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Origin
The Institute of Town Planners, India owes its origin to a small group of dedicated town planners, who, in 1947, decided to set up a professional Town Planning Institute on the lines of the Royal Town Planning Institute, London. As the planners, numbered only six then, a registered society could not be set up. Therefore, this small group formed itself into an Indian Board of Town Planners which after three years of continuous work formed the Institute of Town Planners, India with members numbering only fifteen having its own Memorandum, Articles of Association and Bye-laws.
The Institute which was established in July 1951, with Late Shri M.Fayazuddin as the first President, was formally inaugurated by Shri N.V. Gadgil, the then Union Minister of Works and Housing. Today, the institute has a membership of over 2,800, apart from a sizable number of student members, many of whom have qualified Assocaiteship Examination (AITP) conducted by ITPI.
Founder Members
The names of the fifteen founder members of the Institute of Town Planners, India are as follows:
  • C.S. Chandrasekhara
  • L.M. Chitale
  • G.B. Deolaikar
  • M. Fayazuddin
  • Walter George
  • S.K. Joglekar
  • B.R. Kagal
  • Dharam Singh Kler
  • O.H. Koenigsberger
  • T.J. Manickam
  • Vishwanath Prasad
  • K.L. Seth
  • John Terry
  • Jari Singh Virdee
  • S.R. Yardi
Honourary Members of the Institute
The following distinguished personalities are Honorary Fellows of the Institute.
  • Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru (1954)
  • Sardar Swaran Singh (1953)
  • Sir M. Visvesvaraya (1953)
  • Bhagwan Sahay (1986)
Presidents
Name of the President Year Name of the President Year
M. Fayazuddin 1951-54 S.K. Joglekar 1954-55
T.J. Manickam 1955-56 T.N. Prasad 1956-57
M. Fayazuddin 1957-58 Walter S. George 1958-59
S.K. Joglekar 1959-60 T.J. Manickam 1960-61
C.S. Chandrasekhara 1961-63 Govindan Nair 1963-64
J.K. Chowdhury 1964-66 P.C. Khanna 1966-68
T.J. Manickam 1968-69 N.S. Lamba 1969-70
B.D. Kambo 1970-71 S.H. Godbole 1971-72
K.S. Rame Gowda 1973-74 K. Kaplish 1974-75
Bharpur Singh 1975-76 D.V.R. Rao 1976-77
S. Shafi 1977-78 C.S. Gupte 1978-79
J.P. Dube 1979-80 S. Shafi 1980-81
J.P. Bhargava 1981-84 E.F.N. Ribeiro 1984-85
N.S. Saini 1985-86 S.D. Raj 1986-87
D.S. Meshram 1987-89 R.V.Bapat 1989-90
J.S. Ghuman 1990-91 H.R. Suri 1991-92
D.S. Meshram 1993-95 H.R. Suri 1995-97
E.F.N. Ribeiro 1997-99 D.S. Meshram 1999-2001
A.R. Patharkar 2001-02 D.S. Meshram 2002-04
A.N.Sachithanandan 2004-05 D.S. Meshram 2005-07
V.Satyanarayan 2007-08 D.S. Meshram 2008-10
A.N.Sachithanandan 2010-11 D. S. Meshram 2011-13
A.N.Sachithanandan 2013-15 D. S. Meshram 2015-16
Secretary Generals
Name of the Secretary Year Name of the Secretary Year
Prof. T.J. Manickam 1952-54 C.S. Chandrasekhra 1954-58
S. Shafi 1958-59 C.S. Chandrasekhra 1959-60
L.R. Vagale 1960-62 Sri Manohar 1962-63
M.S.V. Rao 1963-64 B.G. Fernades 1964-66
G.D. Mathur 1966-70 Sri Manohar 1970-71
E.F.N. Ribeiro 1970-72 N. Ranganathan 1972-73
D.V.R. Rao 1973-74 D.B. Kunthe 1974-75
B.P. Sinha 1975-75 M.C.K. Swamy 1975-76
N.S. Saini 1976-77 J.P. Bhargava 1977-78
B. Mishra 1978-80 Chandra Ballabh 1980-82
R.K. Goel 1982-85 D.S. Meshram 1985-86
C.S. Saini 1986-88 S.L. Kalyan 1988-91
S.S. Mathur 1991-93 Pradip Behari 1993-95
J.B. Kshirsagar 1995-2002 Pradeep Kapoor 2002-04
B.C. Datta 2004-05 Pradeep Kapoor 2005-2007
S.S.Mathur 2007-2008 Pradeep Kapoor 2008-10
Najammuuddin 2010-2011 Pradeep Kapoor 2011-13
Najammuuddin 2013-15 Pradeep Kapoor 2015-16
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