Course Outcomes (COs):

1.      To understand the basic concepts in regional planning

2.      To study different methods in order to compute regional development

3.      To get acquainted with theories and models for regional development

4.      To get a specialized knowledge of policies and experiences of regional planning in India.


Unit-1: Concepts in Regional Planning                                                                                   15 Lectures

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.  


Unit-2: Theories and Models for Regional Development                                                        15 Lectures

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


Unit-3: Policies and Experiences of Regional Planning                                                       15 Lectures

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


Unit-4: Regional planning in India                                                                                         15 Lectures

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.