Department of Planning envisions ensuring qualitative education with hands on experience in relevance to the Planning field. Planning has its roots in engineering, law, architecture, public health and the social sciences. Planners today combine design, analytical and communication skills to help communities manage change. Planning is both people-oriented and future- oriented. Its future is full of opportunities and challenges. In particular, technological advances in communications and computers are changing the shape and form of cities, and how planning for the future will take place.

Planners care about the future of our communities and want to contribute solutions to our pressing social, economic and environmental problems. They are in fact one of the key contributors to making urban and rural life workable, livable and prosperous. A planner works with communities to provide research, reasoned analysis and recommendations in urban, regional, environmental and social issues. Experts in public participation processes and conflict resolution, planners help develop solutions that are practical and effective. Planners link knowledge and action in ways that improve public and private development decisions, which affect people, places and the environment.

An education in urban planning will provide you with a solid grounding in the broad concepts and specific skills needed to excel as an urban planner in the public or private sector. Our industry-aligned curriculum and hands-on learning will outfit you with the expertise and confidence to achieve. A balance of research, history, theory, policy, economics, statistics, geospatial mapping, design, analysis, visual, verbal, and written communication round out the diverse tasks and skills that urban planners use on a daily basis. Students with previous experience, diploma and undergraduate degrees in Planning, Civil engineering, Architecture, sociology, economics, geography, population sciences, communications, marketing, public relations, art, English, history, political science, finance, and natural resources thrive in the Urban Planning profession.

The aim is to impart knowledge, skills and attitude needed to pursue a career in urban planning, research, policy making and management. It is essentially multi-disciplinary in nature – the subjects related to Urban and Regional Planning include Urban Economics, Sociology, Legislation, Development Theories, Politics, Transportation, Services, Housing, Landscape, etc.

Programs Offered

Undergraduate Degree Programmes
B. Tech- Town Planning (PLG)
Course Duration: 4 Years/ 8 Semesters
Annual Intake: 40
Eligibility: 10+2 or 10+3 Diploma with Min Pass percentage from any Board of Technical Education
How to Apply: EAPCET
Annual Fees: 35000/-

Postgraduate Degree Programmes
M Planning- Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP)
Course Duration: 2 Years/ 4 Semesters
Annual Intake: 20
Eligibility: B. Plan/ B. Tech- Planning/ B. Arch, B. Tech- Civil/ Equivalent to ITPI with CGPA not less than 6.0/ 55%
How to Apply: PGCET
Annual Fees: 57000/-
Note: Jagananna Vidya Deevena and Jagananna Vasathi Deevena Applicable

The Department of Planning has Qualified Faculty in

• Planning
• Urban & Regional Planning
• Transportation and Infrastructure Planning
• Environmental Planning
• Rural Development
• Civil Engineering
• Housing
• Geography
• Architecture
• Urban Design
• Urban Development
• Economics

Research Areas

• Road Safety
• Urban Transportation
• Green Mobility
• Policy and Planning
• Transit Oriented Development
• Sustainable Urban Transport
• Tourism & Heritage Planning
• Electric Mobility
• Transport and land use planning
• Logistics Planning
• Infrastructure Planning
• Transport Economics
• Multimodal Transport Modelling
• Activity Based Modelling

Syllabus/ Course Structure

The curricula for the M.Plan (URP) and B.Tech (Planning) programmes have been carefully created by combining the expertise of numerous prestigious institutions, including IITs, NITs, and SPAs. The curriculum is formulated as choice based credit system and includes theory, workshops, and hands-on learning opportunities.
B Tech (Town Planning) - Course Structure- SPA- YSRAFU- R21 Revised
M Plan (Urban & Regional Planning) - Course Structure- SPA- YSRAFU- R21 Revised
Programme Pedagogy:
Lecture, Interaction, Presentations and Assignments of tutorial Participatory knowledge building through case study review and Analysis Continuous internal assessment and external examination Field Studies for Practical Gaining of Knowledge Building working knowledge through internships Project work of individual and group works for team building and project preparation Thesis work of individual contribution project work

Infrastructure Labs

• Auto CAD Lab
• GIS & Remote Sensing Lab
• Planning Studios
• Building Materials Lab
• Surveying Lab
• Workshops

Job Opportunities

With a comprehensive knowledge about Planning in urban and rural areas, environment and transport, students with B Tech- Town Planning and M.Plan degree can find employment in following sectors:
• Architecture Industry
• Transportation Industry
• Government/ Defense forces

Students can work in the sectors or jobs mentioned above in the following job profiles:

• Directorate of Town and Country Planning (Govt. of AP)
• Town and Country Planning Organizations
• Urban Development Authorities like HUDA, VUDA and VGTMUDA etc.,
• Municipal Corporations
• Public Works Departments
• Administrative Staff college of India
• Multinational Companies related to Urban Planning
• Software Industry
• Professional Practice as Urban Planner
• GIS Specialist
• TCPO (National & State)
• UDA (Like HUDA, DDA)
• State Transport Corporations
• Lea Associates

Further Studies

After B Tech- Town Planning many students can opt for higher studies to choose Specializations at Master Level
• Urban & Regional Planning
• Transportation Planning
• Environmental Planning
• Housing & Community Planning
• City Planning
• Infrastructure Planning
• Physical Planning
• Housing
• Regional Planning
• Urban Planning
• Urban Design
• Logistics Planning
• Industrial Design

Institutions in India offering Planning Education

• IIT, Kharagpur
• IIT, Rourke
• SPA, New Delhi
• SPA, Bhopal
• SPA, Vijayawada
• CEPT University, Ahmedabad
• VNIT, Nagpur
• MNIT, Bhopal
• SVNIT, Surat
• SPA, JNTU Hyderabad
• SPA, Anna University, Chennai
• IDS, Mysore
• COE, Pune
• Associateship Examination of ITPI, New Delhi

Consultancy Services

Department of Planning aimed to provide the promotion and facilitation of professional knowledge and intellectual inputs to the students and the faculty. The Institute encourages its faculty members to undertake Research and Consultancy works with the below objectives for society benefit without affecting the regular teaching and non-teaching activities. Our faculties are engaged in teaching and research in the areas of Urban Planning and Civil Engineering. All the faculty have the Highest Degree in their field.

To facilitate cooperation in research, education, training, services, participation, development, creating and sharing of knowledge in field of Urban Planning, Governance and Management.

Our faculty are engaged in teaching and research in the areas of Urban Planning and Civil Engineering.All the faculty have the Highest Degree in their field. Our consultancy services are

GIS- Mapping, Preparation of Master Plans, Development Plans, Rural Development Plans, Area Development plans, Urban Governance, Policy Making, Urban Development, Project Management, Project Appraisals & Report Makings, DPRs, Cost Estimations, Tender Document Drafts Makings, Road Safety Audits, Transportation Surveys & Studies, Traffic Management Studies, Road Infrastructure Assessment and Govt Scheme Monitoring.
• GIS- Mapping
• Preparation of Master Plans, Development Plans, Rural Development Plans, Area Development plans
• Urban Governance
• Policy Making
• Urban Development
• Project Management
• Project Appraisals & Report Makings
• Cost Estimations
• Tender Document Drafts Makings
• Road Safety Audits
• Transportation Surveys & Studies
• Traffic Management Studies
• Govt Scheme Monitoring's