Prof. Hakimuddin M. Bharmal is Head at H. D. Centre of Planning (PG Dept. of IPSA, imparting Masters programe in Urban & Regional Planning) and Associate Professor at IPSA since 2016. He is an Architect and Urban & Regional Planner and is associated with IPSA since its inception in 2000. He did his B.Arch. from SCET, South Gujarat University, Surat in 2000 and M.Tech. (URP -Urban and Regional Planning) from SOP, CEPT University, Ahmedabad in 2006. He has also done an Advanced PGDBA (Finance) from SCDL (Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning), Symbiosis, Pune in 2012 and pursuing Ph.D. from Dept. of Management, Saurashtra University, Rajkot. Along with active association with academics, he is equally engaged with professional practice and practicing as an Architect, Interior Designer and Urban & Regional Planner’ across the States. He is pioneer in conceptualizing and incepting ‘Research Cell’ and various new programmes at both, UG& PG level. He is erstwhile Coordinator of Exam Section & RSP programmed of IPSA. He has attended several national & international workshop, seminar and training programmers on Architecture, Planning & Research. On behalf of both Institutes, he is helping local Authorities as an Advisor for Urban Planning & Development segment, including Parking Policy, advisory for RUDADP-2031, Sculpture & Island project, review of CGDCR, etc. He is Lead-Planner in Institute’s proposal for ‘Area Based Development of Green-Field under Smart City Mission for Rajkot’. Apart of all, he is a Poet & Writer and expressing his ideas, observations and emotions through various writing mediums.