About this course

The Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) degree offers professional education in the planning field. Graduates may eventually apply their professional skills in various government agencies, private enterprises, or non-profit organizations within a variety of subject areas.



Are you interested in shaping the way our cities, towns and villages are developed and built?


Do you want to play a role in preserving biodiversity and safeguarding our architectural heritage?


Would you like to help shape policies to combat global warming, contribute to the creation of self-sufficient communities and shrink our ecological footprint?  

Do you believe in social justice and strengthening communities to be able to influence policies that affect their lives? Do you agree with taking a long-term view on economic development to ensure that future generations can benefit from the earth s resources as much as we are doing now?

If you can say yes to even one of these questions then consider a career in planning.



Managing development and helping to create affordable housing.

Playing a role in regenerating socially-deprived areas and creating new jobs.

Designing our towns and cities to include attractive buildings, vibrant public spaces and bustling shopping centers.

Working to protect our countryside, trees, hedgerows, forests, grasslands, waterways, rivers and shorelines.

Helping to bring back historic buildings into sympathetic use.

Creating policies for managing traffic and providing sustainable solutions to our transport needs.

Improving energy efficiency and cutting carbon emissions in our homes, factories and businesses.

Engaging communities to have a say in how their living space is developed and protected to improve their quality of life.


As Urban and Regional Planning involves a multi-disciplinary approach, we take students from the field of Architecture, Engineering, Geography, Planning and Sociology. However, we feel this needs to be further broad based and open to other related disciplines in the long run.



First Semester Subjects:

Planning History and Theory

Socio-economic basis for Planning

Planning Techniques

Infrastructure and Transport Planning

Housing and Environmental Planning

Studio course


Second Semester Subjects

City and Metropolitan Planning

Infrastructure Planning

Urban Heritage Conservation

Advanced Planning Techniques

Studio Course Elective Subjects (Select any one)

Inclusive Urban Planning

Planning for Tourism


Third Semester Subjects

Urban Development Management

Project Planning and Management

Urban Governance

Politics and Planning


Elective Subjects (Select any one)

Environment, Development and Disaster Management

Energy, Climate change and Urban Development


Fourth Semester Subjects

Development Finance

Legal Issues and Professional Practice


Internship/Office Training of 6-8 Weeks after 2nd Semester is mandatory in the course.

What Our Students Says

In 2020, When my “Bachelor of Architecture” was completed from Here( L.J.School Of Architecture) I thought my college life was over here but who knows the show must go on, I took admission in “L.J School of planning” for a masters course in Urban and Regional Planning. Studying here itself is a great opportunity where I got well-qualified and experienced faculties, Director, Mentors, and supportive colleagues. The whole course is designed perfectly where we have different subjects along with the Studio course and GIS software learning. A great learning experience for micro-scale to macro-scale planning projects varying in the Studio with assignments, group works, field visits, and presentations which help in my personal growth in the planning field. The course has a bunch of great opportunities for the planning field. - Ar. Happy Patel

Happy Patel
- Student

It is a great learning opportunity in studying Masters in Urban & Regional planning at L.J School of planning which is a multi disciplinary course encompassing different aspects of planning from micro level ( Local Area Planning) to macro level ( Development Plan) to Regional level (Metropolitan Planning) under the expert guidance of very qualified and experienced faculties along with technical guidance in GIS based learning. The variety of subjects has enriched my knowledge in all different aspects of planning through different assignments, group works, field visits etc. The experience of learning at L. J School of Planning is fantastic with lots of good memories with our colleagues and knowledge gaining from faculties & friends. -Ar. Sagar Chotalia

Sagar Chotalia
- Student

Masters in Urban and Regional Planning at L.J. school of planning is an influential landmark in the city of Ahmedabad. This multidisciplinary course is imbibed with exploring urban fabric, experiencing professional practices and rigorously developing the scope of interventions for the same. I experience a cognitive journey here at L.J. school of planning holding best qualified and experienced faculties of their respective field and my colleagues with whom I get an everyday opportunity to work, learn and boost my educational outcomes throughout. Ar. Hardi Bhavani

Hardi Bhavani
- Student

In 2019, I had completed my bachelors in the field of Architecture. I want to start my masters and for the same, I searched and visited many institutions. In 2020, L J University started Master of Urban & Regional Planning, I had referred curriculum and decided to complete my masters from L J University. In a span of two years of M.Plan., I have tremendous learning experience which has enhanced my perspective towards urban planning and importance of various urban services for the better of ecosystem. There has been continuous support, motivation and guidance from our faculty members. I am pleased and indebted with LJ institute of planning. – Ar. Mahesh H Shah

Mahesh Shah
- Student

Being and practicing as an architect by profession, for last 16 and a half years, have seen how the spatial design mends mindset’s & philosophies, upgrades lifestyles, makes life easier. I had never imagined that this course of Masters in Urban and Regional Planning will provide such a vantage point, ‘a god like’ view to all things big and small, that it will change my perceptions on things altogether. It opened doors after doors of knowledge unlimited. I would highly recommend this course not just to try your mettle but to gain the opportunities and wisdom that will come with this knowledge. Finally, I would applaud the consortium of knowledge providers LJ has curated, which is at par with excellence. – Hanumantsinh Raol

Hanumantsinh Raol
- Student

“At the Age of 59, after a 34-year interval I decided to be a student again. As one can imagine, it was a difficult task. I have to thank the well experienced and passionate faculties of L.J University for making it easier. It has been a great learning opportunity and has given me a lifetime worth of memories. Masters in Urban and Regional planning is a well-planned program and it leads to change your perception on city planning field. I strongly recommend this program to anyone, who wanting to expand their planning skills. ” Amrut Kapadia

Amrut Kapadia
- Student

In the year 2018, after working as an Architect for the 11 years, I got inquisitive to do masters in Urban Planning. I was looking for the universities and my search got over when Mr. Himanshu Thakkar informed me about the start-up of the M-Plan program at LJ University. I apprehended the prospect immediately and became the first student to enroll for a master of Urban and Regional planning at LJSP. This master's program has nourished incredible understanding and insights about scale spatial planning. In addition, all the subjects are being taught by the field experts, which made this study more perceptive. I would like to congratulate LJ for such an astounding, well-structured course delivery and would highly recommend MURP course at LJSP for aspiring candidates. - Mitul Panchal

Mitul Panchal
- Student