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Post-Graduate Diploma (Natural Resource & Governance)

Location: Hyderabad

School: School of Public Policy and Governance

Intake: 15

Description

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A space that prepares you to be a global sustainability policy specialist

PGD in Natural Resources and Governance is a one-year programme that develops your understanding of nature- society interactions and its interface with natural resources, policy institutions, and community practices. It prepares you to:

  • Appreciate the varieties of interaction among actors in complex socio-ecological systems
  • Study policy institutions and processes to design policy architecture for sustainability transition
  • Engage with diverse policy settings for problem solving in the context of resources and sustainability governance
  • Evaluate policy impact through micro and big data and qualitative field insights for designing robust institutions

The cornerstones of the PGD programme are:

Overview of the Programme

The PG Diploma programme is aligned with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. The programme involves innovative pedagogy with 5-6 weeks of field based experiential learning spread across two semesters to train students on the field-based assessments, policy analysis, and institutional design.

This programme helps you understand natural resources in rich and diverse ways. It introduces you to the various issues and problems around natural resource control, use, generation of waste and the different costs involved in these processes. As a result, you develop the nuances of policy and practice – a frame broadly of the management and governance of natural resources.

In the programme

  • You understand the institutional structures concerning natural resources at the micro and macro level (local, state, national, international).
  • You develop insights into the policies, data, issues and challenges in the context of global south.
  • You evolve as a professional who partake in strategic organizational efforts in managing natural resources towards resilience and sustainability

Collaborative Programme Development & Delivery

The programme is offered in collaboration with the Foundation for Ecological Security, an internationally acclaimed organization in the field of restoring commons, working with communities and strengthening sustainable livelihoods. 

Key Proficiencies:

  • Conceptual grounding on the sustainability and resilience issues
  • Ability to undertake incisive policy analysis based on sound understanding on policy institutions, resource systems and community interfaces
  • Familiarity with nature and functioning of the institutions for resource governance
  • Agility with big and micro data for analysing impact of policies pertaining to natural resources
  • Ability to undertake social and ecological monitoring
  • Theoretical soundness and analytical skills for policy implementation

These skills will be used by you while working in specialized professional settings of repute.

Career Prospects

 

 

Semesterwise Courses:

PG Diploma in Natural Resources and Governance

Semester I (22 Credits)

Course Description

Code

Course Title

Credit

Foundation Courses

FC-1

Idea of India

2

FC-2

India’s Development Challenges

2

School Commons

SCPO-1

Public Policy: Paradigms and Practices

2

SCPO-2

Policy Institutions in Practice

2

NRG Core

NRG 1

Nature, Society, and the Commons

2

NRG-2

Environmental Law and Policy

2

NRG-3

Ecological Economics

2

 

School Commons:

Workshops - I

 

 

SCW-1

Academic Writing and Communication Skills

 

 

4

Basics of Excel and STATA/R

Basic Mathematics for Public Policy

Geo-visualization of Society and Nature

Discipline Specific Workshop-I

 

DSW-1

Ecology, Environment and Climate

Non-credited

Experiential Learning

EL 1

Understanding the Socio-Ecological Systems (Pre-EL training and Rural Exposure to FES Sites)

4

Semester II (20 Credits)

School Commons

SCPO-3

Basic Statistics for Development Data

2

SCPO-4

Policy Analysis Exercise

2

NRG Core

NRG-4

Institutions and Natural Resources Governance

2

NRG-5

Sustainability: Principles and Applications

2

NRG-6

Energy Transition and Resource Governance

2

NRG-7

Natural Resource Based Livelihoods

2

Discipline Specific Workshop-II

 

 

DSW-2

Geo-Spatial Planning

 

2

Environmental and Social Governance (ESG) and Sustainability Reporting

Discipline Specific Workshop-III

 

DSW-3

Socio-Ecological Monitoring

  -Natural Resources Statistics

 - R Programming for socio-ecological monitoring

 - Carbon Assessment and Carbon credit

2

Experiential Learning

EL 2

Socio-Ecological Research

-Socio-Ecological Assessment Methods and Tools

-IFRI Survey at FES Site

4

 

Fee Structure:

 *Fee under revision

Components

Post-Graduate Diploma (Natural Resource & Governance)Post Graduate Diploma (Public Policy & Governance) (One Year Programme) (Self-Financed Programme)

Fees Sem I Sem II
FEE Tuition Fee 16,000 16,000
Examination Fee 1,000 1,000
CHARGES



Field Education / Internship / Experiential Learning Charges 2,000 2,000
IT Charges 2,000

2,000

Library Charges 1,500 1,500
Other Charges( ID Card, Convocation & Misc.) * 2,500 0
FUNDS Students' Competency Fund 6,000 6,000
Lab / Studio Fund 0 0
Development Fund 10,000 0
Students' Union Fund * 500 500
Alumni Fund * 0 500
Health Care Fund* 2,000 0
DEPOSITS Caution Deposits (Refundable at the time of exit from programme on submission of No Dues Certificate) 10,000 0
  Semester wise Course Fee 53,500 29,500
  Yearly Fees 83,000
  Total Course Fee 83,000
Institute reserves the right to revise the Fee Structure of programmes if necessary.
Expenses related to Practicum / Study tour / Rural field work / Urban field work/Winter Institute, if any, will have to be met by the students themselves at the time of the activity.
No fee concession is available for self-finanaced programmes.