Private varsity on urban planning

Private varsity on urban planning

 The Indian Institute of Human Settlements (IIHS) has been allocated 58 acres of land to construct its campus, which will have a built-up area of five lakh square feet. The university is expected to be set up at a cost of Rs 250 crore and to set standards for efficient, economic and sustainable designs, operations and maintenance.

Speaking to mediapersons on Monday, Aromar Revi, Director of the Institute, said that they are focusing on producing a cadre of changemakers and entrepreneurs who will enter the private and government sectors with a view to developing  inclusive cities and improving basic conditions and services.

The Institute has also signed an MoU with Bangalore Development Authority on planning and development challenges in the City and State.

IIHS has initiated faculty mobilisation for its Masters in Urban Practice (MUP) programme, following anticipated regulatory clearances from the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

The Institute is the creation of a group of leading entrepreneurs, intellectuals and professionals, including Nandan Nilekani, Shirish Patel, Rakesh Mohan, Deepak Parekh, Vijay Kelkar, Jamshyd Godrej, Deepak Satwalekar, Xerxes Desai, Nasser Munjee, Renana Jhabvala, Kishore Mariwala, Rahul Mehrotra, Pradeep Saxena and Revi.

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