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Concentrations

The M.A. Development program will offer the opportunity for students to choose specific concentrations.

What is a concentration?
  1. Concentration refer to a set of four elective courses totaling 12 credits, which together cover a specific development theme/topic/domain in a focused and well-rounded manner.
  2. Concentrations will be offered on a year to year basis, depending on students’ interest, topicality of the issues and faculty interest and availability.
  3. Available concentrations will be communicated only during Semester II and will also be subject to a minimum number of students opting for it.
  4. Interested students can choose to do one or two concentrations in the entire second year; this is not compulsory.
Potential Concentration Areas
  1. Work and labour in contemporary India
    • Women and work
    • Work labour informality
    • Perspectives on the political economy of work and labour
    • Migration in contemporary India

  2. Food and Nutrition in Development
    • Sociology of food
    • Food nutrition and society
    • Nutrition, development and public policy
    • Food and nutrition in action

  3. Social Sector Organisations: Forms and Actions
    • Understanding social sector organisations
    • Programme planning and planning and designing for development interventions
    • Building member-based organisations
    • Programme implementation and evaluation

  4. Sustainability for development practice

  5. Gender and development


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