Bachelor of Planning is an undergraduate level Bachelor’s Degree program. Many readers have been asking me questions about this professional course. Most questions revolved around the career prospects, nature of work and ‘future scope’ associated with this course. After answering many such questions, I decided to come up with an article where the above mentioned details will be discussed in detail.
A planning professional’s main task is to make optimum use of resources available in front of him/her and create functional and comfortable built environment using those resources. Planners are involved in design, planning and construction of human settlements, cities and towns. They are also involved in the planning, design and making of services and facilities useful to the society, such as- transportation systems, drainage systems, sanitary systems, water supply systems etc.
Design, planning, surveying, model making, cost estimation, man management and project management form an integral part of a planning professional’s job. To an extent, site visits, supervision and field trips also are involved in this profession.
Government Departments related to Urban and Town planning, Government operated Housing schemes, Government Transportation Projects (Highways, Railways and Metros etc), Government Construction and rehabilitation projects, PWD job posts, Municipal Corporation job posts etc are well known Government job opportunities available in front of planning graduates. Government agencies taking care of above mentioned and/or similar services are known to recruit planning professionals.When it comes to private sector, 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.Self employment opportunities are also available in front of planning professionals. Starting a consultancy service is the first thing that comes to my mind, talking about self employment.
Minimum 50% marks in class X and minimum 50% marks in class XII with Mathematics or Business Mathematics or Statistics as compulsory subject in class XII are eligible for U-PAT (UPES Planning Aptitude Test)
Board Merit / JEE Mains Score / NATA :
For Board Merit :Minimum 65% marks in class X and minimum XII with Mathematics or Business Mathematics or Statistics as compulsory subject in class XII are eligible for direct Admission
For JEE Mains Merit / NATA Merit :Minimum 50% marks in class X and minimum XII with Mathematics or Business Mathematics or Statistics as compulsory subject in class XII are eligible followed by valid JEE MAINS 2016 / NATA 2016 scores. Valid score will be indicated after announcement of JEE 2016 / NATA result.