M.Plan Syllabus and Subjects


2 Years

Average Fees

INR 20,000 - 1 LPA

Lisha Gupta

Updated on Jan 4, 2023 by Lisha Gupta

Lisha Gupta

Updated on Jan 4, 2023 by Lisha Gupta

The M.Plan syllabus can be divided into four semesters. It covers environmental Planning, housing, regional planning, urban planning, transport planning, etc. The course, along with core subjects in the semester, even includes other specializations for further skill development. The course doesn't have a compulsory internship but has in-depth study and research work during the entire course period.

Semester Wise M.Plan Syllabus

The M.Plan course consists of core and elective subjects. Depending on the university/college, they may differ slightly. It has 2 parts - a compulsory set of courses covering all foundation areas in literature and a set of elective courses that aims at building job-specific skills and knowledge. M.Plan course aims to ensure that the students get a chance to study all the vital concepts of the subject and topic. The semester wise courses are as follows:

M.Plan First Year Syllabus

Semester I

Semester II

Planning Studio

Planning Studio-II 

Quantitative Methodology

City and Metropolitan Planning 

Urban Economics and Sociology

Infrastructure Planning 

Planning Theory, Practices and Demography

Traffic and Transportation Planning

Planning Techniques 







Research Methodology, Technical Report and Paper Writing 

Communication skills NPTEL/MOOC/Humanities Department


M.Plan Second Year Syllabus

Semester III

Semester IV

Project Phase – I 

Project Phase II



M.Plan Subjects

The M.Plan subjects taught in the course are mostly similar for all the colleges, but it varies depending on the institution's course module. But, the overall M.Plan subjects list is quite similar but put in a different order, depending on the teaching method. The course overall makes them have a peculiar way of planning and development.

Core Subjects:

  • Planning History and Theory
  • Socio-Economic Basis for Planning
  • Planning Techniques
  • Infrastructure and Transport Planning
  • Housing Environments and Planning

Elective Subjects:

  • Evolution of Urban Planning
  • Planning for Disaster prone areas
  • Planning Legislation
  • Ecology and Resource Development
  • Theories and Approaches in Planning

M.Plan Course Structure

The M.Plan course syllabus is designed so that the course mainly includes various works from Planning & strategies and elective subjects, that overall gives the knowledge to work in the job sectors. This field sharpens a student's mind to tackle the daily obstacles faced in their workplace, studies & other similar aspects. The course involves subjects which include aspects like:

  • Core Subjects
  • Electives
  • Practice
  • Debates/ Research

M.Plan Teaching Methodology and Techniques

M.Plan is a course focusing on different aspects of arts and many more. The course is designed based on requirements and helps get the most exposure to the field, and the M.Plan course subjects deal with the same. Learning strategies have varying implications for courses.

  • Assignments
  • Following course module books
  • Case studies/ Research work
  • Fieldworks

M.Plan Projects

M.Plan project, known as a mini-thesis, is a compulsory project for the students to complete at the end of their semester. Students should regard their projects as an ideal opportunity to integrate what they have learned during the M.Plan program and apply it to their future working profession. Some of the M.Plan project topics are:

  • Causes And Effects Of Road Transportation On The Distribution Of Agricultural Product A Case Study Of Irrua
  • The Impact Of Climate On Urban Transportation: A Case Study Of Ekpoma And Environs, Esan West Local Government Area, Edo State
  • Causes And Effects Of Abandoned Residential Properties (A Case Study Of Benin City)
  • Land Reforms In Nigeria: Issues, Problems, And Solutions.
  • The Effect Of Land Use Act-On Sustainable Housing Development

M.Plan Reference Books

M.Plan course is the one meant for the specialization in Art forms research and fieldwork. The topics taught in the course module are very much enough. But, to get a deep or in-depth knowledge, there are certain books published by the -authors, who have opened up about their thought process, and thus helps in being more skilled and knowledgeable which are a major part of M.Plan Subjects.

M.Plan Reference Books



The Principles of Scientific Management

Taylor, Frederick Winslow

Carrying Out the City Plan by Flavel Shurtleff

Frederick Law Olmsted

The City by Park

Robert Ezra

New Towns for Old 

John Nolen; Charles D. Warren

Towards a New Architecture 

Le Corbusier

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