The University Grants Commission has written to all universities and colleges to include a subject on urban planning from the current academic year.

In his letter to vice-chancellors of universities, UGC chairman Jaspal Sandhu said, “It has been proposed that colleges and universities should start subject/courses on urban planning.”

“Accordingly, you are requested to start a subject/course on urban planning in your university and also convey relevant instructions to the colleges/institutes affiliated to your university to take urgent steps for starting of this new subject course at graduate and post graduate level.”

The UGC directive comes after the implementation of the smart city project by the Centre.

Source: Times of India