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TERI University

M.A. (Sustainable Development Practice)

Programme outline

Year Courses Credits Duration*
First year
1st semester 7 core courses 20 15 weeks
2nd semester 7 core courses 20 15 weeks
Summer Internship 8 weeks
Second year
3rd semester 3 core courses + 3 electives 19 15 weeks
4th semester Final project 16 20 weeks

* Does not include mid and end-semester breaks and evaluation schedules (based on major and minor tests and assignments)


Course details

Semester 1
Course No. Course title Type Number of credits No. of lectures-tutorial-practical Course coordinator
MPD 143 Principles of economics Core 3 34-8-0Dr Gopal K Sarangi
MPD 127 Perspectives on development Core 1 14-0-0Dr Venkataraman L N
MPD 173 Social research methods Core 4 29-12-30Dr Swarup Dutta
MPD 111 Quantitative analysis for development practice Core 3 20-12-20Dr Prashant Kumar Singh
MPD 101 Integrated approaches to sustainable development practice Core 3 14-28-0Dr Swarup Dutta
MPD 135 Application of environmental science Core 3 18-8-32Prof V Subramanian
MPD 185 Organisational behaviour and human resource management for non-profit organisations Core 3 22-17-3Ms Neha Suri
NRE 165 Introduction to sustainable development Core 1 14-0-0Dr Mala Narang Reddy

Semester 2
Course No. Course title Type Number of credits No. of lectures-tutorial-practical Course coordinator
MPD 153 Management of development organizations Core 3 23-15-8Dr Venkataraman L N
MPD 124 Population and health: Techniques of analysis policy perspectives Core 3 28-9-10Dr Prashant Kumar Singh
MPD 152 Law, society and sustainable development Core 3 26-16-0Dr M P Ram Mohan
MPD 126 Key concepts of cultural and political ecology Core 2 24-4-0Dr Swarup Dutta
MPD 102 Group practicum 2 Core 4 7-7-84Dr Smriti Das
MPD 145 Integrated impact assessment Core 2 21-7-0Prof V Subramanian
MPD 147 Development economics Core 3 36-6-0Dr Gopal K Sarangi
NRE 172 Principles of geoinformatics Elective 3 25-3-28

Semester 3
Course No. Course title Type Number of credits No. of lectures-tutorial-practical Course coordinator
MPD 129 Project design and management for sustainable development practice Core 4 42-8-12Prof G Krishnamurthi
MPD 161 Public policy processes and institutions Core 3 32-10-0Dr Smriti Das
MPD 122 Public health and development: Issues and methods Core 3 30-6-6Dr Prashant Kumar Singh
PPS 132 Development theories and processes Elective 3 34-8-0Dr Venkataraman L N
NRE 175 Geoinformatics for resource management Elective 4 28-6-44
MPE 125 Ecological Economics Elective 3 28-14-0
PPM 163 Sustainability Reporting and CSR Elective 3 20-22-0
NRE 168 Food security and agriculture Elective 3 23-16-7Dr Chubamenla Jamir
MEU 167 Urban Development Policies and Programmes Elective 3 34-8-0Dr Bhawna Bali
NRE 167 Integrated watershed management Elective 3
NRE 149 Governance and management of natural resources Elective 3 32-10-0Dr Smriti Das
NRE 155 Environmental law and policy Elective 3 42-0-0
MPL 153 Law and justice in globalizing world Elective 3 42-0-0
MPD 183 ICT for sustainable development Elective 3 28-14-0Dr Sapna Narula

Semester 4
Course No. Course title Type Number of credits No. of lectures-tutorial-practical Course coordinator
MPD 104 Final project Core 16 Dr Gopal K Sarangi

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