Applications Invited for Rethinking Development for Development Practitioners

Applications Invited for Rethinking Development for Development Practitioners

Institute Name: Azim Premji University

Apply By: 29 Sep 2019

About Azim Premji University

Azim Premji University was established as a fully philanthropic and a not-for-profit entity, with a clear social purpose. It is established under the Azim Premji University Act 2010 of the Karnataka Legislature in India.

Course Title -  Rethinking Development - A Six-day course for Development Practitioners

Why this course?

Over the last 70 years, development has witnessed various twists and turns in theory as well as in practice in India. During the last 30 years, the emphasis shifted from a purely economic development approach to participatory development, human development and recently to sustainable development. In parallel, new realities are emerging, calling for a fundamental rethinking of the organising principles around which the development endeavour has been built.

The six-day course titled ‘Rethinking Development’ provides a landscape view of the various new ways of development thinking and practice are gaining ground in India. The course helps participants to question the dominant paradigms of production and markets, governance, education, skills and knowledge in the context of the emerging social-ecological realities of the country.

What will you learn?

  • Familiarity with the emerging vision of development through alternative ideas, concepts, and locating the self in this endeavour.
  • Awareness of the alternative conceptualisations of production systems, governance, education-knowledge through contemporary examples
  • Exposure to alternative frameworks of development action

Learning Sessions:

The learning sessions will start with a review of the dominant development frameworks. This session will be followed by familiarising the participants with some of the emerging frameworks of development action. The course will then discuss a total of 12 examples of such actions in three major axes; production systems, governance and education and knowledge. It will also immerse the participants in a day-long simulation exercise to reflect on the self. The course will end by synthesising the learning from all the deliberations

Eligibility to attend:

The course is open to professionals with a Masters’ Degree in any discipline, working in the development sector for at least 7 years. The candidates must be between 30-50 years of age. Depending upon availability, some seats may be open to research scholars. All applicants must possess a working knowledge of English.

Language and Pedagogy:

  • The course will be offered in English.
  • The pedagogy would include small group discussions, large group discussions, interactive sessions, simulation exercise, reading & classroom presentations, case studies, short documentaries, and classroom lectures.

Certificate of Participation:

The participants will be awarded a certificate of participation on completion of the entire duration of six days

Course Fee:

  • General: Rs. 6,490/- (all taxes included).
  • Field partner organisations of University: Rs. 1,180/- (all taxes included)


The candidates should apply before 29th September 2019, with a 400-500 words write up on “Why is rethinking development necessary?”

The selected candidates will be informed about the payment process by October 01. The last day for fee payment is October 09, 2019. The decision of the University will be final

For more information please check the Link




© Renalysis Consultants Pvt Ltd