Master of Planning (Transport Planning and Logistics Management) 

1. Introduction 

The institute established its Department of Transport Planning on August 2018 with its Master of Planning (Transport Planning and Logistics Management ) programme. The Department of Transport Planning offers a two year full-time Master’s Degree programme.  

Transport & logistic Planners play a key role in ensuring that transport systems are efficient and equitable. For this, students need to understand the core principles, techniques, and concepts that underpin the discipline. Compulsory modules ensure that all students, whatever their background, have a solid foundation including policy, economics, planning, modeling,  and data analysis. Optional modules then allow for specialization and expertise in specific areas. The focus of this program is on planning and engineering solutions to transport issues, particularly how the design of systems determines the nature of the flow of people and goods being transported. Students learn how to use planning aspects to meet the challenges of integrating different modes of transport and make it more sustainable.

The program aims to address the complexities faced in the domain of transport and logistics planning in regions and develop innovative approaches to improving cities and regions. Emphasis has been laid on integrating theory and studio contents and the application of theoretical inputs in the studio.


To nurture academic excellence in the spheres of transport planning and logistics management thus contributing towards its advancement, coupled with emerging technology and leadership, for a sustainable future.  

2. The Course Curriculum

The course curriculum is divided into four semesters. The first semester is common for all Master of Planning specializations, referred to as the ‘Integrated Semester’, in which the students will be taught basic foundation subjects to enhance their understanding of planning and to strengthen their analytical skills. The Second and Third semesters deal with core subjects of Transport Planning and Logistics Management. In the fourth Semester, the thrust is primarily on Thesis being undertaken on any topic related to Transport Planning and Logistics Management, having spatial implications on the natural and built environments. 

2.1 Eligibility for admission 

Candidates must possess an Undergraduate degree from one of the following category with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate (or 6.5 CGPA) for General/ OBC/EWS and 55% marks in aggregate (or 6.0 CGPA) in case of SC/ST/PWD candidates in any of the qualifying examinations mentioned below:

●  B. Arch/ B. Plan /B.E. or B. Tech (Civil)

●  M.A. / M.Sc. in Geography/ Economics

●  M.Sc. Statistics /Operations Research/ Econometrics (2 years M.A./ M.Sc. degree programmes recognized by UGC)#

#Note: ITPI recognition not applicable to candidates with qualifications mentioned in items (iii)

Students shortlisted on the basis of above mentioned eligibility criteria are required to appear in an interview conducted by School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal.

2.2 Seats 

There are 25 (twenty five) seats available including the recommended reservation by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. 

2.3 Career Options after M. Plan (TPLM)

Students may have the multiple career options after passing the Masters of Plan (TPLM) programme. They can take the following roles based on their interest and expertise: 

● Entrepreneur 

● Employment in design, management and consultancy services, engineering based professional service firms, business services, NGOs, CSRs, Think tanks and  Government Agencies etc. 

  ●  Higher Education, Research and Academics. 

2.4 Learning and Teaching 

The curriculum is meticulously designed and enables an overall development. It addresses various problematic issues and areas for spatial intervention for a sustainable future of the transport systems. The students will be equipped with soft skills, communication skills, computer skills, spatial technological know-how. The syllabus contents are taught through innovative modes of instruction and method of evaluation. Besides, various experts in the field through expert lectures periodically are engaged, so that the students update themselves with the emerging trends and issues. The curriculum enables the students with necessary analytical, interpretative and technical skills required to comprehend and address these issues.

2.5 Assessment

 Assessment is equally varied and is a combination of internal coursework  and end term examination. Internal coursework can include case-study reports, individual and group coursework assignments, group projects and presentations whereas end term examination majorly include viva voce and written exams.