We encourage students from all subjects and disciplines to apply for this Masters course in Land and Livelihood Studies. There are no subject-based restrictions. Minimum eligibility is a three or four year undergraduate degree in any subject.
Yes, it is a full time two-year postgraduate program and will be conducted at the Srishti campus in Bangalore.
No, you do not need any special preparation for the entrance test. It is a test that assesses your general knowledge, and thinking skills.
For the portfolio, you need to submit samples of any creative work that you have done. Creative work can include writing. You can submit your undergraduate thesis, and written reports of any internship you may have participated in. Please email the course coordinator if you need further clarifications.
Information on the fee structure for this program will be published in the Admissions section of this website.
Please download the prospectus on the course page to learn about course content.
Currently there is no other Masters course in the country that combines design thinking with social science thinking. This course is different in both curriculum and course structure. In the curriculum we have included theories and fundamentals, as well as applied, hands-on and real-world learning, all in equal measure. This difference in curriculum is reflected in our course structure. We focus on learning through informed interaction in seminars, exploration, making with hands, and collaboration.
This Masters course will equip you to be prepared for the real world with adequate preparation in fundamentals, theories, and a feel for how people work and interact in the real world. Moreover the curriculum provides enough space for you to discover your own potential and thereby build self-confidence. These aspects will provide you with an edge over your peers.
Firstly, irrespective of the subjects you studied in your undergraduate program, if you have an interest in exploring, and really want a taste of what it means to enjoy learning, then you can consider this Masters course. Secondly, if you have even for a moment wondered about the world we live in, and diversity of lives that populate this world, and want a career that allows you to interact with people and environment in a real way, then you must consider this course. Thirdly, if you have a desire to improve environment and society, through the work you do, then this course is for you.