Masters of Planning (M.Plan.)
This course aims to produce professional planners who are equipped to rise to the challenges posed today and assist communities, organizations and policymakers in addressing the present day problems of settlements and evolve new strategies for improving the quality of life in cities and regions. The students will be trained to address contemporary and emerging issues of cities and regions, through planning exercises set in varied geographical and socio-cultural locations. Emphasis of this programme is on acquiring practical skills for spatial planning through studio and lab exercises. The programme focuses on various forms of planning processes and exposes the students to new techniques such as project planning and GIS. The programme includes studio exercises in plan preparation through live case studies related to comprehensive and micro level urban development.
At the Post Graduate level of education, learning is not restricted to the academic curriculum alone. Students are encouraged to participate in workshops, conferences and seminars and develop their capabilities as a professional, both through enhancing their professional knowledge as well as through development of personality. The programme through the design and delivery of its curriculum endeavours to develop students as robust individuals capable of contributing meaningfully to the planning profession.
Bachelor’s Degree in Planning/ Architecture/ Civil Engineering or M.A. Geography/ Economics/ Sociology from a recognized university or equivalent with minimum of 50% (5.75 CGPA on 10 points scale and equivalent) and 45% (5.25 CGPA on 10 points scale and equivalent) in case of SC/ST/OBC.
|M. Plan.||Rs. 57500|
Administrative Fee – Rs 5,000 & Caution Money (refundable) – Rs 5,000
|If application of withdrawal Received||Deduction to be made|
|Before 15 Days of Commencement of Classes||INR 5000|
|Within 15 days of Commencement of Classes||10% of annual fees (tuition + development + Admin)|
|More than 15 days but less than 30 days of
Commencement of Classes
|20% of annual fees (tuition + development + Admin)|
|After 30 days of the date of commencement of classes||No Refund|
|1. Minimum deduction of INR 5000 will be done against cancellation|
|2. Any admission after 30 days of commencement of class will not be eligible for any refund of any sort|
*As per session 2020-21, subject to change for session 2021-22
|M. Plan. Scholarships on tuition fee|
|Percentage in Graduation||Before 31st July 2020||1st Aug. to 31st Aug. 2020||1st Sept. to 20th Sept. 2020|
|Between 75% to 84.99 %||70%||45%||25%|
|Between 65% to 74.99 %||50%||35%||20%|
|Between 55% to 64.99 %||30%||20%||10%|
How to apply
Architecture degree is a plus for students who want to further their career however, it is not a mandatory requirement. Students who have completed a bachelor's degree in planning/ architecture/ civil engineering or M.A in Geography/ Economics/ Sociology from a recognised university or equivalent can apply for M.Plan programme.
Yes, candidates from the Art stream can apply for M.Plan Programme. They must have completed an M.A. in geography/ economics/ or sociology from a recognised and approved university in order to become eligible for the course.
It is a two-year programme in which students learn about addressing the present-day problems of settlements and evolve new strategies for improving the quality of life in cities and regions. The students get exposed to new techniques like project planning, plan preparation through live case studies, comprehensive and micro-level urban development, etc.
Yes, Urban planning is a good career in India. A student can get into myriad fields such as public sector, academics, research, private sector, and real estate.
Poornima University conducts on-campus placement every year for all students belonging to different streams, including M.Plan. Eligible students who fulfil the criteria set by the companies can sit in the placements and get a job. Alternatively, students can also apply directly in their dream company with the mark sheets after successful completion of the degree.