School: School of Rural Development
a) Programme require completion of Bachelor's Degree of minimum of 3 years duration or its equivalent ( under the 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 or 10+2+2+1 year bridge course pattern of study or any other pattern fulfilling the mandatory requirements of 15 years formal education) from a recognised university, in any discipline.
b) At the time of applying candidates studying in 3 year degree programme should have passed in all the subjects for the 1st to 4th semesters and candidates studying in 4 year degree progrmmes should have passed in all the subjects for 1st to 6th semester.
c) Only those Candidates who will be able to complete all the requirements of their final year Bachelor's Degree examinations by Saturday, June 08, 2019 are eligible to apply to all the programme.
Till the time the candidate submit results of the final year degree examination, admission to any of the Master's Degree Programmes of the Institute will be provisional. The results of the final examination have to be submitted before September 30, 2019. Those who fail to do so the provisional admission stands cancelled.
Policy making has always remained a challenge in India. With glaring regional diversity in terms of availability and ownership of resources, people, and environment, the challenge has been to promote a sustainable and improved level of wellbeing for all members of society especially those vulnerable sections that are living at the margins of society. Since Independence, India chose the path of a planned economy, where allocation of scarce resources was decided by priorities set by the elected governments. Planning became an important process aided by a set of Development Policies related to agriculture, industry, employment, welfare, environment etc. Policy making itself is a dynamic political process reflecting agendas, needs and requirements of different sections of society. Development policy is an important tool which sets the agenda for an inclusive nation building process. This agenda gets articulated through planning measures, relevant Acts, formulation of schemes and guidelines and Development Governance.
Master of Arts / Master of Science (Development Policy, Planning and Practice), a two year masters’ programme, is designed to address the needs of Policy Analyst, Planners and Practitioners in understanding the intricacies and processes of policy making, multilevel planning and implementation. The course would equip the Policy Analyst, Planners and Practitioners to understand the process of Policy Making (formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation) at the grassroots level along with developing a global perspective on Development Policy. The programme would integrate national and international perspectives of Development Policy, Planning and Practices. In doing so, it will evaluate experiences and contextualize the learning for India
The aim of this programme is to create a cadre of professionally qualified Development Policy Analyst, Planners and Practitioners in multidisciplinary and integrated policy making, planning and practice related skills. The programme is for two academic years spread over four semesters (two years).
Distribution of Credit Hours:
Total Course Credits across 4 semesters
Foundation and Perspective
Concepts and Theory
Research Methods& Dissertation/Project Work
Analysis, Methods & Skills
Total Credits across 4 semesters
Semester 1 courses
Understanding Indian Society
Introduction to Political Economy
State, Democracy and Polity
India’s Development Experience
Approaches to Development
Skills & Tools for Development Policy, Planning and Practice - 1
Fieldwork– I (4 weeks)
Semester 2 Courses
Social Aspects of Poverty and Justice (existing course for MASW in Rural Development FC 6)
Understanding Development Policy
Introduction to Decentralized Governance and Planning
Making of Policies and Plans
Fieldwork – II (4 weeks)
Semester 3 courses
Environment, Climate Change and Development (existing course for MASW in Rural Development CC8)
Dissertation/Project – Part 1 (Review/Survey of Literature)
Project /Programme Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation
Skills and Tools for DPPP – 2
Seminar Course on Development Policy Analysis
Seminar Course on Sectoral Planning
Fieldwork – III (student’s own choice -4 weeks)
Semester 4 courses
Dissertation/Project Work – Part 2
6 + 1(viva)
Concentration Course: Choose one from any two i.e. DP 15 or DP 16
Rural Planning and PracticeOR
Urban Planning and Practice
Internship (non-credited - 4 weeks)
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