M.A. Admissions

Master of Arts / Master of Science (Sustainable Livelihoods and Natural Resources Governance)

Location: Tuljapur

School: School of Rural Development


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

Present economic policies are increasingly threatening the right to livelihood based on access to natural resources of many poor and ordinary Indians. Private and corporate control over natural resources and consequent overexploitation is an issue of major concern for development field. Developing livelihoods strategies and achieving sustainability of livelihoods are central to most development progammes in India. Fair and transparent natural resource governance is integral to the sustainable livelihood development. Government has developed a range of policies and programmes which have immense potential to contribute to the goal of sustainable development, but it is felt that there is a great need of knowledge generation and skilled livelihood professionals. Civil Society Organizations have developed many successful initiatives in natural resource based sustainable livelihoods for rural and urban poor. With the help of government policies and learnings from grassroot initiatives, sustainable livelihoods can be achieved for large number of marginalized and disempowered people across India. The analysis of the current situation indicates that there is a great need for trained professionals, who understand the theory as well as practice of sustainable livelihood development, dynamics and paradox and are able to use the government’s policies and programmes in a better manner. The larger aim of this programme is to enhance peoples’ well being through education, research, knowledge, skills, innovations and transformative actions.

This M.A / M. Sc. programme aims at developing livelihood professionals, strong democratic value oriented practitioners, with in-depth knowledge of theory and practice of sustainable livelihoods as well as Natural Resource Governance, and their interdependence. The combination of courses in this programme focuses on interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches that include understanding the society, ecology, environment, sociology, economy, politics, governance and policy. This will provide reflexive learning, give a unique perspective and enhance capacity to work as Livelihood Professional in current global scenario. This programme is oriented towards action research for betterment of society, and particularly towards equitable and just development for the poor and women. This programme will develop sensitive, secular, and intelligent cadres of professional in livelihoods sector and engage them in creating innovative forms of sustainable livelihoods approaches especially for the poor and disadvantaged sections of society.

Distribution of Credit Hours:

Semester

Course Details

Credits

 

I.

Foundation Courses (3 Courses)

06

Thematic Courses (3 Courses)

06

Core Courses  (1 Course)

02

Field Work: Module I

05

Total credits of First Semester

19

 

II.

Foundation Courses (2Courses)

04

Thematic Courses (3 Courses)

06

Core Course (1 Course)

04

Field Work: Module II

05

Total Credits of Second Semester

19

 

III.

Thematic Courses (5 Courses)

10

Field Work: Module III

05

Total Credits of Third Semester

15

 

IV.

Thematic Courses (1 Courses)

02

Core Course (1 Course)

02

Dissertation and Viva-Voce

08

Internship / Field immersion programme

00

Total Credits of Fourth Semester

12

Total Credits

65

Semesterwise Courses:

Course Code

Name of Course

Credits

 

SEMESTER I

 

FC 1

Understanding Indian Society

2

FC 2

Introduction to Political Economy

2

FC 3

India’s Development Experience

2

SL 1

Livelihood Perspectives and Approaches to Sustainable Development

2

SL 2

Political Economy of Development and Livelihoods

2

SL 12

Skills & Tools for Sustainable Livelihoods and Natural Resources Governance

2

CC 8

Environment, Climate Change and Development

2

FWI

Fieldwork Module I: Understanding Rural and Urban Societies

5

  Total for Semester - I (19)

 

SEMESTER II

 

FC 4

State, Democracy and Polity

2

FC 6

Social Aspects of Poverty and Theories of Justice

2

SL 3

Governance of Natural Resources and Sustainable Livelihoods

2

SL 4

Ecology and Sustainable Livelihoods

2

SL 5

Livelihoods: Policies, Practices and Challenges

2

CC 3

Research Methods (4 Credits)

4

FWII

Fieldwork Module II : Working with Civil Society Organizations

5

  Total for Semester - II (19)

 

SEMESTER III

 

SL 6

Decentralized Planning in Rural Livelihoods

2

SL 7

Food Security, Rural and Urban Livelihoods

2

SL 9

Vulnerability, Risks and Strategies in Sustaining Livelihoods

2

SL 10

Project Formulation, Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation

2

SL 11

Gender and Sustainable Livelihoods

2

FW III

Fieldwork Module III: Working with Governmental & Non-Governmental agencies, Cooperatives, Mission Programmes etc.

5

  Total for Semester - III (15)

 

SEMESTER IV

 

SL 8

Linkages in Livelihoods

2

SL 13

Livelihood Promotion, Innovations, Conservation and Practice (Workshop)

2

Dissertation

Dissertation & Viva-voce/ documentary/digital resources

8

Internship/ Immersion

Project Development: Visiting Models of best practices in NRM & Governance

Non Credit Compulsory

  Total for Semester-IV (12)

Total Credits

 

65

 

Note: The Semester -wise listing of courses is provisional, and may undergo some changes

Fee Structure:

Components SLNRG_Tuljapur
Fees Sem I Sem II
Sem III Sem IV
1 Tuition 12000 12000 12000 12000
2 Examination 800 800 800 800
3 Field Work Coordination Fee (Not Reimbursable) 4000 4000 4000 0
4 Computer Charges 1000 1000 1000 1000
5 Convocation Charges 0 0 0 2000
6 ID Card 300 0 0 0
7 Medical Insurance Premium Charges 1500 0 1500 0
8 Internship Expenses (Reimbursable) 0 0 0 0
9 Students' Union 500 500 500 500
10 Dev. Fund / Prog. Fund 8000 8000 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 19800 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 50800 47300

 

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