Master of Planning (Environmental Planning)
Knowledge Development and Brokering for Environmental Education and Governance to Enrich Spatial Planning.
2. The Programme
The Master of Environmental Planning Degree programme is offered for a duration of two years and consisting of four academic semesters at School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal.
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 management, bio- diversity, climate changes, etc. With the first semester building a foundation, the curriculum is spread across four semesters with each having a studio exercise. 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.
The interdisciplinary approach is employed, and subjects are distributed based on domains of knowledge, skill and application each semester. The subjects offered in this curriculum are broadly from the field of Environmental planning sciences and law. They are offered as three categories across four semesters as i) Compulsory Core subjects, ii) Specialization subjects and iii) Common Electives subjects.
i. Compulsory Core subjects, cover the common and necessary areas of all the environmental streams and approaches. Their credits must be earned by all the students to obtain the degree.
ii. Specialization subjects: The specialization group will allow the learner to explore the subjectivity as the subjects help students to gain knowledge about the specific environmental aspects in early semesters.
iii. Common Elective subjects, are the ones, where students have the option to choose any two/three/four subjects from the pool offered covering a wide area of interest and contemporary needs. Common elective subjects are flexible in nature and offers a bridge between the emerging needs and learner’s own limitations. Experts will be regularly invited to offer new common elective subjects as per availability under the scope of ‘Open Subjects’.