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 cancelled.
The proposed two year program in M.A./M. Sc. in Ecology, Society and Sustainable Development at Kerala is going to be a pioneering initiative of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Given the claims, counter-claims and debates around the Western Ghats in recent years, both issues of environment as well as sustainability have become significantly more urgent. This programme is designed to equip students to understand and address the intertwined challenges of environmental protection, sustainability and development confronting the world today, with a particular focus on the Western Ghats. It will provide the students with an opportunity for theoretical and practical engagement with these challenges and issues in a critical framework based on values of equity and social justice, that recognizes the imperative for development in terms of material needs as well as other dimensions of human well-being.
The course aims to provide students a comprehensive understanding of the natural ecosystems that comprise the Western Ghats and the threats to these ecosystems. It will equip students with knowledge and skills that enable them to understand and conceptualise the inter-linkages between ecosystems and livelihoods in this context. It will also equip them to assess existing resource use patterns, issues of access as well as governance. As a part of the course, students will be equipped with skills required for active engagement with communities. They will also be equipped with skills and techniques to assess various ecological processes that affect ecosystem functioning.
The programme is aimed at equipping students with the following:
1.Conceptual and theoretical knowledge of ecosystem dynamics, ecosystem-livelihood linkages, livelihoods and vulnerabilities, environment-development-poverty linkages, issues of access and justice.
2.Understanding of diverse perspectives and debates with regard to the above.
4.Understanding of field techniques and skills to assess ecological processes and participatory practices for community level interventions
This course will be offered to fresh graduates as well as practitioners and field activists. It is so designed in order to reach out to and equip people from diverse educational and socio-economic backgrounds, and to thereby build, nurture and equip a large group of students and field practitioners to engage constructively in this sector.
Distribution of Credit Hours:
Module 1: Understanding Society, Culture and Identity
Module 2: Understanding Development Economics,
Module 3: India's Development Experience
Module 4:Understanding India's Political Structures
*Institute reserves the rights to revise the Fees Structure of programme if necessary.
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