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Programme Overview

The Azim Premji University’s postgraduate degree programmes aim to develop competent and committed
professionals for the education, development and related sectors in India.

Our postgraduate programme currently covers three distinct themes – Education, Development, and Public Policy & Governance - for which Masters degrees are being offered. The sub-themes listed under each theme are indicative and not restrictive. Specializations offered under each degree programme are also listed below:

  • Education – teachers, teacher educators, pedagogy, assessment, educational technology, educational leadership and management, inclusive education, curriculum studies, science and technology education
  • Development - political economy; welfare economics; sociology, history and politics of India; population studies and labour studies; livelihood; legal studies and governance; health systems, rural and urban studies, habitats, ecosystems and communities; traditional communities and the pressures of industrialisation; ameliorative and other approaches to crises
  • Public Policy and Governance - The Master of Arts in Public Policy and Governance (MPG) will prepare students to critically analyse public policy problems, programs and policies; identify and frame governance problems; provide purposive programmatic solutions, and undertake critical and impactful governance research. Our graduates will become reflective practitioners in public affairs through careers in the government, development organizations, social enterprises, think tanks, the media and other agencies involved in public affairs.
  • LL.M. in Law and Development - The LL.M. in Law and Development will be a research and field intensive post-graduate programme in law. The programme includes mandatory courses on Law and Development, Law and Justice, Comparative Public Law and Legal Research Methods. Students may elect to do courses in a wide variety of fields (private and commercial law, human rights, tax law, livelihoods, environment and sustainability) and across a wide range of disciplines (economics, anthropology, political science, sociology, history and philosophy) offered at Azim Premji University. This programme is designed for students who seek to make a mark in the legal system, government, civil society, academia and the world of ideas.

Currently we offer the Specializations in the following programmes:

Masters Programmes
Degree Specializations
Master of Arts in Education Curriculum and Pedagogy
Early Childhood Education
School Organization, Leadership and Management
Teacher Professional Development
Master of Arts in Development Public Health
Law, Governance and Policy
Livelihoods
Sustainability
Master of Arts in Public Policy and Governance Specialization being planned



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    The intellectual storehouse that are the students and the faculty. Something we could tap into any time and come out satisfied and stimulated.

    R. Sridhar Rao
    M.A. in Development I Class of 2014


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    It was in Gudalur, an amazing landscape in the Nilgiri district of Tamil Nadu, that I did my two week field immersion. The exposure to the vast share of unseen indigenous knowledge and culture of the Adivasi community in Gudalur was an exciting experience.

    Vijitha Rajan
    M.A. in Education | Class of 2012