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

Structure of the Course

The course will be offered from 28 Nov – 9 Dec 2022 face-to-face in Bengaluru. It’s divided into seven themes as shown along with a field visit and a way forward for the participants to plan their work in the future. The themes cover the theoretical foundation, policy perspectives and dominant field realities, and major exceptions and good practices.

Sl NoTopicNumber of Sessions
IConcepts and TheoriesThree Sessions
IIPanchayati Raj: Evolution, Structure & MandateFive Sessions
IIIRural Development: Administration, Schemes, CritiquesThree Sessions
IVDemocratic Governance in Forests and 5th Schedule areasTwo Sessions
VPanchayat Planning and Gram SabhaTwo Sessions
VIField Realities – Representations Participation and ProgrammesEight Sessions
VIIExemplars and InnovationsTen Sessions
VIIIField Visits and ReflectionsThree Sessions
IXWay Forward for CSOsTwo Sessions

The course is designed and intended for Civil Society Organisations who are working or are interested in working on local democracy/​Panchayati Raj issues. 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.

All applicants are expected to represent their organisation. A minimum of two participants from each organisation must participate. All applicants must possess a working knowledge of English. Applicants will be shortlisted based on their applications and telephonic interviews. 

The last date for applying is 4 Nov 2022

The selected candidates will be informed about the payment process by 7 Nov 2022

The last day for fee payment is 18 Nov 2022

The decision of the evaluation committee will be final.

The course will be anchored by Professor Ashok Kumar Sircar. Faculty members will be drawn from Azim Premji University, Philanthropy, and from a pool of noted resource persons from around the country.

The participants will be awarded a Certificate of Participation after successfully attending all the days and submitting assignments.

Local Democracy Course - Brochure

How to apply

Please click the link: https://forms.gle/U8xWYSz1gSk6JoxW9

For any questions, please write to: localdemocracy.​development@​apu.​edu.​in

The last date for applying is Nov 42022

Course Faculty

Fee Structure

INR 15000Course Fee (including GST) – For Individuals
INR 1180Course Fee (including GST) – for University / Philanthropy partner organizations
INR 5040Accommodation Fee:(Including GST)*
INR 225Food (Approximate cost, to be paid at the counter)*

*Accommodation Fee: Rs. 5040/- (Including GST): Rs 360/- (including GST) per person per night at university provided accommodation.

*Food: Breakfast and meals are available at the cafeteria. The cost for a breakfast and two meals per person per day would approximately cost Rs. 225/-