Master of Planning (Environmental Planning)

Environmental Planning may be defined as the "Initiation and operation of activities to direct and control the acquisition, transformation, distribution and disposal of resources in a manner capable of sustaining human activities with a minimum disruption of physical, ecological, and social processes" The overriding goal of environmental planning involves balancing human needs with the dynamic properties that constitute the environment The threat to environment is one of the foremost global concerns of our times. The pace of growth witnessed in the past few decades has caused a collateral damage to our environment. The situation is getting worse day by-day and governments across the globe are engaged in addressing issues which have a bearing on our environment. Environmental problems are persisting because of poor planning and management of environment. Therefore, development without threatening the environment is the global agenda these days. This approach requires well qualified professionals who can plan and manage not only upcoming development projects in an environment friendly way, but can also shape existing built environment for better quality of life. The course contents of this programme would enable the students to understand the practicality and congeniality of the proposed interventions with regard to mitigating the environmental concerns.

Given the growing importance of environmental planning and the consequent demand for environmental planners, the course is designed so as to equip the students with necessary knowledge and skills. The course endeavor to develop an understanding of various aspects of environmental planning and management by introducing an array of subjects, namely, Environmental Economics, Environmental Monitoring, Environmental Policies and Legislation, Environmental Impact Assessment, Natural Resource Management, etc. The curriculum is spread across four semesters with each of the semesters except fourth having the studio exercise. This program culminates with a thesis in the fourth semester. The program is supported by well-equipped GIS and computer labs for carrying out spatial and non-spatial analyses. The students also join research projects, workshops, competitions and other knowledge exchange programs to enlarge their domain of experience and learning.

Students' featured projects

Sacred Groves


Carrying Capacity


Plan  Assessment Tool


Faculty featured projects

Indian - SDG Monitoring Through Earth Observation

Kochi Municipal Corporation, Kerala

Dr. Anurag Bagade

Climate Smart Cities Assessment Framework 2.0

Mr. Govind M.P

Dr.  Anurag Bagade