M.A. Admissions

Master of Arts / Master of Sciences (Regulatory Governance)

Location: Mumbai

School: School of Habitat Studies


Intake: 20

Eligibility

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 progremme 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 10, 2017 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, 2017. Those who fail to do so the provisional admission stands cancelled.

Description

The Master of Arts / Master of Sciences (Regulatory Governance) (hereafter referred to as programme) seeks to provide a comprehensive understanding of contemporary regulation theory and emerging regulatory practice models, both at the national and international levels, taking on board oft-neglected critical dimensions such as equity, environment, democratic participation, and sustainability concerns. It is a multi-disciplinary programme and aims to develop socially responsible and environmentally conscious professionals in the emerging field of regulatory governance. Regulation is broadly understood as an effort by the state to address social or environmental risk, market failure, or equity concerns through rule-based direction of social and individual action (as defined by Planning Commission, GoI, see: planningcommission.nic.in/ reports/genrep/infra_reglawl.pdf ). The State currently regulates the private and public business sectors (like infrastructure, services, finance, technology, consumer goods) as well as social sectors (like public services, public health, safety, environment, human rights) in India.

Regulation is done either by specially constituted autonomous regulatory agencies (such as the Electricity Regulatory Commissions, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Competition Commission of India) or by the respective government departments and ministries, administering the sector. Regulation seeks to achieve critical social, economic, and environmental goals including controlling monopoly practices, providing a level playing field for competition, protecting rights, promoting equity, enhancing efficiency, costeffectiveness, improving service quality, and reducing or ameliorating environmental impacts. There are various tools and mechanisms used for regulation such as tariff setting, determining quota or entitlement, setting service and other standards, adjudication, permits and concession contracts, and monitoring and enforcement.

The programme equips the students with strong conceptual and theoretical understanding, as well as practical skills to analyze and design regulatory solutions for a given problem. This combination of theory and practical skills will help students to effectively engage in  and with regulatory activities and processes, in various sectors. The programme is systematically structured as a sequence of courses of the following types, which act as its building blocks: (a) foundation courses (b) perspective courses providing exposure to critical debates (c) theory courses, (d) skill building components (e) courses providing exposure to field and (e) practical components. It provides an opportunity to build perspectives and skills within this complex discipline, through active learning from skilled experts and practitioners in the field.

The programme is open to students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds ranging from economics, engineering, law, public policy, public administration, management, finance, political science, social work, pharmaceuticals, health and biotechnology, to name a few.

The employment prospects for students after graduation in this emerging field are expected to be very high. Students of this programme will find employment in institutions and agencies within the burgeoning regulatory domain, ranging from government bodies, independent regulatory institutions, private and public sector enterprises, non-governmental  organisations, law firms, management consultants and research centres.

Distribution of Credit Hours:

Semester

Credits

I

17

II

20

III

19

IV

10

Total

66

Semesterwise Courses:

SemesterCourse CodeCourse TitleCredits

I

Part 1: Foundation Courses
FC Foundation Course 6
Philosophy of Research 1
Part 2: Introduction to Regulatory Governance
RG 1 Introduction to Public Policies: Concepts, Theory, and Practice 2
RG 2 Indian Legislative, Legal, and Administrative System 2
RG 3* Concepts and History on Regulatory Governance 2
RG 4* Basics of Financial Analysis 2
RG 7 Research Methods -I 2
Total Credits (Semester I) 17

II

Fundamentals of Regulatory Governance
RG 5 Theories and Perspective in Regulatory Governance 2
RG 6 Economics for Regulation 3
RG 8 Financial Aspects of Regulation 2
RG 9 Regulatory Impact Analysis 2
RG 10 Instruments of Regulation – I 2
RG 12 Research Methods - II 2
RG 13 Introductory Course on Sectoral Regulation 4
RG 14 Law for Regulation 2
RG 15 Regulatory Clinic-I 1
Total Credits (Semester II) 20
Summer Vacation -- Summer Internship (mandatory, non-credit,) 0

 

 

 

 

 

III

Advanced Courses on Regulatory Governance
RG 11 Basic Course on Regulatory Skills 1
RG 16 Introduction to Social and Environmental Regulatory Rationales 2
RG 17 Instruments of Regulation – II 3
RG 18** Regulatory Functioning: Process, Procedures, and Activities 2
RG 19 to 22 Elective in Sectoral Regulation I, II, III (courses given in list below)# 6
Total Credits (Semester III) 19

IV

RG 23 Research Design: Theory and Practicum 2
RG 24 Regulatory Clinic-II 1
RG 25 Project or Dissertation-I 2
RG 26 Advanced Themes in Regulatory Governance (Modular)$ 4
Independent Work  
RG 27 Project or Dissertation-II 4
RG 28** Policy Assignment 2
Total Credits (Semester IV) 10
TOTAL CREDITS (all semester) 66

 

Notes: the Semester-wise listing of courses is provisional and is subject to revisions as per recommendations of the Academic Council.

$ The tentative list of the themes include: Self-regulation, Advanced Theme in Competition, Regulation of emerging Technologies

#Students have to choose 3 sectoral courses from about 5 course offered. Tentative sectors identified for electives are: Occupational Health and Safety, Water, Energy, Micro-finance, Food safety.

Fee Structure:

Components RG
Fees Sem I Sem II
Sem III Sem IV
1 Tuition 12000 12000 12000 12000
2 Examination 800 800 800 800
3 Computer Charges 1000 1000 1000 1000
4 Convocation Charges 0 0 0 2000
5 ID Card 300 0 0 0
6 Medical Insurance Premium Charges 1500 0 1500 0
8 Students' Union 500 500 500 500
9 Dev. Fund / Prog. Fund 8000 8000 0 0
10 Rural Practicum / Study Tour (Reimbursable) 4000 4000 0 0
11 Medical Examination Fee 100 0 0 0
12 Caution Deposits ( Refundable at the time of leaving the programme on submission of No Dues Certificate) 10000 0 0 0
1. Total Fees for Non-Hostellers 38200 26300 15800 16300
13 Hostel & Electricity Charges Rs.10000 & Rs.5000 15000 15000 15000 15000
14 Dining Hall Charges (Advance) 16000 16000 16000 16000
2. Total Fees for Hostellers 69200 57300 46800 47300

 

*Institute reserves the rights to revise the Fees Structure of programme if necessary.