NOSPLAN - National Organisation of Students of Planning


11th Annual Convention of NOSPLAN, Convergence - ‘09 presents you the focal point in space and time where people, cultures, ideas, experiences and perspectives come together to push us forward in the direction of positive change. We present you the convergence of more than 500 brightest minds of the country in the field of planning, connected by one mantra, "Planning for a better future..." ( Event Brochure )

Panel Discussion
Planning exercise is a part of the four day convention in which a live project or planning problem is given to the participating delegates by an organisation or institute. The delegates prepare the proposals or strategies for the given problem which would be presented to the jury panel. The best proposal is selected by the jury panel after thorough scrutiny and discussions.

Two teams are created from the pool of delegates one for and one against any current issue, idea, concept or approach in planning. The individual participants are allowed to present their arguments one by one in front of a jury panel and audience. After a discussion in the house the jury announces its final verdict and the best speaker in the debate.

Paper Presentation
Any planning related research topic is to be nominated as paper presentation topic by a planning organisation, which would be announced to the participating institutes at least a months prior to the convention. The participants research the topic to write a paper on it and present the paper in front of the jury and the audience. The best paper will be published in the forthcoming NOSPLAN Magazine.

Panel Discussion Planning Education
A conference on Planning education has to be held where senior planning professors, planning professionals, bureaucrats, and representatives from the student body would come together and take stock of the present of planning education in India and form basic conclusions on ways to make it better.


Day 1: 17th January 2009
Venue : B.P. Pal Auditorium, IARI, Pusa Road

Time Events
10:00 am - 11:00 am Breakfast
11:00 am - 1:00 pm Inauguration
01:00 pm - 02:30 pm Lunch
02:30 pm - 05:15 pm Panel Discussion on Planning Education / Registration of Competition Entries
05:15 pm – 06:00 pm Tea Break
06:00 pm - 08:30 pm Interactive Session
08:30 pm - 10:00 pm Dinner

Day 2: 18th January 2009
Venue : Arhitecture Block, School of Planning and Architecture

9:00 am - 10:00 am Breakfast
10:00 am - 01:00 pm Panel Discussion I – SGI Sustainability Trophy / Informal Games
01:00 pm - 02:30 pm Lunch
02:30 pm - 07:30 pm Dilli Darshan
08:00 pm - 09:30 pm Dinner
10:00 pm - 12:00 am Informal Events (Dance Competition + Singing Competition)

Day 3: 19th January 2009
Venue : Planning Block, School of Planning and Architecture

Time Events
09:00 am - 10:00 am Breakfast
10:00 am - 01:00 pm Quiz Competition + Extempore Competition + Poster Competition + Informal Games
01:00 pm - 02:30 pm Lunch
02:30 pm - 07:30 pm Dilli Darshan
08:00 pm - 09:30 pm Dinner
10:00 pm - 12:00 am Culturals

Day 4: 20th January 2009
Venue : Shri Sathya Sai Auditorium, Lodhi Road

9:00 am - 10:00 am Breakfast
10:00 am - 1:00 pm Paper Presentation + National Council Meeting
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Lunch
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm Debate Competition – AMDA Trophy
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Tea Break
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Closing Ceremony & Prize Distribution
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm Dinner
10:00 pm onwards DJ Night

Note : For registration in the event and taking part in the formal and informal events kindly contact your institute’s NOSPLAN unit co-ordinator for more details. If you are an alumni from any of member colleges*, kindly contact the secretariat for registration and other details. Any change in the above mentioned schedule would be notified to the member colleges at the earliest
* All schools having planning courses recognised by ITPI as planning colleges are the members of NOSPLAN.

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