Course in Seminar on Development Problems

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
In Kolkata

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INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT CALCUTTA Diamond Harbour Road Joka, 700104, West Bengal, India
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Course programme

This course looks at India's developmental problems in the larger context of globalisation and attendant social change. While providing a broad integrative perspective on the Indian socioeconomic environment, it particularly focuses on themes such as the relationship between economic growth and social justice, democratic practice and social inequality, right to development and the poor, role of the state and the reproduction of social hierarchies, and issues of participation and sustainability. It also takes into account the role of quality governance for sustainable development along with emergent discourses on the place of environment in development. Course material has been organised to facilitate student's selection of a particular developmental problem for in-depth study (library work/filed visit) and subsequent presentation towards the end of the course.

Course Requirements:

All students are required to read and review the assigned articles/essays (which have been arranged sequentially in the course pack) before attending the class. Students are expected to contribute towards a participatory learning environment in the class.

Pedagogy: The first half (pre-mid-term) of the course would be conducted primarily through lectures and case discussions. The second part is devoted to the formulation, preparation and presentation of individual/group projects on a selected development problem.
Method of Evaluation:
Mid-term Examination (40%),
Seminar Presentation and Project Report (60%)

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