Master of Planning (M.Plan)
About the Course
Effective planning is crucial in a rapidly urbanizing world. Planners make central contribution in shaping places and communities sustainability by providing a holistic social and economic development for everyone. Planners create and manage livable and attractive cities which are also environmentally sustainable and improve the quality of life of its residents.
Master of Planning (M. Plan) offered in Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science is a two year full time programme with a focus on Urban Planning. The curriculum is framed in such a manner that the scale and focus of the planning project (Studio exercise) proceeds from smaller community to a large metropolis development as the student moves to the higher semesters. Thus the students effectively understands the approach to a planning process and to manage the scale of the project. The theory subjects of each and every semester are the ones which feed in the necessary inputs for the planning project studio exercise making it a project based learning programme.
The syllabus and curriculum is revamped from time to time, making it up to date with the industry requirement. In the elective courses, the students were given a choice to choose from a range of current developing subjects like Geographic Information System (GIS), planning for special areas, Disaster management, etc. An open elective from other disciplines and a MOOC Online course, opens up the idea of a multi-disciplinary research.
Curriculum makes summer internship mandatory, where the students are encouraged to work in a Planning firm for a period of 2 months, where they get an awareness and knowledge on how to manage an office. The internship is conducted in association with various firms. Students can also get International exposure through Student’s Exchange Programme on collaboration with many universities abroad
The carrier opportunities of a planner includes various
- central and state government organizations
- Development authorities
- Town and country planning organizations,
- Local bodies,
- Real estate development companies,
- Transport corporations,
- Housing and urban development corporation,
- Educational Institutions,
- Non-governmental organizations.
Duration : 2 Years ( Fulltime)