PG Diploma in Urban Planning and Development (PGDUPDL) - Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi

  • Years 1 Years
  • Type Course Diploma
  • stream Architecture
  • Delivery Mode

What is PG Diploma in Urban Planning and Development (PGDUPDL)?

 

PGDUPDL (Post Graduate Diploma in Urban Planning and Development) is an innovative curriculum delivered through ODL and a direct learning model that focuses on increasing professional development and limiting employment in Urban Planning and Development.

 

With almost 30% of the world's urban population, India is the world's second-largest urban structure. Transportation, poverty, joblessness, unauthorized lodging areas, ghettos, and squatter settlements have become more complicated due to urbanization. The criticality of urban issues has not been well understood because of the lack of emphasis on urban improvement concerns in the scholastic educational plan at the graduation and post-graduate levels.

 

The PGDUPDL course will benefit those working in urban development programmes and graduates interested in pursuing urban development as a profession. Holders of the Postgraduate Diploma will be fully prepared to work for a variety of government and non-governmental organizations involved in urban planning and development, Functionaries and designated legislative body of Municipal Councils/ Nagar Panchayats/ Corporations, City and Town Planners or as Architects for which they must have a Bachelors or Masters in Architecture. They can also act as City Officers in charge of programmes, projects, Urban development research investigators and research assistants in numerous national and international organizations. This curriculum will also be beneficial to recent graduates interested in pursuing a career in urban development.

 

Eligibility for PG Diploma in Urban Planning and Development (PGDUPDL)

 

Graduates from any discipline can apply for Post Graduate Diploma in Urban Planning and Development with a minimum passing percentage of 50 percent. 

 

Benefits of PG Diploma in Urban Planning and Development (PGDUPDL)

 

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Urban Planning and Development gives students the chance to expand their knowledge and understanding of urban planning.
  • The course helps expand the theoretical and practical knowledge of working urban development experts in many urban planning and development areas.
  • The curriculum provides professional knowledge and skills in the conception, execution, monitoring, and assessment of urban development programmes being developed and enhance these skills further. 
  • Diploma recipients will be adequately qualified to assist different government and non-governmental development organizations. The programme will also improve the efficiency and efficacy of in-service people working in public and private, business or non-governmental organizations, who manage different urban development projects and programmes.

 

Future Scopes of PG Diploma in Urban Planning and Development (PGDUPDL)

 

  • In the government sector, there are several job openings.
  • Candidates can pursue higher education in the country or other countries, such as a master's degree in urban planning or a PhD in urban planning, in addition to working as professionals.

Career and Job Opportunities after PG Diploma in Urban Planning and Development (PGDUPDL)

 

Planning as a profession provides a unique chance to shape places and communities all over the world. Urban planning graduates continue to have a lot of job prospects. These graduates would find work in the public sector, the commercial industry, real estate, service firms, social agencies, non-profit housing organizations, international consulting firms, and various other fields. These graduates would be hired in other nations such as the United States, Europe, and Asia.

 

Job Urban Planners, Urban Designers, Planning Advisors, City Planners, and Planning Managers are among the jobs available to graduates with this degree.They can apply for positions in prestigious institutions and organizations such as ILFS, CRISIL, IDFC, etc. They may choose to work as consultants or as social entrepreneurs. Such graduates can also work as Civil engineers. The real estate industry also has good exposure for professionals with the PGDUPDL degree. 

Ample opportunities lie in the government sector and electoral body. 

 

Housing Boards and Development Authorities, Developmental Institutions and Research Organizations, Indian/State Civil Services are other examples where PGDUPDL can apply for a job. Program Officers, project officers, researchers, and research assistants in different global & countrywide organizations concerned with urban expansion are also work options. 

The salary variation for professionals in this field is usually INR 2,50,000 - INR 5,00,000

 

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