September 2022 Batch

Structure of the Course

The course will be offered from 5 to 16 September 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 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 people working or interested in working on local democracy/​Panchayati Raj issues in Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). 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 24 July 2022.

The selected candidates will be informed about the payment process by 01 August 2022.

The last day for fee payment is 10 August 2022. The decision of the evaluation committee will be final.

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

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

Local Democracy Course - Brochure

Course Faculty