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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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The Govt. of Tamil Nadu (GoTN) has initiated a number of pioneering actions for improving the full-cycle of sanitation in urban areas of the State.  A Technical Support Unit (TSU) has been set up within the Municipal Affairs and Water Supply Department, Govt. of Tamil Nadu.  The Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) leads the consortium, in association with Gramalaya, Keystone Foundation and CDD Society, will implement the program via the TSU.  This programme is supported by the the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).

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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. IIHS Internships will enable you to learn more about your chosen field, as well as enable you to immersing yourself in other domains in a new vibrant environment of learning and doing.

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News & Events

13 August 2016 | 3:00 – 5:00 pm

This Public Panel is aimed at broadening the debates on existing practices of resettlement, planning and policy frameworks in the context of which these are undertaken and re-imagining resettlement for achieving risk-reduction.

19 August 2016 | 6:30 – 8:00 pm

This talk examines these questions and the nature of urbanization and urban growth in India since the late 19th century against the backdrop of the unfolding demographic transition.

The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), India, has empanelled IIHS as a training entity that the states can draw upon to roll out the Individual Capacity Building component under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme. IIHS is one among the nine premier institutes that has been short listed to roll out this programme. Activities include conducting a Training Needs Assessment (TNA), exposure visits, workshops, seminars, research studies, coaching, mentoring and preparation of Information Education and Communication (IEC) materials.

IIHS Library is open and public now, offers membership services to access Library resources and services. For more details click here