Region-Concept, types and hierarchy of regions - planning- concept and types. Planning region- concept and characteristics of a planning region, Delineation of planning region, Indicators for measuring development, Development- meaning, growth versus development, Measurement of regional development. (15)


Theories and models for regional development: spread and backwash concept. Core and periphery concept, Central place theory, Growth pole, Growth foci approach (15).



Policies and experiences of regional planning in India, Institutional framework from national planning level to regional development plans, Damodar valley corporation (India), Tennessee valley authority (USA). (15)



Regional planning in India- rural and urban planning.Regional disparities in India, Planning for tribal area, Hilly area, Command area, and Drought-prone area development.(15)