M.A. Admissions

Master of Arts (Development Studies)

Location: Mumbai

School: School of Development Studies


Intake: 45

Eligibility

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 progremme 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 02, 2018 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 29, 2018. Those who fail to do so the provisional admission stands canceled.

Description

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The  Master of Arts (Development Studies) programme throws light on the historical changes in the configuration of the state, markets, social institutions and civil society and their increasing consequences on developing societies, such as India. This programme equips students to develop critical perspectives in the analysis of development experiences and their effects on society, especially on the vulnerable, disadvantaged and marginalised sections and the natural environment. It introduces the students to various experiences in development, and forges an understanding of democratic, participatory and inclusive public policies. It develops the expertise of students in methodologies and skills for development research, and in programme planning, management and evaluation.

Spread over two years (four semesters), the programme offers students a wide range of courses, both basic and elective, and a research project experience. The faculty for this programme are drawn from multiple disciplines, such as economics, sociology, political science, psychology, geography, women’s studies, media studies and policy studies. Students who graduate with this degree find their professional career in academic institutions pursuing inter-disciplinary research and teaching in development studies; in civil and allied administrative services of the government; in development-facilitating organisations; in the corporate sector; in research consultancy firms; and in development journalism.

Distribution of Credit Hours:

Year DetailCredit
First Compulsory Courses (including FC) 29
Internship -
Second Compulsory Courses 24
Dissertation 08
Optional Courses (across 2 years) 10
Total 71

Semesterwise Courses:

Compulsory Courses
Semester Course Code Course Titles Credits
I FC Foundation Course 6
Philosophy of Research 1
DS 01 Concept, History and Theories of Development 4
DS 02 Contemporary Indian Economy 2
DS 03 Methods of Social Research 4
II DS 04 Development Economics 4
DS 05 State, Democracy & Civil Society 4
DS 14 Sustainable Development and Climae Change 2
DS 19 Gender,Livelihoods and Development 2
DS20 Sociology of Economic Life : Concepts and Critical Perspectives 2
DS08 Tutorial on Database for Development Research  
DS Elective Foundation 2
CBCS Open Elective NC
III DS 09 Development and the Social Sector 4
DS 10 Social Exclusion in India 2
DS 11 Social Movements and Social Change 2
DS 12 Inequality, Poverty and Financing of Human Development 2
DS 13 Political Economy of Space, Development and Uneven Development 2
IV DS 14 Sustainable Development and Climate Change 4
DS 15 Industrialisation, Globalisation and Labour 2
DS 16 Social Exclusion and Social Justice: Theories and Processes 4
DS 17 Project Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation 2
DS 18 Roundtable on Development Processes NC

 

Note: * The period between Semesters I and II would be used by students for data collection and the optional internship.

* The semester-wise listing of courses is provisional, and may undergo some changes.

The optional courses have been categorised into two groups: Pool 1 and Pool 2. The first and third Semester students will choose optional courses from Pool 1, and the second and fourth Semester students will choose optional courses from Pool 2. Other than optional courses in these two pools, the students may choose not more than two courses (totaling 4 credits) from other academic programmes of the Institute to complete their optional course requirements.

Optional Courses

  Course Code Course Titles Credit
Pool 1 (First and Third Semester) DSO 01 Principles of Economics: Micro-economics 2
DSO 02 Perspectives in Science, Technology and Society 2
DSO 03 Philosophical Foundations to Development Research 2
DSO 04 Public Policy: Theories and Processes* 2
DSO 05 Political Economy of International Trade* 2
DSO 06 Development and Crime 2
DSO 14 Public Finance* 2
DSO 15 Management of Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement 2
Pool 2 (Second and Fourth Semester) DSO 07 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics 2
DSO 08 Advanced Quantitative Research Methods 2
DSO 09 Society, Culture and Development 2
DSO 10 Urban and Regional Development 2
DSO 11 Social Psychology and Development 2
DS O13 GIS, Remote Sensing and Development Research 2

 

Note: *These courses are to be opted by the students only in the third semester.

Fee Structure:

 

Components DS
Fees Sem I Sem II
Sem III Sem IV
FEE Tuition Fee 12000 12000 12000 12000
Examination Fee 800 800 800 800
Medical Examination Fee 100 0 0 0
CHARGES



Field Work Charges 0 0 0 0
Computer Charges 1000 1000 1000 1000
Convocation Charges 0 0 0 2000
ID Card Charges 300 0 0 0
FUNDS Students' Competency Fund 0 0 0  
Internship Fund 0 0 0 0
Lab Charges / Studio Fund 0 0 0 0
Dev. Fund / Prog. Fund 8000 8000 0 0
Students' Union Fund 500 500 500 500
Medical Insurance Fund 1500 0 1500 0
DEPOSITS & ADVANCES A)  Caution Deposits (Refundable at the time of exit from programme on submission of No Dues Certificate) 10000 0 0 0
B)  *Practicum / Study Tour Charges (Rural Field Work / Urban Field Work) (Refundable) 0 0 0 0
Dining Hall (Advance) Charges 16000 16000 16000 16000
OTHER CHARGES Hostel & Electricity Charges Rs.10000 & Rs.5000 15000 15000 15000 15000
Total Fees for Non-Hostellers 34200 22300 15800 16300
Total Fees for Hostellers 65200 53300 46800 47300
*Details under School        

 

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

 

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