About Master of Planning

With the continuous growth in the natural calamities and disasters which pose adverse threats on the welfare and livelihood of humanity as a whole, city planning through sustainable infrastructure has taken a position of great significance. The Faculty of Architecture offers a 2-year post-graduate degree program in planning, which provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the various fundamentals of planning.  The students who pursue this program are actively engaged in projects on rural and urban planning, thus creating room for practical significance within the community and the society in general. The curriculum is designed in such a way that it is aimed at providing the students with the most comprehensive understanding of both the national and the global trends in urban development. Through the department of research and development, the students go on to gain the most worthwhile first-hand knowledge regarding the modern technological trends and innovations which can be utilized in their line of work. In addition, the emphasis is given to developing skills required for formulating solutions, data collection and review of offices, local people, bureaucrats, a compilation of data and its research analysis – both quantitative and qualitative reports, drafting legal documents and logical based decision making amongst others. Such research orientation opens students to a pool of career possibilities, coupled with the fundamental understanding on how to navigate the industry.


Master of PlanningProgram Outcomes

Why Study Master of Planning

Cities and towns have kept developing for many centuries now, but not all developments are systematic, thus the urban planners play the pivotal role of ensuring the smooth progression of this development. With so many environmental hazards and disasters being encountered regularly, the former area planning is on a high demand, thus opening for the students new avenues for career opportunities.
GIS Expert

GIS Expert

An ability to apply comprehensive knowledge of cultures, technologies and concepts while designing practical structures.

Urban Planner

An ability to understand the economical, cultural, social and physical conditions of areas while also understanding problem issues and facing these challenges in a planned manner.

Urban Planner
Urban Manager

Urban Manager

An ability to understand peculiar traits as well as utility of building materials, products, systems, drawings and documents of every project.


An ability to consider building regulations, safety factors, health and life of individuals while designing any space.

Town Planner

Town Planner

An ability to demonstrate growth in personal and professional responsibility in the line of work, and to effectively navigate the industry.

Duration: 2 years (Semester System)



Constituent College of Parul University


Eligibility Criteria

The candidate shall have passed B.Arch or B.E./B.Tech (Civil Engineering or Bachelor of Planning (B.Plan) or Post Graduation in Geography or Economics or Sociology


Mode of Admission

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Master of Planning feesFees


Master of Planning

₹ 40,000/- Annually*

* Tuition Fees may vary depending on the Country/ State in which the candidate has passed their qualifying examination.

Master of Planning CurriculumCurriculum

1st Semester

2nd Semester

Planning Studio

Urban and Regional Planning Studio-I

Planning Techniques

Advanced Planning Techniques

Infrastructure and Transport Planning

Infrastructure Planning and Management

Basic Planning Techniques

Metropolitan City and Regional Planning

Housing Environments and Planning

Elective-I (Compulsory Subjects:1)

Planning History and Theory

Elective-II (Compulsory Subjects:1)

Socio-economics Basis for Planning



3rd Semester

4th Semester

Urban & Regional Planning Studio – II


Urban & Regional Development and Management

Legal Issues and Professional Practice

Project Planning and Management

Development Finance

Urban Governance


Politics and Public Planning Policy


Elective- III


Review of Six Weeks Mandatory Training during Summer Vacation after Second Semester.



Master of Planning Curriculum Laboratories


Architecture Studio

As a way of developing the practical skills of the students, the Faculty of Architecture has a designated studio which which serves the purpose of engaging students in a series of practical exercises.

Master of Planning CurriculumActivities

National Symposium

Every year during AAKAR (the Annual Festival of our Institute), we organize a National Symposium incorporating Seminars and Lecture sessions of eminent subject experts, research scholars, academicians and practicing architects. Each year the symposium is based on a specific theme. Until today, we have conducted symposium on two themes, namely: 'Inheritance Imprints' and 'Ecologia Footprints' in 2013 & 2014 respectively. Every paper presented or lecture delivered in the symposium is compiled in the form of a Research Paper and published as a Research Journal: AURA (Architectural Unitary Research Articles).

Expert session by internationally known Ar.Christopher Charles Benninger

On account of the completion of course duration of the first batch at Parul Institute of Architecture & Research (PIAR), the institute had organized an expert session by internationally known Ar. Christopher Charles Benninger for its students who were on the verge of stepping out as professionals of the Architecture fraternity. The session was organised to enlighten the students & guide them towards the correct path. It was further made more fruitful with Book distribution of 'Letters to the Young Architect' authored by Christopher himself. All graduating students were fortunate enough to receive the autographed copy of the same book along with their own Thesis report. The professional Architects of the city, delegates of IIA (Indian institute of Architects) & IIID (Indian institute of interior designers) and members of academia from neighboring institute of Architecture got an opportunity to attend the lecture of Benninger sir on 'Architect in the City'.

Architecture, Fine Arts & Design Expo 2019

As a concluding mark to their academic journey, the budding architects, designers and fine arts students of Parul University, made an outstanding display of their artistic and innovative creativity during the recently held academic exhibition. With their cutting-edge thought process and their understanding of five years of education, the students of the faculties of architecture, fine arts and design showcased their final year projects. These were the pure results of hard work, commitment and dedication on the part of the student and their faculties. The students explored a diversified blend of projects, with themes covering the various aspects of political, environmental, psychological, cultural and the social elements. Exhibiting the essence of creativity and sensitivity towards public realm, the students had put up a display of some of the most innovative projects, with the highest form of social utility.

International Art & Sculpture Fest

A series of Workshops are conducted for the students with an intention to develop various skill sets required to evolve as an architect and to understand the principles of working with different materials such as clay, siforex, wood, bamboo, etc. and media such as pencil, colours, paints, charcoal, etc. The students are also given an exposure of various brainstorming sessions conducted by various External experts from the industry and profession, by virtue of which they would eventually evolve as good and sensible designers.


AAKAR is the Annual Festival of PIAR. Besides showcasing the academic & co-curricular activities of our students, AAKAR also provides opportunities to enhance the knowledge skillbase of our students and teachers. In addition, it gives a chance to the students and teachers to celebrate the crossing over a milestone of their academic journey, through cultural programmes & musical Informals. Every year AAKAR is based on a specific theme, based on which, all the sets on the campus and decorations are erected. The Symposium combines speeches by the Invitees on topics related to the theme of the Festival.