CEPT University to launch India's first 'Smart City' course

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Premier planning institute CEPT University has announced one of the first academic courses in ‘smart cities in India’, for the post-graduated students of architecture, planning, technology and management.

The announcement comes as Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said that the government is working on the concept of ‘smart city’ and the contours of implementing the project for developing100 such cities.

Under the mentorship of senior faculty Sejal Patel and Saswat Bandyopadhyay from the Faculty of Planning at CEPT; the course will entail visiting faculty inputs from UK and Europeon Union, by Ian Mell of University of Liverpool, UK and Francesca Soratrio and Andrew of University Cardiff, UK.

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