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Housing Policy & Planning


‘Housing for All’ is a primary aim of Government of India for long. It has formulated Housing for All mission with a Sub-mission focused on ‘technology’ to enhance the social housing delivery. Government has also been creating an enabling environment for private players through bringing reforms in land and financial sectors to increase overall housing supply. As a result, housing market is facing a constant change. Under this changed circumstances it is challenging for professionals and academicians to deliver in the field of housing development without the sound knowledge of the fast changing housing policy dynamics and planning practice. The present course covers contemporary housing policy, reforms (land and finance), planning and strategy intervention at the city and sub-regional level. The course is highly interactive and full of relevant cases and best practices, course materials which are highly useful for students at bachelor’s, master’s & PhD degree, academicians, consultants/professionals as well as policy makers at various levels.

Students, academicians and professionals working in the field of housing & real estate development.
It is a core course for PG

No pre-requisite. Prior relevant knowledge is desirable.


Ministry of Housing and Poverty Alleviation and, Department of Housing at each state government, Development Authorities and Housing boards, Joint venture companies in housing, Private developers of social housing

1525 students have enrolled already!!


Dr. Uttam K. Roy is an Architect and City Planner (with specialization in Housing) with more than sixteen years of academic, research and professional experience in the field of housing and urban planning and currently serving as Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture and Planning, IIT Roorkee. He has served as HUDCO chair faculty in Kolkata and has been instrumental in planning of New Town, Kolkata and many municipal towns prior to the present responsibility. His broad interest area is housing and city planning. He is a ‘Recognized Trainer’ (RT) of Design of Training (D.O.T) by DOPT, Government of India and delivered more than fifty short term courses including Training of Trainers (TOT) courses. He is having a keen interest in teaching pedagogy/ andragogy and uses innovative methods of teaching. He is having numbers of reputed publications and delivered many expert lectures in renowned institutions.


The course is divided into two sections.
Section I: Week 1-3: (Housing policy)
Section II: Week 4-8: (Housing planning)

Week 1: Introduction Learning Objective

L.O: Participants will be able to describe housing situation and policy-public intervention in India.

Briefing about the course
Introduction to Housing
Housing Classifications
Housing Situation
Policy and Public intervention-1
Policy and Public intervention-2

Week 2: Legal, Policy Framework and Land for Housing 

L.O: Participants will be able to explain the implications of reform, policy, institutional framework and land for housing.

Urban Reform
Housing Policy
Legal & Institutional Framework for Housing
Land for Housing-1
Land for Housing-2

Week 3: Affordability, Delivery Systems and Housing finance
L.O: Participants will be able to identify key issues in housing finance, affordability and technology systems in housing delivery.

Affordability & Housing Finance
Technology Systems in Housing Delivery-1
Technology Systems in Housing Delivery-2
Housing for All Mission (PMAY) & Technology Sub-mission
Summing up of Part-1 (Policy) & Introduction to Housing Planning

Week 4: Planning Framework for Housing&Infrastructure
L.O.: Participants will be able to illustrate the planning framework for housing and assess the infrastructure requirement for housing.

Urban and Regional Planning-1
Urban and Regional Planning-2
Development Controls
Housing Infrastructure and Services-1:Transport and Roads
Housing Infrastructure and Services-2:Drainage, Sanitation, Electricity & SWM

Week 5: Planning for Social Infrastructure&Housing Strategy for Cities 
L.O: Participants will be able to assess various social infrastructures &illustrate the conceptual strategic framework for housing at city level.

Housing Infrastructure and Services-3:Social Infrastructure and Facilities
Housing Strategy for City-1: An overview
Housing Strategy for City-2: Dealing with Core City Housing
Housing Strategy for City-3: Dealing with New Housing Areas
Planning for Plotted Housing

Week 6: Planning for Major Formal Housing typologies
L.O: Participants will be able to explain the planning principles for developing formal housing typologies like Group housing, Cooperative housing, Institutional housing, Rental housing, hostels and Service apartments

Planning for Group Housing
Community Development in Housing
Cooperative Housing
Institutional and rental housing
Working Person’s hostel and Serviced Apartments

Week 7: Planning for Informal and Special Housing Typologies
L.O: Participants will be able to describe various planning optionsfor different Informal housing typologies and special housing typology (Old Age homes).

Informal Housing Typologies
Approaches in Improving Slums and Squatters
Urban Village and Unauthorized Construction
Pavement Dwellers and Night Shelters
Old Age Home

Week 8: Housing Development and Management
L.O: Participants will be able to explain the process of housing development (including Disaster prone areas)& list the actions and expected roles of various stake holders for effective housing management.

Disaster Resistant Housing
Housing & Real Estate Development
Housing Management
Housing: Action Plan
Course Summary and Conclusion

  • The exam is optional for a fee.
  • Date of Exam: March 31st 2019 (Sunday).
  • Time of Exam: Morning session 9am to 2 noon; Afternoon session: 2pm to 5pm
  • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.

  • Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
  • 25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of  Best 6 out of 8 assignments
  • E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Roorkee. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.