Department of City & Regional Planning 

The Department of City and Regional Planning (DCRP) is contributing to nation building through its graduates since 1962. It is an advanced planning institution in Pakistan, offering top quality education to serve the nation. The Department attracts international students due to its inclusive and vibrant environment.  The teaching focuses on equipping the students with all essential skills to prepare them for higher education and ethical professional practice. The faculty is highly educated with many members holding foreign qualifications. They actively conductresearch to find innovative solutions to plan and manage human settlements in a sustainable manner. The detail of the department and the faculty can be accessed through university weblink


The Department aspires to rise as one of the best and world-renowned centres of excellence in City and Regional Planning education, research, and advisory services. In this context it is worth mentioning that the B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees offered by the Department are recognized and accredited by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners (PCATP), and Institute of Planners Pakistan (IPP). In addition, the Department has long-established and time-honoured recognition by International Institutes of City and Regional Planning and the associated professional bodies all over the world such as Asian Planning Schools Association (APSA). The graduates of this Department are also eligible to get registered with international bodies of professional planners such as, American Planning Association, Royal Town Planning Institute, International Society of City and Regional Planners etc. This has also enabled several of our graduates to work as city planning and development management experts in various countries of the developed and developing world.

The Department enjoys academic links with other planning institutions at the national and international levels. The Department has formal signed MoUs with national and international institutions and universities—collaborating in areas of research, teaching, exchange of students and teachers. Some of the collaborating institutions includes:

  • Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany
  • School of Urban and Regional Planning, University of the Philippines, Philippines
  • University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (UK )
  • Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
  • Northumbria University, UK
  • International Emergency Team, UK
  • University of Liverpool, UK
  • Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
  • Trier University, Germany
  • Government College University, Lahore
  • Rescuee 1122, Government of Punjab
  • Parliamentary SDGs Secretariat, National Assembly of Pakistan



The Department offers following courses of studies:

  • B.Sc. City and Regional Planning (CRP)
  • M.Sc./M.Phill City and Regional Planning (CRP)
  • M.Sc. Community Development and Environmental Management (CDEM)
  • M.Sc. Disaster Management (DM)
  • Ph.D. City & Regional Planning (CRP)


Course Outline Downloads
Approved Course Outline for B.Sc. in City and Regional Planning.

Approved Course Outline for M.Sc. in Disaster Management

Approved Course Outline for M.Sc. in Community Development and Environmental Management

Approved Course Outline for M.Sc. in City and Regional Planning

Approved Course Outline for Ph.D. in City and Regional Plannning