The Masters of Urban Practice: Curriculum Framework Version 4.0


The primary objectives of the IIHS curriculum are to create for human settlements professionals, practitioners and researchers from India and other parts of the world:

  • An interdisciplinary innovation-oriented knowledge base appropriate to the transformatory opportunities and challenges of South Asian and international settlements in the 21st century.
  • A quality application-oriented and experiential learning environment that reaches out through and beyond an open campus to across India and other parts of the world.
  • A set of opportunities for inclusion, integrated human development and an engagement with Indian Constitutional values
  • Opportunities to develop the technical, integrative and epistemological capacities to:
  • Design, develop and help deploy the appropriate technologies, infrastructure and management systems from across the globe
    • Incubate and catalyse technical, institutional and social innovation, sustainability and enable good governance
    • Effectively respond to contemporary and emerging challenges drawing on both disciplinary and indigenous knowledge
    • Serve as a platform for dialogue between the state, private and civil society sectors and citizens, especially the most vulnerable
    • Be rooted in South Asian culture, arts, and craft, language and scholarship and thereby set global standards for praxis, education and research.
  • Avenues for the deepening of the pedagogical and reflective capacities of the faculty to transact an integrated, interdisciplinary programme to meet these transformatory goals.

This is version 4.0

A copy of the curriculum is available at the IIHS Library for reference.