About this course

Indian cities are facing increasingly complex challenges, relating to social, economic, physical and environmental concerns. Many cities lack adequate capacity and resources.  India is projected to add 300 million new urban residents by year 2050 to already existing 378 million urban residents.

The management of such huge population growth in urban areas is a great challenge which comprises of constant struggle of coping up with crumbling infrastructure, urban services deficiencies, and financial woes at municipal level, governance issues, developmental issues and impact on environment. India has moved to the paradigm of smart cities where the government is investing vast amount of financial recourses into the urban infrastructure which makes the need for skilled manpower much more pertinent.

MUDM course aims to promote professional development and capacity building in the area of urban development and Management. This course will enable the student to become an innovative urban manager and development specialist who analyses and develops cities based on a thorough understanding of urban theory and practice. This course is designed to equip students with skills to solve contemporary urban issues through progressive policy making.

It extensively focuses upon socio-spatial dynamics, climate resilience, local economic innovations, management practices, entrepreneurship, governance and sustainable development.


The uniqueness of the programme is that it will provide students with multidisciplinary skills set with organizational management and operational skills as well as specialized knowledge in Urban Development practices.

Scope

Urban development and Management is widely understood as a relatively new disciplinary field. The processes the phrase refers to have of course been practiced throughout urban history. MUDM concerns the art of managing, of coordinating, guiding and perhaps even directing the decisions of the many stakeholders involved in the development of urban areas towards a high quality outcome: urban places to be enjoyed by all.

Post graduates from this kind of diversified programme area are actively sought by the leading organizations in urban development, including the major consulting organizations, infrastructure development entities, state and city governments for their Project Monitoring Units (PMUs) and Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs), international organizations, rating agencies and the Urban Development Ministry through their Urban Fellowship.

 

Few key career directions to get through this course

As Functionaries of Corporations, Municipalities and Nagar Panchayats.

As Employees of the Institutes/NGOs, Private or Corporate sectors working in various Urban Development Sectors.

As Programme Officers, Project Officers and Research Assistants dealing with Urban Management and Development in

various Organizations.

 

SEMESTER 1

No.

Course Name

1

Studio-1 (Foundation), Introduction to GIS

2

Urban Economics

3

Settlement history patterns

4

Development policies and programme.

5

Urban Governance

6

Quantitative methods for urban development

7

City planning and Management

 

 

SEMESTER 2

 No.

Course Title

 1

Studio-2 

 2

Real Estate Development and Land Management

 3

Urban Project Planning and Management

 4

Contracts and procurement

 5

Governance and Decentralization Urban reforms 

 6

Urban Development Management

 7

Sustainable provision and Management of Urban Services                    OR

Participatory Planning and Public Consultation

 

INTERNSHIP PERIOD

 

SEMESTER 3

 No.

Course Title

 1

Studio-3

 2

Research Methodology

 3

Logistics and Operations 

 4

Politics and planning    OR

Inclusive planning

 5

Geoinfomatics for Urban  Development

 6

Urban Heritage management           OR

Tourism Planning and  development

 

 

SEMESTER 4

 No.

Course Title

 1

Thesis project

 2

Planning Legislation & Professional Practice

 

 3

Organization Behavior, team building and leadership/

 Entrepreneurship

 4

Environment and disaster management of cities/

Energy, climate change and Urban development.

Candidate with any Bachelor's Degree from a recognized University / Institute with at least 55% marks in aggregate can apply.