The Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) announced its 2012-13 Programme for Working Professionals in Urban Development (PWP-UD), India’s first interdisciplinary, practice-based, full-time, certificate programme. The PWP-UD 2012-13 will run from October, 2012 to June, 2013.
The PWP-UD is for early and mid-career professionals from any disciplinary background with interest in South Asian urban development, who wish to augment their capabilities and professional worth, add value to existing careers or future career tracks, and who wish to participate in this tremendous urban transformation.
The PWP-UD begins with a Foundation Term that introduces key concepts, tools, trends and debates on urban development. This is followed by two specialised Concentration tracks of high transformational potential and career opportunity:
(a) Economic Development, Land, and Housing
(b) Infrastructure Services and Urban Sustainability
The PWP-UD also offers a series of Skill Labs and Practica, to enable participants to acquire skills, tools and methods vital to urban practice. Students will also get an opportunity to conduct personalised research and practise through a 6-week faculty-guided individual project, and, a faculty curated 3-week long set of exposure visits to the diverse and challenging reality of national and international urban contexts. The course will be conducted at IIHS’ new Bangalore city campus.
All applicants must at least have a Bachelor’s Degree (in any discipline) with at least 3 years of work experience; OR a Master’s Degree (in any discipline) with at least 2 years of work experience; OR a PhD or be a Doctoral Candidate with research and teaching experience directly relevant or applicable to urban issues.
India (INR) 290,000 750,000
Other SAARC Countries (USD) 5,500 9,000
International (non-SAARC) (USD) 14,000 14,000
Scholarships will be available on the basis of demonstrated need. Non-profit and civil society organisations may contact IIHS for sponsorships.
For those who wish to apply for the course, please note the deadline for the third stage of admissions is Friday, 14th September 2012
Applicants who have applied in the second stage will be informed of the admission committee’s decision by September 14th, 2012.
Please visit www.iihs.co.in/
For more details contact Sathish Selvakumar, IIHS, +91-99001-15247
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