Master of Urban and Regional Planning
The two-year Master’s Degree Program in Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) prepares young professionals for a career in one or many of these:
(i) preparing plans and projects for the cities and their regions,
(ii) undertaking research on policies and processes of urbanisation and urban development,
(iii) advising on governance of cities and their regions, and
(iv) preparing projects and overseeing their execution in the areas of housing, transport, environment, infrastructure and urban design in India as well as other developing countries. It also exposes the students to social, political, economic and financial dimensions of urban development and ethical dimensions of working as professionals. The students are trained to engage with scales from local project to city and her region to global, through hands-on studio exercises, intense theory, individual capstone project, and field visits in India and abroad during summer/ winter schools.
The program offers the possibility of, but does not require, specialising in and obtaining a Major in any of the following:
The first semester is the ‘foundation’ that prepares students to grapple with the idea of ‘urban’ and prepare a plan for development of a municipal ward. They are exposed to the theories of economic and social development and history of urban transformation. They learn the skills of quantitative, qualitative and spatial methods. The foundation semester gives them the breadth of the discipline.
Applicants for the MURP program in the general category should have a minimum of 55 % aggregate marks and those in the reserved categories should have a minimum of 50 % aggregate marks in below mentioned degree programs from a recognised University / Institution:
Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Architecture / Environmental Engineering / Civil Engineering / Planning/ Law
Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Geography / Economics / Sociology / Environmental Science / Social Work / Development Studies / Policy Studies / Political Science/GIS/Geomatics/Climate Studies