Development Planning Management and Innovation

Course Code
Number of Credits
Description/Course Objective
ED93.01 Development Policy and Practice
The main objective of the course is to focus on the key development challenges of the developing countries. It deals with the concepts and theories of development, poverty analysis, problems of education, health, aid, role of NGOs and civil society in development. It will equip students with insights on the challenges of development and formulating policies to address them. Aug Sem
ED93.02 Agricultural Development and Social Innovation
This course aims to introduce to the students (i) how the agricultural sector changes over time, interacting with policies in both the farm and nonfarm sectors, (ii) the role of agriculture and the important development indicators for agricultural development planning, (iii) sustainable agriculture practices for long-term sustainability and environmental quality, and (iv) the role of science, technology and society in agriculture development and social innovation. Aug Sem
ED93.03 Development Project Planning and Management
This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of key concepts and essential skills to effective project development and management in development affairs. It aims to help students develop knowledge and skills in planning, designing, implementing, managing and evaluating projects. Jan Sem
ED93.04 Development Planning Workshop
The course provides conceptual framework, techniques and methodology in regional development planning to analyze problems and formulate a local development plan and project proposals of the study area, involving the active participation of people at the grassroots level. Jan Sem
ED93.05 Community Development Planning and Management
This course aims at discussing the current debates on community focused development and ways to improve the lives of the marginalised people/ communities. This course focuses on current policies and practices of public and private sectors on marginalized community. Jan Sem
ED93.06 Innovation and Sustainable Development
This course explores the ways in which knowledge and innovation impact development and social change. It offers students to analyze multi-faceted dimensions of innovation and sustainability and their linkages to apply into best practices for societal needs. It evaluates the relationship between SDGs, community problems and current sustainable and social solutions to serve as a starting point for developing new solutions. Jan Sem
ED93.07 Information & Communication Technologies for Development
The objective of this course is to make understanding and to evaluate  the opportunities and challenges presented to society with the transformation of information and communication technologies (ICTs), particularly with regards to developing regions and marginalized groups. Jan Sem
ED93.08 Managing Disparities
This course aims to help the students to understand the conceptual and theoretical foundations of disparities in the context of national and regional development with case studies from Asian countries. This course focuses on the challenges and opportunities for planners/professionals to identify appropriate policy measures and programs in bringing balanced development. InterSem
ED93.9001 Selected Topic: Governance and Socio-ecological Systems
The course aims to describe the interdisciplinary perspective of adaptive governance in the light of complex socio-ecological and environmental change and transformation and help the students to analyze the resilience and adaptive capacity building can be examined from the local, national and regional perspective.. Aug Sem