The department was created in 1964 in SAP and since then, the PG programme is offered primarily to the sponsored candidates of the industry and then extended to fresh candidates. It is a pioneering institute offering this programme in whole of South India. The products of this dept. are wide spread in South Indian states and have been interacting with the dept. The faculty members are well trained and equipped with industrial and societal needs. Of the faculty members, three professors are with Ph.D. Degree and other two lecturers are doing Ph.D. Apart from academic activities, the staff members have been engaged in Research, Consultancy and Training activities regularly. At present the Dept. is proposing to introduce M.Plan (in Infrastructure Planning, Health care system & Planning) programme and B.Plan Programmes (Town & Country Planning and Real Estate Development & Planning)
Thrust areas include housing, transportation, resource and heritage Conservation, environment, infrastructure, trade and commerce, land use planning, socio-cultural development, population dynamics and landscape and design. Faculty members of the Dept. of Planning undertake professional and research work as sponsored and independent research. Apart from these there are about 500 postgraduate thesis work and 100 Dissertation reports produced by the M.Plan students. About 16 Ph. D scholars work under the guidance of the staff of the Dept. of Planning.