19 October, 2019

Jorhat
Regional Centre

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Programmes

Master of Arts Gender and Development Studies (MAGD)

Minimum Duration: 2 Years
Maximum Duration: 5 Years
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar

Eligibility:

 Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University.

 This programme is likely to be of interest to academics and researchers; trainers, facilitators, supervisors; staff

of organizations working in the area of gender and development; government personnel; personnel working in
banks and financial institutions.
Development policies and practices have a differential impact on women and men. This necessitates an understanding
of the “gender gap” in access to resources, privileges, entitlements and choices. Consensus has evolved around
the need to explore the “gender gap” in key development sectors and how this gap can be bridged. There is now
greater emphasis on mainstreaming gender perspectives into the development process. This will contribute to
building a gender-sensitive rubric of development, recasting development theory and action in the “direction of
improved living standards, socially responsible management and use of resources, elimination of gender subordination
and socioeconomic inequality as well as to promote the organizational restructuring required to bring about
desirable change.”
Exploration of gender issues has become an important activity for most non-governmental organizations. Increasing
emphasis is being laid in Governmental agencies on establishing gender-differential impacts and taking positive,
affirmative action towards gender equality and equity. It is now widely acknowledged that gender considerations
need to be reflected in all development plans, programmes and policies. There is growing concern over the
isolation of women in so-called “soft” sectors in education, employment and development rather than mainstreaming
gender concerns across all organizations, institutions and activities. While the concerns are clearly articulated, national goals and the UN millennium/sustainable development goals cannot be achieved without concrete effort
towards gender equality.
Achieving gender equality and gender equity requires multi-pronged approaches and strategies. One of the key
approaches and strategies revolves around design and development of suitable educational programmes that equip
practitioners and policy makers with the requisite knowledge and skills to make a valuable contribution in this
sphere. The Master’s/ Postgraduate Diploma programmes would make an excellent foundation for analyzing,
critically assessing existing development interventions and promoting gender-sensitive/gender-based research and
action. The strong focus envisaged on positive affirmative action would be of considerable significance.
 
Fee Structure: Rs. 5,400/- (Per year)

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