges. For management quota the fee structure is generally higher than others.
Entrance Exams- JEE Main is one of the most popular engineering entrance exams in India. Apart from that there are several other engineering entrance exams in India at national and state level. Some private institutes like SRM University, BITS Pilani,VIT University etc conduct their separate entrance test.
Some main national level and state level engineering entrance tests are-
Offline/Online in April
NITs, IIITs, Most of the institutes accept JEE Main Score
Online/Offline in May
Online mode in May
BITS Pilani and its campuses
Online mode in May
Engineering colleges of Karnataka
Lateral Entry- Various engineering colleges in India offer direct admission to diploma holders in second year of the course.
Following is the generalized selection process prescribed in most of the engineering colleges for admission through both modes-
To get admission and selection in this course, candidates have to attempt entrance examination and on the basis of total marks obtained they will be shortlisted for the further procedure of group discussion and personal interview. One more option is available for selection; they can also get entry by direct mode which is on the basis of merit list declared by the particular colleges.