Local Democracy in India: Theory, Policy, and Practice February 2022 Batch


  • - Module 1 (face-to-face)
  • - Module 2 (Online, one day a week; every Saturday)
  • - Module 3 (face-to-face)

Who should attend?

The course is designed for Civil Society Organizations who are working or are interested in working on local democracy/​Panchayati Raj issues. The design of the course is aimed at mid to senior-level staff of the organisations having a minimum of seven years of experience in the development sector.

Eligibility and selection

Applicants are expected to represent their organisation. They must possess a working knowledge of English. Applicants will be shortlisted based on their applications and telephonic interviews. The last date for applying is 30th Dec, 2021. The selected candidates will be informed about the payment process by Jan 9th, 2022. The last day for fee payment is Jan 21st, 2022. The decision of the evaluation committee will be final.

The course will be transacted in English. It shall utilize published texts, videos and class presentations followed by interactive classroom sessions to explore the issues that will be discussed. The course will be partly face-to-face and partly online.

The participants will be awarded a Certificate of Participation on completion of all the three modules of this course.

Course Fee: Rs.15000/- (including GST) : For Individuals 

Course Fee: Rs.1180/- (including GST) : For partner organizations of the Azim Premji Foundation

Accommodation Fee: Rs. 5040/- (Including GST) :

  • This is for module 1 & module 3 for all 14 days.
  • Twin sharing basis in the University hostel


Breakfast and meals are available at the University cafeteria on direct payment basis. Approximately Rs. 225/- can suffice for a breakfast and two meals per person per day.

For registration, please click here

For further queries, please write to: localdemocracy.​development@​apu.​edu.​in

Azim Premji University was established as a not-for-profit, private university under the Azim Premji University Act 2010. The University has a clear social purpose of working towards a just, equitable, humane and sustainable society. Azim Premji University plays a critical role in developing new talent, building capacity in existing functionaries and creating domain knowledge in the fields of education and development. The Azim Premji Foundation is the sponsor of the University. The roots of Azim Premji University lie in the learning and experience of a decade of work in elementary education by Azim Premji Foundation. The University is one of the Foundation’s key responses to the challenges confronting the education and development sectors in India. The University offers Bachelors’ degrees in Physics, Biology, Maths, Economics and Humanities and Masters’ degrees in Education, Development, Public Policy and Governance, LLM (Law and Development), and MA-Economics and Development.

Course Faculty

Fee Structure

INR 15000(including GST) For Individuals
INR 1180(including GST) For partner organizations of the Azim Premji Foundation