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IIT Kharagpur

The Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur is a public engineering institution established by the government of India in 1951.

In the year 1952, under the leadership of Professor E. Braner, a group of ten students formed the nucleus of this department. Soon it developed into a full-fledged undergraduate programme also offering post-graduate courses in 1956, for the first time, in the country. The Institute of Town Planners had also its beginning in this department. With time, pioneering attempts were made to start advance training in Building Science, Application of Computer Techniques in Architectural design Simulation, Presentation Graphics and Construction Technology. The consultancy activities of the department range from government and large corporate clients in the country ranging from design of large townships, institutions, landscaped environmental planning to conservation of heritage sites and buildings.

Some of the key areas of research include Building Technology and Management, Housing and Community Planning, Heritage Studies and Conservation, Urban Design, Visual and Graphic Design, Computer Applications in Architecture and Planning, GIS and Multimedia Applications, Environmental Design, Transportation Planning and Traffic Engineering, Metropolitan Planning, Infrastructure Planning and Systems Management.


Programme Type Programme Year of Commencement Intake Admission Process ITPI Recognisition Tentative Dates Course Commencement Date Source
Post Graduate Master of City Planning (MCP) 1955 GATE Recognised 21/03/2016 To 15/04/2016 14-07-2016
Doctorol Programme Ph. D / PDP

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Recognised 14/03/2016 To 17/04/2016 12-07-2016




Head of the Department
Prof. Subrata Chattopadhyay
Phone (Head's chamber) : +91-3222-282246
Office : +91-3222-282245
Phone (Chamber) : +91-3222-283210
Phone (Residence) : +91-3222-283211, +91-3222-277823
Email :

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  • IIT Kharagpur, West Midnapur, Kharagpur, West Bengal, 721302, India

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