M.A. Admissions

Master of Arts: Cities and Governance

Location: Hyderabad

School: School of Public Policy and Governance


Intake: 30

Description

Eligibility: An undergraduate degree in any discipline.

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Admission Brochure

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Important Dates:

Last Date for Application: June, 8, 2022

 

Entrance Test Instructions for Candidates(Updated) - Click here

 

Stage I : Proctored Online Exam , June 19, 2022, Sunday from 10:30AM to 12:10PM

Mock Test - Click here (Will be available from 17th June 2022 10:00AM to 18th June 2022 10:00PM)

Entrance Test:

Entrance Test is a computer-based test with 100 objective type multiple choice questions (MCQ). Test will be held on 19th June 2022, Sunday from 10:30AM to 12:10PM through online remote proctored test.

NO NEGATIVE MARKING applicable for Test for any programme.

The medium of Entrance Test will be English.
Duration of the test – 10:30AM to 12:10PM (1 hour & 40 minutes)

 The basic Structure, Objective, and Contents of Entrance Test is given below

Components / Sections

English proficiency

Mathematics and Logical reasoning

General Awareness(GA)

Number of Questions

30

30

40

Total Marks (100)

30

30

40

Preparation Level

Up to Class X

Up to Class X

Linked with Objectives of the Section

Objectives

Assess English language comprehension and usage

Assess quantitative skills and logical reasoning

Assess awareness about current affairs, developmental and socio-political issues

Broad Coverage (Indicative and not restrictive)

Word Choice / sentence correction

Odd-one-out

Analogies

Synonyms & Antonyms

Grammar

Verbal reasoning

Reading comprehension

Basic Arithmetic

Basic Geometry

Basic Trigonometry

Basic Statistics

Number Series

Data interpretation

Logical reasoning

Politics

Social Studies

Science & Technology

Environment

Sports

Art & Culture

Indian History

Stage II : Online Personal Interview, 28 June to 01 July, 2022

Details Of Online Interviews 

The School of Public Policy and Governance (SPPG), TISS – Hyderabad and National Institute of Urban Affairs, New Delhi are delighted to announce the launch of a two-year interdisciplinary degree programme in Cities and Governance.

The interdisciplinary programmes will enable the students to develop a robust understanding of cities/towns that incorporates a human perspective, which forms the basis for city planning, economic growth, infrastructural development, employment generation, innovation, environment, and sustainability. Therefore, the focus will be on equipping students with methodological rigour, understanding of economic frameworks and institutional designs for envisioning inclusive and sustainable cities and towns. Although the focus will be on the global south, including Indian cities, the course discussions will also be situated in the comparative, macro-international context comprising cities from the global North.

The theoretical frames will be complemented by application to real-world situations, case studies, practical exercises conducted in city labs, and extensive field-based capstone projects. The programme creates multiple opportunities for the students to work on the currently operational government projects. Long internships, as imagined in the programme, allows leveraging the opportunities to facilitate and enable significant interface with governmental agencies.

The global nature of the course ensures that students have the necessary training to work across international contexts. The course is also relevant and attractive for international candidates, especially from Global South.

The programme endeavours to undertake the following five inter-related explorations:

  • Understanding cities through existing theories, planning mechanisms, practices and their limitations.
  • Engaging with developmental frameworks, institutions, and policy instruments governing the cities.
  • Empowering students with practical skills in city-centric finance, data, and planning exercises.
  • Imparting methodological skills to study cities
  • Evolving a perspective on equity and access in the context of cities.

 

Course Structure for the two-year MA degree programme in Cities and Governance

 

Distribution of Credit Hours:

Overview of Courses and Credits (Total 84 Credits)

Semester I (18 credits)

 Description

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

 

Core Courses

 

CG-1

The Social Introduction to the Cities

2

CG-2

The Institutions of Modern Cities: Law, State, and Governance

2

CG-3

Plans and the Making of Cities

2

CG-4

Economics of Cities

2

CG-5

Caring Cities

2

CG-6

Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Methods

2

CG-7

Applied Data Science for Cities

4

Workshop

CG-W1

Introduction to R/Python

2

Semester II (26 credits)

 

Core Courses

CG-8

Cities of ‘Global South’

2

CG-9

Financing Cities: Theories and Practices

2

CG-10

Urban Ecology and Environment

2

CG-11

Fundamental of Spatial Analysis

4

CG-12

Urban Health

2

CG-13

Project Management

2

CG- 14

Impact Evaluation

2

Workshop

CG-W2  

Introduction to GIS/Remote Sensing/GEE

2

City Lab

CG-CL I

City Lab: Exercise I

4

CG-CL II

City Lab: Exercise II

4

Semester III (22 credits)

 

 

Core Courses

CG-15

Qualitative methods

4

CG-16

Advanced Quantitative Methods

2

CG- 17

Policy Analysis Exercise

2

CG- 18

Reading Text and Research Writings

2

 

City Lab

CG-CL III

City Lab: Exercise III

4

CG-CL IV

City Lab: Exercise IV

4

CG-CL V

City Lab: Exercise V

4

Semester IV (18 credits)

Dissertation 

CG-Diss

Capstone Project leading to Research Dissertation

18

Fee Structure:

Total Fees- MA in Cities & Governance (Two Years Programme)

Indian Students: INR 6,50,000/-

International Students: USD 12,000/-