M.A. Admissions

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

Location: Tuljapur

School: School of Rural Development

Intake: 20


a) Programme require completion of Bachelor's Degree of minimum of 3 years duration or its equivalent ( under the 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 or 10+2+2+1 year bridge course pattern of study or any other pattern fulfilling the mandatory requirements of 15 years formal education) from a recognised university, in any discipline.

b) At the time of applying candidates studying in 3 year degree programme should have passed in all the subjects for the 1st to 4th semesters and candidates studying in 4 year degree progrmmes should have passed in all the subjects for 1st to 6th semester.

c) Only those Candidates who will be able to complete all the requirements of their final year Bachelor's Degree examinations by Saturday, June 10, 2010 are eligible to apply to all the programme.

Till the time the candidate submit results of the final year degree examination, admission to any of the Master's Degree Programmes of the Institute will be provisional. The results of the final examination have to be submitted before September 30, 2017. Those who fail to do so the provisional admission stands cancelled.


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:


Total Course Credits across 4 semesters

Foundation and Perspective


Concepts and Theory


Research Methods& Dissertation/Project Work


Analysis, Methods & Skills






Multi Component


Total Credits across 4 semesters


Semesterwise Courses:


Course No.

Course title


Semester 1 courses


FC 1

Understanding Indian Society


FC 2

Introduction to Political Economy


FC 3

State, Democracy and Polity


FC 4

India’s Development Experience


DP 1

Approaches to Development


DP 2

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


FW 1

Fieldwork– I (4 weeks)


Total Credits


Semester 2 Courses


Course No

Course title


DP 3

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


DP 4

Understanding Development Policy


DP 5

Introduction to Decentralized Governance and Planning


DP 6

Making of Policies and Plans


DP 7

Research Methods


FW 2

Fieldwork – II (4 weeks)


Total Credits


Semester 3 courses


Course title


DP 8

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


DP 9

Public Economics


DP 10

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


DP 11

Project /Programme Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation


DP 12

Skills and Tools for DPPP – 2


DP 13

Seminar Course on Development Policy Analysis


DP 14

Seminar Course on Sectoral Planning


FW 3

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


Total Credits


Semester 4 courses


Course No

Course title


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



FW 4

Internship (non-credited - 4 weeks)


Total Credits



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

Fee Structure:

Components DPPP_Tuljapur
Fees Sem I Sem II
Sem III Sem IV
1 Tuition 12000 12000 12000 12000
2 Examination 800 800 800 800
3 Field Work Coordination Fee (Not Reimbursable) 4000 4000 4000 0
4 Computer Charges 1000 1000 1000 1000
5 Convocation Charges 0 0 0 2000
6 ID Card 300 0 0 0
7 Medical Insurance Premium Charges 1500 0 1500 0
8 Internship Expenses (Reimbursable) 0 0 0 0
9 Students' Union 500 500 500 500
10 Dev. Fund / Prog. Fund 8000 8000 0 0
11 Medical Examination Fee 100 0 0 0
12 Caution Deposits ( Refundable at the time of leaving the programme on submission of No Dues Certificate) 10000 0 0 0
1. Total Fees for Non-Hostellers 38200 26300 19800 16300
13 Hostel & Electricity Charges Rs.10000 & Rs.5000 15000 15000 15000 15000
14 Dining Hall Charges (Advance) 16000 16000 16000 16000
2. Total Fees for Hostellers 69200 57300 50800 47300

*Institute reserves the rights to revise the Fees Structure of programme if necessary.