School: School of Development Studies
The Master of Arts (Development Studies) programme throws light on the historical changes in the configuration of the state, markets, social institutions and civil society and their increasing consequences on developing societies, such as India. This programme equips students to develop critical perspectives in the analysis of development experiences and their effects on society, especially on the vulnerable, disadvantaged and marginalised sections and the natural environment. It introduces the students to various experiences in development, and forges an understanding of democratic, participatory and inclusive public policies. It develops the expertise of students in methodologies and skills for development research, and in programme planning, management and evaluation.Spread over two years (four semesters), the programme offers students a wide range of courses, both basic and elective, and a research project experience. The faculty for this programme are drawn from multiple disciplines, such as economics, sociology, political science, psychology, geography, women’s studies, media studies and policy studies. Students who graduate with this degree find their professional career in academic institutions pursuing inter-disciplinary research and teaching in development studies; in civil and allied administrative services of the government; in development-facilitating organisations; in the corporate sector; in research consultancy firms; and in development journalism.
Distribution of Credit Hours:
Inequality, Poverty and Human Developement
Note: The semester-wise listing of courses is provisional, and may undergo some changes.
The period between Semesters I and II would be used by students for dissertation related field research and Internship.
Note: Students have to opt for a total of 10 credits, of which 6 credits have to be chosen form the 22 optional Course listed in the table above over semesters II, III and IV. 4 credits have to be chosen from the list of CBCS courses offered in Semester II at the Institute level (2 credits from Foundation Electives and 2 credits from Open Electives).
Please note that all optional courses (listed in the table above) may not be offered every year. The details regarding the same will be provided by the school Secretariat before the commencement of each semester.
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