M.A. Admissions

Master of Arts / Master of Science (Development Policy, Planning and Practice)

Location: Tuljapur

School: School of Rural Development


Intake: 34

Description

Policy making has always remained a challenge in India. With glaring regional diversity in terms of availability and ownership of resources, people, and environment, the challenge has been to promote a sustainable and improved level of wellbeing for all members of society especially those vulnerable sections that are living at the margins of society. Since Independence, India chose the path of a planned economy, where allocation of scarce resources was decided by priorities set by the elected governments. Planning became an important process aided by a set of Development Policies related to agriculture, industry, employment, welfare, environment etc. Policy making itself is a dynamic political process reflecting agendas, needs and requirements of different sections of society. Development policy is an important tool which sets the agenda for an inclusive nation building process. This agenda gets articulated through planning measures, relevant Acts, formulation of schemes and guidelines and Development Governance.

Master of Arts / Master of Science (Development Policy, Planning and Practice), a two year masters’ programme, is designed to address the needs of Policy Analyst, Planners and Practitioners in understanding the intricacies and processes of policy making, multilevel planning and implementation. The course would equip the Policy Analyst, Planners and Practitioners to understand the process of Policy Making (formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation) at the grassroots level along with developing a global perspective on Development Policy. The programme would integrate national and international perspectives of Development Policy, Planning and Practices. In doing so, it will evaluate experiences and contextualize the learning for India

The aim of this programme is to create a cadre of professionally qualified Development Policy Analyst, Planners and Practitioners in multidisciplinary and integrated policy making, planning and practice related skills. The programme is for two academic years spread over four semesters (two years).

Distribution of Credit Hours:

Component

Total Course Credits across 4 semesters

Foundation and Perspective

08

Concepts and Theory

17

Research Methods& Dissertation/Project Work

12

Analysis, Methods & Skills

06

Sectoral

04

Fieldwork

15

Multi Component

04

Total Credits across 4 semesters

66

Semesterwise Courses:

 

Course No.

Course title

Credits

Semester 1 courses

 

FC 1

Understanding Indian Society

2

FC 2

Introduction to Political Economy

2

FC 3

State, Democracy and Polity

2

FC 4

India’s Development Experience

2

DP 1

Approaches to Development

3

DP 2

Skills & Tools for Development Policy, Planning and Practice - 1

2

FW 1

Fieldwork– I (4 weeks)

5

Total Credits

18

Semester 2 Courses

 

Course No

Course title

Credits

DP 3

Social Aspects of Poverty and Justice (existing course for MASW in Rural Development FC 6)

2

DP 4

Understanding Development Policy

2

DP 5

Introduction to Decentralized Governance and Planning

3

DP 6

Making of Policies and Plans

3

DP 7

Research Methods

4

FW 2

Fieldwork – II (4 weeks)

5

Total Credits

19

Semester 3 courses

CourseNo.

Course title

Credits

DP 8

Environment, Climate Change and Development (existing course for MASW in Rural Development CC8)

2

DP 9

Public Economics

2

DP 10

Dissertation/Project – Part 1 (Review/Survey of Literature)

1

DP 11

Project /Programme Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation

2

DP 12

Skills and Tools for DPPP – 2

2

DP 13

Seminar Course on Development Policy Analysis

2

DP 14

Seminar Course on Sectoral Planning

2

FW 3

Fieldwork – III (student’s own choice -4 weeks)

5

Total Credits

18

Semester 4 courses

 

Course No

Course title

Credits

DP 10

Dissertation/Project Work – Part 2

6 + 1(viva)

 

Concentration Course: Choose one from any two i.e. DP 15 or DP 16

 

DP 15

DP 16

Rural Planning and PracticeOR

Urban Planning and Practice

 

4

FW 4

Internship (non-credited - 4 weeks)

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Total Credits

11

 

Note: The Semester -wise listing of courses is provisional, and may undergo some changes

Fee Structure:

 

Component M.A./M.Sc in Development Policy, Planning and Practice
Semester
I II III IV
FEE Tuition Fee 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000
Examination Fee 800 800 800 800
Medical Examination Fee 100 0 0 0
CHARGES Field Work Charges 4,000 4,000 0 0
Computer 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 15,800 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.