The Centre currently has four core faculty members and aims to recruit more faculty members in core areas such as housing and urban development, transportation and land use, community development, demographics, public health, urban infrastructure planning, urban informatics and related areas. In addition, there are several affiliated faculty members from multiple disciplines within IIT Bombay.
The focus of this Centre is to create multidisciplinary experts and leaders who understand technologies and can implement the designs in innovative ways in various urban systems. The students encouraged in this program would come from various fields including engineering, management, architecture and planning. The screening will be based on testing of analytical skills, keen sense of design and a statement of purpose that clearly explains their interest in looking at urban problems. Through this program students will have an opportunity to focus on a variety of domains such as built environment, transportation, laws & policies, energy conservation with the working knowledge of data analytics, design and communication which will enable them to understand implementation of various policies and technologies on ground.