IIT Bombay has launched a one-year Master in Development Practice (MDP) program, the registration process of which started in the second week of May. Those who are interested and eligible to apply can do so on the official website – www.iitb.ac.in. The last application date is June 19.
The Center for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas (CTARA) of IIT Bombay will commence this academic course in the last week of July. It is being introduced in response to the demand from development cooperation stakeholders for an academic program for professionals working in the development sector. According to the Technical Institute, CTARA has a long history of training development professionals and practitioners.
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The MDP program will be conducted primarily online, with some in-person sessions held on campus for a few weeks. The lectures would take place in the evenings and on weekends over two semesters of approximately 14 weeks each. There will also be a 6 week summer period for a field project.
Qualifications required for the course:
Professionals with a four-year degree in engineering, technology, planning or architecture, or a 5-year master’s degree in natural sciences, and at least 24 months of cumulative hands-on experience in the development sector are eligible for the new curriculum. If you are employed, you will need a certificate of experience and a letter of recommendation from your employer.
The selection and admission process involves submitting a formal application with the required documents and certificates. The selection will be based on the candidate’s application form, Statement of Purpose (SoP), written assignments and interviews. The selection test/interviews will take place on 1 and 2 July.
The full program cost is Rs. 3,000,000, payable in two installments at the beginning of each of the two semesters. In addition, it should be noted that IIT Bombay will not provide financial aid or dormitories to students enrolled in this program.
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