Indira Gandhi National Open University (Ignou) is launching a postgraduate diploma programme in urban planning and development in the admission season. It is a distance learning programme which will be imparted in English initially through Ignou regional centres.
It is a 32- credit interdisciplinary programme which is broadly divided into five major areas like introduction to urban development; issues and challenges in urban planning and development; dynamics of urban planning and development; monitoring and evaluation of projects and programmes; and development: issues and perspectives
Nehal M Farooquee, director, School Extension and Development Studies, Ignou said that, they will provide study material and conduct periodic counseling session. Initially the programme will be only available in English, but later it will be provided in Hindi as well