Look after the optimal utilization of land, and plan a town or city's growth in an orderly and aesthetic manner, at both the local and regional levels. The work necessitates conducting field surveys and analyses, and formulating broad goals and development plans for an area. These are then presented in the form of scale models, drawings, diagrams, charts, photographs, sketches, etc.
Generally, a course in town and country planning is offered at the postgraduate level to BEs in civil engineering or architecture, or those with an MA in geography, sociology or economics. A holder of a degree or diploma from any recognized institution or one who has passed the AMIE examination of the Institute of Town Planners (India) could become a town and country Planning engineer.
There are openings in Central and state government departments, involving improvement plans for industries and developing of new urban areas. T & C Planners can also work as private consultants to development agencies, housing boards, refugee rehabilitation programmes, etc.