TOWN PLANNING (DEPARTMENT OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING)
Planning has its roots in engineering, law, architecture, public health and the social sciences. Planners today combine design, analytical and communication skills to help communities manage change. Planning is both people-oriented and future-oriented. Its future is full of opportunities and challenges. In particular, technological advances in communications and computers are changing the shape and form of cities, and how planning for the future will take place.
Planners care about the future of our communities and want to contribute solutions to our pressing social, economic and environmental problems. They are in fact one of the key contributors to making urban and rural life workable, livable and prosperous. A planner works with communities to provide research, reasoned analysis and recommendations in urban, regional, environmental and social issues. Experts in public participation processes and conflict resolution, planners help develop solutions that are practical and effective.
Planners link knowledge and action in ways that improve public and private development decisions, which affect people, places and the environment. To do this, planners must have knowledge and experience in a wide range of topics.
The aim is to impart knowledge, skills and attitude needed to pursue a career in urban planning, research, policy making and management. It is essentially multi-disciplinary in nature – the subjects related to Urban and Regional Planning include Urban Economics, Sociology, Legislation, Development Theories, Politics, Transportation, Services, Housing, Landscape, etc.,
The Curriculum is a full 4 years course and is divided into 8 semesters. In the first 7 semesters the students have to devote full time to the study of different subjects while 8th semester consists of practical training along with project work.
This degree gives the student a wide range of professional options. In terms of securing employment, both public and private sectors offer a range of jobs. The students after graduation can get employed in the following offices/firms.
- Directorate of Town and Country Planning (Govt. of AP)
- Urban Development Authorities like HUDA, VUDA, and VGTMUDA
- Municipal Corporations.
- Administrative Staff College of India.
- Multinational Companies related to Urban Planning.
- Software Industry.
- Professional Practice as Urban Planner
- Development of Geographical information & Planning Software
- Urban & Regional Planning
- Remote Sensing
- Environmental Planning
- Spatial Information Technology
- Environmental Planning
- Infrastructure Planning
- Transportation Planning
- Housing in Planning
- Landscape Architecture
- Energy Management