City & Regional Planning

The Department of City & Regional Planning, Mehran UET, Jamshoro is devoted wholly to research, teaching theoretical courses, and assimilating practical knowledge of City & Regional Planning for a professional career in increasingly diversified fields of City & Regional Planning.

This is the first Department established in the Sindh Province in the year 1992 to complete the shortage of Professional Urban Planners in Sindh and the Country.

To meet the ever-increasing demand for qualified Urban and Regional Planners, to offer a better and pollution-free living environment to the people, to ensure planned growth, and to control and guide future planning activities in urban and rural areas of the country, a full-time four-year course is offered in the field of City and Regional Planning.

The program aims to produce Urban and Regional Planners with the interdisciplinary skills to meet the demands of rapidly increasing cities, which can meet the sustainable development and planning millennium goals.

Keeping in view the baseline curriculum prepared by the National Curriculum Revision Committee constituted by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) the curriculum was revised and updated for 22-Batch and onward batches to bring it in line with local, national, and international requirements and to introduce innovation to ensure the quality of education and uniformity of curriculum in the Pakistani Universities, which is also following the recommendations of the Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners (PCATP).

The curriculum is designed in such a way that it involves a wide spectrum of activities regarding the preparation of development plans for villages, towns, cities, and regions. To provide practical knowledge, the study visits to different towns and cities are conducted to collect the primary data about the physical, social, and economic aspects of housing, infrastructure, traffic and transportation, slums and katchi-Abadies, etc. It also involves analysis, preparation, and implementation of proposed policies, programs, and plans for the improvement/upgradation of old urban areas and planned development of new settlements at City and Regional levels.

After qualifying, our graduates can serve the nation as professional Planners in the public sectors, like the Ministry of Planning and Development (Housing and Physical Planning), Ministry of Local Government (Sindh Building Control Authority), Ministry of Communication, Planning Commission of Pakistan, Ministry of Environment, Military Engineering Services (MES) of Pakistan, Private Planning and Development Consultant Firms and non-profit research organizations.

The Department of City & Regional Planning has played a vital role not only in Town Planning Education but also in the development of Urban Research in the Country.

On successful completion of the entire requirements for the degree, the students will be awarded the degree of Bachelor of City and Regional Planning (B.CRP) by Mehran University of Engineering and Technology.

The department also offers the degrees of Master of City and Regional Planning (M.CRP) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in the field of City and Regional Planning. These programs run under the guidance of the Directorate of Postgraduate Studies.