Our Objectives

  • To enhance professional capacities in order to promote awareness, orientation and skill in human settlement planning and management.
  • To undertake evaluation studies, action & policy research, documentation and dissemination.
  • To act as a think tank and catalyst of change by providing advisory services to national, state and local level governments.
  • To promote networking with various stakeholders at national and international level.
  • To establish a state-of-the-art resource centre in core areas of excellence.
  • To enhance the competence of HUDCO functionaries to cater to emerging needs of its operations through research and capacity building.

…to emerge as a centre of excellence in sustainable human settlement planning, development and management.

…to make a significant contribution towards enhancing quality of life through action, policy research, and capacity building.

Head of Institute

Dr. D Subrahmanyam

Senior Executive Director (Training), HSMI


Dr. D Subrahmanyam, is heading the Human Settlement Management Institute (HSMI), New Delhi. He has over 36 years of experience in heading HUDCO’s operations overseeing Strategic Business Units of Housing & Urban Infrastructure Financing.

About Us

HUDCO’s Human Settlement Management Institute is the Research and Training Department of Housing & Urban Development Corporation Limited (ISO 9001:2015 certified).
HSMI was established in 1985 under Indo – Dutch collaboration with the Institute for Housing and Urban Development (I.H.S), Rotterdam, the Netherlands as a Research and Training Wing of HUDCO, to provide training support for professionals and a forum for interaction of Administrators, Professionals, Researchers and others engaged with the issues of human settlement development While strengthening the borrowing agencies through training, HUDCO’s HSMI helps in generating viable projects to improve HUDCO’s lending operations directly as well as indirectly.
This gives the institute a rare twin character of a Research & Training wing for capacity building, while also operating as a sector specialist institute.

Organisational Set-up

The institute has a multi-disciplinary faculty team consisting of professionals drawn from engineering, architecture, town and regional planning, economics, and social development streams. Also, professionals from HUDCO corporate and regional offices, who are actively engaged in the mainstream financing and appraisal operations of housing and urban infrastructure projects, provide professional inputs to support training programmes. The faculty of HSMI has diverse and rich experience as well as participation in national and international Forums, dialogues, discussions and policy formulation for the housing and urban development sector. Besides, Government of India officials, eminent academicians and professionals working in this sector regularly provide resource inputs and are invited to give inputs on the theory and current practices in urban management and sustainable development.


HSMI Activities

Training and Capacity Building


HUDCO’s Human Settlement Management Institute is the Research and Training Department of Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited (HUDCO), an ISO 9001:2015 certified Public Sector Company, under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA).

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Research and Development


Cities are becoming the engine of economic growth but at the same time enormous problems/ issues come to the fore front while evolving any intervention for the betterment of the cities. Sponsored & Collaborative Research and Impact Evaluation Studies are the other side of the activity...

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Partnership and Networking


The Stakeholders that are partnering the growth of HSMI belong to diverse sectors and groups. HSMI is continually engaged in partnerships and collaboration with these for networking in the field of human settlements, at international, national and state levels by organizing and participating in exchange programmes and other information and experience sharing events.

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Documentation, Dissemination and Publication


HUDCO’s HSMI publishes a bi-annual magazine named 'Shelter', on themes relevant to the sector. It also publishes a compendium on the ‘Best Practices Awards’, annually given to agencies for innovative practices to improve the living environment. Besides, HSMI also publishes research studies reports carried out by it.

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Contact Us

(ISO 9001: 2015 CERTIFIED)
Head of Institute: Senior Executive Director, Training,
HUDCO House, Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110003

HUDCO’s HSMI Hostel :
Malwa Singh Block, Asian Games Villages Complex,
New Delhi – 110049
Tel: 91-11-24367834, 24308608, 24308613

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