Development and Social Change in India: Critical and Constructive Perspectives November 2019 Batch

What does the course offer?

This course offers a broad overview of the critical changes in society, economy, politics and ecology that brought us to where we are today in the country.

It further deals with the key theoretical and conceptual frameworks which shaped and critiqued this journey, and finally highlights the new approaches and possibilities emerging in development interventions across the world. 

We hope this course encourage organisations to reflect on their premises, orientations, and actions.

Who should attend?

The course is designed and intended for organisations working in the development sector. This means that the course is best experienced by a minimum of two development practitioners from one organisation. The design of the course is aimed at mid to senior-level staff of the organisations having a minimum of seven years of experience.

The course has three modules.

Module 1 is five-and-a-half days.

A history of development in India as seen in the expansion of the market economy, modern education, caste relations, property rights, rise and decline of national planning, the rise of various political forces, and other aspects.

Module 2 & 3 are five days each. These are back-to-back with a day long holiday in between.

  • Theories and critiques of development
  • Economic development, human development, gender in development, environmental critique, feminist critique, Gandhian critique, Dalit and Adivasi critiques and others.
  • Emerging alternative approaches in education, healthcare, resource governance, production systems and the like.

Each module comprises of 20 – 22 sessions.

109 to 14 December 2019
2 & 306 to 15 January 2019

Course Faculty

Fee Structure

INR 10620Total course fee (including GST)
INR 21240Course + Accommodation *

We offer fee waivers for field practice partners of the university.

*All costs for travel to and from Bangalore and locally as well as stay and food are to be borne by participants. We organise stay at the Wipro guest house on prior request and advance payment.

The total course fee includes tuition, course materials and lunch.