Exam Syllabus  -   Draughtsman Grade -III Entrance Exam

Exam Syllabus  -  Draughtsman Grade -III Entrance Exam

TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (POST DIPLOMA STANDARD)

Subjects

Syllabus

 

 

HISTORY OF HUMAN SETTLEMENTS

Early human settlements, Town building during Indus valley civilization – Town building practices during ancient Greek and Roman period – Town building practices during Medieval and Renaissance periods – Effect of Industrial Revolution on planning of cities – Planning concepts of E.Howard, Patric Geddes, C.A.Perry.

 

 

 

PLANNING PRINCIPLES

Principles of Town Planning – Green belt, Housing, Public Buildings, Recreational Spaces, Transportation, Zoning. Scope and Content of Master Plan, Land use Plan – Geographical study of Regional Landuses and distribution of Settlements – Elements of Regional planning, Regional Delineation, Rural Development.

 

STATISTICS & COMPUTER ORIENTATION

Central Tendency computation – Sampling and Diagram – Computer Aided Drawing – Computer Application in Data Analysis – Population forecasting - Use of Computers in Planning.

 

 

SOCIO-ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF PLANNING

Basic concept & Scope of Study – Urbanization & Ecological theories – Social Issues in urban area – Housing Redevelopment – Citizen participation. Economic Operation – Project Appraisal – Urbanization & National Housing policy – Economics of Urban Growth.

 

 

 

PLANNING PRACTICE

Regional Plan concepts and studies – Master plan concept and surveys – Master plan needs and plan formulation – Urban Renewal, Redevelopment, Rehabilitation, Conservation – New Town - Detailed Development Plan - Development Regulations.

 

 

PLANNING LEGISLATION AND ADMINISTRATION

Evolution of Planning Legislation - Planning System in U.K., The Tamil Nadu Town and Country Planning Act 1971, Coastal Regulation Zone and Tamil Nadu District Municipalities Building Rules – Hill Area Conservation – Planning related Acts.

 

 

ARCHITECTURE AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

Introduction to Architecture. Principle of Aesthetics – Proportion, Scale, Balance, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Axis etc., – Study of Architectural spaces – Townscape Elements – Landscape Elements – Role of Landscape Architect and the importance of Environmental Protection –Landscaping the Public Areas, Commonly used Plants and Trees in Landscape.

 

 

 

 

TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION

Transportation systems – Urban Roads Classification – Traffic Regulations - Traffic Signs and Traffic Markings – Traffic Intersections at Grade-Traffic Intersections Grade Separated Parking & Street Light Facilities, Parking Standards – Railways Airways and Waterways Terminal Facilities Location Aspects – Layouts – Urban Transportation Planning Process-Surveys and Studies – Urban Transportation Planning Process – Forecasting and Plan Formulation.

 

PARKS, PLAY GROUNDS AND OPEN SPACES

General, Types of Recreation, Location of Urban Green Spaces, Classification of Parks, Park Design, Financing Parks, Play area and its types.

 

 

REMOTE SENSING

Geometry of Aerial Photographs – Image characteristics and their significance – Mapping by Manual and Mechanical Methods – Use of Satellites, Aerial Photographs, Drones in Physical Planning.

 


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