Prof. Dr. N. Sridharan,
School Of Planning And Architecture, Bhopal

      Prof. Dr. N. SRIDHARAN is currently with School of Planning and Architecture, BHOPAL, as its Director. He is Chairperson of the Educational Standing Committee of the professional body of Institute of Town Planners’ India and one of the Vice-Presidents of Regional Science Association, India. Earlier, he was Director of School of Planning and Architecture-Vijayawada, and worked with School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi as a Professor.
     Dr. Sridharan has more than 33 years of experience in the field of Urban and Regional Planning. He holds a Master’s Degree in Economics, Urban and Regional Planning, Town & Country Planning (Poland) and Financial Management in addition to a Doctoral Degree from RMIT, Australia in the field of Urban Planning. He has published widely in national and international journals in the fields of Urban Governance & finance, Peri-Urban Development, rural development and Spatial Data Infrastructure.
     Dr. Sridharan has been a visiting researcher at the University of Cologne in Germany, University of Florence, Italy, University of Paris, University of Amsterdam and University of Twente (ITC-Enschede), The Netherlands, and, International Institute of Ecology (IOER), Dresden, Germany. He has been honoured by many Indian and foreign universities on many occasions. His area of interest includes urban governance and finance, Peri-Urban Development, Rurban Cluster Planning, Corridor Development and Urbanisation, Urban Land Markets, poverty and sustainability, and, Spatial Data Infrastructure.
  1. Technical Member, Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India, Committee on : Formulation of Planning Guidelines for RURAL Areas.
  2. Technical Member: Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, on: ‘BENCH MARKING FOR INFRASTRUCTURE FOR RURBAN MISSION CLUSTERS’.
  3. Chairperson, Educational Standing Committee of the Institute of Town Planners’ India, New Delhi.
  4. Vice-President, Regional Science Association of India.
  5. Senate Member, School of Planning and Architecture- Vijayawada.

Earlier Directors
1. Prof. Dr.  N. Sridharan
     24 July 2017  - Current
2. Prof. Chetan Vaidya
     Director SPA Delhi (Additional Charge)
     26 October 2015  - 24 July 2017
3. Prof. V.K. Singh
     Director IISER (Additional Charge)
     Aug 2014 – October 2015
4. Prof. Ajay Khare
     July 2009 – July 2014
5. Prof. V.K. Singh
     Director IISER (Additional Charge)
     Oct. 2008 – July 2009