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The Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) is a national education institution committed to the equitable, sustainable and efficient transformation of Indian settlements.

IIHS aims to establish an independently funded and managed National University for Research and Innovation focused on the challenges and opportunities of India’s  urban transition. The proposed IIHS University will host an integrated programme of quality campus-based education and research, training and lifelong learning for working professionals, distance and blended learning, as well as a whole array of practice and advisory services. The university will have a strong interdisciplinary orientation bringing together theory and praxis that is grounded in the South Asian context and also engages with and draws from knowledge across the globe.

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Urban Practitioners' Programme

Events & Courses

Unpacking Urbanism
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Urban Transport – Introduction to Planning Efficient City Bus Systems
Apply Now | 7 – 8 July 2015

Ways of Seeing – An Urban-centric Workshop on Photography
Apply Now | 7 – 11 August, 2015

Planning Indian Cities: Utilities and the Futilities of the Master Plan
Apply Now | 12 – 14 August 2015

Call for Proposals - ReFraming Urban Inclusion

uil_headerThe Urban Informatics Laboratory (UIL) is a space within the Indian Institute for Human Settlements where collation, organisation and dissemination of information related to India’s urbanisation takes place.

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The IIHS Internship Programme provides young scholars an interdisciplinary environment of learning by participating in our on-going research and practice projects. The IIHS Internships will enable you to learn more about your chosen field, as well as enable you to immerse yourself in other domains in a new vibrant environment of learning and doing.

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News & Events

Wednesday | 1 July 2015 | 6:30 pm

Every Time You Tell a Story offers an interpretation of history, a way of understanding the shifts that this shawl-making tradition has experienced when confronted with the certitudes of history – colonialism, new religion and assimilation in the Indian State.
03 July, 2015 | 7:00 pm onward

'Authenticity and the Self' - Brutally honest explorations into the nature of everything - Knowledge, Peace, Success, Love and Facebook. Expect nothing, except for a deep and honest exploration!
IIHS Library is open and public now, offers membership services to access Library resources and services. For more details click here



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Urban Rental Housing

August 13, 2015, 5:00pm - August 13, 2015, 8:00pm

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