M.A. Admissions

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

Location: Tuljapur

School: School of Rural Development


Intake: 30

Description

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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:

 

Year Course Title Credits
I Foundation Courses 10
Thematic Courses 12
Core Courses 6
Field work 10
II Thematic Courses 10
Field work 5
Dissertation and Viva-Voce 8
Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) 4
  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 5

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

 

SEMESTER II

 

FC 3

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

FWII

Fieldwork Module II : Working with Civil Society Organizations

5

 

SEMESTER III

 

SL 6

Decentralized Planning in Rural Livelihoods

2

SL 7

Food Security, Rural and Urban Livelihoods

2

SL 10

Project Formulation, Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation

2

FW III

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

5

 

SEMESTER IV

 

SL 8

Linkages in Livelihoods

2

SL 13

Livelihood Promotion, Innovations, Conservation and Practice (Workshop)

2

Dissertation

Dissertation/ Project Work and Viva-Voce

8

Internship/ Immersion

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

Non Credit Compulsory

  Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) 4
  Vulnerability, Risks and Strategies in Sustaining Livelihoods 2
  Gender and Sustainable Livelihoods 2

 

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./M.Sc in Sustainable Livelihoods and Natural Resources Governance
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 4,000 4,000 4,000 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 0 0
Lab Charges / Studio Fund 0 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 38,200 26,300 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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