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Environmental Planning and Management (SPAV)

Duration - Duration 2 Years

Semesters - Four

Eligibility - B.Planning / B.Arch / B.Tech (Planning or Civil Engineering) / B.E. (Civil Engineering) / Master’s Degree in Geography or Economics or Sociology.

CGPA of 6.5 on a 10-point scale (or equivalent) or 60% marks in case of Open/OBC candidates in qualifying degree, whereas in case of SC/ST candidates a CGPA of 6.0 on a 10-Point scale (or equivalent) or 55% marks in qualifying degree will be applicable or the applicable GoI norms adopted by the institute from time to time. EWS shall be as per the GoI norms.

Intake - 20

Objective - The overall objective of the programme is to rationally sensitise the students towards the intricate ecological relationship between nature and human settlements and thereby equip them with adequate skills required to comprehend, analyse and plan for urban and regional issues with the pretext of maintaining ecological balance. This broad aim intrinsically shall involve comprehension of physical, socio-economic, cultural, political and ecological dimensions of the human settlements. It shall focus particularly in recording and interpreting environmental resource baseline and their local and regional capacities to deal with human needs.

Credits - 120 (@30 / semester)

Marks - 4000 (@1000/semester)

Fee -

1st Year - Rs.55,500/-

2nd Year - Rs.44,200/-

 

Introduction Master of Planning (Environmental Planning & Management), abbreviated as M.Plan (EPM), is a two-year full-time Master’s degree programme in Environmental Planning aimed to rationally sensitise the students towards the intricate ecological relationship between nature and human settlements.

The programme envisioned to equip students with adequate skills required to comprehend, analyse and plan for urban and regional issues with the pretext of maintaining ecological balance. This broad objective shall fundamentally involve the comprehension of physical, socio-economic, cultural, political and ecological dimensions of the human settlements. It shall focus particularly on recording and interpreting environmental resource baseline and their local and regional capacities to deal with human needs.

The course structure and syllabus of the M.Plan (EPM) programme is designed in coherence with the Model Curriculum for M.Plan / M.Tech (Planning), All India Council for Technical Education, 2011. M.Plan (EPM) programme is divided into four semesters where each semester has a combination of planning studio, lab-based subjects and theory courses.

The first semester is an integrated semester common to all master courses of planning offered by the School. It introduces the fundamental aspects of planning, such as planning techniques, housing, environment, infrastructure, transportation, socio-economic elements and information systems for planning. The studio focuses on area appreciation and mapping techniques. The second semester is aimed to inculcate the core specialised competencies of environmental planning in terms of theories and tools theory of environmental planning, ecological footprint analysis, environmental economics, wastewater treatment, planning for healthy cities, etc. Hands-on training is provided to students on environmental monitoring through lab courses. The studio aims to take up a small or medium town with development challenges and local/urban environmental issues. It offers two electives, out of which students are expected to select one. The students are given professional exposure through practical training for a month during summer vacation after the second semester.

The third semester focuses on regional environmental planning issues and imparts advanced level theory courses like EIA techniques, energy studies, and environmental law and professional practice. The students are expected to develop their thesis ideas in the semester through the advanced research methodology course. The fourth semester requires the student to undertake thesis/terminal project with an emphasis on academic or applied research. In addition, two theory subjects are offered on environmental justice, and environmental policy and governance. The course endeavours to give real-time experience to students through their involvement in ongoing or live projects.

 

Career Prospects

The programme is designed to produce specialists in the domain of environmental planning. Students evolve into planners, who are not only environmentally sensitive in their planning approaches but are versed with the know-how of the state-of-the-art techniques in the industry. The students find themselves employed with environmental research institutes, environmental government departments, core government planning teams, development and conservation agencies, public policy organisations, NGOs, academics and private firms that deal with projects related to environment and development.