Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University
(Established under Andhra Pradesh Legislature Act No. 31of 2008)
Masab Tank, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
JNAFAU School of Planning and Architecture
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B. Tech Planning (Department of Urban & Regional Planning)
Planning has its roots in engineering, law, architecture, public health and the social sciences. Planners today combine design, analytical and communication skills to help communities manage chane.Planning are both people-oriented and future-oriented. Its future is full of opportunities and challenges. In particular, technological advances in communications and computers are changing the shape and form of cities, and how planning for the future will take place.

Planners care about the future of our communities and want to contribute solutions to our pressing social, economic and environmental problems. They are infact one of the key contributors to making urban and rural life workable, livable and prosperous planner works with communities to provide research, reason analysis and recommendations in urban, regional environmental and social issues. Experts in public participation processes and conflict resolution, planners help develop solutions that are practical and effective.
B. Arch
Planners link knowledge and action in ways that improve public and private development decisions, which effect people, places and environment. To do this, planners must have knowledge and experience in a wide range of topics.

The aim is to impart knowledge, skills and attitude needed to pursue a career in urban planning, research, policy making and management. It is essentially multi-disciplinary in nature- the subjects related to Urban and Regional planning include Urban Economics, Sociology Legislation, Development Theories , Politics , Transportation, Services, Housing, Landscape, etc.,
The curriculum structured to include major thrust areas like:
  • IT skills- AUTOCAD, GIS, Web Technologies
  • Analytical skills- Quantitative Methods, Mathematical Models, Project Appraisal
  • Communication skills - Oral, Written, Graphic Communication and Technical Presentations and
  • Infrastructure and environment related issues addressing technical knowledge, the existing policies and programs of the government.
Founded in the year 1940 as department of architecture in the erstwhile college of Fine Arts and Architecture, it became the School of Planning and architecture in 1989, and a constituent institution of Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture Fine Arts University.

Course Structure
The Curriculum is a full 4 years course and is divided in to 8 semesters. In the first 7 semesters the students have to devote full time to the study of different subjects while 8th semester consists of practical training along with a project work.
Eligibility :
Intermediate i.e. 10+2 M.P.C & Qualify in EAMCET.

Job opportunities
This degree dives the student a wide range of professional options.In terms of securing employment, both public and private sectors offer a range of jobs. The students after graduation can get employed in the following offices/firms.

Other jobs in architecture come up in government organizations such as:
  • Directorate of Town and Country Planning (Govt. of Ap)
  • Urban Development Authorities like HUDA, VUDA, and VGTMUDA etc.,
  • Municipal Corporations.
  • Administrative Staff College of India.
  • Multinational Companies related to Urban Planning.
  • Software Industry.
  • Professional Industry.
  • Professional Practice as Urban Planner
  • Development of Geographical information & Planning Software
Further Studies
  • Urban & Regional Planning
  • Remote Sensing
  • Environmental Planning
  • Spatial Information Technology
  • Environmental Planning
  • Infrastructure Planning
  • Transportation planning
  • Housing in Planning
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Energy Management
For more details contact:
Dr. V.Phani Sree
Head of the Department
Ph: 040 - 23323396
Dr.D.Vijay Kishore
Principal ,SPA,JNAFAU
Ph: 040 - 23306576
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