Course Details


Master of Planning (Urban)

Ansal University

Masters Degree
Architecture and Environment Science
Duration : 2 Years
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Course Description

India’s urbanization is taking a dynamic turn as 40% of the urban population will be living in cities by 2040. Urbanization in the era of globalization, changing economies and technology has created the development of new cities and changed the shape of cities, which now range from industrial corridors to edge cities, from smart cities to cities which are being developed through provision of urban basic services in small and medium towns. Increased attention in current urban reforms is now being paid to decentralized planning, implementation of plans, better functioning of land markets, developing transportation-land use nexus, building capacity of urban local bodies, integrating environment with economic development, sustainability and heritage.


All these urban changes and challenges demand trained planners India has a shortage of 3000 planners per year, and has a handful of Masters in Planning programs, despite the fact that Government of India itself has given a mandate to all universities and colleges to create planning programs and is in the process of opening several new urban management and planning programs.


This program seeks to fulfill this critical need of planners, and create planners who are a new age multidisciplinary professional. The skills of this professional range from creating traditional physical and land use planning to new age ones like building smart and inclusive cities, urban service delivery, project management, strategic and financial planning, heritage and conservation planning and stakeholder engagement and sustainable development. Through this program we aim to create professionals who will work in national, state and central urban authorities, consultancies, donor organizations, research organizations, grassroots and civic organizations.


The program aims to produce graduates that are distinguished from other planning schools as Sushant a leading school in architecture and design education today plans to imbibe values of sustainability, history and built heritage, art appreciation and aesthetics and critical thinking in its courses and syllabi.


Located in Gurgaon, a former satellite town of Delhi yet today an independent and diverse urban areas of India, one that expertly weaves the contains the traditional fabric of old city,, village settlements, acyber city as well as diverse urban and suburban neighbourhoods, this M. Plan program seeks to work closely with the city’s development authorities and industry around to address local, national and international concerns as a part of the coursework.


  • To give due consideration to physicalplanning matters yet give appropriate consideration to current ones like environment, sustainability, heritage, urban services and governance that affect our cities.
  • To blend both practice and research or urban development, balance management as well as critical theory understanding pertinent to city planning, and
  • To create professionals who can easily communicate with a variety of audiencesright from governments to communities through written documents and reports; who have both team workand leadership skills, and who fulfil the critical supply of planners needed by Indian in old cities and new ones that are being built



Admission of students to the Master of Planning Programme under the Faculty of Planning will be governed by the following regulations.

  • The following degrees are eligible for consideration for M.Plan (Urban): Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Architecture/ Planning /Civil Engineering/ Environmental Engineering/ Law,Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Geography / Economics / Sociology / Environmental Science / Social Work / Development Studies / Policy Studies / Political Sciencefrom any University / Institutions in India or Abroad or its equivalent recognized by the Government of India.
  • Minimum of 55% marks in Bachelor’s degrees or Master’s Degree. These norms may be relaxed for SC and ST candidates, as per Government rules
  • Duly filled up form (online) along with a statement of Purpose of not more than 1000 words submitted at the admissions office.
  • Bachelor’s marks will have 50% weightage, Personal Interview 20% weightage, Essay Writing 30% weight age.
  • GATE students will be given preference.
  • Students can also transfer from another institute.

Fees Structure

Indian Student : 1,20,000,
Includes : Tuition Fee
Excludes : Admission Fee, Hostel Fee etc

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