The course offers two theory subjects per semester one elective and two term papers along with a studio project which is the backbone of the programme and integrates the subjects taught for practical application.
In the first semester the studio is designed to conduct a baseline study of a small to medium sized urban settlement, which helps to develop an understanding of layers of urban systems.
The studio in second semester takes up a Comprehensive Development Plan for an urban centre. This is an exercise which help students to understand, analysis and propose various layers of urban issues. The outcome of this studio exercise is a detailed report which covers the baseline it's analysis and proposals which look at all the sectors of planning including a Proposed Landuse Plan and a set policy documents which help the urban centre to achieve its vision planned by the students as a part of this exercise.
In the third semester the students are made to work at a Regional level and a Regional Planning exercise is conducted. This is an extensive work done by students to understand the inter dependency of various urban and rural settlements on each other and also helps to look at the larger picture which can resolve the pressure on large urban centres.
The fourth semester is dedicated to thesis which is an individual exercise done by students in the field of their interest.