Department of Housing
This programme offers comprehensive exposure to various facets of habitat development viz. elements of housing policy and finance, infrastructure and technology, design and project formulation, real estate and housing markets, disaster mitigation and management and legislation. The programme was started in 1958 on the recommendations of the United Nations, and has since been updated several times to keep abreast with latest developments in habitat studies. The ITPI and other institutions around the world have recognized the programme for their membership.
Housing is an area of special emphasis in India. The National Housing Policy, setting up of NHB, HUDCO, HDFC, the emphasis of the UNCHS, World Bank, and USAID, as well as entry of major public and private corporations and multinational companies are some of its manifestations.