School: School of Public Policy and Governance
Eligibility: An undergraduate degree in any discipline.
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The School of Public Policy and Governance (SPPG), TISS – Hyderabad and National Institute of Urban Affairs, New Delhi offer a two-year interdisciplinary MA degree programme in Cities and Governance.
Aligned to the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, the MA programme will enable the students to develop a robust understanding of cities/towns. Such an understanding will incorporate a human perspective, which forms the basis for city planning, including aspects of economic growth and employment, environment, and sustainability. 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.
Based on an understanding of the foundational disciplines of Economics, Statistics, Political Science, Sociology, Law and Data Sciences, the programme focuses on a diverse set of courses. These include courses on
Thus, theoretical frames are 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.
Course Structure for the two-year MA degree programme in Cities and Governance
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Overview of Courses and Credits (Total 84 Credits)
MA in Cities & Governance (Self-Financed Programme)
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