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TERI University to Launch New Course
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TERI University will launch a new programme namely MA in Sustainable Development Practice, from the ensuing session commencing from July 2010.


Last Updated: 2010-03-10T03:21:25+05:30

TERI University to Launch New Course

New Delhi: TERI University is all set to launch a new programme namely MA in Sustainable Development Practice, from the upcoming session commencing from July 2010. It is one of the 10 Universities globally selected by the John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation to introduce this degree. The programme is open for both fresh graduates and experienced professionals, with an initial intake capacity of 30 students.
 
The new programme launched is an interdisciplinary one in which students can choose courses from social sciences, natural sciences and engineering, management sciences and health care sciences. Another feature is its practical orientation. In every semester, students will spend some time with NGOs, policy makers, development agencies or corporate houses. The last semesters will comprise of only field visits and a project.

The University aims at capacity-building for the development organizations. To meet this objective, the university has created a consortium of universities and institutions, namely TERI, North Carolina University, the School of Development Studies at the University of East Anglia (England), United Nations University (Japan), Basque Centre for Climate Change (Spain) and Public Health Foundation of India (Delhi). Further, their curriculum is case studies-centric and teachers will facilitate learning through peer interactions.
- By Raihan Hassan
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