IIT-H launches masters programme in development studies - Times of India

By Times of India

April 23, 2019

IIT-H launches masters programme in development studies - Times of India

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad launched a masters programme in development studies on Monday.

According to a press release issued by the institute, the programme will adopt an inter-disciplinary approach to study development. The application will be available on the institute’s website from May 4 to June 4, 2019.

It opens up career paths such as development practice in grassroots organizations, employment in national and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), donor agencies and corporate sector (corporate social responsibility). It will also aid students interested in pursuing a career in civil services or academia.

Speaking about the importance of the new course, Haripriya Narasimhan, head, department of liberal arts, IIT Hyderabad, said — “The concern with development encompasses all aspects of human life - physical, psychological, cultural, political, economic and ecological. The challenge is to train and conceive of professionals and roles that can critically inform ways in which these different areas of life affect one another. The development studies programme does just that.”

In this program, students will pursue 16 courses over three semesters, each course worth three credits. They will also undertake internship after one year of Coursework







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