PG Diploma UPDL


About This Programme:

India is 2nd largest urbansystem in the world with more than 30% of urban population. It is expected that by 2025, half of India’s population will be urbane. The urbanization has created manifold problems such as transportation, poverty, unemployment, unauthorized housing colonies, slums and squatter settlements. The criticality of the urban problems has not been properly understood due to less emphasis on urban development issues in the academic curriculum at the graduation and post-graduation levels. Therefore, PGDUPDL will be useful for the people involved in the urban development programmes and also to the graduates who wish to pursue urban development as a career. The Postgraduate Diploma holders will be fully equipped to serve various Government and Non-Government Organizations dealing with urban planning and development


Graduation in any discipline

Total Fees:

Rs.6,000/- for full programme.


Minimum 1 years and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January and July cycle of admission.

Medium of Instruction:

English and Hindi

Programme Co-ordinator(s):

Prof. Nehal A. Farooquee,, Ph. 011-29571664 Prof. B.K. Pattanaik,, Ph. 011-29571662 Prof. P.V.K. Sasidhar,, Ph. 011-29571665


Compulsory Courses:

  • MEDS 41 – Introduction to Urban Development
  • MEDS 42 – Issues and Challenges in Urban Planning and Development
  • MEDS 43 – Dynamics of Urban Planning and Development
  • MEDS 44 – Monitoring and Evaluation of Projects and Programmes

Elective Courses : Choose any one

  • MEDSP 45 – Project Work
  • MEDSE 46 – Development: Issues and Perspectives


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