University course on gender, culture and development studiesEducation, News — By The Desk on June 8, 2011 at 11:18 AM
Times of India: Those students and professionals who are interested in finding out how subjects of gender, culture and development are related can enroll for the master’s programme in gender, culture and development studies.
Admissions will begin mid-June for the course run by the Krantijyoti Savitribai Phule Women’s Studies Centre in the university. The course was launched a year ago by the Centre. Sharmila Rege, director, Women’s Studies Centre, said: “It is different from other postgraduate courses in the social sciences and humanities, as it brings together the three fields of gender studies, culture studies and development studies into one cohesive postgraduate programme, thereby exploring the inter-linkages between the three.
The course content, pedagogical practices followed in the classroom, skills imparted, internships (all the students are offered block placements/internships in organisations involved in the social, media, and development sector) enhance career prospects.”
The inter-disciplinary course would prove a value addition to professionals and students including academicians, researchers, media and management professionals, government employees engaged in women and child welfare, those working on development issues with NGOs, etc.