Deepika Jha

Senior Consultant - Practice | djha at iihs dot ac dot in

2014    MPlan, Regional Planning, School of Planning & Architecture, Delhi
2009    BPlan, School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi



Countries: India
States: Bihar, Chandigarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan
Cities: Bangalore, Begusarai, Chandigarh, Dahej, Delhi, Kapren, Kishanganj, Mewat, Mumbai, Nainwa, Panchkula, Patna, Pune, Rohtak, Shimla, Sirsa, Vadodara
Languages: English, Hindi

Deepika Jha has a Masters in Planning with specialisation in Regional Planning from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. Over the past three years, Deepika has been part of an IIHS team studying land records modernisation and e-governance initiatives in different states/ union-territories of India. She has worked on issues around land records management, their modernisation, related technical and institutional aspects, and their linkages to planning and municipal practices in urban and peri-urban areas. As part of various projects, she has also worked on identifying the good practices followed by different states in land records administration, as well as any persistent gaps in the systems. Her work cuts across the rural-urban continuum, and in the process she has engaged with various officers from the urban administration and land records departments of various states, and found the experience enriching and humbling.


Trained as a physical and regional planner, Deepika’s research interests are around land governance and planning practices. She enjoys data visualisation, especially through simplified maps and graphics.

Research Projects at IIHS

2010-11Kengeri Study Project
2009-2011Urbanisation Atlas Project
2009Mapping and benchmarking of programmes


Practice Projects at IIHS

2017 onwardsLand Records and Land Governance project
2017Concept Note on Assessment of Delhi Land Administration
2016-17Land Records Modernisation Initiatives in Maharashtra
2014-15Land Records Modernisation & E-Governance Initiatives


  • 2015 IIHS-DoLR Consultation on Land Records Modernisation and Associated E-governance Initiatives: Progress and Prospects
  • 2014 Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, and Karnataka Consultations for LRM Project
  • 2010 Assistance in organizing a week long study course by IIHS on ‘Re-imagining the ‘World-Class City’