M.A. Admissions

Master of Arts (Ecology, Environment and Sustainable Development)

Location: Guwahati

School: School of Social Sciences and Humanities


Intake: 20

Description

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Introduction

Today the world is facing serious problems due to human population explosion, poverty, inequality,pollution, political manipulation of the public for corporate benefit, the abuse of public and natural resources, and the dangers of toxic emissions, to name a few. By the turn of the millennium, as the dangers of global warming and the consequent climate change became evident, the limitations of a human-centric view of environment became clear. Therefore, in the recent years there has been a shift to a more holistic approach based on ecology - a view that sees humankind as part of an interconnected web of life. It becomes imperative to understand the interactions between the human systems and the natural world. The course will help students to develop professional skills for planning and implementing strategies to address various conservation related issues by taking into consideration related social issues.

Key Features

All the courses in the proposed MA programme will work towards an elaborate understanding of Environment, Ecology and Sustainable development. The programme is a combination of theoretical knowledge, awareness of contemporary environmental issues and fieldwork experiences. The aim of the course is to provide knowledge and skills to the students, which will help them understand the existing problems effecting our environment, possible ways to reduce such impacts and increase awareness in communities. This professional course will give students the opportunity to understand the institutional structures concerning environment, both at the local and international level, as well as the policies, issues and problems of India and strategies to address these.

By the end of the course students will be able to understand

1.   man-environment interaction and the different approaches to studying environment and ecology.

2.    interrelationships of resource use, economics, politics and their impact on the environment;

3.    environmental issues and their linkages to politics of development at the local, regional and global level.

4.    issues in environmental economics and natural resource economics.

5.  problems and debates of developing countries.

6. skill required for analyzing and developing strategy to address ecological and environmental issues by taking into consideration the social perspective.

Distribution of Credit Hours:

 

Courses

Credits

Foundation Courses

8

Perspective Course

32

Courses on Subsectus and Sectorial Issues

10

Methods and Skill Courses

12

Field Practices and Independent Work

13

TOTAL

75

Semesterwise Courses:

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

SEMESTER 1

 

FC

Module 1: Understanding Society, Culture and Identity

1

FC

Module 2: Economy, Polity and Governance

1

FC

Module 3: Social Exclusion and Social Policies

      2

C 01

Fundamentals in Ecology

      4

C 02

Ecology and Environment: Social Science Perspective

      4

C 03

Environmental Economics

      3

C 04

Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Development

      2

C 05 Field Research Methods  5
C 06 Exposure / Practicum  1

SEMESTER 2

FC

Module 4: Development: Concepts, Theories, Dimensions and Strategies

    2

FC

Module 5: India’s Development Experience

    1

FC

Module 6: Introduction to the issues in the North East

    1

C 07

Biodiversity Conservation and Management

    4

C 08

Ethnoecology and Natural Resource Management

    3

C 09

Biostatistics and its application

    2

C 10

Technology, Development and Society (CBCS)

    2

C 11

Climate Change and Natural Disasters

    2

C 12

Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing

    2

C 13 Term Project      2

SEMESTER 3

C 14

Environment and Public Health (CBCS)

   2

C 15

Conservation based Rural Livelihood

   4

C 16

Gender, Environment and Sustainable Development

   2

C 17

 Application of GIS and Remote Sensing

   2

C 18

Environmental Legislations

   2

C 19

Internship

4

SEMESTER 4

C 20

Population, Migration and Environment

   2

C 21

Industrialization and Urbanization

   2

C 22

EIA, SIA and Auditing

   2

C 23

Environment Conflicts and Movements

   2

C 24 Dissertation (Including Fieldwork)     6

 

Note: The total number of credits, list of CBCS courses, and semester-wise listing of courses is provisional, and may undergo some changes.

 

Due to the current pandemic situation courses may be shifted or taught across semesters.

Fee Structure:

 

Component M.A. in Ecology,Environment and Sustainable Development
Semester
I II III IV
FEE Tuition Fee 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000
Examination Fee 800 800 800 800
Health Centre Charges 100 0 0 0
CHARGES Field Work Charges 0 0 0 0
IT  Charges 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Convocation Charges 0 0 0 2,000
ID Card charges 300 0 0 0
FUNDS Students’ Competency Fund 0 0 0 0
Internship Fund 0 0 4000 0
Lab Charges / Studio Fund 1500 0 0 0
Development Fund 8,000 8,000 0 0
Students' Union Fund 500 500 500 500
Medical Insurance Fund 1,500 0 1,500 0
DEPOSITS Caution Deposit (Refundable at the time of exit from programme on submission of No Dues Certificate) 10,000 0 0 0
  Total Course Fee 35,700 22,300 19,800 16,300
  Hostel and Dining Hall Charges:        
OTHER
CHARGES
Dining Hall (Advance) Charges 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000
Hostel & Electricity Charges 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000
  Total Charges 31,000 31,000 31,000 31,000
*Details under School        
Institute reserves the right to revise the Fee Structure of programmes if necessary.
Some Schools will organise Practicum / Study tour / Rural field work / Urban field work/Winter Institute, expenses for these are not shown in the above table. These expenses will have to be met by the students themselves at the time of the activity.

 

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

 

 

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