Masters Programmes in Education and in Development 2013-15

Azim Premji University Masters Programmes in Education and in Development 2013-15

Azim Premji University is committed to developing leaders in Education and in Development, who are passionate, aware and capable. Our students experience a vibrant learning environment with:

* Effective integration of theory and practice that informs the curriculum, learning processes and institutional design

* Deeply committed faculty group of leading academicians and field practitioners in education and development

* Challenging yet supportive culture of inquiry and discovery with strong cross-disciplinary exposure that builds skills, fosters perspectives and develops sensitivity to social issues

Applications invited from working professionals & fresh graduates to Masters' Programmes 2013-15

Master of Arts in Education: 2 Years

A post-graduate degree that prepares competent and passionate professionals for the Indian education sector. The curriculum aims for conceptual rigour and practical understanding of the various disciplines that contribute to education studies. Students may choose to specialize in areas like Curriculum & Pedagogy or School Leadership & Management or alternatively pursue a balanced general programme.

Master of Arts in Development: 2 Years

India needs a large number of professionals who understand the challenges of development and are eager to contribute meaningfully. The programme is inter-disciplinary and has a strong field practice component that builds on a thorough understanding of the Indian social, political and economic context. Students have the opportunity to pursue a balanced general programme or specialize in areas such as: Public Policy, Livelihoods, Health & Nutrition or Law & Governance.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has endorsed the degree programmes under Section 22F.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

M.A. (Education) and M.A. (Development): Bachelor's Degree in any discipline. Candidates with work experience are actively encouraged to apply to both these programmes.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES & PLACEMENT SUPPORT India's quest for inclusive development is rapidly creating and expanding opportunities for specialized talent in the social sector. This is driven by large scale government interventions and increasing Civil Society, NGO and corporate engagements. Renewed focus on improving school education is creating a demand for people with expertise in various areas of education e.g. teacher education, curriculum & pedagogy, education leadership. Equally, other critical areas of human development (e.g. health, livelihoods, ecology, governance) need very large numbers of capable and committed professionals.

Students can look forward to a variety of roles in organisations engaged in grass roots level work, academia, policy think tanks, politics, government programmes, multilateral agencies, corporate social responsibility functions of companies, funding organisations, social entrepreneurship and media. The University's Placement Cell works with many

such organizations to create career opportunities for students through campus and off-campus placements.

Azim Premji Foundation itself plans to recruit over 3000 people over the next 5 years. Students of the University will have the opportunity to be considered for employment at the Foundation in the final semester of their programme. In addition the Foundation will consider candidates with at least 2 years of work experience for employment at the time of admissions, if they have an interest. Selected candidates can join the Foundation on successful completion of their University programme.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Educational Loans: available for all students to cover partial/full tuition fees and living expenses. Support for loan repayment is offered to students who join the social sector or pursue higher education in related domains.

Scholarships: available for students who meet the economic eligibility criteria. Additional financial support: available for working professionals, in a few specific cases, who are working in the not-for-profit sector (min. 2 years of work experience). Financial assistance schemes may also be available for other working professionals based on eligibility criteria.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Selection based on national written test at 36 centres across India on Sunday, February 24,2013 and personal interviews. Further details are available on the University website.

Last date for receipt of completed application forms February 8,2013.

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Azim Premji University Masters Programmes in Education and in Development 2013-15