M.A Sustainable Development Practice

TERI University
In New Delhi

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  • Master
  • New delhi
  • Duration:
    2 Years

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New Delhi
Plot No. 10 Institutional Area Vasant Kunj, 110070, Delhi, India
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The TERI University offers number of courses one of the course is M.A Sustainable Development Practice.

The MA (Sustainable Development Practice) aims to develop an international cadre of development professionals, well-equipped to tackle, beyond cultural boundaries and across sectoral divisions, the interwoven challenges of extreme poverty, disease, climate change and ecosystem vulnerability, specific to the region. The programme has a strong cross-disciplinary cross-sectoral orientation and a practice focus. It draws on the teaching and research expertise of international leaders from numerous areas. It seeks to enhance knowledge and skills necessary to achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals and promote best practice in the development sector. The MA (SDP) offers preparatory and mid-term seminars and workshops on basic subjects like communication skills and advanced quantitative techniques to enable students from diverse backgrounds to cope with the intensive coursework.

Semester 1

1. Global Classroom: integrated approaches to SD
2. Basics in environmental science I
3. Basics in environmental science II
4. Global Health I
5. Economic and policy analysis
6. Science, technology and sustainable development
7. Workshop on Qualitative Research Methods
8. Group practicum 1

Semester 2

1. Global public health II
2. Macroeconomic policy and sustainable development
3. Cultural ecology and development
4. Public policy processes and institutions
5. Management functions and organizational behaviour
6. Foundations of finance
7. Group practicum 2


Semester 3

1. Methodology and epistemology
2. International development practice
3. Integrated impact assessment
4. Geo-informatics for natural resource management
5. Education and learning for sustainable development
6. Group practicum 3

Semester 4 (24 Credits)
(3 electives from any one area of concentration)

Area of concentration: CLIMATE CHANGE
1. Science and policy of climate change
2. Economics of climate change
3. Carbon finance
4. Group practicum 4

Area of concentration: INFRASTRUCTURE
1. Impact Assessment of Infrastructure Development
2. Infrastructure Economics
3. Financing infrastructure projects
4. Group practicum 4

Area of concentration: URBAN GOVERNANCE
1. Urbanization and Development
2. Urban Infrastructure and Services
3. Urban Policies, Regulations, and Governance
4. Group practicum 4

Area of concentration: RENEWABLE ENERGY
1. Rural Energy
2. Distributed Power
3. Clean Development Mechanisms
4. Group practicum 4

1. Sustainable agricultural production
2. Agricultural biotechnology I
3. Agricultural biotechnology II
4. Group practicum

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