VYAVASAYI VIDYA PRATISHTHAN SANCHALIT

HARSUKHBHAI K. DHRUV CENTRE OF PLANNING


MASTERS OF URBAN & REGIONAL PLANING Leading to Degree - M.PLAN (URP)
Two Year Full Time Masters Programme Affiliated to Saurashtra University, Rajkot

Intent

‘Masters Programme in Urban & Regional Planning’ envisage student to be sharp & sensitive to characteristics & concerns of region on one hand, while to get equip & competent to contribute by responsible interventions on other. The Programme seeks to impart & expand the know ledge though ‘Academics & Research’ in order to understand such a diverse socio-cultural society and aims to educate an individual to play professional key-role for the same.

Rationale of Programme

Region holds & offers enormous untapped opportunities in agriculture, mercantile, maritime, production, education & service sector which leads to socio-cultural & economic development of area. Region has numerous salient features like princely-developed towns, vast coastline, cluster of small & mid-size town, small-scale cottage industries & industrial clusters, sacred tourist destinations & pilgrimage circuits, national-park & sanctuaries which makes region diversified & versatile yet complex & challenging for any layman to participate & contribute. An advanced & specialized study in Urban & Regional Planning can sensitize an individual to comprehend such peculiarity better & help to develop essential skills. Programme can help to address & suffice acute deficit for planners at present & constant growing need of future.

Programme Overview

Programme synthesizes inputs from various disciplines into an ‘Integrated plan of action’ for shaping natural & built environ to achieve a desirable quality of life in concerned areas by keeping ‘Resource constraints’ in mind. Programme aims to produce planners equipped to rise to challenges posed today & assist organization, communities & policymakers in addressing present problems of settlements & society and evolve new strategies for improving quality of life at urban & regional level.

Course is prepared to develop ‘Critical analytical skills’ to analyze physical, social, cultural, economic & ecological dimension of urban & regional settlements, comprehending problems & evolving measures to tackle in planned way. Students will be trained to address contemporary & emerging issues of ‘Cities & Regions through planning Exercises’ set in varied socio-economical, cultural & geographical locations. Programme also emphasizes to acquire critical skills for ‘Spatial Planning through Studios’.

Post-graduate level study - education & learning is not restricted to curriculum only as it encourages students to participate in workshops, conferences & seminars and develop their capabilities as professional through enhancing their professional knowledge.