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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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Unpacking ‘Place’
Applications Closed |  More Info | 11-12, April, 2015

Facade Design Optimization – Using eQUEST for energy simulations
Apply Now | 25 April, 2015

Urban Transport – Introduction to Planning Efficient City Bus Systems
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Data Visualisation
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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 Program provides young scholars an interdisciplinary environment of learning by participating in our on-going research and practice projects.

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Partners in Crime

News & Events

Is piracy organized crime or class struggle? Are alternative artists who want to hold rights over their art and go it alone in the market, visionaries or nutcases? Is the fine line between plagiarism and inspiration a cop-out or a whole other way of looking at the fluid nature of authorship?

13th March, 2015, 6:30 pm
IIHS Library is open and public now, offers membership services to access Library resources and services. For more details click here