Dr. Nikhil Ranjan Mandal

Head (Environmental Planning)

Professor (Department of Urban & Regional Planning) 


PhD (Architecture) BIT, Mesra, Ranchi, India

Master of Planning (Urban Planning), SPA, N. Delhi

Bachelor of Architecture (Hons.), IIT, Kharagpur 

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate level:
1. Planning Studio VI
2. Housing
Postgraduate level:
1. Planning Studio II
2. Project Planning & Appraisal
3. Planning History & Theory

Areas of Research/Study:
1. Industrial Development Strategies for Resource Based Regions
2. Urban Competitiveness
3. Role of Development Controls in Urbanization
4. Housing Quality Assessment
5. Aptitude for Architectural Education
6.Landscape Design Criteria for Eco-Tourism

Dr. Rama Umesh Pandey

ProfessorB. Arch (MANIT Bhopal)PG Dip Specialization in Environmental Planning (CEPT, Ahmedabad, in 1992.)PhD (MANIT Bhopal)

Institute Responsibilities:

Head of Department  (Landscape)

Head (National Center for Spatial Rural Development Planning)

Courses Taught:

At Postgraduate Level

Theory Courses

• Climate Informed Settlement Planning

• Environment and Society

• Green Infrastructure

• Urban Ecology and Environment

• Environmental Policy: Law and Governance

• Water Resource Management

• Environmental Impact Assessment

• Sustainable Urban Development

Field Exercise Based Courses

Urban Context

• Water and Heat Stress

• Sustainable Land Use Development

• Blue and Green Infrastructure

• Climate Change Compatible Development

Regional Context

• Climate Change & Disaster Risk Resilience

• Water Sensitive Planning

• Environmental Improvement through Decentralized Planning

At Undergraduate Level

Theory Courses

• Climate Change Resilient Planning

• Sustainable Built Environment

Areas of Research/Study:

The research interest primarily revolves around sustainable development of settlements and is focused on: Climate Informed Settlement Planning; Mainstreaming Environmental Concerns both Global and Local Level in Spatial Planning; Socio-ecological and Climate Change Resilience; Interaction between Urban Heat Island and Urban pollution; and Livability of the Residential Built Environment.

Govind M . P.

Assistant ProfessorB. E Civil Engineering (NITK, Surathkal)M. Plan in Environmental Planning (SPA Delhi)PhD (Ongoing)

Institute Responsibilities:

Assistant Professor

Courses Taught:

At Undergraduate Level

Climate Change & Human Settlements

Infrastructure Development Planning

Disaster Mitigation & Management

Surveying & Photogrammetry Lab

Estimation, Specification & Valuation

Fundamentals of Building Structures

Transportation Planning Studio

At Postgraduate Level

Transportation Planning

 Areas of Research/Study:

With a basic qualification of civil engineering and specialisation in Environmental Planning, I have interest in developing my knowledge in the area of environmental infrastructure planning. Crucial urban infrastructural services such as water supply, sanitation and drainage are called as environmental infrastructure. My focus will be on planning of these infrastructural services and to assess, how will it help in reducing the carbon footprint of large and small settlements. 

Shomit Bade

Assistant ProfessorB. Arch (Sir J.J. College of Architecture, University of Mumbai )M. Plan in Environmental Planning (SPA Delhi)PhD (Ongoing)

Institute Responsibilities:

Assistant Professor

Courses Taught:

At Undergraduate level:

1. Evolution of Aesthetics, Culture & Technology

2. Introduction to Urban Design

3. G.I.S. Lab for Planning

4. Climate Change & Human Settlements

5. Planning Theory

At Postgraduate level:

1. Environmental Planning Studio

2. Environmental Policies & Legislation

3. Disaster Mitigation & Environmental Protection

4. Planning History

5. Planning Techniques

Areas of Research/Study:

1. Sustainable Architecture and its physical implication on Sustainable Development.

2. Adaptive Planning for Sustainable Development in Climate Uncertainty Scenarios.

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